Monday, October 25, 2021

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India’s crisis deepens, but vaccine sharing is yet to materialise

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As India faces a rapidly growing case count, countries around the world are donating supplies and money. However, donations of vaccines to India have been less forthcoming, despite calls for countries with high vaccination rates to share their supplies

The Pandemic, an Unfair Evaluation System and What Plagues our Educational Institutions

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The teaching-learning community is among the worst affected sections amid the pandemic, what adds to their woes is an often indifferent evaluation and assessment system. Isn't it high time we redefine education to be more sensitive and in tune with the needs of the learning community?
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COVID in India: the deep-rooted issues behind the current crisis

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The following article examines the various factors that may have been responsible for turning the COVID-19 pandemic into a humanitarian crisis in India.

Sexed Semen: What’s Wrong With Our Gendered Cattle Breeding Technologies?

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The article looks at the problems associated with semen technology and its over emphasis on producing only female calves.
Despite decades of independence, why do women still not have an adequate representation in India's workforce?

The Conspicuous Absence of Women in India’s Labour Force

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Despite decades of independence, why do women still not have an adequate representation in India's workforce?

The New Education Policy and the Hype over Early Childhood Care in Education

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Through the help of personal reflections, the article analyses the NEP 2020's vision of early childhood care and education.
Kota Gunjapur village in the Panna district of Madhya Pradesh has no electricity since independence. In 2017, the villagers thought their dreams would see the light of the day when electricity poles were ported to their village. But four years later, those poles are still lying there. Photo by Ramvishal Gond.

30 Years of Liberalisation: Existing Poor Energy Access May Dive Down further with Covid-19

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Over the past few years, the Indian government has made a serious push to provide all Indian families electricity and cooking gas connection but the adoption of these modern and clean energy sources remains a big challenge.

How to get COVID-19 vaccines to poor countries – and still keep patent benefits...

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The world has a COVID-19 vaccine access and distribution crisis. While almost half of all doses administered so far have been in Europe and North America, while many poorer countries have vaccinated less than than 1% of their populations.
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The Need for Ensuring Authentic Covid-19 Data For Proper Policy Response 

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Scientists have been drawing attention to the  need for a lot of caution to avoid overestimating Covid-19  deaths. This is necessary both to avoid panic and panic-driven unduly harsh measures.
The Unplanned Nationwide Lockdown

Lockdown Decisions Must Be Based On Very Careful Appraisal of Reliable Data

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The following article underlines the importance of ensuring that all decisions about any kind of lockdown are taken with wisdom and attention to avoid confusions and hardships for the common masses.

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