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Budget 2019: Pension Scheme for Unorganised Workers Is Yet Another Illusion -Sudhir Katiyar

be issued social security cards (UWIN, or Unorganised Workers Identification Number cards). “The workers will be assigned a unique identity so as to give them social security benefits including Health insurance and old age pension,” the business newspaper Mint reported in February 2015, i.e. four years ago. BJP ministers held fairs and collected thousands of forms that are mostly gathering dust. The current scheme is likely to meet a si

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Thomas Piketty & Angus Deaton help frame Rahul Gandhi's minimum income promise -DK Singh

vernment for allegedly making the rich richer and the poor poorer. The Economist called Piketty “the modern Marx”. Deaton has also done extensive work on income inequality, poverty and Health, especially in the Indian context, and has co-authored many works with Amartya Sen, another Nobel Laureate, and Jean Dreze, a former member of Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council during the UPA regime. Please click here to read more.

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TN's skewed sex ratio could have a passport twist to it -Rema Nagarajan

birth of 840 in 2016 according to the civil registration system could be due to a large number of adults registering their birth in recent years in a bid to get passports made. According to National Health Mission officials in Tamil Nadu, if only the births in a particular year are considered, the state’s sex ratio at birth was a much Healthier 932 in 2016. Ever since it became mandatory to produc

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Think differently about Healthcare -Ravikumar Chockalingam

-The Hindu India’s public Health system can no longer function within the shadows of its Health services system In India, public Health and Health services have been synonymous. This integration has dwarfed the growth of a comprehensive public Health system, wh

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Jean Dreze, the Belgian-Indian economist, interviewed by Ujjawal Krishnam (National Herald)

ty of all to labour”. On the other hand, employment guarantee under MGNREGA is just the right to do unskilled labour for a subsistence wage. Ideally, employment should be dignified, satisfying, Healthy, creative, well remunerated and socially useful. By that yardstick, most people in India are unemployed, or perhaps misemployed, and employment guarantee is still a distant dream. * Human rights activists who have spent their lifetime for the u

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Delivering Essential Nutrition: Interventions for Women in Tribal Pockets of Eastern India -Vani Sethi, Sourav Bhattacharjee, Sonali Sinha and others

holds.Large-scale surveys and routine monitoring are currently deficient in measuring the nutrition status of women, especially tribal women. This study was undertaken to analyse the reach of various Health-related schemes for tribal women in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, and Odisha. In the light of its findings, it is recommended that all national schemes should be reviewed through a tribal lens, as tribes remain outside the ambit of most nutrition safety

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Women who eat meat less prone to disease: study -Astha Saxena

ults show that women from Kashmir who consumed up to five non-vegetarian meals a week were found to be at a lesser risk of these diseases irrespective of whether they were suffering from PCOS or were Healthy, in comparison to women in Delhi who followed a vegetarian diet. New Delhi: A joint study by doctors at AIIMS, Delhi, and Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) on dietary habits of women suggested that those who consume non-vege

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Medical report on food consumption evades issues of choice and equality

-The Telegraph The world can move towards meaningful Health only when dietary interventions and models are made more representative The way to the heart is, apparently, through the stomach. Would that, then, mean that food habits all over the world have to change, given that cardiovascular diseases — the result of an unHealthy diet — are a leading cause of death around the globe? The fin

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Dietary diversity, behaviour change in Indians key to better Health and environment -Sahana Ghosh * A recent first of its kind study provides the first scientific targets for a Healthy diet from a sustainable food production system that operates within planetary boundaries for food. * Compared with current diets, global adoption of the new recommendations by 2050 will require global consumption of foods such as red meat and sugar to decrease by more than 50 percent, while consumption of nuts, fruits, vegetables, and legumes m

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Those we take for granted -Kiran Bhatty & Dipa Sinha

Frontline workers providing basic services through various government programmes form the backbone of the country’s social welfare system. India’s ability to achieve its SDGs or to have a Healthy skilled workforce that contributes towards economic progress or social and human development depends to a large extent on the performance of teachers, nurses, anganwadi workers, panchayat secretaries and PWD staff. That is perhaps why they have be

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