Wednesday, 25 May, 2022


‘Cruelty of this war,’ says UN as children death toll still unknown in Luhansk shelter attack

Some 90 villagers with their children had taken cover in a school building when it was bombed by Russian military Saturday; 60 are feared dead.

How my district became first in Bihar to have Menstrual Hygiene Management plan: IAS officer

Women in rural Bihar should be able to make informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health, the MHM plan is the first step, says Purnea DM.

One in every two Ukrainian children displaced since Russian invasion, says UNICEF

A UNICEF statement said 78 children have been killed and 105 injured since 24 February.

1 million Afghan children may die from malnutrition unless action taken, UNICEF warns

Despite the rising numbers of children affected by malnutrition, the Ministry of Public Health said no malnutrition care centers are active in Afghanistan, a news report stated.

How do the youth see the future of their kids? Better lives, poor mental health

A major global survey by UNICEF also noted that optimism about the future is not as strongly felt in older generations or richer nations.

Adman & actor Gerson da Cunha dies in Mumbai at 92

Da Cunha started his career as a journalist. He then worked in the advertising industry for 25 years and later switched to social sector, which saw him work with UNICEF at global locations.

1.6 billion school students were affected due to Covid-19. Here’s how to avoid a repeat

Nearly 77 million children and young people have been shut out of their classrooms for the past 18 months. Digital connectivity is crucial.

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.

India among 50% countries where classes are yet to go fully in-person: Unicef-backed study

Tracker by Johns Hopkins University, Unicef & World Bank says most European countries have resumed in-person classes, as have African nations South Africa, Zambia & Angola.

Back in school after lockdowns, kids struggling to adjust, teenagers don’t want to open up

Schools, parents & educationists say sleeping & eating patterns as well as the amount students interact with each other has changed. Kids from low-income families have it worse.

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US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.


Naval helicopters | Representational image |

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.