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Niti Aayog to address migration-based poverty
Emphasising that migration-based poverty is a crucial concern, Niti Agoy suggests that a strategy combining an increase in rural wages through fast economic growth in labour-intensive sectors such as agriculture, coupled with targeted anti-poverty programmes is the best way forward to tackle poverty

-25 May 2015

Changing trends in family structures is the present challenge for Singapore
Changing trends in family structures in the Republic will present new social challenges for the country. The proportion of nuclear families has fallen over the years and in its place, "a significant increase" in the proportion of one-person households, says Minister Tan Chuan-Jin.

-22 May 2015

Pakistan's Punjab state approves bill to protect women against violence
The Punjab cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to the bill for protecting female victims of violence and setting up vigilance committees to monitor implementation of the steps proposed under the National Action Plan (NAP).

-21 May 2015

More poor children in India's schools, but 30 per cent suffer malnutrition
97% of 12-year-olds were enrolled in elementary schools in 2013; up from 89% in 2006. Almost a third of children continue to show signs of malnutrition at age 12 with high rates for economically- and socially-marginalised children and those in rural areas.

-21 May 2015

World Health Assembly agrees Global Malaria Strategy and Programme Budget 2016-17
WHO Member States has agreed for a new global malaria strategy for 2016-2030 and approved the Organization's proposed programme budget for 2016-2017.

-21 May 2015

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