Posts by: Barkha Mathur

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COVID-19 Outbreak Explained: What Is Delta Plus Variant Of Coronavirus And Why Is It A Variant Of Concern?

COVID-19 Outbreak Explained: What Is Delta Plus Variant Of Coronavirus And Why Is It A Variant Of Concern?
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According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the cases of Delta Plus variant have been reported in 12 states so far; here is all you need to know about this new variant
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Vaccination Needs To Be Boosted Massively As The Contagious Delta Variant Of COVID-19 Continues To Spread, Says Epidemiologist Dr Eric Feigl-Ding

Vaccination Needs To Be Boosted Massively As The Contagious Delta Variant Of COVID-19 Continues To Spread, Says Epidemiologist Dr Eric Feigl-Ding
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According to US-based epidemiologist Dr Eric Feigl-Ding, Delta variant continues to spread quickly in the world and threatens the fight against COVID-19
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International Yoga Day 2021: Political Leaders Practice Yoga Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Urge People To Adopt The Ancient Practice

International Yoga Day 2021: Political Leaders Practice Yoga Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Urge People To Adopt The Ancient Practice
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Here is how the political leaders in India are celebrating International Yoga Day 2021, the day dedicated to raising awareness about the mental and physical benefits of the ancient practice
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‘As World Fights COVID-19, Yoga Remains A Ray Of Hope’: Says Prime Minister Narendra Modi On International Yoga Day 2021

‘As World Fights COVID-19, Yoga Remains A Ray Of Hope’: Says Prime Minister Narendra Modi On International Yoga Day 2021
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As the country along with the world celebrates the International Yoga Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi encourages people to adopt the ancient practice for a happier and healthier life
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International Yoga Day 2021: Here Is All You Need To Know

International Yoga Day 2021: Here Is All You Need To Know
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According to experts, Yoga relaxes the mind and body and promotes holistic wellbeing; Here is all you need to know about the International Yoga Day that every year on June 21 celebrates the physical and spiritual prowess that yoga has brought to the world
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Meet ‘Oxygen Man’ Of Patna, A COVID Survivor, Who Strives To Get Oxygen Cylinders To Critical Patients In Home Care

Meet ‘Oxygen Man’ Of Patna, A COVID Survivor, Who Strives To Get Oxygen Cylinders To Critical Patients In Home Care
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Fondly known as 'Oxygen Man', 51-year-old Gaurav Rai from Patna has become a source of hope for families with critical COVID-19 patients at home who could not get a hospital bed and has helped over 1,500 people, so far, survive the pandemic by providing them with oxygen cylinders
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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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