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Biden building bridges: Climate finance must be at the centre

Biden building bridges: Climate finance must be at the centre

April 21, 2021

Days after an unruly crowd of conservative Americans had taken control of the US Capitol, the landmark edifice of democracy, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. took control of the United States of America after he was sworn in as the 46th President on the very steps of the Capitol buildi...

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6.15 million people used Vande Bharat Mission till phase 10

6.15 million people used Vande Bharat Mission till phase 10

April 3, 2021

It has been almost an year when Vande Bharat Mission was launched on May 6,2020 to help Indians stranded in different parts of the world due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing shut down of international travel. In the initial phases, the stranded passengers were selected on...

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Coronavirus robs tourist guides of their livelihood

Coronavirus robs tourist guides of their livelihood

March 31, 2021

“Even though we are not frontline workers fighting against the pandemic, we are the frontline workers of the tourism industry, but our plight was completely ignored by the government,” Gopal Sharma, a French speaking tourist guide operating in Rajasthan, tells Media India Gro...

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Covid-19 decelerates India’s fight against tuberculosis

Covid-19 decelerates India’s fight against tuberculosis

March 24, 2021

Diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis in the nine most impacted countries in the world fell by up to 41 pc on 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic outbreak, says a report by Stop TB Partnership, a global body fighting the killer disease since 2000. In its report published last...

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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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On World Ozone Day 2020, relearning forgotten lessons from past global success for COVID19

On World Ozone Day 2020, relearning forgotten lessons from past global success for COVID19

September 15, 2020

It was the decade of 1970s. A dozen men had already landed on the moon. There was an exhilarating mood all around, mainly in the developed countries. ‘‘Sky is not the limit,’’ scientists and technocrats would often boast. The doors of the universe could be commanded from ...

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International Democracy Day 2020: Lockdown on Indian democracy

International Democracy Day 2020: Lockdown on Indian democracy

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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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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Embroidery market frays amid the pandemic

Embroidery market frays amid the pandemic

August 31, 2020

India is one of the biggest exporters of embroidered fabrics and garments in the world. From flea markets to shopping malls, one can see clothes, bags, curtains, covers and many other items laced in beautiful embroidery. However, due to Covid-19 pandemic this year, embroidery mar...

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Suffrage centennial but wait for a female US President goes on

Suffrage centennial but wait for a female US President goes on

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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Earth Overshoot Day: India a role model for global consumption

Earth Overshoot Day: India a role model for global consumption

August 22, 2020

Even though Earth Overshoot Day 2020 has been delayed by three weeks due to coronavirus pandemic, humanity is racing ahead to rapidly devour all global resources. If the whole world lived like Qatar, global resources for an entire year would be exhausted by February 11. For Luxem...

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Bidita Bag salutes coronawarriors in Pandemic video

Bidita Bag salutes coronawarriors in Pandemic video

August 21, 2020

Babumoshai Bandookbaaz fame actress Bidita Bag presents the tumultuous experience of life in a pandemic through a video on YouTube and Instagram. Working on fashion photographer Somsubhro Sarkaar’s concept of mime art and photography, Bag paid tribute to the nation’s Coronawa...

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