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Aug 20, 2017
Rising temperatures in India during growing season lead to suicides, says scholar Tamma CarletonEvery one-degree-celsius rise in temperature beyond 20°C (degrees Celsius) during the growing season on India’s farms causes 67 suicides, with 59,300 suicides since 1980 attributable to climate change, according to a new study by Tamma Carleton
Aug 18, 2017
Housework keeps most Indian women at home, giving them a skill will change thatIf the unpaid work by women over the world could be valued, it would be worth $10 trillion of output per year (or equivalent to 13% of global GDP).
Aug 16, 2017
India saw 2,959 toddlers die every day in 2015 to preventable causes, reveals dataIndia’s under-five mortality rate (U5MR) — the probability that a child born in a specific year will die before reaching the age of five — was reported to be 43 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2015 in the Sample Registration System Statistical Report 2015, the latest available data.
Aug 14, 2017
70 years of Independence: India's life expectancy, literacy indicators look up, while IMR, income inequality are worriesIn the 70 years since independence, India has made most progress in improving life expectancy, literacy, but has been slower in improving the level of income, and reducing infant mortality rates when compared to five other nations.
Aug 13, 2017
Casteism is the biggest impediment to success of Swachh Bharat Mission, say scholars Dean Spears, Diane CoffeyWhy are children in India shorter than children from other countries even those poorer than India? It was the urge to solve some of India’s development puzzles like this one that drew American scholars Dean Spears and Diane Coffey to India in 2009.
Aug 10, 2017
ICMR head Soumya Swaminathan calls current state of affairs 'unsatisfactory', lays out new vision for health"There are only a few medical colleges in the country that encourage and promote the culture of research and we need to ensure that in the coming years many more medical colleges and medical college faculty get involved in research,” says Soumya Swaminathan, director of the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR)
Aug 09, 2017
A decade of Domestic Violence Act shows dearth of data, inadequate implementation and delayed justiceIn the 10 years since the PWDVA, a civil act, was passed, over 10,00,000 cases have been filed across the country under sections pertaining to “cruelty by husband” and dowry, data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) show.
Aug 08, 2017
Kerala political killings: Arun Jaitley’s claim of increased violence in state during Left rule is incorrectEvery time the Left Democratic Front (LDF) is in power in Kerala, there is an increase in violence, Union Minister for Finance, Defence and Corporate affairs, Arun Jaitley, said on 7 August, 2017, during a press conference.
Aug 07, 2017
India's gender employment gap will ease if working mothers are provided reliable caregiversMore mothers with young children could opt for paid work if they found reliable alternative caregivers to take care of family-related responsibilities, a survey in Rajasthan’s Udaipur district show
Aug 05, 2017
Why Indian workplaces are losing women, and the complex web of constraints that keep them awayThe trend for this year points to a continuing story of Indian women increasingly clocking out of the workplace.