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Arogya Sanjivani - The Hindu -23/11/2020
2020-11-24 16:23

Arogya Sanjeevani is a standardised health insurance policy designed by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority. Every general insurance o… Continue Reading

Branded witches, two killed and cremated in Assam - The Hindu - 03/10/2020
2020-10-03 20:56

Witch-hunting: Witch-hunting involves the branding of victims, especially women as witches, where they are accused of possessing supernatural power… Continue Reading

Impediments to equal productivity, dignity- The Hindu -16-09-2020
2020-09-16 22:15

The Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPWD) Act, 2016 was passed by the Indian Parliament to fulfill its obligation to the United Nations Conventio… Continue Reading

Centre opposes move to recognise same-sex unions - The Hindu -15-09-2020
2020-09-15 22:48

The Centre has opposed before the Delhi High Court, a petition seeking recognition of same-sex marriages. Details: The Centre argued that the In… Continue Reading

Age of marriage for girls - THE HINDU - 21-08-2020
2020-08-25 16:25

The Budget Speech of 2020 proposed the setting up of a task force to look into the issue of age of a girl entering motherhood to help lower maternal m… Continue Reading

Privatisation via graded autonomy- THE HINDU- 20 AUG'2020
2020-08-20 21:49

Gs2- Education- New educational policy-Issue of autonomy in NEP Arguments in favour of the provision: The concerns of over-centralisation, leadi… Continue Reading

Study finds poor access to abortion drugs - THE HINDU - 13 AUG 2020
2020-08-13 19:23

NEWS: The Foundation for Reproductive Health Services India (FRHSI) indicated a severe shortage of medical abortion (MA) drugs in five out of the s… Continue Reading

University examination guidelines that score low-THE HINDU-18-07-2020
2020-07-19 09:02

Context: Details: *The University Grants Commission’s guidelines of July 6, 2020 on conducting final-year examinations for university students… Continue Reading

Record 53.6 mt of E-waste Dumped Globally in 2019-THE HINDU-06-07-2020
2020-07-07 09:00

Context:Record 53.6 mt of E-waste Dumped Globally in 2019; China Tops: UN Global E-waste Monitor 2020 Report. Details: *In accordance with “Th… Continue Reading

Record 53.6 mt of E-waste Dumped Globally in 2019-THE HINDU-06-07-2020
2020-07-07 08:47

Context:Record 53.6 mt of E-waste Dumped Globally in 2019; China Tops: UN Global E-waste Monitor 2020 Report. Details: *In accordance with “Th… Continue Reading

ICMR looks at vaccine launch by Aug. 15-THE HINDU-04-07-2020
2020-07-05 08:54

Context:The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has granted approval to Bharat Biotech to conduct human clinical trials for ‘Covaxin… Continue Reading

46 million girls went missing in India-THE HINDU-01-07-2020
2020-07-02 11:11

Context: The UNFPA has released State of the World Population 2020 report. Details: *The Preference for sons and gender-biased sex selection ha… Continue Reading

Cheap drug shows results in COVID patients: study-THE HINDU-17-06-2020
2020-06-18 07:12

Context:Dexamethasone is the first drug to be shown to improve survival in COVID-19. Details: *Based on these results, one death would be preven… Continue Reading

Streamed education is diluted education-THE HINDU-13-06-2020
2020-06-14 11:17

Context: A model based on social distancing only ends up weakening the concept of a classroom being an essential laboratory. Details: *What we h… Continue Reading

Paging the private sector in the COVID fight-THE HINDU-08-06-2020
2020-06-08 19:38

Details: Here, we propose certain policy options to leverage private sector resources for testing, hospitalisation, procurement of biomedical equip… Continue Reading

Country is still at risk, says WHO expert-THE HINDU-07-06-2020
2020-06-08 07:36

Details: The Pangong Tso lake in Leh district of Ladakh, where large numbers of Chinese troops have moved in. Indian and Chinese officers meet at M… Continue Reading

A right time to shift pharma gears-THE HINDU-06-06-2020
2020-06-07 06:44

Details: Medicines are among humanity’s greatest achievements. They have helped attain dramatic improvements in health and longevity as well as h… Continue Reading

Scientists identify second most common coronavirus type in India-THE HINDU-03-06-2020
2020-06-03 22:26

Details: Evolutionary similarities: “Epidemiological assessments suggest that the common ancestor emerged in the month of February 2020 and po… Continue Reading

Dengue, JE strike as Assam battles COVID-19-THE HINDU-24-05-2020
2020-05-25 06:08

Details: on Saturday, the State’s COVID-19 positive count touched 239 with the addition of 70 infected persons to Friday’s figure. “We are fa… Continue Reading

80% success chance for Oxford trials-THE HINDU-23-04-2020
2020-05-24 08:23

Details: Poonawalla, whose family owns the vaccine maker, said scientists, drugmakers and manufacturers were collaborating at an unparalleled scale… Continue Reading

Airlines make Aarogya Setu mandatory-THE HINDU- 23-05-2020
2020-05-24 08:19

Details: IndiGo, the largest airline in the country, which will operate 450 airlines to begin with, requires passengers to “download the Aarogya … Continue Reading

A jolt to national energy security-THE HINDU-19-05-2020
2020-05-20 15:55

Details: If implemented, they will not only weaken the control of States over an industry supplying a basic human necessity such as electricity but… Continue Reading

New technique for lung treatment of newborns launched in Jaipur-THE HINDU-19-05-2020
2020-05-20 13:30

Details: A recent medical technique, known as less invasive surfactant administration , has been started at J. Lon Government Children’s Hospital… Continue Reading

Where is health in the stimulus package?-THE HINDU-18-05-2020
2020-05-18 19:05

Details: Our bowlers have done well to limit the COVID-19 score and flatten the curve. Putting aside threats to personal safety, family interests, … Continue Reading

Multiple conditions on discoms-THE HINDU-18-05-2020
2020-05-18 18:43

Details: Called the ‘Special Long Term Transition Loan to Discoms for COVID-19', the financial assistance is meant to help the Discoms clear thei… Continue Reading

Aiming to achieve herd immunity naturally is ‘dangerous’, WHO warns-THE HIDNU-17-05-2020
2020-05-18 07:15

Details: Ryan said the concept of herd immunity is generally used for calculating how many people will need to be vaccinated in a population in ord… Continue Reading

India may miss nutrition targets-THE HINDU-13-05-2020
2020-05-14 08:02

Details: India is among 88 countries that are likely to miss global nutrition targets by 2025, according to the Global Nutrition Report 2020 releas… Continue Reading

Vizag gas leak claims 11 lives; over 350 hospitalised-08-05-2020
2020-05-09 14:04

Details: CM announces compensation of Rs.1 crore for families of deceased. Eleven people, including a six-year-old girl, died and over 350 were adm… Continue Reading

Forum calls for rethink on online teaching-THE HINDU-08-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:35

Details: “While academic engagement through e-resources during the period of lockdown is unexceptionable, any attempt to formalise it as online t… Continue Reading

Surge in domestic violence: WHO-THE HINDU-08-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:26

Details: Emergency services across Europe have seen a sharp rise in domestic abuse calls under sweeping lockdowns imposed across the continent, the… Continue Reading

Virus attack worse than Pearl Harbor-THE HINDU-08-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:13

Details: Donald Trump has said the COVID-19 pandemic is a worse “attack” on the U.S. The President has ramped up his rhetoric against Beijing i… Continue Reading

The mark of zero-THE HINDU-06-05-2020
2020-05-09 13:14

Details: If in April there were early signs of Kerala gaining an upper hand over the virus, its control became clear from the fourth week of April.… Continue Reading

India’s disease surveillance system needs a reboot-THE HINDU-04-05-2020
2020-05-06 19:39

Details: In a recent press briefing, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reported noticeable trends with respect to COVID-19 cases in India. … Continue Reading

Ministry wants Aarogya Setu app made disabled-friendly-THE HINDU-03-05-2020
2020-05-04 09:37

Details: The government’s Aarogya Setu app to track COVID-19 cases was not accessible to persons with disabilities , particularly those with hear… Continue Reading

Taiwan’s coronavirus protocol shows how it is done-THE HINDU-02-05-2020
2020-05-04 09:29

Details: The threat of emerging infectious diseases to global health and the economy, trade, and tourism has never abated. Pandemics can spread rap… Continue Reading

WHO raises concern over use of BCG vaccine-THE HINDU-02-05-2020
2020-05-04 09:14

Details: In a letter published in The Lancet on April 30, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros A Ghebreyesus and others highlight a fe… Continue Reading

Limitations of online learning-THE HINDU-30-04-2020
2020-05-01 12:22

Details: The exigency: There was a great deal of anxiety, particularly about the graduating batches of students, lest the ongoing session should… Continue Reading

South Asia faces health crisis as children miss vaccination-THE HINDU-29-04-2020
2020-05-01 11:28

Details: South Asia could face a further public health crisis as children miss routine vaccinations, the UN warned on Tuesday, spurring fears that … Continue Reading

Chakmas and Hajongs need help: rights group-THE HINDU-28-04-2020
2020-04-29 06:25

Details: A Delhi-based rights body has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention in ensuring food for the Chakma and Hajong communities … Continue Reading

Why pathogens travel in search of a host-THE HINDU-26-04-2020
2020-04-27 15:52

Details: Claims were made of the virus being manufactured in laboratories and then shipped to nations to let loose on their populations. In a paper… Continue Reading

Protection for protectors: On safety of healthcare workers-THE HINDU-24-04-2020
2020-04-25 00:23

Details: Since the first case of novel coronavirus infection in India was reported in end-January, many healthcare workers have been subjected to a… Continue Reading

CSIR lab defends sanitisation tunnel after Ministry’s advisory-THE HINDU-24-04-2020
2020-04-24 23:57

Deatils: The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had in a recent advisory cautioned against the spraying of disinfectant on people as part … Continue Reading

A time for planetary solidarity-THE HINDU-23-04-2020
2020-04-24 11:31

Details: The microscopic SARS-CoV-2, by causing a global pandemic, has forced much of humanity to cease everyday practices and jump-start new ones.… Continue Reading

Stress and anxiety rise amid pandemic-THE HINDU-23-04-2020
2020-04-24 10:47

Details: “If any of these sets of people had a prior illness, then their condition is likely to worsen because of stress, or due to medicines a… Continue Reading

A change in migrant policy-THE HINDU-22-04-2020
2020-04-23 11:32

Details: Besides addressing the immediate distress conditions of migrants, the state needs to think of long-term solutions. Seasonal migration i… Continue Reading

Drug for sepsis to be tested for COVID-19-THE HINDU-22-04-2020
2020-04-23 11:16

Details: Sepsivac, a drug jointly developed by the Ahmedabad-based Cadilla Pharmaceuticals and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research ,… Continue Reading

The ‘nowhere people’ of COVID-19 need better legal safeguards- THE HINDU-22-04-2020
2020-04-23 11:14

Details: While it has become anachronistic, the need for legal safeguards and welfare measures for migrants has become even more pressing and urgen… Continue Reading

The invisible face of the fallout-THE HINDU-21-04-2020
2020-04-22 11:21

Details: While catastrophes affect people at large, the economical, sociological and psychological impact that each catastrophe has on women is pro… Continue Reading

Hold meeting on steps to curb domestic violence: HC-THE HINDU-21-04-2020
2020-04-22 10:12

Detail: The Delhi High Court has directed the Centre and the city government to hold top-level meeting to deliberate on measures to curb domestic v… Continue Reading

A shot of hope with a game changing vaccine-THE HINDU-20-04-2020
2020-04-21 10:04

Details: Over the initial phase of the national lockdown , India reported a 20-fold increase in confirmed SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 cases , and a 36-fold… Continue Reading

‘Lockdown cannot be the only strategy’- THE HINDU-20-04-2020
2020-04-21 09:50

Details: This group had caused outbreak of SARS in 2002 and MERS in 2009. It is less lethal than SARS but significantly higher than influenza virus… Continue Reading

South Asia remains an outlier in infections-THE HINDU-19-04-2020
2020-04-20 10:03

Details: “All governments in South Asia have responded rapidly to the crisis, but their task is daunting. Governments have imposed social-distanc… Continue Reading

Across the gulf-THE HINDU-17-04-2020
2020-04-18 13:40

Details: Around eight million people in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries constitute a unique cohort among Indian diaspora communities around … Continue Reading

U.P. starts pool testing COVID-19 samples-THE HINDU-17-04-2020
2020-04-18 12:58

Details: The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday said it had started pool testing COVID-19 samples in the State. Meanwhile, the number of deaths d… Continue Reading

Delhi govt. gets Centre’s nod to start plasma enrichment technique trial -THE HINDU-17-04-2020
2020-04-18 12:48

Details: Kejriwal said that the results of these trials would be out in three-four days from now and hoped that the technique would work and that l… Continue Reading

‘Disinfectant tunnels can cause harm’- THE HINDU-16-04-2020
2020-04-17 11:58

Details: Adverse effects: “The use of these tunnels may give a false sense of security and may have adverse health effects as sodium hypochlor… Continue Reading

Approval to use plasma enrichment technique- THE HINDU-16-04-2020
2020-04-17 11:51

details: Delhi has been given the go-ahead to use plasma enrichment technique on a trial basis to save the lives of critical COVID-19 patients, Lie… Continue Reading

The pandemic and the contours of a health response- THE HINDU-15-04-2020
2020-04-16 12:35

Details: India is facing the worst public health crisis in its independent history which pales the earlier ones such as AIDS, SARS and H1N1 into in… Continue Reading

‘117 mn children face measles risk’- THE HINDU -15-04-2020
2020-04-16 12:17

Details: United Nations has warned that around 117 million children worldwide face measles risk because countries are using their vaccine resources… Continue Reading

‘Online child porn traffic rises by 95%‘-THE HINDU-14-04-2020
2020-04-15 07:42

Details: Online child pornography traffic after the lockdown in the country has gone up by 95% with online data monitoring websites showing an incr… Continue Reading

Women’s safety during lockdown-THE HINDU-13-03-2020
2020-04-14 07:56

Details: Now, at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations recognises domestic violence against women as a “shadow pandemic”. The C… Continue Reading

‘People with disabilities have special issues during virus outbreak’-THE HINDU-13-04-2020
2020-04-14 07:33

Details: People with disability have special issues in a situation like the spread of the novel coronavirus . People with disability are a diverse … Continue Reading

Bihar launches app for govt. school students-TYE HINUD-13-04-2020
2020-04-14 07:28

Details: Following COVID-19 lockdown, the Bihar Education Project Council has launched a mobile application and plans to book a slot with the All I… Continue Reading

To ease lockdown, what are the options?-THE HINDU-12-04-2020
2020-04-13 08:37

Details: With the available evidence, it was believed that physical distancing was the best weapon to combat this little-known virus, transmitted t… Continue Reading

COVID-19 and immunity-THE HINDU-12-04-2020
2020-04-13 08:33

Details: A cascade of viral particles enters the body through the nose, eyes or mouth. Breathing carries some of these particles to the lower respi… Continue Reading

‘Data is key to control of this pandemic’-THE HINDU-12-04-2020
2020-04-13 08:20

Details: Lockdowns alone can’t be effective unless combined with other health measures, says the WHO Chief Scientist. We first got the viral sequ… Continue Reading

Team India and winning the pandemic battle-THE HINDU-11-04-2020
2020-04-12 10:29

Details: India has to chart its own strategy, whether it is in planning a staged release from the lockdown or in developing domestic capacity for m… Continue Reading

Scarcity of drugs, devices imminent, govt. warned-THE HINDU-11-04-2020
2020-04-12 10:19

Details: Ensure resumption of units, urges Department of Pharmaceuticals. A countrywide shortage of medicines and medical devices is likely in the … Continue Reading

India has enough stock of HCQ, says Centre-THE HINDU-11-04-2020
2020-04-12 10:17

Details: The government’s move won it many expressions of gratitude from countries that received clearances for their medical supplies, which had… Continue Reading

NHRC asks govt. about steps taken to help the mentally ill -THE HINDU-11-04-2020
2020-04-12 10:14

Details: The complaint highlighted the issue of mentally ill persons dependent for food and shelter on charities, temples and gurdwaras. The Nat… Continue Reading

In time of need-THE HINDU-10-04-2020.
2020-04-11 09:06

Details: Irrespective of whether India bowed to U.S The decision to reverse the ban was made public hours after U.S President Donald Trump warned o… Continue Reading

Kerala gets nod for trial of plasma therapy-THE HINDU-10-04-2020
2020-04-11 08:59

Details: The proposal submitted to the Indian Council of Medical Research says that the Transfusion Medicine Department of the Sree Chitra Tirunal … Continue Reading

It’s time for the Red Berets-THE HINDU-09-04-2020
2020-04-10 09:28

Details: Its responsibility is to monitor threats to public health and inform and advise the member states. The fight against COVID-19 has to be on… Continue Reading

No lockdown for abuse-THE HINDU-09-04-2020
2020-04-10 09:26

Details: In the first week of the lockdown, one of the 257 complaint calls that the National Commission for Women received was from a father in Raj… Continue Reading

Ten questions posed by the virus-THE HINDU-08-04-2020
2020-04-09 11:59

Details: Our life after the pandemic will be defined by at least 10 questions on the prevailing organising principles of humankind. That an agei… Continue Reading

Preparing for exit-THE HINDU-08-04-2020
2020-04-09 11:56

Details: Given that this is harvest season, cessation of activity due to labour issues can trigger food deficits and high prices. Reducing the risk… Continue Reading

India lifts ban on export of hydroxychloroquine-THE HINDU-08-04-2020
2020-04-09 11:46

Details: The Government of India announced on Tuesday that it had rescinded its earlier ban on the export of malaria drug hydroxychloroquine , whic… Continue Reading

Gender violence is a shadow pandemic: UN-THE HINDU-08-04-2020
2020-04-09 11:42

Details: The UN Women has urged member-States to include prevention of violence against women in their action plans on COVID-19 and consider shelte… Continue Reading

Farmers are at their wits’ end-THE HINDU-07-08-2020
2020-04-08 11:29

Details: On the other, farmers face a stalemate as they are unable to work on their land, earn remunerative prices and gain access to markets. F… Continue Reading

Restructuring our food system for a healthy world-THE HINDU-07-04-2020
2020-04-08 11:22

Details: Antibiotic resistance: Animal agriculture is moving away from backyard operations to larger industrial facilities which aim to produce … Continue Reading

Tests, treatment free under Ayushman Bharat-THE HINDU-06-04-2020
2020-04-07 09:54

Details: Now, more than 50 crore Ayushman beneficiaries can avail free testing and treatment in designated private hospitals across India The Ce… Continue Reading

The mystery of low German COVID-19 fatality rates-THE HINDU-06-04-2020
2020-04-07 09:52

Details: High engagement: “There has been talk of a German anomaly,” said Hendrik Streeck, director of the Institute of Virology at the Univ… Continue Reading

Rapid antibody testing for hotspots first: ICMR-THE HINDU-06-04-2020
2020-04-07 09:49

Details: Explaining about who to test and the scale of testing the Health Ministry has said that testing has to be focused and judiciously done, ev… Continue Reading

Lights-off event will not harm grid: Ministry-THE HINDU-05-04-2020
2020-04-06 10:08

Details: Adequate arrangements and protocols in place to handle variation in demand, the Power Ministry says. No harm is likely to India’s pow… Continue Reading

ICMR issues rule book on ‘large outbreaks’
2020-04-06 10:00

Details: India’s official position is that there is no evidence of community transmission in the country. According to Lav Agrawal, spokesperson,… Continue Reading

After PM’s call, energy authorities make plans- THE HINDU-04-04-2020
2020-04-05 20:21

Details: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for switching off electric lights at homes across the nation for nine minutes at 9 p. on April 5, as… Continue Reading

Lockdown halts harvesting season in forests-THE HINDU-04-04-2020
2020-04-05 19:55

Details: Tribals stitch leaves, collected from forests, to make plates in Odisha’s Rayagada district. Lakhs of tribals in Odisha, who have pinned… Continue Reading

Quarantine and the law-THE HINDU-03-04-2020
2020-04-04 08:09

Details: Supreme Court, in an en banc sitting led by Chief Justice John Marshall, affirmed the powers of the state to enact quarantine laws and imp… Continue Reading

A pandemic in an unequal India-01-04-2020
2020-04-02 08:59

Details: Migrants walk to their villages after the announcement of the nation-wide lockdown near the Delhi-U. India’s impoverished millions are l… Continue Reading

Hydroxychloroquine combination allowed-THE HINDU-01-04-2020
2020-04-02 08:30

Details: The Health Ministry has noted that no specific antiviral have been proven to be effective as per currently available data. Health Ministry… Continue Reading

‘Preventing stigma requires a full-throated campaign’-01-04-2020
2020-04-02 08:08

Details: This is compounded by the large amount of fake news and false information being generated today. Some groups face the additional element t… Continue Reading

Short end of the stick- THE HINDU-31-03-2020
2020-04-01 13:21

Details : It has been nearly a week since the Centre’s lockdown measures to slow down the spread of SARS-CoV-2 came into force. But what was done… Continue Reading

Ironing out wrinkles in India’s pandemic response-THE HINDU-25-03-2020
2020-03-26 22:54

Details: State-to-State coordination: To what extent India’s ongoing efforts to control COVID-19 using physical distancing and isolation will … Continue Reading

Doctors cautious over use of malaria drug as virus preventive-THE HINDU-25-03-2020
2020-03-26 22:50

Details: File photo of Nivaquine, tablets containing chloroquine, a commonly used malaria drug that has shown signs of effectiveness against corona… Continue Reading

Made in India Testing Kits-THE HINDU-25-03-2020
2020-03-26 22:47

Details: Pune-based MyLab is the first indigenous manufacturer to be approved for deploying its kits for COVID-19 testing. “Congratulations to ou… Continue Reading

Preventive drug for healthcare workers cleared-THE HINDU-24-03-2020
2020-03-25 02:28

Details: The use of hydroxyl chloroquine as prophylaxis for high risk population faced with the SARS-CoV-2 infection was recommended by the Indian … Continue Reading

Stage by stage in a pandemic-THE HINDU-23-03-2020
2020-03-24 00:43

Details: You have to remember that India started proactive action from January 17 onwards, whereas our first cases came in the end of January. The … Continue Reading

Can China’s model work for the West?-THE HINDU-23-03-2020
2020-03-23 22:19

Details: Its top-down approach may be difficult to replicate: While some experts caution against accepting Beijing’s figures at face value, WH… Continue Reading

Can China’s model work for the West?-THE HINDU-23-03-2020
2020-03-23 22:19

Details: Its top-down approach may be difficult to replicate: While some experts caution against accepting Beijing’s figures at face value, WH… Continue Reading

Lessons from Italy for the COVID-19-wracked world-THE HINDU-23-03-2020
2020-03-23 22:14

Details: On March 20, Italy reported 5,900-odd fresh cases and 627 deaths, the highest daily tally of mortality reported from anywhere in the world… Continue Reading

80 districts in lockdown to contain virus spread-THE HINDU-23-03-2020
2020-03-23 22:09

Details: Unprecedented restrictions were imposed in 80 districts across 17 States and five Union Territories affected by the pandemic. The Union He… Continue Reading

States discuss measures taken to check COVID-19-THE HINDU-21-03-2020
2020-03-22 10:31

Details: State government has released an amount of Rs.116.25 crore from the State Disaster Response Fund to pay for measures to control spread of … Continue Reading

National tag for ayurveda institute soon-THE HINDU-20-03-2020
2020-03-21 10:31

Details: The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed a bill that will accord the Jamnagar-based Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda the status of … Continue Reading

SC upholds right of women naval officers-THE HINDU-18-03-2020
2020-03-18 21:39

Details: Denying permanent commission to women officers who have served the nation would result in a serious miscarriage of justice, it said. The S… Continue Reading

Abortions till 24 weeks for special categories-THE HINDU-18-03-2020
2020-03-18 21:24

Details: The “special categories of women” include rape survivors, victims of incest, the differently abled and minors, Health Minister Harsh V… Continue Reading

Fight for the finite-THE HINDU-17-03-2020
2020-03-18 21:20

Details: Health-care resources, limited to begin with, are even more so when under stress. At a time when the disease did not have a name, and much… Continue Reading

Experts say India still in second transmission stage-THE HINDU-17-03-2020
2020-03-18 21:09

Details: You have to remember that India started proactive action from January 17 onwards, whereas our first cases came in the end of January. The … Continue Reading

Coronavirus: West Bengal invokes Epidemic Diseases Act-THE HINDU-17-03-2020
2020-03-18 21:06

Details: Population density: While she maintained that there had been no case of COVID-19 infections in the State, she underlined that West Beng… Continue Reading

Is the global economy headed for recession?-THE HINDU-15-03-2020
2020-03-16 14:18

Details: A diverse set of industries has been impacted by the spread of the virus. With daily news reports painting a dismal picture of supply chai… Continue Reading

How does soap use help in tackling COVID-19?-THE HINDU-15-03-2020
2020-03-16 14:14

Details: How does washing with soap help get rid of the coronavirus? Washing with water without using soap helps reduce the amount of microbes b… Continue Reading

The time is right for ‘One Health’ science-THE HINDU-15-03-2020
2020-03-16 14:00

Details: As India goes into emergency mode to tackle the potentially catastrophic impacts of the novel coronavirus , the ‘Kerala model’ is bein… Continue Reading

Temples of critical thinking and debate-THE HINDU-14-03-2020
2020-03-14 22:49

Details: In the recent subject-wise ranking of world universities by Quacquarelli Symonds , Indian institutions improved with 26 departments or sch… Continue Reading

Bird flu confirmed at three places-THE HINDU-13-03-2020
2020-03-13 19:14

Details: Special squads: Special squads had been formed to cull birds within a certain distance around the affected areas. He said the State was… Continue Reading

Having an ear to Adivasi ground-THE HINDU-09-03-2020
2020-03-09 21:35

Details: Their lifespan is approximately 26 years less than the average Indian’s life expectancy. Despite the village’s proximity to several pu… Continue Reading

Missing at birth: on sex selective abortion and infanticide- THE HINDU-09-03-2020
2020-03-09 21:33

Details: Sex-selective abortion is the practice of ending a pregnancy based upon the predicted sex of the infant. It is a problem in India where t… Continue Reading

Workplace safety still an issue: survey-THE HINDU-08-03-2020
2020-03-09 08:39

Details: It says 36% of respondents from media houses say they have experienced sexual harassment Over 70% of respondents who had approached an … Continue Reading

Disabled and extremely poor-THE HINDU-06-03-2020
2020-03-07 22:00

Patterns of disability: According to the World Health Organization (WHO) “Disabilities is an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limita… Continue Reading

Active Pharmaceutical ingredients -THE HINDU-05-03-2020
2020-03-06 13:13

Details: The Government has made amendments in the export policy and restricted export of specified APIs (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients) and fo… Continue Reading

PUBLIC HEALTH RISK-THE HINDU-01-03-2020
2020-03-02 13:43

Details: The World Health Organization has increased the assessment of the risk of spread and risk of the impact of the coronavirus from “high”… Continue Reading

State lethargy amidst cough syrup poisoning-THE HINDU-29-02-2020
2020-03-01 06:13

Details: A few days ago, we learnt that 12 children died in Udhampur district of Jammu due to poisoned cough syrup . This is the fourth mass glycol… Continue Reading

Virus marches on-THE HINDU-28-02-2020
2020-02-29 20:29

Details: Though the number of confirmed cases in Wuhan and other parts of mainland China has come down of late, the spread of the novel coronavirus… Continue Reading

MP tops the list for outgoing patients for treatment under PM-JAY: NHA- PIB-27/02/2020
2020-02-27 21:34

MP(Madhya Pradesh) tops the list for outgoing patients at a number of at least 11,765. According to the analysis carried out by the National Health… Continue Reading

NEET applies to UG courses too, says SC- THE HINDU - 21/02/2020
2020-02-22 10:52

The Supreme Court upheld the validity of applying the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to under-graduate courses under the … Continue Reading

ART Bill proposes national registry of clinics-THE HINDU-20-02-2020
2020-02-21 13:22

Details: 1. The Bill, called the Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Regulation Bill, 2020, intends to regulate ART clinics with the objecti… Continue Reading

One in three adolescents face online abuse, finds study by NGO- THE HINDU - 19/02/2020
2020-02-20 10:20

Context: A study on school students has revealed that one in every three adolescents exposed to the Internet are victims of cyberbullying and other… Continue Reading

Powering the health-care engine with innovation- THE HINDU - 19/02/2020
2020-02-20 10:01

Analyzing the performance of the Ayushman Bharat scheme. The Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY), or the national health prot… Continue Reading

COVID-19: death toll reaches 1,110 in China-THE HINDU-17-02-2020
2020-02-17 20:50

News: In its daily update, Hubei's health commission also confirmed another 1,638 new cases in the central province, where the outbreak emerged in … Continue Reading

A tale of outbreaks, both in China-THE HINDU -15-02-2020
2020-02-15 21:50

News: The title of the third chapter of my China memoir, Smoke and Mirrors, was ‘Coronavirus’. This was not an act of precognition, but merely … Continue Reading

Cleaning of drains & septic tanks claims-THE HINDU-12-02-2020
2020-02-12 22:41

Cleaning of drains & septic tanks claims 110 lives in 2019 What’s in News? The number of people who died while cleaning sewers and septic tank… Continue Reading

Draft policy on rare diseases notified- THE HINDU- 11/02/2020
2020-02-11 23:51

News: After being directed by the Madras High Court to consider the issue of providing medical care to those suffering from the rare Lysosomal Stor… Continue Reading

A mix Indian Health- THE HINDU- 11/02/2020
2020-02-11 23:26

News: The United States has one of the most prodigal health systems, but this does not help the U.Z.Z.Z.S. health care has seen numerous elaborate … Continue Reading

Only 82 trafficking survivors awarded relief in last 8 years- THE HINDU - 10/02/2020
2020-02-10 21:35

News: The report titled “UNCOMPENSATE VICTIMS”, released by Sanjog, a technical resource organization that works to combat trafficking and gend… Continue Reading

Fireflies under threat- THE HINDU- 09/02/2020 - PRELIMS
2020-02-09 17:35

Research has shown that some of the 2,000-plus firefly species face extinction threats. The major hazards include habitat loss and excessive use of… Continue Reading

What is the debate around RO water?- THE HINDU- 09/02/2020 - PRELIMS
2020-02-09 17:33

What is the quality of water globally? Countries with a high development index tend to have good quality tap water. Finland, Denmark, Switzerlan… Continue Reading

Include gender bias in scope of law to curb sexual harassment- RSTV- 08/02/2020
2020-02-09 16:11

Context: Rajya Sabha proceedings. Details: The Sexual Badgering of Ladies at Working environment (Avoidance, Disallowance and Redressal) 2013… Continue Reading

No compromise on patient interests-PIB-05-02-2020
2020-02-06 08:20

Context: • The NITI Aayog has come out with draft norms to link existing private medical colleges with district hospitals through viability ga… Continue Reading

Classical Swine Fever -04-02-2020
2020-02-05 10:55

Mains Paper 2: Health Prelims level : Classical Swine Fever Mains level : Preventive measures of Classical Swine Fever Department of Agricu… Continue Reading

World Cancer Day-04-02-2020
2020-02-05 10:38

News: World Cancer Day is organized by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and celebrated each year on 4 February. It aims to r… Continue Reading

Missing women report-THE HINDU-04-02-2020
2020-02-05 10:30

Mains Paper 2: National Prelims level : NCRB Mains level :Highlights of the missing women report • The highest number of women and childre… Continue Reading

International Film Festival of India (IFFI)-PIB-03-02-2020
2020-02-04 12:11

News: • The Golden Jubilee edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) began in Panaji, Goa. Actors Amitabh Bachchan and Rajinikan… Continue Reading

Mahadayi Protests cast shadowon film festival inauguration-INDIAN EXPRESS-03-02-2020
2020-02-04 12:09

News: • Union environment Minister was heckled by protesters for giving a go-ahead to Karnataka for the Kalasa Banduri project, which aims to pro… Continue Reading

WHO declared Coronavirus as Public health Emergency-RSTV-31-01-2020
2020-02-01 08:15

News: • The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday declared the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) as a Public Health Emergency of International … Continue Reading

Gist of Kurukshetra JANUARY 2020- Health and Nutrition Overview and Way-forward.
2020-01-31 18:14

Double Burden of Malnutrition challenges Introduction: • The inter-linkage between health and nutrition has been recognized since ages. Good … Continue Reading

Madhavpur Mela of NE reviewed-30-01-2020
2020-01-30 21:43

News: The Union Minister of Development of NER (North Eastern Region), reviewed the preparations of Madhavpur Mela in Gujarat. It is to be org… Continue Reading

Cure for Coronavirus found in India-30-01-2020
2020-01-30 21:38

News: The World Health Organization recently increased the spreading risk of Corona Virus from medium to high. With the virus spreading to differen… Continue Reading

NTD marked for the 1st time-30-01-2020
2020-01-30 21:20

News: Every year January 30 is to be marked as World Neglected Tropical Diseases day. The day creates awareness in addressing the tropical diseases… Continue Reading

SC gives 10 days for pleas on entry of women in religious places- THE HINDU-29-01-2020
2020-01-30 08:14

• In its review petition with reference to its 2018 Sabarimala verdict, SC had concluded that its 2018 judgment lifting age restrictions on the entr… Continue Reading

National Security Act - INDIAN EXPRESS-28-01-2020
2020-01-29 07:46

What is NSA? The National Security Act of 1980 is an act of the Indian Parliament promulgated on 23 September, 1980 whose purpose is "to provide fo… Continue Reading

Jal Jeevan Mission best tableau R-day- PIB-28-01-2020
2020-01-28 22:19

• The magnificent tableau of the Ministry of Jal Shakti, highlighting the Government’s new initiative ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’ which aims at provi… Continue Reading

Recommendations to prevent Sexual Abuse of Children- PIB
2020-01-28 09:11

News: • The Adhoc Committee of the Rajya instituted by Chairman Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has made 40 far reaching recommendations to prevent sexual… Continue Reading

The long and short of U.P- THE HINDU- 25-01-2020
2020-01-25 19:19

Ground realities A State Bank of India Research report of March 2019 showed that U.P. had not bettered its human development index over the last 27… Continue Reading

Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar- PIB- 24-01-2020
2020-01-25 13:56

• For the year 2020, Disaster Mitigation and Management Centre, Uttarakhand (in the institution category) and Shri Kumar Munnan Singh (Individual ca… Continue Reading

Democracy Index- 24-01-2020
2020-01-25 13:54

• India slipped 10 places to 51st position in the 2019 Democracy Index’s global ranking, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit, which cited… Continue Reading

Women Politicians Trolled More- THE HINDU-24-01-2020
2020-01-25 13:52

• Amnesty International India released a report titled “Troll Patrol India: Exposing Online Abuse Faced by Women Politicians in India”. Key … Continue Reading

India drop 10 ranks to 51st position in EIU Democracy Index- THE HINDU-23-03-2020
2020-01-24 20:51

Context: India – the world’s biggest democracy has slipped 10 places in the 2019 Democracy Index to 51st place. The report, “A year of democ… Continue Reading

The 12th National Tribal Youth Exchange
2020-01-23 00:15

• The 12th National Tribal Youth Exchange Programme was inaugurated in Puducherry under which tribal youths will be visiting many places to know abo… Continue Reading

Fewer Death Sentence Overall- INDIAN EXPRESS
2020-01-21 23:51

• Annual Statistics, published by Project 39A at the National Law University (NLU), Delhi. Project 39A is a research and litigation initiative focus… Continue Reading

Pulse polio program: INDIAN EXPRESS
2020-01-21 23:40

• The Union health ministry has launched the campaign to check the disease that affects children at a young age. About Polio: • The World … Continue Reading

Centre for tougher law against sexual harassment at work-THE HINDU- 20-01-2020
2020-01-20 20:35

Context: Recommendations to strengthen laws against sexual harassment at workplace. Background: Existing laws: The WCD Ministry had steer… Continue Reading

For Brus, a permanent home-THE HINDU- 20-01-2020
2020-01-20 20:26

Context: The signing of the quadripartite agreement in New Delhi to solve the Issue of the Brus. Background: The Brus and their displacement:… Continue Reading

Bru deal could fuel tensions- THE HINDU - 18-01-2020
2020-01-18 18:55

Context: The signing of the agreement between the Government of India, Governments of Tripura and Mizoram and Bru-Reang representatives. Concern… Continue Reading

BRU-REANG TRIBE- THE HINDU- 17-01-2020
2020-01-17 16:57

Bru Tribe: Bru (or Reang) tribals inhabit parts of Northeastern states of Assam, Mizoram and Tripura. In Mizoram, they are largely restricted t… Continue Reading

Curative Plea: Rejected- SC- THE HINDU-15-01-2020
2020-01-15 19:58

Abstract: The curative petitions of 2 convicts who were sentenced to death in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, were rejected by a five… Continue Reading

India’s under-5 girls face high mortality-THE HINDU-13-01-2020
2020-01-14 01:10

Context: India is among the few countries in the world where, in 2018, the mortality for girls under 5 years of age exceeded that of boys, accordi… Continue Reading

Taking a holistic approach to dengue-Editorial-The Hindu-11-01-2020
2020-01-11 23:38

Abstract: The advent of a new tetravalent vaccine against the dengue virus has thrown new light into the evidence-based management of dengue. Ab… Continue Reading

U.P. tops list in crimes against women-The Hindu-10-01-2020
2020-01-11 00:20

Abstract: The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) published the annual Crime in India Report 2018 on Wednesday. It was published with provisional … Continue Reading

INFANT MORTALITY-INDIAN EXPRESS-08-01-2020
2020-01-08 21:42

Abstract: Taking stock of infant deaths: in Rajasthan, Gujarat and the rest of India As outrage continues over the deaths of babies in J K Lon Hos… Continue Reading

Doing away with ad hoc teachers-The Hindu-07-01-2020
2020-01-07 20:01

Abstract: Delhi University ad-hoc teachers demand job regularisation. Overview: The ad-hoc teachers are demanding absorption and promotions for… Continue Reading

Eradicate TB in A.P. by 2025, says Governor-The Hindu- 04-01-2020
2020-01-04 23:33

At the End TB summit, 2018 the prime minister of India made a bold commitment to end tuberculosis by 2025-five years ahead of the global target. Which… Continue Reading

Year End Review 2019: Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
2019-12-31 23:12

Shri Tomar said that the special achievement of this session of Parliament was that both Houses passed The 124th Constitutional Amendment Bill -rese… Continue Reading

Need a different approach to address child malnutrition-The Hindu-29-12-2019-Page-15
2019-12-29 21:13

Context: A study on child malnutrition in India by a team of researchers from Cambridge and Harvard University. Malnutrition: Malnutrition, a… Continue Reading

Protecting minors- The Hindu- 29-12-2019, Page-14
2019-12-29 20:47

News: • In the backdrop of protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, a number of minor under the age of 18 have been detained and … Continue Reading

Mahagenco’s mining project in Raigarh put on ice- The Hindu- 29-12-2019, Page-9
2019-12-29 20:30

News: The Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC), has decided to “return the proposal in its present form” to the Maharashtra State Power Generation … Continue Reading

CM deprived Delhiites of Centre’s housing scheme benefits, says Puri-The Hindu- 28-12-2019, Page-4
2019-12-28 20:58

News: Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) is a flagship central scheme promising housing for all by 2022. The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) … Continue Reading

Mind the gap-The Hindu-(PG-10)-26-12-2019
2019-12-26 20:26

Context In the latest edition of the Global Gender Gap Index 2020 India has slipped to 112th position out of 153 countries from 108 last year. G… Continue Reading

Study warns of growing cancer burden across India-The Hindu-(PG-9)-26-12-2019
2019-12-26 19:59

Abstract According to a new study, incidence of cancer in India is centuries old and not a phenomenon caused by westernization as it is popularly b… Continue Reading

New rules, old problems-The Hindu-(PG-11)-25-12-2019
2019-12-26 08:55

Context: Karnataka government’s issuance of the notification allowing women to work night shifts in all factories registered under the Facto… Continue Reading

South has higher prevalence of mental disorders: study- The Hindu(PG-09)- 24-12-2019
2019-12-24 18:52

Context: India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative report has been published in the Lancet Psychiatry. • Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Telangana, … Continue Reading