Internet Saathi reaches 15mn women, to expand to 4 new states

New Delhi, May 21 : After bridging the digital gender divide and empowering 15 million women in rural India, Google’s “Internet Saathi” programme is set to expand to four new states. Launched as a pilot project in 2015 along with Tata Trusts, “Internet Saathi” focuses on educating women to use the Internet who then impart […]

Priyanka Chopra visits Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh

Dhaka, May 21 : Actress and global Unicef Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights Priyanka Chopra is visiting the Rohingya refugee camps on a field visit. Priyanka on Monday tweeted a photograph of herself from an aircraft looking out of the window. “Follow my Instagram to share my experiences as I visit the Rohingya refugee camps […]

Plastic pollution needs to be curbed: UN Environment head

By Vishal Gulati New Delhi, May 21 : Plastic pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats and countries need better waste management to cope with the sheer quantity of plastic rubbish that is fouling the waters and environment, says United Nations Environment head Erik Solheim. “Plastic pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats […]

Berlin celebrates cultural diversity with carnival

Berlin, May 21 : Over 4,000 carnival actors in 68 groups have showcased the rich cultural diversity in Berlin with a street parade, drawing tens of thousands of spectators. As the highlight of the 23rd Carnival of Cultures, the parade on Sunday featured music, street dances, circus, and costume presentation, performed not only by local […]

First baby in 12 years born on remote Brazil island

Brasilia, May 21 : A remote Brazilian island with a ban on childbirth has celebrated the first baby born there in 12 years. Fernando de Noronha island, 370 km from the city of Natal, has about 3,000 residents but no maternity wards, BBC reported on Sunday. Expectant mothers are requested to travel to the mainland. […]

ASI to upgrade Purana Qila, set up museum gallery

New Delhi, May 20 : The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has taken up several important conservation, restoration and upgradation works at the Purana Qila here and are setting up a modern gallery which will display artefacts and pottery from ancient India, an official statement said on Sunday. The ASI has taken up conservation and […]