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International Equal Pay Day: COVID-19 pushes Indian women from low pay to no pay

International Equal Pay Day: COVID-19 pushes India...

September 18, 2020

A mid-career tourism professional with over 10 years of experience behind her, Sharda Wagh was working in a leading travel firm in Mumbai in the Domestic FIT operations wing and was content with her career and life. All was fine until the COVID-19 pandemic hit India and the gover...

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International Democracy Day 2020: Lockdown on Indian democracy

International Democracy Day 2020: Lockdown on Indi...

September 15, 2020

“I was supposed to receive an award from the state government for one the best professors but suddenly after a Facebook post, my name was withdrawn from the list of nominees,” says an assistant professor at Lucknow University. “All I did was to put up a Facebook post about ...

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World Suicide Prevention Day 2020: India making a parody of suicide prevention

World Suicide Prevention Day 2020: India making a ...

September 10, 2020

On World Suicide Prevention Day, observed annually on September 10, India holds an unprecedented record of suicide attempts and suicide deaths owing to the pandemic, economic crisis, lockdown stress and lack of suicide preventive measures. The insensitivity of media and unperturb...

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Teachers’ Day 2020: Teachers who went an extra mile to educate students amidst lockdown

Teachers’ Day 2020: Teachers who went an extra m...

September 5, 2020

September 5, 2020 marks the 58th Teachers’ Day in India. While the lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted classroom education, thousands of teachers across the country have ensured that their students’ learning process is not interrupted at any cost. As with any ...

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Data experts concerned over contact tracing apps

Data experts concerned over contact tracing apps

September 3, 2020

Globally, the Covid-19 outbreak has upturned all systems with an increasing number of infections and about a million deaths. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Artificial Intelligence and big data is playing a significant role in controlling the spread of the pande...

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National Sports Day: Young players’ race for funds, diet & livelihood

National Sports Day: Young players’ race for fun...

August 29, 2020

As India celebrates the 115th birthday of the wizard of hockey Major Dhyan Chand as National Sports Day, thousands of sportspersons continue to suffer in silence and struggle to make ends meet. Even the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuring lockdowns has not affected them much as they c...

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Pandemic deprives 40 pc children in Delhi of right to education

Pandemic deprives 40 pc children in Delhi of right...

August 28, 2020

Despite lockdown being eased in many states, educational institutes have remained shut and are continuing with online lessons. However, the most vulnerable parts of the society have been paying a heavy price due to a huge digital divide. Children in Yamuna Khadar village in easte...

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Suffrage centennial but wait for a female US President goes on

Suffrage centennial but wait for a female US Presi...

August 26, 2020

August 26, 2020 marks a century of voting rights for women in the United States. Yet, unlike many other developed or even developing countries, the US is yet to elect a woman as its President or even vice president. While the likelihood of getting a female vice president is still...

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Idle idol makers of Delhi

Idle idol makers of Delhi

August 20, 2020

August is normally the busiest time for idol makers in India as the festival season is just around the corner. Idol makers would be busy giving final touches to their Ganesha or even Durga idols around this time. But this year their livelihood is in peril due to Covid19 pandemic,...

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World Photography Day 2020: Picturing the pandemic

World Photography Day 2020: Picturing the pandemic

August 19, 2020

On World Photography Day 2020, Media India Group tells the story of struggles of ordinary persons in dealing with Covid-19 through the photographs captured during the pandemic.

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