Sunday, 15 May, 2022
TopicNational Family Health Survey

Topic: National Family Health Survey

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.

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?

How is India’s economy affecting health? Look at rise in anaemia among women

Based on trends seen in the latest National Family Health Survey, one can connect the dots between rising malnutrition, anaemia & changing policy landscape.

Modi is popular, BJP keeps winning, but India’s indicators & global rankings are alarming

Govt’s own NFHS, as well as many global non-Left institutions’ rankings have shown a drop in India’s development indicators. This will begin to hurt soon.

‘Historic’ reversal & ‘triple whammy’ — what NFHS data reveals about child nutrition in India

In episode 642 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta analyses the data from the National Family Health Survey 5 to highlight nutrition issues faced by the country.

Registration of deaths likely missed during Covid pandemic, NFHS-5 data indicates

The latest NFHS-5 first phase data shows health insurance is still low in the surveyed states, and a worrying rise in stunting.

On Camera


A still from Severance | Apple TV+

Apple TV’s ‘Severance’ takes work-life balance to brain-altering extreme. It’s no utopia

In Severance, an employee has no recollection of their personal life at the workplace and vice versa. In a post-pandemic world, it may seem ideal, but it’s not.
Congress leader P. Chidambaram addresses a press conference at the 'Chintan Shivir' in Udaipur | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

30 years after liberalisation, Congress calls for economic reset at ‘Chintan Shivir’

Former finance minister Chidambaram called it a ‘step forward post-liberalisation’. It’s significant because it was a Congress government that brought in liberalisation in 1991.   


File photo of Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif speaking in the National Assembly | ANI

India expects ‘nothing dramatic’ from new Pakistan govt, ‘terror must stop for normalisation’

With Shehbaz Sharif government in power now, there's speculation that ties between India and Pakistan, which worsened after Balakot air strike, could see major improvement.

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.