population stabilization; More than half of women, children suffer from anemia, says new health survey

New National Family Health Survey (NHFS-5) data on Wednesday showed that India has made gains in population control and immunization of children, but concrete steps were needed to address anemia. The data also showed the country’s total fertility rate (TFR), the average number of children per woman, decreased from 2.2 to 2, while the contraceptive … Read more

PM Modi pays tribute on the 132nd birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru!

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 132nd birth anniversary. He tweeted, “Tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru ji on his birth anniversary.” In India, Children’s Day is celebrated every year on 14 November in honor of the first Prime Minister of independent India, Jawaharlal Nehru. … Read more

Japan to spend $18 billion on cash payments to families with children

Japan will spend nearly 2 trillion yen ($18 billion) on cash payments to families with children under 18 as part of an economic stimulus plan, the Yomiuri newspaper reported on Friday. Under the plan, families entitled to receive 100,000 yen per child regardless of household income around spring next year, the paper said without citing … Read more