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Kolkata's Adamas University launches special report '#AU Combats COVID' on how they altered teaching methods amid COVID-19

The report highlights how the university quickly and radically altered its teaching, learning, evaluating activities during this crisis. It also captures how they prioritised students' safety

Published on 19th May 2020
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The lockdown has hit Dharavi's artisans making totes for Chamar Studio hard. Here's how you can help

Chamar Studio was launched by an artist Sudheer Rajbhar in 2017. It employs the artisans from the Chamar caste in Dharavi

Published on 16th May 2020
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Young girls of shelter home hand over cheque to district collector as contribution to CMDRF

Earlier last month, the children had handed over a set of facemasks, including one with a personalised note of thanks addressed to the Collector

Published on 16th May 2020
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India could avoid 72 per cent of COVID-19 cases after lockdown by closing red light areas: Yale and Harvard study 

India can add 17 days of additional delay to the peak increasing hard-earned gains from the lockdown. Closing red light areas could reduce COVID-19 deaths by 63 per cent

Published on 16th May 2020
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World Bank approves $1 billion loan to support India's fight against COVID-19

A USD 1 billion support was announced last month towards immediate support to India's health sector. The multilateral lending agency is also dicussing assistance to MSMEs 

Published on 15th May 2020
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Hydroxychloroquine does not help treat patients with COVID-19, says new study

A randomised clinical trial published in the journal The BMJ shows that hospitalised patients with mild to moderate persistent COVID-19 who received hydroxychloroquine did not clear the virus quickly

Published on 15th May 2020
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Govt announces free foodgrain to migrants, concessional credit to farmers

As many as 2.5 crore farmers will be provided Rs 2 lakh crore of concessional credit through Kisan Credit Cards

Published on 14th May 2020
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COVID-19: Adidas announces the #HOMETEAMHERO challenge

For every hour of tracked activity, adidas will donate $1 to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization 

Published on 14th May 2020
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How crowdfunding platform Milaap mobilised Rs 90 Crore towards COVID relief via campaigns

More than 170,000 people from around the world had contributed towards COVID relief through the platform and this went towards relief ops

Published on 14th May 2020
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Your friendly neighbourhood dashboard 'Solve Ninja' has made access to local shops easier amid lockdown in Bengaluru

Reap Benefits, a social enterprise in Bengaluru has developed a neighbourhood dashboard that can easily help you find local shops, pharmacies, medical clinics, COVID-19 test centres amid the lockdown

Published on 14th May 2020
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At 10% of GDP, Modi's Atma-nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan ranks among the biggest in the world

But unlike the most relief packages announced globally, Rs 20 lakh crore is not entirely in new spending and includes Rs 1.7 lakh crore package the government had announced in March

Published on 13th May 2020
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IEEE Kerala organises virtual summit to help youth power through the COVID-19 crisis

The conversation that addressed the future of employment with key players from various industries contributed its proceeds towards the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund

Published on 11th May 2020
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COVID relief: IIT Gandhinagar is recharging the phones of migrant labourers, helping them stay in touch with families

The institute also joined hands with the Central Public Works Department and kickstarted a series of relief measures for the labourers

Published on 7th May 2020
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New Zealand Government ensures effective measures to support 51,000 international students

The measures include public healthcare and accommodation, relaxation of work rights and visa extensions  for international students undergoing a difficult time

Published on 5th May 2020
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UK rejects COVID-19 bailout package for universities, announces support measures 

The package of measures announced on Monday includes bringing forward 2.6 billion pounds in tuition fee payments

Published on 5th May 2020

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