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Aadhaar not must for cover

-The Telegraph New Delhi: The Union Health ministry on Thursday said Aadhaar cards were not required for treatment under the National Health Protection Scheme, but guidelines released by the Centre suggest that beneficiaries can seek treatment only once without the 12-digit biometric identity. The ministry said a notification "being issued" enables implementation agencies to ask beneficiar

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Ayushman Bharat scheme underscores issues with SC's interim orders in March -Asheeta Regidi There is nothing to prevent the government from making Aadhaar mandatory for Ayushman Bharat. Even as the Courts reopened and news on the Aadhaar verdict is awaited, a Union Health ministry notification issued on 4 July has confirmed that Aadhaar will be mandatory for the ‘Ayushman Bharat’ national Health insurance scheme. While details of the scheme were out in June, the

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Love Commandos to fight for lovers' rights

n, caste, wealth and social status,” he added. Mr. Jose was a founder of the Facebook group Human Wellness Study Centre, which used to give advice and guidelines to people in love as well as Healthy and scientific sex education. It had held several camps for young people and had drafted a human rights charter based on sexual justice. Mr. Jose said said the centre had recently merged with Love Commandos. The chairman of Love Commandos, Sanj

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Beating back the food police -Swati Narayan

e demonstrated with a randomized control trial that feeding infants eggs daily decreased stunted growth by almost half and underweight by three-quarters. Berkeley researchers have also validated that Healthy school meals even improve test scores. Yet, 14 of 19 BJP-majority states, deny eggs to children in schools and anganwadis. The fundamental right to food comprises the right to food choice. Last year, in the case of Saeed Ahmed v State of U.P. (

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New Save the Children report reveals insecurity of teenage girls from the outside world, but are our homes safe enough?

ially dismissed the results of the Thomson Reuters Foundation Annual Poll on women's safety. The key findings of the Thomson Reuters Foundation Annual Poll-2018 are as follows: • In terms of Healthcare, which includes general Health access to optometrists, dentists, general doctors and specialist doctors who have expertise knowledge in disabilities, diseases or dealing with trauma, Afghanistan tops

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India heading for comprehensive Healthcare crisis: Amartya Sen

-IANS NEW DELHI: India spends just a little over one per cent of its GDP on Healthcare and this is leading the country into "a comprehensive Healthcare crisis", according to Nobel laureate and noted economist Amartya Sen, who has called for greater allocation on Healthcare in India and highlighted what he calls "three general failures" in

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Indu Malhotra, lone woman judge on Bench, makes a strong case against Section 377 -Krishnadas Rajagopal

-The Hindu Says Healthcare is denied due to stigma New Delhi: Justice Indu Malhotra, the lone woman judge on the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court hearing the fight against Section 377 of the IPC, made a strong case against criminalisation of homosexuality. Justice Malhotra, the junior-most member of the Bench of five led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, said homosexuality is only a variation and not an aberration. But the prejudice a

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Arvind Subramanian, outgoing Chief Economic Adviser to the Ministry of Finance, interviewed by TCA Sharad Raghavan (The Hindu)

lent, especially since so many of the tasks of government are becoming much more sophisticated. If you think you have a regulator and that needs specific expertise, then that extends to administering Health, education, financial markets, everything. Right now, we have too many generalists and not enough specific experts. Nobody is saying get rid of the generalists, but the balance right now is so skewed, that we need to rectify it. Of course, we ne

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Forum of media educators emphasize on promoting media literacy & ethical journalism

nd society. Its slogan is: “Real people, real voices”. Alongside, Development or Community journalism aims to achieve larger objectives - environment protection, social justice, improving Health, and education, protecting rights of children, and bringing people together. Marginalized people's voices should not be lost in the maze of dominant cultural and political narratives. This implies extensive research rather than quick-fire report

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MSP -- Unfair to farmers in food bowl states -Manjit S Kang

ce-wheat cropping pattern and consequent depletion of groundwater resources in the food bowl states. This has happened, in addition to water depletion, at the expense of crop diversification and soil Health.  While addressing the Indian Science Congress at Varanasi in 1968, Prof MS Swaminathan warned about such a system, saying, "Exploitative agriculture offers great dangers if carried out with only an immediate profit or production motive.

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