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The learning loss has been widely discussed and acknowledged. However, primary school students are likely to face larger risks, such as lack of socio-emotional development and nutritional loss, if schools continue to remain shut.

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A Case for Reopening Primary Schools Now
23/07/2021 | The Quint

The learning loss has been widely discussed and acknowledged. However, primary school students are likely to face larger risks, such as lack of socio-emotional development and nutritional loss, if schools continue to remain shut.

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It is estimated that there are approximately 50 million pregnant women and lactating mothers in India each year. Despite this, pregnant women and lactating mothers were initially excluded from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s COVID-19 vaccine advisory due to the lack of data from clinical trials about the effect of the vaccine on them.

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What More Can Be Done To Protect Pregnant Women From COVID-19?
11/06/2021 | Youth ki Awaz

It is estimated that there are approximately 50 million pregnant women and lactating mothers in India each year. Despite this, pregnant women and lactating mothers were initially excluded from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s COVID-19 vaccine advisory due to the lack of data from clinical trials about the effect of the vaccine on them.

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Making social welfare universal
29/04/2021 | The Hindu

The country has over 500 direct benefit transfer schemes for which various Central, State, and Line departments are responsible. However, these schemes have not reached those in need. The pandemic has revealed that leveraging our existing schemes and providing universal social security is of utmost importance. This will help absorb the impact of external shocks on our vulnerable populations.

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Making social welfare universal
29/04/2021 | The Hindu

The country has over 500 direct benefit transfer schemes for which various Central, State, and Line departments are responsible. However, these schemes have not reached those in need. The pandemic has revealed that leveraging our existing schemes and providing universal social security is of utmost importance. This will help absorb the impact of external shocks on our vulnerable populations.

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It’s been over a year since COVID 19 changed the world as we know it – paralyzing the economy, exposing vast structural inequities and severely affecting the most vulnerable sections of society. Crucially, in India, it also revealed the insufficiency of existing social safety nets to protect those who need it the most – the poor.

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The burning need for Standardization and Integration
26/04/2021 | CXO Outlook

It’s been over a year since COVID 19 changed the world as we know it – paralyzing the economy, exposing vast structural inequities and severely affecting the most vulnerable sections of society. Crucially, in India, it also revealed the insufficiency of existing social safety nets to protect those who need it the most – the poor.

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The PMMVY and its maternity benefits need to become more inclusive. The fact that the PMMVY covers only the first birth goes against the Constitution of India, along with violating clauses within its parent act—the NFSA. Here’s how:

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Extend maternity benefits to tackle child and maternal malnutrition
16/03/2021 | idr

The PMMVY and its maternity benefits need to become more inclusive. The fact that the PMMVY covers only the first birth goes against the Constitution of India, along with violating clauses within its parent act—the NFSA. Here’s how:

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