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'Care' economy uncharitable to women -Francis Kuriakose & Deepa Iyer

Hindu Business Line Women are burdened with much of the care work, which is generally unregulated and poorly paid. This must change Care work has been the focus of policy debates after the InterNational Labour Organization (ILO) published a report titled ‘Care Work and Care Jobs for the Future of Decent Work’ in 2018. The ILO observed that care work involves a range of skills that are often not formally recognised or remunerated, and

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

-The Indian Express According to the findings of the India State Level Disease Burden Initiative, published in the Lancet Child and Adolescent Health recently, if trends upto 2017 continue the National Nutrition Mission (NNM) 2022 and WHO and UNICEF targets 2030 will not be achieved in most Indian states. Malnutrition continues to be the underlying risk factor for the deaths of children under the age of five years of age in India and contribu

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

-The Hindu Business Line The rise in female malnutrition can be countered by integrating a women-focussed initiative with the National Nutrition Mission India is home to the largest proportion of malnourished children in the world, with widespread prevalence of stunting, wasting and people being underweight. That said, a more pertinent factor is that malnutrition is the most significant contributor of the under-five mortality in India. Accordi

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

ight the issues of common people, rural areas, landless labourers, malnourished children and farmers affected by climate change. These issues came up for deliberations during a three-day-long interNational event, the 4th All India Media Conference-2019, organized here by Jaipur-based media advocacy organization, Lok Samvad Sansthan, in collaboration with Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, and supported by UNICEF-Rajasthan from September 27 to 2

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Satellite imagery, artificial intelligence to improve farm yields in Maharashtra -Kavitha Iyer

ages at every stage right until the harvest. In its first phase the Maha Agri Tech project used satellite images and analysis from the Maharashtra Remote Sensing Application Centre (MRSAC) and the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) in Hyderabad to assess the acreage and the conditions of select crops in select talukas. In its second phase, various data sets from diverse data providers will be combined to build yield modelling and a geospatial da

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Budget work to start on October 14

-The Hindu Ministries asked to submit data and ensure correctness of figures The Finance Ministry will start its pre-Budget work from October 14 onwards, according to a circular it sent to all Ministries and Departments. The other Ministries will have to prepare and send their budgets, expenditure trends, and non-tax revenue estimates for 2020-21 by October 9 to the Finance Ministry. Following this, the Finance Ministry will hold separate meetings with all the other Ministries, from O

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Centre's steps help to cool off onion prices

ber 7, with one farmers’ group threatening a strike if the export ban is not lifted. Maharashtra, a major producer, is heading to the Assembly election this month. According to data from the National Horticultural Board, retail prices for the vegetable in the capital dropped to ?55 a kg over the weekend, the first dip since September, when it rose to Rs.65 a kg. In fact, many Delhi consumers were buying onions for Rs.80 a kg in late September

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Onion prices coming down says govt; farmers in agitation mode

if the Centre failed to revoke its decision to ban onion exports and imposition of stock limits on traders. Retail onion prices, which were ruling at Rs.60-70 per kg for the past few weeks in the National capital and some other parts of the country, declined to below ?60 per kg on Thursday, per trade data,. “We have to take care of the interest of both farmers and consumers. Prices of onion have started declining after we banned export and i

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When Mizoram shows way to reuse Durga idol -Rahul Karmakar

-The Hindu Fibreglass avatar used to cut pollution GUWAHATI: Goddess Durga has a fibreglass ‘avatar’ in Mizoram and it has much to do with slaying the demon of ecological degradation. There are very few temples in Mizoram, where 87% of the population is Christian. Of the 13 that are managed by the Central Gorkha Mandir Committee, five are in Aizawl. Until about a decade ago, the Durga Puja celebration in these temples was similar to that in adjoining Assam and Tripura &

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Researchers study behavioural aspect of farmer suicides -Rajeev Khanna

harashtra Farmer suicides, which have till now been studied economically and agriculturally, are now being looked at from behavioural and psychological angles. A study is being conducted under the National Agricultural Science Fund of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in three states — Punjab, Telangana and Maharashtra. Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana is the anchor for Addressing Farmers’ Suicide issue thr

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