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The Alston Report: How misleading statistics have been used to create a sense of triumphalism over global poverty
World

The Alston Report: How misleading statistics have been used to create a sense of triumphalism over global poverty

If we were to increase the poverty line to a fairer standard of $5.5 Rs 413), we would find that the number of people under poverty has remained more or less stagnant, decreasing negligibly from 3.5 to 3.4 billion.

World Population Day 2020: How COVID-19 pandemic disrupted sexual and reproductive health services for women
Health

World Population Day 2020: How COVID-19 pandemic disrupted sexual and reproductive health services for women

According to a UNFPA report, around 7 million unintended pregnancies are expected to occur if the COVID-19 lockdown carries on for six months and there are major disruptions to health services

India has expanded food security net, made strides in education and sanitation but gender equality, health need more attention
India

India has expanded food security net, made strides in education and sanitation but gender equality, health need more attention

In rural India, 36.52 percent population was getting a safe piped water supply in 2017 and it has increased to 40.50 percent in December 2019.

Fixing India’s cities needs cutting the Gordian Knot: Failure, inaction are roadblocks to leveraging urbanisation for good
India

Fixing India’s cities needs cutting the Gordian Knot: Failure, inaction are roadblocks to leveraging urbanisation for good

The Government of India needs to build whole-of-system capacity for urban transformation, ensuring that all urban actors learn about complexity and understand the city as a ‘system of systems’. It is imperative that we work collectively to cut the Gordian Knot – abandon the dogmas that confuse and confound us – and secure a sustainable, just and equitable urban future for all.

Composite PMI for December sends positive signal, disinvestment of 3 PSUs on slow mode; all this and more on Moneycontrol Pro
Business

Composite PMI for December sends positive signal, disinvestment of 3 PSUs on slow mode; all this and more on Moneycontrol Pro

The seasonally adjusted PMI bottomed out in October and has gone up in both November and December.

Kerala retains top spot on NITI Aayog’s SDG Index; Himachal Pradesh, Andhra, Tamil Nadu follow, Bihar lags behind
India

Kerala retains top spot on NITI Aayog’s SDG Index; Himachal Pradesh, Andhra, Tamil Nadu follow, Bihar lags behind

Kerala retained the top rank while Bihar was adjudged as the worst performer in the NITI Aayog's SDG India Index 2019, which evaluates the progress of states and Union Territories on social, economic, and environmental parameters, as per a report released on Monday.

World Toilet Day 2019: 5 diseases that may become a thing of the past when India is 100% open-defecation free
Health

World Toilet Day 2019: 5 diseases that may become a thing of the past when India is 100% open-defecation free

9% of deaths among children under 5 can be attributed to diarrhoea - the pathogens that cause diarrhoea are transmitted through the oral-faecal route.

Mother Teresa Memorial Awards 2019: International and national social crusaders to be recognised at prestigous award ceremony
India

Mother Teresa Memorial Awards 2019: International and national social crusaders to be recognised at prestigous award ceremony

Every year, Harmony Foundation focuses on a theme, which for 2019 is Combating Contemporary Forms of Slavery

WEF's 2020 Davos meeting to focus on cohesive, sustainable world; 50th meeting to focus on stakeholder capitalism
Business

WEF's 2020 Davos meeting to focus on cohesive, sustainable world; 50th meeting to focus on stakeholder capitalism

While the names of the participants would be known by next month, the WEF announced on Thursday that the theme of its 50th Davos summit would be "Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World".

International Day of Older Persons 2019: India warming up to retirement communities but country in dire need of infra, support systems for elderly
India

International Day of Older Persons 2019: India warming up to retirement communities but country in dire need of infra, support systems for elderly

Although 1 October is being celebrated as the United Nations International Day of Older Persons every year since 1990, it is disheartening that we remain quite comfortably numb towards the special mental, physical and nutritional requirements of our senior citizens at large.

Social Progress Index 2019 reveals progress in sustainable development goals too slow, threatens chances of fulfilling 2030 agenda
Business

Social Progress Index 2019 reveals progress in sustainable development goals too slow, threatens chances of fulfilling 2030 agenda

Social Progress Index captures outcomes related to all 17 Sustainable Development Goals and is a comprehensive snapshot of a country’s overall progress towards the achievement of the goals.

Greta Thunberg reaches New York to a staggering welcome following 3,000-mile journey by sailboat
News & Analysis

Greta Thunberg reaches New York to a staggering welcome following 3,000-mile journey by sailboat

She is in New York to attend and speak at the United Nations Climate Action Summit next month.

Aiming for a green revolution, UN FAO calls to adopt climate-sensitive innovation, tech
science

Aiming for a green revolution, UN FAO calls to adopt climate-sensitive innovation, tech

The UN body announced that healthy diets resilient to climate shocks & supportive of biodiversity is a dire need.

World Food Safety Day 2019: Ending hunger, preventing disease, promoting sustainable agriculture are India's focus areas, says expert
India

World Food Safety Day 2019: Ending hunger, preventing disease, promoting sustainable agriculture are India's focus areas, says expert

Cases of foodborne disease are estimated at around 600 million annually, making it exceptionally important to combat this issue.

First-ever World Food Safety Day on 7 June makes ensuring safe and nutritious food for all 'everyone's business'
World

First-ever World Food Safety Day on 7 June makes ensuring safe and nutritious food for all 'everyone's business'

Food safety is the handling, preparing and storing food in a way to best reduce the risk of individuals becoming sick from foodborne illnesses

In India, children born to teenage mothers more likely to suffer from under nutrition
science

In India, children born to teenage mothers more likely to suffer from under nutrition

Pregnancy and childbirth complications are also leading cause of death among 15-19-year-old girls globally

Indigenous and local communities are key players in preventing the sixth mass extinction
India

Indigenous and local communities are key players in preventing the sixth mass extinction

Local communities are an important part of preserve the country’s natural, ecological diversity.

Earth Day 2019: Upgrading to nutritious, environmentally safe meat is of global importance
science

Earth Day 2019: Upgrading to nutritious, environmentally safe meat is of global importance

Researchers all over the world are pioneering techniques for making delicious and nutritious meat.

World Health Day 2019: Maternal & child health are priority areas for AI in India
India

World Health Day 2019: Maternal & child health are priority areas for AI in India

AI can go a long way in helping India attain a crucial sustainable development goal in health care.

Union Budget 2019: Children welfare, social sector suffer as new revenue sharing pattern puts additional burden on states
India

Union Budget 2019: Children welfare, social sector suffer as new revenue sharing pattern puts additional burden on states

There is a declining priority towards social sectors and child budgeting; while expenditure on children has declined from 22% of total expenditure in 2013-14 to 20.84% in general category states in 2016-17, it fell from 22.46% in 2013-14 to 21.16% in 2016-17 in the case of special category states