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SC takes note of children orphaned during COVID, directs district administrations to upload data on NCPCR website

The top court's direction came on an application filed by amicus curiae Gaurav Agarwal seeking identification of orphaned children and providing them immediate relief by the state governments

Published on 28th May 2021

This NGO is taking in children whose parents are COVID positive free of cost. Here's how

RNAF has started these services in nine centres currently, including Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Rajasthan, and Noida and over 200 children have been living all across these centres

Published on 28th May 2021

Vedantu pledges Rs 15 Crore to aid COVID-hit kids in India

Vedantu has also offered NGOs and individuals working towards the safety and assisting the affected children to team up with the platform

Published on 28th May 2021

COVID-19 vaccine trials on children to begin soon in India: NITI Aayog's Dr Vinod K Paul

The decision in this regard, to vaccinate children in India, is taken by our scientists after adequate data is available based on trials

Published on 27th May 2021
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At least 1,572 kids in Maharashtra lost one or both parents due to COVID-19

While 1,474 children lost one parent, 98 others lost both parents during the pandemic, the sources in the state Women and Child Development Department said

Published on 27th May 2021

J&K Lt Governor launches scheme for families which lost sole bread-earner to pandemic

Apart from this, the scheme provides for scholarship of Rs 20,000 per annum for school going children and Rs 40,000 per annum for college going students

Published on 27th May 2021

Why India's children remain resilient through humanity's biggest crisis in recent history

Researchers agree that it will be difficult for students from economically disadvantaged groups to get back to school. It's not just about adapting back to a new lifestyle for them

Published on 26th May 2021

Meet Mehak Parvez, the first woman to start her own candle-making business in Kashmir

Mehak Parvez, 25, has been inspired by her fascination to make candles since childhood. We find out more about her candle-making business in Kashmir

Published on 26th May 2021

Storytelling reduces pain, stress in hospitalised children: Study

In total, 81 children were selected, aged between 2 and 7 years and with similar clinical conditions, such as respiratory problems caused by asthma, bronchitis, or pneumonia

Published on 26th May 2021

Vaccinate kids aged under 5 against influenza: Tribal panel head to Maharashtra government

Pandit said he has written a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, urging that children below the age of five years be administered the vaccine against influenza in all tehsils

Published on 25th May 2021

Pediatricians worried about post COVID-19 complications in children 

The syndrome involving multi-organ is usually seen weeks after the peak of COVID wave and can pose a threat to the children post infection

Published on 24th May 2021

Uttar Pradesh introduces new syllabus, students will now learn about COVID, Namami Gange project

In addition to this, children studying in classes 1 and 2 in 1,13,289 government-run primary schools across the state would be taught Sanskrit too

Published on 23rd May 2021

Expert committee in Goa demands priority vaccination for mothers with children below two years

Lactating mothers with children below two years and the mothers with comorbidities should be given a priority in the vaccination,” reporters were told, after attending the meeting of the panel

Published on 22nd May 2021

What The FAQ: Is it safe to vaccinate kids against COVID-19? Which countries have implemented it?

In today's FAQ, we speak about vaccination for children, which countries have taken it up already and what does World Health Organisation say about it

Published on 22nd May 2021

Tamil Nadu health department worried as more children test COVID positive

Doctors are of the opinion that more newborns are also testing positive and the percentage of children getting infected due to COVID-19 is more during the second wave than in the first

Published on 21st May 2021

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