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Study says that COVID-19 lockdowns worsen childhood obesity

The study, published in April in Obesity, examined 41 overweight children under confinement throughout March and April in Verona, Italy

Published on 4th June 2020
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Here's how this 20-year-old's NGO Khoon is saving lives by making sure blood reaches a patient at the right time

Ever found yourself in dire need of blood for a loved one? No? Then, thank your lucky stars. But if you have, then you will certainly understand the importance of NGOs like Khoon. We find out more

Published on 3rd June 2020
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AHA! Time to go online: How summer camps have found a place in online learning

The co-founder of aha! education speaks about their free online summer classes that have proven to be a big hit among the bored kids stuck in India's lockdown

Published on 3rd June 2020
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COVID-19: Mamata Banerjee urges Centre to provide Rs 10,000 aid to each migrant worker

Earlier, PM-CARES (Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations) Fund Trust allocated Rs 3,100 crore for the fight against COVID-19

Published on 3rd June 2020
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How 18-year-old Sanjana Dixit started a menstrual movement that has distributed 1.2 lakh pads to women in need

Based out of Bengaluru, Sanjana started Rutuchakra and through it, she conducts effective workshops on menstrual hygiene and she also ensures that even boys and men are part of the conversations 

Published on 2nd June 2020
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COVID-19 could be seasonal illness with a higher risk in winter: Study

The study, published in the journal Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, has found an association between lower humidity and an increase in locally acquired positive cases

Published on 2nd June 2020
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Gujarat Forensic Sciences University calls for stepping up DNA evidence ‘collect & test' in India to combat expected surge in rapes post-lockdown

Taking note of the expected surge in crime after the COVID-19 lockdown, the initiative aims at equipping first-line responders in criminal investigation with a clear understanding of DNA evidence

Published on 2nd June 2020
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Give a missed call, listen to a great Indian story over the phone. Here's how 

Bengaluru-based Pratham Books' Missed Call Do, Kahaani Suno campaign has already successfully charmed one lakh children across India and it hopes that it will reach many other kids as well  

Published on 1st June 2020
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Here's how Hyderabad's TechieRide is making the world a better place, one social issue at a time

Hyderabad-based TechieRide might have started off as a carpooling initiative, but today, they do something for everybody, be it education, tribal welfare and now, even COVID-19 relief activities  

Published on 1st June 2020
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Here's how Sitansu Mishra's Jobskul is making placements in colleges more effective

Jobskul is based on the model of 'Hire, train and deploy' implemented on their aggregator platform and operate pan-India. Their team provides skilled manpower to industries as per the requirement 

Published on 1st June 2020
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Lockdown 5.0: In 'exit plan,' positive sign for Metro, malls and restaurants

From June 1, municipal corporations would decide if residential colonies, mohallas, municipal wards or police-station areas, municipal zones, towns could be designated as containment zones

Published on 29th May 2020
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One lakh grant alloted to encourage students to start dialogue on environment in Srinagar 

The project comprises multiple components, ranging from soil and moisture conservation to plantation to environmental education in schools

Published on 29th May 2020
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How this Chennai architect is getting the youth to express ideologies through her Postcard Project

Initially, the project started with just 25 people from different backgrounds and they used postcards as their medium to express their beliefs or ideologies through it. We find out more

Published on 29th May 2020
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Faculty cry foul at Illegal encroachment, demolition inside St Stephen's College campus

The members of the governing body also said that the construction activities violate the social distancing norms and that the construction must be stopped immediately

Published on 27th May 2020
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Health officials in Belgium are now advising against the use of hydroxychloroquine 

The announcement came after the World Health Organization said it would temporarily drop hydroxychloroquine from its global study into experimental COVID-19 treatments

Published on 27th May 2020

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