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Dehradun Based Institute Produces Transparent Masks To Help The Hearing Impaired Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak

Dehradun Based Institute Produces Transparent Masks To Help The Hearing Impaired Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak
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National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Visual Disabilities is making see through masks for people with hearing difficulties, as regular masks make it impossible to read lips, an essential for those with hearing difficulties
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One In Every 31 Infants Die Within First Year Of Their Life In The Country: Registrar General of India

One In Every 31 Infants Die Within First Year Of Their Life In The Country: Registrar General of India
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According to the new data released by Registrar General of India, the Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) in 2018 in the country stood at 32 deaths per 1,000 livebirths, a marginal fall from 33 in 2017
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COVID-19 Pandemic: India Records 0.2 Deaths Per Lakh Population As Against Global Figure Of 4.2: Union Health Ministry

COVID-19 Pandemic: India Records 0.2 Deaths Per Lakh Population As Against Global Figure Of 4.2: Union Health Ministry
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Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that the country has been able to perform well in tackling COVD-19 as it has recorded only 1 death per five lakh people compared to Spain, Italy and UK which have over 250 death per five lakh people
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Unsafe Water, Air Pollution Among Leading Causes Of Under 5 Fatalities In India Along With Malnutrition: Study

Unsafe Water, Air Pollution Among Leading Causes Of Under 5 Fatalities In India Along With Malnutrition: Study
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New studies on child survival show that more than 30 per cent of total districts in the country would need higher reduction in U5MR and 60 per cent of total districts would need higher reduction in NMR in order to meet 2030 SDGs
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Coronavirus Outbreak Explained: What Is A Pulse Oximeter And Why Is It Becoming A Tool Against COVID-19?

Coronavirus Outbreak Explained: What Is A Pulse Oximeter And Why Is It Becoming A Tool Against COVID-19?
According to medical experts, COVID19 patients are found with lower oxygen rate and that’s where a small device called pulse oximeter plays an important role
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COVID-19 Pandemic: The Coronavirus May Never Go Away, Warns The World Health Organization

COVID-19 Pandemic: The Coronavirus May Never Go Away, Warns The World Health Organization
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According to a senior World Health Organisation official, the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 may just join the mix of viruses that cause fatalities around the world every year and may never go
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Fight Against COVID-19: An Innovation To Make Masks And Protective Gear Reusable

Fight Against COVID-19: An Innovation To Make Masks And Protective Gear Reusable
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Anti-viral nano-coating is coating the surfaces with tiny particles of substances that suffocate and kill microbes like the novel coronavirus
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'United We Fight' COVID-19: Indian Council For Cultural Relations Composes A Message Of Hope For The World

'United We Fight' COVID-19: Indian Council For Cultural Relations Composes A Message Of Hope For The World
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The Indian Council for Cultural Relations brings together composers, musicians and singers from across India, contributing recordings from their homes in a performance weaving English lyrics into Indian classical music
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Coronavirus Lockdown: This NGO Feeds Meals, Provides Essentials To Forest Dwellers In Sundarbans

Coronavirus Lockdown: This NGO Feeds Meals, Provides Essentials To Forest Dwellers In Sundarbans
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NGO SOUL distributes cooked foods and sanitary items to tribal people of Sundarbans and daily wage earners in Kolkata who are struggling to survive during the COVID-19 lockdown
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Fight Against COVID-19: More Than 100 Artistes Have Come Together To Spread Hope Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Fight Against COVID-19: More Than 100 Artistes Have Come Together To Spread Hope Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
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‘Guzar Jayega’ an anthem of hope in times of COVID-19 crisis has brought together celebrities from various fields like Amitabh Bachchan, Ekta Kapoor, Sonu Nigam, Sania Mirza, Mahesh Bhupati
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Coronavirus Lockdown: Meet The Magician Who Is Raising Awareness About COVID-19 Through his Magic In Delhi

Coronavirus Lockdown: Meet The Magician Who Is Raising Awareness About COVID-19 Through his Magic In Delhi
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Raj Kumar an internationally acclaimed Delhi based Illusionist displays his tricks in several shelter homes in Delhi in an effort to help occupants understand about the ongoing COVID-19 crisis
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Fight Against COVID-19: Farhan Akhtar Extends Help To Health Workers, Donates 1,000 Personal Protective Equipment Kits

Fight Against COVID-19: Farhan Akhtar Extends Help To Health Workers, Donates 1,000 Personal Protective Equipment Kits
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Along with contributing 1,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits to government hospitals, actor Farhan Akhtar also raised awareness on the struggles of frontlines healthcare workers while dealing with the current COVID-19 pandemic
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Funerals And Last Rites In The Times Of Coronavirus: Do COVID-19 Infected Corpses Pose Risk? All You Need To Know

Funerals And Last Rites In The Times Of Coronavirus: Do COVID-19 Infected Corpses Pose Risk? All You Need To Know
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According to expert, there is unlikely to be an increased risk of COVID-19 infection from a corpse to health workers or family members who follow recommended precautions while handling body
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Fighting COVID-19 With Hand Hygiene: Lack Of Water And Handwashing Infrastructure Pose Challenge For The Poor

Fighting COVID-19 With Hand Hygiene: Lack Of Water And Handwashing Infrastructure Pose Challenge For The Poor
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Access to proper handwashing facilities as well as water needed for handwashing and exposure to messages regarding effective handwashing is critical during times like COVID-19 pandemic, say experts
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