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No Lockdown on Caste Atrocities: This book documents the crimes that even a social distanced pandemic could not prevent

The Dalit Human Rights Defenders Network has documented 60 of these crimes in a book titled ‘No Lockdown on Caste Atrocities: Stories of Caste Crimes during the COVID-19 Pandemic’

Published on 3rd March 2021
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This 26-year-old from Odisha recounts working at the world's largest refugee camp in Bangladesh during the lockdown

Baisali Mohanty hails from Odisha and currently, she works for the United Nations. She is also credited to have started the Oxford Odissi Centre while studying at Oxford. We listen in to her story...

Published on 23rd February 2021
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'Education budget slashed in two-thirds of poorer countries'

In comparison, only one-third of upper-middle and high-income countries have reduced their budgets, the report showed, adding that these budget cuts have been "relatively small thus far"

Published on 23rd February 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: Sixth death anniversary of Communist leader Govind Pansare who was shot dead 

In today's #TBT, we remember senior leader of the Communist Party of India Govind Pansare, who hailed from Kolhar in Maharashtra and how he was shot dead in broad daylight. Does this sound familiar?

Published on 20th February 2021
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UNICEF calls for the immediate release of children abducted by gunmen in Nigeria

In a statement, Peter Hawkins, a representative for UNICEF Nigeria, strongly condemned the attack and called for the children's safe return to their families

Published on 18th February 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: When ragging was declared a "human rights abuse in essence" by the Supreme Court

In today's #TBT, we take you back to the day when a stringent ruling against ragging was made by the Supreme Court of India in 2009. Also, today is International Day of Women and Girls in Science!

Published on 11th February 2021
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IIT Madras' student campaign is helping school girls explore unconventional careers like astronomy. Here's how

She Can, a campaign by the students of IIT Madras, was launched on January 3. It has reached out to almost 450 women until now. 

Published on 8th February 2021
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Finding peace in The Nook: Why this Indian writer from Bhutan started a weekly poetry newsletter in 2020

Riya writes for a living, but The Nook is a corner she has craved for herself and shares with her readers who seek solace

Published on 6th February 2021
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Aakash Ranison has set up three deathbeds using plastic waste drawn from the Ganga to remind us of our plastic woes

Climate change activist Aakash Ranison has set up deathbeds out of plastic obtained from River Ganga to create awareness among people. He had also created a marine cemetery on Kerala's Beypore beach

Published on 1st February 2021
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64 lakh kids to be administered polio drops during Karnataka's PPI programme

On Saturday, President Ram Nath Kovind had launched the first round of the Pulse Polio Programme for 2021 by administering polio drops to children

Published on 31st January 2021
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UN chief receives the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in New York

Guterres received a vaccine shot at Adlai E Stevenson High School in The Bronx, a few miles uptown from UN Headquarters in New York, according to a release published on the UN official website

Published on 29th January 2021
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India's vaccine production capacity is best asset world has today, says UN chief

The UN Chief also said that he hopes India will have all the instruments necessary to play a major role in making sure that a global vaccination campaign is made possible

Published on 29th 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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UNSC unable to address complex issues of international peace, security as it lacks inclusivity: India

India, along with Brazil, Japan and Germany are pressing for urgent reform of the UN Security Council and for a permanent seat in the reformed 15-member top organ of the world body

Published on 26th January 2021
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Dr Sunita Narain to speak on 'Gandhi and Cities’ in IIT Madras webinar on Republic Day

Recently, Narain has been appointed as a member of One Health Global Leaders Group on Anti-microbial Resistance which reports to the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Published on 22nd January 2021

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