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India Confident of Covid Vaccine, Trial Stage Marks ‘Beginning of the End’

As India races to bring a vaccine for Covid-19 by mid August, the government on Sunday said that it is entering the human trial...

Manushi Chhillar becomes UNICEF’s Face for Children During Crisis

Actress and former Miss World Manushi Chhillar have been roped in by UNICEF India to lend her voice in providing urgent support to children...

Coronavirus Threatening Livelihoods of 600 Million Children in South Asia: UNICEF

The coronavirus is threatening the livelihoods of 600 million children in South Asia, UNICEF said in a report released Tuesday. The report, “Lives Upended,” describes how the...

COVID-19 Could Push Millions of Children into Forced Labor: Warn UN Agencies

By Lisa Schlein A joint report by the International Labor Organization and U.N. Children’s Fund warns that millions of children are likely to be pushed...

Manushi Chhillar Joins Hands with UNICEF to Promote Menstrual Hygiene

Former Miss World and Bollywood debutant Manushi Chhillar has joined hands with Unicef to promote menstrual hygiene as she says there still is silence...

COVID-19 Restrictions Cause Disruption in Vaccination Programs: WHO, Other Organisations

Nearly 80 million children under age 1 are at higher risk of preventable diseases such as measles, cholera and polio because of the disruption...

UNICEF Warns That COVID-19 Crisis Prevents Shipment of Vaccines for Children

By Lisa Schlein The U.N. Children’s Fund warns that COVID-19 mitigation measures are preventing the shipment of vaccines to dozens of developing countries, putting the lives...

Being a Part of UNICEF as Goodwill Ambassador is a Lifetime Privilege, Says Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas was honoured with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award for her philanthropic work as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights. She was...

Measles Kills 140,000 people, WHO Calls it “Collective Failure”

Measles infected nearly 10 million people in 2018 and killed 140,000, mostly children, as devastating outbreaks of the viral disease hit every region of...

Over 13 Children Die Every Hour From AIDS-Related Causes: UNICEF

Some 320 children and adolescents died every day from AIDS-related causes in 2018, or 13 every hour, according to a global snapshot on children,...

Toxicity in Air Affects Children’s Brain Development: UNICEF

Unicef Executive Director Henrietta Fore has warned that air pollution toxicity can affect children's brain development and called for urgent action to deal with...

1 in 3 Children Under the Age of 5 Undernourished or Overweight

At least one in every three children under five years of age is undernourished or overweight, according to a new Unicef report that sounds...

UNICEF Accepting Donations in Cryptocurrencies Ether and Bitcoin

The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has now started accepting donations in cryptocurrencies ether and bitcoin through its newly-established UNICEF Cryptocurrency Fund. The first contributions to...

UNICEF Reports Unprecedented Number of Children in Congo Infected by Ebola Epidemic

The United Nations' Children's Fund, or UNICEF, reports an unprecedented number of children in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are being infected with...

UNICEF: ‘Education Under Fire’, Militant Attacks on Afghan Schools Tripled in 2018

 Attacks on schools in Afghanistan increased almost threefold last year, making it increasingly difficult to ensure an education for children in many parts of...

UNICEF to Bring 11,000 Lower-Income South Africa High School Girls in Tech Industries

Women are woefully underrepresented in technology, science, engineering and mathematics jobs in South Africa. But for the last decade, a homegrown, UNICEF-supported program has...

Is NYAY Going To Be A Game Changer for Congress?

By Amit Kapoor & Manisha Kapoor  The idea of launching Nyuntam Aay Yojana, a cash transfer scheme that intends to provide Rs 72,000 per year...

Most Children Globally Lack Social Protection Coverage

A joint study by the International Labor Organization and U.N. Children’s Fund finds the vast majority of the world’s children lack effective social protection coverage. It...

UNICEF Calls For Global Action to Prevent Cyberbullying

UNICEF on Tuesday called for global concerted action to prevent online violence, cyberbullying and digital harassment for over 70 per cent of children and young people online. The...

UNICEF Launches Its Biggest-Ever Appeal To Help 73 Mn People

The U.N. Children’s Fund is launching its largest-ever appeal for $3.9 billion in life-saving assistance for 73 million people, including 41 million children affected...

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‘HotShots’, TikTok-like Short Video App by Ganna

Joining the short-video making app race, music streaming service Gaana on Wednesday launched HotShots - a platform to create and share short viral videos...

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Here’s How Remdesivir Can Save Lives in Nations with Lower Hospital Capacity

Amid news that the US has bought up virtually the entire global supply of remdesivir, a new study outlines how the drug could save...

Instagram brings TikTok-like Feature to India

With the ban on TikTok creating a huge vacuum for the 15-second videos in the Indian Internet space, Facebook-owned Instagram on Wednesday announced the...