Coronavirus Explainers
Posts by: Aastha Ahuja

Aastha Ahuja

Waste Pickers Turned Artisans From Delhi Based NGO Gulmeher Are Fighting Coronavirus By Stitching Face Masks

Waste Pickers Turned Artisans From Delhi Based NGO Gulmeher Are Fighting Coronavirus By Stitching Face Masks
, ,
On a regular day, women of Delhi based NGO Gulmeher would make eco-friendly products from the waste collected from the Ghazipur landfill. But with the Coronavirus outbreak, they have switched to stitching cloth masks
More

Fighting COVID-19: Punjab Chief Minister Launches One Month Awareness Drive As Part Of Mission Fateh

Fighting COVID-19: Punjab Chief Minister Launches One Month Awareness Drive As Part Of Mission Fateh
, ,
The Punjab government has launched a month-long awareness campaign as part of Mission Fateh which is to fight COVID-19. The government will create awareness about 11 things including wearing masks, washing hands
More

‘Thoda To Socho, Corona Ko Roko’ Says Union Health Ministry Through A Rap Song To Discourage Spitting In Public Places

‘Thoda To Socho, Corona Ko Roko’ Says Union Health Ministry Through A Rap Song To Discourage Spitting In Public Places
,
The rap song released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHF&W) explains how spitting of tobacco in public places can lead to the spread of Coronavirus and impact society at large
More

Salman Khan Donates 1 Lakh Hand Sanitisers To Mumbai Police Fighting COVID-19, CM Uddhav Thackeray Thanks

Salman Khan Donates 1 Lakh Hand Sanitisers To Mumbai Police Fighting COVID-19, CM Uddhav Thackeray Thanks
, ,
In order to support the Coronavirus warriors fighting the battle against COVID-19 from the frontline, actor Salman Khan recently donated 1 lakh sanitisers to Mumbai Police
More

Srinagar Based NGO Serves Daily Essentials To People During Coronavirus Pandemic

Srinagar Based NGO Serves Daily Essentials To People During Coronavirus Pandemic
,
During the coronavirus crisis, Srinagar based non-governmental organisation (NGO) Serving Nations is providing ration kits called Essential Eatable Family Kits (EEFK) to people for free
More

14,000 People In Assam Become ‘Pratirodhi Bandhu’ To Help The State Fighting Against Coronavirus

14,000 People In Assam Become ‘Pratirodhi Bandhu’ To Help The State Fighting Against Coronavirus
,
14,000 people in the state have joined Assam State Disaster Management Authority’s (ASDMA) volunteer force called Pratirodhi Bandhu (resistant friend)
More

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2020: This NGO Is Teaching People To Produce Reusable Sanitary Kits, Breaking Taboo Around Menstruation

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2020: This NGO Is Teaching People To Produce Reusable Sanitary Kits, Breaking Taboo Around Menstruation
As part of its project WASH (Women Sanitation hygiene), Dehradun based NGO Humans For Humanity is creating awareness about menstruation, menstrual hygiene, and teaching people to produce reusable sanitary napkin kits and earn from the same
More

Coronavirus Outbreak: ‘Mask Up Now’, Says Delhi Based Firm With Their Innovative Contactless Delivery Of Face Masks

Coronavirus Outbreak: ‘Mask Up Now’, Says Delhi Based Firm With Their Innovative Contactless Delivery Of Face Masks
,
A Delhi based creative technology solution company called OtherLogic Experiential India (OLE India) has innovated a contactless mask vending machine ‘MaskUpNow’ to fight Coronavirus
More

COVID-19 Testing: In A Fight Against Coronavirus, Remodelled Buses To Run As Mobile Clinics In Bengaluru

COVID-19 Testing: In A Fight Against Coronavirus, Remodelled Buses To Run As Mobile Clinics In Bengaluru
, ,
In Bengaluru, Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation’s (KSRTC) buses have been remodelled into a mobile clinic to ramp up COVID-19 testing and provide healthcare services to people
More

Will Coronavirus Lockdown Delay India’s Commitment To Phase Out Single-use Plastic By 2022?

Will Coronavirus Lockdown Delay India’s Commitment To Phase Out Single-use Plastic By 2022?
,
While humans are staying indoors due to coronavirus induced lockdown, nature is thriving, healing and highlighting the damage being done to the environment, one of them being plastic pollution
More

Fight Against COVID-19: Aarogya Setu App Now Accessible To People Without Smartphones

Fight Against COVID-19: Aarogya Setu App Now Accessible To People Without Smartphones
,
In its fight against COVID-19, the Union Health Ministry has implemented Aarogya Setu Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) for including the citizens with feature phones and landline
More

WHO Special Envoy Appreciates India For Keeping A Good Eye On Coronavirus Despite Low Testing When Compared To Other Countries

WHO Special Envoy Appreciates India For Keeping A Good Eye On Coronavirus Despite Low Testing When Compared To Other Countries
,
Dr David Nabarro, World Health Organisation’s Special Envoy on COVID-19 appreciated India for having a low fatality rate and slower doubling time of coronavirus cases
More

Government Announces Results Of Star Rating Of Garbage Free Cities, 6 Urban Local Bodies Get 5 Star Rating

Government Announces Results Of Star Rating Of Garbage Free Cities, 6 Urban Local Bodies Get 5 Star Rating
,
Star rating of garbage-free cities 2019-2020: Six cities have been certified as 5-star, 65 cities have been certified as 3-star and 70 cities have got the 1-star rating
More

Fighting COVID-19: Kerala Revises Quarantine Guidelines For People Returning From Other States, Offers Home Quarantine

Fighting COVID-19: Kerala Revises Quarantine Guidelines For People Returning From Other States, Offers Home Quarantine
, ,
According to the revised guidelines by Kerala government, asymptomatic people whose COVID-19 test results are negative will be sent to home quarantine for 14 days
More