NEW DELHI: Underpriviledged and orphaned children staying at child care institutions can now avail scholarships of up to Rs 3,000 a month by securing at least 70 per cent marks in school exams, the government today said. Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi, in a written reply to the Lok Sabha, said the National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD), an autonomous body under the WCD ministry, recently revised its guidelines which provide scholarships to needy children, under which they will be entitled to scholarship even for pursuing higher studies. The guidelines were issued in May and have been circulated among all children's homes registered under the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015. These care homes are required to submit their nominations by August 15. The guidelines state that "a child who is orphan or destitute and residing in a childcare institution and has done well in his school by securing at least 70 per cent marks will be entitled to … [Read more...] about Destitute kids living in child care homes have reason to smile
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FIITJEE was conceived in 1991 and operations started in June 1992. FIITJEE started with an investment of INR 10,000 in an 800 sq. ft. space in Kalu Sarai, Delhi. We had a very humble beginning as a forum for IIT-JEE with a vision to provide an ideal launch pad for serious JEE aspirants. We realised that in the absence of true guidance, many serious IIT-JEE aspirants are deprived of the opportunity to fulfil their dreams of becoming an IITian. It was this urge, to help such students that egged us to bring a renaissance in the IIT-JEE preparation landscape. Along the way to realise this vision, we went beyond coaching for IIT-JEE. We started to make a difference in the way students think and approach problems. We started to develop ways to enhance Students’ IQ. We started to leave an indelible mark on the students who went through FIITJEE training. This was evident in the ease with which our Students started to capture Top Ranks in IIT-JEE over the years. We started transforming … [Read more...] about ‘Students should learn to apply concepts in day-to-day problems and develop parallel thinking to solve a question by different methods’
Dr Sujeet Ranjan, Executive Director, The Coalition for Food and Nutrition Security (CFNS)&Sahil Sharma,food technologist and public policy consultant at CFNS Although India has made enormous developments in science, medicine, information technology and various other disciplines, and has experienced exceptional economic growth over the past decade, malnutrition remains unacceptably high. India is amongst the leading economies of the world and envisages to become $5 trillion by 2024-25. However, currently the quality of life of many of Indian citizens is not coherent with this growth story. Poor nutrition is a major cause of other health problems in the country, including high infant and maternal mortality. We identify malnutrition as a multifaceted and multi-dimensional issue, affected by poverty, insufficient food consumption, inequitable food supply, inappropriate infant and child feeding and care practices, equity and gender disparities, poor hygienic and environmental settings … [Read more...] about Fighting Malnutrition by Tackling Food Insecurity
“But it’s not a zero risk. Nobody is saying that. The good news is it’s not like influenza. We don’t know why. It may be because they have less ACE 2 receptors in their nose. If you’re a child, you have much less of these receptors in your nose. Really old people are not more susceptible to the virus, they just have more complications.” … [Read more...] about Coronavirus NSW: Study shows children aren’t spreading COVID-19 to other kids
Arun Kumar: You are absolutely right. I agree with Dr. John on masks, incomes for people to survive. What he is also pointing out is that our public health system is broken, not able to take care of the poor. For instance, rural and semi-rural areas have very poor facilities, and as the disease spreads there, the death rate could go up. What we needed to do was focus on building up our health infrastructure rapidly - doctors, nurses, testing. We have never paid attention to social infrastructure, on education, health, drinking water, etc and that’s why we are facing the problem, and could not implement the lockdown. Unlike China which could implement and control it and within three months there were no reports of fresh disease. It is because of the failure of governance, that we could not implement the lockdown better. We are paying for what we have not done for the past 70 years. I see the divide between the organised and unorganised sectors. The organised sector can use … [Read more...] about Can India’s workforce have a safe return to business?