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We must give up what we cannot reuse

G’nY. The theme for this WED is ‘beat plastic pollution’. Although pertinent for countries like India, what is the core area of focus, littering or recycling?  Eric Solheim : The scourge of plastic pollution is a problem for every country in the world. Recently we found a plastic bag in the deepest depths of the ocean, in the Mariana Trench. We have found plastic in animals, in the water we drink and of course on land. In Bandung province in Indonesia, an army chief referred to plastic...

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Feminism is finely entwined with human values

Kamla Bhasin has been working for women rights for over four decades now. Speaking with G’nY, she discusses empowerment and the way forward that can help us acquire better human values.

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Primacy of women should be considered for their economic contributions

Ravi Verma leads the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) on issues of HIV/AIDS, preventing domestic violence and child marriage. Speaking with G’nY, he talks about the need for gender equality.

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Village Nang finds prosperity

G’nY. After the breakthrough innovation of the ‘artificial glacier’, can you say that it has substantively changed the lives of the people in the region? Chewang Norphel: To assert how artificial glacier changed the lives of people qualitatively and quantitatively, I would like to cite an example of a village Nang in the east Leh town. This is a village with 70 families where people are mostly farmers. They depended on a meagre produce of wheat and barley. Since the creation of an artificial...

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Students should read political ideologies and then debate

The affable Professor N V Varghese, Vice Chancellor at National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA), speaks with G’nY about how higher education shapes the nature of discourse and bolsters forward linkages.

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Quality teachers are intrinsic to boosting our education system

India’s school education is riddled with problems that need urgent attention. Demystifying the lacunae, Anil Swarup, Secretary, School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource and Development speaking with the Editor G’nY, exudes positivity and a voice of hope in transforming the system from within.

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Geospatial Health Mapping

Dr Bhoop Singh, Head of Natural Resources Data Management System (NRDMS), under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, highlighted the use of spatial technology in geospatial health mapping and the achievements of the project across the country while speaking with Editor, G’nY.

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Towards minimising the queue before the doctor

In conversation with Alok Mukhopadhyay, Chairman, Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI), G’nY brings forth significant concerns in the healthcare system in India, along with prospective strategies.

English Quiz

विश्व मधुमक्खी दिवस क्विज

20 मई, 2018 को विश्व मधुमक्खी दिवस है। यह संयुक्त राष्ट्र संघ प्रायोजित दिवस है। 18वीं शताब्दी में आधुनिक मधुमक्खी पालन तकनीक विकसित करने वाले एंटोन जान्सा के जन्म दिवस को विश्व मधुमक्खी दिवस के रूप...

English Quiz

भूंकप क्विज

भूकंप के झटके आपने अपने जीवन में कभी न कभी महसूस किया होगा। दरअसल भूगर्भिक चट्टानों के विक्षोभ के स्रोत से उठने वाली लहरदार कंपन को भूकंप कहते हैं। भूकंप कई प्रकार का हो सकता है जिनमें विवर्तनिक...