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More hospital births, but limited gains in childhood nutrition: NFHS 

Total Fertility Rate has dropped to 2.0, indicating just replacement level

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Centre’s free food grain scheme on till March
Union Cabinet also approves repeal of farm reform laws

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Will you ban convicts from polls, SC asks Govt. 

Law Ministry rejected the idea in 2020

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Jewar town struggles to process new-found fame

PM Modi to lay foundation stone of airport today

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POCSO shocker

HC ruling ignores specific provision defining aggravated form of sexual offence 

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Virus rages in Europe

Vaccines alone will not be able to break the transmission chain and end the pandemic

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Battered and bruised, repealed and withdrawn

The shaping of the different trajectories of the farm laws and Andhra’s ‘three capitals’ plan is revealing

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Pointers that India is witnessing a K-shaped recovery  

The economic ravages of the pandemic have had an uneven impact and taxation policies continue to be regressive

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A food crisis of the government’s own making

Sri Lanka’s decision to ban imports on chemical fertilizers was not backed by scientific evidence

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‘India first responder in Indian Ocean Region’ 

Rajnath highlights unique position

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Don’t disturb federalism: Mamata to PM

In meeting with Modi, West Bengal CM demands rollback of the expanded jurisdiction of BSF

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Chinese firms eye Afghanistan’s lithium

With Taliban nod, companies have begun ‘inspections’ of possible projects to tap lithium deposits 

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German parties reach deal for coalition Govt. 
Agreement to end Angela Merkel’s era

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Sri Lanka Cabinet clears China’s role in terminal project 
Island nation ropes in Chinese firm for second phase

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Andersson becomes first woman Prime Minister of Sweden

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‘Airports to attract Rs. 90,000 cr. in investments over five years’

Airport count to rise to 220, from 136 currently: Bansal

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NITI Aayog for full stack digital banks