Maternal mortality ratio, measured as the number of maternal deaths per lakh live births, varies among the Indian states from a high of 229 per lakh in Assam to a low of 42 in Kerala. This emerges out of the data in a Special Bulletin on Maternal Mortality in India 2015-2017 of the Sample Registration … Continued
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The report was published within the latest Sample Registration System (SRS) 2015-2017 bulletin for MMR. Maternal Mortality Ratio India’s Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) has seen a decline from 130 per 1 lakh live births in 2014-2016 to 122 per 1 lakh live births in 2015-2017. The figure has declined from 167 in 2011-2013 to 130 … Continued
Relief to Pehlu Khan’s sons The Rajasthan High Court’s order quashing the cow smuggling case against the sons of Pehlu Khan, a dairy farmer lynched by cow vigilantes in 2017, grants much-needed relief to the family. Justice for Pehlu’s murder pending The Khans are yet to get any sort of justice for Pehlu Khan’s murder, … Continued
Currently, the law prescribes that the minimum age of marriage is 21 and 18 years for men and women, respectively. The minimum age of marriage is distinct from the age of majority, which is gender-neutral. This week, the Delhi High Court took up a plea that sought a uniform age of marriage for men and … Continued
Two years after Haryana dairy farmer Pehlu Khan was allegedly lynched by a mob of cow vigilantes on the Jaipur-Delhi National Highway, a sessions court in Alwar acquitted all six persons accused of beating him to death, while giving them the benefit of the doubt. The April 1, 2017, incident, caught on camera, had sparked … Continued
National level sex ratio at birth The sex ratio at birth (SRB) in the country, defined as the number of female births per 1,000 male births, improved from 914 to 919 between the third and fourth National Family Health Surveys (NFHS), carried out in 2005-06 and 2015-16 respectively. State wise indicators The highest improvement was … Continued
2019 Ramon Magsaysay Award Senior Indian journalist Ravish Kumar was awarded this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Award, regarded as the Asian version of the Nobel Prize, for harnessing journalism to give voice to the voiceless. He is among five individuals who were declared winners of the award, which is Asia’s premier prize and highest honour and … Continued
During passage of triple talaq bill in the Lok Sabha, sexist remarks were made by Samajawadi Party MP Azam Khan. The remarks were directed against Bharatiya Janata Party member Rama Devi who was in the Chair. What happened? Referring to an intervention by Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Mr. Khan quoted a couplet, “… … Continued
The data on nutritional indicators is captured under the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) conducted by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The State-wise prevalence of malnutrition in children as per NFHS-4 (2015-16) is given below: Prevalence of malnutrition among children under 5 years of age as per National Family Health Survey 4 (2015-16) S. … Continued
In the United Nations report that projects India will overtake China as the most populous country by around 2027, other trends and projections include an ageing population and an improving sex ratio, both globally and in India. Some of the key takeaways from ‘World Population Projections 2019: Highlights’: 1. While the report projects the world … Continued