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  • When will children be able to get COVID-19 vaccines? Mar 04, 2021 05:23 PM IST

    When will children be able to get COVID-19 vaccines?

    Pfizer and Moderna both have completed enrollment for studies of children ages 12 and older, and expect to release the data over the summer. If regulators clear the results, younger teens likewise could start getting vaccinated once supply allows. The Moderna vaccine is currently cleared for people 18 and older.

  • India will have dedicated officials in embassies to monitor well-being of children adopted abroad: Report Feb 18, 2021 09:29 AM IST

    India will have dedicated officials in embassies to monitor well-being of children adopted abroad: Report

    Union Minister for Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani has spoken to her foreign ministry counterpart S Jaishankar in regards to the same

  • Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2021: 32 children awarded, check details Jan 25, 2021 01:08 PM IST

    Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2021: 32 children awarded, check details

    The award is given to children with exceptional abilities and outstanding accomplishments, in the fields of innovation, scholastics, sports, arts & culture, social service and bravery.

  • Breakfast in school proposal worth Rs 4,000 crore on agenda ahead of Budget session: Report Jan 07, 2021 02:25 PM IST

    Breakfast in school proposal worth Rs 4,000 crore on agenda ahead of Budget session: Report

    This comes after a National Family Health Survey (NFHS) found “alarming decrease in children’s nutrition levels over 2015-2019 period” and 18 states reported increase in number of stunted, waster or underweight children under the age of 5,

  • Scientists decode why COVID-19 spares children Nov 14, 2020 01:51 PM IST

    Scientists decode why COVID-19 spares children

    According to the researchers, including those from the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in the US, children have lower levels of a receptor protein that the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 needs to invade airway epithelial cells in the lung.

  • Housing ministry launches children-centric, environment-friendly 'Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge' Nov 04, 2020 09:31 PM IST

    Housing ministry launches children-centric, environment-friendly 'Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge'

    The focus of the challenge is to make cities children friendly by reimagining parks, gardens, outdoor play spaces, making streets safe and walkable and improving access to early childhood services, along with reducing air and noise pollution.

  • Here's why UK Chancellor and Narayan Murthy’s son-in-law Rishi Sunak is barred from Yorkshire pub Oct 26, 2020 03:56 PM IST

    Here's why UK Chancellor and Narayan Murthy’s son-in-law Rishi Sunak is barred from Yorkshire pub

    Extension of free school meals was defeated 322 votes to 261 on October 21 in the UK’s House of Commons.

  • One in six children living in extreme poverty, figure set to rise during pandemic: United Nations Oct 21, 2020 08:33 AM IST

    One in six children living in extreme poverty, figure set to rise during pandemic: United Nations

    'Global Estimate of Children in Monetary Poverty: An Update', notes that sub-Saharan Africa, with its limited social safety nets, accounts for two-thirds of children living in households that struggle to survive on an average of USD 1.90 a day or less per person the international measure for extreme poverty, while South Asia accounts for nearly a fifth of these children.

  • More children forced to work as coronavirus batters India Oct 07, 2020 06:06 PM IST

    More children forced to work as coronavirus batters India

    More than 10 million Indian children between five and 14 toil in farms and factories, or clean restaurant tables and shine shoes, a situation exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Coronavirus vaccine: Clinical trials for children 'should begin now', says Oxford study Oct 06, 2020 09:53 AM IST

    Coronavirus vaccine: Clinical trials for children 'should begin now', says Oxford study

    They further stated that more delay in reaching Phase 2 clinical trials in children would also delay recovery from COVID-19 and “unnecessarily prolong impact on education, health and emotional well-being.”

  • COVID-19 | Helping children with pandemic grief Sep 08, 2020 12:43 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Helping children with pandemic grief

    The first instruction for parents is to take a minute to breathe “as slowly and deeply as you can.”

  • 94% kids surveyed in 4 states don't have smartphones or internet access for online education: CRY Aug 17, 2020 07:10 PM IST

    94% kids surveyed in 4 states don't have smartphones or internet access for online education: CRY

    The study conducted by child rights body CRY in May-June covered 5,987 children in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The information was collected by CRY's community organisers through telephonic interviews.

  • 'A Bend in Time': Coronavirus pandemic through the eyes of children Aug 09, 2020 02:30 PM IST

    'A Bend in Time': Coronavirus pandemic through the eyes of children

    The book, titled "A Bend in Time: Writings by Children on the COVID-19 pandemic", is a collection of 12 engrossing stories and essays by children and young adults from across the country. Its introduction is written by award-winning children's author Bijal Vachharajani.

  • Additional 6.7 million children under 5 could suffer from wasting due to COVID-19: UNICEF Jul 28, 2020 04:41 PM IST

    Additional 6.7 million children under 5 could suffer from wasting due to COVID-19: UNICEF

    Wasting is a life-threatening form of malnutrition, which makes children too thin and weak, and puts them at greater risk of dying, poor growth, development and learning.

  • Children more resilient against COVID-19: Lancet study Jun 28, 2020 03:50 PM IST

    Children more resilient against COVID-19: Lancet study

    Researchers said that nearly a fifth of the pediatric population with COVID-19 did not exhibit any symptoms, and 21 percent of the children exhibited patchy marks of tissue injury on lung X-rays.

  • 'Am I going to get shot?' kids ask, as brands try to explain racism and violence to children Jun 06, 2020 04:49 PM IST

    'Am I going to get shot?' kids ask, as brands try to explain racism and violence to children

    These are just a few of the examples of how companies that entertain or sell products for kids are adjusting their messages, as they attempt to deal with this moment in American history and explain the complexities of racism and police brutality to children through action and words.

  • How neglect of education and healthcare has put lives of millions of children at risk May 18, 2020 10:17 AM IST

    How neglect of education and healthcare has put lives of millions of children at risk

    India ranks the poorest among its extended neighbourhood when it comes to spending on education and healthcare, which can come in the way of its ambition to be a global economic powerhouse.

  • Coronavirus infection in children may not start with coughs: Study May 12, 2020 11:23 AM IST

    Coronavirus infection in children may not start with coughs: Study

    Children suffering from non-respiratory disease symptoms like diarrhoea and fever, or those with a history of exposure to the novel coronavirus, should be suspected of having COVID-19, a new study says.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | COVID-19 complication seen in children is 'rare', WHO says Apr 30, 2020 07:48 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | COVID-19 complication seen in children is 'rare', WHO says

    Italian and British medical experts are investigating a possible link between the coronavirus pandemic and clusters of severe inflammatory disease in infants who are arriving in hospital with high fever and swollen arteries.

  • UP hostage accused killed, all 23 children rescued Jan 31, 2020 08:10 AM IST

    UP hostage accused killed, all 23 children rescued

    Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi told reporters the children "the accused was killed and the 23 children were rescued safely"

  • #ColoursOfHumanity: Moneycontrol partners with Ketto to help children this Holi Mar 01, 2018 07:03 PM IST

    #ColoursOfHumanity: Moneycontrol partners with Ketto to help children this Holi

    Over the past 5 years, Ketto Online Ventures has raised more than Rs 150 crore for 7,000 NGOs.

  • Parliament passes bill to raise maternity leave to 26 weeks Mar 09, 2017 07:28 PM IST

    Parliament passes bill to raise maternity leave to 26 weeks

    Women working in the organised sector will now be entitled to paid maternity leave of 26 weeks, up from 12 weeks, as Parliament today passed a bill in this regard that will benefit about 1.8 million women.

  • Union Budget 2017-18: FM allocates Rs 1.84 lakh crore for women skill development Feb 01, 2017 01:00 PM IST

    Union Budget 2017-18: FM allocates Rs 1.84 lakh crore for women skill development

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Union Budget 2017 emphasised on women empowerment and announced setting up of Mahila Shakti Kendra at village level. For this, the FM has allocated Rs 500 crore. He also hiked allocation for women skill development to Rs 1.84 lakh crore in financial year 2018.

  • This startup ensures that your child is never out of your sight Dec 28, 2016 11:08 AM IST

    This startup ensures that your child is never out of your sight

    The app is a good resource for working parents as often it‘s tough for them to track the activities of their child due to their busy schedules.

  • 6.54 crore Indians never attended school: Census Nov 01, 2016 09:08 AM IST

    6.54 crore Indians never attended school: Census

    According to the 2011 Census data, there is 38.01 crore population in the age group of 5-19 years of which 26.98 crore (71 percent) is attending educational institutions. 4.49 crore (11.8 percent) people have attended schools earlier while 6.54 crore (17.2 percent) have never been to a school.

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