COVID19

Covid-19: Cost India pays for election rallies

Covid-19: Cost India pays for election rallies

April 14, 2021

“I am scared for my family’s health as I go back home every evening after election duty here. People are not following the safety protocols and many of them have been part of the election rallies that witnesses thousands of people coming together from all over the state witho...

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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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Senior citizens on International Day of Older Persons 2020: Anxious, abandoned & ailing

Senior citizens on International Day of Older Persons 2020: Anxious, abandoned & ailing

October 1, 2020

“Most of the older persons here have lost their sense of general awareness and don’t understand what the pandemic is all about. Since it is difficult to make them understand the risks involved and how to take precautions to keep themselves safe, we have no option but to keep ...

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On its 75th anniversary, UN missing from COVID19 action

On its 75th anniversary, UN missing from COVID19 action

September 29, 2020

Two years ago United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres flew into New Delhi to bestow the ‘Champions of the Earth’ award to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had won it alongside French President Emmanuel Macron. In 2015, India and France had launched the Internationa...

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

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

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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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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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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