Chief Minister Raghubar Das today said that the pension amount for beneficiaries under Old Age, Divyang and Widow categories will be raised to Rs 1,000 from the next financial year budget. The CM, while interacting with people at...

The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a $53.8 million loan to build a new hospital in Honduras that will improve trauma and...

Bolivia will launch in 2020 a project to expand and improve drinking water and sanitation services with help from a $79 million loan approved today by the Inter-American Development Bank’s Board of Directors.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) Monday endorsed Kenya’s ambitious Universal Health Coverage (UHC) program whose pilot phase President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to launch in Kisumu on Thursday this week.

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Abu Dhabi’s government is set to introduce new income-based benefits for its citizens next year. However, under this system, financial support for the unemployed will be linked to job-seeking and ensuring those who are able, take up...

South Korea has seen its biggest increase in the number of people claiming unemployment benefits with the combined state expenses to support job seekers expected to reach a record level, government data show.

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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is contributing $14.3 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide food assistance to more than 400,000 refugees living in northern Kenya.With...

The Centre is mulling a new scheme to compensate private firms which have been mandated by law to grant extended maternity benefits to women employees since March last year.

The Ministry of Labour and...

Struggling to improve poor demographic outlook, Serbia increased funds for birth stimulation measures by 30 percent for next year...

While Ambaean evacuees in Vanuatu are preparing to return to their island after evacuating several months ago Oxfam has stepped in to roll out cash transfers to them.

Oxfam's Cash Transfer Programme, funded by New Zealand's...

China’s government will introduce a set of key measures aiming to boost employment, according to guidelines published by China’s State Council, the cabinet.

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A private insurance company’s contention that maternity benefits are applicable only to live births came under criticism from a city consumer court recently. The judges slammed the firm’s decision to deny a Bengaluru techie her...