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The Story of Pakistani Marble

The most consequential impact of the export of raw Pakistani marble to China is that it is preventing the local industry from developing value-adding capacity.

( Source: dawn.com, Posted: Nov 21, 2017)
Breaking the Male Bastion of Idol Making

Women in Kumartuli near Kolkotta are making a mark in idol making, a profession almost entirely dominated by men.

( Source: IndiaTogether, Posted: Nov 21, 2017)
India to Launch Awareness Campaign on Anemia

The government is in the process of making adolescent health programme more monitorable and prevention centric.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Nov 21, 2017)
Your Rights When Stopped by Traffic Police

There are rights that a commuter and Traffic police in India may not be aware of.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Nov 21, 2017)
More Money for More Dust

Harapriya Nayak and Santosh Dora worked with the tribals of a small village in Odisha, who were suffering because of heavy mining happening in their area and brought about a change.

( Source: IndiaTogether, Posted: Nov 14, 2017)
New Method Developed to Monitor Glacial Lakes

The Object Based Image Analysis method has the advantage that it can help map even a glacial pond as small as 100 square metres with high precision,

( Source: DownToEarth, Posted: Nov 14, 2017)
Radio4Child Awards Recognise Work on Health of Children

The awards bestowed in Mumbai recognise the contribution of radio journalists in creative dissemination of health messages for children.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Nov 14, 2017)
Dedicated to Making the Lives of Street Dogs Happier

Paws of India, a unique initiative started by Sushant Ajnikar and Anita Rane promises to change the lives of Desi dogs for the better.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Nov 14, 2017)
Karnataka Farmer Conservers Unique Jack Fruit

Indian Institute of Horticulture Research (IIHR) in Bengaluru decided to propagate a unique jackfruit from the farm of Paramesha in Tumkur, Karnataka and ensure that he received an incomefrom his genetic wealth.

( Source: CivilSocietyOnline, Posted: Nov 8, 2017)
With Delhi, Other Indian Cities Also Choke

Rise in air pollution in other Indian cities is equally disconcerting/

( Source: DownToEarth, Posted: Nov 8, 2017)
Special Autos for Women and Children of Bengaluru

From January onwards, pink autorickshaws will be seen on the roads of Bengaluru, and they’ll be reserved for women and children only.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Nov 7, 2017)
Protests Force Rajasthan Government to Review Gag Legislation

The proposed legislation bars courts from taking up complaints against public servants including ministers, judges and bureaucrats without prior sanction from the government.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Nov 5, 2017)
Illegal Shrimp Rearing in Andhra

In the past few years, thousands of illegal shrimp rearing ponds have come up in East Godavari district, damaging fertilie soil and groundwater

( Source: DownToEarth, Posted: Oct 31, 2017)
Mega Funding for Rooftop Solar

World Bank has recently signed a $650 million agreement with the State Bank of India (SBI) to discount loans which are expected to lead to the installation of more than 600 MW of rooftop solar power. The funds will be available at concessional rates of under nine percent.

( Source: CivilSocietyOnline, Posted: Oct 31, 2017)
Female Mechanic Who Quenches Thirst of Villages

mechanic Meerabai Meena of Padoona village in Udaipur, Rajasthan traverses hilly terrain every day, repairing hand pumps to ensure safe drinking water for residents in five villages.

( Source: The Optimist Citizen, Posted: Oct 31, 2017)
Re-Thinking Poverty and Gender Changed 5 Million Lives in Kerala

The Mission launched by Kerala Government with the active support of Government of India and NABARD has adopted a different methodology in addressing poverty by organizing the poor in to community-based organizations.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Oct 31, 2017)
India to Host Global Conference on Adolescent Health

Being hosted for the first time in the country the focus of the world congress would be on investment in the younger generation for a healthy India.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Oct 25, 2017)
Architecture for the Blind

Architect Chris Downey is being recognized for his exemplary leadership in accessible design and dedication to creating enriching and helpful environments for people who are blind or visually impaired. Downey lost his sight in 2008, and has since gone on to found his own consulting firm, Architecture for the Blind.

( Source: Azure, Posted: Oct 25, 2017)
Doctors for You in Bangla Rohingya Camp

As people of the Rohingya community continue to flee persecution in Myanmar, a major health emergency is unfolding in refugee camps set up in Bangladesh.

( Source: CivilSocietyOnline, Posted: Oct 25, 2017)
Drinking Water Out of Thin Air

New Delhi Municipal Council collaborated with Water Gen, an Israel based company, to set up a water ATM in Connaught Place, New Delhi that creates water out of air.

( Source: The Optimist Citizen, Posted: Oct 25, 2017)
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