Saturday, 21 May, 2022

Topic: Children

Desire for pan-Hindu identity, hatred for Bangladeshis – Why teens joined Jahangirpuri riots

For one poor, lower-caste community in Jahangirpuri, ‘Hindutva cause’ represents a path to social mobility, including for the younger generation.

Every 1 in 100 children below 10 yrs has autism in India. The epidemic needs better care

There is a lot of misinformation and stigma surrounding autism. Parents often blame themselves if a child is diagnosed with it.

How the average Indian’s emotional dependence on food is fueling widespread obesity

In 'Generation XL', one of India's leading bariatric surgeons, Dr Sanjay Borude explains how India's passion for food leads to a generational predisposition to obesity.

To make babies or not? That’s the dilemma in China as cost of raising kids soars & soars

The cost of childcare in China is now higher than US, France, Japan and Germany. Thanks to years of state-driven one-child policy and falling fertility rate.

Creating awareness about fitness among youngsters in India is Virender Pahal’s first priority

The celebrity fitness and nutrition trainer is on a mission to help people stay fit. Modern lifestyle and changing parent-child relations may be making children obese, he says.

How do the youth see the future of their kids? Better lives, poor mental health

A major global survey by UNICEF also noted that optimism about the future is not as strongly felt in older generations or richer nations.

It’s not good to lose your childlike optimisim. Education must foster it

Research shows optimism tends to peak in late youth before declining over most people’s lifetimes in some countries.

Over 6 lakh teens register on Co-WIN as India gets set to vaccinate 15-18 year olds

Paediatric vaccinations will begin across centres in India at 9 am. Even those who have not registered on the Co-WIN app can walk into any centre to get their jabs.

Over-60s with comorbidities don’t need certificate for ‘precaution dose’ of Covid vaccine: Govt

Healthcare workers, frontline workers and people above the age of 60 with comorbidities will be eligible to get a third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine from 10 January 2022. 

Children with poorly controlled asthma need Covid vaccine on priority, study in Lancet says

The study says children aged 5–17 years with poorly controlled asthma are at higher risk of Covid-19 hospital admission compared with those without asthma.

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

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.