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Magnetic Maharashtra: Sweden signs MoU with state government to skill train women 18.2.2018 DNA: Top News
The Consulate General of Sweden in Mumbai and Swedish Chamber of Commerce launched a pilot project called Kraftsamla at the Magnetic Maharashtra, aimed to skill and train women from all walks of life in particular underprivileged to create readily employable women for the industry, build value chains, and transform eco-systems in Maharashtra. Present at the launch were also representatives of the Maharashtra Government and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Maharashtra State Skills Development Society and Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation. “We are working in diff sectors in terms of skill development. Maharashtra has a maximum number of women entrepreneurs who need to be encouraged. GDP of the country will also boost if we encourage these women by channelizing their potential. All we need to do is to bridge the gap and connect the women who want to work and the companies who need the workforce. This MoU with Swedish Chamber of Commerce India (SCCI) is the right step ahead to achieving ...
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IFAD, Bangladesh invest $92 mn to aid poorest 14.2.2018 General News
Rome, Feb 14 (IANS/AKI) The UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Bangladesh have signed an accord to invest $92.4 million to help 303,000 of the poorest rural households in flood-prone areas, IFAD said.
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Worsening Ethiopian drought threatens to end nomadic lifestyle 13.2.2018 deccanherald.com
Down a sandy track past a desiccated animal carcass lies a cluster of half-built huts that Ethiopias government and aid agencies hope will blunt the worsening toll of repeated droughts. The soon-to-be village of Dabafayed is intended as a new, permanent home for once-nomadic herders made destitute by the countrys back-to-back droughts. The lifestyle change is drastic but necessary, officials say. "We cant talk about a normal state of affairs anymore when drought has become almost perennial," said Achim Steiner, head of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), during a recent visit to the resettlement site. If predictions prove correct, Ethiopia will soon face its fourth consecutive year of drought, with the lack of rain hitting pastoralist herders worst. Robust responses by Ethiopias government and foreign aid agencies and the absence of war have prevented a repeat of the disastrous famines of the 1970s and 1980s that killed hundreds of thousands. Ethiopian officials argue the policy of relocating rural ...
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UN agriculture fund to invest over $30m in Tajikistan 9.2.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Rome, Feb 9 (IANS/AKI) The United Nations' International Fund for Agricultural Development signed a $39.3 million dollar accord with Tajikistan on Friday for a six-year project to cut poverty and propel economic growth in poor rural communities in the Central Asian nation.
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CCNTHCO calls emergency meet today 6.2.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
CCNTHCO calls emergency meet today
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Breaking joint declaration to stay away from polls : CCNTHCO accuses BJP 4.2.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Breaking joint declaration to stay away from polls : CCNTHCO accuses BJP
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China, UNDP Pak sign $4mn assistance agreement for Fata, Balochistan 3.2.2018 General News
China, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Pakistan have signed a USD 4 million agreement to provide assistance over four months to help the people of Fata and Balochistan region in Pakistan."The successful launching of the project renews our commitment to deliver strong support to the people of Pakistan. The project will support the people in the restoration of their livelihood and help rebuild their lives," the Dawn quoted Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing, as saying on Friday at the signing ceremony.The Chinese ambassador further said that China would continue to increase the grant assistance to Pakistan.China came up with its One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative in 2013.The project comprises a network of railways, roads and pipelines that would connect Pakistan's port city of Gwadar in the province of Balochistan, with the Chinese city of Kashgar in landlocked Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).The human rights activists have, time and again, spoken about and ...
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Sweden commits record $370m of aid to UN World Food Programme 3.2.2018 General News
Rome, Feb 3 (IANS/AKI) Sweden and the United Nations World Food Programme on Friday signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement committing an unprecedented $370 million dollars to WFP over the next four years, the agency said, hailing the Scandinavian nation as a global leader in aid.
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China, UNDP sign pact to help Pakistan's tribal areas 2.2.2018 Education
China and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) on Friday signed a $4 million agreement to support the recovery of Pakistan's remote areas that have been affected by natural and human-made crises.
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UN India focuses on 'neglected' northeast's potential 1.2.2018 Cinema-Showbiz
India's northeast has remained "neglected" and "fallen behind" in development, but now "its time has come", says Yuri Afanasiev, UN's Resident Coordinator and the UNDP Resident Representative in India, as the UN teams up with LFW to promote the potential of northeast states.
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Haryana budget to ensure benefits of schemes reach everyone 25.1.2018 General News
Haryana Finance Minister Captain Abhimanyu today said the state's budget for 2018-19 is being prepared in the spirit of 'Antyodaya' and 'Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas' to ensure that the benefit of all schemes and programmes reaches to everyone. Speaking at the pre-budget consultation organised by the Finance and Planning Department here today, he said departments have started the process of redesigning their strategies for assigning budget estimates, keeping in view the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. An MoU will be signed soon with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to provide consultancy services for implementation of SDGs in the state, as per an official release. The finance minister said the size of the budget had increased considerably in the last three years, from Rs 69,000 crore in 2014-15 to Rs 1,02,000 crore in 2017-18 despite huge expenditure on account of social security pensions and giving the state government employees .
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WHO grants prequalification to Bharat Biotech's Rotavirus Vaccine 'ROTAVAC' 25.1.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Jan 25 (ANI-BusinessWire India): Bharat Biotech on Thursday announced that the World Health Organisation (WHO Geneva) has awarded prequalification to the developing world's first rotavirus
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Biologist moots integrated approach for ensuring food security 23.1.2018 General News
An integrated and holistic approach was required for developing proper technologies to ensure the food and nutritional security of the people in the country, eminent biologist Dr Manju Sharma said today. "Malnutrition is still a grave issue in India. Every year 2.1 million children die of malnutrition in the country", she said here, citing a data of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Sharma, a former secretary of Department of Biotechnology, urged the scientists and professionals to take up challenging tasks for combating malnutrition. She stressed the need for launching different types of missions, along with international collaborations and interaction with social scientists as well, to address the food and nutritional issues in the country. She was speaking after inaugurating a 21-day Winter School being launched by the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) to train young researchers on latest trends in developing natural products from the .
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Device to record ‘real-time’ vaccination launched in Rajasthan 16.1.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
In an endeavour to achieve the target of 90% complete vaccination coverage in the state by the end of 2018, Rajasthan state health department has started using a device to plug the gaps found in vaccination. As per the claim by the department, this intervention is the first of its kind in the world to get real-time information on the number of children vaccinated and the vaccines used.  “The device, named Vaccine and Logistics Evaluator (VALUE), developed by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), is being used for the first time globally, on a pilot basis in two blocks in the state along with JK Lon Hospital in Jaipur,”UNDP focal person,Dr Abhay Bohra told DNA. “It’s a device handed over to auxiliary nursing midwifery (ANM) to use during vaccination sessions and feed in it the name and number of vaccines used. Data related to places of vaccination session and names of vaccines that are to be administered, has been fed into the hand-held device. ANM has to feed the number against the name of the ...
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They see, they learn and they discover 12.1.2018 BusinessLine - India Interior
How Bengal is building a scientific temper in rural young
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Media sensitization workshop on 4th Round Intensified Mission Indradhanush 6.1.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Media sensitization workshop on 4th Round Intensified Mission Indradhanush
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Will Coringa survive the onslaught ? 23.12.2017 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
The wildlife sanctuary, the second largest mangrove in the country, is facing threat of industrial and agriculture pollution
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Eradication of child labour: Kailash Satyarthi seeks high-level UN meet 18.12.2017 BusinessLine - World
Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi has urged UN chief Antonio Guterres to summon a high-level meeting of the organisation’s various bodies to achieve the global commitment of eradication of child labo...
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List of 80,000 sericulture farmers sent for insurance coverage 17.12.2017 The Assam Tribune
List of 80,000 sericulture farmers sent for insurance coverage
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Women commissions urge Zaira Wasim to file police complaint 10.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The National Commission for Women (NCW) as well as the Delhi and Maharashtra commisions for women on Sunday urged actress Zaira Wasim to file a police complaint after she alleged she was molested on a flight.
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