social challenges

1,500 kids to be trained in life-skills by AoL

May 30th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 30 (IANS) About 1,500 children from India, Singapore, Malyasia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will flock to the Art of Living (AoL) Foundation campus here Thursday to participate ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

IIT alumnus Nohria named next dean of Harvard

May 5th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Boston, May 5 (IANS) Professor Nitin Nohria, an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai, has been named the first Indian-American dean of the prestigious Harvard Business School, a role ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Even mild kidney disease deteriorates a child’s quality of life

January 28th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Even mild to moderate kidney disease could have grave negative effects on a child's quality of life, according to research led by Johns Hopkins Children's Center.The new finding ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fiscal committee chairman says intervention in Dubai World planned

November 27th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 27 (IANS) Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, chairman of the Supreme Fiscal Committee of the Dubai government, has said that the committee's decision to intervene in Dubai World is well-thought ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Tackle climate change or imperil democracy’

September 15th, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 15 (IANS) Democratic freedoms will be in danger around the world unless governments step up immediate efforts to tackle climate change, according to a think tank based here. In an open ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Men with high testosterone levels ‘more likely to have multiple wives’

August 28th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 28 (ANI): Men with high testosterone levels are more likely to have multiple wives, according to a new study.They also give less attention to their kids.High testosterone levels have been ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

What’s holding India back? Ramachandra Guha finds ten reasons

July 14th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) What stops India from becoming a 21st century superpower? There are ten reasons, according to author-historian, social analyst and teacher Ramachandra Guha. ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India should be less discontented, not superpower: Ramachandra Guha

July 13th, 2009 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) India should not aspire to be a dominant and powerful country, but should try to be a less "discontented country", eminent author-historian-social analyst and teacher Ramachandra Guha ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Middle-aged singletons ‘at higher dementia risk’

July 3rd, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 3 (ANI): People who live alone in middle age face nearly double the risk of developing dementia in later life compared with married or cohabiting counterparts, according to a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Students’ healthy relationship with teachers improves their success rates

July 1st, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): Students who share a healthy relationship with their teachers and schools tend to have higher success rates, suggests a new study.According to a research review co-authored by Christi ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Advice for Obama: Visit India for ‘Jai Ho’ US policy

June 12th, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) The head of a Washington think tank has some unusual advice for President Barack Obama: visit India and see why 'Jai Ho' should be the key words ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gifted children need equivalent care as normal peers to thrive in school

January 14th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): They might be topping their class, but gifted children need much attention and educational resources to thrive in school as do other students whose physical, behavioural, emotional ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Science and technology can tackle economic, social challenges: PM

January 10th, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh today said that there is a close interconnect between scientific, progressive and secular values.He was convinced of the necessity of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Gypsy travellers site honoured with Community Award

July 27th, 2008 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 27 (ANI): In a bid to honour social use of technology, social networking site, called SavvyChavvy, has been awarded the Catalyst Award for its work in helping young gypsy ... Read more...

Posted in World |