Medical devices: A sunrise sector of the Indian economy
1st Dec, 2021
The Medical Devices sector will continue to grow at a fast pace in the coming years. Recognizing its significance, the Indian government is implementing several policies and initiatives to accelerate its growth.
Sanitation workers’ safety and welfare must be urgently addressed
26th Nov, 2021
As frontline workers during the pandemic, sanitation workers faced great risks. The second phase of Swachh Bharat Mission must focus on their concerns.
Wide fault lines within the Global Climate Risk Index
18th Nov, 2021
The CoP-26 in Glasgow is an embodiment of collective global effort to urgently address alarming rise of carbon. Monitoring by focusing on right type of indicators and high-quality data is paramount in efforts to address global warming. The article tries to highlight the shortcomings of Global Climate Risk Index. It also points out how India’s module on National Disaster Management Information System does better by capturing damages and losses caused by variety of disasters and monitors the targets under the Sendai Framework.
A future of women at work that works for Indian women
18th Nov, 2021
The International Monetary Fund estimates that by ensuring equal participation of women in the workforce, India could increase its GDP by 27 per cent. However, according to data from the World Bank, the Female Labour Force Participation Rate (FLFPR) in India has declined from 32 per cent in 2005 to 21 per cent in 2019. The challenge for India is not merely to increase the participation of women in the labour force but also to ensure that they have access to quality jobs with equal opportunities for upward mobility.
The 'invisible' children
17th Nov, 2021
Targeted and collective effort for uplifting the living conditions of urban street children and their families is urgently needed. States need to act on the push and pull factors that compel children to become street dwellers.
Caretaking to Self-care: The Giant Step Indian Women Must Take for Diabetes Management
15th Nov, 2021
Patient compliance, disease management protocols and optimizing quality of life for diabetic women requires public policies to be centered around the societal role of the patient, instead of being formulated or implemented in a vacuum.
Opinion: Making Agriculture Climate Resilient
20th Oct, 2021
It is estimated that an increase in temperature of 2.5°C or more could cause a decline in crop yields and prompt food prices to soar as growth in global food demand outstrips any expansion in food production capacity.
Why natural experiments are a natural choice for a Nobel prize
18th Oct, 2021
It was the humourist Mark Twain who is said to have quipped, "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain't so."
Tackling the climate crisis
12th Oct, 2021
The pressure to speed up mitigation and adaptation is at an all-time high. The recently published Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Sixth Assessment Report from Working Group I makes a clarion call for climate action.
Covid Anxiety And India’s Mental Health Programme
10th Oct, 2021
The prevalence of depression at any given point in time in India is estimated to be 2.7 per cent, meaning that there are between 23-25 million people in need of treatment for depression alone.