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Covid-19 pandemic could kill hundreds of thousands of children this year: UN

The United Nations report estimated that around 42-66 million children could fall into extreme poverty as a result of the crisis due to coronavirus this year.
A child admitted at Kota's JK Lon Mother and Child Hospital

As Kota toll rises, 2 Gujarat hospitals report 196 infant deaths in December

Doctors at the Gujarat hospitals attributed the deaths to increased referrals for serious ailments, premature births & low birth weight, among other reasons.

Pneumonia killed more than 14 children every hour in India in 2018: UNICEF study

The study found that India recorded the second highest number of child deaths from pneumonia in the world, and was among the five countries responsible for more than half of such deaths globally.
Rescue mission underway as the two-year-old remains stuck in a borewell in Tamil Nadu | Twitter | ANI

Why borewell deaths are so frequent and rescue measures fall short most of the time

Death of 3-yr-old Sujith Wilson who had fallen into a borewell in Tamil Nadu Friday, has once again brought to focus the dangers posed by open & abandoned borewells.

3-year-old Sujith trapped in Tamil Nadu borewell for 80 hours dies, body pulled out

Sujith Wilson fell into a discarded farm borewell while playing near his house in Nadukattupatti Friday evening. Various central, state agencies had been called in to rescue him.
The UNICEF report stated around 38% Indian children under 5 five years of age suffer from stunting | Namas Bhojani/Bloomberg

Over 8.8 lakh deaths — India on top in UNICEF report on under-5 child mortality in 2018

Nigeria saw 8.66 lakh deaths & Pakistan 4.09 lakh. UNICEF report says median under-5 mortality rate per 1,000 live births in India is 37, against Nigeria's 120 & Pakistan's 69.
Indian Army soldiers patrolling the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | Representational image| ANI

I served in Nagaland during the peak of insurgency and without AFSPA

Despite the Nagaland Peace Accord signed in the presence of PM Narendra Modi, AFSPA continues to exist. And we call ourselves mother of all democracies.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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