Amid Lockdown, Engineer, Graduates Work Under MGNREGA In Madhya Pradesh

Sachin Yadav is working for a MGNREGA project of digging a pond in Gowadi village (Representational) Indore: The coronavirus outbreak and the resultant economic slowdown has forced an engineer and 15 graduates from Khargone in Madhya Pradesh to work in a Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) project, a scheme originally envisaged for […]

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Why social distance and wearing mask is important? A new study on cough droplets finds out

A mathematical model has revealed that respiratory droplets travel between eight to 13 feet before evaporating or escaping, in a new study on the coronavirus disease. The researchers include scientists from Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru. The research has been published in the journal Physics of Fluids. Since the beginning of the pandemic, […]

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“India’s Painful Shecession”: Coronavirus Impact Worsens Gender Gap

Women represent 49% of India’s population yet contribute only 18% to its economic output. Women around the world have been hurt financially by the coronavirus outbreak, but the situation in India is more precarious for them than almost anywhere else. For women in India already suffer from a wide gender gap in employment, wages and […]

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Airbus Extends Furloughs For 5,300 Employees To Tackle COVID-19 Fallout

The coronavirus pandemic has led to a global airline crisis European planemaker Airbus SE said on Friday it is extending furlough programs for 5,300 of its employees in Spain and the United Kingdom in its latest effort to cope with the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. “This will be effective from 20th May till 30th […]

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Pakistan records highest single-day Covid-19 cases; minister says tally could reach 12 lakh by July end

A minister in Pakistan has said that the number of coroanvirus disease cases in the country could reach up to 12 lakh by the end of July. “We’re in mid-June and our cases have reached approximately 1,50,000. It saddens me to say that based on our current trajectory, experts have projected that our cases could […]

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‘Must know what it did right’: Pak journalist praises UP’s handling of Covid-19 crisis

The coronavirus disease preparation of Uttar Pradesh government has received appreciation from a Pakistan journalist. Fahd Hussain, the Editor of Pakistan’s ‘Dawn’ newspaper, tweeted that UP has lower mortality rate than Pakistan and that what it did right. “Look at this graph carefully. It compares death rate of Pakistan and Indian state of UP. Both […]

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Former Pak PM tests positive for Covid-19, overall tally crosses 1,00,000

Pakistan has recorded more than 1,00,000 coronavirus infections, officials statistics showed on Monday. The death toll in the country rose to 2,067, the health department’s data showed. Officials said that 4,728 new infections were identified in the last 24 hours, taking the overall tally in the country to 1,03,671. At least 65 fatalities were reported […]

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Zero active cases: How New Zealand eliminated Covid-19

At a time when the world is grappling with the fast-spreading Covid-19, New Zealand has announced that it has eradicated the novel coronavirus which causes the disease. The stunning announcement came on Monday when the country’s health officials said that it has no active cases of Covid-19. The Pacific island nation is among only a […]

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