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Infant and Maternal Mortality: How is the world doing on these Millennium Development Goals?

The two maps, above, show the change in Under-five Mortality Rate and the change in Maternal Mortality Ratio during the time period 1990 to 2013 across the world. According to......

Infant mortality rates drop in Bihar

Infant mortality rates have dipped in Bihar.Government officials told that the state had been able to match the national average on infant mortality.According to figures available, IMR......

Infant mortality rate declines in India

There has been a decrease of infant and maternal mortality rates in India, according to government data.   As per the latest Sample Registration Survey data, Infant Mortality Ratio (IMR) has......

Infant mortality rate sees a sharp decline in Bihar

Another silent development is taking place in Bihar, the state hassignificantly reduced the infant mortality rate (IMR)from 61 to 48and is only 1 point below the national average of 47,officials......

'Infant mortality rate not declining fast enough'

At the current rate of decline in the under-5 Infant Mortality Rate, India is not likely to achieve the Millennium Development Goalof bringing down the IMR to 40 per 1,000 live births for the year......

Reverse innovation in India

India is the perfect place to innovate because locals are aware of what’s needed and have the intellectual capacity and engineering excellence to create and think outside of the box They say......

Gujarat model of development: More hype than substance

The Vibrant Gujarat summit in 2013, under Chief Minister Narendra Modi's watch. With facts and figures, the CAG report has highlighted how Gujarat was far from a role model for states across......

Say goodbye to the national health policy

Private health insurance in India today is riddled with inefficiency and corruption, notes Subir Roy The draft national health policy, issued by the Union ministry of health and family welfare late......

NITI Aayog may not scrap UPA's 12th Plan

Contrary to popular belief, the National Democratic Alliance government may not scrap the 12th five-year Plan (2012-13 to 2016-17) formulated by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government.......

Indian economy worries? Its billionaire wealth is a stunner!

The report shows the ratio of billionaire wealth to gross domestic product in India, at 12 per cent in 2012, was higher than other economies with a similar development level. The concentration of......

Top Telugu Actresses of 2010

The Telugu film industry is always on the hunt for new and beautiful female faces who can act as well. Here's looking at the top five of the year. Priyamani in Saadhyam, Raavanan, Rakta......

When Bollywood went to Kashmir

It's closer than Switzerland and infinitely prettier, but the war and strife give the lovely Kashmir an edge it could do without. As a result, very few films are shot there. Piyush Jha's Sikandar,......

Raina and Morgan: In company by coincidence

Bikash Mohapatra looks at Thursday's unusual cricketing event. A rare occurrence in cricket for sure. Something that happened on Thursday, July 29, provides for an interesting statistic; rather......

Mind-blowing Bolt lights up worlds

Olympic champion Usain Bolt thundered to victory and a world championship gold medal in a mind-blowing 9.58 seconds, slashing 0.11 seconds off the mark he set at last year's Beijing Olympics. He......
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Here's how people make ends meet in one of the poorest places in the world

Armin Rosen/Business Insider Torouf, with the Qatari-built mosque at left. Niger is a country at peace. But a World Food Program distribution... ...
Nutrition shops opened at TEs

DIBRUGARH, Oct 2 - As part of the State Government's effort to check maternal and infant mortality rate and to improve the overall health condition... ...
India's mothership

It is difficult to say if Facebook chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg watches Indian films, but he certainly understands the cellular... ...
'Living deliberately' through cancer

I often wondered what it would be like to have a cancer growing inside your body. To suddenly discover you are carrying something that is eating... ...
UNICEF highlights poor social indicators in Bihar

Yameen Mazumder, Chief of Field Office, UNICEF Bihar, said while infant mortality rate in the country in 2013 was 40, it was 42 in Bihar. PATNA:... ...

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