Neonatal mortality rate: Number of deaths in newborn under one month of age per thousand live births per year. Under 5 mortality rate: Number of deaths in infants under 5 years of age per thousand live births per year. Perinatal Mortality Rates: Number of total deaths after 28 weeks of gestation up to first week of life per thousand total births per year.

Infant mortality rate highest in MP, lowest in Kerala

Madhya Pradesh has recorded the highest infant mortality rate(IMR) of 48 for every 1,000 live births while Kerala has registered the lowest — just seven, according to the latest data of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. The data showed the infant…

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Women peacekeepers from Brazil and India share UN military gender award

For the first time, the UN Military Gender Advocate award has been awarded to two UN peacekeepers: Commander Carla Monteiro de Castro Araujo, a Brazilian Naval officer, and Major Suman Gawani, of the Indian Army. The award, created in 2016, recognizes the dedication and…

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India lockdown 4.0 | What’s allowed and what’s not?

The Centre extended the nationwide lockdown, first imposed on March 24, for the fourth time till May 31. ALLOWED  Gives considerable flexibility to the States in deciding red, green and orange zones of COVID-19 intensity. Buses, auto-rickshaws, cabs can operate; inter-State movement of vehicles to be decided…

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Global Nutrition Report 2020 : India may miss nutrition targets

Malnutrition still remains one of India’s biggest challenges, according to the 2020 Global Nutrition Report released worldwide May 12. The annual report, which captures the burden of malnutrition at the global, regional, sub-regional and country levels, is billed as the…

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Covid 19: Red, Green Zones Buffer Zones Across India

In a list released  the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has marked districts across India into Red Zones,  Orange Zones and  Green Zones – to combat the corona virus pandemic. Red Zones are areas with major coronavirus outbreaks. Essentially, these districts or places…

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EPIDEMIC DISEASES ACT , 1897: NEED FOR A NEW COMPREHENSIVE PUBLIC HEALTH LEGISLATION

In times of  Covid-19 pandemic,  Center and states in India have enforced the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus in their respective areas.The Act which was enacted for preventing spread of epidemic diseases empowers…