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Covid Second Wave

Odisha District Ropes In Folk Artists To Dispel Covid Vaccination Hesitancy Among People

Aug 08, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Folk dance groups, with limited artists, stage their performances in villages across the district raising awareness among the people and appealing to them to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour.

Himachal HC Seeks Details On Covid Orphans, Measures For Migrant Workers, Tourists

Aug 05, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

‘More stringent measures would be taken by the State in the coming days keeping in mind the prevailing situation,’ the government’s counsel told the Court.

Covid Second Wave Not Over Yet, 8 States Log R-Value Higher Than 1: Govt

The R-value or reproductive value of Covid-19, which reflects the severity of the virus' spread, is more than one in eight states including Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Criticism Against Kerala’s Covid Management Unwarranted: Virologist Shahid Jameel

Aug 01, 2021 Preetha Nair

Renowned virologist and former INSACOG chief Shahid Jameel says that Kerala is ahead of many states in conducting tests and detecting Covid-19 cases.

Himachal Pradesh: Covid Spike Creates Fresh Disquiet As Schools Reopen On Aug 2

‘The Corona has not gone,’ said Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur after returning from flash-flood affected areas of Lahaul-Spiti

31 July, 2021

Centre: Districts With Over 10% Covid Positivity Must Consider Strict Curbs

Outlook Web Bureau

The Centre has also urged the states to ramp up their testing for detection of Covid-19.

29 July, 2021

Kerala Covid Spike: Weekend Lockdown Extended, Govt Sends Six-Member Team To Help

Outlook Web Bureau

The central team will reach Kerala Friday and visit some districts reporting a high positivity rate.

29 July, 2021

Covid Tally: India Logs 43,509 Infections As Cases Rise For Second Consecutive Day

Outlook Web Bureau

The death toll climbed to 4,22,662 with 640 fresh fatalities.

29 July, 2021

ICMR Survey Finds Kerala Has Least Covid Antibodies, MP Tops

Outlook Web Bureau

ICMR sero survey has found that two-third of population surveyed in 11 states have coronavirus antibodies.

29 July, 2021

Kerala Records 22,056 Fresh Covid-19 Cases, 131 Deaths In 24 Hours

Outlook Web Bureau

The number of active cases in the state now stands at 1,49,534.

26 July, 2021

Delhi Metro Trains Run With Full Seating Capacity After Revised Covid Guidelines

Outlook Web Bureau

Even though there is no provision for standing travel for commuters, there have been some tweets, photos and videos going viral showing crowded carriage with people standing inside the train.

26 July, 2021

Odisha Schools Reopen For Students Of Classes 10, 12

Outlook Web Bureau

The government has decided to continue online classes and it is not mandatory for students to attend physical classes.

24 July, 2021

Delhi Metro, Buses To Run With Full Capacity From Monday, Cinema Halls Can Allow 50% Seating

Outlook Web Bureau

The Covid pandemic situation in Delhi seems to have been improving over the past few weeks, allowing the government to reopen the city in a phased manner.

24 July, 2021

Rajasthan Govt Forms Ministerial Committee To Reconsider Reopening Of Schools

Tabeenah Anjum

After making the announcement of the reopening of schools from August 02, the Rajasthan government has put the decision on hold for now.

22 July, 2021

Covid Deaths: Govt Rubbishes Reports Of Undercounting As 'Fallacious'

Outlook Web Bureau

Union Ministry of Health on Thursday refuted recent media reports alleging that the death toll in India due to Covid-19 was "vastly undercounted".

21 July, 2021

ICMR Guideline Prohibits States From Reporting Covid Deaths Due To Shortage Of Oxygen: Doctors’ Body

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Guidance for the appropriate recording of COVID-19 related deaths in India categorically mentions that Asphyxia, Respiratory arrest/Failure, and Respiratory Failure among others cannot be mentioned as a cause of death

21 July, 2021

Oxygen Deaths: Reality Is The Biggest Casualty In Govt Denial

Ruben Banerjee

No matter what the govt says, the oxygen crisis claimed lives. Denying it means we have not learnt lessons.

21 July, 2021

Oxygen Deaths: Rahul Gandhi's Tweet Criticising Govt Gets An Italian Response From Giriraj Singh

Outlook Web Desk

Union Minister Giriraj Singh replied to Rahul Gandhi in Italian after the latter criticised the government for claiming no oxygen shortage deaths were reported in the second wave.

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Congress leader Charanjit Singh Channi takes oath as Chief Minister of Punjab during the swearing-in ceremony, at Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh.

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Congress MP Rahul Gandhi greets new Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi after the latter takes the oath of office during a ceremony, at Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh. Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit is also seen.

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Congress leader Charanjit Singh Channi takes oath as Chief Minister of Punjab during the swearing-in ceremony, at Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh.

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan (L) and BJP State President VD Sharma (R) pose a group photograph with specially-abled people after donating them tricycles under 'Sewa and Samarpan' campaign in...

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Students attend a class at a government school in Prayagraj.

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Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

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Why School In ‘The Cloud’ Will Be Our New Normal

We can do anything with the Cloud. Buy and sell, eat, cook, get our clothes, houses, cars, watch movies, read books, listen to music, talk, write, communicate, ask, create, teach, learn, heal…. Schools must prepare children for this world.

Sep 12, 2021 Sugata Mitra