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Ecosystem degradation can raise the risk of pandemics, says new research

According to the researchers, disease risk cannot be dissociated from ecosystem conservation and natural resource security

Published on 29th June 2020
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At least 40% countries failed to support learners at risk during COVID-19 crisis: UNESCO report

The annual report's fourth edition also pointed out that less than 10 per cent of countries across the world have laws that help ensure full inclusion in education

Published on 24th June 2020
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This IIT grad quit his cushy job abroad to start a school for tribal children in Assam's Majuli

Bipin Dhane, an IIT Kharagpur graduate, quit his job in Singapore to contribute towards the education sector. He set up the Hummingbird School in Assam's Majuli island to teach Mising tribe children

Published on 23rd June 2020
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Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyaan: PM Modi launches employment scheme for migrant workers

Underlining that migrant workers were always in the Centre's thoughts during the lockdown, the Prime Minister said it is an endeavour of his government that workers get jobs near their home

Published on 20th June 2020
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These youngsters are raising funds to help underprivileged children restart their education, post COVID

We took a look at four fundraising campaigns that are helping the underprivileged restart their education in a post-COVID world

Published on 8th June 2020
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IIT Guwahati start-up develops tunnel that can disinfect you in seven seconds for just Rs 2

This innovation can be used in hospitals, office buildings, residential societies, food markets, school, colleges, bus stands, cinema halls, malls, and more

Published on 3rd June 2020
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How Jyothirgamaya Foundation fights for accessibility and champions disability rights

Tiffany Brar, a 29-year-old visually-impaired social activist set up the organisation in 2012 with a grand vision to train visually impaired children in important life and vocational skills

Published on 3rd June 2020
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This portable spittoon converts your spit into biodegradable waste within a few seconds and can cut COVID spread

EzySpit – the world’s first-of-its-kind mobile spittoon converts your spit into biodegradable waste in semi-solid form. We find out more

Published on 29th May 2020
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Manushi joins hands with UNICEF to promote menstrual hygiene 

Manushi, who runs her own initiative on menstrual hygiene ‘Project Shakti' that works across several states in India, said it is important to raise awareness on the critical issue

Published on 29th May 2020
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#AmphanCyclone: Here's how you can donate to relief funds to help cyclone-ravaged Bengal and Odisha

Students, local groups, NGOs, and people from around the world are providing financial support to West Bengal after the super cyclone pummeled through the state leaving behind a trail of destruction

Published on 22nd May 2020
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At least 19 million children at imminent risk due to Cyclone Amphan in India, Bangladesh: UNICEF 

The extremely severe cyclonic storm Amphan made landfall at Digha in West Bengal and Bangladesh on Wednesday, leaving a trail of destruction

Published on 21st May 2020
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Kailash Satyarthi, Dalai Lama among 88 Noble Laureates calling for allotment of 1 million USD to help children post COVID-19

India's 2014 Nobel Peace Laureate Satyarthi, calls for the governments to invest 20 per cent of their COVID-19 response to the poorest 20 per cent of humanity

Published on 19th May 2020
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Four years ago, this 10-year-old worked to make her village open defecation free. Today, she's a Corona warrior

We spoke to Manasa, a 10-year-old from Kolar, who is spreading awareness on COVID-19. Every day, she sets out to the neighbourhood, teaching people around her the importance of washing hands

Published on 18th May 2020
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Release pending scholarships ASAP: JNUSU writes to VC highlighting students' financial crisis

In a letter to the Vice-Chancellor, the JNUSU said that the fellowships have been on hold since November and most of them have not been disbursed since the previous semester

Published on 18th May 2020
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COVID19 pandemic becoming child rights crisis as 6,000 children could die daily: UNICEF 

As the coronavirus outbreak enters its fifth month, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) requested USD 1.6 billion to support its humanitarian response for children impacted by the pandemic

Published on 14th May 2020

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