Shri or Sanitation and Health Rights in India, a social enterprise, is offering an innovative solution to the toilet problem in Bihar state of India. The toilets it runs are economically self sustainable. The toilets use bio-digester technology to process and clear the toilet waste. The electric energy that bio-digester...
Following an alarming level of air quality deterioration in the national capital, Indian central government has advanced the date for the roll out of BS-VI fuel standards for Delhi to April 1, 2018 instead of the original deadline of April 1, 2020. A government statement said that the Petroleum ministry...
The UN Migration agency has warning of rising human trafficking and exploitation among Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Through interviews it found that desperate men, women and children are being recruited with false offers of paid work in various industries including fishing, small commerce, begging and, in the case of girls,...
The World Bank has appreciated the Malaysia’s success in reforming land policies and land administration and said this can be a model for other developing countries. The country's cadaster and land registration system use the information communication technology (ICT) effectively and delivers land administration services, effectively through both qualified and...
Myanmar's military denied any wrongdoing against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State, acquitting itself of responsibility for widespread reports of murder, rape and destruction in the west of the country. In an internal report, the military put blame on the members of the Rohingya militant group Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ASRA),...
The International Solar Alliance, formed under India's leadership, has announced a target to support setting up 1000GW of solar energy capacity by 2030 across its member countries. The alliance was launched in 2015 Paris conference with the support of France. It seeks to tap the solar energy potential of over...
While at least 452 people have been killed and 5,000 injured in the deadly 7.3 magnitude earthquake in the Iran-Iraq border area, the country called off most search operations as it said it there is no possibility to find more survivors. The authorities are now focusing on bringing relief to...
The death toll has crossed 400 in the powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake that shook Iran-Iraq border on Sunday night. Over 6,700 have been injured, and more casualties are expected as as search and rescue teams are still reaching remote parts, says the Irna news agency. The highest death toll has been...
Collaborative activities such as cricket leads to cross-caste friendships and less caste-based discrimination, says results of a new study by MIT’s Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab in Uttar Pradesh state of India. The first study to show the impact of nature of interactions on contact between castes was led...
As health, security and humanitarian situation worsen in Ghouta region of Syria, the World Health Organisation has called on all the parties in the conflict to stop attacks on civilians, allow medical evacuations, and safe passage of medical supplies. WHO estimates that about 400,000 people remain cut-off from life-saving assistance...

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