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Israel allows Ethiopians of Jewish descent to resettle, but fewer than promised; draws flak from activists
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Israel allows Ethiopians of Jewish descent to resettle, but fewer than promised; draws flak from activists

The plan approved on Monday would admit about one-quarter of the roughly 8,000 who remain, living in mostly rundown communities in the Ethiopian cities of Addis Ababa, the capital, and Gondar

COVID-19 could result in 2 lakh additional stillbirths globally, warns UN; report blames rising poverty, interruption in health services
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COVID-19 could result in 2 lakh additional stillbirths globally, warns UN; report blames rising poverty, interruption in health services

Already 20 lakh babies — one every 16 seconds — are stillborn every year, a large majority which occur in low- and middle-income countries where basic neo-natal care could save hundreds of thousands of lives each year, the report said

First famines induced by the Coronavirus pandemic are already at the world’s doorstep, UN warns
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First famines induced by the Coronavirus pandemic are already at the world’s doorstep, UN warns

In April, the executive director of the World Food Program warned the Security Council that while the world was contending with the pandemic, we are also on the brink of a hunger pandemic.

UN report states COVID-19 linked hunger is leading to the deaths of 10,000 children a month
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UN report states COVID-19 linked hunger is leading to the deaths of 10,000 children a month

“The food security effects of the COVID crisis are going to reflect many years from now,” said Dr Francesco Branca, the World Health Organization head of nutrition

Mathematical models use to predict severity of the COVID-19 in India carried elements of bias, assumptions: IJMR
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Mathematical models use to predict severity of the COVID-19 in India carried elements of bias, assumptions: IJMR

Estimates of modelling studies are "only as good as" the validity of the epidemiological or statistical model used and accuracy of assumptions made for modelling.

COVID-19 impact: Informal economy workers excluded from most govt measures, be it cash transfers or tax benefits
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COVID-19 impact: Informal economy workers excluded from most govt measures, be it cash transfers or tax benefits

Like demonetisation, the current lockdown has exposed millions of workers and their families to starvation, hunger, death and very bleak future prospects.

As migrant workers prepare to leave megacities, fixing gaps in PDS and DBT will be key to preventing large scale unrest back home
India

As migrant workers prepare to leave megacities, fixing gaps in PDS and DBT will be key to preventing large scale unrest back home

The shramik trains can take a few thousand of migrant workers back to their home towns. For the rest, whose numbers will still be considerable, their main problem, as lockdown continues, will be hunger, not the virus, and a further deepening of existing social and income inequalities.

In writer Raavi Sastry's portrayal of Prohibition-era Andhra Pradesh, an enduring critique of an anti-poor State
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In writer Raavi Sastry's portrayal of Prohibition-era Andhra Pradesh, an enduring critique of an anti-poor State

In Aaru Sara Kathalu, Raavi Sastry, who was then a practising lawyer himself, portrays the relationship between the lives of the poor people who were forced to turn to crime, and the apathy and indifference of the system, which was at the disposal of the powerful and rich

Coronavirus Outbreak: Bihar's rural poor at greater danger than rest of India; rations, cooked food need of the hour
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Bihar's rural poor at greater danger than rest of India; rations, cooked food need of the hour

The worst impact of coronavirus outbreak has been on the marginalised; those who are not only at risk of getting exposed to the virus but also have to bear the burden of lapses in state policy

Endangered Species: India's tribal regions, lacking in basic healthcare facilities, reel under menace of malnutrition
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Endangered Species: India's tribal regions, lacking in basic healthcare facilities, reel under menace of malnutrition

The second part of the docuseries Endangered Species, titled First Citizens, travels across the states of Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Jharkhand, which have some of the largest tribal populations in the country. They lack basic healthcare facilities and support systems for good hygiene and health education

Endangered Species: How malnutrition has plagued some of Assam's most vulnerable districts and communities
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Endangered Species: How malnutrition has plagued some of Assam's most vulnerable districts and communities

The first part of the docuseries, Endangered Species explores the issue of malnutrition in the tea garden labour population, one of the most marginalised communities in the country; the prevalence of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM); lack of health workers and unequal distribution of services in some of the worst-hit parts of Assam especially the Muslim majority districts and the Bodoland territory.

Sustainable living is rooted in Indian culture, it's time to look at alternatives to our high-carbon lifestyles
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Sustainable living is rooted in Indian culture, it's time to look at alternatives to our high-carbon lifestyles

There are things that can be easily fixed, we do not need to reinvent the wheel. We just need to bite the bullet and make the effort.

Sri Lanka presidential polls today: Despite 35 candidates in fray, voters face difficult task of picking 'lesser of two evils'
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Sri Lanka presidential polls today: Despite 35 candidates in fray, voters face difficult task of picking 'lesser of two evils'

Even though there are 35 candidates in the fray for the Sri Lanka presidential election, the election has come down to a race between two candidates — Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Sajith Premadasa

India's jobs crisis: It's no more about who's responsible, it's about what we do now to arrest precipitous slide
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India's jobs crisis: It's no more about who's responsible, it's about what we do now to arrest precipitous slide

The Narendra Modi government, very prickly about criticism on the economy, has been defending the problem of job deficit by picking the methodology that suits its counter-narrative, using the EPFO-based methodology.

Every second child, below the age of five, is affected by a form of malnutrition: UNICEF
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Every second child, below the age of five, is affected by a form of malnutrition: UNICEF

Indian children are being diagnosed with adult diseases such as hypertension, chronic kidney disease and pre-diabetic.

Mocking Abhijit Banerjee's work ethic is bad form, govt must seek Nobel winner's counsel instead
Business

Mocking Abhijit Banerjee's work ethic is bad form, govt must seek Nobel winner's counsel instead

Over the years, Abhijit Banerjee, along with his wife Esther Duflo has done commendable work in identifying reasons for poverty on the ground through the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), which they co-founded with Sendhil Mullainathan in 2003

More than half of world’s income went to top 10% of population; India has highest income inequality among major global economies
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More than half of world’s income went to top 10% of population; India has highest income inequality among major global economies

The income gap between the rich and poor is further widening showing that the rich in India are getting richer at a much faster pace while the poor are struggling to maintain their standard of living.

Russian Prez Vladimir Putin 'doesn't share the excitement' on Greta Thunberg's UN speech
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Russian Prez Vladimir Putin 'doesn't share the excitement' on Greta Thunberg's UN speech

He said, “No one has explained to Greta that the modern world is complex and different".

Unemployment continues to be a major concern for Indians, global citizens for third straight month: Report
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Unemployment continues to be a major concern for Indians, global citizens for third straight month: Report

For the past 3 months in a row, unemployment continues to take pole position in the list of top worries, without any reprieve.

Urban poor face the brunt of climate change even if they don't contribute to it
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Urban poor face the brunt of climate change even if they don't contribute to it

For children, older residents and people coping with chronic diseases, air conditioning is the answer.