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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...

-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.

-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.

-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.

-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.

-14 Jun 2017

Current Affairs
Impact of the Draft Central Labour Codes 2017 on CHWs in India
Ashas, the lowest rung of contracted full-time community health workers, face irregular pay and lack social security. Will the draft Central Code on Labour enable their regularization and a fixed wage payment? The air is still unclear....
Kavita Bhatia

Book Reviews
Book Review : Other Women, Other Lives
Book Review of We Are All Revolutionaries Here: Militarism, Political Islam and Gender in Pakistan, By Aneela Zeb Babar; Sage Yoda Press, Pp.196, Rs 695....
Meena Menon

Current Affairs
Public Health Care: Too Far, Too Little For Assam’s Riverine Islanders
Who is the public health system actually catering to, if not these vulnerable women and children of the riverine islanders who actually are in dire need of these services? Do they not come under the MDG goal umbrella?...
Anjali Paul
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