Category Archives: MIEF Awareness Bulletin

Glaring statistics of Child marriage in India

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As per the definition given by UNICEF, child marriage is the formal marriage or informal union entered into by an individual before reaching the age of eighteen. It is, internationally, considered as a violation of human rights. Though it is observed for both the genders, the majority of the affected population is female due to…

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Challenges faced by sports women in India

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Sports is one area where gender inequality is highly evident. It is deplorable that even today, women are treated so differently, especially in sports.  Women in India are still seen as home-making and child-rearing machines. In some cities, women have also started earning their own living but participation in sports is still gloomy. Major problems…

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Why do we need to promote cycling?

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You Decide!    via Taking up cycling could be one of the wisest choices you ever make, be it for any reason: fitness, bank balance, or environmental concerns. You could take it up for commuting or for recreational purposes, and there are numerous good reasons to convince you for that. Zero carbon footprint Economical In…

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HEALTH ISSUES RELATED TO STRESS

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  With the rapidly changing lifestyle of Indians, especially the younger generation, there has also been a significant rise in the stress levels and the consequent health issues. This may be due to work stress, personal-life stress, but all kinds of these stress problems are on a significant rise. One major contributing factor to this…

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THE HOMELESS: AN IGNORED COMMUNITY

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Despite the fact that India has grown quite well as an economy, there is still a large chunk of population void of the basic necessities of life, shelter being one of them. Homelessness in India has been a problem for centuries. Before we get into the details of this menace, let us first define what…

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Obesity related health risks

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Obesity is a term in buzz these days. It is basically accumulation of excess body fat to such an extent which can be injurious to health. A person is considered obese when his/her body mass index (BMI) which is calculated by dividing a person’s weight in kilograms by the square of the person’s height in…

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Mental Sickness In Children In India : An Overview

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  WHO (2000) stated that 20% of children and adolescents suffer from a disabling mental illness worldwide  and suicide is the third leading cause of death among adolescents. Research from the Indian Council of Medical Research reported that 12% children between 4 to 16 years suffered from psychiatric disorders  in India. Similar studies from around the…

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Rag Pickers In India: Not painting a good picture

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India has an estimated 17 million child workers – the highest incidence in the world. According to a report by UNICEF, about 12% children in India aged 5-14 are engaged in child labour activities, including Rag Picking   Anyone who’s been to India has seen little kids near large areas of dumped waste, some of…

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Life Expectancy In India : An Overview

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According to the Population Reference Bureau’s 2000 World Data Sheets, life expectancy at birth for Indians is between 60 and 61 years Most people from developed countries, even most Asians on an average longer than most Indians.                    Region Life Expectancy at Birth Population > 65 years…

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