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India among worst performers in maternal and child health

Report also mentions that one-third of child deaths occur in South Asia Source: c2.staticflickr A country with very low participation of women in governance, India is also among the worst performers in maternal and child health. A recent study by an international non-profit has ranked the country 137th among 178

Standing up to the US

India does not have to be apologetic about its patents law, which is fully compliant with WTO requirements on intellectual property protection India has been holding up pretty well under sustained pressure from the world’s largest trading country. Despite all the heavy artillery that the powerful industry lobbies in the

India readies to implement UN’s REDD+ programme

MoEF’s draft policy aims to create the framework for transferring financial benefits from REDD+ to local communities involved in protecting and nurturing forests The REDD+ policy also aims to protect rights and interests of local communities (photo Amit Shankar) The Indian government is finally making official the mechanism for reducing

33 women still die every hour from pregnancy and childbirth complications: WHO

India among 10 nations with highest maternal mortality ratio; many poor countries likely to miss target set under Millennium Development Goal Photo: Sayantoni Palchoudhuri An estimated 289,000 women died in 2013 because of  complications in pregnancy and childbirth. This is 45 per cent less than the total maternal deaths in