Posts by: Barkha Mathur

Barkha Mathur

World Health Day 2021: WHO Issues Five Calls For Urgent Action To Combat Global Inequity In Health

World Health Day 2021: WHO Issues Five Calls For Urgent Action To Combat Global Inequity In Health
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World Health Day 2021: COVID-19 has hit all countries hard, but its impact has been harshest on those communities which were already vulnerable, said WHO
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World Health Day 2021: Ministers And Politicians Urge People To Take All Precautions And Fight COVID-19

World Health Day 2021: Ministers And Politicians Urge People To Take All Precautions And Fight COVID-19
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As the world celebrates the World Health Day, ministers and politicians took to social media to remind people about the COVID-19 preventive measures like wearing masks, maintaining hand hygiene, practicing social distancing, following government guidelines among others
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Delhi Has Taken More Air Pollution Control Measures Than Any Other City But There Is Still A Long Way Ahead: CSE Report

Delhi Has Taken More Air Pollution Control Measures Than Any Other City But There Is Still A Long Way Ahead: CSE Report
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According to a new report by the Centre for Science and Environment, Delhi has implemented the most ambitious clean fuel policy that has also outlawed coal but it still needs more than 60 per cent cut in annual PM2.5 concentration to meet the national ambient air quality standards
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COVID-19 Appropriate Behaviour Will Not Let Any Variant Spread: AIIMS Chief On Current Surge And New Strain

COVID-19 Appropriate Behaviour Will Not Let Any Variant Spread: AIIMS Chief On Current Surge And New Strain
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The surge in the country is due to new strains and laxity among people in adopting COVID norms and the situation is exactly like the one in the UK when the virus underwent a mutation around Christmas, said Dr Randeep Guleria, Chief of Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences
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WHO Report Says Coronavirus Likely Spread To People From An Animal And Not Labs, Calls For Further Studies

WHO Report Says Coronavirus Likely Spread To People From An Animal And Not Labs, Calls For Further Studies
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Markets that sold animals, dead and alive, in December 2019 have emerged as a probable source of the coronavirus pandemic in a major investigation organized by the World Health Organization
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Do You Still Need Both Doses If You Have Already Had The Infection? WHO Expert Answers COVID-19 Vaccination FAQs

Do You Still Need Both Doses If You Have Already Had The Infection? WHO Expert Answers COVID-19 Vaccination FAQs
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According to the World Health Organisation, people should get a full course of vaccines available to them even if they have had the COVID-19 infection in the past
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When To Take Second Dose Of The COVID-19 Vaccine, How To Register For It, Government Answers These And Other Questions

When To Take Second Dose Of The COVID-19 Vaccine, How To Register For It, Government Answers These And Other Questions
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Here are some of the questions answered by the Union Health Ministry related to the optimal period between two doses of the COVID-19 vaccines and the process of scheduling appointments
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COVID-19 Outbreak Explained: What Is The "Double Mutant" Variant Of Coronavirus Found In India?

COVID-19 Outbreak Explained: What Is The
According to experts, research is going on to check if the variant, where two mutations come together in the same virus, maybe more infectious or less affected by vaccines
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Holi Amid The Pandemic: UP Government Issues Guidelines Ahead Of Holi, Urges Citizens To Follow COVID-19 Norms

Holi Amid The Pandemic: UP Government Issues Guidelines Ahead Of Holi, Urges Citizens To Follow COVID-19 Norms
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According to an official from Home Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh, the pandemic is far from over and fear around it still exist especially since the number of cases are rising in the state. He added that negligence during Holi celebrations could increase the transmission
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The World's Water Crisis Is Not Simply Coming, It Is Here And Children Are The Worst Victims, Says UNICEF

The World's Water Crisis Is Not Simply Coming, It Is Here And Children Are The Worst Victims, Says UNICEF
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According to an analysis done by the United Nations Children's Fund, one in five children globally do not have enough water to meet their everyday needs
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Asia-Pacific Region May Meet Only 9 Of The 104 Targets Of Sustainable Development Goals By 2030: UN Report

Asia-Pacific Region May Meet Only 9 Of The 104 Targets Of Sustainable Development Goals By 2030: UN Report
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There are 17 Sustainable Development Goals that are targeted to be achieved by 2030 but, according to the report of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific on the progress of SDGs, the region may not even achieve 10 per cent of these goals in the decided timeframe
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World Water Day: Here Is How Vijaylakshmi, Somarathi, And Many Others Are Helping People In Their Communities Get Access To Clean Drinking Water

World Water Day: Here Is How Vijaylakshmi, Somarathi, And Many Others Are Helping People In Their Communities Get Access To Clean Drinking Water
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According to Poonam Sewak, Vice President, Safe Water Network, people are now becoming aware of the hazards of contaminated drinking water as they have been witnessing the impact of water-borne diseases like fluorosis, jaundice, typhoid among others. Water kiosks like iJal are helping people get safe and affordable water
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India Has Already Witnessed Multiple Big Forest Fires This Year: Here Is All You Need To Know About Wildfires

India Has Already Witnessed Multiple Big Forest Fires This Year: Here Is All You Need To Know About Wildfires
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Apart from natural causes like lightning strikes and heat of the Sun, uncontrollable forest fire disasters are also caused by manmade factors like carelessness, poaching, erratic methods of gathering forest produce and lack of fire safety, say experts
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Rising Coronavirus Cases: India May Be Heading For A Second Wave Of COVID-19, Says Dr Randeep Guleria, AIIMS

Rising Coronavirus Cases:  India May Be Heading For A Second Wave Of COVID-19, Says Dr Randeep Guleria, AIIMS
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Over the past few weeks, there has been a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country which now indicates that the country maybe facing another wave of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Dr. Randeep Guleria, Director of the AIIMS
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