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World Food Day 2017 – Asia-Pacific Regional Event

On Monday, 16 October, FAO’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific will observe the 37th World Food Day during a ceremony at its Bangkok premises.

Date: 16 Oct 2017

India outlaws marital sex with minors in bid to protect child brides

India's Supreme Court has struck down a legal clause that allowed men to engage in non-consensual marital sex with girls as young as 15.

Date: 13 Oct 2017

Richard Thaler wins 2017 Nobel economics prize

Richard Thaler has won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, rounding off this year's Nobel awards. Although not one of Alfred Nobel's original awards, it is widely seen as equal in honor.

Date: 10 Oct 2017

Who is Fridtjof Nansen, the subject of today’s Google Doodle ?

This 1922 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate led one of the most interesting lives in the 19th-20th centuries.

Date: 10 Oct 2017

Economics Nobel prize goes to Richard H. Thaler

The American's research was on how human traits systematically affect individual decisions as well as market outcomes.

Date: 09 Oct 2017

India's lowest caste fights discrimination with mustache selfies

Members of India's lowest Dalit caste are fighting against discrimination by posting "mustache selfies" on social media.

Date: 09 Oct 2017

Anti-nuclear weapons group wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons has been awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo.

Date: 06 Oct 2017

Farm Education: How to make our agricultural universities perform – like in the sixties

The ICAR should be given statutory powers to regulate and set minimum standards for varsities similar to Medical, Dental, or Bar Council of India.

Date: 05 Oct 2017

Indian languages face extinction

Recently, the Telangana government has decided to make all educational institutions, both in private and public, teach Telugu as a compulsory subject from Classes 1 to 12. The government also made it clear that only those educational institutions teaching Telugu as a compulsory subject would be g...

Date: 04 Oct 2017

Southeast Asia faces more currency risk than rest of region, World Bank says

Lender raises growth forecasts for China, Malaysia, Thailand. Other risks include budget deficits, geopolitical tensions

Date: 04 Oct 2017
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