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US researchers design low-cost plastic face shields to battle shortage of PPEs

The face shiels help in protecting the eyes and prevent contamination of N95 masks worn by the frontline workers

Published on 5th April 2020
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Survey suggests that people feel 50-80% of COVID-19 news stories on social media are fake

The respondents said that they knew it was fake after they saw an official clarification or correction from a government source

Published on 5th April 2020
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Melbourne University reserachers find risk of armed conflict higher after climate-related disasters

According to the researchers from the University of Melbourne, the risk for armed conflict is higher after a climate-related disaster

Published on 5th April 2020
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JNU students accuse security guard of misbehaviour and being drunk during duty

The students say that the incident occurred on Friday night when they stepped out of the hostel gate to feed strays

Published on 4th April 2020
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This app can help manage anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic

'PanicMechanic' uses the camera on a cell phone to measure the body's panic response, using an approach similar to photoplethysmography

Published on 4th April 2020
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ABVP apologises for abusive post on FB about Jadavpur University students, lauds them for feeding the poor

The right-wing students' group put up a post on their Facebook page recently stating that the previous post from the ABVP page was by an "unscrupulous miscreant with the page access, to cause chaos"

Published on 4th April 2020
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Research scholars in Kerala asked to donate a month's stipend to CM's Relief Fund as COVID-19 relief

The Fellowship Challenge has come up right after Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan reintroduced the salary challenge

Published on 4th April 2020
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Declaring war on fake news: Hariharan and his band of celebs have a new lockdown track for you

Led by Hariharan, the band also has Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, playback singer Roop Kumar Rathod, celebrity chef Ranveer Brar and nine others

Published on 4th April 2020
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This website by two young professionals in Kolkata is creating hope in the 'Times of Corona'. Here's how

The website 'The Times of Corona' was launched recently by two youngsters in Kolkata. The platform aims to create, educate, share and empathise in the time of distress

Published on 3rd April 2020
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AI can predict Coronavirus patients' risk, their need for ventilators or intensive care

Although the models will not be used as a basis for treating individual patients, they will be used as a planning tool that can still make a big difference for hospital staff

Published on 3rd April 2020
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New US-based study reveals most people consider becoming vegetarian for their health

The results showed that the main motivation for nonvegetarians to consider being vegetarian is their health, with environmental and animal rights motives being less common

Published on 3rd April 2020
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Oxford University Press India offers free online access to its educational resources on Coronavirus

OUP will also support the teacher fraternity by providing them with free online access to its online teacher training modules and webinars

Published on 3rd April 2020
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Technical supervisor from Chandigarh University designs trolley to distribute food among needy while maintaining 'social distance'

The trolley can handle 30 kg of food at one time and is useful to maintain the necessary precautions while distributing the food

Published on 3rd April 2020
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Human ancestor Homo erectus older than previously thought: Study 

According to the study, the skull is dated to be two million years old, making it the most ancient fossil Homo erectus known, and pushing back evidence of the first appearance of the species 

Published on 3rd April 2020
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COVID-19 lockdown: Madras Uni asks faculty to go online with lectures on Skype, WhatsApp and Zoom

The University of Madras VC has urged its faculty to use suitable online teaching methods to help students amid the Coronavirus lockdown

Published on 2nd April 2020

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