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Explaining the Rise in Revenue Deficit Between Modi Govt's Interim and Full Budgets -Aneesha Chitgupi

e Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) Act, ‘Revenue Deficit’ and ‘Effective Revenue Deficit’ have been removed as targeted fiscal indicators of measuring fiscal Health of the economy, thus, unlikely to attract much attention. The revenue account is made up of revenue receipts and expenditure – when the latter is greater than the former, it leads to what is called a revenue deficit. Revenue receipts inclu

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Are Mohalla Clinics Making the Aam Aadmi Healthy in Delhi? -Taniya Sah, Neha Bailwal and Rituparna Kaushik

of simple ailments to people’s doorstep and reduce the footfall in tertiary care hospitals. Mohalla Clinics have been promulgated as an unprecedented step towards mitigating the stark divide in Healthcare delivery across regions and class through the means of free consultation, free medicines, and free diagnostics and pathological tests. This “Zero Cost Model” has been touted to ensure better access to primary More »

In 3 months, no girls were born in 132 U'kashi villages -Abhyudaya Kotnala

-The Times of India Uttarkashi: To battle the declining child sex ratio in Uttarkashi district, the administration has marked 132 villages under red zone and has put local accredited social Health activist (ASHA) workers on its radar. The action was taken after report of the past three months on child birth revealed that not a single girl child was born in 132 villages of the district which delivered a total of 216 boys. According to the 20

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Eggs in Mid-Day Meals, Anganwadis Will Ensure Nutrition -- and Gender Parity -Kanika Sharma

arch. The SARI survey and the India Human Development Survey found that between 40-60% of rural women reported that men eat food first in their households. The latest round of the National Family and Health Survey has found that nationally, men are more likely to consume milk, curd and fruits, and are less likely to abstain from eating meat, fish and eggs than women. Gender-equal nutrition outside the household Given the persistent inequality of

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Repealing the Construction Workers Act Under New Labour Codes Will Prove Disastrous -Harshil Sharma

initiative to consolidate and simplify the delivery of justice to the working class. The four labour codes relate to wages, industrial relations, social security and welfare and occupational safety, Health and working conditions During the current Lok Sabha session, the Wage Code Bill and the Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Bill have been approved by the Union cabinet and will

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Oral Health given short shrift: study

-The Hindu Situation is the most bleak in low-income countries, says Lancet report “Oral diseases present a major global public Health burden, affecting 3.5 billion people worldwide, yet oral Health has been largely ignored by the global Health community,” noted a new Lancet Series on Oral Health.

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Close polluting units in 3 months: NGT

ustries in “critically polluted” and “severely polluted” areas across the country within three months, saying that economic development cannot take place at the cost of public Health. The directions, put up on the NGT website on Tuesday, were issued on July 10 on the basis of a study carried out jointly by the CPCB and state pollution control boards in 2009-10. A bench headed by the NGT chairperson, Justice Adarsh Kumar

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Union cabinet approves bill to merge 13 labour laws into single code

ontained “provisions of minimum wages and payment of wages to cover employees in both the organised and unorganised sectors. The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Occupational, Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, also known as the OSH Code, that seeks to merge 13 central labour laws into a single code which would apply on all establishments employing 10 or more workers. The decision was taken at the Union Cabinet meeting chai

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