Karnataka government has will launch a scheme to provide free nutritious meal every day for pregnant and lactating women in rural areas. The Matru Poorna Scheme, to be implemented through all anganwadis in the State from October 2, is to target women during their pregnancy and up to six months...
Karnataka government has decided to provide free education for girl students from class one to graduation, for courses in public and aided private colleges, except in professional institutions. The state will allocate Rs 110 crore for the scheme that will start from next academic year and benefit 18 lakh girl...
Adoption of smokeless Sarala Stoves, developed by Technology Informatics Design Endeavour (TIDE), an NGO, is helping rural Karnataka women improve their health, and make money. The choolahs, made with an Asbetos Cemenet pipe, cast-iron grate, mud and bricks, is fuel-efficient and less time-consuming in cooking. One such women, Lalithabhai, for instance, has...
Saraswathy Padmanabhan and Shyamal Kumar, a couple in Bangalore, have started a school for early education of children of construction workers across the city. Started in July last year, Diya Ghar, the school exclusively for the children of construction workers in and around Ramamurthy Nagar in Bangalore, follows the Montessori...
To contribute their bit to bring social change, a group of youngsters from Dharward has made a telefilm 'Apni Soch Badlo' (Change your way of thinking) on the importance of cleanliness, and it has got recognition from government and society. The film got a certificate of excellence from the ministry...
A Bengaluru-based company, Team Indus, may become the first private firm in the world to land a spacecraft on the moon. Its spacecraft will travel on board a PSLV from Sriharikota spaceport. Indus has already built a qualification model of the spacecraft, which is to be tested in August. It...
Like in the last year, current year too may see the southern states experiencing drought like conditions. When the south west monsoon covered the country fully by July 19, data showed the average area-weighted rainfall of 343.4 mm the country received was one percent more than historic normal. But in...
Bangalore based Nudge foundation has launched India's first incubator to support non-profit ventures working towards poverty alleviation. The incubation programme called N/Core, is to start in the first week of September. It seeks to build high-impact and scalable non-profit ventures that would tackle poverty with fresh approaches. The foundation, supported by...
Data shows the number of chikungunya cases have nearly quadrupled in India from 2014 to 2016. The number of clinically suspected cases of chikungunya was 16,049 in 2014, where as it reached 62,6321 in 2016, as per the data from MInistry of Health and Family Welfare. With 15,552, Karnataka registered...
A highly sensitive, low-cost nanosensor has been developed by researchers at the Indian Institute of Science, and it can monitor environmental pollution. According to the researchers, the sensor can detect very minute levels of Carbon Monoxide -- as low as 500 parts per million -- even in the presence of...

Poverty

Environment and climate change

Human rights