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Over 275 million children in India suffer mild to severe effects of lead poisoning, as per new UNICEF report
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Over 275 million children in India suffer mild to severe effects of lead poisoning, as per new UNICEF report

Lead has been found in food items like Chili powder, Garam Masala, etc and in a brand of instant noodles popular across India.

World Breastfeeding Week 2020: Five common myths about this natural and healthy practice
Health

World Breastfeeding Week 2020: Five common myths about this natural and healthy practice

To promote breastfeeding and its many benefits for the mother and child, the WHO celebrates the week between 1 and 7 August every year as the World Breastfeeding Week.

BTS' Love Myself campaign wins Integrated Campaigns and Events honour at 2020 UNICEF Inspire Awards
Entertainment

BTS' Love Myself campaign wins Integrated Campaigns and Events honour at 2020 UNICEF Inspire Awards

The campaign by BTS was voted the winner due to its wide range of work, including promoting children's rights, fundraising and raising awareness

Global efforts to slow down the coronavirus are inadvertently accelerating the spread of other diseases
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Global efforts to slow down the coronavirus are inadvertently accelerating the spread of other diseases

As poor countries around the world struggle to beat back the coronavirus, they are unintentionally contributing to fresh explosions of illness and death from other diseases — ones that are readily prevented by vaccines

World Day Against Child Labour 2020: UN, ILO dedicate this year to mitigate impact of COVID-19 crisis on child labour
India

World Day Against Child Labour 2020: UN, ILO dedicate this year to mitigate impact of COVID-19 crisis on child labour

The ILO and UNICEF have stated that the COVID-19 crisis is risking millions of children being pushed into child labour, which could lead to the first rise in rate after two decades of progress.

India pledges $15-mn at virtual global vaccine summit; funds to be used for immunisation programmes across the world
World

India pledges $15-mn at virtual global vaccine summit; funds to be used for immunisation programmes across the world

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday pledged $15-million as India's contribution to the vaccines alliance GAVI at the Global Vaccine Summit hosted by the UK

On Menstrual Hygiene Day, Manushi Chhillar teams up with UNICEF to spread awareness about menstruation
Entertainment

On Menstrual Hygiene Day, Manushi Chhillar teams up with UNICEF to spread awareness about menstruation

Manushi Chillar also runs her own initiative on menstrual hygiene called 'Project Shakti' that works across several states in the country.

Coronvirus Outbreak: Nandita Das films a short to raise awareness on domestic violence during lockdown
Entertainment

Coronvirus Outbreak: Nandita Das films a short to raise awareness on domestic violence during lockdown

Titled Listen To Her, the 7-minute video showcases how the lockdown called in several countries has made life for women in toxic relationships harder.

Coronavirus outbreak: Assam's boat clinics conduct door-to-door surveillance on saporis
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Coronavirus outbreak: Assam's boat clinics conduct door-to-door surveillance on saporis

Assam's boat clinics are the primary means of healthcare for inhabitants of the 2500 river islands. They have pitched in to deal with the coronavirus outbreak by carrying out door-to-door community surveillance.

168 of 326 non-coronavirus deaths till 9 May were suicides, finds report: COVID-19 lockdown may cost us dearer than economy, warn psychiatrists
India

168 of 326 non-coronavirus deaths till 9 May were suicides, finds report: COVID-19 lockdown may cost us dearer than economy, warn psychiatrists

Suicide is reportedly the second leading cause of non-coronavirus deaths in India during the lockdown, according to the data compiled by a journalist

Coronavirus lockdown: Despondency in adults can quickly spread to their children in times like these, warns child psychiatrist
India

Coronavirus lockdown: Despondency in adults can quickly spread to their children in times like these, warns child psychiatrist

The mix of information and misinformation, and exaggerated fears of the situation, result in symptoms of anxiety of various kinds depending on the age of the child, warns child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr Amit Sen.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Calicut University teams up with UNESCO to launch guidelines for parents and caregivers of children with disabilities
Health

Coronavirus Outbreak: Calicut University teams up with UNESCO to launch guidelines for parents and caregivers of children with disabilities

UNESCO has joined hands with the University of Calicut in Kerala to launch a set a guidelines for parents and caregivers of children with disabilities.

Coronavirus Outbreak: New Zealand batsman Henry Nicholls donates World Cup final shirt to help raise funds
First Cricket News

Coronavirus Outbreak: New Zealand batsman Henry Nicholls donates World Cup final shirt to help raise funds

Nicholls will donate the half-sleeve shirt, signed by his teammates, to the local chapter of United Nations’ children’s fund UNICEF

Community radio stations across India brave lockdown, severe fund crunch to ensure last-mile awareness on COVID-19
India

Community radio stations across India brave lockdown, severe fund crunch to ensure last-mile awareness on COVID-19

Had it not been for the proactiveness of the community radio stations across India, the crisis would have exploded even more for the Centre and the state governments, particularly in rural India.

UNICEF and Microsoft launch global platform 'The Learning Passport' to address education crisis caused by coronavirus pandemic
World

UNICEF and Microsoft launch global platform 'The Learning Passport' to address education crisis caused by coronavirus pandemic

According to UNESCO, more than 1.5 billion students have been impacted by closures of schools and colleges due to coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Discourse of COVID-19 related misinformation has changed to Muslims and religion, finds research
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Discourse of COVID-19 related misinformation has changed to Muslims and religion, finds research

A study has found that two categories of misinformation have been rising consistently due to a visible increase in stories around the coronavirus outbreak and Muslims, and police brutality.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Formula E turns to esports during sporting shutdown, launches 'Race at Home Challenge'
Sports

Coronavirus Outbreak: Formula E turns to esports during sporting shutdown, launches 'Race at Home Challenge'

Formula E launched an esports ‘Race at Home Challenge’ series on Wednesday involving regular race drivers and gamers in the absence of any real track action due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Formula E teams up with UNICEF to support global COVID-19 appeal
Sports

Coronavirus Outbreak: Formula E teams up with UNICEF to support global COVID-19 appeal

Formula E motor racing series has announced that it is partnering with UNICEF to keep children safe, healthy and learning in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

Alkali producers body increases outreach activity for chlorine disinfection; conducts training sessions
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Alkali producers body increases outreach activity for chlorine disinfection; conducts training sessions

AMAI members are making adequate availability of chlorine at all locations to meet the enhanced demand for drinking water disinfection and the Alkali industry is fully committed to supporting the government's effort.