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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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Flying Amid COVID-19? Here Are The Quarantine Rules In Different States

Flying Amid COVID-19? Here Are The Quarantine Rules In Different States
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Amid the on-going gradual easing of the lockdown in wake of COVID-19 pandemic, various state governments have imposed different quarantine rules for the passengers arriving in their states
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COVID-19 Testing: In A Fight Against Coronavirus, Remodelled Buses To Run As Mobile Clinics In Bengaluru

COVID-19 Testing: In A Fight Against Coronavirus, Remodelled Buses To Run As Mobile Clinics In Bengaluru
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In Bengaluru, Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation’s (KSRTC) buses have been remodelled into a mobile clinic to ramp up COVID-19 testing and provide healthcare services to people
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Will Coronavirus Lockdown Delay India’s Commitment To Phase Out Single-use Plastic By 2022?

Will Coronavirus Lockdown Delay India’s Commitment To Phase Out Single-use Plastic By 2022?
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While humans are staying indoors due to coronavirus induced lockdown, nature is thriving, healing and highlighting the damage being done to the environment, one of them being plastic pollution
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How Community Nutrition Workers Are Transforming Lives In Maharashtra’s Amravati and Nandurbar Districts By Putting An End To Malnutrition

How Community Nutrition Workers Are Transforming Lives In Maharashtra’s Amravati and Nandurbar Districts By Putting An End To Malnutrition
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How Nutrition India Programme kick-started by Reckitt Benckiser in Amravati and Nandurbar districts of the second most populous state of India - Maharashtra is ending malnutrition and creating community nutrition workers
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Fight Against Coronavirus Pandemic: Kerala Launches 'Break The Chain' Awareness Campaign 

Fight Against Coronavirus Pandemic: Kerala Launches 'Break The Chain' Awareness Campaign 
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Kerala fights coronavirus in its own unique way, this time launches an awareness campaign using cartoons to orient people to the new normal in times of COVID-19, post lockdown   
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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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Living With Coronavirus: Here’s What Travelling By Air Would Be Like From Now On

Living With Coronavirus: Here’s What Travelling By Air Would Be Like From Now On
Airlines will resume on May 25 under strict norms issued by the Ministry of Civil Aviation to protect the passengers as well as the security personnel deployed at the airport from coronavirus 
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Meet Kerala's Coronavirus Warriors Who Are Tracking Thousands In Quarantine Everyday

Meet Kerala's Coronavirus Warriors Who Are Tracking Thousands In Quarantine Everyday
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26,000 accredited social health activists, police, health inspectors, and local self-government bodies across the state are at the forefront of COVID-19 surveillance in Kerala, which has been appreciated worldwide
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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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In Maharashtra’s Amravati and Nandurbar Districts New Mothers Are Championing The Cause Of Breastfeeding, Courtesy Nutrition India Programme

In Maharashtra’s Amravati and Nandurbar Districts New Mothers Are Championing The Cause Of Breastfeeding, Courtesy Nutrition India Programme
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Here is how Nutrition India Programme kick-started by Reckitt Benckiser in Amravati and Nandurbar districts of the second most populous state of India - Maharashtra is making women aware about breastfeeding practices and creating nutrition-rich societies
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