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digital india week

By Abhishek Jha:  The government launched the Digital India Week on 1st July from the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium. The two-hour long event saw speeches from Ravi Shankar Prasad, the ...
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By Kabir Sharma: Days after the Madras High Court’s horrendous judgment favouring mediation in a case of the rape of a minor, the Supreme Court held that it would be ...
immunisation in India

By Chaitanya Mallapur:  Health Minister J P Nadda sparked scepticism when he declared on June 30 that India would reach the universal immunisation target, or 95% of all children, by ...
this week for women in india

By Abhishek Jha:  Even as our Prime Minister launched the #SelfieWithDaughter campaign this week, there was no respite for women or feminists in India, the sexism erupting like a persistent ...
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By Asmita Sarkar: Mansukhlal Prajapati talks of his achievements with a pride that only comes with utter simplicity and humility. A self-made man, he started on his first invention in ...
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By Nikhil Umesh:  The date June 26, 2015 is one for the history books. In a landmark decision in the case Obergefell vs. Hodges, the United States Supreme Court ruled ...
AI on Afspa

By Abhishek Jha: In a detailed report released by Amnesty International yesterday, it has recommended that both the Government of India and that of Jammu and Kashmir take “immediate steps” ...
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By Jyotsna Singh:  Note: This article has been republished from Down To Earth. and syphilis. The World Health Organization (WHO) validated Cuba’s achievement on Tuesday. “Eliminating transmission of a virus ...
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By Pamela Eapen:  You see the girl in the wheelchair, and you think, “Oh, poor thing. She’s disabled. Life must be so hard for her.” You walk right up to ...
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By Prachi Salve: India’s child sex-ratio (below six years) is now the worst in 70 years, possibly the worst ever. The latest decline was from 927 (girls per 1,000 boys) ...
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By Shinjini Devbarman: When The Hindu came out with a survey regarding the lack of diversity in Bollywood movies, it opened up a debate on the layers of discrimination that are inherent ...
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By Susmita Abani:  In 2012 president Barack Obama in the United States expressed solidarity with marriage equality supporters. In May 2015, Ireland’s vote for marriage equality came as a surprise ...
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By Akhila Nagar: When we talk about the forms of inequality that result from gender bias, we only consider the disadvantage faced by women, often completely ignoring what men face. ...
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By Urmi Rupa Pal: On the morning of 21st June 2015, Sunday, three young men came to our house in Burdwan and informed us that the Ward Councilor has demanded ...
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By Bhanvi Satija: In Saudi Arabia, it seems, justice is being equated with decapitation. The country is on pace to break its record for the number of people beheaded in ...
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By Pamela Eapen:  China has become notorious in the past few years for animal cruelty. The recent dog meat festival in Yulin carried on, despite numerous online protests to shut ...
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By Steve Korver:  The secrets of great sex and satisfying relationships unveiled! Secrets of the world’s most sexually satisfied countries! The internet knows your darkest secrets! These news flashes and ...
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By Shambhavi Saxena: On Saturday, campaign, which quickly became a twitter trend. Part of the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ campaign, the hashtag aims at improving women’s status in India, but ...
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By DTE Staff:  Note: This article has been republished from Down To Earth. A group of students at the Isaac Newton Academy in Essex, England, have invented (STI) in the ...
transgenderindia

By Pallavi Ghosh:  I am a Bengali woman; a Hindu; an Indian and the list goes on. So what really is my identity? Knowing the irreducibility of beings, can we ...
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By Lamya Ibrahim: Grab your handkerchiefs folks, this is going to be an emotional one. The US Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex marriage is a Constitutional right, led to a ...
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By YKA Staff:  The Supreme Court in the United States of America has legalised gay marriage in the entire country. This landmark judgement came after Jim Oberfell from Ohio filed a ...

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