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India deteriorates to 131 in UN Human Development Index

Bhutan and Namibia have overtaken India, and were placed at the 129th and 130th spots.
Updated on Dec 17, 2020 02:06 AM IST

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

Indians wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus shop at a market in New Delhi, India.
Updated on Dec 16, 2020 08:02 PM IST

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

Sonu Sood’s work for the migrant community has been admired.
Updated on Oct 31, 2020 08:21 AM IST

Use technology to improve governance

The three key principles of blockchain technology are transparency, decentralisation and accountability
Published on Oct 09, 2020 01:44 PM IST

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

Sonu Sood has replied to Priyanka Chopra’s tweet.
Updated on Sep 30, 2020 10:28 AM IST

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

A snow leopard camera trapped in Gori Valley in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district.
Published on Aug 01, 2020 10:18 PM IST

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

The report also soberly finds that on average, poverty levels will be set back three to 10 years due to Covid-19.
Updated on Jul 17, 2020 12:26 AM IST

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

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.
Updated on Jul 15, 2020 02:06 AM IST

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

World Population Day marks the day when the world reached the population of 5 billion in the year 1987.
Updated on Jul 11, 2020 01:24 PM IST

9 in 10 of all people hold bias against women

Women’s Day 2020: 9 in 10 of all people hold bias against women.
Updated on Mar 07, 2020 04:04 PM IST

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

The ‘Meal for Plastic’ initiative has been rolled out in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme.
Updated on Dec 18, 2019 02:28 PM IST

Gender equality: Global concern, Mumbai’s ignominy

Efforts need to be made to foster gender equality in Mumbai.
Updated on Dec 12, 2019 12:41 AM IST

Delhi University to add online maps for NCWEB centres

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 .
Updated on Jun 09, 2019 04:06 AM IST

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

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.
Updated on Mar 11, 2019 01:25 PM IST

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

Ethiopian Airlines said the plane had taken off at 8:38 am (0538 GMT) from Bole International Airport and “lost contact” six minutes later.
Updated on Mar 11, 2019 02:21 PM IST

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

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.
Updated on Oct 15, 2018 01:45 PM IST

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

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.
Updated on May 17, 2018 10:02 PM IST

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

Enjoy the best of jazz at this celebration.
Updated on Apr 29, 2018 05:53 PM IST

Uttarakhand gets 2.21 crore under UNDP for snow leopard protection

Snow leopard.
Published on Mar 30, 2018 09:53 PM IST
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