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2014-07-23 23:22:20

Members recognize one year of progress, challenges in their work to improve factory safety with release of Annual Report Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 During its first 12 months, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has completed inspections of all 587 factories from which its Members source, provided basic fire safety training to more than one million workers and managers and begun offering financial compensation—recently extended from two to up to four months—to...

2014-06-28 09:47:39

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine New study shows extent of neonatal infections in South Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America Nearly 7 million babies in the first month of life (neonates) required treatment for severe bacterial infection in South Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America in 2012, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. The estimates, which are the first of their kind, indicate the high burden of neonatal bacterial...

2014-06-24 04:21:06

CHENGDU, China, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 Xindu North Mall Specialty Products of South Asia Expo, hosted by China Silk Association, China Hotel Supplies Association and Sichuan Silk Association, kicked off at the Jinmen Silk, Trade and Tourism Town North Mall recently. A stellar roster of exhibitors from several countries including Thailand, Vietnam, and Sri Lanka has taken part in the event, showcasing precious and rare jewelry and gemstones. Take a closer look at the...

2014-05-15 04:21:50

NEW YORK, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 06, human rights group "Sikhs for Justice" (SFJ) will hold a "Sikh Sovereignty March" in Manhattan to mark the 30 year of attack on the Golden Temple, the Vatican of Sikhism. The march, which is expected to be attended by more than 5000 Sikhs, will start in front of India's Permanent Mission to the UN and will end at United Nations Headquarters. The Sikh community remembers June 1984 as their own 9/11, when the Indian Army launched a...

2014-04-23 23:04:05

Mr. Roshan Baig, Hon'ble Minister for Infrastructure Development, Government of Karnataka will speak at Telematics Update’s Telematics India and South Asia 2013 Conference on May 28th-29th in Bangalore as the Indian govt. prepare to support the automotive telematics industry. (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 The Minister will open the Telematics India & South Asia Conference to give attendees a chance to understand the government’s plan for infrastructure. Clear communication channels...

2014-03-10 08:27:43

No Country: Contemporary Art For South And Southeast Asia Curated By Singaporean June Yap NEW YORK and SINGAPORE, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From May 10 to July 20, 2014, Singapore's Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA), a national research center of the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), will host the exhibition No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia, as part of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative. The exhibition was first presented in New York...

2014-02-18 23:00:38

Telematics Update: This February Tata Motors and Samsung has signed an agreement which will see Samsung install their ‘Drive Link Application’ in Tata Motors’ passenger vehicles next year with features such as navigation, answering calls, internet and music access. (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 It is projected that Tata Motors will launch passenger vehicles onto the market early next year using Samsung’s MirrorLink technology. The technology will not necessarily be restricted to the...


Latest South Asia Reference Libraries

Lesser Asiatic Yellow Bat, Scotophilus kuhlii
2013-06-18 12:09:59

The lesser Asiatic yellow bat (Scotophilus kuhlii) is a species of vesper bat that can be found in many areas including Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Taiwan, and the Philippines. It prefers a habitat in primary and secondary forests, both in urban and rural areas of its range. It can be found roosting in many areas including roofs, crevices, temples, and dry tree leaves. It leaves the roost early to consume a main diet of dipterans and hymenopterans and gives birth to one...

Rufous Horseshoe Bat, Rhinolophus rouxii
2012-09-03 06:58:22

The rufous horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus rouxii) can be found in China, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, India, and Vietnam. Although it occurs in all of these regions, most of its population occurs in South Asia. It can be found roosting in hollow trees or caves and prefers a habitat within evergreen forests. It often inhabits temples or old buildings in South Asia. In South Asia, the rufous horseshoe bat is threatened by cave disturbances caused by tourists, as well as habitat loss caused by...

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