Lakshadweep residents fraught over new development regulation

The draft Lakshadweep Town and Country Planning Regulation 2021 was placed in public consultation for a period of 21 days ending on May 19 2021. Delhi: Residents of Lakshadweep, a Union Territory (UT) in the Arabian Sea, have expressed anger and concern over a new regulation that seeks to develop rural and urban areas for […]

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Long way to the top for Indian women billionaires

Out of 140 billionaires in India, only seven are women. Chandigarh: India became the third highest in the world by producing 140 billionaires in the Forbes World’s Billionaire List, 2021, after China and the United States. But only five percent of these Indian billionaires were women. Only seven women became billionaires in India as opposed […]

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World Telecommunication Day: India’s digital divide widens

More than 80 percent of Indian students couldn’t access online schooling during the lockdown, Oxfam. Haryana: The 52nd World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) will be celebrated on May 17, 2021.  India is the world’s second-largest market in terms of total internet users. Its total internet usage grew 1.82 percent in the last quarter […]

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Rajya Sabha more crucial to law-making than before

Sixty-nine years after the Upper House had its first sitting, the method of parliamentary processes has changed.  Indore: On May 13, 1952, when Rajya Sabha held its first sitting, the first Vice-President of India and the first Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan defined the function of the house and said, “We should […]

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Maternal Mental Health Month: Pandemic deepens Mothers’ suffering

Stress and depression among pregnant women and new mothers have increased during COVID-19, says a research study. Sonepat: Focusing on spreading awareness about maternal mental health (MMH) this month has brought attention to the increasing rates of maternal depression.  Since the beginning of May, MMH projects and campaigns have started to extensively cover the issue […]

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India adds fresh 4.12 lakh cases; Maharashtra continue to record the highest cases

The total number of recovered cases stand at 1,74,07,470. Till date 2,31,419 people have died due to the virus. With a total active Covid-19 caseload of 35,94,781 in India till May 6, 2021, Maharashtra holds the highest active caseload of 6,41,596 followed by Karnataka (4,87,288), Kerala (3,90,906), Uttar Pradesh (2,59,844), Delhi (90,629), according to the […]

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Countries rush to aid India; Distribution plan remains unclear

More than 20 countries have come forward to send medical supplies to India for its fight against the second wave of COVID-19. New Delhi: India, in the last few weeks, has been receiving aid from all over the world in an effort to fight the devastating second wave that has hit the country. The country […]

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“Over 90% children don’t get mental healthcare”: study

Studies show over 90 percent of children and adolescents in India suffering from mental disorders do not receive treatment. Mumbai: Around 90 percent of children and adolescents in India with a mental health disorder are currently not receiving any treatment. Child and Adolescent Mental Health is the fundamental right of children. In India, one-third of […]

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Most foreigners prefer not to ‘Study in India’

By Shivani Verma Bengaluru: From Nobel Prize winning physicist, C.V Raman to Aryabhatta who introduced the concept of zero to the world, India used to be a hotbed for academicians. However, despite such achievements, India remains out of choice for foreign students. “Study in India” Government’s megaproject Study in India scheme of India was launched […]

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A Home away from Home

More than 10,000 international students have enrolled in different universities of Karnataka, under the ‘Study in India’ programme of the centre. By Astha Oriel Bustling crowd, with students loitering around the campus, some discussing literature, while others discussing art, is a reality in most of the colleges of Bangalore. While many youngsters come from various […]

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