Days-And-Dates

New medicine for drug-resistant TB launched

On the eve of World Tuberculosis Day, Health Minister J.P. Nadda launched Bedaquiline — new drug for Drug Resistant TB — as part of the national programme.


‘What is this Constitution Day, Sir?’

Why this Constitution Day? I can only come to the conclusion that this is an attempt [by the BJP] to try and worm its way into the national movement when it had no role to play at all


Pressing for free speech

On November 16, a day marked as National Press Day, three newspapers made a statement in that cause by publishing blank spaces on their editorial pages.


Demystifying the Constitution for students

In line with the HRD Ministry circular, schools across the country will observe Constitution Day


Breaking the bonds of rural poverty

Far from creating dependency, evidence shows that social protection increases both on-farm and non-farm activities, strengthening livelihoods and lifting incomes


RBI to issue 10 rupee coin to mark International Yoga Day

The Reserve Bank on Thursday announced plans to put into circulation 10 rupee coins to commemorate the International Day of Yoga.


India stretches into the record books

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday led India in breaking the Guinness World Record (GWR) for the largest number of people doing yoga at one venue — the stately Rajpath which he called “Yogpath” — on a day when 192 countries celebrated the first International Day of Yoga.


From the Viewsroom: Too much for too little

What glory for India declaring a day for yoga?


To celebrate May Day is to remember Marx

To speak about money, work, class or government is to use the tools that Karl Marx gave us — despite his lifestyle conflicting with his ideas


Elephant slaughter, ivory sales out of control: conservationists

The slaughter of Africa’s elephants and the illegal trade in ivory in China are “out of control” and could push wild elephants to extinction within a generation, conservationists said Tuesday.


The distance to disarmament

The commemoration of the first International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons on September 26 was a moment for introspection.


Acknowledging home as a workplace

Replacing terms like ‘servant’ with more sophisticated terms like ‘domestic help’ is not accompanied by a corresponding change in attitudes.


4th National Voter's Day

The Election Commission of India celebrated the 4th National Voters’ Day across the country today. The theme for the 4th NVD is ‘Ethical Voting’.


Rallies, felicitations mark National Voters’ Day

Getting ready to vote for the first time in the coming general election, a large number of young voters enthusiastically took part in the National Voters’ Day rally here on Saturday, 25th January.


Intelligence meet breaks India-U.S. diplomatic ice

Joint Intelligence Council chief meets delegation from U.S. Director of National Intelligence’s office for talks focussed on Afghanistan.


Making human rights a reality

Progressive judicial pronouncements were a reaction to social action groups and movements that sought judicial intervention to persuade the government to defend the rights of the marginalised.


‘Re-engineer healthcare to tackle antibiotic resistance’

Rebuilding the infrastructure of academia and industry to face the threat of antibiotic resistance will not only require national and international political commitment and investment, but also new ways of financing drug development.


World Arthritis Day, 12 October

The Day is celebrated each year on 12 October to raise awareness of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases amongst the medical community, people with RMDs and the general public.


Flying high on its achievements

The IAF evolved into a modern fighting force through the dedication and hard work of its Indian pioneers and their achievements in theatres of war.


5 lakh need organ transplants in India

Today is 8th world and 3rd Indian Organ Donation Day.