Rural Bangladeshi women show how to cut dependence on forest

Climate change is putting increasing levels of stress on Bangladesh’s forests, wetlands and other ecosystems but there are shining examples in rural life where women are cutting dependence on forests through alternative income generation.

Date: 19 Apr 2017

HIV Bill passed; concerns over access to treatment remain

New laws to protect AIDS patients and those afflicted with HIV will soon come into force, as the Lok Sabha passed the relevant Bill on Tuesday. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014, provides a legislative framework...

Date: 12 Apr 2017

Depression is preventable and curable: World Health Day

On World Health Day, WHO wants to create awareness about depression. For those with depression, that they are not alone, that is actually something many others are struggling with; but also for all of us that we have a role in this.

Date: 07 Apr 2017

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 6 April as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace to celebrate the contribution of sports and physical activity to education, human development, healthy lifestyles and a peaceful world. Since then, the date has been inserted i...

Date: 06 Apr 2017

List of top educational institutions in HRD ministry’s rankings

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore is India’s best university followed by Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University and Banaras Hindu University, a nationwide government ranking said on Monday.The India rankings 2017 were done under the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) that considered m...

Date: 04 Apr 2017

Development plan launched to boost South Asian economy by $70bn

The plan, centred on economic and trade cooperation, serves as a roadmap for development in the world’s most rapidly growing region, where a young population, natural resources and strong domestic demand add up to immense economic potential.

Date: 04 Apr 2017

Planning to buy TV or fridge in exchange offer? GST will make you pay more

Those buying goods at prices lower than prevalent market rates in exchange offers for older items, a practice popular in the consumer durables and electronics sectors, might have to shell out more in the goods and services tax (GST) regime.

Date: 04 Apr 2017

GST bills passed in Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed four Bills, relating to the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), following a marathon nine-hour debate.

Date: 30 Mar 2017

Humane approach in Mental Healthcare Bill 2016

The Lok Sabha has passed the new Mental Healthcare Bill 2016 which decriminalises attempt to suicide and bans the use of electric shock therapy for treating children with mental illness.

Date: 29 Mar 2017

UGC releases list of 23 fake universities in India

The University Grants Commission has said that there are 23 fake universities in the country, out of which seven are in the national capital.

Date: 22 Mar 2017