Looking Up

  • “MODICARE”: INDIA LAUNCHES WORLD’S LARGEST HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME

    - Sep 26, 2018
    The Indian government has launched one of the world’s largest publicly funded health insurance schemes, set to cover some 500 million poor people. The Ayushman Bharat programme, dubbed “Modicare” after Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised health...
  • BELIZE’S BARRIER REEF TAKEN OFF ENDANGERED LIST

    - Jul 18, 2018
    The Belize barrier reef has been removed from the List of World Heritage Sites in Danger. official decision was made on 26 June during a UNESCO World Heritage committee meeting held in Bahrain, in the Persian...
  • COCA FOR DEMOCRACY IN COLOMBIA

    - Jun 20, 2018
    For decades, coca eradication and substitution, purportedly intended to stop the cocaine trade at its source, were Colombia’s only policy responses to a plant that had always been part of its culture. These policies failed to...
  • UAE VISA AMNESTY GIVES FRESH HOPE TO SYRIANS

    - Jun 18, 2018
    A Syrian national who has found sanctuary in the UAE from the troubles of his homeland says a move to offer a one-year extension to citizens of war-torn countries living in the country offers sharp relief...
  • Estonia’s Free Riders

    - May 29, 2018
    Tallinn, known for its digital government and successful tech startups, is often referred to as Europe’s innovation capital. Now celebrating five years of free public transport for all citizens, the government is planning to make Estonia...
  • Indian land give-away

    - May 29, 2018
    BHUBANESWAR, India  – One of India’s poorest states is handing out land rights to slum-dwellers in an innovative scheme to redevelop urban settlements that officials say will benefit a million people. Eastern Odisha state began distributing...
  • Apes Double Up

    - May 29, 2018
    New estimates show western lowland gorillas number nearly 362,000 This is a dramatic spike from prior estimates of 150,000-250,000 individuals Chimps are expected to be at 129,000, up from earlier counts of 70,000- 117,000 Gorillas and...