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Here's how this Chennai NGO is helping mentally-challenged persons to live independently within communities

Porkodi Palaniappan's organisation works towards creating inclusive societies where neighbours, friends and others help persons with mental health problems live their own, independent lives

Published on 27th April 2020
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Naukri.com offers free services to critical industries, job seekers under the Step-Up initiative to help amid lockdown

Since its inception in 1997, Naukri.com has seen continuous growth while outperforming its competitors in every sphere. Info Edge was the first internet company to be listed in India

Published on 27th April 2020
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Millions of children at risk with immunisation services disrupted amid COVID-19 pandemic: UN

Even before the Coronavirus pandemic, measles, polio and other vaccines were out of reach for 20 million children below the age of one every year, the UN Children's Fund said

Published on 27th April 2020
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La Trobe University supports its students amidst the pandemic by offering AUD 12 Million

La Trobe has also introduced more flexible online study options for prospective students and created additional start dates

Published on 25th April 2020
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eGov Foundation launches COVID-19 e-Pass platform for movement of essential goods and service providers 

The pass is delivered to the applicant in pdf and SMS with an instruction to carry a valid photo ID. State Nodal Officers will work with police authorities for verification and validation of the e-Pas

Published on 25th April 2020
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This man from Cuttack rescues snakes and feeds stray dogs every day, despite the lockdown. This is his story

Suvendu Swain gets six to seven calls for snake rescues every day and he heeds each and every one of them. He has even started feeding stray dogs in many areas, which is his latest initiative  

Published on 25th April 2020
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UNICEF warns over lack of life-saving vaccines for kids

Most countries had suspended mass polio immunization campaigns and 25 countries had postponed mass measles immunization campaigns, the UNICEF said

Published on 25th April 2020
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With a Coronavirus- related economic recession approaching, are we doing enough to stop fraud

The latest figures from Action Fraud show a 400 per cent increase in Coronavirus-related cybercrime and fraud since mid-February

Published on 24th April 2020
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Chennai education activist slams colleges holding online classes in letter to MHA, MHRD and UGC

Prince Gajendra Babu writes that education is a social activity and learning is not possible without human interaction and that it cannot be confined to text books or study material or online teaching

Published on 24th April 2020
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CISF goes online during lockdown, launches 'e-office' app for movement of files

The CISF is the national civil aviation security force with 63 airports under its cover and it also guards the Delhi Metro and other vital infrastructure in the aerospace and nuclear domain

Published on 24th April 2020
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Move over Zoom, hello Sync: NIT Rourkela students develop a Made in India video-conferencing app that can compete with Zoom

Named Sync, the developers claim that the application has none of the security concerns that Zoom does. The team that developed this app intends to offer it for free to educational institutions

Published on 24th April 2020
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IIIT-Hyderabad to conduct 2020 spring semester completely online, do away with final exams

IIIT-Hyderabad director Prof P.J. Narayanan said this strategy was adopted to conclude the semester quickly to remove the cloud of the lockdown

Published on 23rd April 2020
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Academicians request PM to recruit science graduates, use biology labs to fight COVID-19 

A letter in this regard signed by more than 600 scientists, professors and research scholars across the country was sent to the Prime Minister

Published on 22nd April 2020
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Deakin University allocates AUD 25 mn in hardship support for international students

The University has taken several measures to ensure that international students may continue to achieve their study goals during this time

Published on 22nd April 2020
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Closure of edu institutes to hit girls the worst, will lead to increased gender gap, drop out rates: UNESCO

Refugee girls at secondary level are only half as likely to enrol as their male peers. We are only beginning to understand the economic impacts of COVID-19, experts say

Published on 22nd April 2020

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