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Covid-19 vaccines: Delhi NGOs help transgenders overcome discrimination & distrust

Covid-19 vaccines: Delhi NGOs help transgenders overcome discrimination & distrust

September 17, 2021

For the first time since the pandemic hit India and especially after the deadly second wave earlier this year, that left the capital anxious and panicked as it struggled against a virus that left thousands dead every day, Tanvi, is feeling a bit relaxed. The 30-year-old transgend...

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Artists break barriers with beatboxing in India

Artists break barriers with beatboxing in India

September 16, 2021

Beat boxing finds its contemporary roots in the hip hop subculture in 1980s in America. Though it took over three decades to reach India, the art has been gaining ground here over the past few years. Now it is widely spreading in mainstream cultural art by using different musical...

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Indian diaspora strides ahead in US research sector

Indian diaspora strides ahead in US research sector

September 16, 2021

The global rush to manufacture vaccines since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic has hugely reiterated the immense importance for each country to possess a vibrant scientific research and development ecosystem. For decades, the United States has held the leadership in this domain...

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Protecting environment a dangerous activity in India

Protecting environment a dangerous activity in India

September 15, 2021

On July 7, 2012, Ramesh Agarwal, environment and transparency activist who runs an internet café in Raigarh in central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, had just wound up his lunch when a few persons entered his office and engaged him in small talk. Before he could gather his wits, ...

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Need to regulate human invasion of Space

Need to regulate human invasion of Space

September 14, 2021

For long, it was the purview of the government to decide who would get to the space. But no longer so. Now, almost anyone who can afford to pay for it seems to be getting a ticket. For instance, in the matter of a few weeks, after Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos, another billionai...

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As US abortion ban sparks fierce backlash, India forges ahead in reproductive rights

As US abortion ban sparks fierce backlash, India forges ahead in reproductive rights

September 13, 2021

In 2012, an Ireland-based Indian dentist, Savita Halappanavar, made international headlines after she died due to complications caused by a septic miscarriage when, despite going through a previously life-threatening incident, her request for an abortion was denied on legal groun...

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20 years after 9/11 attacks: War on terror turns full circle

20 years after 9/11 attacks: War on terror turns full circle

September 11, 2021

As the world marks 20th anniversary of the dramatic terror attacks in the United States, the earth seems to have come a full circle, metaphorically speaking. Before the 9/11 terror attacks, the Taliban was firmly in charge of Afghanistan, that had been for a while the wild west o...

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World Suicide Prevention Day 2021: 20 attempted suicides for each death by suicide

World Suicide Prevention Day 2021: 20 attempted suicides for each death by suicide

September 10, 2021

The numbers are frightening enough, even though they remain the tip of the iceberg. One in every five suicides in the world takes place in India. According to the World Health Organisation, over 700,000 deaths by suicide occurred in 2019 across the world. Data provided by the Nat...

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Indian economy: Pandemic recovery long way off

Indian economy: Pandemic recovery long way off

September 8, 2021

On August 31, the Union finance ministry tweeted a self-congratulatory message saying its prediction of a V-shaped, or very rapid, recovery in the Indian economy had come true as the Gross Domestic Product in the first quarter, ending on June 30, 2021, spiked by 20.1 pc over the ...

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International Literacy Day 2021: Pandemic pushes progress back

International Literacy Day 2021: Pandemic pushes progress back

September 8, 2021

Established on September 8, 1966, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) introduced International Literacy Day to emphasise the importance of literacy for individuals as well as society in large and the need to focus on improving global literacy...

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Kisan Mahapanchayat: Farmers step up heat in poll-bound states

Kisan Mahapanchayat: Farmers step up heat in poll-bound states

September 7, 2021

The massive gathering of farmers organised in Muzaffarnagar on Sunday, that drew over 500,000 persons as well as leaders of 300 farmer unions from 15 states across India not only sent a clear message to the Uttar Pradesh government but the entire leadership of the Bharatiya Janat...

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National Nutrition Week 2021: Food remains missing from most Indian tables

National Nutrition Week 2021: Food remains missing from most Indian tables

September 6, 2021

Emerging as one of the poorest countries at the time of independence 74 years ago, India was also prone to famines. However, since then, the country had come a long way, lifting hundreds of millions of its people from near-starvation to domestic food adequacy. It had also made si...

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