Wednesday, 17 August, 2022
TopicNFHS-5

Topic: NFHS-5

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A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Only 8% Indian families own cars, NFHS finds. Over 50% still use bicycles, bikes & scooters

The findings of the NFHS-5, conducted among 6,64,972 families, or households, were released earlier this month. It was carried out by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

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.

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.

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.

Malnutrition in children under 5 seasonal, highest in monsoon. But Indian surveys miss that

To avoid biased results, direct comparisons of malnutrition should not be made unless seasonality bias is addressed.

On Camera

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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