Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicPrevention of suicide

Topic: prevention of suicide

On World Suicide Prevention Day, a look at the mental health crisis brought on by pandemic

This year, the observance of World Suicide Prevention Day has become all the more vital given the Covid-19 pandemic that has led to an increase in mental health issues.

Many suicides can be prevented, if India breaks silence on mental health

A recent report by the WHO said India had the highest rate of suicide in Southeast Asia in 2016.

One in every 3 women who commit suicide globally is an Indian

Indians also account for 1/4th of all men who commit suicide. The problem is especially high among the age group 16-39, and among the elderly.

On Camera

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The increase in momentum of 'self-reliance' projects by the defence ministry is palpable. But it can't be successful as a standalone initiative.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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