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20 days ago
Cabinet okays National Health Mission till March 2020

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) In a major boost to health infrastructure, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the continuation of the National Health Mission (NHM) with effect from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2020 with a budgetary support of Rs 85,217 crore as Central share. It also okayed continuation of the Prime Minister's Development Package for Jammu & Kashmir 2015 -- Stepping up...

1 month ago
'Each year, 6 lakh newborns die within 28 days of birth in India'

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) A quarter of global neonatal deaths happen in India where nearly 600,000 newborns die within 28 days of their birth every year, according to a new Unicef study. The study, which found the number of newborn deaths in India was one of the highest in the world, says the causes of such deaths are preventable and treatable as 80 per cent of these fatalities happen for...

4 months ago
Japan to support South Asia in SDGs, combating terror: Envoy

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Stating that the Japan-India relationship is at its best ever in history, Japanese Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu has said that his country is keen to support South Asia in combating terrorism and attaining the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In an interview with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Hiramatsu said that though the Islamic Stat...

5 months ago
66% decline in child mortality rate but most new-born still die in India: UN report

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) India has witnessed 66 per cent decline in the under-five mortality rate from 1990 to 2015 but most of the new-born deaths -- 24 per cent of all -- still occur in the country, according to a new UN report. With the reduction, India has met one of its Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets of curbing by two-thirds the under-five death rate, according to the sur...

8 months ago
Millennium Development Goals-2015 only partially achieved: CAG

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) With a countrywide average of Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) of 39 deaths per 1,000 live births and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) of 167 per 1,00,000 live births, the country only partially achieved the Millennium Development Goals-2015 under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), the CAG has said. The partial achievement was far from the targets set under the F...

11 months ago
Only 1 in 10 children aged 6-23 months gets adequate diet

Only one in 10 Indian children aged 6-23 months gets adequate diet, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of data from National Family Health Survey 2015-16 (NFHS-4). Consequently, 35.7 per cent of children below five years of age are underweight, according to NFHS-4 data. After birth, between 0-6 months, breastmilk alone is sufficient to meet an infant's requirement for food and water. On...

1 year ago
India reduces baby deaths but still hasn't met 2012 targets

First, the good news: 37 babies died for every 1,000 that were born in 2015, two better than the government's projections of an infant mortality rate (IMR) of 39 for that year, according to new data released last week. That's a drop of 53 per cent over 25 years. Now, the bad news: The target for IMR reduction was 67 per cent; it has fallen 10 short of the target 27 that India agreed to u...

1 year ago
India reduces baby deaths but still hasn't met 2012 targets

First, the good news: 37 babies died for every 1,000 that were born in 2015, two better than the government's projections of an infant mortality rate (IMR) of 39 for that year, according to new data released last week. That's a drop of 53 per cent over 25 years. Now, the bad news: The target for IMR reduction was 67 per cent; it has fallen 10 short of the target 27 that India agreed to u...

1 year ago
Under-5 Child Mortality Rate fell 4 points in 2014: Nadda

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) There has been a four-point decline in the Under 5 Mortality Rate (U5MR) during 2013-14, said Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Tuesday. Recent data from the Registrar General of India (RGI) for the Sample Registration Survey (SRS) for the year 2014 indicates 8.16 per cent decline in under-five mortality (during 2013-2014) as compared to 5.76 per cent decline during ...

1 year ago
MPs get lessons on sustainable development goals

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Speaker's Research Initiative (SRI), conceptualised by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, on Tuesday organised a workshop on sustainable development goals (SDGs) for members of Parliament in the Parliament Library. The speakers at the workshop included experts from Niti Aayog, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), The Energy and Resou...

1 year ago
India needs to up its social development indices

Social development and environmental concerns are often not accorded the attention they deserve in public policy discourse. The reason for this is that they are often seen in direct conflict with economic prosperity. However, over the years, development practitioners have realised that there is a strong link between social, environmental and economic development. This, they opine, is cen...

1 year ago
One woman dies every 5 minutes during pregnancy: WHO

Mumbai, June 12 (IANS) Every five minutes, at least one Indian woman dies during pregnancy and child birth, the World Health Organisation said on Sunday. According to WHO, of the 529,000 maternal deaths occurring every year, 136,000 or 25.7 per cent take place in India. In fact, two-thirds of maternal deaths occur after delivery, postpartum hemorrhage being the most commonly repo...

2 years ago
Modi's 'convenient' action at CoP-21

New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) As India and the world have had their eyes on Prime Minister Narendra Modi from even before the crucial Conference of Parties-21 (CoP-21) UN Climate Change Conference began, he was conveniently seen saying that climate change was not of India's making. Global environment watch-dog Greenpeace said although India's emissions could be low compared to the developed, i...

2 years ago
72.54 percent turnout in 3rd phase of Jharkhand panchayat polls

Ranchi, Dec 5 (IANS) The third phase of polling in panchayat elections in Jharkhand on Saturday witnessed a 72.54 percent turnout, an official said. Polling took place in 70 blocks in 22 districts. There were a total of 44.63 lakh voters and 14,098 polling stations open from 7 am to 3 pm. The overall polling percentage in the third phase was 72.54 per cent with Deoghar district ...

2 years ago
'Not possible for Pakistan to meet SDGs'

Islamabad, Nov 29 (IANS) It is not possible for Pakistan, which failed to achieve the targets of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an expert has said. Developing countries like Pakistan should identify goals based on their resources and try to meet those, Dawn online quoted National University of Science and Technology (NUST) as...

2 years ago
Government apathetic to meeting SDGs: Experts

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The very institutions in India that are supposed to drive the efforts to meet the sustainable development goals (SDGs) are apathetic to the global agenda, experts said at an ongoing international conference here on Sunday. Our governmental institutions are not adequately appreciative of the global goals, said development economist Rajeev Malhotra, who participate...

2 years ago
Up to central government to revoke Maggi ban: Goa CM

Panaji, Nov 5 (IANS) Sale of Nestle's Maggi noodles will resume only after the central government lifts the ban on the product, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Thursday, adding that the state government has no role in resumption of the sales of the popular instant noodle. Maggi noodles have been banned by the central government. It is up to them to revoke the ban, Parsekar told...

2 years ago
China's 2020 poverty alleviation goal attainable: Xi

Beijing, Nov 3 (IANS) China will be able to achieve its 2020 poverty relief target, President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday. Xi made the remarks while addressing the fifth plenum of 18th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, which convened last week to map out the blueprint for China's development from 2016 to 2020, or the 13th Five-Year Plan, Xinhua reported. As of the ...

2 years ago
Make in South Africa, says foreign minister

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Even as India woos the world with its Make in India programme, South Africa wants Indian firms to manufacture in the country, South African International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana Mashabane said here. In New Delhi for the India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS), Mashabane said South Africa wanted to enhance economic partnership with India in a way ...

2 years ago
Tuberculosis ranks alongside HIV as leading killer worldwide: WHO report

Geneva, Oct 29 (IANS) In 2014, tuberculosis (TB) killed 1.5 million people, 400,000 of whom were HIV-positive, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday, ranking the disease alongside HIV as a leading killer worldwide. WHO said in a report that the fight against TB is paying off, however, with this year's death rate nearly half of what it was in 1990, Xinhua news agency repor...

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