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DU's Ambedkar Ganguly hostel fires 19 of its sanitation workers, allegedly without prior notice

The sanitation workers had previously issued a statement which said that the administration had ceased paying their salaries amid the pandemic

 

Published on 3rd August 2020
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This Chennai NGO has created a 640 sqft cloth mask banner outside Ripon Building to spread COVID-19 awareness

The huge close mask banner will be displayed until July 30, following which it will be shifted to a more suitable place where it will be less susceptible to wear and tear

Published on 28th July 2020
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IIT Hyderabad incubated start-up provides lithium batteries to healthcare companies for mass production of ventilators

The Electric Vehicle Firm, incubated by IIT Hyderabad, has provided batteries to a company that has designed ventilators for mass production as well as to another Robotic Healthcare Tech Company

Published on 27th July 2020
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Avoid large gatherings on Independence Day, invite those recovered: Centre tells states

In an advisory, the Home Ministry said COVID-19 warriors like doctors, health and sanitation workers should be invited in the ceremony as a recognition of their noble service 

Published on 24th July 2020
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Vels University launches Vels free education scheme for children of Corona warriors

The scheme will provide an opportunity for students to pursue higher education in any of the fifty undergraduate courses offered at Vels University

Published on 21st July 2020
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A novel panacea for a pandemic in urban areas: An isolation modelling approach

The criticality of this solution is the fact that without strict isolation in place and having just intermittent curfew, it would be experiencing a sine curve activity of cases decreasing temporarily

Published on 20th July 2020
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NIT develops multipurpose sanitising device to disinfect packed food items, currency

According to a statement from NIT, it can sanitise packed food items and disinfect currency notes and credit cards besides sanitising papers, files, used masks and gloves, keys etc

Published on 10th July 2020
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Ecosystem degradation can raise the risk of pandemics, says new research

According to the researchers, disease risk cannot be dissociated from ecosystem conservation and natural resource security

Published on 29th June 2020
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At least 40% countries failed to support learners at risk during COVID-19 crisis: UNESCO report

The annual report's fourth edition also pointed out that less than 10 per cent of countries across the world have laws that help ensure full inclusion in education

Published on 24th June 2020
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This IIT grad quit his cushy job abroad to start a school for tribal children in Assam's Majuli

Bipin Dhane, an IIT Kharagpur graduate, quit his job in Singapore to contribute towards the education sector. He set up the Hummingbird School in Assam's Majuli island to teach Mising tribe children

Published on 23rd June 2020
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Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyaan: PM Modi launches employment scheme for migrant workers

Underlining that migrant workers were always in the Centre's thoughts during the lockdown, the Prime Minister said it is an endeavour of his government that workers get jobs near their home

Published on 20th June 2020
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These youngsters are raising funds to help underprivileged children restart their education, post COVID

We took a look at four fundraising campaigns that are helping the underprivileged restart their education in a post-COVID world

Published on 8th June 2020
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IIT Guwahati start-up develops tunnel that can disinfect you in seven seconds for just Rs 2

This innovation can be used in hospitals, office buildings, residential societies, food markets, school, colleges, bus stands, cinema halls, malls, and more

Published on 3rd June 2020
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How Jyothirgamaya Foundation fights for accessibility and champions disability rights

Tiffany Brar, a 29-year-old visually-impaired social activist set up the organisation in 2012 with a grand vision to train visually impaired children in important life and vocational skills

Published on 3rd June 2020
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This portable spittoon converts your spit into biodegradable waste within a few seconds and can cut COVID spread

EzySpit – the world’s first-of-its-kind mobile spittoon converts your spit into biodegradable waste in semi-solid form. We find out more

Published on 29th May 2020

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