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The best and the worst places to be a mother? India takes 140th place out of 179 countries The best and the worst places to be a mother? India takes 140th place out of 179 countries
In India, the percentage of the urban population living in slums is 29 per cent. This urban poor population is 3.2 times as likely to die by the age of 5 as the urban rich, an indicator of the rich–poor divide. According to the report, 52.7 out of 1,000 children in India die before their fifth birthday.
DLF Foundation inaugurates two fully solar-operated wellness centres DLF Foundation inaugurates two fully solar-operated wellness centres
The wellness centres, staffed with experienced gynaecologists and physicians, aim to serve a huge number of maids, domestic helpers and construction labourers working in and around DLF City. These are also expected to benefit about 25,000 people living in the nearby villages including Chakarpur and Nathupur.
Retinoblastoma Awareness Week at LV Prasad Eye Institute Retinoblastoma Awareness Week at LV Prasad Eye Institute
It is imperative that the parent or caregiver immediately get their baby’s eyes checked by an eye doctor, if any one of these symptoms is noticed: a) a white reflex (shining eyes), b) squinting eyes, c) red, sore or swollen eye without infection, d) a change in colour of the iris (the coloured part of the eye), or e) deterioration of vision.
Kissa yoni ka – the vagina monologues Kissa yoni ka – the vagina monologues
The Vagina Monologues has become a theatrical phenomenon. The celebrated play remains just as relevant, given the experiences of women and girls in India today. Through outrageous comedy, poignant drama and soul-stirring poetry rarely seen on stage, the play tells varied and compelling stories of women.
Hyundai puts Rs 2 crore in PM’s Relief Fund Hyundai puts Rs 2 crore in PM’s Relief Fund
Hyundai Motor India has contributed two crore rupees to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund to support rescue, relief and rehabilitation operations for people affected by natural calamities in various parts of the country. In addition to rehabilitation efforts, the contribution is meant for restoration of areas damaged by floods and landslides i
Hungry in Delhi: More than a third of slum children are Hungry in Delhi: More than a third of slum children are
‘The fast pace of urbanization poses a significant challenge to children living in urban slums. It is especially challenging for newborns and infants whose health entirely depends on the availability of the mother to breastfeed, the ability of the caregiver and household to provide nutritious meals, the quality of the public healthcare system and over
Infant mortality in India: Over 3 lakh die within 24 hours of taking birth Infant mortality in India: Over 3 lakh die within 24 hours of taking birth
The disturbing numbers in the report say that 29 per cent of the newborn deaths worldwide happen only in India. The report, published after survey of 186 countries, says that South Asia (with 24 per cent of the world's population) records 40 per cent of the world's first-day deaths.
Social Entrepreneur of the Year: Goonj makes its mark Social Entrepreneur of the Year: Goonj makes its mark
Goonj has demonstrated that cloth can be a powerful resource for the development of India’s poorest communities. It channels excess resources lying waste in urban households to impoverished rural and disaster-prone areas. Village and slum communities, in exchange of cloth and material, conduct self-organized local development and infrastructure buildi
Bandhua 1947: Advocacy campaign against bonded labour system Bandhua 1947: Advocacy campaign against bonded labour system
‘Even after 65 years of Independence, hundreds and thousands of our fellow countrymen are still living a life worse than an animal as a bonded labour. For them, a day’s two square meal is still a distant dream. Bringing issues to the forefront of public consciousness and...
Green fee to enter Shimla: Expected from September first week Green fee to enter Shimla: Expected from September first week
The Shimla Municipal Corporation’s green fee on all vehicles bearing non-HP registration is expected to be applicable from the first week of September. The union government has given its permission to the MC to implement the green fee.
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