Covid-19 pandemic

Students of Guru Nanak College prepare products for healthcare and hygiene amidst pandemic

Students of Guru Nanak College prepare products for healthcare and hygiene amidst pandemic

March 17, 2021

Students of the Department of Biotechnology of the Guru Nanak College have prepared a variety of healthcare products like hand sanitisers, face wash, soaps, hand wash and herbal lip balms. These products have been made by the students as part of their outreach initiative and resp...

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Race for Covid-19 vaccine enters last lap: Which vaccine stands where

Race for Covid-19 vaccine enters last lap: Which vaccine stands where

November 24, 2020

The high efficiency in final trials of key Race for Covid-19 vaccines indicates that the world may receive the most sought after vaccine ever within days. A total of 60 candidate vaccines are under development, of which nearly half a dozen are at the door-steps of commercial laun...

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Sensationalism puts media in its own planetary crisis

Sensationalism puts media in its own planetary crisis

November 18, 2020

Fake and phony news does not emanate only from the desire to misguide the people. It also comes from the inherent and impulsive tendency of competitive media to ‘Break the News’. Half-cooked verification before reporting and impetuous language while reporting and scant remors...

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London climate change meet on December 12 set to flop

London climate change meet on December 12 set to flop

October 1, 2020

2020 was supposed to have been a crucial milestone in the battle to save the climate. But like a familiar story, it is pretty much certain to be yet another washout. Five years ago, the famed meeting in Paris in December 2015 was also headed towards an embarrassing collapse. But ...

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There is nothing to celebrate on this World Tourism Day 2020: Jurgen Bailom, CEO Jalesh Cruises

There is nothing to celebrate on this World Tourism Day 2020: Jurgen Bailom, CEO Jalesh Cruises

September 27, 2020

As we are celebrating world tourism day, how seriously is the tourism industry in India threatened by the pandemic and do you see a meaningful revival in foreseeable future? On the occasion of World Tourism Day 2020, the travel and tourism industry knows that there is nothing to ...

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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 Indian women from low pay to no pay

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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Virtual weddings to overcome real lockdowns

Virtual weddings to overcome real lockdowns

April 23, 2020

April marks the beginning of wedding season in India. But with the lockdown ruling out large gatherings, some couples are turning to the digital space to tie the knot.

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Corona times: Saving a stranded Spaniard

Corona times: Saving a stranded Spaniard

April 7, 2020

At a time when the entire nation is under a lockdown and all airports shut following the Coronavirus outbreak, a Spanish national will be able to be reunited with his family, thanks to a special flight that will leave Mumbai this Thursday.

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‘Mumbai Police is at the forefront of the battle against Covid-19’

‘Mumbai Police is at the forefront of the battle against Covid-19’

April 4, 2020

Facing an unprecedented situation, the women and men of Mumbai Police are trying to maintain a humane approach while dealing with lockdown from the front, says additional commissioner of police (South zone) Nishith Mishra.

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Social distancing: A luxurious myth for most

Social distancing: A luxurious myth for most

March 31, 2020

While the government has been advocating social distancing as an effective tool in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic, it is at worst a myth and at best a luxury for most of the poor in urban India.

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Coronavirus in Kashmir: Lockdown amidst shutdown

Coronavirus in Kashmir: Lockdown amidst shutdown

March 28, 2020

Even though international organisations like RSF and Amnesty International have called the internet shutdown in J&K a ‘potentially criminal’ move during a pandemic, the Indian government continues to keep internet and mobile data communications out of the reach of the res...

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