Friday, 1 July, 2022

Topic: contraceptives

Chinese policies against Uyghurs could claim 4.5 million lives by 2040, study says

Study by Dr Adrian Zenz, an anthropologist who has researched extensively on Uyghurs, reveals Chinese govt has been using birth control measures to control Uyghur population.

Govt could now home deliver mother & child care drugs, contraceptives in containment zones

The health ministry’s plan is part of a larger attempt to plug loopholes in mother and child healthcare under the Covid-19 lockdown.

UN study predicts 7 million unplanned pregnancies during Covid-19 crisis

47 million women in low and middle-income countries will be unable to use modern contraceptives due to the ongoing lockdowns, according to latest UN data.

Modi govt to tweak law, resume over-the-counter sale of contraceptives under central scheme

Contraceptive pills under the Modi govt’s family planning scheme currently require a doctor’s prescription, a practice brought in last year. 

Male contraceptive pills — a step towards equality or will it make women cede reproductive rights again?

A new male contraceptive pill has passed the safety and tolerability test when tried on healthy males for a month, a recent US study showed.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.