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Shilpa Kumar

Why this young doctor decided to quit the city and work in a PHC in a remote Himachal Pradesh village

Dr Kumar always wanted to serve and learn from on-ground experiences before she went on to get more degrees. Now she works at one of the coolest places in the country

Published on 31st October 2020
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Why this Bengaluru artist's comics on political issues with a hint of satire is a hit on social media

Aravinda Tegginamath started ButtSir Comics on social media during the lockdown and it has already become quite popular among the masses. We find out why

Published on 27th October 2020
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India needs to fix domestic issues, economy to face the world with more credibility: Shashi Tharoor at UN

The former Union minister said he has always argued that India's international credibility is often a reflection of its domestic postures

Published on 23rd October 2020
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AP schools to reopen from Nov 2: Classes only on alternate days, online classes for students unwilling to attend

Students will be sent home after mid-day meals, which will be served from November. The reopening of schools was planned in accordance with the central government's guidelines

Published on 21st October 2020
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Call of the wild: Batman Rohit Chakravarty has made it possible for human ears to listen to bat calls. This is how he does it

This 29-year-old chiropterologist is currently pursuing his PhD in Berlin and before that, he was in Uttarakhand recording bat calls and programming it so that human ears could hear them
 

Published on 19th October 2020
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How Vocal For Local Toys shares the work of traditional toymakers for a newer generation

Pete Jaison speaks about the website he set up in an attempt to revive the age-old Indian tradition of toy-making and how he is working with artisans to preserve the culture

Published on 19th October 2020
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Poor diet top contributor to heart disease deaths globally, finds study

Tobacco use ranked as the fourth highest contributor to ischaemic heart disease deaths in men but only seventh in women

Published on 16th October 2020
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First lesson taught in Pak schools: Hindus are 'kafirs', Jews enemies of Islam

Any student or teacher who tries to protest or express his opinion is accused of committing blasphemy. Last year, a Pakistani court sentenced a university lecturer to death for blasphemy

Published on 16th October 2020
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How this 26-year-old from Pune is procuring low-cost tabs for government school students to study during the pandemic

Pune-based Ankit Virdi launched EduReach India in August to help further his mission. And currently, he has targetted two schools in Pune whose students he will help with the funds he receives 

Published on 15th October 2020
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Chandigarh University bags first rank in India for filing the highest number of patents in a year

As per the Intellectual Property India annual report released by Government of India, in the overall patents filing category, 27 Indian Institute of Technology have collectively filed 557 patents

Published on 14th October 2020
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Scientists reveal the potential of swine coronavirus jumping from animals to people 

The scientists conducted lab tests to assess the potential threat from SADS-CoV to people, and found that the virus efficiently replicates in human liver and gut cells, as well as airway cells

Published on 14th October 2020
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Scientifically and ethically problematic: WHO debunks idea of herd immunity to beat COVID-19

Herd immunity is achieved by protecting people from a virus not by exposing them to it, said WHO Director General Tedros Ghbreseysus

Published on 13th October 2020
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Nearly 10% of the world population infected with COVID-19, says WHO

The WHO has submitted a list of experts to take part in an international mission to China to investigate the origin, for consideration by Chinese authorities

Published on 7th October 2020
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AI can detect Coronavirus in lungs like a virtual physician, finds US-based study

The study, recently published in Nature Communications, shows the new technique can also overcome some of the challenges of current testing

Published on 1st October 2020
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Trump administration must aggressively expand visas for foreign STEM talent: Congressional Report

The US must recognise this immigration shortfall by aggressively expanding visas for STEM talent, said the report

Published on 1st October 2020

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