India’s Supreme Court has directed the government to conduct an audit of more than 3 million charities in the country, many of which have received millions of dollars of state funds, but have failed to show where the money was spent.
What can a game of Snakes and Ladders teach a child about violence? It turns out a lot. A recent study shows that a new gender equity program in Indian schools can transform not only how students respond to gender discrimination and violence, but how their teachers, parents and communities do as well.
India must pass a law granting women equal rights to land as men if the country is to ensure more food is grown for its more than 1 billion people and greater respect for the environment, a leading scientist said.
In developing countries, more women are using Uber-like apps to secure domestic work, but they are not necessarily benefiting from the new technology.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked India for 50 days of patience when he pulled the 500- and 1,000-rupee notes – the two largest denominations that comprise 86 percent of the country’s currency – out of circulation on four hours’ notice last month. “Punish me if I do not deliver,” he said, according to India Today. Now 37 days in, things have yet to settle down.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi abruptly thrust India into chaos last Tuesday when he banned the 500- and 1,000-rupee bills – the two largest denominations – to root out counterfeits, corruption, terrorism financing and tax evasion. But growing bank lines are becoming more dramatic, laundering inquiries are trending on Google, and the poor are wondering when they’ll benefit as Modi has promised.
Authorities have closed about 300 schools in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir state after fatal shelling racked areas near the Pakistan border for days and arsonists this week torched the latest of 28 schools in two months.
Investigators have found drug-resistant bacteria – or superbugs – in antibiotic factories in India that supply major U.S. and European distributors, implicating the factories and their suppliers in China in the rampant spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), a new report revealed for the first time today.
India’s long- and short-term vision to address poverty includes plans to increase energy production and scientific collaboration to expand access…
Combine restrictive financial policies with the instability of climate change, and what do you get? In India, unfortunately, it leads…