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  • Study suggests ‘climate change’ could spark the next pandemic

    Study suggests ‘climate change’ could spark the next pandemic

    As viruses start to jump between host species at unprecedented rates, the authors say that the impacts on conservation and human health could be stunning.

    May 6, 2022
  • Now, let’s tackle pandemic of inequality

    Now, let’s tackle pandemic of inequality

    Estimates suggest that more than 820 million informal workers and over 70 million children in low-income households have been denied access to adequate income and education since the outbreak. Even more worryingly, this will leave long-term scars on economic productivity and learning, harming the future earning potential of those already marginalised.

    April 13, 2022
  • All pandemic containment measures to end in Bengal

    All pandemic containment measures to end in Bengal

    The government, however, has recommended that people should continue wearing of masks, practise hand hygiene and sanitation of premises for the time being.

    April 1, 2022
  • Waking to a larger tragedy

    Waking to a larger tragedy

    Loneliness is the supreme fact of our existence. How many of us have close friends with whom we enjoy sharing our life? How many couples live without a single word of empathy in a day or a week? How much and how often do we sense that we have none to share a special thought or feeling, the odd sensation you had seeing something on television, reading something in a newspaper, hearing something on the telephone?

    March 28, 2022
  • Air cargo has grown up to 19% despite pandemic: Scindia

    Air cargo has grown up to 19% despite pandemic: Scindia

    Responding to the question of CPI Member John Brittas, the Minister further informed that in a period of two years, the Indian cargo traffic has grown to 19 per cent despite the pandemic which has enabled Indian cargo carriers to stand on their feet.

    March 21, 2022
  • Pandemic health crisis: NHRC asks states to act on mental health issues

    Pandemic health crisis: NHRC asks states to act on mental health issues

    The apex human rights watchdog adjudicating a petition moved by rights activist and Supreme Court lawyer Radhakanta Tripathy passed the order recently.

    March 21, 2022
  • New post-pandemic world order shaping up, India needs to grow fast: PM Modi

    New post-pandemic world order shaping up, India needs to grow fast: PM Modi

    The Prime Minister said that the whole world is looking at India. "In the circumstances created by COVID-19, new world order is emerging. In this new order, India has to develop itself at a faster pace," he added.

    March 17, 2022
  • ‘World has started recognising Indian traditions, rituals and studies post pandemic’

    ‘World has started recognising Indian traditions, rituals and studies post pandemic’

    At a time when there is a big debate going on in the US with people divided between vaccinated and unvaccinated people, communities can be seen practising Yoga and following Ayurveda. Among small segments, the approach is to heal holistically.

    March 14, 2022
  • Pandemic made Aamir Khan realise the fragility of life

    Pandemic made Aamir Khan realise the fragility of life

    Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan shared that the pandemic drew his attention to a lot of things and that it gave him the time to contemplate and reflect on his life.

    March 14, 2022
  • Destinations Indians can travel to without an RT-PCR test

    Destinations Indians can travel to without an RT-PCR test

    While in Lebanon, travellers can choose from a host of Agoda accommodations to stay at: BURJ ON BAY Hotel, Lancaster Raouche Hotel, Le Commodore Hotel.

    February 26, 2022
  • To school or not to school

    To school or not to school

    Repeated school closures have led young students to forego learning at the grassroots level. The pandemic has transformed life within the four walls into imprisonment.

    February 21, 2022
  • Emerging unique travel sentiments in 2022

    Emerging unique travel sentiments in 2022

    With this shift, the new trends are likely to showcase what travel is like in a post-pandemic era and are probably here to stay for the next few years. However, it is imperative to follow all safety precautions while travelling.

    February 7, 2022
  • Gun violence in Philadelphia spiked during pandemic: Report

    Gun violence in Philadelphia spiked during pandemic: Report

    Gun violence had been on the rise in the city since police first published daily figures in 2015 before skyrocketing in 2020, Xinhua news agency quoted the Philadelphia Inquirer report as saying.

    January 30, 2022
  • Global education loss due to pandemic nearly insurmountable: Unicef

    Global education loss due to pandemic nearly insurmountable: Unicef

    In low- and middle-income countries, learning losses to school closures have left up to 70 per cent of 10-year-olds unable to read or understand a simple text, up from 53 per cent pre-pandemic, the report said.

    January 25, 2022
  • Too soon to say Omicron will end pandemic: Fauci

    Too soon to say Omicron will end pandemic: Fauci

    Speaking at the Davos Agenda virtual event on Monday, Fauci said that "natural vaccination", or immunity via previous infection, might not be as effective as some believe, the Daily Mail reported.

    January 18, 2022
  • Tata steel initiates steps to combat COVID-19

    Tata steel initiates steps to combat COVID-19

    Similar to the preparation done for the earlier two waves, the company is geared up to address the challenge this time around, by providing facilities in health care, safety, access control, transport and administration fronts to contain the spread of the virus. 99% of its employees are already double vaccinated through the various drives undertaken by the company.

    January 14, 2022
  • Babies born during pandemic’s first year score slightly lower on development screening

    Babies born during pandemic’s first year score slightly lower on development screening

    Other factors, including fewer playdates and altered interactions with stressed caregivers, may help explain why babies born during the pandemic have weaker social and motor skills than babies born before the pandemic.

    January 8, 2022