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Jan 30, 2020
In Bhutan, misinformation, lack of funds pose major hurdles in move towards electric vehiclesEven if the introduction of 300 electric vehicles pans out as expected by 2021, the UNDP funding stops there. If Bhutan hopes to continue with an electric vehicle programme beyond next year, the government will have to find new sponsors – a process that could derail the programme’s future.
Dec 10, 2019
Karvy case gets murkier, who benefited the most from India's economic growth; all this and more on Moneycontrol ProThe Karvy case is becoming messier by the day and threatens to take down an important segment of the market—loans against shares (LAS)— albeit for the short term.
Oct 01, 2019
International Day of Older Persons 2019: India warming up to retirement communities but country in dire need of infra, support systems for elderlyAlthough 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.
Jun 20, 2019
Union Budget 2019: Human development index highlights socio-economic progress of country, helps critically examine policy choicesThe UNDP states that one can use the HDI to critically examine policy choices in different countries with a similar range of per-capita income but varied levels of human development.
Jan 02, 2019
India can't achieve 8% annual GDP growth without reducing income and gender inequality and improving healthcareIndia is one of the most unequal countries in the world, with the top 10 percent controlling 55 percent of the total wealth against 31 percent in 1980, according to the 2018 World Inequality report.
Sep 23, 2018
Over 270 million people moved out of poverty in India since 2005-06, improvement fastest among STs, Muslims, shows UN dataPoverty reduction was fastest among children, the poorest states, scheduled tribes and Muslims in India where, in an historic shift, over 270 million people moved out of poverty in the decade since 2005-06, according to a new data.
Sep 20, 2018
Senior Indian official at UN Women sacked over sexual misconduct after investigation upholds complaints against himIn a statement issued on Tuesday, Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said the investigative and disciplinary processes into allegations involving a UN Women staff member have "concluded that sexual misconduct occurred".
Sep 18, 2018
UN investigators call for Myanmar Army to be removed from politics, reiterate appeal for generals to be prosecuted for Rohingya genocideA brutal military crackdown last year forced more than 700,000 Rohingya to flee over the border to Bangladesh. The UN's 444-page probe called for Myanmar military's top leadership to be replaced and for the institution — locally known as the Tatmadaw — to have no further influence over the country's governance.
Sep 12, 2018
For the first time, Myanmar govt grants United Nations teams access to operate in Rakhine stateThe United Nations has been waiting for access to the epicentre of the military's "clearance operations" against the Rohingya minority since June.
Aug 10, 2018
Indian UN official under investigation for sexual misconduct; world body says allegations by 8 men being taken 'very seriously'An Indian official in the UN agency for gender equality and women empowerment is under investigation for sexual misconduct after at least eight men accused him of sexually harassing them.