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  • India submits Sixth National Report to the Convention of Biological Diversity

    India on December 29, 2018 submitted its Sixth National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity. India is among the first five countries in the world, the first in Asia and the first among the biodiversity-rich megadiverse countries to have submitted NR6 to the CBD Secretariat.

    Dec 31, 2018
  • India to add 14 lakh IT jobs in new-age technologies by 2027: Study

    India will generate over14 lakh new IT jobs by 2027 driven by demand for a skilled workforce in emerging technologies such as cyber security, Internet of things and Big Data, as per a Cisco-led study that released on November 15.

    Nov 15, 2018
  • Pneumonia may kill over 17 lakh children in India by 2030: Study

    More than 17 lakh children in India are likely to die of pneumonia by 2030, despite the infection being easily curable, as per a global study released by UK-based NGO 'Save the Children'. The study found that the infectious disease is likely to kill over one crore children under five by 2030.

    Nov 12, 2018
  • Global temperature could exceed 1.5°C in just 12 years: UN report

    The special report titled ‘Global Warming of 1.5°C’ traces the impact of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways. It states that going past 1.5°C is dicing with the planet's liveability and the temperature could be exceeded in just 12 years, by 2030.

    Oct 9, 2018
  • Despite progress, estimated 6.3 million children died in 2017: UN report

    Despite substantial progress in reducing mortality among children, in 2017 alone, an estimated 6.3 million children and young adolescents died, mostly from preventable causes. The children under the age of 5 years accounted for 5.4 million of these deaths.

    Sep 18, 2018
  • Hunger reached ‘alarming’ ten-year high in 2017: UN report

    A UN report has revealed that the number of undernourished people in the world has been on the rise since 2014, reaching an estimated 821 million in 2017, from around 804 million in 2016. The levels are same as almost a decade ago.

    Sep 13, 2018
  • India ranks 57 in Global Innovation Index 2018

    The 11th edition of Global Innovation Index (GII) 2018 was launched in India on August 8, 2018. The index was based on the theme– ‘Energizing the World with Innovation’. India remained 1st in the Central and Southern Asian region and moved up to the 5th position in the GII rankings among lower-middle-income economies.

    Aug 10, 2018
  • Blood platelets can kill 60 per cent of Malaria parasites: Study

    According to a new study, the platelets found in the blood are the first line of defence in patients with malaria, killing up to 60 per cent of the malaria parasites circulating in the bloodstream. The study involved 376 people, with and without malaria, from Papua, Indonesia and Sabah, Malaysia.

    Aug 3, 2018
  • India breaks into top 100 in UN’s E-Government index

    India has jumped 22 places to break into the top 100 of the United Nation’s E-Government Index 2018. India, which was ranked 118 in 2014, jumped 11 places to be ranked 96 in 2018. The jump shows how digital technologies and innovations are impacting the public sector and changing people’s everyday lives.

    Jul 31, 2018
  • India sees major reductions in HIV infections: UN

    India has witnessed a major reduction in the number of new HIV infections, AIDS-related deaths and people living with HIV from 2010 to 2017 on the back of sustained and focussed efforts, as per latest UN report.

    Jul 20, 2018
  • UK ranked world’s top 'soft power'

    The United Kingdom has been ranked at the top in the 2018 'Soft Power 30' index. With this, while the United Kingdom returned to form, there was a further decline in the American soft power with the US falling from third to fourth place.

    Jul 17, 2018
  • India among over 90 nations without paid paternity leave for new dads: UNICEF

    According to the new analysis by UNICEF, India is among almost 90 countries in the world without national policies in place that ensure new fathers get adequate paid time off with their newborn babies.

    Jun 16, 2018
  • Indians travel more in airplanes than AC trains: Government

    The number of Indians travelling in airplanes is more than those travelling in AC coaches of trains, revealed a document by the Union Government, on the occasion of its fourth anniversary.

    May 29, 2018
  • India ranked 6th wealthiest country

    The AfrAsia Bank Global Wealth Migration Review ranked India as the 6th wealthiest country in the world with a total wealth of $8,230 billion, while the United States was ranked as the wealthiest with a total wealth of $62,584 billion.

    May 21, 2018
  • Kerala witnessing advanced demographic transition: Report

    According to a report titled 'impact of mortality and fertility transitions in Kerala on migration and its implications for state's economy', Kerala is currently experiencing an advanced demographic transition, as the mortality and fertility levels have come down.

    May 14, 2018