While Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) at schools gains prominence across the world, teachers from five countries came together at New Delhi for a workshop on ways to incorporate it in their teaching methods. Organised by UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP), the workshop witnessed teachers...
The Russian parliament has voted in favour of creating its own autonomous internet which will allow the country to function its network without depending on servers located in other countries. While 307 lawmakers voted in favour of the law, only 68 voted against it. The domestic internet "Runet," aims to counter "the...
by Eni Muslihah, Mongabay In February, authorities in Indonesia held an exercise for Sumatran rhino researchers to track and tally the remaining wild population of the species. The government aims to finalize an official count of the critically endangered rhino within three years, according to the environment ministry. Natural...
The central environment ministry has written to the ministry of mines requesting to stop giving clearances to private companies for mining beach sand minerals. "...MoEF&CC is requested not to grant any clearance of any type for mineral concessions of Beach Sand Minerals held by private person/company,” read an office memorandum...
In a major step in the decommissioning of the Fukushima nuclear reactor in Japan, the operator has started removing the fuel from a cooling pool at one of three reactors. Melted down in the 2011 disaster, the reactor has 566 used and unused fuel units. According to the Tokyo Electric...
By April 7, 2019, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has imposed fines that is double the total amount it has imposed in the whole of 2018. Including a big-ticket Rs 500 crore fine on major carmaker Volkswagen, the fines imposed this year so far amount to close to Rs 873...
The top court of South Korea has ordered the government to decriminalize abortion in the country and reform the country’s highly restrictive abortion laws by the end of 2020. The current legal system that criminalizes the practice in most cases was challenged by a doctor who has been prosecuted for...
The International Criminal Court (ICC) judges have rejected a proposal by its prosecutor to investigate alleged commitment of war crimes in Afghanistan -- a proposal that drew anger from the United States. The judges cited instability and the lack of co-operation with investigators in the country as the reasons for...
About 7000 inmates of the Tihar prison in Delhi has been given mental health counselling under 'Project Samarthan' in a year, officials said. The project, carried out by the prison administration in collaboration with NGO Mental Health Foundation and AIIIMS was aimed to check mental and behavioural disorders among the...
China's Communist Youth League (CYL) has decided to send more than 10 million students to “rural zones” by 2022 with an aim to “increase their skills, spread civilisation and promote science and technology”. According to a Communist party document, quoted in the state-run Global Times daily on Thursday, the government...

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