Every day, India witnesses the death of an estimated 2,350 babies aged less than one year. Among them, an average 172 are from Rajasthan and 98 from Gujarat. In 2014, of every 1,000 children born in the country, 39 did not see their first birthday. Today, that figure has come down to 33. That is... Continued.
The country has 30 lakh individuals in the age group 10-17 years who consume alcohol, with a prevalence of 1.3 per cent, according to the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in response to a question in Parliament. In the same age group, 20 lakh individuals use cannabis, a prevalence of 0.9 per cent, while... Continued.
Demand for stronger laws Last week’s brutal rape and murder of a 26-year-old veterinarian in Hyderabad has led to an outpouring of anger across the country and in Parliament. Several MPs questioned the adequacy of criminal laws and a judicial system that permits under-age convicts to get away with lenient punishment and others sentenced to... Continued.
Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) in Tamil Nadu suffered a cyberattack. Here’s what you need to know
The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) has now confirmed that there was a cyberattack on the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) in Tamil Nadu, India, in September. The nuclear power plant’s administrative network was breached in the attack but did not cause any critical damage. KKNPP plant officials had initially denied suffering an... Continued.
The 13 life convicts responsible for the massacre of six Dalit men in Tamil Nadu in 1997 have been released on the grounds of ‘good conduct’ in prison. The Madras High Court has voiced its displeasure over the release of the convicts. What was the case? The murder of Murugesan, who was elected president of... Continued.
In Thursday’s 3:2 Supreme Court ruling on the Sabarimala case, which deferred a decision on reviewing the 2018 verdict until a larger Bench can settle key points of law relating to the right to freedom of religion, the majority verdict was written by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi for himself and Justices A M... Continued.
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science, Technology and Environment was given agenda to examine an expanded role for the Department of Atomic Energy, through the Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), to address India’s rising cancer burden. The committee, led by former Union Environment Minister, Jairam Ramesh, submitted its report to Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu. Report... Continued.
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.
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.