Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicMission Indradhanush

Topic: Mission Indradhanush

Covid year brings 5% drop in routine immunisation, but states throw up surprising trend

Even as the Covid vaccine remains the hot topic of conversation, officials say efforts are on to regain lost ground in the routine immunisation drive.

NFHS-5 findings make a case for continued investment in primary healthcare

Effective counselling has resulted in women in 20 states being better informed of the side effects of various modes of modern contraception than before.

India boosts child vaccinations but lags in access to pneumonia & diarrhoea treatment — report

Johns Hopkins report lauds India for achieving global target of 90% coverage for 3 of 5 vaccines required to cut deaths of children under 5 years of age.

Modi govt planning Covid vaccine rollout, says ex-IAS officer who led immunisation programme

Ex-IAS officer C.K. Mishra says India's experience in rolling out Universal Immunisation Programme will help in designing strategy for distribution of Covid-19 vaccine once ready.

Banks Board Bureau, Modi govt’s answer to woes of PSU banks, is yet to start delivering

Since 2016, PSBs’ performance has only gone downhill despite Banks Board Bureau’s mandate to reinvent them for greater efficiency, among others.

On Camera

YourTurn

Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.

Defence

Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

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.
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