Saturday, 22 January, 2022


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.

Why new policies are needed to tackle India’s orphaned wells with no water

It's time to realise that good times of groundwater development are behind us, and with it the dependability on food security and drinking water supply.

At 67,385, India had the most babies born on 1 January in the world, says UNICEF

An estimated 3,92,078 babies were born around the world on New Year's Day, according to UNICEF.

India to have 31 cr school graduates by 2030 but over half will lack job skills: UNICEF

Only 47 per cent of Indian school graduates by 2030 will have the basic skills to be employable, says the UNICEF report.

Over 8.8 lakh deaths — India on top in UNICEF report on under-5 child mortality in 2018

Nigeria saw 8.66 lakh deaths & Pakistan 4.09 lakh. UNICEF report says median under-5 mortality rate per 1,000 live births in India is 37, against Nigeria's 120 & Pakistan's 69.

Bihar’s snoozing govt, clueless doctors blame heat and litchis as encephalitis kills 110

Nearly 110 children have died in Bihar this year due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome, compared to 33 between 2015 and 2018.

UNICEF study shows why India needs to get cracking on becoming open defecation-free

In villages of Bihar, Odisha & Bengal where open defecation still occurs, even household water is 2.77 times likelier to have faecal matter than ODF villages.

On Camera


Sania Mirza does it again. Just like she did on motherhood, Pakistani spouse and court-dress

Six Grand Slams and 47 titles didn't come easy for Sania Mirza who fought fatwas, questions on her patriotism and sexism to put Indian tennis on global stage.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.


The MacMahon Line, with Arunachal Pradesh marked in red | Source: US Department of Defence

Behind teen’s ‘abduction’ on LAC in Arunachal, a legacy of colonial maps, empires and wars

It's not clear which side of LAC Miram Taron was on when he was ‘kidnapped’. Different perceptions of the border in India & China and competing maps make this tricky ground.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.