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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
She is in New York to attend and speak at the United Nations Climate Action Summit next month.
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
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'
Food safety is the handling, preparing and storing food in a way to best reduce the risk of individuals becoming sick from foodborne illnesses
Pregnancy and childbirth complications are also leading cause of death among 15-19-year-old girls globally
Local communities are an important part of preserve the country’s natural, ecological diversity.
Researchers all over the world are pioneering techniques for making delicious and nutritious meat.
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
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