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Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Chief scientist at World Health Organization, interviewed by Anuradha Mascarenhas (The Indian Express)

been very slow. It also shows the differences between states, and highlights that undernutrition still risk factor for deaths of children under five years. Reason for slow decline is multi factorial &NDAsh; stunting and low birth weight are not just related to intake of food and nutrients &NDAsh; but it is related to a number of causes, for example, enteric infections, which are linked to water and sanitati

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A gendered view of India's nutrition strategy -Phalasha Nagpal

en explains this anomaly? The root cause of such male-female differentials is the socio-cultural mindset of the people and widespread prevalence of gender discrimination. Prevalent bias UnderstaNDAbly, reducing the prevalence of malnutrition among girls holds the key to reducing the burden of female under-five deaths. Research shows that the girl child experiences mistreatment and neglect from the time of birth and thereafter. Jean Drèze

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Growth lessons India can take from new frontrunner Bangladesh -Jayanta Roy Chowdhury

to grow at a spanking 8.3 per cent pace. The neighbouring nation, whose Prime Minister is visiting Delhi looking for support in a number of fields, is quite right in boasting of its success story &NDAsh; its per capita income has risen from a lowly $543 in 2006 to $2,000 in 2019. Its exports have similarly tripled in the last 12 years to $40.53 bilion and its foreign currency reserve has boomed to $33 billion. Hard facts that have seen Asian Develo

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In the national media conference, media practitioners take pledge to uphold positive values in digital communications

nstantly just as the other development news come up. Two life time achievement awards were announced at the conference for the noted journalist and former Editor of Rajasthan Patrika, Mr. Vijay BhaNDAri, and Hyderabad-based public relations practitioner, Mr. C.V. Narasimha Reddy. The selection criteria were their great contributions in the field of media and public relations with their age of more than 85 years. They will be honoured at a special f

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Odisha: Braille press gets machine to print HS books -Hrusikesh Mohanty

text books for Plus II students thanks to the installation of a modern computerised Braille machine. State minister for social security and empowerment of persons with disabilities Ashok Chandra PaNDA inaugurated the machine on Thursday. “The modern machine has been procured from Germany at a cost of Rs 1.18 crore. With its help, the press will bring out the state government’s prescribed textbooks for the higher seco More »

Only 5 states have rolled out new MV Act -Dipak K Dash

ernment. We have suggested fixing the quantum of fine and penalties for specific offences, which is allowed in the Act. We are not tweaking penalties and fines relating to offences that are not compouNDAble,” said a Rajasthan government official. CompouNDAble offences are those where violators can pay the fine on the spot to a designated officer from the traffic police or transport department and d

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Ashok Dalwai, CEO, Doubling Farmers' Income Committee, interviewed by Rajalakshmi Nirmal (The Hindu Business Line)

The Hindu Business Line In an article on MoNDAy, this writer pointed out how it is a challenging task to double farmers’ income, given the fall in output prices and the higher cost of farm inputs. In an interview, Ashok Dalwai, CEO, Doubling Farmers’ Income Committee, talks about the various measures the Centre is taking to ensure it is on the right track and reaches its target by 2022. According to him, things are getting better for

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When Mizoram shows way to reuse Durga idol -Rahul Karmakar

quo; said Pratap Chhetri, a local resident and State government employee. The locality has some 120 Gurkha families. About 20,000 of Mizoram’s 1.12 million people are Gurkhas, mostly desceNDAnts of soldiers the British had brought along 120 years ago. Mr. Kumar said each fibreglass Durga idol is stored in a consecrated place within the temple complex after the Puja and brought out for the next year’s celebration. “You can sa

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Kendriya Vidyalaya admissions: 20-fold surge under HRD Minister quota -Shyamlal Yadav

  Members of Parliament currently are allowed a maximum of 10 admissions per academic session from their constituency (or state in case of a Rajya Sabha MP), while admissions on the recommeNDAtion of the HRD Minister are granted without any limit. The data also show that during the last academic session of 2018-19, a total of 8,164 admissions were granted through the quota meant for MPs. Compared to this, the number of admissions granted

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The intriguing case of a massive slowdown in the auto sector -Gurbachan Singh

heeler in the aftermath of the IL&FS crisis (and more generally in the NBFC sector since then), the competition from electric vehicles in the coming years and the confusion around BS6 emission staNDArds. There is indeed merit in such explanations. But they cannot explain the severity of the problem. Indeed, it is all very intriguing. Why then has so much happened so quickly? The answer possibly lies in something which has escaped our att

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