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Indian under-fives the most vulnerable in the world (Second Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Despite the government's efforts to improve maternal and child health, the latest report released by UNICEF shows India had the highest number of deaths of ... Read more...

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Indian under-fives the most vulnerable in the world (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Despite the government's efforts to improve maternal and child health, the latest report released by UNICEF shows India had the highest number of deaths of ... Read more...

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Indian under-fives the most vulnerable in the world


September 13th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Despite the government's efforts to improve maternal and child health, the latest report released by UNICEF shows India had the highest number of deaths of ... Read more...

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Watson supports Africa schools charity


August 25th, 2012 - 3:50 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 25 (IANS) "Harry Potter" actress Emma Watson has shown her support for a charity supplying vital equipment to schools in Sub-Saharan Africa.Back to School Shop work to raise ... Read more...

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Over $50 bn illicitly transferred from Africa annually: Mbeki


August 16th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 15 (IANS) Over $50 billion is illicitly transferred from Africa annually with multinational corporations being the main culprits, said former South African president Thabo Mbeki here Wednesday.Mbeki, chairman ... Read more...

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Increase in domestic funding on AIDS: UN report


July 19th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) Domestic funding on HIV has exceeded international investments in the last one year, a report by the UN AIDS said here Wednesday.The report observed that over ... Read more...

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FDI into South Africa soars


July 9th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, July 9 (IANS) South Africa led the sub-region as foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows into sub-Saharan Africa jumped by 25 percent in 2011, according to the 2012 World Investment ... Read more...

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Bharat Biotech receives $4 million award for new vaccine


June 18th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 18 (IANS) Bharat Biotech and the University of Maryland Center for Vaccine Development (CVD) Monday announced that they had received a $4 million Strategic Translation Award from The ... Read more...

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China open over cooperation with US in Africa


June 15th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 15 (IANS) The Chinese government Friday said it has an open attitude towards holding discussion with the US over cooperation in Africa, Xinhua reported."China and the United ... Read more...

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IFC to take 15 percent stake in two SunEdison companies


May 10th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 10 (IANS) International Finance Corporation (IFC), a part of World Bank, will be investing Rs.75 crore ($14.5 million) towards 15 percent stake in two holding companies of solar ... Read more...

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15 million babies born prematurely every year


May 3rd, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Fifteen million babies are born too soon every year and 1.1 million die shortly after birth, making premature birth the second leading cause of death in ... Read more...

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No recovery in sight for global labour market: UN


May 1st, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 1 (IANS) A new UN report Monday warned that despite signs that economic growth has resumed in some regions, the global employment situation is alarming and shows ... Read more...

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Internet fosters pro-democratic attitudes


April 5th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) The net may have spurred democratic revolutions in the Arab world, but a new study suggests the it is most likely to play a role only ... Read more...

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Cash no problem, consesus is, for BRICS bank


March 28th, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, March 28 (IANS) A BRICS development bank will be very useful, particularly to Africa, but a major challenge that may come on its way is aligning the interest ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha members express concern over poor sex ratio


March 19th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Rajya Sabha members Monday expressed concern over the poor sex ratio in India, pointing out that stringent steps were needed to contain the situation.Raising ... Read more...

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Unesco calls for girls access to primary education


March 6th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 6 (IANS) Launching its global atlas of gender equality, Unesco Tuesday called for action on further increasing enrolment of girls in primary education across the world.The atlas was ... Read more...

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3.3 million killed by wildfire smoke between 1997-2006


February 21st, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 21 (IANS) Smoke from landscape fires caused the deaths of more than 3.3 million people worldwide between 1997 and 2006, according to a new study.The hardest hit were ... Read more...

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HIV drug now available as oral powder for children


January 29th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) The HIV drug Viread will now be available in powder form for HIV positive children after its approval by the US Food and Drug Administration ... Read more...

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India low on global homicide, violence scale: Steven Pinker


January 23rd, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Cognitive scientist Steven Pinker, known for his radical theories about the evolution of language and violence in society, has a good word for India: the ... Read more...

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42 percent children under five underweight: Report


January 10th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Over 40 percent of children under five in 100 focus districts in India are underweight -- double the average for sub-Saharan Africa -- and ... Read more...

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Human trials under way for new HIV vaccine


January 3rd, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 3 (IANS) The first human trials for the new HIV injectible vaccine are under way, containing a specific protein which will target the most virulent strain of the ... Read more...

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Unicef hails Mexico’s child welfare initiative


December 29th, 2011 - 4:48 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 29 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund has welcomed a new initiative of the Mexican government to improve child welfare, saying it's a "breakthrough" to improve social equity ... Read more...

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Dip in AIDS deaths: UN report (Dec 1 is World AIDS Day)


November 30th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Nov 30 (IANS) The number of people dying due to HIV-AIDS has declined by nearly 0.4 million in the last five years due to improved healthcare, a UN report ... Read more...

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Renewable energy technologies can address climate change


November 30th, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Renewable energy technologies (RETs) can help address the challenges of international energy poverty and climate change, a study by a UN agency said."RETs can complement ... Read more...

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Ellen DeGeneres named as the new AIDS special envoy by Obama administration


November 10th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Obama administration has named television star Ellen DeGeneres as the new AIDS special envoy. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton announced that DeGeneres will be responsible ... Read more...

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India re-elected chair of international population body


November 5th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Indian Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has been re-elected the chairperson of intergovernmental body Partners in Population Development (PPD), a statement said here Saturday.The decision ... Read more...

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India has more ‘multidimensionally poor’ than Pakistan


November 3rd, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) More than half of India's population at 612 million is "multidimensionally poor" - or deficit in health, education and living standards - making it the ... Read more...

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Indian innovation in education gets noticed in Qatar


November 2nd, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Doha, Nov 2 (IANS) Two unusual and innovative educational projects from India are among a list of "16 pioneers around the world" selected by a new book on the subject ... Read more...

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Africa’s kids deprived of secondary education: UN


October 26th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 26 (IANS) Two out of three children in sub-Saharan Africa are left out of secondary school as governments are having trouble meeting the increased demand, the UN ... Read more...

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India becomes better place to do business


October 20th, 2011 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) With the second best performance after Sri Lanka in South Asia, India climbed seven places to be ranked 132nd best place to do business, according to ... Read more...

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India must act to cope up with urbanisation: UN expert


September 27th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) India has good policies but needs to implement them effectively to cope with the growing challenge of urbanisation, UN Under-Secretary-General Joan Clos said Monday."The pace ... Read more...

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Southeast Asia to give health issues more priority


September 9th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 9 (IANS) Health ministers and officials from 11 southeast Asian countries Friday resolved to give higher priority to key health issues like HIV-Aids, routine immunisation and nutrition in ... Read more...

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115 mn kids exposed to hazardous work globally


June 10th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Around 115 million of the world's 215 million child labourers do hazardous work and there is an urgent need for action to halt this practice, ... Read more...

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Indian company to fund Nigerian power plant


June 7th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Calabar (Nigeria), June 7 (IANS) Indian company Essar African Holdings will finance a 600-MW power plant in Cross River State in the West African nation of Nigeria, company officials say.The ... Read more...

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Godrej Consumer Products buys majority stake in African hair care firm


June 1st, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) FMCG major Godrej Consumer Products Ltd (GCPL) Wednesday said it has acquired a 51 percent stake in African hair care product company -- Darling ... Read more...

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