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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

‘Katran’ which means ‘scraps of cloth’ is an initiative to convert waste into wealth: Ms. Vandana Jain, Founder, Katran Foundation
Environment News Waste Management
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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West Bengal Plans To Feed Nutritious Meals To Underprivileged In The State At Just Rs 5

West Bengal Plans To Feed Nutritious Meals To Underprivileged In The State At Just Rs 5
Nutrition West Bengal
Under West Bengal’s Maa scheme, the beneficiaries can avail a platter of nutritious meal which will include rice, dal, a vegetable dish and egg curry for Rs. 5 ...
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Despite Improvements In Health Services, Malnutrition Persists In West Bengal Finds NFHS-5

Despite Improvements In Health Services, Malnutrition Persists In West Bengal Finds NFHS-5
News Swasth India West Bengal
Here is a quick lowdown on West Bengal’s performance on vital health parameters like infant and child mortality rate, immunisation, malnutrition, the prevalence of anaemia as revealed by NFHS-5 ...
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Comorbidities Proved Fatal In Most COVID-19 Deaths In West Bengal: Study

Comorbidities Proved Fatal In Most COVID-19 Deaths In West Bengal: Study
Coronavirus Outbreak News West Bengal
According to a new study, in West Bengal, at least 24.5 per cent of the women who succumbed to COVID-19 were found to be diabetic, while among the men it was 24.2 per cent ...
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West Bengal To Employ 17,000 Doctors To Monitor COVID-19 Patients In Home Isolation

West Bengal To Employ 17,000 Doctors To Monitor COVID-19 Patients In Home Isolation
Coronavirus Outbreak News West Bengal
Doctors had earlier prescribed that patients in home isolation should immediately consult a medical practitioner in case their oxygen saturation level fell below 94 per cent and they experience breathlessness ...
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COVID-19: Centre Advises States, UTs To Gear Up ‘Testing, Tracking And Treatment’ Strategy During Festivities

COVID-19: Centre Advises States, UTs To Gear Up 'Testing, Tracking And Treatment' Strategy During Festivities
Coronavirus Outbreak News
On October 29, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan reviewed the status of response measures to COVID-19 in West Bengal, Delhi and Kerala ...
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Goddess Durga Crowns Healthcare Worker: Durga Puja Pandal In West Bengal Salutes COVID Warriors

Goddess Durga Crowns Healthcare Worker: Durga Puja Pandal In West Bengal Salutes COVID Warriors
News West Bengal
At a Durga Puja pandal in West Bengal’s Murshidabad, goddess Durga has been depicted as paying tribute to a woman health worker with a crown in her hand, instead of her customary trident (Trishul) ...
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IIT-Kharagpur Develops Low-Cost, Portable COVID-19 Testing Device

IIT-Kharagpur Develops Low-Cost, Portable COVID-19 Testing Device
Coronavirus Outbreak News West Bengal
According to IIT-Kharagpur officials, 'COVIRAP' is a cuboid-shaped portable testing device that can deliver results in an hour, making it an effective tool to scale up coronavirus screening in peripheral and rural areas ...
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Two Ponds Earmarked For Idol Immersion, Steps Being Taken To Clean Waterbodies: Pollution Board

Two Ponds Earmarked For Idol Immersion, Steps Being Taken To Clean Waterbodies: Pollution Board
News West Bengal
According to the West Bengal Pollution Control Board, initiative are taken every year to check river water containment during idol immersion in the Ganga and other rivers across the state ...
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COVID-19 Positivity Rate In West Bengal Is 8.21 Per Cent As Compared To 8.53 Per Cent Across Country: Mamata Banerjee

COVID-19 Positivity Rate In West Bengal Is 8.21 Per Cent As Compared To 8.53 Per Cent Across Country: Mamata Banerjee
Coronavirus Outbreak News West Bengal
According to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, almost 86 per cent of those who succumbed to the pandemic in West Bengal have died due to co-morbidities, which means that the virus infected the patients suffering from conditions like kidney problems, heart diseases, cancer, among others ...
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COVID Community Spread In West Bengal Started Early April, Biweekly Lockdown Of No Help: Virologist

COVID Community Spread In West Bengal Started Early April, Biweekly Lockdown Of No Help: Virologist
Coronavirus Outbreak News West Bengal
Dr Amitabha Nandy, a virologist and former consultant at the World Health Organisation (WHO) alleged that the entire approach towards the control of COVID-19 spread in West Bengal has been "hijacked" from the scientific community, eventually leading to the "current disastrous situation" ...
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Hit By A Pandemic And A Super Cyclone, Here’s How West Bengal Is Tackling The Twin Challenge Of COVID-19 And Amphan

Hit By A Pandemic And A Super Cyclone, Here's How West Bengal Is Tackling The Twin Challenge Of COVID-19 And Amphan
Coronavirus State Report News West Bengal
According to the state authorities, the major hurdle in West Bengal’s fight against COVID-19 is containing transmission in the relief centres established to shelter migrant workers returning to the state and for those rescued during the super cyclone Amphan ...
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