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SnehAI - Artificial Intel chatbot for young Indian’s sexual, reproductive health

The study has been authored by Hua Wang, Sneha Gupta, Arvind Singhal and Poonam Muttreja

The SnehAI chatbot aims to provide a safe space for Indian youth to have conversations about SRH, dispel sex-related myths and taboos, offer accurate information about safe sex and contraceptive choices, and address mental health concerns.
Published on Jan 28, 2022 03:13 PM IST

China’s military-civil fusion strategy, the US response & implications for India

The study has been authored by Manoj Joshi

In recent years, fears have centered on a Chinese strategy called ‘Military-Civil Fusion’ (MCF) which is aimed at spurring innovation in key sectors and leveraging dual-use technologies for military end-uses.(AP File Photo)
Published on Jan 28, 2022 03:02 PM IST

Not so novel coronavirus: A fresh perspective on the pandemic

The piece has been authored by Dr Dileep Mavalanka, director, Indian Institute of public Health, Gandhinaga, & Dr Mukesh Maheshwari, senior histopathologist and Media convener at the Gujarat state branch of the Indian Medical Association.

We know a lot about the virus and its behaviour after five variants. We have coped with it quite well when compared to the 1918 influenza pandemic. The pandemic has been a political issue in many countries.
Published on Jan 23, 2022 10:03 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

Check the rapidly emerging pandemic of antibiotic drug resistance

The piece has been authored by Konda Chavva, assistant representative in India for Food and Agriculture Organization ( United Nations) and Rajesh Bhatia, consultant, FAO

Unfortunately, a similar dimension of most, if not all widely prevalent human and animal bacterial diseases has been begging recognition of all stakeholders but has been able to attract an inadequate response.(AP)
Published on Jan 23, 2022 10:02 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

The long shadow of sea power and the South China Sea dispute

The study is authored by Priyanka Pandit, PhD, is an Ashoka-Harvard Yenching post-doctoral fellow at the department of international relations & governance studies, Shiv Nadar University.

The tensions in the South China Sea have been steadily building up over the past decade with various regional and non-regional navies aggressively patrolling the region to claim the innocence of passage as enshrined in the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
Published on Jan 22, 2022 05:19 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Cross-border controls impeding supply chains in Southeast Asia

The study is authored by Mehdi Hussain. He is an assistant professor, department of political science, Kirori Mal College and a research scholar at Jawaharlal Nehru University

Southeast Asia’s position in global trade comes from its enhanced integration into global supply chains.. (AFP/ Representational image)
Updated on Jan 22, 2022 05:50 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

How PM’s EAC brings the focus back on the ECCE

The study has been authored by Ashish Jhalani, co-author of the State of Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (FLN) in India’ report released by the PM's Economic Advisory Council.

The report points out that effective implementation of FLN can potentially grow our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 7.39%, when the benefits are calculated over 20 years.
Published on Jan 19, 2022 11:32 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

Will the China-Pakistan-Taliban troika in Afghanistan make India irrelevant?

The study has been authored by Hemant Adlakha

There are verbal agreements between Beijing and the Taliban about investments.(AFP)
Published on Jan 18, 2022 09:14 PM IST

Can off-tracking Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) affect India’s gain from BCIM?

This study has been authored by Saheli Bose

BCIM has huge potential in terms of earning revenue from tourism and energy trade (Shutterstock)
Published on Jan 17, 2022 04:30 PM IST
ByInstitute of Chinese Studies

Telehealth for neurorehabilitation

Dr Dorcas BC Gandhi, associate professor, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana

The role of telehealth in improving healthy lifestyles (diet and exercises), prevention of certain diseases has been well-recognised for many years.(HT PHOTO.)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 05:22 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

The digital divide and is it holding back women in India?

Lotus McDougal, Anita Raj, and Abhishek Singh, on behalf of the GENDER Project

Rural India faces an even more pronounced digital divide, with men being about twice as likely as women to have used the internet (49% vs 25%). While we see the variation in the digital divide by state/Union Territory (UT), there is no single state/UT across India in which more women than men have used the internet.
Published on Jan 16, 2022 05:01 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Does India need an entirely new development model?

Nachiket Mor, visiting scientist, The Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health, Tamil Nadu and Sandhya Venkateswaran, senior fellow at the Centre for Social & Economic Progress

A pre-Covid-19 estimate by Price Waterhouse Cooper had suggested that, based on current trends, even by 2050, India’s per-capita income will only be at half the current levels for developed countries.
Published on Jan 12, 2022 12:55 PM IST
ByCentre for Social and Economic Progress

State of Education, Health & Tourism In Uttarakhand

The ESA of Uttarakhand prepared by NCAER establishes the financial flows in the education domain across the key dimensions of financing units, producing units, levels of education, activities and economic transactions. 

It estimates the total education expenditure of the State at Rs. 14,758 crore, of which expenditure by households and government expenditure accounts for 20.0 per cent and 57.6 per cent, respectively, while the remaining is spent by private entities.(HT File Photo)
Published on Jan 06, 2022 08:10 PM IST
ByNational Council of Applied Economic Research

Regulating crypto assets in India

The study has been authored by Megha Bal, Shweta Venkatesan and Varun Ramdas

The size of first-generation internet technology companies today is testament to the enabling power of safe harbours as a tool to promote innovation. If the crypto asset space presents the future of the internet, as many experts propound, it is imperative that the crypto industry be afforded the same legal succour that allowed big technology companies to reach where they are today.(iStock)
Published on Jan 04, 2022 04:24 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Applying the insolvency code to the power distribution sector

Prasanth Regy, Consultant, NITI Aayog & Srikant Nagulapalli secretary, energy department, the government of Andhra Pradesh

The discom can be seen a combination of two businesses: the network operator business (operating and maintaining the distribution network) and the supply business (buying power from generators and selling it to retail customers). The network business is a largely risk-free regulated business, and as such, it is not a loss making business.(Bloomberg)
Published on Jan 02, 2022 06:44 PM IST
ByNiti Aayog

Involvement of people living with non-communicable diseases 

This article is authored by Radhika Shrivastav, Shikha Bhasin,  Jyotsna Govil, Nalini Vemuri, Seema Bali, Nupur Lalvani, Rohan Arora on behalf of Healthy Alliance India

Every year, approximately 100 million people are pushed into poverty as a result of out-of-pocket expenditure for health care, a large proportion due to non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
Published on Dec 31, 2021 06:22 PM IST
ByPublic Health Foundation of India

Post-pandemic economy of Southeast Asia: A slow-paced recovery

Ananya Raj Kakoti is a field campaign associate with Indian-Political Action Committee (I-PAC) and a scholar of international relations, Gunwant Singh is a scholar of international relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University.

After a strong economic rebound in the first two quarters of the financial year 2021, the third quarter saw a contraction in growth caused by the recurring of Covid-19 in the form of the new Delta variant.(AP Photo/representative image)
Published on Dec 23, 2021 03:02 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

The politics of Covid-19 in Southeast Asia

The piece has been authored by Ananya Raj Kakoti, Campaign Associate with Indian-Political Action Committee (I-PAC) and Gunwant Singh, Scholar of International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Thailand, Singapore, and Cambodia have come up with laws to crack down on critics of their Covid-19 response by regarding them as imparting misinformation. Philippines has also used cybercrimes laws to target government critics. Similarly, Indonesia and Malaysia are scapegoating certain communities for the spread of Covid-19.(Reuters)
Updated on Dec 21, 2021 03:55 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

The political pathway to health system improvements in India

The piece has been authored by Sandhya Venkateswaran, Senior Fellow at the Centre for Social & Economic Progress, Shruti Slaria Policy Associate, Swaniti Initiative; Nachiket Mor, Visiting Scientist, The Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health, Tamil Nadu.

Despite the progress, healthcare delivery in India remains largely focused on periodic treatment, with inadequate attention to preventive and primary care.(Vijay Bate/HT)
Published on Dec 19, 2021 08:07 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Boosting India's surveillance potential for pandemic preparedness

The piece has been authored by Dr Bruce Gellin, chief of Global Public Health Strategy, Health Initiative, The Rockefeller Foundation and Dr Rakesh Mishra, director, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology

There is an emerging global consensus that continuous pathogen surveillance and robust genomic sequencing is vital to our understanding of the trajectory of this pandemic and will also lay the groundwork for preventing future ones.(Pixabay)
Published on Dec 19, 2021 07:53 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Airing differences: Political narrative on air quality management in India

The study has been authored by Santosh Harish, Mandakini Chandra, Sahithi Uppalapati 

Air pollution exposure is a pan-India, year-round public health crisis estimated to cause the deaths of more than 1.2 million Indians every year.
Published on Dec 18, 2021 08:25 PM IST

The long road to finding an end to Afghanistan’s humanitarian crisis

The study has been authored by M Ashraf Haidari

Today, 97% of all Afghans live below poverty line, and one in every three Afghans (or 14 million) face severe hunger.
Published on Dec 17, 2021 10:32 PM IST

Climate entrepreneurship or green jobs can drive bottom-up climate action

The piece has been authored by Ananth Aravamudan, sector lead, Climate Action, at Villgro Innovations Foundation along with the Council on Energy, Environment and Water- run Powering Livelihoods, a programme that supports the scale-up of renewable energy usage in rural livelihoods.

Solar panels at the site of solar energy projects developer Saurya Urja Company of Rajasthan Limited, at the Bhadla Solar Park in Bhadla, in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan. (AFP)
Updated on Dec 20, 2021 02:44 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Impact of crop diversity on dietary diversity among farmers amidst Covid-19

The study has been authored by Aditi Roy, PHFI

Dietary diversity was measured using a modified version of the FAO Minimum Dietary Diversity score for women, which has been used in representative samples of the Indian population in both men and women. Eight food groups were included: (1) starchy staples (rice, wheat, and potatoes), (2) pulses, (3) nuts, (4) vegetables, (5) fruits, (6) dairy, (7) eggs, and (8) fleshy foods (meat, poultry, and fish).
Published on Dec 16, 2021 06:25 PM IST
ByPublic Health Foundation of India

A case to use drones for primary health care in India

The study has been authored by Dr.Suresh Munuswamy, MBBS from Madras University, MPH from Oxford Univrersity, PhD from Tokyo University; Associate Professor,  Indian Institute of Public Health-Hyderabad

SKY BRIDGE is based on heavy payload, long range drone paired to a custom developed modular temperature-controlled box (patent pending) platform that can safely and reliably deliver multiple medical payloads simultaneously and improve access to vaccines, lab samples and possibly on demand medical products to primary health centres and sub-centre’s in rural, remote, and hard to reach areas.
Published on Dec 16, 2021 03:28 PM IST
ByPublic Health Foundation of India

NCAER Study: State of education, health & tourism in Himachal Pradesh

The state ESA estimates its total education expenditure at Rs. 12,500 crore, of which expenditure by households and government expenditure account for 29.8 per cent and 51.4 per cent, respectively, while the remaining is spent by private entities. 

The total education expenditure amounts to be 9.03% of the state GDP and 18.4 per cent of the total state government exchequer.
Updated on Dec 17, 2021 10:43 AM IST
ByNational Council of Applied Economic Research

Rebuild more sustainable tourism in mountains

By QU Dongyu, director-general, Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations, and Zurab Pololikashvili, secretary-general, United Nations World Tourism Organization

Covid-19 has hit the tourism industry like a seismic shock. Before the pandemic, mountain tourism accounted for up to a fifth of tourism worldwide.(Unsplash)
Published on Dec 15, 2021 03:20 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Food fortification is a necessity, not a myth

The piece is authored by Dr Rajan Sankar, senior consultant physician and senior advisor, Tata Trusts

Food fortification is increasingly being recognised as a viable solution to address the widespread vitamin and mineral deficiencies in Indian population.
Published on Dec 14, 2021 04:06 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Need to create new institutions to meet new global challenges

The piece is authored by Sam Pitroda, former advisor to the Prime Minister of India, innovator, policymaker & entrepreneur. He is the author of the book Redesign the World – A Global Call to Action.

US President addressed “Summit for Democracy” with a focus on renewing democracy in the US and around the world. (Bloomberg)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Dec 13, 2021 09:52 PM IST
ByHindustan Times
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