India

Together, we shall overcome

Day after day our screens are filled with harrowing images of hospitals overrun, lines of people waiting desperately for a hospital bed or oxygen for a loved one. As the number of cases keeps climbing, the threat inches ever closer to home, family memb…

by · Friday, 7 May 2021 · India

12 months on, the eerily familiar sounds of the pandemic

March 2020. India had recently completed a massive vaccination campaign of more than 300 million children against measles and rubella – two potentially life-threatening diseases. I was posted to New York for a health communications assignment which inv…

by · Friday, 7 May 2021 · China, India

Pandemic drove 230 million Indians into poverty: study

MUMBAI – Around 230 million Indians fell into poverty due to the pandemic last year with young people and women the hardest hit, and the current …

by · Thursday, 6 May 2021 · India, Philippines

COVID-19 caused more poverty in India than China: Study

The coronavirus pandemic caused more poverty in India than China, according to a study released Friday by the US think-tank Pew Research Center.

by · Friday, 19 March 2021 · China, India, Turkey

India’s middle class shrinks by 32 mn, poverty spreads due to Covid

This, too, accounts for nearly 60 per cent of the global increase in poverty. Perhaps not surprisingly, media reports in India point to a spike in …

by · Friday, 19 March 2021 · India, Philippines

Mangaluru: St Theresa’s School Bendur bags first, third place in Sahyadri Science Talent Hunt

This will reduce the poverty in India and increase the economy of the nation. The second team members namely Prathik N and Ricky Rodger prepared a …

by · Monday, 15 March 2021 · India, Philippines

India and Nepal should take urgent steps to prevent child trafficking, says Nobel Peace Laureate …

With rising poverty and unemployment, along with school closures, they are at a higher risk of being trafficked, both within the borders and across the …

by · Friday, 11 December 2020 · India, Nepal

UNICEF, Sesame Workshop and LEGO Foundation

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed many new stressors and strains on parents, as they find themselves juggling with home-schooling, caring for children and loved ones, potential financial and job insecurity as well as dealing with their own mental health…

by · Thursday, 5 November 2020 · India

Women in India at risk of sexual abuse at work: HRW

Poverty leaves no choice’. The report is based on field research and over 85 interviews in Tamil Nadu, Haryana, and Delhi, including with women …

by · Wednesday, 14 October 2020 · India, Turkey

Around 273 million Indians moved out of multidimensional poverty: UN report

The data, released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), shows …

by · Friday, 17 July 2020 · India, Thailand