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Spurious drugs: The story behind the story

Sarah Hodges, a historian by training recounts the tale of a ‘spurious drugs kingpin’ and his scandalous business empire of re-labelling and recirculating expired medicines in Chennai. At the time the story broke in the first half of 2010, questions of drugs safety dominated media headlines and pub...

Date: 19 Mar 2019

Gender Mainstreaming in Teacher Education शिक्षक शिक्षामा लैंगिक मूलप्रवाहीकरण

Mainstreaming gender in teacher education is crucial to promote gender equality, without which quality education cannot be achieved.

Date: 12 Mar 2019

Promising new directions for ending anti-LGBT bias and violence in schools

Dr. Byard will help us better understand the phenomenon of anti-LGBT violence and discrimination in schools, and to shed light on what measures can be adopted to create inclusive school environments for all.

Date: 12 Mar 2019

Workshop on Preventing the Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property held in Kuwait

UNESCO organized a workshop “Preventing the Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property” in Kuwait, on 18 and 19 February 2019. The workshop was organized as part of the National Capacity Building and Awareness Raising Programme, under the project “Preservation and Promotion of Kuwait’s Cultural Herita

Date: 12 Mar 2019

Reaching vulnerable populations with digital solutions

Despite advancements in the global literacy agenda, 750 million adults – two-thirds of whom are women – still lack basic reading and writing skills. The contribution of information and communication technology (ICT) to the achievement of youth and adult literacy – under the notion of ‘learning anywh...

Date: 18 Feb 2019

Paving the Way for a Global Sustainable Blue Economy: Launch of the MSPglobal Initiative

The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO and the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) of the European Commission launched their new joint initiative MSPglobal on 11-12 February 2019 in Paris, France.

Date: 18 Feb 2019

Why India needs an independent fiscal council

One standout feature in much of the discussion around the Union budget this year—both before and after the budget—has been the concern with the credibility of the budget numbers.

Date: 11 Feb 2019

‘Jobs report can’t be called a draft, it is final once I approve it’

P.C. Mohanan resigned as acting chairman of the National Statistical Commission (NSC) last month in protest against the government allegedly suppressing the release of the unemployment survey conducted by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO).

Date: 11 Feb 2019

Opinion: Budget for low income, middle class taxpayers

Reasonably good budget particularly for those with lower levels of income. The increase in the limit for TDS on bank interest will reduce the woes of senior citizens, persons with incomes below the taxable limit

Date: 04 Feb 2019

This entire idea of direct cash transfer to farmers is stupid: Abhijit Sen

If you want to give a cash benefit, do it without distinguishing between farmers and non-farmers. A toothless NITI Aayog is trying to flex its muscles on India’s statistical system. And in doing so, it is destroying its credibility

Date: 04 Feb 2019
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