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HRD goes from Smriti to Javadekar, I&B from Jaitley to Naidu

 Smriti Irani was on Tuesday shifted from the key Human Resource Development ministry to less significant Textiles portfolio and replaced by the newly elevated Cabinet minister Prakash......

Irani rejects demands for waiving off punishment to JNU students

Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Friday rejected a demand for waiving off rustication and other punishments meted out to students in universities, terming it a......

Smriti Irani in line of fire again in LS

Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani was again in the line of fire in the Lok Sabha with opposition members forcing Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to allow them to speak on their notice for......

How to get more bang for buck from social sector spending

With India lagging behind on several human development indices including healthcare and education, the Union government’s decision to up the spending on these sectors is a step in the right......

'Our priority as a nation should be on human development'

'Health, food and sanitation have improved. Poverty has reduced. We could have done better in education and nutrition. Malnutrition levels are very disturbing. It is our biggest problem and it is......

The good, bad and ugly of India's HDR rankings

While India's human development index has improved, absolute performance levels aren't satisfactory, says T N Ninan. The Human Development Report (HDR) that was published recently by the United......

Low-cost male contraceptive finds no takers

It could ease the burden on the 225 million women in developing countries, says Ari Altstedter. IMAGE: Years of human trials on the injectable, sperm-zapping product are coming to an end, and......

Human Development Index: India ranks a dismal 130!

India improves position, but fares worse than neighbours Pakistan and Bangladesh on many parameters India’s ranking on Human Development Index rose by a notch in 2014 -- to 130th  from......

Bill Gates to support sanitation projects in India

With the objective of addressing sanitation related health concerns, the Urban Development Ministry and the Bill & Milinda Gates Foundation have agreed on a partnership to promote user friendly......

Why India ranks low in the Human Development Index

Just over 100 of the total list of 187 countries are in the 'High' or 'Very High' human development category, rues T N Ninan Once a year, the United Nations Development Programme releases its Human......

Why the Zika virus is causing alarm

Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus behind a major outbreak that began in Brazil last year and has spread to many countries in the Americas. IMAGE: Rio 2016......
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Beware! Zika reaches India, WHO confirms 3 cases in Gujarat

Zika virus disease has reached India, with the World Health Organisation confirming first three cases in Gujarat's Ahmedabad. The WHO endorsed the... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/report/beware-zika-reaches-india/20170528.htm
Higher BMI can cause cardiovascular problems for youngsters

A recent study shows that higher than normal Body Mass Index (BMI) may cause worse cardiovascular health in those aged as young as 17.The study was... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/higher-bmi-can-cause-cardiovascular-problems-for-youngsters-117052800071_1.html
States jacked up spending in social sector, says NITI Aayog paper

India's states have largely jacked up their expenditure in the social sector, such as health and education, as compared to physical infrastructure,... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-states-jacked-up-spending-in-social-sector-says-niti-aayog-paper-2453299
Pakistan, Afghanistan, China hold first round of Trilateral Practical Cooperation Dialogue

[Pakistan], May 27 (ANI): The first round of China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Practical Cooperation Dialogue was held in Beijing on Saturday in which the... ...

http://www.sify.com/news/pakistan-afghanistan-china-hold-first-round-of-trilateral-practical-cooperation-dialogue-news-international-rf1vN4cechdhj.html
Here's Rohan Chakravarty's Green Humour

Imagine living out your life drawing deliciously humourous cartoons about the environment, feeling good about doing something right, and getting... ...

http://www.catchnews.com/environment-news/toon-turtles-tigers-talk-global-warming-welcome-rohan-chakravarty-s-green-humour-62830.html

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