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India’s surprise plan to send people to space by 2022

India aims to send people to space by 2022. The mission and its short timeline surprised many, including the head of the country’s space agency.
from Nature on Sep 19, 2018.

How many sewer scavengers are there In India?

Another man has been killed in a sewer in Delhi after the rope tying the man snapped and he fell inside - the tenth such death in the country in a week.
from News18 on Sep 18, 2018.

River chiefs - an ingenious approach to water governance in China?

A series of reforms are taking effect in China in an attempt to improve the protection.and health of rivers.
from International Rivers on Sep 17, 2018.

Pakistan’s prosperity needs independent experts

New Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan’s administration must respect expertise to meet its ambitious goals.
from Nature on Sep 13, 2018.

BRAC’s tablet journey: revolutionising microfinance in Bangladesh

Clay houses with tin roofs. Mooing cows. Everything gave an impression of a world disconnected from modern technology in Bangladesh's Juranpur village.
from Centre for Financial Inclusion on Sep 12, 2018.

Dismay at third consecutive annual rise in global hunger

Oxfam voices "dismay" at a UN warning of rising global hunger and says "We’re back to where we were a decade ago."
from Oxfam on Sep 12, 2018.

African agriculture's future lies in cultivating youth, not only crops

We must cultivate people as well as crops, especially the 1.2 billion young men and women in poorer countries, says the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture chief.
from allAfrica on Sep 10, 2018.

New rules for high seas must include poorest countries’ needs

The poorest people must have an active role in protecting and managing oceans to ensure new laws covering the high seas are effective and fair, says Essam Yassin Mohammed.
from IIED on Sep 9, 2018.

World Bank pours hundreds of millions into African science

A World Bank scheme aimed at building grassroots research capacity in Africa will nearly double its budget with a third, probably final, investment worth over $280 million.
from Nature on Sep 7, 2018.

Is elephants' slaughter story fake?

A widely reported story that 90 elephants have been slaughtered in Botswana recently has been denounced as fake by the authorities.
from Survival on Sep 6, 2018.
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