Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
TopicMaternal Mortality

Topic: Maternal Mortality

India will hit Maternal Mortality Ratio target of 70 per 1 lakh live births by 2030, says govt

MMR is the number of maternal deaths during a given time period for every 1 lakh live births during the same time period. Seven states have now achieved the target.

If India can look after pregnant women so well, why are more under-5 kids wasting & stunting

When India can get bigger things such as tracking pregnant women right, why do nutritional deficiencies among under-five children remain insurmountable?

Modi says govt reviewing marriage age for women, promises equal job opportunities for them

The aim is to ensure that women are not pushed into marriage and motherhood before they are ready, a factor that can put her and the child’s health at risk. 

India’s maternal mortality ratio dips to 113 in 2016-18, Assam has highest and Kerala lowest

In 2015-17, India’s MMR was 122. Though the MMR has dropped, it’s still almost double the target set by the World Health Organization.

Abortion a right not privilege. On Safe Abortion Day, govt must consider amending MTP Act

In 1971, India became one of the first countries to legalise abortion, but today its healthcare system is lagging behind and doing a great disservice to women.

A life-saving drug for mothers but threat to cattle — why oxytocin is in limbo in India

Modi govt had banned private manufacture of oxytocin last year, saying it was harmful to cattle & humans that consumed its milk. The case is in Supreme Court.

On Camera

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File photo of Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar | Reuters

Ishaq Dar, new Pakistan finance minister—a Nawaz Sharif’s mole in Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet

Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results, Albert Einstein said. But Paksitanis don't get it--Dar's been appointed FM for the fifth time.
Beneficiaries of the PM-GKAY PDS centre in Odisha | Representational image | ANI

Free grains, fuel tax deferred – Gujarat, HP on its mind, Modi govt puts politics over economy

RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.

Defence

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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