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India Ranked 131 on Human Development Index; Inequalities Continue -Jahnavi Sen

-TheWire.in India’s Human Development Index is 0.624, according to a UNDP report, falling to 0.454 when adjusted for inequality. New Delhi: According to the UN Development Programme’s Human Development Report 2016, released on Tuesday (March 21), India ranks 131 of 188 when it comes to the Human Development Index (HDI). This puts it in the &ls

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India slips in Human development index

-The Hindu Among SAARC nations, it’s third behind Sri Lanka, Maldives India slipped down one place from 130 to 131 among the 188 countries ranked in terms of Human development, says the 2016 Human Development Report (HDR) released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Tuesday. India’s Human development index (HDI) value of 0

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Laggard in Human index

-The Telegraph New Delhi: A UN report released today has ranked India 131 out of 188 countries worldwide on Human development and has cited figures suggesting that about half of India's people face deprivation in education, health and living standards. Inequality, multidimensional poverty and gender gaps appear to be factors holding back India's progress on the Human development index (HDI), a measu

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India's water governance regime is crying for reforms -Roshan Kishore

intriguing order on 20 March, the Uttarakhand High Court has recognized the rivers Ganges and Yamuna as a living entity, which means that anybody found polluting the river would be seen as harming a Human being. It remains to be seen what impact the order has but the order does reflect a sense of urgency in trying to rescue one of India’s most important rivers from rampant pollution. India’s water woes however do not end with the pathe

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India ranks 131 on Human Development Index, Norway No.1 -Elizabeth Roche

-Livemint.com India’s Human Development Index score falls 27 % due to regional disparities in education, health parameters and living standards within the country New Delhi: India’s Human development index (HDI) ranking for 2015 puts Asia’s third largest economy among a group of countries classed as “medium” in the list as opposed to “low” in the 1990s, than

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National Health Policy 2017

ll its dimensions -- investments in health, organization of healthcare services, prevention of diseases and promotion of good health through cross sectoral actions, access to technologies, developing Human resources, encouraging medical pluralism, building knowledge base, developing better financial protection strategies, strengthening regulation and health assurance. Please click here to read the entire document.

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Funds fear on Dalit research -Pheroze L Vincent and Basant Mohanty

ends on March 31 this year. "I am directed to inform you that UGC will not provide financial support to the centre after the end of XIIth Plan as per the order received from MHRD (ministry of Human resource development)," says the order, issued by University Grants Commission undersecretary Sushma Rathore. The Telegraph has seen a copy of the order, dated March 6, that Jawaharlal Nehru University received on Monday. Ministry and com

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Amended maternity law goes a long way, but has a long way to go still -Shalini Nair

edge the need for paternity leave, especially in view of the “double burden” on working women who still have to shoulder a disproportionate share of unpaid caregiving. As per UNDP’s Human Development Report 2015, women clock 297 minutes of unpaid work daily, compared to just 31 minutes for men. The government concedes that the new law will benefit just about 1.8 million women in the organised sector, thus leaving out 90% of the fe

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In Kerala, the drought has as much to do with nature as with Humans -Vinson Kurian

-The Hindu Business Line Thiruvananthapuram: J Cherian, an MBA in biotech from Scotland, who took to farming on his ancestral property in central Kerala, watches in despair as a merciless March sun beats down on his young plants. “This is unlike anything that I've seen in my eight years in the fields,” he says with a shrug of his shoulders. The administration seemed to concur, with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan declaring that artificial rain was an option that was seriou

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Reducing food waste vital for India's food security -Shyam Khadka

l food produced is consumed, as an enormous amount of food is lost or wasted. A 2011 Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report puts this figure at one third of the food produced in the world for Human consumption every year, which is approximately 1.3 billion tonnes. It is estimated that saving one-fourth of the food currently lost or wasted globally would be enough to feed 870 million hungry people in the world, of which the highest number (a

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