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Daily Archives: December 2, 2017

Children with Disabilities Left Behind in Education

WASHINGTON (ABC Live):– Disabilities Left Behind : Children with disabilities are being left behind by global efforts to improve education opportunities for all, as gaps between children with and without disabilities have increased dramatically in developing countries, according to new research from the World Bank and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) released ahead of the International Day of Persons …

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Disability is Work Force Diversity Factor : ILO

New Delhi (ABC Live): Diversity Factor: The business case for diversity has been well established by research in recent years. The benefits of diverse workplaces include an increased talent pool and employee satisfaction, strengthened customer orientation, improved innovation and creativity, as well as an enhanced company image. So far, the bulk of research has focused on the impact of Work …

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ICAO Turns Orange Against Gender-Based Violence

Montreal (ABC Live):Gender-Based Violence :The lighting of the Montréal Headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization has been turned orange in support of the “Orange the World” 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign (#16days and #OrangetheWorld). The campaign is led by UN Women. “As Secretary General of a UN specialized agency, I would like to stress that ending violence against women …

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IAEA Issues Radiotherapy New Practice Code Practice

Vienna (ABC Live): Radiotherapy New Practice Code Practice :A new code of practice, published last week, will help guide medical physicists to implement methodologies that can improve the accuracy of radiation doses for cancer patients when smaller fields and more targeted radiation is employed. Such so called ‘small field’ radiation is used to treat smaller tumours in the early stages of …

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World AIDS Day 2017 Targets AIDS Free World by 2030

New York (ABC Live): World AIDS Day 2017 :The world will not achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – which include the target of ending AIDS by 2030 – without people attaining their right to health, the United Nations said Friday, marking World AIDS Day 2017 with a strong appeal for the full realization of this fundamental right by everyone, everywhere. “The right …

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India Launches National Nutrition Mission

New Delhi (ABC Live): National Nutrition Mission :The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi yesterday has approved setting up of National Nutrition Mission (NNM) with a three year budget of Rs.9046.17 crore commencing from 2017-18. Features: The NNM, as an apex body, will monitor, supervise, fix targets and guide the nutrition related interventions across the Ministries. The proposal …

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India Amends the Mineral Auction Rules

New Delhi (ABC Live): Mineral Auction Rules :The Mines and Mineral Development and Regulation Act, 1957 was amended in 2015. Subsequent to the amendment, the Ministry of Mines notified the Mineral Auction Rules, 2015 on 20/05/2015 to prescribe the procedure of the auction process. Auction of concessions for major minerals (other than coal, petroleum and natural gas) was done for …

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36 PSUs Violate Corporate Social Responsibility Norms

New Delhi (ABC Live): Corporate Social Responsibility : As per the provisions of section 135 of the Companies Act 2013, every company having net worth of ` 500 crore or more, or turnover of ` 1,000 crore or more or a net profit of ` 5 crore or more during a financial year shall constitute a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) …

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