Jharkhand's focus on asset creation under MGNREGS impressive, but efficacy of mango farms in addressing poverty, migration doubtful
Jharkhand has completed close to nine lakh works between 2016 and 2019, however, this has not lead to an increase in wages under MGNREGS, nor has it addressed migration
Encephalitis outbreak in Bihar's Muzaffarpur: Given the complex mix of symptoms, it may take decades to identify reasons causing brain fever
The brain-fever or Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) outbreak in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district, which has killed more than 60 children below the age of 10 in the last two weeks, is not new to this region. For over four decades, the wards of government hospitals in over 12 districts of Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh brim with unconscious kids suffering from high fever and convulsions each year, the actual cause of which remains unknown.
Providing subsidised tuberculosis tests can help India save 80 lakh lives in 30 years, finds Lancet study
The Lancet study noted that in 2018 alone, there were 2.15 million new tuberculosis cases in India, an increase of 3 lakh cases in a single year.
The tragic and inglorious end of Jim Jones’ Peoples Temple, Osho’s Rajneeshpuram, Japan’s Aum Shinrikyo and other such associations across the world by no means implies that cults are a thing of the past
Anthropologist Madhumala Chattopadhyay recounts being first woman to establish contact with Sentinelese, Jarawa tribes
US national John Allen Chau was killed by the Sentinelese tribe when he tried to enter their island. Madhumala Chattopadhyay, who was the first woman to visit this tribe, as well as the Jarawas and Onges, speaks about how she established friendly contact with them and learnt about their way of life
Nearly 60 hospitals likely to be empanelled under Ayushman Bharat scheme despite AAP govt's objections
Close to 60 hospitals in Delhi may soon be empanelled under the Centre’s Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission.
Ayushman Bharat could be India's Big Bang moment in healthcare, but addressal of OPD care issues remains a key
By giving up to ₹5 lakh health insurance coverage to 10.7 crore families, the government is bringing healthcare to the poorest of the country, and if realised, it promises a revolution
Akshay Kumar's Padman has brought the focus back on Arunachalam Muruganantham, the innovator/social entrepreneur/menstrual hygiene campaigner on whom the film is based