The NGOs working with Mitti Ke Rang are working on the ground (Pic: Amit Jain)

Rs 1000 for 1000 families: How Mitti Ke Rang is helping daily wagers, labourers and maids through the lockdown

Six days into the crowdfunding mission, Mitti Ke Rang has raised around Rs 3.86 lakh and distributed funds to over 200 families

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Video conference, mobile apps aid OPDs amid COVID-19 crisis

While some hospitals are using phone calls others are using Whatsapp video calling to address the issues of the patients

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This app can help manage anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic

'PanicMechanic' uses the camera on a cell phone to measure the body's panic response, using an approach similar to photoplethysmography

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JNU students accuse security guard of misbehaviour and being drunk during duty

The students say that the incident occurred on Friday night when they stepped out of the gate to feed strays

Indian policemen wearing virus-themed helmets ride on horses during an awareness rally in Hyderabad (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A)

Go Corona Go: How law enforcers are using Corona dolls, helmets and songs to spread awareness amid lockdown

Local authorities, social workers and some other people are using unique methods to spread awareness about COVID-19 and to tackle the violators amid the lockdown. Check it out!

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Make donation to PM fund voluntary, use money for buying protective gear: AIIMS RDA to admin

While appreciating the AIIMS administration for stepping up to the challenge of handling the pandemic, the AIIMS RDA said the notice for donation without consulting them violates an individual's right

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ABVP apologises for abusive post on FB about Jadavpur University students, lauds them for feeding the poor

The right-wing students' group put up a post on their Facebook page recently stating that the previous post from the ABVP page was by an "unscrupulous miscreant with the page access, to cause chaos"

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How Raj Janagam and Co are ensuring Telangana's corporate samaritans know exactly whom to help 

Co-founder and Advisor of T-Social Impact Group, Raj N Janagam and his team of 15 members are coordinating between donors and CSR wings and the needy day and night to mitigate hunger amidst lockdown 

Pinarayi Vijayan had asked the government employees to take part in the salary challenge

Research scholars in Kerala asked to donate a month's stipend to CM's Relief Fund as COVID-19 relief

The Fellowship Challenge has come up right after Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan reintroduced the salary challenge

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Need some lockdown positivity? This group will write a personal letter of hope and mail it to anyone you want

The Goodwill Tribe has restarted their letter-writing event, where anyone in the world can send letters to people in distress

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Declaring war on fake news: Hariharan and his band of celebs have a new lockdown track for you

Led by Hariharan, the band also has Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, playback singer Roop Kumar Rathod, celebrity chef Ranveer Brar and nine others

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Stay Home, Save Lives: Google Doodle lists measures to prevent coronavirus

The new tagline 'Stay Home, Stay Safe' is displayed in big, bold capital letters whenever a user clicks on the doodle

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Social worker in Moradabad wears Coronavirus-themed helmet to spread awareness

Vishesh Pal, a social worker, also works as a delivery agent for the Agarwal Community Kitchen which is providing food to the marginalized sections of the society during the lockdown

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Tamil Nadu prisoners make masks for police

According to officials, the tailoring units in the state jails make about 23,000 pieces per day. Each mask costs about Rs 10

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AI can predict Coronavirus patients' risk, their need for ventilators or intensive care

Although the models will not be used as a basis for treating individual patients, they will be used as a planning tool that can still make a big difference for hospital staff

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Coronavirus lockdown: Students to take global exams like TOEFL and GRE at home

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) are crucial exams for admissions in top universities across the globe

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This NGO in Bengaluru is providing groceries to sex workers across Karnataka during the lockdown

Sangama is raising funds to help sex workers and transgenders. You can also do your bit and contribute your share to help thousands of families across Karnataka  

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Uber partners with BigBasket to deliver essentials to consumers' doorstep amid lockdown

The service will enable BigBasket to serve its customers in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chandigarh and Noida. There will be no charge for service and all hygiene and traffic regulations will be followed

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On April 5, will Modi's call to light up dispel some darkness from Dharavi's famous diya potters?

Dharavi, the largest slum in the world, houses more than 2,000 potter families, who make diyas for the entire country

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Two UP sisters donate their piggy bank savings to PM's relief fund for the fight against Coronavirus

Maysha Arora (6) and Alia Arora (10), daughters of businessman Gaurav Arora and students of La Martiniere Girls' College in Lucknow, have contributed Rs 5,000 each

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Robotic nurses to deliver medicine, food to Coronavirus patients at Tamil Nadu hospitals

Tamil Nadu Health Minister C Vijayabaskar visited the Stanley Hospital here and checked the functions of 'robotic nurses' deployed in Corona wards

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IIT Roorkee's 'Prana-Vayu', a closed-loop ventilator can be useful for COVID-19 patients. Here's why

The automated process controls the pressure and flow rates in the inhalation and exhalation lines. Besides, the ventilator has feedback that can control tidal volume and breathe per minute

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New US-based study reveals most people consider becoming vegetarian for their health

The results showed that the main motivation for nonvegetarians to consider being vegetarian is their health, with environmental and animal rights motives being less common

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COVID-19: You can now contribute food to daily wage, migrant workers through Safa Society's Youth Feed India campaign

Safa Society's initiative called Youth Feed India is a fundraising campaign to provide packets of dry ration to the poor across cities in India, who are the most affected by the lockdown

Noor Zahira along with her team with food packets

How this Mount Carmel student and team are helping Bengaluru's homeless and cops find food and fortitude 

Noor Zahira is an Arts student from Mount Carmel College in Bengaluru. She along with her team of 11 members have been providing food and masks to the poor people on streets and in slums

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KITE introduces a new edutainment portal for students in Kerala who are at home due to the Coronavirus lockdown

The new content development process is being undertaken by over 160 teachers along with education experts from various districts in the state from their homes during the lockdown period

The Times of Corona website

This website by two young professionals in Kolkata is creating hope in the 'Times of Corona'. Here's how

The website 'The Times of Corona' was launched recently by two youngsters in Kolkata. The platform aims to create, educate, share and empathise in the time of distress

‘Jeevan Lite,’ the low-cost, portable, emergency-use ventilator

IIT Hyderabad-incubated start-up develops 'Jivan Lite', a low-cost, portable emergency use ventilator

Pursuant to device certification, Aerobiosys Innovations aims to produce at least 50-70 IoT-enabled units per day through collaboration with an Industrial Partner

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Oxford University Press India offers free online access to its educational resources on Coronavirus

OUP will also support the teacher fraternity by providing them with free online access to its online teacher training modules and webinars

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How UK student body NISAU is handling the COVID-19 panic among Indian students like a pro

Over the years, members of the NISAU organically grew and their success with the post-study visa issue also got them the attention of the High Commission

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How JNU student body BAPSA has been working to provide food, aid for stranded migrant workers

Since many had already gone home, BAPSA decided that the members could help out in their individual capacities in their own hometowns  

Anas delivering dinner to the residents (Pic: Adhikar Foundation)

This specially-abled Delhi boy is feeding 12k migrant labourers two meals a day during lockdown

Adhikar Foundation has raised around Rs 3 lakhs till now through online crowdfundings and the contributions are still pouring in — both in cash and kind

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Technical supervisor from Chandigarh University designs trolley to distribute food among needy while maintaining 'social distance'

The trolley can handle 30 kg of food at one time and is useful to maintain the necessary precautions while distributing the food

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This Coimbatore food start-up is cooking food at community kitchens, closed restaurants to feed the hungry

No Food Waste is a surplus food management startup which was established in the year 2014. They continue to feed the needy by setting up kitchens due to unavailability of surplus food

SMS Hospital

Here's how Jaipur's SMS hospital used meds to 'unexpectedly' cure 14 COVID-19 patients

Rajasthan's Chief Secretary of State D B Gupta tells us about the state's success in treating COVID-19

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Human ancestor Homo erectus older than previously thought: Study 

According to the study, the skull is dated to be two million years old, making it the most ancient fossil Homo erectus known, and pushing back evidence of the first appearance of the species 

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Amidst the lockdown, this NGO is distributing relief material in the slums of Ganjam and Bhubaneswar

VIEWS is an NGO which is distributing food baskets and hygiene kits so that those living in the slum areas in Bhubaneswar and Ganjam don't face the brunt of the severe lockdown implemented in Odisha

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Born during lockdown, Raipur twins named 'Corona' and 'Covid' 

The names, they said, would remind them about all the hardships they conquered amid the lockdown, ahead of successful delivery on the intervening night of March 26-27

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Modi asks people to light up lamps on Sunday to display collective strength to defeat coronavirus 

In a video message of over 11 minutes, Modi also asked people to maintain the "lakshman rekha" of social distancing by staying indoors and not getting together in groups during the exercise

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How FICCI FLO is helping Bhubaneswar's migrant workers amidst lockdown

The focus of both the organisations is on the elderly, pregnant women, migrant workers, daily wage labourers and other vulnerable people in Odisha. They have reached out to over 1,000 people

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COVID-19 lockdown: Madras Uni asks faculty to go online with lectures on Skype, WhatsApp and Zoom

The University of Madras VC has urged its faculty to use suitable online teaching methods to help students amid the Coronavirus lockdown

Disruption in routine affects children with autism

World Autism Day: What's life in a lockdown like for people with autism?

Vidya Anand, whose 15-year-old has autism, shares how the lockdown affects their mental state and the challenges of creating a sense of routine and normalcy  

Praveen Kumar with the dogs in his shelter

Lockdown tales: This Bengaluru man runs an animal shelter and feeds at least 70 strays every day

Praveen Kumar runs an animal shelter in Bengaluru talks to us about the troubles that he's been facing since the lockdown began and how he makes it a point to serve animals on the streets

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COVID-19: Study reveals mindfulness app may help address physician anxiety, burnout

Researchers have worked to address these conditions with a smartphone-app mindfulness training program called Unwinding Anxiety

The story was out on Thursday

This Chennai author's new story talks about two people who fall in love during the COVID-19 pandemic

Author Vibha Batra's latest short story is titled 'My Corona Love Story'. An e-book version of this is available on the juggernaut app

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Tamil Nadu guarantees 50% off-take of drugs, ventilators production

The measures were announced to meet the increased demand for the above items to treat the increasing Coronavirus infected persons in the state

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Can't get enough of TikTok? YouTube 'Shorts' is Google's answer to the short-video app

Shorts will allow people to upload brief videos into a feed inside the mobile app, much like TikTok, and take advantage of licensed music that YouTube Music has in its catalogue

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Here's why you must watch the YouTube videos created by this Kannada med student in China 

This Indian origin medical student in China has posted some of the interesting videos about COVID-19 on his YouTube channel

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Get your kids to learn the fine art of writing on author Nandini Nayar's online masterclass

The well-known children's author is conducting a masterclass in writing online and is inviting all children to join. A few of her other books are Where is Amma?, The Great River Magic and so on

Avishi's grandfather wearing one of the ADK masks

This fashion start-up in Delhi is creating cool COVID masks out of scrapped fabric saved over the last year 

Avishi Dayal Kalra's ADK reuses their wasted cloth to be recreated into medical masks in light of the shortage following the Coronavirus outbreak

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This Yogi can stop Corona: Vizag inventor's mask with silicone seal lock will stick to you like no other 

The mask is the brainchild of the expert from Vishakhapatnam, Ramaseshu Botu, who has designed and patented over 12 unique respirators, masks and air purifiers, Yogi is the most ultimate mask ever

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Kerala cops develop an app to detect COVID-19 hotspots in case of community spread

The app will have features to alert the users to find the nearest Corona-confirmed patient. The functioning of the app will be somewhat similar to the ones that detect speed cameras fixed on roadside

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They heart home: Lessons from parents who homeschooled their kids even before this lockdown

We asked the parents of three homeschooled children about how their little ones are surviving the lockdown

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JNU student kicked in the face by guards for trying to leave campus with warden's permission during lockdown

But the security officers were not the only one at fault. The student provoked them saying that he will cough on them if they touched him. But did that warrant violence?

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World autism awareness day: A day in the life of an autistic child

How is a usual day like for an autistic child? Based on parental accounts, we paint a picture for you

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World Autism Awareness Day: How this Puducherry school uses technology to make learning easier for their students

Chitra Shah of Satya Special School tells us how and why technology can help autistic children in communication and in their daily routine

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IIT Madras' Digital Skills Academy launches new cybersecurity course to help secure companies, professionals from data breaches

'Certified Cyber Warrior' course in cybersecurity is being offered to Government, Police/Security professionals, PSUs IT Service Managers and more to protect sensitive information

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Karnataka cancels final exams for Classes 7-9, 10 and 12 exams after April 14

The Education Minister stated that they will announce class X board exams time-table and date for pending class XII exam after April 14 depending on the situation of COVID-19 cases in the state

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COVID-19: Assam students' bodies urge people who attended the Markaz congregation to come out of hideouts, get tested

Altogether 456 people from Assam had attended the Nizamuddin Markaz congregation, of which 68 have not returned yet

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COVID-19: IIT-Guwahati alumni startup deploys drones to disinfect public spaces

Marut Dronetech is working with the Telangana government and departments across the state to deploy drones for public safety applications, IIT Guwahati said in a statement on Thursday

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COVID-19: Students from IITs, IIMs collaborate to help stranded workers, migrants hit by lockdown

The group, which has over 700 student volunteers, has launched a toll free helpline where people can call for help and the team would coordinate with NGOs to ensure the requirement is fulfilled

Dr Suman Kapur

This BITS Pilani prof has formulated a mouthwash that might help you avoid getting COVID-19. Here's how

Dr Suman Kapur, a senior professor at the institute has formulated the mouthwash and said it is based on FSSAI-approved nutraceuticals obtained from plant extracts 

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This human-shaped robot by IIT, AIIMS alumni can sterilise spaces to restrict COVID-19 spread. Here's how

According to the innovators, the device Airlens Minus Corona's power lies in electrifying water droplets to kill the novel Coronavirus

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Increase in online child sexual abuse due to pandemic, parents asked to track children's internet usage

A report released by Europol, stated that there is an increase of online activity by those who are seeking child abuse material

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This special educator discusses upsides and downsides of tech while teaching an autistic child  

A Kochi-based psychologist and special educator with more than two decades of experience, Seema is also the co-founder of an advocacy group called Together We Can

The illustrator has made an artistic guide for those struggling with the lockdown

How Ms Alwar's illustrations on Instagram can help you  handle your mental health during the COVID-19 lockdown

Sangeetha Alwar believes that people should be allowed to cope with the outbreak and its after-effects in their own way without being pressurised to do too much

IIHM, Hyderabad campus. Credit: IIHM site

International Institute of Hotel Management first hospitality college to launch online classes for students

Within two days of the announcement, IIHM was the first hospitality education institution to put in place the online classes schedule where teachers, can take lessons through video conferencing

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Here's why this speech language therapist vouches for apps, to an extent, to teach autistic kids

World Autism Awareness Day is observed on April 2. It is an internationally recognised day to spread awareness about autism. About one in 100 children in India under age 10 has autism, a study says  

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We fought Nipah, we'll fight this too: How Kerala's medicos are fighting COVID-19 without fear

Med students and interns from Kerala tell us how they're equipped with proper safety gear and how the authorities are prepped up to fight the virus

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Unprecedented food crisis: Think tank's study warns that India may be hit by famine, post war on COVID-19

The Kejriwal government has announced relief measures for the vulnerable strata of the society but are the promises being fulfilled?

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International team of researchers issues new guidelines on caring for ICU patients with COVID-19

The panel of 36 experts, with six from McMaster, telescoped what would have been more than a year of work into less than three weeks

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UP varsity student commits suicide due to cash crunch

The deceased Kapil Joshi was a student of Bundelkhand University (BU) and a resident of Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand

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Lockdown: Teachers roped in to trace migrant workers in Gujarat

Lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus has turned into a humanitarian crisis as it resulted in the exodus of migrant workers, who have lost their jobs 

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Australian scientists start testing potential COVID-19 vaccines

They are also evaluating the best way to give the vaccine for better protection, including an intra-muscular injection and innovative approaches like a nasal spray

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This Kerala college syllabus is getting flak for teaching students that 'Homosexuality is a character flaw'

Queer activists are calling out a value education textbook published by St Berchmans College, Changanacherry

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Gandhian Collective to organise day-long fast-from-home in support of people hit by lockdown

The participants will be observing the fast in their own respective homes and with family members who are healthy and will be speaking up for a plethora of causes

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TN medical students asked to stay on demand salary, certificates, postponement of MRB exam to work in COVID-19 wards

The Association also pointed out that the extension would cause several delays with regard to their certification and preparations for exams and other career plans  

P Jayaprakash with his autorickshaw at Gudalur in the Nilgiris distric

Auto driver turns good samartitan and offers free ride to patients in Gudalur

The 51-year-old helps the patients at Government Gudalur Hospital by dropping and ferrying them free of cost

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8,882 school teachers become jobless in Tripura

The state government filed an online application for urgent hearing on a petition seeking the apex court's direction for an providing an alternative employment 

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Online doctor consultation sees a boost as hospital OPDs remain closed during lockdown

In India, OPD services of hospitals have been suspended in an attempt to break the chain of transmission of COVID-19

Professor BS Murty, Director, IIT Hyderabad proposed the idea to the government

IIT Hyderabad Director B.S Murty calls for adopting alternatives to Ventilators like ‘Bag Valve Mask’

The mask is already in consideration in other countries, it is portable and could be used in villages without power supply and is inexpensive enough to be manufactured in bulk

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In heartening gesture, students, samaritans and security guards keep feeding Anna University's stray dogs during lockdown

Now with no students, there can be no canteens, which means the dogs are left hungry. But not the ones at Anna University, who have these people to thank for their daily bread...uh...dog food

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Here's how Harry Potter helped the Govt underline importance of staying indoors to fight COVID-19

With the post, the Government has tried to educate netizens about the importance of staying indoors as a precautionary measure to combat the spread of COVID-19

Masks are being advised all over the world

COVID-19: Srinagar residents make own masks, PPE to battle shortage of protective gear

Aayat Tanweer (10), a resident of Karan Nagar area of the city here, not only turned to mask making, but also made a video tutorial on how to make them

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With no way home, DU students return to hostels without food, water or electricity

The girls tried to go back to the hostel when they had nowhere else to go. But the authorities were not only reluctant to let them in but also threatened to take disciplinary action

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This app can trace users who have come in contact with a positive COVID-19 patient. Here's how

The DROR app processes information based on machine learning and an artificial intelligence-based algorithm. It informs the users of their social distancing score in real-time

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This deep learning-based AI system can empower doctors in diagnosing skin diseases

Skin diseases are common, but it is not always easy to visit a dermatologist quickly or distinguish malignant from benign conditions

Oxyfind allows doctors and patients to connect using QR codes placed at convenient locations

This start-up in Assam allows patients to book doctor's appointments through just QR codes

Want to avoid long queues at hospitals? Worried about the one-metre distancing? Oxyfind has solutions to all of your COVID-19 conundrums

The face shields given to frontline workers at CMCH (Pic: Vigneshwaran)

This Kovai start-up has 3D printed about 1800 face shields to help medical workers tide over shortage during COVID-19 crisis

Virtual Frontier Robotics Private Limited started manufacturing the face shields to give additional protection. The masks are advisable for frontline workers

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National Commission for Women assures stranded students of helping them get home

On Tuesday, Sharma also held a meeting with NCW members to discuss the matter and assured the students that they would be able to help those who are stranded

Jamia Millia Islamia University

Jamia Millia Islamia to conduct programme to equip faculty with online teaching tools

The varsity's vice-chancellor on Wednesday wrote to faculty members about organising a seven-session JMI-Online Faculty Development programme

COVID-19 has left many in distress. Credit: TNIE

Puducherry unit of BJP urges govt to bear tuition fee expenses of all govt, pvt school students

BJP state president V Saminathan in a statement said that the government should write off the electricity and water tariff for the next three months as well

Anand Teltumbde

Over 300 IIT alumni, students, profs extend support to soon-to-be-jailed academic Anand Teltumbde

Members of the pan-IIT community - faculty, scientists, researchers, students and alumni issued a joint statement condemning the actions of the state 'in their individual capacities'  

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Over 200 courses moved online by FLAME University, 100 faculty to conduct classes

A Digital Learning Task Force was formed to train and support faculty members to transition to conducting courses online

Ramayan started re-airing earlier this week

DD's 'Ramayan' triggers off feminism debate on Twitter

The discussion over the past 24 hours or so has taken a gender-based turn with some viewers calling out queen Kaikeyi for hurling abuses at her maid Manthara

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Study finds that Pilates significantly improves blood pressure in young, obese women

Though it is well-documented that exercise is a key factor in preventing and managing cardiovascular health problems, obese women tend not to maintain traditional workout routines

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Study links brain function changes to genetic risk in ADHD diagnosis

In the study, researchers focused their imaging analyses on selected brain regions, looking specifically at the communication between those regions and the rest of the brain in children with the diagn

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Here's why every parent should check out Timios' healthy, age-appropriate snacks for children

Timios' Co-Founder Aswani Chaitanya tells Shreesha Ghosh why it is important for children to develop the correct dietary habits at an early age

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Facebook expands Community Help feature for COVID-19 efforts

The social networking giant is starting to roll it out in the US, the UK, France, Australia and Canada in the next few days