World Infant mortality rates in 2008

UNICEF Report on Infant Mortality Rate

According to report released by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) the global Infant Mortality rate (IMR) decreased from 61 deaths in 1990 to 37 deaths in 2011.Annual infant deaths declined from 8.4 million in 1990 to 5 million in 2011. According to the report India’s30

A demonstration to eradicate Manual Scavenging

Parliament passes Anti-Manual Scavenging Bill

The Lok Sabha passed a historic bill to put an end to manual scavenging in India. Manual Scavenging-the practice of clearing of human waste by hand from toilets is no banned and employment of scavengers is outlawed. Help will also be provided for retraining and30


India is at 136 among 186 countries in HDI 2013

The Human Development Report 2013, named  “The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World” puts India at 136 position. The Human Development Index measures progress in life expectancy, access to knowledge and a decent standard of living or gross national income per30

Globalization in these changing times

Globalization as a concept has been around for the past several decades. It keeps getting in and out of focus and open to various interpretations but nonetheless has always remained relevant. It is difficult to define globalization strictly as per a simple definition and therefore30

State of the World’s Children Report- 2011

Aptly titled Adolescence- An age of opportunity, it presents the status of the most vulnerable and much neglected population, that of adolescents. The report by UNICEF mentions that India has 243 million adolescents and thus has one of the largest adolescent populations in the world.30

Population monster eating up our natural resources

Most of you have heard about the world population having crossed the 7 billion mark this year.  Population growth is always linked to an additional burden on natural resources.  All living beings on earth need natural resources for their survival. Humans are the only species30

A map showing the average daily calorie consumption in countries all over the world

Food woes of India and the probable solution

Very often, we fall prey to the premise that only experts can come up with novel solutions. This is not entirely wrong but to some extent too optimistic. Experts can only guide and show the way, the real solution has to come from the political30

Generic Drugs- Why is it important?

A generic drug is equivalent to the brand name drug. After a brand name drug is developed after considerable amount of research and after the patent expires, generic drugs can be manufactured and sold to customers at very cheap rates. According to the US FDA,30