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Every second tribal child in India is undernourished

About 5.5 million tribal children are malnourished in India. According to United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) report, every second tribal child in India is undernourished.

India reduces open defecation by 31 percent: UN report

India has ‘moderately’ reduced open defecation by 31 percent since 1990 but succeeded significantly in providing access to improved drinking water to more people in urban and rural area

The Economist’s politics

India’s malnutrition is back in international news, and for rather intriguing reasons. Some nasty articles have appeared in one of the most prestigious international magazines, the Economist

Morning briefing: Skill development takes leap as govt okays sector mentor committees

The Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Ministry has approved setting up mentor committees which would act as integrated panels for creating model curricula for skill training courses. This is a

The forest hymn

Loknath Nauri comes home with a large herd of cattle. He had taken them out for grazing in the forest. But surprisingly they are not milch cows. “Only one of these gives milk and that too is

Equipping girls on how to live and prosper

The Women Deliver Conference of 2016 is one of the largest gatherings focusing on women’s and girls’ health, rights and general well-being to be held in a decade – though the conf

Here’s why world will be difficult for children by 2030

About 69 million children (under five) will die from mostly preventable causes, 167 million children will live in poverty, and 750 million children would have been married off by 2030. The UNICEF i

The challenges and expectations in heading WHO

The process for selecting the chief of the world’s biggest multilateral health organisation is underway. The next director-general (DG) of the World Health Organisation (WHO) will be elected

Air pollution can damage children’s brains: Unicef report

Air pollution potentially affects children’s brains, according to a new Unicef report which also points out that the majority of children at risk are in South Asia. The

Data on out-of-home-care children missing in South Asia

An estimated 43 million children, out of 153 million globally, who have lost one or both parents, live in South Asia. The region is prone to natural disasters and conflict, making the children extr

A maker and marker of development

The fifth edition of the Global Nutrition Report was released in Bangkok, Thailand, on November 29, 2018 during the event titled ‘Accelerating the end of hunger and malnutrition’, which



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