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16.01.2021

CUTS International Aims to Become a Civil-Society UNCTAD

CUTS International Aims to Become a Civil-Society UNCTAD

By Kester Kenn Klomegah In this interview, Pradeep Mehta who is the founder Secretary General of the Jaipur-based Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS International), talks about the establishment of his organization, its geographical spread, the challenges it has faced over the years and future perspectives. Established in 1983, the… »

16.01.2021

Coronavirus: India launches massive vaccination drive

Coronavirus: India launches massive vaccination drive

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the “world’s largest” vaccination drive today, starting with healthcare and frontline workers. The government has defended the Indian-made Covaxin jab. India launched its mammoth vaccination drive on Saturday, as the country tries to bring the pandemic under control with two locally-produced vaccines. »

14.01.2021

Song for the dearly departed, Adrian Jones

Song for the dearly departed, Adrian Jones

Elegy and eulogy by critic and curator Marian Pastor Roces for an artist He entitled an exhibition “Songs for the dearly departed:” his elegiac installation for the long-deceased composer and proto-ethnomusicologist Percy Grainger. For it, he made an overlarge concrete vat with an exquisite concavity, and set in it a… »

13.01.2021

North-South Korean Art Diplomacy For Peace  and Non-violence 

North-South Korean Art Diplomacy For Peace  and Non-violence 

Here we go! La la la… we are at the historical moment of our time on the planet. It is an interesting time, soon…  January 22nd, 2021 heralds a new day as a turning point for world peace that will be happening as the treaty that bans nuclear weapons comes into… »

08.01.2021

Environment Groups launch activities for Zero Waste Month

Environment Groups launch activities for Zero Waste Month

Philippine environment groups belonging to the About BFFP movement launched their activities at the opening of the celebration of the National Zero Waste Month. The Break Free From Plastic (BFFP) is a global movement working towards a future free from plastic pollution. In a webinar held last January… »

08.01.2021

Pandemic-hit book publishers eye for openings

Pandemic-hit book publishers eye for openings

It was an intriguing discussion at a special session of the prestigious 33rd Guwahati Book Fair, where a number of book publishers, writers, journalists and conscious readers assembled to introspect over various challenges faced by the book (publication) industry during the Covid-19 pandemic inducing national lockdown in India and also… »

06.01.2021

State And Annihilation Of Caste

State And Annihilation Of Caste

Indian state is part of Indian society and Indian society is built on caste based social order. That way state or the government can do very little to destroy the caste system because as the state is built on the caste and the caste society is controlled by the top… »

22.12.2020

Empowering Women through Wisdom

Empowering Women through Wisdom

By Caryll Tozer and Soraya M. Deen Caryll Tozer* is engaged in social upliftment of women headed-households, and advocates conservation and women and child rights. She is a co-founder of Women In Need crisis center providing refuge for… »

21.12.2020

Hong Kong’s top court rules 2019 mask ban constitutional

Hong Kong’s top court rules 2019 mask ban constitutional

Many pro-democracy protesters have covered their faces to hide their identities and protect themselves from tear gas. The ruling comes at a time when it is compulsory to wear masks in the city due to the coronavirus. Hong Kong’s top court on Monday ruled that the city government’s decision to… »

21.12.2020

Chile-China: Pressenza Agency in an event marking 50 years of diplomatic relations

Chile-China: Pressenza Agency in an event marking 50 years of diplomatic relations

The 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Chile was celebrated via an online event that underlined the cultural exchanges necessary from different points of view for the mutual understanding of history, literature, education and the role of the media. Representatives from politics, academia and the media participated in… »

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