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Ambulance drivers lined up to drop recovered patients to their homes at Sardar Patel Covid Care Center in New Delhi, India.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)

Delhi govt trains 3,800 people for Phase 1 of Covid vaccination drive

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt and Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 02:23 AM IST
The vaccinators and the support staff will be taught about the different kinds of vaccines, how to administer them, how to ensure that the cold chain is maintained, what kind of adverse reactions might happen and what to do to combat these reactions, a senior official from the Delhi government said.
Bhutan and Namibia have overtaken India, and were placed at the 129th and 130th spots.(Bachchan Kumar/HT File Photo)
Bhutan and Namibia have overtaken India, and were placed at the 129th and 130th spots.(Bachchan Kumar/HT File Photo)

India deteriorates to 131 in UN Human Development Index

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 02:06 AM IST
India figured in the bottom third for most development indicators, including quality of health and education and an adverse sex ratio, according to the report.
Indians wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus shop at a market in New Delhi, India.(AP)
Indians wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus shop at a market in New Delhi, India.(AP)

India slips a spot in UN’s human development index, ranks at 131 now: 8 points

New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 08:02 PM IST
Human Development Index is the measure of a nation’s health, education, and standards of living.
Sonu Sood’s work for the migrant community has been admired.
Sonu Sood’s work for the migrant community has been admired.

Sonu Sood has hilarious reply for man who asked him to arrange for a Maldives vacation: ‘Cycle or rickshaw?’

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 08:21 AM IST
Actor Sonu Sood replied in his trademark witty fashion, when a man asked him to arrange a Maldives vacation. Sonu has been at the forefront of charitable efforts for those who’ve been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
The three key principles of blockchain technology are transparency, decentralisation and accountability(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The three key principles of blockchain technology are transparency, decentralisation and accountability(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Use technology to improve governance

By Rajesh Ranjan
PUBLISHED ON OCT 09, 2020 01:44 PM IST
NITI Aayog released a discussion paper earlier this year, in which it identified use-cases where the technology can potentially improve governance ranging from tracing of drugs in the pharmaceutical supply chain to verification of education certificates.
Sonu Sood has replied to Priyanka Chopra’s tweet.
Sonu Sood has replied to Priyanka Chopra’s tweet.

Priyanka Chopra congratulates Sonu Sood after UNDP confers him with Special Humanitarian Award: ‘Continue to do God’s work’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 10:28 AM IST
Sonu Sood has thanked Priyanka Chopra who congratulated him for his SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award by the United Nations Development Programme.
A snow leopard camera trapped in Gori Valley in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district.(HT File Photo)
A snow leopard camera trapped in Gori Valley in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district.(HT File Photo)

India’s first snow leopard conservation centre to come up in Uttarakhand

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2020 10:18 PM IST
Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat along with state forest minister and officials from the state forest department took a meeting in this regard on Saturday.
The report also soberly finds that on average, poverty levels will be set back three to 10 years due to Covid-19.(Mint File Photo)
The report also soberly finds that on average, poverty levels will be set back three to 10 years due to Covid-19.(Mint File Photo)

India lifted 270 million people out of poverty in 2005-15, says study

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 12:26 AM IST
OPHI director Sabina Alkire, who led the development of the multidimensional poverty index (MPI) in 2010, said: “India remains the country that has the largest reduction in number of poor, with over 270 million persons leaving poverty 2005-6 to 2015-16”.
Members and allies of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community take part in Delhi's 12th Queer Pride March from Barakhamba Road to Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on November 24, 2019.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Members and allies of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community take part in Delhi's 12th Queer Pride March from Barakhamba Road to Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on November 24, 2019.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

New draft rules for transpersons act issued, 30 days for giving suggestions

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Dhamini Ratnam
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 02:06 AM IST
The draft offers a list of suggested welfare schemes that the government could consider in access to health, education, housing, welfare measures, and economic support for transpersons.
World Population Day marks the day when the world reached the population of 5 billion in the year 1987.(Unsplash)
World Population Day marks the day when the world reached the population of 5 billion in the year 1987.(Unsplash)

World Population Day 2020: Raising awareness about the health and rights of women amid the coronavirus pandemic

HIndustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2020 01:24 PM IST
World Population Day is observed in an attempt to raise awareness about the importance of family planning, adoption, gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights.
Women’s Day 2020: 9 in 10 of all people hold bias against women.(Unsplash)
Women’s Day 2020: 9 in 10 of all people hold bias against women.(Unsplash)

9 in 10 of all people hold bias against women

United Nations, United States | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 04:04 PM IST
Nearly 90 percent of the world’s population -- of every gender -- holds some prejudice against women, according to a UN study published Thursday, ahead of International Women’s Day.
The ‘Meal for Plastic’ initiative has been rolled out in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme.(Twitter/@ANI)
The ‘Meal for Plastic’ initiative has been rolled out in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme.(Twitter/@ANI)

Eat meal, pay in plastic. Odisha’s waste management scheme wins Internet

Bhubaneswar | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2019 02:28 PM IST
The ‘Meal for Plastic’ initiative has been rolled out in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) under the state government’s Aahar Scheme.
Efforts need to be made to foster gender equality in Mumbai.(HT Photo)
Efforts need to be made to foster gender equality in Mumbai.(HT Photo)

Gender equality: Global concern, Mumbai’s ignominy

Hindustan Times | By Smruti Koppikar
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2019 12:41 AM IST
Despite anecdotal signals of women breaching barriers and breaking ceilings in several domains, the bias exists.
A girl raises her hand to ask a question as students and parents gather during a counselling session with experts on the admission process of Delhi University .(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
A girl raises her hand to ask a question as students and parents gather during a counselling session with experts on the admission process of Delhi University .(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)

Delhi University to add online maps for NCWEB centres

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2019 04:06 AM IST
The maps will ensure that the admission process becomes easier for those seeking admission to NCWEB, which currently has over 24,000 students studying BA, BCom and MA programme at its 26 centres.
Swaraj said she is trying to reach the family of Shikha Garg.  “I have tried her husband’s number many times. Please help me reach her family,” she said.(PTI)
Swaraj said she is trying to reach the family of Shikha Garg.  “I have tried her husband’s number many times. Please help me reach her family,” she said.(PTI)

‘Please help me reach her family’: Sushma Swaraj tweets on Indian killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2019 01:25 PM IST
Four Indians, including a UN consultant attached with the Environment Ministry, were among the 157 people killed when a Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed after taking-off from Addis Ababa.
Ethiopian Airlines said the plane had taken off at 8:38 am (0538 GMT) from Bole International Airport and “lost contact” six minutes later.(Twitter/ @Shikha_UN)
Ethiopian Airlines said the plane had taken off at 8:38 am (0538 GMT) from Bole International Airport and “lost contact” six minutes later.(Twitter/ @Shikha_UN)

UN consultant with environment ministry among 4 Indians killed in Ethiopia plane crash

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2019 02:21 PM IST
People from 35 countries were reportedly on board flight ET 302 when it ploughed into a field 60 kilometres southeast of Addis Ababa.
On the Human Capital Index, which seeks to measure the amount of human capital that a child born today can expect to attain by age 18, India is ranked at 115 out of 157 countries.(Bachchan Kumar/HT)
On the Human Capital Index, which seeks to measure the amount of human capital that a child born today can expect to attain by age 18, India is ranked at 115 out of 157 countries.(Bachchan Kumar/HT)

India’s development record is poor. It’s best to accept it and make amends

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2018 01:45 PM IST
Instead of denial, a much bolder step would be to increase investments and strengthen delivery in key areas such as health and education, which have inter-generational impacts, and can also go a long way in removing widespread inequality.
In Uttarakhand’s hilly interiors, rural settlements are fast turning into ghost villages with people migrating to the plains in search of employment and for education.(AFP File Photo)
In Uttarakhand’s hilly interiors, rural settlements are fast turning into ghost villages with people migrating to the plains in search of employment and for education.(AFP File Photo)

Government to revamp planning strategy to ‘end poverty, check hill migration’

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2018 10:02 PM IST
The government is reorienting planning process to make it outcome based, for which officials’ accountability will also be fixed.
Enjoy the best of jazz at this celebration.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Enjoy the best of jazz at this celebration.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

International Jazz Day: Be part of this seven-hour celebration of jazz in town

By Aditya Dogra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2018 05:53 PM IST
If you are an ardent lover of the genre, looking to celebrate International Jazz Day in style, make sure you don’t miss this celebration in the city that will witness musicians and poets from all over the world.
Snow leopard.(Photo courtesy: WII)
Snow leopard.(Photo courtesy: WII)

Uttarakhand gets 2.21 crore under UNDP for snow leopard protection

Hindustan Times | By Nihi Sharma
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2018 09:53 PM IST
 The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has released first installment of 2.21 crore for Uttarakhand under its SECURE project that covers four India states
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