Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicUNICEF

Topic: UNICEF

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

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Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

India should highlight its leadership in low-cost vaccine tech, effective health immunisation delivery, generic pharmaceutical manufacturing, and solar energy.
A vegetable vendor speaks on his mobile phone at a retail market area in Kolkata | Reuters file photo

World Bank cuts India’s growth forecast to 6.5% from 7.5% for current fiscal

In its twice-a-year report on South Asia, the international financial body noted that slowing global demand will impact the country's exports.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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