How Special Coaching Helped A Karnataka District Improve Its SSLC Results

Bengaluru: “I want to become an engineer. That’s why I have opted for science,” said 16-year-old Nitin Kumar as he adjusted an orange band around his wrist, gently pulling down the full sleeve o...

‘Without De-Bureaucratisation, We Cannot Solve India’s Water Problem’

Bengaluru: Among the first changes the new Bharatiya Janata Party government made after winning re-election in May 2019 was to merge the ministries of water resources, drinking water and sanitation. T...

How Much Is India Spending On Its Public Libraries?

Bengaluru: On a recent walk in Bengaluru, we found that a branch of JustBooks, a private lending library chain, had been relocated from an isolated stretch at a crossroads to a location facing a neigh...

How Pharmacies Can Help India’s Battle Against TB

Mumbai: Pharmacies trained in tuberculosis (TB) screening and doctor referrals can significantly improve the detection and diagnosis of the disease in India, according to a recent study. TB scree...

‘For Children’s Nutrition, Mother’s Education More Important Than Family Wealth’

New Delhi: Cutting across the wealth divide, more than a quarter of Indian children under two years of age who were surveyed for a new study did not eat a diversified diet. More than household wealth,...

What Free Public Transport Means To Delhi’s Women

New Delhi: On a winter’s day in early 2018, 23-year-old data entry executive Sheela* had to make a split-second decision when the driver of her shared mini-van ignored her requests to slow down and ...

How Karnataka Is Improving Children’s Health By Focusing On Mothers

Ballari, Tumkur and Mysuru: Rekha M, 30, is six months into her second pregnancy and visits the Shankarbande anganwadi (care centre for children in rural areas) in her village for a nutritious meal ev...

As India Develops, Leopards Die In Record Numbers

Bengaluru: India lost at least 218 leopards over the first four months of 2019, more than 40% of the previous year’s death toll of 500, which itself was the highest ever since the nonprofit Wildlife...

‘Surat’s Emission Trading Project Can Be A Powerful Tool To Reduce Air Pollution’

New Delhi: On World Environment Day on June 5, 2019, Gujarat launches the world’s first-ever market-based particulate pollution regulation system as a pilot project. The system provides economic inc...

India’s Infant Mortality Down 42% in 11 Years Yet Higher Than Global Average

New Delhi: India has reduced its infant mortality rate (IMR) by 42% over 11 years--from 57 per 1,000 live births in 2006 to 33 in 2017, as per the latest government data released on May 30, 2019. ...