World could see 140 million climate migrants by 2050

World could see 140 million climate migrants by 2050

People carry their important household items by boat in a flood-affected village in Gaibandha, Bangladesh. The low-lying country has many residents that are at risk from a changing climate in the near future. File Photo   New Delhi, March 20 (IANS): Three densely populated regions of the world, including South Asia, could see internal climate […]

How can India improve her Happiness Quotient?

How can India improve her Happiness Quotient?

Image for representational purpose only   By M. Rajaque Rahman IANS | March 20 It does crush the pride of a nation to find itself ranked as low as 133rd in a global ranking of happiness.   While it’s debatable whether something as subtle as happiness can be plotted on the basis of gross factors […]

Exclusive: Faced with Delhi’s pollution, Modi’s government bought air purifiers

Exclusive: Faced with Delhi’s pollution, Modi’s government bought air purifiers

FILE PHOTO: A child wears a face mask for protection from air pollution in Delhi, India November 14, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton/File photo   NEW DELHI, March 20 (Reuters) – As pollution choked India’s capital Delhi in recent years, a total of 140 air purifiers were purchased for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s offices and at least […]

FACTBOX – Water, water everywhere – but for how much longer?

FACTBOX – Water, water everywhere – but for how much longer?

FILE PHOTO: Depleted wetlands are seen on the edge of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, August 25, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman   Demand for water is expected to increase by nearly one-third by 2050 as the planet’s population expands   BARCELONA, March 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Demand for water is expected to increase by nearly one-third […]

How a couple took ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ to new heights — three decades ago

How a couple took ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ to new heights — three decades ago

Jaipur, March 16 (IANS) Sulochana Chaudhary, a mother of three successful daughters, was watching TV with keen interest as Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the audience while launching the “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” campaign in Jhunjhunu on March 8.   But long before the girl child became a campaign slogan for the current Prime Minister, […]

Cold-blooded? Study finds female pythons care for their young

Cold-blooded? Study finds female pythons care for their young

An adult Southern African python is seen in this undated handout picture issued by the University of Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa, March 14, 2018. University of Witwatersrand/Graham Alexander/Handout via REUTERS   JOHANNESBURG, March 14 (Reuters) – Shedding their cold-blooded image, snakes emerge from a recent study as more caring creatures that protect their nests […]

France is “feminist country” battling to put thought into action, minister says

France is “feminist country” battling to put thought into action, minister says

Fines have been proposed for sexual harassment on the streets, such as catcalling and obscene remarks.   NEW YORK, March 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A cultural shift must accompany government policies aimed at ending gender discrimination in France, the country’s minister for gender equality said.   Plans by the French government are underway to […]

FEATURE-Dentist drills through stigma holding back Indonesia’s disabled

FEATURE-Dentist drills through stigma holding back Indonesia’s disabled

Dentist and charity worker Annita Foe (left) poses alongside David Sitorus outside a medical clinic in Medan, Indonesia, February 22, 2018. Thomson Reuters Foundation / Michael Taylor   People with disabilities have been badly treated in Indonesia but their rights are starting to be recognised   MEDAN, Indonesia, March 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – T […]