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Originally Published on Al Jazeera On a recent afternoon in New Delhi, as the temperature touched 45 degrees Celsius during one of India’s worst heat waves in decades, a construction site supervisor watched while a group of workers, mostly women, filed past him carrying loads of fresh concrete on their heads. “We’re building a fountain,” the supervisor, Kalicharan (who only goes by one name) told Al Jazeera. “It’s not possible to continue work in so much heat,” he…

https://youtu.be/2wTKADJuaOg Munis D Faruqui, Chair of India Studies, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies, UC Berkeley; Preetha Reddy, Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals; Eric Goosby, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on TB and Professor of Medicine at UCSF School of Medicine; Clifford Samuel, Sr. Vice President – Access Operations & Emerging Markets, Gilead Sciences discussing India’s Healthcare Sector and what US companies could do to participate in the sector’s growth.

Originally Published in United News of India India and Norway on Tuesday expressed desire to work together for realizing Sustainable Development Goals including poverty, health, education, women’s empowerment, clean energy and sustainable use of ocean resources. A joint statement issued at the end of delegation level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Norwegian counterpart Erna Solberg here, said the two sides emphasized the central role of the UN in maintaining global peace and…

UN Secretary-General António Guterres recently pointed to India as an example of a country on the right track to achieving the SDGs. “All people have the right to safe water and sanitation. If we are to build resilient societies on a healthy planet and achieve the overarching ambition of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, we must tackle this issue urgently, as is being done in India,” Guterres said. India has over 1 billion citizens, most live…