Battling Covid19

BeepTrace: Solution to privacy issues in Covid19 contact tracing

BeepTrace: Solution to privacy issues in Covid19 contact tracing

September 29, 2020

With aggregated phone tracking helping governments fight coronavirus, the next wave of technology is digital contract tracing. However, due to the nature of contact tracing, privacy is a major concern, significantly affecting uptake of contact tracing applications across the glob...

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Delhi’s drum makers abandon art for rag picking during pandemic

Delhi’s drum makers abandon art for rag picking during pandemic

September 29, 2020

“How are we going to sell anything if they don’t even allow public celebrations of any festivals. Navratri is here but they are not allowing any one to celebrate it. If people don’t participate in festivities how are people like us going to survive? This has traditionally b...

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India’s 2 million homeless: Unseen victims of Covid-19

India’s 2 million homeless: Unseen victims of Covid-19

September 22, 2020

According to the Housing and Land Rights Network of India, an NGO that fights for the right to housing among others, the number of homeless people in India is much more than the official estimates of 1 million. It says that about one percent of residents of all Indian cities are ...

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Crematorium workers handling Covid19 deaths lack basic safety equipment

Crematorium workers handling Covid19 deaths lack basic safety equipment

July 30, 2020

Crematorium workers, who handle dead bodies of Covid19 victims, remain unnoticed but are important warriors in the battle against Coronavirus pandemic. Yet, these workers in Delhi lack basic safety measures to protect themselves from Covid19 virus.

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