Explained: India’s new National Suicide Prevention Strategy

By Pallavi Pratibha On 21 November 2022, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare unveiled the National Suicide Prevention Strategy – aimed at suicide prevention as a public health priority.  It sets the stage for facilitation and coordination of efforts of all relevant sectors and stakeholders. The strategy document also enlists its goals and objectives, action framework, implementation framework and mechanism. The strategy aims to … Continue reading Explained: India’s new National Suicide Prevention Strategy

Explained: End of Maulana Azad National Fellowship which was recommended by the Sachar Committee

By Pallavi Pratibha What happened to the Maulana Azad National Fellowship? And, what is it? On 08 December 2022, Minority Affairs Minister Smriti Irani announced in the Lok Sabha that the Maulana Azad National Fellowship has been discontinued from 2022 -23 by the Union government. Earlier this year, M.Phil and Ph.D. research scholars affiliated with various universities approached the Ministry of Minority Affairs to complain … Continue reading Explained: End of Maulana Azad National Fellowship which was recommended by the Sachar Committee

Access to clean, healthy, and sustainable environment is now a universal human right: How, why, and what?

By: Rishabh Shrivastava UN General Assembly passed a resolution on 28th July 2022, recognizing access to clean, healthy, and sustainable environment as a universal human right. 161 member countries voted in favor of the resolution whereas 8 countries abstained from voting. The resolution is not legally binding on the countries but rather serves as a call for countries to unite and amplify actions to tackle … Continue reading Access to clean, healthy, and sustainable environment is now a universal human right: How, why, and what?