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World Environment Day 2020: COVID-19 Pandemic Has Thwarted The Fight Against Single-Use Plastic, Say Experts

World Environment Day 2020: COVID-19 Pandemic Has Thwarted The Fight Against Single-Use Plastic, Say Experts
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World Environment Day 2020 calls for action to stop the degradation of the natural world, which according to experts, is accelerating with the increased use of single-use plastic in the form of personal protective gears against COVID-19
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A Group Of Good Samaritans In Madhya Pradesh Is Feeding, Providing Essentials To The Labourers Amid Covid-19 Lockdown

A Group Of Good Samaritans In Madhya Pradesh Is Feeding, Providing Essentials To The Labourers Amid Covid-19 Lockdown
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A group of volunteers from Sukarma Foundation, an NGO in Madhya Pradesh's Narsinghpur has been on the road since the start of COVID-19 lockdown with an aim to feed and support the migrant labourers
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Kerala Government Launches Nutrition Bar To Eliminate Underweight Malnutrition Among Children In the State

Kerala Government Launches Nutrition Bar To Eliminate Underweight Malnutrition Among Children In the State
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In a bid to tackle malnutrition among children, the Department of Women and Child Development and the Kerala Agricultural University have jointly produced a nutrition bar that is rich in iron and calcium
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Anushka Sharma Urges People To Maintain Strict Hygiene, Eliminate Open Defecation To Curb The Spread Of COVID-19

Anushka Sharma Urges People To Maintain Strict Hygiene, Eliminate Open Defecation To Curb The Spread Of COVID-19
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Actor Anushka Sharma has come forward to raise awareness on the need to maintain hygiene and sanitation at a time of coronavirus pandemic in the country
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Fight Against COVID-19: Human Trials For The Country’s First Covid-19 Vaccine Candidate ‘COVAXIN’ To Start In July

Fight Against COVID-19: Human Trials For The Country’s First Covid-19 Vaccine Candidate ‘COVAXIN’ To Start In July
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Hyderabad based vaccine manufacturer company Bharat Biotech has claimed to have successfully developed country’s first Covid-19 vaccine and has got the permission from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) to start human clinical trials
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Fight Against COVID-19: Sachin Tendulkar Urges Fans To Applaud Frontline Coronavirus Warriors

Fight Against COVID-19: Sachin Tendulkar Urges Fans To Applaud Frontline Coronavirus Warriors
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In a video released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, former batsman Sachin Tendulkar is urging people to applaud the frontline warriors and be thankful to them for being guardians during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis
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Three More States Integrated Into ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ system, Experts Call For Increasing Access To Robust Technology In Rural Areas

Three More States Integrated Into ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ system, Experts Call For Increasing Access To Robust Technology In Rural Areas
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According to the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, 20 states have been integrated into ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ system as of now, but experts point to technology, biometrics and identification of the needy as possible hurdles in the implementation of the scheme across all states by March 2021
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A Hisar-Based NGO Is Protecting COVID-19 Frontline Health Workers In Rural India

A Hisar-Based NGO Is Protecting COVID-19 Frontline Health Workers In Rural India
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With an aim to support and protect healthcare warriors who are at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in rural India, a Hisar based NGO Tayal Foundation is providing them with personal protective equipment kits
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Menstrual Hygiene Day: Access To Sanitary Napkins Getting Worse During The COVID-19 Lockdown

Menstrual Hygiene Day: Access To Sanitary Napkins Getting Worse During The COVID-19 Lockdown
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Because of the lockdown, many people have lost their livelihood and now more than ever, economically poor families are reluctant to spend on sanitary pads which is why a lot of girls and young women are going back to their previous ways of handling periods by using rags
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Menstrual Hygiene Day: ‘Segregate Menstrual Waste, Mark It With A Red Dot’, Urge Pune Based SWaCH’s Sanitation Workers

Menstrual Hygiene Day: ‘Segregate Menstrual Waste, Mark It With A Red Dot’, Urge Pune Based SWaCH’s Sanitation Workers
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This Menstrual Hygiene Day, members of SWaCH Pune, a cooperative of waste collectors and waste pickers would like to bring the attention of people on the health hazards faced by them on a daily basis while handling erratically disposed sanitary and menstrual waste
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Coronavirus Outbreak: World Food Programme Chief Warns Of ‘Hunger Pandemic’ As COVID-19 Spreads

Coronavirus Outbreak: World Food Programme Chief Warns Of ‘Hunger Pandemic’ As COVID-19 Spreads
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According to United Nations' World Food Programme, the world faces "mega-famines" if enough actions are not taken to combat the ripple effects of coronavirus pandemic on the economically poor countries which are already grappling with food insecurity
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Living In Times Of Coronavirus: 25 Dos And Don'ts Of How To Prevent COVID-19

Living In Times Of Coronavirus: 25 Dos And Don'ts Of How To Prevent COVID-19
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With the COVID-19 global pandemic affecting each person, Devi Sridhar, professor of Global Public Health at Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics answers questions on the dos and don'ts during the coronavirus pandemic
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Fight Against COVID-19: IIT Kanpur Develops Advanced Disinfectant Tunnel With Three Levels Of Sanitisation

Fight Against COVID-19: IIT Kanpur Develops Advanced Disinfectant Tunnel With Three Levels Of Sanitisation
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The Disinfectant Tunnel developed by IIT Kanpur has two chambers and uses a safer version of Ultra Violet light to kill viruses, including hopefully SARS-CoV-2, unlike the regular sanitation structures that only spray disinfectants on the person inside it
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