Shorter walks, bicycle rides: All you need to know about ‘15-minute city’ Covid-19 recovery plan

[ad_1] The coronavirus pandemic has ravaged hundreds of cities across the world, upsetting their budgets. Businesses are closing at staggering rates and people losing their jobs equally fast. It is against this backdrop that an international coalition of cities has come forward with a novel plan to not only deal with the Covid-19 crisis but […]

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

[ad_1] 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 […]

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New outbreaks push inmate coronavirus cases past 50,000

[ad_1] The number of prison inmates testing positive for the coronavirus soared well past the 50,000 mark last month, as recent outbreaks threatened to undo control measures put in place earlier in the pandemic. At the end of June, the total number of coronavirus cases among prisoners had reached at least 52,649, an increase of […]

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

[ad_1] 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 […]

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

[ad_1] 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 […]

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

[ad_1] 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 […]

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

[ad_1] 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 […]

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

[ad_1] 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. […]

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

[ad_1] 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 […]

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Zero active cases: How New Zealand eliminated Covid-19

[ad_1] 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 […]

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