Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicNational Family Health Survey

Topic: National Family Health Survey

Indian women are exercising their democratic rights. And digitisation is helping

The digitisation process of India, with its more than 1.3 billion people and more than one billion mobile connections, is much discussed for its...

Not distance or cost but this is the main reason kids are dropping out of school, NFHS-5 finds

Nearly 36 per cent of boys and 21 per cent of girls surveyed said they dropped out of school because they were ‘not interested in studies’. But this isn’t a new trend.

NFHS shows double-digit drop in Indians reading papers, watching TV & listening to radio

NFHS data shows fall in mass media consumption between 2015-16 and 2019-21. However, it does not take into account the rise of digital media.

Fact vs fiction: National Family Health Survey busts some myths about Muslims in India

Overpopulation, a disregard for women's education and early marriages—the latest National Family Health Survey breaks down the myths that haunt the Muslim community

Nearly 15% Jain men, over 4% Jain women eat non-veg, reveals NFHS-5 data

NFHS-5 data also shows that eggs are part of the diet of about 11 per cent of Jain men and 6.7 per cent of Jain women.

Blame it on Covid: Fewer Indians taking to booze, those who drink are drinking more, finds NFHS

Only 22.9% of men in 15-54 age group said they drank liquor, compared to 29% in 2015-16. But experts question data, point to liquor sales figures & anomalous pandemic years.

82% women in India able to refuse sex to their husbands, finds govt’s family health survey

Men were asked if they have right to 4 kinds of behaviour: Reprimand, refuse to give money, use force, or go have sex with another woman. 6% said all of the above, 72% said none.

3.9% Indian women who were ever married reported sexual violence from spouse, 9.7% in Karnataka

Indian law does not recognise marital rape as a crime. Delhi HC is hearing a batch of pleas challenging exception to marital rape under sexual assault laws.

Vir Das was right, there are 2 Indias, and they aren’t getting any closer together

There is an India represented by Tamil Nadu, and another by Bihar. They are far apart on human development, but both belong to the same India on electricity and drinking water.

Indians got shorter over last decade, trends in ST women need urgent attention, JNU study says

JNU researchers study data from three consecutive national health surveys to find trends in average height in two age groups across different socio-economic backgrounds.

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SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

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.