As millions of women – and men – gathered in Washington and around the world Saturday to demand equal rights under the new Trump administration, women across India held their own protests for a very specific demand: safety for women in public spaces.
The next four years of U.S. action – or inaction – against climate change hangs in perilous balance as Donald Trump takes the office of the presidency today. While Trump and his cabinet appointees continue to question the impact of human activity on the climate, carbon giants on the other side of the globe are taking the opportunity to reiterate their dedication – and leadership – in the fight against climate change.
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.
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…