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The long road to universal health coverage

The conclusion of two years of AB PMJAY should serve as an occasion to celebrate of how far India has come in its UHC journey, but also a reminder of the long and difficult road that lies ahead

Combating malnutrition requires granular approach

Malnutrition rates have been declining in India, but the absolute numbers of stunted (short for age) (46.6 million), wasted (low weight for height) (25.5 million), and anaemic children (73 million under-3 children) are still a concern. With a prodigious challenge of triple burden of malnutrition -- under-nutrition, over-nutrition and micro-nutrient malnutrition -- facing India

Consumer in Post-Corona India

Novel Coronavirus originated in late 2019 in China and spread like wildfire across nations. While lockdowns were an ideal measure to limit the transmission of the disease, they had unintended con-sequences, especially in a developing country like ours, where the majority of the population lives hand to mouth. With the nation brought to a standstill, closing down of factories and industries for months had an adverse impact on income.

Deciphering the World Press Freedom Index

The Paris based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) publishes annually a World Press Freedom Index (WPFI) purporting to evaluate the level of freedom available to the media in 180 countries. From a rank of 80 in the inaugural WPFI report, 2002, India’s rank fell to 122 in 2010 and 131 in 2012. The recently released 2020 WPFI has ranked India at 142, down 2 places from 2019, has been a subject of much discussion and debate amongst media persons, political parties, Governments, bureaucrats and also on social media, and thus merits a closer look at the WPFI methodology and functioning.

Powering Aatmanirbhar Bharat through Innovation and Entrepreneurship


An ongoing pandemic of unprecedented proportions, Covid-19 has impacted lives and livelihoods across the globe. Even as the best minds in the world race towards finding preventive and curative solutions to combat and curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, the current crisis has been an eye-opener to several opportunities that have presented themselves during this time.

World Youth Skill Day: How Atal Innovation Mission’s Tinkering Labs Are Boosting Skills of Indian Youth

 

Every year on 15 July creators, makers, and innovators around the world, who are making this tiny blue planet of ours more liveable, celebrate World Youth Skills Day.

Recent events such as the election of India for the eighth term as Non-Permanent UN Security Council Member and the Prime Minister’s clarion call to make India ‘Aatmanirbhar’ have put Indian youth in the spotlight. We are excited about what the future has in store.

An Octopus-Like Approach to Save Economies from Covid-19

Five months into 2020 and thanks to Covid-19 the India economy is in a catastrophic tailspin. The novel coronavirus can cause severe respiratory problems and in more complicated cases, prove to be fatal; unfortunately, the disease has affected economies similarly.