India plans mega deal for US military drones

India has finalised the plan to acquire 30 weaponised Sea Guardian (or Predator-B) drones in yet another proposed mega defence deal with the US, even as New Delhi remains steadfast about going ahead with its deal inked for the Russian S-400 Triumf missile systems despite mounting pressure from the Trump administration. via Times of India http://bit.ly/2WI5qWJ
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Modi’s mission: Piped water for rural homes by ’24

In his opening remarks at the fifth governing council meeting of Niti Aayog, Modi said one of the major aims of the Centre’s integrated approach to water-related issues under the jal shakti ministry is to provide piped water to every rural home by 2024. To spread awareness of water conservation, government may deploy “jaldoots” (volunteers), sources said. via Times of India http://bit.ly/2MRq95P

Mamata asks ‘willing’ doctors to resume work

With a promise of “protection”, Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Saturday asked “willing” junior doctors to resume work, while appealing to the others to come to the negotiating table at the state secretariat for the sake of “humanity”. But she ruled out going to the NRS Medical College and Hospital campus as demanded by the striking junior doctors. via Times of India http://bit.ly/2wYZOrC

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: mental health, conflict prevention, Ebola in Uganda, Sudan protests, child labour – UN News

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: mental health, conflict prevention, Ebola in Uganda, Sudan protests, child labour  UN News

This Wednesday’s top stories are: one-in-five conflict-affected people suffer from a mental illness; the Security Council holds a special session on conflict …

from “”mental health” OR “mental disorder” OR “psychiatry” OR “mental illness” OR “psychiatrist” OR “psychotherapist” OR “depression” OR “bipolar” -“the depression”” – Google News http://bit.ly/2XH4eiD