UN climate meet: CSE urges India to submit INDCs

 In the run up to UN climate change conference in Paris later this year, a green body today urged India to work with developing nations and push for a "fair and equitable" global deal which saves the world from catastrophic climate impacts.

Drought fears grow as IMD forecasts 'deficient' Monsoon
Drought fears grow as IMD forecasts 'deficient' Monsoon

In a bad news for the country in general and the agriculture sector in particular, Monsoon rains this year will be “ deficient”, the government announced on Tuesday.

Modi Government’s One Year: Waiting for ‘Acche Din’

Inhe 60 saal diye hai, mujhe 60 mahine do (You have given them (Congress) 60 years, give me 60 months)! Narendra Modi had petitioned voters to test him during his shrill national election campaign, and see the difference he would make to their lives and that of the country.

Voices for environment protection ebb in economic downturn: IIM

Voices in support of environment protection have ebbed during economic down-turn, according to a study conducted by the Indian Institute of Management here.

India lags emerging world in research, imperils innovation

As it attempts to drive growth and innovation, India lags the developed and emerging world in a key area, research and development, as a recent imbroglio over stipends reveals.

Chronic diseases account for 60% of deaths in India: Report

The cost of these diseases which occur in the form of various ailments like diabetes, strokes and hypertension is between 4% and 10% of the country’s GDP.

The significance of Health Insurance for your Life

You never know when you or your family member will have an accident or get sick. Having good health insurance provides you with an affordable way to get medical care when you need it.

DNA: The disturbing case of shrinking farmer population in India

Recent reports and figures reveal a shrinking farmer population in India, which is primarily an agriculture-based country.

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DNA test of India's economic growth before Union Budget 2015

Before Union Budget 2015, people should know about the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to understand the economic growth of the country.

Govt plans to raise public health spend to 2.5% of GDP

The draft National Health Policy (NHP) proposes to raise public health expenditure to 2.5 per cent of the GDP and general taxation is envisaged to be the major source of financing for the health sector, the government Friday said.

Emission intensity of GDP to be reduced by 20-25% by 2020

The emission intensity of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will be reduced by 20-25 per cent by 2020 from the 2005 level without reckoning the emissions from agriculture sector, Lok Sabha was informed Tuesday.

Budget Session: Watch President Pranab Mukherjee's full speech

Watch the full speech of President Pranab Mukherjee during the Parliament's Budget Session.

India to witness major changes in medical education

 India will see major changes in medical education and healthcare within the next couple of years, renowned cardiac surgeon Devi Shetty said today as he called for technology enabled solutions to address pressing health issues.