Sumi Sukanya dutta

Malnutrition deaths in India lower than WHO estimates

The study is particularly significant as the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is set to release the guidelines for community-based management of SAM children. 

18 hours ago

Experts flag need for upgrading food under ICDS

Only 42 per cent of children (6 to 23 months) are fed at adequate frequency and only 21 per cent are fed an adequately diverse diet, it notes.

19 hours ago

In sudden move, Centre removes school education secretary Rina Ray

Some former bureaucrats, this newspaper spoke with, said sending back a secretary to parent cadre is extremely unusual and there are few instances like this.

16 Oct 2019

Proposed education body to get advisory role

Neelam Sood, an educationist, said that a body with a wider scope of a partnership between Centre and states was a good idea.

15 Oct 2019

Short of quality faculty, second-generation AIIMS have fewer footfalls

Academic activities have not even started in about half of them, while some more are in the pipeline.

14 Oct 2019

Modi Government flip-flop on training leaves Elementary Education teachers in lurch

At the secondary level, of 2 million teachers, around 14%  were not professionally qualified, as per HRD ministry data.

12 Oct 2019

Diabetes rising alarmingly among Indian children: Nutrition Survey

The first-ever Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey among children and adolescents has found that diabetes is affecting children in a big way in India.

10 Oct 2019

Dearth of ‘healthy’ kids under two years for adoption in India, says study

The number of children with special needs, available for adoption, on the other hand, has been growing steadily.

09 Oct 2019

‘Aspiration’ district in Bihar beats nutrition woes

A rag doll is brought out and hung on a clothesline and all women are given shreds of ribbons of three different colours.

07 Oct 2019

Centre steps in to check fee of private medical colleges

Fee for seats in private medical colleges, except for management quota seats, are decided by state level committees in some states.

05 Oct 2019

Come 2020, admissions to AIIMS, JIPMER will be through NEET

At present, admissions to all medical colleges except AIIMS and JIPMER are done through the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test.

04 Oct 2019

PMJAY to follow protocol to avoid misuse 

Treatment protocols to apply for nearly 70 of most availed packages under scheme.

03 Oct 2019

Less than 50 per cent hospitals active under PMJAY: Study

The finding indicates a far lesser utilization of the programme than expected and also suggest that many beneficiaries might be denied treatment under the scheme.

02 Oct 2019

Kerala best, UP worst in Niti Aayog's school education quality index

Vice-chairman Rajeev Kumar said that to ensure the system is geared towards learning; the index assigned almost half its weight to learning outcomes.

01 Oct 2019

Rape survivors among 194 women seeking court nod for abortion in three years: Study

All cases petitioned at the SC were above 20 weeks of gestation, five of which were rape cases and 15 involved cases of foetal abnormalities.

01 Oct 2019