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College students turn teachers for underprivileged kids

 Absence of physical classes, delayed examination, and the perpetual anxiety of future is making many youngsters worried. But some youngsters, when made to stay indoors during the lockdown, chose to channelise their energies via internet and educate the underprivileged kids. Involved in social welfare, these youngsters are from Delhi University and other varsities, across India.

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Coronavirus can be airborne indoors, WHO confirms.

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Education to Health: Govt Schemes!

The Indian constitutional framework envisions an equal society sans any discriminatory practises against girls and women. To ensure the creation of the same, the government of India has implemented several beneficial schemes and policies for the girl child in India.


Here we enlist some of the best schemes for t...

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Health to Education: 5 Govt Schemes!

Of the innumerable government schemes available in India, only a minor section of the country’s almost 1.36 billion population avails and benefits from them.

India formulates welfare schemes for a cross section of the country’s population with the objective of targeting multiple problems that the...

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Woman power to drive rural area

The most recent data on allocation of work under the government’s flagship job guarantee scheme reinforces strongly a trend that has become visible over the past few years — the feminisation of the workforce under this scheme.

Interestingly, states with a...

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Higher Education Commission!

The Government is considering the Higher Education Commission of India Bill, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.

The Bill repeals the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 and the All India Council for Technical Education Act, 1987.

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Swachh Bharat Mission!

NEW DELHI: What Swachh Bharat was for Modi 1.0, an ambitious programme of piped water to all willing households in rural areas might be for Modi 2.0. The government is poised to launch a massive effort to provide piped drinking water with issues of water supply and conservation given a sharper focus with the creation of a new ministry of jal sh...

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Environmental charter for the new gov.

The results of election 2019 are in; the old government is the new government. What should be the environment and development agenda? To answer this, we must understand the narrative and the results of these elections. In 2019 elections, development was not an issue; even though it is clear that there is distress in rural India; that employment...

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Obesity is biggest health challenge!

We in India are also seeing a strong class migration of obesity, which is no more confined to the rich. The end result is that nearly nine per cent of the Indians is suffering from Type-II Diabetes.

It is true that we recognise the true value of health only when we lose  it. It is also true that many a ...

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Healthcare system in India

In the year 2017, approximately 56 million people died across the world–which is greater than the World War 2 civilian casualties. There are broadly three categories of casualties. First, mortality due to ageing. Second, preventable mortality and third, mortality due to disease and other causes. While we acknowledge the surge in mortality due to ageing, preventable mortality and mortality ...

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