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With 1.1 crore under forced labour, India tops nations driving people to ‘modern slavery’: Report

United Nations, May 25: The world's 20 richest countries are fuelling forced labour and account for over half the estimated 50 million people living in “modern slavery,” according to a report released Wednesday. The report by the Walk Free foundation, a rights group that focuses on modern slavery, said six members of the Group of 20 nations have the largest number of people in modern slavery – either in forced labour or forced marriage. India tops the list with 11 million followed by China with 5.8 million, Russia with 1.9...

Academic freedom shrinking in India: Report

NEW DELHI, MARCH 3: Freedom of academic and cultural expression and institutional autonomy have declined strongly in India since the Narendra Modi Government came to power, an international group of political scientists has said in a report released on Thursday. The report titled Academic Freedom Index Update 2023 by researchers at academic institutions in Germany and Sweden has noted "a drop in university autonomy" in 2009 which, it said, was followed by a decline in "all aspects of academic freedom" after 2014. The Update 2023 report emerged a day after...

Serum Institute’s cervical cncer vaccine to hit market this month: Report

New Delhi, February 9: The Serum Institute's made-in-India vaccine against cervical cancer, CERVAVAC, will be available in the market this month at an MRP of Rs 2,000 per vial of two doses, official sources said on Thursday. The first indigenous human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was launched by Union Home Minister Amit Shah on January 24 in the presence of Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla and its Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs Prakash Kumar Singh. According to an official source, Singh has written a letter to the...

India up six places to rank 123 for reducing inequality, still among lowest performers in health spending: Report

New Delhi, October 11: India has moved up six places to rank 123 out of 161 countries for reducing inequality but continues to be among the lowest performers in health spending, according to the latest Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index (CRII). The 2022 CRII looks at government policies and actions in 161 countries to fight inequality during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. Norway leads the CRII followed by Germany and Australia. India's overall rank has improved by six points from 129 in 2020 to 123 in 2022....
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