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Saturday, January 23, 2021



9,000 families in slums of Pune, Kolhapur, Thane and Navi Mumbai get independent digital addresses

January 06, 2021 8:39 pm

Plus Codes use latitude and longitude to produce a short, easy-to-share alpha-numeric digital address that can represent any location on Earth.

At nearly 60,000, India records highest number of babies born on New Year's Day: UNICEF

January 05, 2021 10:08 am

UNICEF said that an estimated 371,504 babies were born around the world on New Year's Day. Fiji in the Pacific was projected to have welcomed 2021's first baby while the United States would welcome its last.

New Year Day, 2021: 60,000 babies in India, 3.7 lakh globally expected to be born

January 01, 2021 4:01 pm

The average life expectancy of the estimated 140 million children born in 2021, will be around 84 years. Life expectancy is expected to be 80.9 years for the Indian babies.

Gujarat: Ration distribution in lieu of midday meals resumes after over three months

December 26, 2020 12:50 am

The development comes after the Gujarat HC took suo motu cognisance of a report in The Indian Express about an IIM survey, which said 85% government school students in Ahmedabad had not received anything in place of midday meals since March.

Survey by IIM-A and UNICEF in Ahmedabad: 85 % parents got nothing in lieu of mid-day meals since March

December 18, 2020 5:39 am

The survey was conducted among 375 low-income parents residing in urban Ahmedabad between July to September, of which nearly 31 per cent had children attending government schools..

Maharashtra’s 'gender budget' for FY 2020-21 unfavourable towards women's empowerment: UNICEF study

December 12, 2020 11:21 pm

The findings reveal that there have been no interventions for physical health disorders prevalent among women and no allocations for counselling centres for women’s mental health issues, while health insurance for sex reassignment surgeries for transgender persons is not allotted.

Indian children demand climate action from parliamentarians

November 22, 2020 8:05 pm

"We pledge to our children that we in our actions are committed to being environmentally responsible and prudent in resource actualisation," said Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani

Braving the pandemic: How severe is the impact of COVID-19 on children in India?

November 18, 2020 8:34 pm

"The cost of the pandemic for children is immediate, and if we don't address this, it is going to persist for years," said UNICEF India representative Dr Yasmin Ali Haque.

Indian-origin UNICEF UK chief quits after raising bullying concerns

September 24, 2020 9:51 pm

According to the charity sector publication ‘The Third Sector’, Sacha Deshmukh is said to have called for an investigation into the allegations of bullying against Douglas Alexander – a former UK government minister who has been Chair of UNICEF UK since 2018.

Healthy diet for adolescents

September 20, 2020 4:47 pm

Programmes to address malnutrition will have to find ways of addressing poor food choices amongst children of 10-19 years.


Kareena Kapoor dazzles in white at the UNICEF launch

September 04, 2014 4:21 pm

Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan was in the capital on Thursday (September 4) to launch the UNICEF Child friendly schools and systems package.