Monday, 16 May, 2022

Topic: ASHA

Patiala ASHA worker’s kids blame her for ‘bringing’ virus that killed dad. But duty calls

Karamjeet Kaur, ASHA worker whose duties include visiting Covid patients, has no option but to work. She has to look after her children, and she is sole earning member.

Community engagement by ASHA workers behind India’s successful Covid response — WHO panel

The independent panel also notes that WHO and China acted slowly to the Covid-19 outbreak. It questions the global health body for not declaring the pandemic earlier.

50-yr-old anganwadi worker ‘gang-raped at Budaun temple she visited for prayers, murdered’

The prime suspect in the case is the temple priest, who is on the run. His two aides have been arrested and a station house officer suspended amid allegations of negligence.

20,000 to be tested, 30% of them children — Delhi sero survey is on to know infection scale

ASHA workers and ANMs will collect samples from their allotted wards in each of the 11 Delhi districts. Samples of 20,000 people will be tested to check for IgG antibody.

Maternal mortality drops 22%, India meets UN millennium development goal

According to data released by the registrar general of India, Kerala registered the lowest maternal mortality ratio in 2014-16, at 46, emerging as one of the few states with a double-digit figure.

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Pedestrians walk over plastic bags scattered on the pavement along Geeta Colony Setu over the River Yamuna, in New Delhi

Delhi’s ‘lifeline’ Yamuna is drying up. Here’s how govt can combat water crisis

Rather than lurching from one water crisis to another, Jal Board should insure Delhi against water shortages with a policy-based approach. Here’s a model.

Adani forges $10.5-billion deal with Holcim India to buy Ambuja Cement, ACC

Holcim’s sale of its Indian business is expected to close in second half of 2022. Adani Group beat other firms, including JSW Group, to become India's 2nd biggest cement manufacturer.


Ambassador of France to India Emmanuel Lenain says Paris will work with New Delhi to get over some of the strategic “constraints” it is facing today. | Photo: Pooja Kher | ThePrint

We won’t lecture, but want to boost India’s strategic autonomy, says French ambassador

In an exclusive interview to ThePrint, Emmanuel Lenain, Ambassador of France to India, said the Rafale fighter jet deal, and the Scorpene submarines programme have been outstanding achievements in the bilateral ties.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.