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Kerala top achiever in meeting Sustainable Development Goals: Niti Aayog

Kerala was the top state in meeting the sustainable development goals in this year’s ranking, prepared by NITI Aayog. Kerala retained the top slot, while Himachal, which shared the top ranking in 2018, was relegated to the second slot in this year’s…

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Health Ministry launches Longitudinal Ageing Study in India

The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare launched the Longitudinal Ageing Study in India (LASI). This is the largest survey of its kind and will survey more than 60,000 elderly over 25 years plan. This survey will provide scientifically validated…

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Swachh Survekshan 2016: Mysuru cleanest city of India

Mysuru has emerged as the country’s cleanest city followed by Chandigarh and Tiruchi in a sanitation survey conducted by the Ministry of Urban Development under the Swachh Bharat Mission.New Delhi Municipal Council came in fourth while Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s…

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Lack of ‘suitable’ jobs holding back women employment

A new paper by World Bank economists blames a “jobs deficit” for the decline in female labour force participation over the past decade. The study says a scarcity of “suitable job opportunities” outside farming and close to the place of…