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Maharashtra CM inaugurates Maharojgar Melava

Stating that employment is available at every step of development, he said Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced the idea of providing employment by way of skill development to tackle unemployment on one hand and lack of skilled labour on the other.

PMO counters criticism on 'rehashed' schemes under Narendra Modi government

PMO counters criticism on 'rehashed' schemes under Narendra Modi government

With NDA Government facing criticism of "rehashing" old schemes, a top PMO official said no idea is entirely new and its origin can be traced in old ones but what distinguishes it is how effectively a programme is applied to a particular situation.

UNDP suspends Maria Sharapova as goodwill ambassador

UNDP suspends Maria Sharapova as goodwill ambassador

Sharapova tested positive for meldonium, which was added to the World Anti-Doping Agency`s banned list on January 1.

Bombs laid by Islamic State hamper Iraqi troops in Ramadi after victory

Bombs laid by Islamic State hamper Iraqi troops in Ramadi after victory

 Islamic State militants left Ramadi`s streets and buildings boobytrapped with bombs, hampering efforts to rebuild the city two weeks after Iraq`s elite counter-terrorism forces claimed victory against the militant group there, officials said.

UNDP's Human Development Index: Top 10 countries

The report, compiled on the basis of estimates for 2014, ranked Norway at the top.

India ranks 130th in Human Development Index: UNDP

India ranks 130th in Human Development Index: UNDP

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in its latest report has placed India`s Human Development Index (HDI) value for 2014 at 0.609, as the country climbed five spots to 130 in a list of 188 countries and territories.

India Gate lights up in orange for UN's violence against women

As part of a global 'Orange the World' campaign, the iconic India Gate on Wednesday lit up in the colour orange celebrating the International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women.

Donors pledge billions for Ebola recovery

International donors pledged $3.4 billion in new funds Friday to help Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in their final push to stamp out Ebola and get on the road to recovery.

Blue whales spotted off Maharashtra coast after 100 years

Blue whales spotted off Maharashtra coast after 100 years

A group of researchers claimed to have spotted a mother-calf pair of blue whales off the Sindhudurg coast in Maharashtra after nearly 100 years between March and May.

Football idols Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo team up in UN Ebola fundraiser

Football idols Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo team up in UN Ebola fundraiser

 Football idols Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldo will lead a star-studded team in a friendly match on Monday aimed at raising money to help Ebola-hit Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Govt approves appointment of 3 experts as NDMA members

The government on Sunday approved appointment of a scientist, an armyman and a UN expert on disaster reduction as members of the revamped NDMA, which had previously seen mostly politicians and retired bureaucrats with no background of disaster management holding office.

Ebola wiping out Sierra Leone's post-war gains: Study

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone faces social and economic disaster as gains made since the country's ruinous civil war are wiped out by the epidemic, according to a major study released today.

UN urges world to tackle human trafficking

UN urges world to tackle human trafficking

More than 2.2 billion people `poor or near-poor`: UN report

More than 2.2 billion people are "poor or near-poor", with financial crises, natural disasters, soaring food prices and violent conflicts threatening to exacerbate the problem, a United Nations report said Thursday.

BRIC GDP to surpass output of US, European nations by 2020

Reflecting the growing might of emerging markets, a UN report Friday said that the combined output of BRIC countries including India will surpass the aggregate GDP of US, Canada and other European nation by 2020.

UNDP should focus on decimating poverty: India

India has stressed that the UNDP should focus on "decimating poverty" and that UN development systems need to be "firmly rooted in its core focus area" of only development-related work in order to be successful.

41.6% of Indians below poverty line in 2005: UNDP

The United Nations estimates that 41.6 percent of India's population lived below the poverty line in 2005, but the Planning Commission had pegged the figure lower at 37.2 percent, Parliament was informed Wednesday.

Nearly half of domestic helps in Mumbai are U-15 girls

Forty percent of domestic servants
in India`s financial capital are under 15 years of age and the
number seems to be increasing at an alarming rate, states a
report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).