Bihar ahead in covid-19 testing

‘Bihar’s Covid-19 testing, caseload numbers compare well with developed states’

Shortage of doctors, poor healthcare infrastructure affecting Bihar’s war on pandemic, despite better Covid-19 testing says health minister Mangal Pandey. Read more »
ICDS scheme and sustainable development goals, SDGs

Success of ICDS scheme hinges on awareness programmes

While there is basic awareness among the mothers of ICDS scheme beneficiaries, they are not educated on some of the key elements of the programme. Read more »
flash flood in Rishiganga and Dhauliganga rivers of Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand flash flood: Study identifies causes, issues stern warning

A study says better monitoring and an early warning system could have reduced human losses in the flash flood in Rishiganga and Dhauliganga rivers of Uttarakhand. Read more »
women shgs

Struggling women SHGs can transform into profit-making ventures with some help

More than 8.8 million women SHGs (self-help groups) that work at subsistence level to eradicate poverty can become profitable businesses with some help from the government. Read more »
indirect tax collections grew while gst mopup shrank

Breaking the glass ceiling: Personal account of an Indian civil servant

The toughest task for a career woman is to survive the challenges of early years, as breaking the glass ceiling would be much easier in later stages, writes Dr Aruna Sharma. Read more »
Covid-19 response, multilateralism, diplomacy

Truth serum: Govt must speed up Covid-19 vaccination drive

India’s Covid-19 vaccination drive is not going great guns as we are made to think, and there are reasons why the political leadership should worry. Read more »
Mumbai real estate market

Housing boom: Mumbai real estate market in for an upswing

A survey hints at the revival of the battered Mumbai real estate market as home buyers look to cash in on falling prices and sops offered by central and state governments. Read more »
covid-19 vaccines

Covid-19: Busting the myth of herd immunity

Is India in the brink of achieving herd immunity against Covid-19? Here we have a seasoned epidemiologist busting the myth that has sparked high levels of vaccine hesitancy. Read more »
global warming and climate change

Delhi smog: How fair is it to blame stubble burning

Transportation contributes 41% to urban pollution, industry 18% and dust 21%. Stubble burning worsens the situation by preventing dispersion. Read more »

Irula tribe rehabilitation sets benchmark for community habitat

Most Irula people do not have the legal right to occupy land -- their huts do not have electricity and they continue to live in fear of being evicted. Read more »