Strengthening India-Myanmar relations

India and Myanmar are neighbors sharing waters, forests, hills, Buddhist culture, cuisine, language, heritage of ethnic, linguistic and religious ties and a history of similar anti-colonial struggles. India’s ancient technique of meditation, Vipassana, is believed to have come from Myanmar....

/ December 14, 2018

Combating anemia in women and girls

Health challenges specific to women often do not garner sufficient public attention and hence, resources or action. One such issue under malnutrition that has long-term impacts upon the health of the mother and child is anemia. Almost 80% of all...

/ December 13, 2018

A child’s right to breathe safe air: part 3

The 2018 WHO report titled Air Pollution and Child Health: Prescribing clean air, highlights the latest scientific data that links air pollution with adverse health impacts upon children as well as the significance of interventions that curb their exposure within...

/ December 12, 2018

A child’s right to breathe safe air: part 2

According to the 2018 WHO report titled Air Pollution and Child Health: Prescribing clean air, 93% of the world’s children are exposed daily to environments with levels of air pollution that have crossed WHO guidelines. The report summarises the latest...

/ December 11, 2018

A child’s right to breathe safe air: Part 1

The 2018 WHO report titled Air Pollution and Child Health: Prescribing clean air is a compendium of the latest scientific knowledge that links the exposure to polluted air with adverse health impacts upon children. This report is timely given the...

/ December 11, 2018

India-UAE relationship

India-UAE relations are grounded in bonds of friendship forged due to age-old religious, economic and cultural ties between both the countries. The relationship flourished in 1966, after the accession of H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Ruler of...

/ December 7, 2018

Reformulation of the Hunger Problem in India

India’s performance in the Global Hunger Index has shown a downward trend in the last few years. It seemed to be improving between 2008 and 2014 but its score has fallen from 38.8 in 2000 to 31.1 in 2018, with...

/ December 6, 2018

South Asia: Snapshot of Solid Waste Management

A recent World Bank report titled What a Waste 2.0: A Global Snapshot of Solid Waste Management to 2050 provides regional snapshots of the world, in the form of data related to solid waste generation and management.   In South...

/ December 5, 2018

Solid Waste Management: Need of the Hour

A recent World Bank report titled What a Waste 2.0: A Global Snapshot of Solid Waste Management to 2050 has stated that in the absence of urgent action, the current volume of global waste will rise by 70% by 2050,...

/ December 4, 2018

The 2018 Global Nutrition Report: Key Findings

The 2018 Global Nutrition Report provides an insight into the global scenario of malnutrition today in the context of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition 2016-2025 and the Sustainable Development Goals that sustain the impetus to address the challenges...

/ December 3, 2018