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How the country’s first transgender-run Milk Cooperative Society in Kovilpatti has given them hope and an identity

Activist Grace Banu credits the District Collector, the District Revenue Officer and the relentless hard work of the transgender community in setting up the Cooperative

Published on 21st October 2020
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How Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences is providing Odisha's youth access to quality education

The children of KISS are educated, modern and they use their knowledge to improve their lives - be it through practice of better hygiene

Published on 20th October 2020
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Braving poverty, tragedy and COVID, all 19 students of this Odisha foundation cleared NEET. This is their inspiring story

Whether it was Khirodini whose house was destroyed or Satyajit who had to strike a balance between helping with his father's work and studying, Founder of Zindagi Foundation tried to be there for all

Published on 19th October 2020
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COVID-19 has triggered an education crisis, gender inequality: UNESCO report 

Increase in gender-based violence, potential rise in teenage pregnancies or early marriages and possibility of a section of girls dropping out of schools or colleges are some of the implications

Published on 18th October 2020
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Odisha group keeps its mission alive, all 19 underprivileged medical aspirants crack NEET exam 

These successful students are products of Zindagi programme run by a non-governmental organisation of academician Ajay Bahadur Singh, who himself had similar experiences

Published on 17th October 2020
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Girl Child Day: NCRB data reveals pending cases on child marriage increase 11x in the past decade

The total number of cases every year, the cases worked on and the pending cases have moved almost on the same path over the decade. As the incidence increased, so did the productivity of the police

Published on 12th October 2020
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Why Dalits and the underprivileged in India have built-in barriers to accessing mental health care

Mental healthcare even for so-called privileged communities is dismal, so one can only shudder to imagine what it must be for those from non-privileged backgrounds

Published on 11th October 2020
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Remote-learning begins in Coronavirus-hit Philippines as children start studying at home

A majority of families, especially from poor and rural communities, opted to use government-provided digital or printed learning materials

Published on 5th October 2020
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Eight states account for over 70 per cent of children in care homes, NCPCR wants them returned to families 

The country's apex child rights body NCPCR has directed eight states that account for over 70 per cent of children in care homes to ensure their return to their families

Published on 26th September 2020
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Bihar woman breaks 10-day long fast after health worsens, UPSC stays mum

UPSC aspirant Priya Kumari who hails from Patna was on a hunger strike since September 11, seeking a postponement of UPSC Prelims

Published on 23rd September 2020
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Trafficking Jam: Why India's human trafficking problem has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic

Every time there has been a crisis, the number of trafficked children have erupted and this pandemic might not paint a different picture but are we equipped enough to handle it?

Published on 7th September 2020
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How Odisha Knowledge Corp has helped youngsters hold on to their jobs during the pandemic 

The pandemic-induced job losses have us all worried, especially the youth. But OKCL is doing all it can — while adhering to UN’s SDGs — to help the youngsters. This is how they are doing it

Published on 19th September 2020
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This Bihar UPSC aspirant has been on a hunger strike for 5 days to get the prelims postponed

The students have been appealing to various authorities through social media platforms, seeking a postponement until the COVID curve plateaus

Published on 15th September 2020
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M Venkaiah Naidu: Glad that NEP focuses on age-old Indian values in education system

Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu went on to explain how meditation and understanding of the inner self can help in these times of crisis and strengthen the mind

Published on 11th September 2020
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Students storm Twitter after Ambedkar University Delhi says SC, ST students from 3 lakh/pa homes and over are not eligible for fee waiver

 

The students have also been asked to produce caste certificates from NCT of Delhi and will only be eligible if their community is recognised the the NCT of Delhi government

Published on 8th September 2020

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