Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicFertility rate

Topic: fertility rate

Chinese advisor suggests maternity leave, insurance for unmarried moms to boost birth rate

Unmarried mothers in China are subjected to penalties such as social support fees and are denied maternity leave, insurance, says media reports.

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.

Anaemia, obesity on the rise in India as NFHS-5 reveals falling nutritional indicators

According to the official survey, India did hit a major demographic milestone with its total fertility rate falling to 2.0. This means the population is set to stabilise.

If Indian states were countries, Delhi beat China’s TFR, but population policy still lost

India's focus on population control policy is misplaced. According to SRS 2018, urban India TFR fell below the UN limit.

What explains Kolkata’s falling fertility rate? Aspiration, financial strain, contraceptive coverage

The West Bengal Health Department says Kolkata’s TFR is around 1, making it the metro with the lowest fertility rate in the country.

Lower population good for India’s health. Time to get over ‘if and but’ approach

The famed demographic dividend is not yet fully apparent but the negatives of a burgeoning population in a resource constrained country have been on full display.

CM Yogi’s UP population control bill is designed to serve only one purpose — 2022 election

If Muslims come out in support of the population policy, the Yogi Adityanath government itself would likely backtrack under pressure from the Hindu Right.

Population control through State action never worked in India. Time to focus on economy

We do not need a population control policy. We need a better public health and education policy, and above all, a coherent economic strategy.

Global fertility rates plummeting? Don’t worry just yet

The doomsday scenario does not recognise that declining fertility often represents positive developments, such as increasing female autonomy and education.

Patriotism can’t be defined by how many kids we bear, focus should be on reproductive rights

Without resorting to the language of explosion as Modi did, India needs to reorient its health and education system to empower people to make informed choices.

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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