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66% Working Indians Earn Less Because Of Childhood Stunting, One Of World’s Worst Rates

66% Working Indians Earn Less Because Of Childhood Stunting, One Of World’s Worst Rates

  Mumbai: Around two-thirds of the working population in India are earning 13% less because of stunting in childhood–being excessively short for their age–one of the world’s highest such reductions…

Over 1,600 URLs Blocked In India Over Last 18 Months, Facebook Took Down Most

Over 1,600 URLs Blocked In India Over Last 18 Months, Facebook Took Down Most

  Mumbai: As many as 1,662 uniform resource locators (URLs) or posts on social media were blocked over 18 months ending June 2018, Ravi Shankar Prasad, minister for electronics and…

Forest Fires Increased 158% In 6 Years; Warming A Factor: Experts

Forest Fires Increased 158% In 6 Years; Warming A Factor: Experts

  Mumbai: Forest fires in India increased 1.5 times over six years to 35,888 incidents, according to government data submitted to Parliament on July 20, 2018.   Experts believe that…

Did Aadhaar Glitches Cause Half Of 14 Recent Jharkhand Starvation Deaths?

Did Aadhaar Glitches Cause Half Of 14 Recent Jharkhand Starvation Deaths?

  New Delhi: On July 27, 2018, Rajendra Birhor, a 40-year-old Adivasi, starved to death in Ramgarh, a district in eastern Jharkhand. He belonged to a “particularly vulnerable tribal group”…

Govt Ad Spend Could Feed 46 Million Children Mid-Day Meals For A Year

Govt Ad Spend Could Feed 46 Million Children Mid-Day Meals For A Year

Vehicles pass by a government of India poster around the World Hindi Conference in September, 2015. In its first 52 months in power, the National Democratic Alliance government spent Rs…

With 4 Years To Go, 6% Of India’s Solar Rooftop Target Installed

With 4 Years To Go, 6% Of India’s Solar Rooftop Target Installed

  Chandigarh: With less than four years left to meet its target of installing 40,000 megawatt (MW) of rooftop solar power capacity by 2022, India has installed just about 2,538…

As India Struggles With Climate Change, Farming Couple Learns To Cope And Flourish

As India Struggles With Climate Change, Farming Couple Learns To Cope And Flourish

In an arid, poor corner of India swept by climate change, Shyamrao Patil and wife Laxmibai–both studied till class three–have found ways to cope & profit: By adapting farming techniques,…

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