Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicUNICEF

Topic: UNICEF

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.

India among 4 South Asian nations at extremely high risk of climate crisis impacts: UNICEF

A UNICEF report has placed India among 33 high-risk countries where environmental shocks like flooding and air pollution are causing adverse consequences for women and children.

UN humanitarian chief calls for ceasefire in Afghanistan, says women’s survival under threat

Martin Griffiths said he is extremely concerned by the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan where more than 1,000 people have been killed or injured due to indiscriminate attacks.

Serum Institute, UNICEF sign pact for supply of 1.1 billion doses of AstraZeneca, Novavax

UNICEF will have access to these vaccines for around 100 countries, for approximately USD 3 a dose for the low- and lower middle-income countries.

Flipkart says no services in Nagaland since it is ‘outside India’, then issues apology

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

UNICEF says it will lead global procurement and supply of Covid-19 vaccines

The vaccine procurement and distribution effort, involving over 170 economies, has the potential to become the world's largest and fastest ever operation of its kind.

Only 23% of Indian households have access to internet for e-education, says UNICEF report

The report also highlighted girls from marginalised communities not having easy access to smartphones and lack of quality educational content in vernacular languages.

UNICEF experts say Covid-positive mothers can breastfeed. Doctors explain why it’s safe

Besides UNICEF, the WHO also encourages breastfeeding by Covid-positive mothers, and last month, a study published in The Lancet also corroborated it.

1 in 3 kids worldwide have high lead levels, says study, around 27 crore Indians affected

The study published by UNICEF in collaboration with New York-based Pure Earth says that exposure to lead is responsible for nearly 1.5 per cent of annual global deaths.

Covid-19 will affect children by triggering a measles spike

UNICEF has warned that many children might miss out on measles vaccination because the immunisation programmes are suspended during the Covid crisis.

On Camera

YourTurn

Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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