Saturday, 22 January, 2022
TopicUNICEF

Topic: UNICEF

India records most number of New Year’s Day babies

At 70,000, India had the highest number of births across the world on New Year's Day, coming ahead of countries such as China, Pakistan, and US.

When future of children is at stake, Modi must learn to share stage than hog limelight

The all-powerful Narendra Modi cannot undertake the task of helping India's children alone. He must involve others.

Nick Jonas lucked out with Priyanka Chopra — not the other way around

Priyanka Chopra has done what no other Indian star has been able to do — cross over without sacrificing her stardom in either Bollywood or Hollywood.

Curbing teen pregnancy can help check India’s anaemia epidemic, study finds

An estimated 53% of India’s women in the reproductive age group are said to suffer from anaemia, according to the latest National Family Health Survey.

Indian fathers get no paid paternity leave, despite high infant population

UNICEF says policy makers in India have proposed a national Paternity Benefit Bill which would allow fathers up to three months of paid paternity leave.

Maternal mortality drops 22%, India meets UN millennium development goal

According to data released by the registrar general of India, Kerala registered the lowest maternal mortality ratio in 2014-16, at 46, emerging as one of the few states with a double-digit figure.

Indian vaccine exports take ill as they are not immune to Chinese competition bug

Indian vaccine exports have been falling steadily since 2015-16 even as the global market has been expanding under the threat of new pandemics.

Iran likely to increase nuclear capacity & Jordanian PM resigns over economic protest

Saudi-led Yemeni coalition seeks US help as last resort, and no one is pleased with China's guts in the disputed waters of the South China Sea

Mumbai’s mental health therapists ill-equipped to handle cases of child sex abuse: Survey

70% of Mumbai therapists said they lack specialised training to handle cases; 77% found therapy with victims an emotionally overwhelming experience.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach | Twitter: @chiefdeunavy

China ‘not that nice country’, giving money to dictators & killers: German Navy chief in India

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach later issued a clarification, saying comments were his 'personal view' and not German defence ministry's, and expressing them was a 'mistake'.

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.
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