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Nearly 60,000 babies born in India on New Year: UNICEF

05 Jan 2021

Nearly 60,000 babies born in India on New Year: UNICEF

UNICEF said more than 3,71,500 babies were born worldwide on New Year's Day and India is estimated to have recorded the highest number of births at around 60,000, according to the UN's children's agency.

WHO approves Pfizer-BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine for emergency use

01 Jan 2021

WHO approves Pfizer-BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine for emergency use

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday granted "emergency validation" to the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, making it the first vaccine to be given such an approval by the United Nations body.

India to play crucial role in COVID-19 vaccine process

20 Oct 2020

India to play crucial role in COVID-19 vaccine process

As the world's largest vaccine manufacturer, India will play a major role in the vaccination efforts for COVID-19.

Priyanka Chopra hints her memoir 'Unfinished' is almost ready

01 Oct 2020

Priyanka Chopra hints her memoir 'Unfinished' is almost ready

Bollywood diva and Quantico star Priyanka Chopra Jonas recently announced on Instagram that her memoir titled #Unfinished is almost ready.

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom welcome baby girl, Daisy Dove

27 Aug 2020

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom welcome baby girl, Daisy Dove

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom have welcomed their first child together.

Experts fear measles outbreak as coronavirus impacts immunization efforts

10 Aug 2020

Experts fear measles outbreak as coronavirus impacts immunization efforts

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, as the healthcare system stands disrupted, experts fear that we could be staring at an impending measles outbreak.

Coronavirus aftermath: 1.1 billion could become extremely poor, globally

12 Jun 2020

Coronavirus aftermath: 1.1 billion could become extremely poor, globally

The economic repercussions of coronavirus, which has already taken 423,844 lives globally, are mountainous. Thanks to lockdowns, enforced to break the transmission chain, even the richest countries are staring at oblivion.

As coronavirus weakens health systems, 6,000 children could die daily

13 May 2020

As coronavirus weakens health systems, 6,000 children could die daily

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact healthcare systems around the world, as many as 6,000 children could die from preventable causes every day for the next six months, the UNICEF warned.

Coronavirus: SRK, Priyanka Chopra to be part of WHO's fundraiser

07 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: SRK, Priyanka Chopra to be part of WHO's fundraiser

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and global icon Priyanka Chopra Jonas are all set to join the likes of international stars like Lady Gaga and Elton John for a one-of-its-kind virtual fundraiser event this month.

Coronavirus: UNICEF to help school students in India continue studies

27 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: UNICEF to help school students in India continue studies

The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted the education of as many as 80% of school students worldwide.

WhatsApp launches new initiatives to combat coronavirus rumors

19 Mar 2020

WhatsApp launches new initiatives to combat coronavirus rumors

A day after Facebook and other big tech companies teamed up to combat misinformation around coronavirus disease COVID-19, WhatsApp, the messaging platform owned by the social network, has come to action.

Watch out! Fake coronavirus information circulating on WhatsApp

06 Mar 2020

Watch out! Fake coronavirus information circulating on WhatsApp

With nearly 1 lakh infections and 3,200 deaths, the outbreak of coronavirus has created a sense of panic worldwide.

Paneer roll, Poha, Upma: UNICEF suggests healthy recipes for children

18 Nov 2019

Paneer roll, Poha, Upma: UNICEF suggests healthy recipes for children

Dishes like Paneer kathi rolls, sprouted dal parantha, poha, and upma, found a place in a booklet recently released by the the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), on how to deal with serious health problems such as underweight, obesity and anaemia among children and adolescents.

Over half of Indian youth will be unemployable in 2030

08 Nov 2019

Over half of Indian youth will be unemployable in 2030

With over 90 crore people under age 24, South Asia is home to the world's largest youth workforce. However, over half of them will not have the skills to become employable in the next decade, said UNICEF's seventh executive director, Henrietta H Fore.

Another embarrassment for Pakistan, UN backs its Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka

23 Aug 2019

Another embarrassment for Pakistan, UN backs its Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka

In yet another major embarrassment for Pakistan, the United Nations has refused to take any action against Priyanka Chopra, who is the body's Goodwill Ambassador.

Roger Federer: Unknown facts about the tennis legend

25 Jul 2019

Roger Federer: Unknown facts about the tennis legend

20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer is undoubtedly one of the greatest of all time.

Happy birthday Priyanka: Let's take a look at her legacy

18 Jul 2019

Happy birthday Priyanka: Let's take a look at her legacy

From winning the Miss World in 2000, becoming a top Bollywood actress to making a name in the West, Priyanka Chopra Jonas has come a long way.

This is how Priyanka Chopra amassed Rs. 200cr-worth of wealth

27 Jun 2019

This is how Priyanka Chopra amassed Rs. 200cr-worth of wealth

From winning the Miss World in 2000, becoming a top Bollywood actress to making a name in the West, Priyanka Chopra Jonas has come a long way.

Priyanka Chopra wants to be India's Prime Minister

04 Jun 2019

Priyanka Chopra wants to be India's Prime Minister

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are having a whale of a time together. Be it attending concerts, walking the red carpet or Met Gala 2019, the couple is enjoying every moment.

WHO report: 1 in 4 healthcare centers lacks basic facilities

04 Apr 2019

WHO report: 1 in 4 healthcare centers lacks basic facilities

The World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) published a Joint Monitoring Program (JMP) report for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) on April 3.

This wristband is saving lives of thousands of babies

26 Mar 2019

This wristband is saving lives of thousands of babies

Every year, an estimated 15 million babies are born prematurely around the globe.

Pakistanis want Priyanka removed as UNICEF Ambassador: Here's why

03 Mar 2019

Pakistanis want Priyanka removed as UNICEF Ambassador: Here's why

On February 26, 2019, when Indian Air Force jets demolished Jaish-e-Mohammed's biggest camp in Balakot, Pakistan, several Bollywood celebrities, including Priyanka Chopra, lauded the brave pilots.

India records highest number of births on 1st Jan'19: UNICEF

02 Jan 2019

India records highest number of births on 1st Jan'19: UNICEF

More than 3,95,000 babies were expected to have born around the world on New Year's Day, with India estimated to record the highest number of these births at nearly 70,000, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said.

Nahid Afrin becomes first 'Youth Advocate' of UNICEF for Northeast

23 Nov 2018

Nahid Afrin becomes first 'Youth Advocate' of UNICEF for Northeast

Popular singer Nahid Afrin has been appointed as the first 'Youth Advocate' of the northeastern region by the UNICEF to fight for child rights.

Calcutta HC orders appointment of counselors in all schools

16 Nov 2018

Calcutta HC orders appointment of counselors in all schools

In a step towards raising awareness of child sexual abuse, the Calcutta High Court today directed authorities to appoint counselors in about 1 lakh educational institutions in West Bengal to help safeguard students against sexual violation.

Assam: 16 newborns die within a week, probe ordered

10 Nov 2018

Assam: 16 newborns die within a week, probe ordered

In a series of shocking incidents, at least 16 newborns died within a week at the Jorhat Medical College and Hospital in Assam (JMCH).

Radio4Child award recognizes use of radio to fight child abuse

09 Nov 2018

Radio4Child award recognizes use of radio to fight child abuse

A call from a ninth standard girl, disturbed by the circulation of a video of herself with her boyfriend, made Delhi-based RJ Makin run a radio campaign against violence against children.

Sachin Tendulkar goes to Bhutan, plays cricket in mountains!

23 Oct 2018

Sachin Tendulkar goes to Bhutan, plays cricket in mountains!

Former Indian legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar picked up the bat once again and played cricket.

UNICEF, WHO laud India's polio-free status, says 'all govt-vaccines safe'

11 Oct 2018

UNICEF, WHO laud India's polio-free status, says 'all govt-vaccines safe'

In the backdrop of some oral polio vaccine vials being found contaminated with the type-2 poliovirus, the UNICEF and the WHO today reiterated India's status as a polio-free country.

About 802,000 infant deaths reported in India in 2017: UN

18 Sep 2018

About 802,000 infant deaths reported in India in 2017: UN

About 802,000 infant deaths were reported in India in 2017, the lowest in five years, according to the United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UNIGME).

India progressing in increasing access to sanitation in schools: UN

03 Sep 2018

India progressing in increasing access to sanitation in schools: UN

India has made rapid progress in increasing access to sanitation in schools, the United Nations said, noting that the proportion of schools without any sanitation facility has decreased at a fast pace in the country.

Top Indian-origin UN Women staffer sexually abused juniors, manipulated them

09 Aug 2018

Top Indian-origin UN Women staffer sexually abused juniors, manipulated them

A UN official placed high up in the gender equality department was accused in 2017 of sexually abusing several juniors.

#HappyBirthdayPriyanka: Keep breaking the glass ceilings

18 Jul 2018

#HappyBirthdayPriyanka: Keep breaking the glass ceilings

Priyanka Chopra, a name that has been on India's lips for more than a decade, has now become a metaphor for excellence, worldwide.

Afghanistan: 3 beheaded, school torched, IS hand suspected

01 Jul 2018

Afghanistan: 3 beheaded, school torched, IS hand suspected

In what is suspected to be an Islamic State attack, a boys' school was torched and three men beheaded in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province on Saturday.

India the "most dangerous" country for women, finds global survey

26 Jun 2018

India the "most dangerous" country for women, finds global survey

If someone needed more proof that women in this country are at high risk, an international poll has now named India the most dangerous for women.

India among countries having no paid-paternity-leave for new fathers: UNICEF

14 Jun 2018

India among countries having no paid-paternity-leave for new fathers: UNICEF

India and Nigeria, which have high infant populations, are among the 92 countries that don't have national policies in place that ensure new fathers get adequate paid time off with their newborn babies, according to UNICEF's new analysis.

Sanitation coverage increased from 38% to 80% in India: Modi

07 Jun 2018

Sanitation coverage increased from 38% to 80% in India: Modi

PM Narendra Modi today said the sanitation coverage in the country has increased from 38% to nearly 80% and asserted that the "Swachh Bharat Mission" is playing a central role in creating a healthy India.

Legendary sprinter Bolt trains with Norwegian top-flight club

30 May 2018

Legendary sprinter Bolt trains with Norwegian top-flight club

Former Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt has started training with Norwegian club Stromsgodset.

Odisha CM flags off 15-day campaign against child sexual abuse

28 May 2018

Odisha CM flags off 15-day campaign against child sexual abuse

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik today flagged-off 15-day statewide campaign against child sexual abuse in Bhubaneswar, urging people to fight the menace.

UNICEF launches data visualization app to monitor education programs

24 May 2018

UNICEF launches data visualization app to monitor education programs

The UNICEF today launched a "data visualization app" which provides a user-friendly visual representation of complex analytics of the education scenario in the country.