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How can the government revive agricultural reforms?

Updated on Sep 30, 2022 10:37 AM IST
The findings brought out in the SCC report at the end of 2021, indicated that the majority of the Farmer Organisations (FOs) that participated in the discussions supported the farm laws in its entirety, while a few supported it with minor suggestions and a meagre four did not support it at all.

India’s hypertension control programme is an example for the world

India’s approach to hypertension treatment has been so successful that the programme received a 2022 UN Interagency Task Force and the WHO Special Programme on Primary Health Care Award at the UN General Assembly earlier this month.
Published on Sep 29, 2022 12:01 AM IST

Are we measuring our health workforce shortage right?

The Workload Indicators of Staffing Need (WISN) is a human resources for health (HRH) management method supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) to quantify shortages and workload using data on time taken for various clinical and supporting (administrative and other) tasks and resources available.
Published on Sep 28, 2022 02:53 PM IST

India-Singapore Ministerial Roundtable: Strengthening bilateral ties

Recently, the inaugural India-Singapore Ministerial Roundtable (ISMR) was held in New Delhi on September 17, 2022. (ANI) 
Published on Sep 27, 2022 01:20 PM IST

Political corruption detrimental to Southeast Asia

There is a perception that corruption has increased in Malaysia, especially after the exposure of scandals like the 1MDB and other recent major corruption scandals. Overall, the World Bank measures indicate that Malaysia whilst not amongst the most corrupt countries in the world still suffers from widespread corruption, creating a situation where much improvement is needed.
Published on Sep 27, 2022 01:59 PM IST

A public health management perspective on malnourishment

Unfortunately, malnutrition numbers in India are worse than many poorer countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. There are many explanations for persistent malnutrition in India - low income, illiteracy, traditional culture and associated feeding practices etc., which may be all true partly.(Hani Mohammed / AP File )
Published on Sep 27, 2022 12:55 PM IST

Global energy crunch: A silver lining?

The entire world is crippled by an energy crunch, caused mainly due to the Covid-19 pandemic which was further exacerbated by the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war coupled with climate change-induced natural disasters.
Updated on Sep 26, 2022 02:51 PM IST

Geopolitics of energy of the war in Ukraine & national responses to energy crisis

The war in Ukraine creates a vicious cycle of disruption of global supply chains, which in turn affects the prices of energy and essential commodities as well as their domestic pricing strategies and export policies.
Published on Sep 26, 2022 02:30 PM IST

Charting the course for accessible health care in cities

The 15th Finance Commission report highlights how the Covid-19 pandemic stretched government health facilities in India, particularly in urban areas.
Published on Sep 21, 2022 01:06 PM IST

UHC in India: Insights from Indonesia and China

Different country contexts have found different pathways to UHC. Indonesia and China for example, took the insurance path to provide financial protection to its population.
Published on Sep 19, 2022 09:00 AM IST

Reintroducing the cheetah will save our grasslands

The MoEF wanted to reintroduce cheetahs in Kuno, Madhya Pradesh, which, along with other areas, was occupied by the cheetah in historic times. The reason for choosing cheetah was the conservation benefits.
Published on Sep 17, 2022 11:41 AM IST

Saksham Anganwadi: An important step towards a healthier future for India

The new generation Anganwadis are likely to drive enormous transformations in early childhood care and development, not only from a nutrition viewpoint, but in contributing to the overall mental and physical health of children.
Published on Sep 15, 2022 11:28 AM IST

Start-up ecosystem: A goldmine of investment opportunities

The word start-up was added to the layman's dictionary in January 2016 when the Government of India launched the Start-up India initiative. All these efforts were fructified as India emerged as the third-largest start-up ecosystem in the world, with over 60,000 start-ups and 73 unicorns (those that reach $1 billion in valuation) in multiple industries.
Published on Sep 13, 2022 03:07 PM IST

Taiwan as a pawn in great power politics

Tensions between China and Taiwan reached new heights during Nancy Pelosi’s visit, this being the highest-level visit from the United States (US) visit in the last 25 years. Since the Chinese Revolution of 1949, Taiwan has been governed independently of China.
Published on Sep 14, 2022 02:41 PM IST

Afghanistan’s centrality to the SCO

SCO has deliberated over the Afghanistan situation even before the Taliban's return was prophesied. Keeping in mind the significance of Afghanistan, SCO set up a Contact Group (ACG) in 2005 to collaborate and coordinate on issues of mutual interests.
Updated on Sep 12, 2022 01:30 PM IST

Ten years after the Marikana massacre in South Africa

This August 2022, South Africa commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Marikana massacre. Located 90 kilometres northwest of Johannesburg, Marikana is one of the richest mineral belts in the world. In fact, South Africa and Russia meet 90% of the global demands for platinum, and most of the South African platinum comes from this belt.(Photo by PHILL MAGAKOE / AFP)
Updated on Sep 12, 2022 01:27 PM IST

Reducing child marriages and teen pregnancies

UNICEF estimates that over the next decade, up to 10 million more girls will be at risk of becoming child brides as a result of the pandemic, while the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) projects a figure of 13 million additional child marriages globally over the 2020-2030 decade.
Published on Sep 10, 2022 09:00 AM IST

Dispelling myths about universal iron fortification

According to research done by Indian researchers, like Dr Dipty Jain, many children with sickle cell disease have an iron deficiency as well.
Published on Sep 09, 2022 05:43 PM IST

Why India needs to secure its critical minerals supply chains

Critical minerals are mineral resources, either primary or processed, which are essential for the production processes of an economy and for the national security of the country. 
Published on Sep 09, 2022 05:32 PM IST

Nuclear weapons as the ‘million pound note’

The nuclear dimension along the Taiwan Straits may not be immediately evident, but it runs like an invisible thread through the conflict.
Published on Sep 07, 2022 11:35 AM IST

Taiwan build-up: Delimitating determinants

Taiwan build-up: With President Xi at the helm, China appeared to have found its ‘chosen one’ to fulfill the “China Dream”. (AP)
Published on Sep 05, 2022 09:05 AM IST

Drone autonomy and international law

The dominance of Azerbaijani Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) over Armenian air defence systems was critical to the former’s decisive upper hand in the Nagorno-Karabakh border conflict in 2020.
Published on Sep 04, 2022 01:38 PM IST

For India Inc, nature conservation needs to be a priority

Nature conservation is concerned with the protection of nature and its resources that are vital for the survival of the planet and all its inhabitants. But India has a poor record on that front. The country barely achieved 2.8% of its plantation target under the government’s 10-year afforestation scheme, the Green India Mission (GIM), according to the Economic Survey 2020-21.
Published on Sep 01, 2022 05:40 PM IST

Redefining masculinity: The dark side of Darlings

On August 5, the streaming platform Netflix released the film Darlings, an Indian Hindi-language black comedy drama, co-written and directed by Jasmeet K. Reen.
Published on Aug 29, 2022 06:01 AM IST

Uneven access to technology can undermine quality education

Equitable access to education technology determines access to electronic devices and Internet connectivity, irrespective of students’ social backgrounds like ethnicity, socio-economic conditions, age, physical ability, or any other social aspects. (SHUTTERSTOCK)
Published on Aug 29, 2022 06:00 AM IST

The Crossing of the re line of Euro-dollar Parity

As per the July 2022 estimates (the latest available) of the Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, seasonally adjusted GDP increased by 0.7 per cent in the euro area in the second quarter of 2022, compared with the previous quarter.
Published on Aug 26, 2022 12:19 PM IST

Remote Learning Paradox in Developing Asia

In a report published by UNICEF on online digital learning, they termed this phenomenon of shifting to online education as a remote learning paradox, as 1.38 billion school-aged children in the world do not have access to the internet at home.
Published on Aug 26, 2022 12:02 PM IST

Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030: Change management in societal transformation

Vision 2030 is an ambitious roadmap for Saudi Arabia’s transformation announced by Crown Prince and de-facto ruler Mohammed bin Salman in 2016.
Published on Aug 25, 2022 01:02 PM IST

Reimagining climate-resilient food systems in a post-pandemic world

The World Health Organization (WHO) has found that every year, nearly 600 million people (7.5% of the global population) fall ill from eating contaminated food and 420,000 die because of it.
Published on Aug 23, 2022 11:19 AM IST
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