Suicide in India Current Affairs, GK & News

India’s First Suicide Prevention Policy

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently unveiled the National Suicide Prevention Strategy – India’s first suicide prevention policy. Why was the policy launched? National Suicide Prevention Strategy (NSPS) aims to reduce suicide mortality by 10 per cent by 2030 through timely actions and multi-sectoral collaborations. The national strategy has several objectives. These are: ..

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September 10: World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day was observed on September 10, 2022. Key Facts The day is observed annually to highlight several ways by which suicide can be prevented. It was first marked on September 10, 2003, as an initiative by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO). IASP ..

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NCRB Report on Suicides

National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) recently published its report titled “Accidental Deaths & Suicides in India, 2020”. In the year 2020, suicides in India have increased by 10 percent as compared to 2019 data and reached to 1,53,052. Key findings Report notes that, suicides among student have increased by 21.20 per cent. In absolute numbers, ..

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September 10: World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day was observed on September 10, 2021. Key Facts The day is observed annually to highlight several ways by which suicide can be prevented. It was first marked on September 10, 2003, as an initiative by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO). IASP ..

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NCRB data on Suicides due to Unemployment

According to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, from 2016 to 2019, suicide cases due to unemployment have increased by 24 per cent. Key Findings of report As per NCRB, 2,851 people died by suicide due to unemployment in 2019. This figure has increased from 2,298 suicides in 2016. Karnataka registered the greatest number (553) ..

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WHO Report: Suicide worldwide in 2019

Suicide worldwide in 2019 report was published by World Health Organization (WHO). Key findings of report Report finds that, reducing global suicide mortality rate by a third is an indicator as well as a target in United Nations-mandated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But world will not be able to reach this target. Only 38 countries ..

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