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PM Narendra Modi on India's COVID-19 strategy: Need door-to-door COVID testing and surveillance in rural India

The Prime Minister asked for guidelines to be made available in easy language along with illustrations for home isolation and treatment in rural areas

Published on 15th May 2021
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This radio show is engaging rural children from Karnataka's villages who have no access to tech 

EarlySpark's Nityanand Channur, speaks about how they are keeping rural kids hooked to the radio through a storytelling programme called Katha Kalarava. This programme has become a hit among kids   

Published on 12th May 2021
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A task force in every district: Maharashtra government's efforts to protect orphaned children due to COVID

The task force will be headed by collectors and will comprise commissioners of civic bodies, police chiefs, rural health officials of the district

Published on 10th May 2021
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Welcome to Reason: In the regime of COVID, is labour the king? 

This rural development work, which is meant to provide some gainful employment to less educated or uneducated rural labourers, is now attracting PhDs and other postgraduates

Published on 8th May 2021
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These IIT Mandi researchers have invented a technique to easily identify ischemic strokes in patients 

Led by Dr Shubhajit Roy Chowdhury, the invention will make it easier for people in rural areas to choose the right medication and treatment method according to the type of stroke they suffer from

Published on 5th May 2021
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Reclaiming their roots: The fascinating story behind India’s first transgender-run milk cooperative

Seven months after the Manthithope Transgenders' Milk Producers' Cooperative in Tamil Nadu was inaugurated, we look at how it has helped the community carve out a space that they can call their own

Published on 23rd April 2021
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Study finds that businesses owned by women entrepreneurs in India may grow faster

According to the study, around 80 per cent of women, from semi urban and rural India, feel a significant improvement in their socio-economic and cultural status after starting an enterprise

Published on 16th April 2021
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Samsung to add smart classes in 80 more Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya

A majority of the new smart classes are being set up in remote rural districts like Kupwara in Jammu & Kashmir, Dahod in Gujarat, Sukma in Chhattisgarh, Darjeeling in West Bengal and Baksa in Assam

Published on 15th April 2021
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Nitin Gadkari at ThinkEdu: In two years, EVs will cost as much as petrol-run vehicles

At the year's virtual edition of ThinkEdu Conclave, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari spoke extensively about electric vehicles, rural India and where he wants to see the country. Read on to know more...

Published on 3rd April 2021
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With her start-up PinThread, here's how this 16-year-old is helping rural women in UP become financially independent

Sameera Jalan set up PinThread in June last year. She spoke to us about what they do and how they are helping rural women in UP to earn a living

Published on 31st March 2021
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Women in rural areas of Karnataka will soon learn self-defence at their village temples

If everything goes according to plan, girls and young women in rural areas will be learning self-defence and other courses at their village temples

Published on 30th March 2021
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Hailing from a village in AP, this 27-year-old rural entrepreneur has big plans for labourers

Radha S Jagarlamudi latest venture ensures that whether you need a carpenter, plumber, electrician or a maid, there is only one app that you will be turning to, Ladduu. This is the story behind it

Published on 10th March 2021
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CSC launches rural e-mobility programme to promote the use of electric vehicles

To promote the use of electric vehicles across India, CSC e-Governance Service Common Services India Ltd has launched Rural e-Mobility Programme whereby urging people to switch to electric vehicles

Published on 20th February 2021
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What could the Union Budget have done to make the lives of Dalit students better?

Under School Education, the NCDHR suggests 500 state of the art modern schools, inclusion cells in schools and appointment of SC, ST teachers in rural areas

Published on 17th February 2021
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Odisha nursing students demand reopening of college and hostel as many lack internet access

The students argued that online classes were not effective as 50 per cent of the 300 BSc nursing students belong to rural areas where there is poor or no internet connectivity

Published on 9th February 2021

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