Posts by: Barkha Mathur

Barkha Mathur

World Oceans Day 2021: Centre Launches A Two-Month Long 'Plastic Hackathon’ Campaign On Plastic Waste Management To Save Oceans

World Oceans Day 2021: Centre Launches A Two-Month Long 'Plastic Hackathon’ Campaign On Plastic Waste Management To Save Oceans
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With an aim to find innovative solutions to the problem of plastic waste in the country, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has launched a two-month long ‘plastic hackathon’ targeting students and households to come up with alternatives for plastic and to improve plastic waste management
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World Environment Day 2021: 75% Of Emerging Infectious Diseases Are Zoonotic, Caused By Biodiversity Loss, Warns UN Environment Programme Official

World Environment Day 2021: 75% Of Emerging Infectious Diseases Are Zoonotic, Caused By Biodiversity Loss, Warns UN Environment Programme Official
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On World Environment Day, Inger Andersen, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme said that the COVID-19 pandemic has shown how important it has become to rethink the relationship of humans with nature
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Menstrual Hygiene Day: Project Baala Provides Over 2.7 Lakh Sanitary Pads For Free To 90,000 Poor Women During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Menstrual Hygiene Day: Project Baala Provides Over 2.7 Lakh Sanitary Pads For Free To 90,000 Poor Women During The COVID-19 Pandemic
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By partnering with various state governments and non-governmental organisation, Project Baala is distributing reusable pads free-of-cost to help women and girls in the underprivileged community manage their periods in a safe and hygienic way during the ongoing pandemic
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Fungal Infection Among COVID-19 Patients Explained: What Is Yellow Fungus?

Fungal Infection Among COVID-19 Patients Explained: What Is Yellow Fungus?
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Mucormycosis that is being reported among COVID-19 patients and those who have recovered from it is not something new or specific to coronavirus and the colours – Black, White, Yellow are being used loosely to refer to the same infection affecting different body parts, say experts
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Celebrity Chef Saransh Goila’s Nationwide Food Initiative Ensures COVID-19 Patients In Isolation Are Well-Fed

Celebrity Chef Saransh Goila’s Nationwide Food Initiative Ensures COVID-19 Patients In Isolation Are Well-Fed
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Launched by Celebrity chef Saransh Goila on April 25, initiative 'Covid Meals For India' aims to connect volunteers/home chefs with COVID-19 patients who are in self-isolation
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UN Report Reveals How The Global Food Crisis Is Worsening Due To COVID-19, Conflicts And Climate Change

UN Report Reveals How The Global Food Crisis Is Worsening Due To COVID-19, Conflicts And Climate Change
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The Global Report on Food Crises, 2021 (GRFC 2021) has revealed that in 2020, over 15.5 crore people in 55 countries experienced acute food insecurity, an increase of around 2 crore people from 2019
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Know All About Testing Yourself For COVID-19 At Home Using The Kit Approved By ICMR

Know All About Testing Yourself For COVID-19 At Home Using The Kit Approved By ICMR
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Rapid Antigen self-test COVID-19 Kit developed by Pune based company Mylab Discovery Solutions has been approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research; here is how to use it
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COVID-19 Warriors: Amid Oxygen Shortage, Khalsa Aid Provides Free Oxygen Concentrators To COVID-19 Patients In Home Isolation In Delhi

COVID-19 Warriors: Amid Oxygen Shortage, Khalsa Aid Provides Free Oxygen Concentrators To COVID-19 Patients In Home Isolation In Delhi
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As the country faces an unprecedented medical emergency including the lack of oxygen supply due to the surging COVID-19 cases, International NGO Khalsa Aid’s India chapter has come forward to provide oxygen concentrator devices to the COVID-19 patients free of cost
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Third Wave Of COVID-19 Likely To Attack Children, Vaccinate The Parents Quickly: Dr Devi Shetty Of Narayana Health

Third Wave Of COVID-19 Likely To Attack Children, Vaccinate The Parents Quickly: Dr Devi Shetty Of Narayana Health
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According to Dr Devi Prasad Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Health, it is imperative that the country starts preparing for the shielding children from the next wave of COVID-19 as the virus is predominantly likely to target them since most adults may already be infected or immunised by then
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Sputnik V, The Third Approved COVID-19 Vaccine Launched In India, To Cost Rs.995.4 Per Shot

Sputnik V, The Third Approved COVID-19 Vaccine Launched In India, To Cost Rs.995.4 Per Shot
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Sputnik V, developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute which has been proved to be 91.6 per cent effective against COVID-19 has been launched in the country by Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical company Dr Reddy's Laboratories Limited
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COVID-19 Crisis: ‘Oxygen Langar’ At This Ghaziabad Gurdwara Has Helped Save Lives

COVID-19 Crisis: ‘Oxygen Langar’ At This Ghaziabad Gurdwara Has Helped Save Lives
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COVID-19 patients with low oxygen saturation can go to Shri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara in Ghaziabad’s Indirapuram and use the cylinders available there till their oxygen levels normalise
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International Nurses Day 2021: What Is It Like To Be A Nurse In Times Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

International Nurses Day 2021: What Is It Like To Be A Nurse In Times Of The COVID-19 Pandemic
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Nurses have been fighting the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic from the frontline and now as the country grapples with the even more dangerous second wave, they continue to serve not only as backbone of the healthcare system but also as a pillar of emotional strength for patients and their families
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Actor Jacqueline Fernandez Distributes Meals To The Needy In Mumbai Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Actor Jacqueline Fernandez Distributes Meals To The Needy In Mumbai Amid COVID-19 Crisis
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Together with an NGO called the Roti Bank Foundation, actor Jacqueline Fernandez will be providing one lakh meals this month to those who are distressed during the COVID-19 pandemic
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Cricketers Yusuf Pathan And Irfan Pathan's Cricket Academy Provides Free Meals To COVID-Hit People In South Delhi

Cricketers Yusuf Pathan And Irfan Pathan's Cricket Academy Provides Free Meals To COVID-Hit People In South Delhi
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Amid the unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases, Cricketers Yusuf Pathan And Irfan Pathan are providing free meals to the patients fighting the disease and recovering at home in the South Delhi area
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