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Comorbidities list for vaccine eligibility seen as too narrow -R Prasad

-The Hindu Focus on severe ailments, combination of diseases excluding many: experts The Union Health Ministry’s list of 20 comorbidities that make people in the 45-59 year age group eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine is seen by some medical professionals as too narrow. “The list of comorbidities provided...

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96% people faced drop in earnings during last year’s lockdown: survey

-The Hindu/ PTI Nearly 96% of the people surveyed under a food rights campaign in Maharashtra faced a drop in their earnings during the novel coronavirus-induced lockdown last year, a social body claims. Mumbai: Job losses and non-availability of casual work were the key reasons for this,...

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NITI Aayog recommends curtailing coverage under food security law to save on subsidies: Report

-Scroll.in The think tank has reportedly suggested cutting down coverage in rural areas from 75% of population to 60% and from 50% to 40% in urban areas. Government think tank NITI Aayog has recommended lowering the coverage of both rural and urban population under the National Food...

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To cut subsidy bill, Niti paper says lower coverage of food security law -Harikishan Sharma

-The Indian Express Based on the rural and urban coverage ratio, the erstwhile Planning Commission had determined the state-wise coverage ratio using the National Sample Survey Household Consumption Expenditure coverage under food security law Survey data for 2011-12. NITI AAYOG, the government think tank, has recommended reducing...

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1,200 faculty in rural engineering colleges will lose jobs by month-end -Priscilla Jebaraj

-The Hindu “What is government talking about NEP when it cannot sustain gains of an existing project?” A World Bank funded project to take graduates from elite institutions to rural and remote engineering colleges in poorer States is coming to an end in March, leaving more than...

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