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Indian Government Policies To Promote Child Development

As per the ‘State of the World‘s Children 2015’ report published by United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the level of children who are underweight, stunted and wasted are 44, 48 and 20 per cent respectively. However, this Report is based on 2005-06 data of National Family Health Survey-III conducted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Further, in the Rapid Survey of Children (RSoC) conducted by Ministry of Women and Child Development (MoWCD) in association...

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World Population day | Demographic dividend through skill development of Youth

According to latest estimates of the United Nations, the current population of India is 1.3 billion as of July 2016. India constitutes 2.4 per cent of the geographical area of the world and supports 17.84 per cent of the world population. The population density of India today stands at 446 (1,156 people per sq mile) in comparison of 117 persons per sq km in 1951. With 356 million people between age of 10-24 year, India has the world's largest young population despite having a smaller population than...

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Punjab and drugs – the deep connect

New Delhi, June 21 (G’nY News Service): ‘Udta Punjab’ by Anurag Kashyap has brought the crisis of drug abuse that has gripped the State into mainstream discourse. The movie provides rare glimpses of the extent of the menace that affects all, without the bias of gender or class. The following section provides succinct previews about the worsening condition of Punjab. At the outset, the intensity of the problem can well be gauged from the fact that about 60 per cent of the drugs confiscated...

inbriefpopulation | VOL. 16, ISSUE 96, May-June 2016

Accidents on National Highways

Rapid expansion of the road network and unchecked surge in motorisation apart from human error, poor infrastructure and management has resulted in a high number of accidents on India’s highways. National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (NHIDCL) is working towards the construction of national highways in the strategic areas of the country. It is currently entrusted with 109 projects in 13 states. The total lengths of the projects are 7148 km and are at various stages...

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Just another rich man’s road kill : Traffic surveillance system needed

New Delhi, April 12 (G’nY News Service): India has the highest number of road accidents in the world with an average of 1.3 lakh people killed every year. (firstpost) Road infrastructure, strict traffic rules and effective surveillance system are immediate necessities to curb road accidents in India. In the recent recent hit-and-run case, a speeding Mercedes driven by a minor killed 35 years old Siddharth Sharma in Delhi. The 17 year old minor’s father has been arrested under Sections 109/304...

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Can Zika be a threat to India?

New Delhi, February 08 (G’nY News Service): The Zika virus belongs to the genus Flavivirus of family Flaviviridae, and is transmitted by Aedes genus of mosquitoes.The most common symptoms of Zika infection are joint pain, a slight rash, fever and conjunctivitis. In 2015, the virus became the focus of attention of scientists and health officials throughout the world due to its hitherto unperceived capability of causing microcephaly in unborn children by affecting the placenta of pregnant mothers,...

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Say no to ozone air purifiers!

Ozone is an unstable oxygen molecule (O3) which is generally used professionally and is definitely not suitable for residential purposes. Yet, an increasing number of households in India are being regularly buying ozone based air purifiers. Although, ozone is considered a useful gas as it shields us against the harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun, however, in the troposphere - or the weather-causing layer of the atmosphere, it is a pollutant, a greenhouse gas and is proven toxic. The ozone...

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NFHS-4 first phase results out: IMF Down, Anaemia as well as Obesity rates goes up

(Photo: G'nY Photo Bank) New Delhi, January 27 (G’nY News Service): The first phase of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS)-4 released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, reveals considerable decrement in infant mortality rate, maternal and child health. The Survey, which covered 13 states (Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Goa, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttarakhand, West Bengal) and two Union Territories (Andaman and Nicobar Islands...

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India: Land of ‘Dr. Deaths’

New Delhi, January 18 (G’nY News Service): The people of India attempts to emulate lifestyle of the developed nations at every opportunity, yet persistently refuses to absorb its professionalism, especially where the health of its people are at stake. Perhaps it is a fall out of being just too many – yet many Dr Deaths enjoy a revered and prosperous life, at the expense of the poor, the misinformed and the frightened masses. A recent headline where a certain Narendra Nagareddy aka 'Dr. Death'...

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Time to settle the issues of West Pakistan Refugees of Jammu

New Delhi, January 03 (G’nY News Service): A long standing issue of granting ‘State residency rights’ to Hindus and Sikhs coming from West Pakistan and settled in Jammu is hanging in J&K since 1947. Interestingly, those refugees who were made to settle in other states, did not have to face this. These West Pakistan Refugees (WPRs), though are given Indian citizenship and  they can vote in Parliamentary Elections, but they are not recognized as State Subjects and denied  voting rights...