World poverty could be cut in half if all adults completed secondary education

A new UNESCO policy paper shows that the global poverty rate could be more than halved if all adults completed secondary school. Yet, new data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) show persistently high out-of-school rates in many countries, making it likely that completion levels in educa...

Date: 22 Jun 2017

UGC asks universities to send reports, photos and video clips of yoga day events

In a fresh communication to varsities, the UGC has asked them "to submit details of the programmes conducted in a prescribed format and upload videos and photographs as well.

Date: 21 Jun 2017

Invaluable gift of India to the world: Yoga

Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. It embodies the unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being: PM Narendra Modi on International Yoga Day.

Date: 21 Jun 2017

Meena Menon’s book “Reporting Pakistan” launched

The book is an exploration of her nine month stint as The Hindu’s foreign correspondent in Pakistan.

Date: 16 Jun 2017

Study shows women’s rights and inheritance not adequately protected

The report, titled ‘Power and Potential’ and published by Rights and Resources Initiative, surveyed women belonging to “Scheduled Tribe and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers” communities in the country and showed that women lack legal security.

Date: 14 Jun 2017

Lower production could spike vegetables prices in coming months

Production of vegetables is estimated to be around 168.6 million tonnes which is marginally lower by 0.3 per cent than the previous year, according to the agriculture ministry's first advance estimates of horticulture crops.

Date: 08 Jun 2017

Farmers firm on state bandh today

Various farmers' organisations held separate meetings in Nashik, Ahmednagar and Sangli and decided to go ahead with the bandh as had been announced last week.The NCP , Congress and BJP's allies Shiv Sena and Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana have supported the bandh.

Date: 08 Jun 2017

World Environment Day: Despite increasing green cover, India is losing its forests

Between 1880 and 2013 India lost about 40% of its forest cover. Today, 24% of its area is under forests or 7 lakh sq km, according to government data. The area under forest and tree cover has grown by 5,081 sq km between 2013 and 2015.

Date: 05 Jun 2017

Rules on prevention of cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Market) to ensure welfare of Animals & Protect Animals from Cruelty: Environment Ministry

The basic purpose of the Rule is to ensure welfare of the animals in the cattle market and ensure adequate facilities for housing, feeding, feed storage area, water supply, water troughs, ramps, enclosures for sick animals, veterinary care and proper drainage etc. To facilitate this, two Committees...

Date: 31 May 2017

Sexual Violence as a “Threat to Security and Durable Peace”

UN officials, member states, and civil society representatives came together during a Security Council debate to discuss the pervasive issues, challenges, and solutions surrounding conflict-related sexual violence.

Date: 22 May 2017