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South Asian Development NewsNov 17, 2018
Helping Visually Impaired Through Chess

Project Checkmate was started by 18 year old Devanshi as an attempt to impart life skills ...

Action Nort East Camp for Mental Health

The Ant camp or Action Nort East camp is just about the only place in these ...

Andhra Pradesh aims to become Indian innovation Valley

Amravati will be the hub of this innovation which will comprise nine cities inlcuding Media City, ...

First Registry of Sex Offenders Out in India

Names, photos and DNA samples — the database will contain information on more than 4.5 lakh ...

Mind Piper: Untangling Ambiguity Around Mental Health

Mind Piper, a New Delhi based social enterprise, is using an integrated framework to address mental ...

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