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A Warming World

In the past 60 years, every decade has been hotter than the last, and 2020 is on track to be among the hottest years yet. But the burden of extreme heat is not shared equally — it’s significantly worse for people at the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder. Extreme heat...

Common Problems Faced by PMAY Applicants in India

Initially launched in 2015 to address the problem of homelessness in our country, the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana or PMAY list of benefits is pretty extensive. It includes affordable housing for all urban classes at subsidised home loan interest rates, eco-friendly...

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Russian court bans ‘LGBTQ movement’ as ‘extremist’

Russia’s Supreme Court has issued a ban on the activities of the ‘international LGBTQ movement’ in the latest crackdown on gay, lesbian and transgender rights in the country.Russia’s Supreme Court has ruled that LGBTQ activists should be designated as “extremists”, in...

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Climate disaster fund approved at UN’s COP28 climate summit

The United Nation’s annual climate summit is under way in Dubai, with world leaders approving a climate disaster fund that will help vulnerable nations cope with the impact of drought, floods and rising seawater.The agreement marked a “positive signal of momentum” at...

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The UN must not abandon Sudan amid war and atrocities

As devastating videos and bone-chilling accounts of massacres continue to come out of Sudan, the United Nations has appeared to jettison what little remained of its civilian protection role in the country. The apparent decision to shut down the UN’s political mission...

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