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Basic income key in battling coronavirus pandemic, says UNDP

Basic income key in battling coronavirus pandemic, says UNDP

July 25, 2020

A well-targetted basic income for the poor could play a key role in stemming the advance of the coronavirus pandemic, says UN. In India, it could help in preventing reversal of decade-long gains in poverty eradication.

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HDI 2019: India continues to trawl the bottom

HDI 2019: India continues to trawl the bottom

December 11, 2019

The extent of gender inequality prevailing in India was highlighted in the Gender Development Index, where India ranked lowly at 122 out of 162 countries, showing that the discriminatory attitude was widespread in the country with severe inequalities in three main areas - reprodu...

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A Bright Spot of International Cooperation

A Bright Spot of International Cooperation

May 31, 2018

The International Solar Alliance (ISA), an international partnership for promotion of solar power in the world, is essentially an Indo-French initiative and its first summit was held in New Delhi in March 2018 on the occasion of the state visit by the French President, reinforcin...

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The smoky future of the tobacco farmers in India

The smoky future of the tobacco farmers in India

June 1, 2017

‘At the crossroads of life and livelihood’ was a perfect name given to a study done on India's tobacco industry; the second largest in the world after China. As the country endorses campaigns against the consumption of tobacco, the alternative employment for workers remains t...

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India ranks 131 on UN’s Human Development Index

India ranks 131 on UN’s Human Development Index

March 23, 2017

India, the third largest Asian economy, ranks a 'medium' 131 on the Human Development Index. Showing evident progress in sects like life expectancy at birth, the report also talks of job creation among other things.

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Environmental issues in New Delhi

Environmental issues in New Delhi

June 6, 2016

To address the environmental issues prevailing in the capital like trafficking of wildlife, reduced forest cover, increasing pollution and more, the city of New Delhi decided to try to walk on the green road.

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Employment challenges

Employment challenges

April 28, 2016

According to United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), India will witness a major shortage of jobs in the next 35 years. As per a report released by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on April 27, 2016, India will face employment problems in the future and there will ...

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