Articles tagged with ‘India’

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2 July 2014
In the absence of intervention, smoking will kill about 250 million current and future cigarette smokers who are alive today in China, India, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Recent tobacco tax increases in India and the Philippines could significantly lower smoking-related deaths in...
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27 June 2014
A study is comparing the experiences of internally displaced populations in Sri Lanka and India. How are they rebuilding their lives and what can governments do to promote security and protect livelihoods? Ethnic conflict, natural disaster and changes in land ownership are...
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Coastal town of Gopalpur, Odisha on 13 October, 2013, in the aftermath of Cyclone Phailin. Image: ADRA India/ EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection
26 June 2014
Authorities, environmentalists and local stakeholders are working together on India’s east coast to assess the area’s biophysical and social vulnerabilities to climate change. This is helping them develop proactive adaptation strategies to protect the area and those who live in it from...
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26 June 2014
A review of  maternal deaths in India’s Koppal district reveals that pervasive community gender bias contributes to avoidable deaths. Researchers are developing assessment tools for frontline healthcare workers to improve care for women. Because of their low social status, girls and women...
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25 June 2012
Water is scarce for residents on the edge of South Asia’s rapidly expanding cities. Research teams across the subcontinent are working with communities to secure their access to this vital resource as cities grow and climate changes.
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22 June 2012
The Indian government launched the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act (RTE ACT) in 2009. This summer it upheld the constitutional validity of reserving 25 per cent of seats in schools for students from poorer sections of society. While...
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Connaught Place, New Delhi
13 June 2012
The concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is not new in India. It emerged from the ‘Vedic period” when history was not recorded in India. In that period, Kings had an obligation towards society and merchants displayed their own business responsibility by...
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17 May 2012
Recently, I wrote a column discussing the challenges and opportunities associated with the creation of new higher-education institutions,
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10 May 2012
Jakarta, 10 May 2012— Countries in Asia and the Pacific are at a crossroads and must now strike a balance between rising prosperity and rising emissions.
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