Posts by: Barkha Mathur

Barkha Mathur

One Year After WHO Declared COVID-19 A Global Pandemic, The World Continues To Be Under The Threat Of Coronavirus Variants

One Year After WHO Declared COVID-19 A Global Pandemic, The World Continues To Be Under The Threat Of Coronavirus Variants
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According to experts, during the one year of COVID-19 outbreak being declared a global pandemic, people around the world including scientists, healthworkers, policy makers and citizens have learnt a lot about the novel coronavirus including ways to prevent the transmission and developing effective vaccines against it
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COVID-19 Pandemic: Are New Coronavirus Variants More Contagious? WHO Expert Answers All FAQs About SARS-CoV-2 Mutations

COVID-19 Pandemic: Are New Coronavirus Variants More Contagious? WHO Expert Answers All FAQs About SARS-CoV-2 Mutations
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According to the World Health Organisation, SARS-CoV-2 virus variants: B.1.1.7, B.1. 351 and P. 1 are the three variants of coronavirus that have been detected so far
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'Coronavirus Pandemic In Its Endgame', Says Union Health Minister, Experts Weigh In With Precautions

'Coronavirus Pandemic In Its Endgame', Says Union Health Minister, Experts Weigh In With Precautions
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According to experts, the Health Minister is trying to give hope to people who are fed up with the pandemic, but at the same time, with cases slowly creeping up, COVID-19 protocols need to be followed and the vaccination drive needs to speed up
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A Victim Of Poverty Herself, Ishrat Bano, An Anganwadi Worker In Jaipur Is Committed Towards Welfare Of Children In Her Area

A Victim Of Poverty Herself, Ishrat Bano, An Anganwadi Worker In Jaipur Is Committed Towards Welfare Of Children In Her Area
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For 38-year-old Anganwadi worker Ishrat Bano, the mission is to contribute to the welfare of children in the Idgah Kachi Basti, a slum area in Jaipur, Rajsathan
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The Unsung Heroes Of India's Primary Healthcare The Anganwadi Workers And ASHAs

The Unsung Heroes Of India's Primary Healthcare The Anganwadi Workers And ASHAs
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On this International Women’s Day, let’s celebrate the army of women working relentlessly on the frontlines as Anganwadi workers and ASHA workers to ensure that health and nutrition support reach the children and women of the country
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COVID-19 Pandemic Impact On Women And Their Struggle To Feed Their Families

COVID-19 Pandemic Impact On Women And Their Struggle To Feed Their Families
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International Women's Day 2021: While the pandemic has impacted almost everybody, women, especially in marginalised rural communities have been hit harder and one of the biggest challenges faced by them during this unprecedented crisis has been ‘access to food’
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World Wildlife Day 2021: Netizens Raise Awareness On The Importance Of Earth’s Flora And Fauna For Human Existence

World Wildlife Day 2021: Netizens Raise Awareness On The Importance Of Earth’s Flora And Fauna For Human Existence
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World Wildlife Day is observed to celebrate and raise awareness about the world's wild animals and plants and the threats they are facing due to human activities and habitat loss
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State Of India’s Environment: Our Air, Water, Land Have Become More Polluted Between 2009 And 2018, Says Centre For Science And Environment Study

State Of India’s Environment: Our Air, Water, Land Have Become More Polluted Between 2009 And 2018, Says Centre For Science And Environment Study
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According to a new study released by the Centre for Science and Environment, a non-profit organisation based in Delhi, there has been lack of action over the years to control and reduce pollution in the areas that were already identified as ‘critically’ polluted
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Odisha Budget 2021-22: Experts Welcome The Allocation Increase In Supplementary Nutrition Programmes

Odisha Budget 2021-22: Experts Welcome The Allocation Increase In Supplementary Nutrition Programmes
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According to experts, Odisha’s focus on nutrition would translate into better health outcomes for its people in the coming years
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Swachh Survekshan 2021: Government Launches Field Assessment Of The Annual Cleanliness Survey

Swachh Survekshan 2021: Government Launches Field Assessment Of The Annual Cleanliness Survey
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According to the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry, indicators under Swachh Survekshan 2021 focus on parameters pertaining to wastewater treatment and reuse along with faecal sludge management
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Swachh Survekshan 2021: Here Is How Indore Is Gearing Up To Win Top Ranking For The Fifth Time

Swachh Survekshan 2021: Here Is How Indore Is Gearing Up To Win Top Ranking For The Fifth Time
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Indore has been ranked cleanest city for four consecutive years and is all set to top the list again in Swachh Survekshan 2021, said Asad Warsi, Centre's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan's adviser for Indore Municipal Corporation
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This Kolkata Based NGO Is On A Mission To Tackle Textile Waste By Upcycling Scrapped Cloth Into Clothes For Underprivileged Children

This Kolkata Based NGO Is On A Mission To Tackle Textile Waste By Upcycling Scrapped Cloth Into Clothes For Underprivileged Children
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By forming new outfits out of scrap, we are not only curbing the textile waste generated by factories, but we are also trying to meet the needs of those less fortunate, said Ms. Vandana Jain, Founder, Katran Foundation
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COVID-19 Outbreak: New Coronavirus Strains In The Country Could Be More Dangerous, Says Dr Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS- Delhi

COVID-19 Outbreak: New Coronavirus Strains In The Country Could Be More Dangerous, Says Dr Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS- Delhi
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According to AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria, the new strain of SARS-CoV-2 found in Maharashtra could be more transmissible than the existing version strain already floating in the country and could cause re-infections
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Uttar Pradesh’s First Transgender-Only Toilet Built In Varanasi

Uttar Pradesh’s First Transgender-Only Toilet Built In Varanasi
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According to an official at the municipal corporation of Varanasi, the operation and maintenance of the toilet complex has been handed over to the transgender community but cleaning will be done by the corporation staff
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