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Kerala, Tamil Nadu best performers in child health and welfare

es. The report released last week covered most of the major aspects of child well-being, health, nutrition, education and protection. The India Child Well-Being report by World Vision India, a Humanitarian organisation, and IFMR LEAD, a non-profit research organisation, was released in the presence of Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant. “Kerala surpassed most Indian states by ensuring access to good health and nutrition to children and safe d

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RTI law: paradigm shift in realizing Constitutional rights that cannot be taken back -Nikhil Dey and Aruna Roy

-The Telegraph It is in the unstoppable Human search for truth and justice that the right to information will continue to shine Ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party government flexed its legislative muscle, and successfully amended and diluted the Right to Information Act, many people have asked if the RTI Act has been maimed beyond repair and if its obituary should be written. While analysing the amendments, it is also necessary to understan

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Desertification setting in across a quarter of India

lopment to sustainable land management, defines this phenomenon as “land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas resulting from various factors, including climatic variations and Human activities”. Please click here to read more.

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How should students react when a minister makes a big deal of fake history

obviously. Like the students at the 65th convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, who were subjected to the priceless nuggets of knowledge that dropped from the lips of the Union Human resource development minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank. The honourable minister kept on asking the gathering of some of the best young brains in the country why they were silent when he declared that the Ram Setu was built by engineers of ancient I

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Press release--Status of Policing in India Report 2019: Police Adequacy and Working Conditions

nts of the panel discussion were Aruna Roy, social activist and founder of Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan, Prakash Singh, Former DGP, Uttar Pradesh, Assam and Border Security Force and Vrinda Grover, Human rights lawyer and social activist. The discussion was chaired by Justice Jasti Chelameswar, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India and Former Chief Justice, Kerala and Gauhati High Courts.     The report examines the co

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A bottom-up approach to conservation -Madhav Gadgil

anel’s suggestions stressed the need to strengthen grass-roots governance In 2018, many people thought that the floods and landslides in Kerala that caused huge financial losses and manifold Human tragedies marked a once-in-a-century calamity, and that normalcy will return soon and we can merrily return to business as usual. Further, the probability of two such back-to-back events was only 1 in 10,000. Hence, in 2019, a repeat of the shocking

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Sardar Sarovar Dam water level rises, MP village set to vanish

ng over the past fortnight due to heavy rains. On Sunday, the backwater level rose to 133 metres, 6.5 metres above the danger mark, leaving thousands of trees, large chunk of agricultural land and Human settlements in Nisarpur, about 180 kilometres from here, on the brink of going under, an senior official said. A backwater is part of a river in which there is almost no current and gets created after the natural flow of the river is obstructed d

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For India Inc's sob story, Sitharaman has a sop story. But will it help? -Aunindyo Chakravarty

ertisement used a sketch of a farmer with an ox-pulled-plough, while the tea association notice had the familiar picture of a tea garden worker. Never mind, that tea gardens are notorious for their inHumane working conditions. But, it wasn’t as if India Inc was just complaining. The commentariat also, helpfully, provided the solutions. The bulk of them was about how to fix the crisis in India’s auto industry, the worst hit by the slowdo

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'Climate change to hit 150 Himalayan fish species' -Shivani Azad

found in the Himalayas and much sought after as food, alone is likely to lose around 21% of its existing space of 16,251 square km. Scientists say “continuous stalking of natural habitat by Human being” is a major factor that is adding upon the miseries of the Himalayan fishes. Other factors include pollution, global warming, damming of rivers and introduction of exotic fish. Brown trout, a carnivorous invasive fish species, which w

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