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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Levels and Trends in Child Mortality: Report 2014

Categories: Africa,Births/Deaths,Children,India,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2014/09/16/new-data-child-mortality-rates-falling-faster

Reports progress in reducing the level of child deaths with a decline from 12.7 million of under-five deaths worldwide in 1990 to 6.3 million in 2013.  Also reports on the leading causes of under five death and the worse countries (India and Nigeria).  From UNICEF, the World Health Organization, and the World Bank

 

Pakistan Political Unrest: In Brief

Categories: Afghanistan,India,Pakistan

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43717.pdf

Describes the street demonstrations and the degree to which they pose a threat to democracy in Pakistan.  Also analyzes the implications of the unrest for American economic and security interests.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

India’s New Government and Implications for U.S. Interests

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Affairs,Foreign Trade/Investment,India

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43679.pdf

Reviews the main current issues in U.S. – India relations, especially since the election of Prime Minister Modi’s government.  Covers economic and trade issues, security matters, and human rights concerns.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2014-2023

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Foreign Trade/Investment,India,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.oecd.org/site/oecd-faoagriculturaloutlook/

Provides an annual assessment of prospects for the coming decade of national, regional, and global agricultural commodities  Includes special feature on India.   From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Food and Agriculture Organization

 

U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents: 2013

Categories: China,Immigration/Migration,India,Mexico,Statistics

http://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/ois_lpr_fr_2013.pdf

Reports the number and characteristics of persons who became LPRs in the U.S. during 2013.  990,000 people gained LPR status in 2013 with Mexico, China and India the leading countries of birth.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security

 

2014 Special 301 Report

Categories: China,Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,India,indonesia,Property Rights,Treaties,Turkey

http://www.ustr.gov/sites/default/files/USTR%202014%20Special%20301%20Report%20to%20Congress%20FINAL.pdf

Annual report on the importance of intellectual property rights protection and enforcement.  Places10 nations on the Priority Watch List and 27 others on the Watch List.  Countries such as China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Turkey have been listed every year since the reports began 25 years ago.  From the  Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Ayurvedic Medicine: An Introduction

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical,India

http://nccam.nih.gov/health/ayurveda/introduction.htm

Provides information on one of the world’s oldest medical systems including key points, licensing, safety considerations, and use in the United States.  From the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

 

U.S. Naturalizations: 2012

Categories: China,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,India,Mexico,Philippines,Statistics

http://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/ois_natz_fr_2012.pdf

Presents information on the number and characteristics of foreign nationals aged 18 and over who naturalized during 2012.  The leading countries of origin of the 757,434 persons naturalizing were Mexico, the Philippines, India, the Dominican Republic, and the People’s Republic of China.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security

 

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