Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
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Topic: NFHS

In rebuttal to WHO, Modi govt claimed 99.9% deaths registered. NFHS-5 pegs 2019-21 figure at 71%

NFHS-5 India report, based on fieldwork done from 2019 to 2021, was released Thursday. It gives death registration level as 83% for urban, 66% for rural households.

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.

47.4% babies born in private sector via C-section, far above 14.3% in govt facilities, NFHS shows

The national C-section rate is 21.5%, higher than what the World Health Organization terms “ideal", 10-15%, according to National Family Health Survey.

Mamata has shocked Congress, but she needs more than anti-Modiism to go national

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Anaemia, obesity on the rise in India as NFHS-5 reveals falling nutritional indicators

According to the official survey, India did hit a major demographic milestone with its total fertility rate falling to 2.0. This means the population is set to stabilise.

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.

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?

‘India doesn’t need 2-child law’ — NFHS data suggests no need to fear population boom

Fertility rates have dipped across states, indicating India's population is stabilising. Experts point to several factors, including an increase in contraceptive use.

How Indian Army’s secrecy & unorthodox deployment fooled the Chinese in eastern Ladakh

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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.

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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.

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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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