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Union Budget 2021: Rs 35,000 crore investment for COVID-19 vaccines, 2 more expected

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her third budget this year at 11 pm. Amid the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the Finance Minister presented a paperless budget

Published on 1st February 2021
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Use of social media, online messaging apps linked to feeling of isolation during COVID-19

Some 86 per cent of the respondents reported that their use of videoconferencing tools increased during the pandemic

Published on 31st January 2021
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UN's World Food Programme tells India to ensure continuity of mid-day meal programme as schools reopen

A recent UN report presented evidence on the potential short and long-term negative effects of the disruption to school meal schemes during the COVID-19 pandemic globally

Published on 31st January 2021
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Manipur schools, colleges reopen with several COVID-19 safety procedures in place

The state cabinet had earlier taken the decision to reopen the schools from classes 9 to 12 from January 27, after they were closed for months owing to the COVID-19 pandemic

Published on 28th January 2021
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Cannes Film Festival postponed to July 2021 

Last year's edition was cancelled due to the pandemic and replaced by a low-key event in October, showcasing short films but without the A-list movie stars, directors and producers

Published on 28th January 2021
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Study links use of social media apps to feelings of isolation during COVID-19

According to a recent study, the use of online messaging and social media apps among Singapore residents has spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic

Published on 28th January 2021
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Auschwitz survivors across the world observe International Holocaust Remembrance Day online amid pandemic 

Many Holocaust survivors in the United States, Israel and elsewhere find themselves in a state of previously unimaginable isolation due to the pandemic

Published on 27th January 2021
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Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi Palaniswami unveils 'phoenix themed' memorial for Jayalalithaa at Marina Beach

Deputy Chief Minister, O Panneerselvam was also present at the event. All the ministers and other officials were seen wearing face masks in light of the COVID-19 pandemic

Published on 27th January 2021
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What the FAQ: Why do we celebrate Republic Day on Jan 26, what will be different this year?

With the farmers' rally set to enter Delhi on Republic Day, the ongoing pandemic crisis, we explain how the celebrations will be different this year

Published on 25th January 2021
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How hybrid learning can make way for more in-depth discussions in classes in a post-pandemic world 

The pandemic has taught the teachers digital skills and that will nor just disappear, said the panelists

Published on 23rd January 2021
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Self-development in lockdown: Survey shows how 50% of the workforce chose self-growth programmes online

With the growing reality of hybrid workplaces emerging as the new normal, the survey "Pivoting to the New Normal" was undertaken to comprehend the impact of a pandemic on development

Published on 22nd January 2021
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Budget 2021 with Kautilya: Nirmala Sitharaman shouldn't offset big bang lockdown with big bang budget

No fiscal policy reform can help India instantly jump back from the jolt that the pandemic has dealt, said Indermit Singh Gill

Published on 21st January 2021
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Association of Private Schools put up posters of 'no fees-no exams' outside schools in Moradabad

The President of the Association further stated that the school fees were not paid until December last year amid the pandemic

Published on 21st January 2021
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How Karnataka's Mitti Cafe served over 6 lakh meals to the homeless during COVID-19 lockdown

Mitti Cafe has plans of expanding to Chenna, Mumbai and Hyderabad. We find out how they have been dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic and more

Published on 20th January 2021
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After the pandemic, education will never be the same again: PP Mathur, BGU's new VC

Prof (Dr) Premendu P Mathur, Vice-Chancellor of Birla Global University (BGU), Bhubaneswar shares his thoughts on various topics including online education, pandemic, research and a lot more 
 

Published on 20th January 2021

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