Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
TopicWomen's health

Topic: women's health

India’s Covid-19 vaccination drive has a ‘missing women’ problem. It needs to be addressed

Financial independence, changing mindsets, equal opportunities, and breaking social barriers are key to getting more women vaccinated in India.

Increase women’s marriage age to 21 for health benefits — Modi govt task force recommends

Panel led by Jaya Jaitly and NITI Aayog’s V.K. Paul says states must be given time and space to implement proposal, and that age of consent should remain 18.

Govt data shows how access to healthcare got disrupted for women and children in lockdown

HMIS data shows contraception, abortion services & child immunisation against BCG and polio were badly hit during April-June this year, compared to the same period last year.

Modi govt plans Rs 12,000 cr boost for access to sanitary pads, eyes corporates as partners

The scheme, pegged on govt’s popular Re 1 Suvidha pad, follows this year’s 15 August address, where PM Modi became the first Indian leader to talk menstrual health on I-Day.

On National Safe Motherhood Day, a look at 5 major pregnancy risks for Indian women

ThePrint speaks to gynaecologists to look at major risks involved in pregnancy in India and how they can be prevented.

Tweaking India’s abortion law: Fear of foeticide trumping women’s reproductive rights?

MTP Act currently allows abortions for pregnancies up to 20 weeks, but Centre has had a proposal to extend the limit to 24 weeks in the pipeline since 2014.

On Camera

YourTurn

J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.

Central banks in Asia spend billions to bolster weakening currencies against rising US dollar

Learning from the 1997 Asian financial crisis, central banks have been accumulating dollars to help defend their currencies during periods of wild market swings.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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