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2020: A repeat of 2008?




With huge economic strain given the impact of pandemic, it's time we question the leaders, the economists on whether it's a repeat of the history of the great recession of 2008?




A decade after the Great Recession of 2008, the global economy indicates the resurgence of economic complacency and unpredictability of markets as we dwell within close proximity of yet another global economic crisis.




 

Now: Main Street has collapsed






The current recession is not caused by a broken link within the system, but from an external threat, a worldwide pandemic. In order to keep the disease from spre... Read More

#economy #India #recession #2008 #Covid19 

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Firstly, Covid has given a huge lift to online learning both in the metros and non-metros. Online education, for instance, has got a major boost. Educational institutions, business organisations among others, have taken online education to a new level by offering classes, coaching and courses in an innovative way to keep their audience hooked at these times of lockdown. In India, students and professionals are signing up for online classes- from entrance exams. 



Secondly, we have become more hygiene conscious. Yes, you heard it right. People have started taking personal hygiene more seriously. The ritual of washing hands, sanitizing things before use, that started as a compulsion is becoming a habit. According to IANS C-VOTER Gallup International Association Corona.



Work from Home (WFH) is the third major change that has become a part of our lives. Well, honestly speaking it was never a new concept. M... Read More

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CYBERBULLYING



The humanitarian crisis has cultivated a ‘New Normal’ vitality for all of us. Ranging from quarantine greenhouse dates to online classes and good-byes, we all have harmonized to the culture. Technology played an integral role in maintaining the continuity as it brought new dimensions to the responsibilities of educators and mentors. 

But we need self-introspection to rethink the ethical use of technology. If Zoom is that easy to hack into, it’s likely to expect kids and teens trying to follow suit. The era where gadgets are the ‘toys’ for the kids plus the ‘Lockdown’ has increased the fear of ‘Cyberbullying.






 

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A return to how life was at the start of 2020 is some way off. Even when lockdown restrictions are eased, coronavirus will affect our lives in many ways. What will struggle to get back to how it was before, and what might change for ever?



From Zooming clients to neighbourhood WhatsApp groups, digital platforms have become the only way for many of us to work, get fit or be educated and entertained. 



We're more relaxed about screen time hours for us and our kids, a huge culture shift from just a few weeks ago. It feels unlikely that'll disappear overnight. 



But key to a recovery will be job creation and keeping down living costs. The former means that, however uneasy, governments may have to tolerate China's continued investment around the globe. 



As for the latter, businesses need to keep costs low, and overseas sourc... Read More

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CYBERBULLYING AND STUDENTS




The humanitarian crisis has cultivated a ‘New Normal’ vitality for all of us. Ranging from quarantine greenhouse dates to online classes and good-byes, we all have harmonized to the culture. Technology played an integral role in maintaining the continuity as it brought new dimensions to the responsibilities of educators and mentors. 

But we need self-introspection to rethink the ethical use of technology. If Zoom is that easy to hack into, it’s likely to expect kids and teens trying to follow suit. The era where gadgets are the ‘toys’ for the kids plus the ‘Lockdown’ has increased the fear of ‘Cyberbullying.

 

Cyberbullying is defined as “sending or posting harmful or cruel text or image... Read More

#cyberbullying #ncert #students #technology 

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As countries begin loosening restrictions and easing lockdowns, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) released guidelines to allow private offices in India to operate at 100 per cent capacity, but urged people to work from home as much as possible.



Not just India, several countries have released norms for employees. In New Zealand, for instance, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said that those businesses in the “position to do so” should consider a four-day workweek in order to boost domestic tourism.



Some private companies too have initiated steps to change their work culture in order to adapt to the pandemic. Tech giant Twitter, for example, was among the first global companies to allow employees to work from home. In a blog post publis... Read More

#workfromhome  #covid19 

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As COVID-19 still goes on to continue with the same pace, On a great note, Russia has provided the world with a sigh of relief as it has reportedly completed its first phase of COVID-19 human clinical trials, successfully.



The COVID-19 vaccine is being developed by the Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology in collaboration with the Russian Defence Ministry.



The Chief researcher and the head of the Center for Clinical Research on Medications at Sechenov University, Read More

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US Service Workers Strike: Highlighting Racism on 20th July




A US National Coalition of labour unions and racial and social justice organisations have decided to go on a mass strike from work from July 20th , as part of an ongoing protests on systemic racism and police brutality in the United States and to pay a tribute to George Floyd who was killed in a police brutality last month.

The organisers of the strike have demanded strict action by the Trump government to end the racism in an economy that has been choking off the economic mobility and career growth opportunities for many Black and Hworkers, who struggle to make a living amidst discrimination and are not able to rise up to higher positions at work.

The coalition has demanded for guaranteed sick pay, affordable ... Read More

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The Coronavirus Can Be Airborne Indoors, W.H.O. Says



"We have been talking about the possibility of airborne transmission and aerosol transmission as one of the modes of transmission of COVID-19," Maria Van Kerkhove, technical lead on the COVID-19 pandemic at the WHO, told a news briefing."





  • The World Health Organization has acknowledged that there's possibility of coronavirus being spread in the air under certain conditons

  • The UN body releases new guidelines on COVID-19 transmission, including new scientific evidence available on the spread of the SARS-CoV-2


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Considering the loss of classroom teaching time due to the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown, CBSE reduced the syllabus of classes 9 to 12 with the help of suggestions from NCERT.



This means that Class 11 students of political science will not study about federalism in the Constitution during the academic year of 2020-21. Political theory sections on citizenship, secularism and nationalism have also been removed, according to the details on deleted sections, available on the CBSE website.

In Class 12, the topic of India's relations with its neighbours has been deleted, along with sections on social movements, regional aspirations, the changing nature of India's economic development, and the Planning Commission. Business Studies students will not study the concept of demonetization, Goods and Services Tax, or the impact of government policy changes on business with special reference to liberalization, privatization and globaliza... Read More

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With the cases of COVID-19 mounting to 720K across the country, it not has somatic effects but has a great deal of psychological distress affecting everyone depending on different people how they tend to accept and digest the prevailing conditions.

Do you think even after promoting the importance of mental health, it is something which is being given equivalent attention to as a medical condition?

#PTSD   #mentalhealth   #mentalhealthawareness   #mentalhealthmatters  

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With the cases of COVID-19 mounting to 720K across the country, it not has somatic effects but has a great deal of psychological distress affecting everyone depending on different people how they tend to accept and digest the prevailing conditions.
Do you think even after promoting the importance of mental health, it is something which is being given equivalent attention to as a medical condition?

#PTSD   #mentalhealth   #mentalhealthawareness   #mentalhealthmatters  

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Pandemic and Digital Divide: Sparking Mental Trauma among young minds.





The lack of technological resources in the hands of the poor has challenged remote-learning which can create a big - learning gap between the rich & poor. We can't imagine the physiological trauma of a child who craves to study but can't.



Online Classes through the gifts of technology has bridged the gap between the educators and the students but has also mirrored “ Digital-Divide” in India.

The Digital Divide: The non-accessibility of gadgets has created a historic wave of mental-health problems like suicide, depressions etc.



According to the 2017-’18 National Sample Survey report on education, only 24% of Indian households have an internet faci... Read More

#COVID19Pandemic #Unlock2 #India #onlineeduaction #digitaldivide 

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"TEST-TRACK-TREAT" is the new formula for defeating the COVID-19.




The Union Ministry on the 1st of July announced that A Doctor's Prescription will no more be required for getting oneself checked for COVID-19. 



This order has come after a lot of chaos and tension caused when many concerned individuals with minor symptoms similar to COVID-19 were restricted from getting tested.



The Health Ministry advised all the states and UT's to allow all medical practitioners to prescribe the Coronavirus test for anyone who wants to get himself checked.



It said that this will decrease the load on the medical fraternity, the mental stress amongst people and lead to unprecedented situa... Read More

#covid19  #coronavirus  #india  #pandemic  #lockdown  #medical  #doctors  #ICMR  #

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Police misconduct is a grey area that citizens around the world in each part of the world face in their day to day lives , at varying degrees but constantly. With the death of George Floyd out in the daylight amidst many bystanders at the hands of a ruthless cop in Minneapolis led the whole world feeling choked two men in the Tamil Nadu lost their lives to custodial violence in Thoothukudi . The world around is truly not accepting and sympathetic but rather brutish. These are incidents of abuse of power but they do not exist in isolation but rather come from a space which is concealed and hidden and lies are concocted to push this matter further down .





The crimes of these men are not arson and murder but a means to livelihood in these extremely trying times of health hazard a pandemic constantly They had reportedly kept their mobile shop open beyond 8 p.m. on June 19, despite restrictions imposed by the state as part o... Read More

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Did you know there are board games that will educate you about Coronavirus and it’s protocols. Surprising, right ? Well here’s how they work: 



“You make me sick” Game



 



COVID-19 is highlighted in a newly updated board game, “You Make Me Sick,” to teach students about the immune system, infectious diseases, and good health practices. Designed by Duquesne University’s Partnership in Education, the game is available as a free download and optimized to print from the organization’s website. The game is designed for two to four players and recommended for children age 11-15 years old. The game provides a learning opportunity for the whole family and can be used by parents who are home schooling their children during the coronavirus pandemic.



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In the obituary to Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy, the British Medical Journal wrote, “… at his professional zenith, he may have had the largest consulting practice in the world, news of his visit to a city or even railway station bringing forth hordes of would-be patients.”



On July 1, 1882, is marked and celebrated in honour of one of the most legendary physicians and the second chief minister of West Bengal, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy. Born in Patna, Bengal Presidency, British India, he did his graduation on Mathematician which was followed by study of Medicine in University of Calcutta. A stalwart, he chose to aspire for perfection and went to England to join the prestigious St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London but unfortunately was denied admission in the first attempt. The issue was of the origin from which came; the boy from Asian c... Read More

#nationaldoctorsday  #doctor  #doctorsday 

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It was a proud moment for all the Indians, when United Nations, honored K. K. Shailaja, The Health Minister of the state of Kerala, India for her great efforts to fight against the pandemic COVID-19 in her state.

It was on the 24th of June that Ms. Shailaja was honored and was amongst several esteemed leaders across the globe to be speaking on the ocassion of United Nations Public Service Day.

K. K Shailaja had presented the Kerala model for the fight against COVID-19 in a webinar organized by the UN, on the 24th June.

The webinar was on Pandemic and Public Service Delivery, examining the critical role of public servants... Read More

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In 2018-19, exports of the Indian leather industry amounted to $5.69 billion, but the uncertainty over Covid-19 is expected to have led to a sharp decline in the business. Our exports stood at $5.69 billion last year. Estimates show that we have so far achieved around $4.34 billion this fiscal and we need to catch up with another $1.4 billion to touch last year’s numbers. We are awaiting final numbers for this fiscal to figure out actual exports.



 



South India accounts for nearly one-third of the leather manufacturing units. The predominance of the south in the industry also stems from the fact that the Council for Leather Exports, the industry body for leather, is based in Chennai. Within south India, Tamil Nadu plays a significant role with the Ranipet-Visharam-Vellore-Ambur- Vaniyambadi belt on the Chennai- Bengaluru National Highway being a hub for the industry and as an employment optio... Read More

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Mr COVID-19 toured all length and breadth across the globe and the unwelcomed guest made us unsafe even in our own bubbled space within the confines of our homes. The ‘Invisible Virus’ brought all of us under the microscope. As the civilization was scrambling to discover the vaccine, the ease in limitations cultivated a “New Normal” vitality for me.

Experiences expresses the essence of viewpoint of life and so let us talk about how I balanced the skepticism of being unproductive and the sensibility of being productive.

When I walk down the lane of ‘small memories' with Mr. Covid-19 who has been indirectly dating me for the last 3 months, I realize that I have harmonized with this “New Culture” of Pandemic.

Initially, the reflections of “Egg me Jams” and the downpour of ‘Online Classes’ blurred my peaceful life. As h... Read More

#lockdown #productivity 

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The Supreme Court's bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilker today gave its final decision regarding the leftover CBSE AISSCE Class 12th exams which were to be held in the month of July. The exams stand canceled now.





While, the class 10th exams were already canceled, the CBSE board has shared its decision to go ahead and declare the results by July 15th on basis on internals examinations due to the conditions caused by the pandemic COVID-19.





However, according to a CBSE OFFICIAL, the students will have an option to appear in examination if they wish to (and if the conditions would allow which is not probable)



 



but if they don't wish to appear then their performance of last internal examinations will be considered to grant them marks.






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Yoga and aurvedic expert Ramdev , head of Patajnjili has claimed that the medicine called ‘Coronil’ will help in treating the respiratory impacts of COVID-19.“The whole country and the world was waiting for medicine or vaccine for corona. We are proud to announce that the first Ayurvedic, clinically controlled trial based evidence and research-based medicine has been prepared by the combined efforts of Patanjali Research Centre and NIMS,” he said at a press conference in Haridwar.

The medicine comes as part of a kit which consists of tablets named Coronil and Swasari Vati, and an oil called Anu Oil. Active compounds of Ahwagandha, Giloy and Tulsi are used in the new Covid-19 medicine by Patanjili.The entire kit will help in strengthening immunity with more than 100 compounds used.2 tablets with hot water half an hour after each meals is prescribed by Patanjili.This quantity is suitable for people betw... Read More

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" Truth is Expensive ": Aspiring Journalists 


“Not all battles are fought for victory. Some battles are fought to tell the world that someone was there on the battlefield.”
                   - Ravish Kumar.

Freedom of the press is an integral part of freedom of speech. Space for dissent is what keeps the fire ignited in democracy & brings the unspoken in light.  However, how free are we today to speak the unspoken?  and by ' we', I mean all of us. Well, sacrifices! We have to pay for everything, for freedom of expression too.

I was 16 when investigative journalists exposed a well-known medical institution in Jharkhand that was practising female infanticide. Since... Read More

#journalism #Freedomofpress #India 

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CSIR constituent lab CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) Lucknow has received permission for carrying out Phase III trial of antiviral drug Umifenovir, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said on Friday. Umifenovir is mainly used for the treatment of influenza and is available in China and Russia, and has recently come into prominence due to its potential use for COVID-19 patients.



 



Why Umifenovir ??



•The drug has a good safety profile and acts by preventing entry of viruses into human cells and also by priming the immune system.



•All the raw materials for the drug are indigenously available and if the clinical trial is successful, Umifenovir can be a safe, efficacious, affordable drug against COVID-19. The drug has the potential for prophylactic use.



•If the cli... Read More

#covid19  #vaccine 

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•India was elected unopposed as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. India won 184 votes in the 193-member General Assembly in the election held Wednesday.



•  India will sit in the powerful UN body for two years beginning January 1, along with the five permanent members.



• Along with India, Ireland, Mexico and Norway also won the Security Council elections held on June 17.



Due to the COVID-19 situation, special rules were made for voting, with diplomats submitted their ballots at pre-arranged time slots in the General Assembly hall.

India was the sole candidate for a non-permanent seat from the Asia-Pacific category for the 2021-22 term. Its victory was expected since it had already got an endorsement from the 55-member Asia Pacific group, including China and Pakistan, last year.



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In light of the COVID 19 ongoing pandemic, the Apex Court of India has directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to reconsider its decision of taking the leftover AISSCE exams for class XIIth and scrapping it off instead. 





On a petition filed by lawyer Rishi Malhotra, The Supreme Court’s bench consisting of Justice AM Khanwilkar, Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice Sanjeev Khanna on Wednesday advised the CBSE board to mark the students on the basis Read More

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Whether exams should be in the present scenario of growing number of positive patients everyday??

#covid19   #exams   #cancelexams  

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While China had stopped reporting a rise in the fresh cases of COVID-19 and was gradually returning 

back to the track, the virus has again begin to haunt it as new strains have been found in the Chinese 

capital- Beijing, causing the highest daily total of new COVID-19 cases in China in the last 2 months.



As of Sunday, a total number of 8 cases were reported, bringing the toll to 74, all linked to the Xinfadi 

wholesale food market in South Beijing's Fengtai district. The government officials have also reported an 

outbreak in another wholesale market of Haidain district of China. The Chinese experts claimed that the 

genome sequencing had shown that the strains were from Europe, however they are yet to know how it 

came in the Chinese markets.



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#covid19  #coronavirus  #lockdown  #china 

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----- Education -----

Do you see education in a Post COVID world going into a online mode since it has proved to be a alternative to conventional education that has costs like time, commute etc .
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The world population as of now is over 7.6  Billion. Covid-19 has created a majot crisis in 2020. It’s caused by human activities. The pandemic, is a human overpopulation problem. It seems that we have not really understood the role that crowding and overpopulation play, as crutial reasons for the pandemic. There are two main factors at play. As the city expanded and sprawled, natural lands gave way to human settlement. But as more and more people live in crowded cities, it becomes harder to control a pathogen that takes days to manifest.



Overpopulation is accompanied by negative environmental and economic outcomes ranging from the impacts of over-farming, deforestation, and water pollution to eutrophication and global warming. While a lot of  steps are being taken to better ensure that humans stay sustained, the issue of overcrowding has made lasting solutions more challenging to find. The reasons are that Overpopu... Read More

#coronavirus  #covid19  #overpopulation 

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Covid or not, the life should go on. Two months of solid lock downs and repeated precautions taken to avoid spread of Carona Virus has taught us some mass measures like social distancing and individual measures like wearing mask and keeping hands sanitized ect.



Now, we have to follow the same precautions strictly and go on with the activities of life.



While the Government has responsibility to ensure healthy living and to protect the lives of people, there is equal responibility to ensure the economic well being of the society. Both objectives could only be achieved by implementing Covid 19 protocol strictly and opening up of economic activity.



As a part of such effort, the Government has decided to open business places like Malls and Restaurants which are the hubs of civilized life. However, precautions like social distancing, admission of only people free from symptoms Caron... Read More

#unlock  #covid 

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----- International affairs -----

The Trade war between US and China creates a need of self-dependency on Global Production.Many of the Chinese neighbouring Countries including India takes a audacious action by reconstructing their own supply chain.The virus will accelarate a change that was a already driven by market forces as rising wages and costs in china will cause lower-value manufacturing.While the US trade network with china was diaphanous but recent virus situation create of omnious relations between them but increasing disparity between them will help US to create good economic strategy that will help to strenghten the relations with countries like India,Australia,New Zealand,Japan and South Korea.Many Companies in china have been adopting "China Plus One" manufacturing strategy to bring chinese production on its peak.China Plus One is creating a baffling situation for global manufacturers as chinese low cost production facilities to global producers.The US has three alternatives ah... Read More

#china  #world  #tradewar  #us 

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With the cases rising every day, its mark tends to reach a new height of 2,76,583 confirmed cases in India, surpassing Italy and Spain, reaching to the new limits of 5th most affected country by the virus worldwide. Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister has alarmed Indians regarding the rise of covid cases which is likely to reach the 5.5 lakhs limit by the end of July. Now that’s not what Indians were expected to excel at.



According to the experiences of a few people, the hospitals are left with hardly any beds to treat new patients affected by the virus and simply not allowed to get admitted. Rumours has it that it is being done to alter the number of registered cases. Following this very fact, there’s a possibility that India is very close to surpass the United Kingdom.



A meeting was called by the Lt. Governor Anil Baijal with all the political parties. The aim of this meeting was to d... Read More

#coronavirus  #Delhi  #lg  #covid19  #pandemic  #ICMR  #indiaonpandemic 

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AstraZeneca is aiming to produce 2 billion doses of a coronavirus vaccine — and it could be ready by September

  1.  AstraZeneca plans to distribute 1 billion doses of a coronavirus vaccine to low and middle-income countries, with 400 million available this year.
  2. ·In addition, the U.S. and U.K. are set to be sent 400 million vaccine doses between them, starting in September.
  3.  The vaccine, named AZD1222, was originally developed by Oxford University in the U.K.

COVID-19 cases have topped the seven million mark today (June 08) globally. India too is seeing a surge in the number of cases every day. While there still is a long way to go before we put the pandemic behind us, trials and research are going on at warp s... Read More

#WorldfightsCovid #Covid -19

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Do you think people are honest with their symptoms in taking actions towards COVID-19 diagnosis or hide their symptoms scared by the possibility of restrictions ?
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QUARANTINE SCHOOLING: NEW NORMAL FOR HOMESCHOOLERS



With schools across the country closed in response to coronavirus, parents, teachers, and children are becoming subjects in an unofficial homeschooling experiment. But for experienced homeschoolers, coronavirus is a new normal, since you’re not supposed to leave your home unless necessary.



Schools have transitioned to distance learning, forcing parents to simultaneously manage their kids’ schooling and their own jobs. That part is nothing new to homeschooling parents, who have been sharing tips while they also navigate the changed realities outside. Parents have become accidental home school teachers now.  Home school parents advised others to keep in mind that academics are not the most important — especially while living in a pandemic. Of course, homeschooling during quarantine is quite diff... Read More

#Covid19 #mhrd #homeschooling 

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HOME SCHOOLING: Rejection of the cookie-cutter approach to education



“The philosophy of Home Schooling is, you take real life and then you turn that into schooling.”



“Tota Kahani” by Rabindranath Tagore narrates the story of a free-spirited parrot who would hop, skip, fly and sing all day. A king ordered that the bird be 'civilized', and so it was put in a golden cage. In the flood of restrictions and instructions, it soon forgot to sing, and then, couldn't even squawk. When it tried to fly, its wings were clipped. Soon the parrot died, with not a sound except for the rustle of books in its stomach.



The same story is painted on the walls of Shikshantar in Udaipur, which calls itself a people's institute for rethinking education and development. In the mural, t... Read More

#Covid #mhrd #homeschooling 

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Josh Frydenberg, the first treasurer in around three decade to preside over a recession remarked that a recession was an inevitable reality after national accounts show the gross domestic product falling by 0.3% in the March quarter. A report was released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The nation had a successful growth which was hampered by the recent coronavirus crisis and the impact of wildfires that Australia has been facing. Over the past twelve months the growth rate was only 1.4% , the weakest performance since the global financial crisis.



While Frydenberg said the contraction in Australia was less severe than many other countries battling the economic shock associated with the coronavirus pandemic, he warned people to brace for “difficult days ahead” because the June quarter results would be worse than the impact felt in March. According to Frydenberg “an economist’s version of ... Read More

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Upon landfall, Cyclone Nisarga is Ek is  to have a speed of 105-110 kmph and is likely to cause heavy rains in south Gujarat and coastal Maharashtra.



Rains in Mumbai, South Gujarat as cyclone nears land:



Cyclone Nisarga has led to constant drizzling in parts of Mumbai. Areas like Parel, Mulund, Goregaon Vasai Road, Navi Mumbai reported drizzle since early evening. Districts including Palghar, Greater Mumbai, Raigad and Mumbai have been put on alert.



Meanwhile, areas like Valsad, Bhavnagar, and Amreli are also likely to receive showers overnight.



Measures taken by Government to control Nisarga:



As a precautionary measure, people living in non-pucca ho... Read More

#strom  #nisarga  #maharastra 

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Do you think the opening up of major hospitality spots like malls and restaurants without a detailed functioning mechanism is a safe decision given COVID-19 is still a major concern?

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“Australia could return to international action in August with a three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe penciled into the schedule in the northern parts of the country.” But the main question is, this the right time to schedule matches ? There's a risk of infection everywhere, when you leave your house there's a risk, so I think we shouldn't think too much about it and matches should be scheduled later. I understand the concern of the fans but it’s never worth risking lives. But we must understand that it's essential we comply with the protocols and follow the prevention measures as much as we can. Returning to training is the first step but we shouldn't get complacent and we must take all precautions necessary. We'll have to see what the final plan is.



 



"While acknowledging the difficulty in navigating a global pandemic, we are nonetheless encouraged by the pr... Read More

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----- International affairs -----

 



"I can't breathe” has become symbolic with the protests that were sparked with the death of a black man in police custody in front of many as he begged for his life. The event took place on 26, 2020.Minneapolis police was called by a grocery store employee after George Floyd allegedly tried to pass a counterfeit $20 bill. The subsequent arrest, a violent one of Floyd, a black man, was filmed by many members of the public. He could be seen on the ground with his hands cuffed behind him while a white officer, Derek Chauvin, 44, pressed him to the pavement with his knee on Floyd’s neck. Chauvin was holding Floyd down for about eight minutes as Floyd complained of breathlessness and becoming unresponsive, while witnesses begged the officers to release him. Eventually paramedics had to lift limp Floyd on to a stretcher and placing him in an ambulance towards a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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“Sexuality leads to Self-Knowledge” 

I broke my silence today and whined as loud as I could, “Yes! I’m a Gay. I cherish flaunting with my worn long hair and I fancy dating a lovely man because I’m proud of my individuality.”

I started discovering my intense temptation towards same-sex when I was 14 but I was scared to endorse myself. The impressions of abnormality and medication used to vex me and I was eaten like a horse with, “Self-hatred.”

“Hey Mr. Long Hair, the thresholds of your happiness must be traversing all horizons. Section 377 has been decriminalized. So, confess your love.”, said the teacher, embarrassing me in front of my classmates. So, I broke my silence as my sexuality is my identity. It is part of my behaviour with biological and genetic factors and not an oddity that ne... Read More

#Homosexuality #Covid #Trans #Sexuality 

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----- Traveling -----

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After two months of lockdown, airlines finally opened the gates for citizens of India. A common question which might have arisen in one’s mind is how was the “new normalcy” handled by the citizens and most importantly, the airport authorities.



As it was assumed, some stated were not keen for resumption for flights amidst the lockdown.  Around 630 domestic flights which were scheduled to operate on Monday were cancelled which were suppose to fly to West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh, while the number of flights were limited to Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad. The announcement of flight cancellations was made by the Centre on Sunday night.



What boggled the citizens even more was when they reached the airport on Monday and were told by the airline staff about the cancellation. Agitated, the citizens took their anger to social media which portrayed bellicose and disappointment. Wit... Read More

#politicalvirus  #coldwar  #airspaceunlockdown  #domesticflights  #COVID19  #pandemic 

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----- International affairs -----

On 31st December when the hands of the clock struck 12, the whole world rejoiced, making New Year’s resolutions, promising to make this year count. Little did they know 2020 was a year of destruction. Since January the year has been off to a rocky start. This has specially been problematic for China.



The corona virus was first identified in China on 31st December 2019 according to the WHO China Country Office. The Virus was isolated on January 7, 2020 and finally the WHO confirmed the outbreak of the virus on January 12, 2020. This put China on the Hit list by the world. The Country was severely censured by all the countries, especially with the US, commonly referred to as the “Political Virus” these days. The US President is failing not to leave any chance to criticize China as he refers Covid-19 as the “Wuhan Virus” or the “Chinese Virus.”



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Greetings everyone, 



We find an immense pleasure to announce that *_JIMS VK's Model United Nations(MUN)_* is going to  be held by, *Rotaract Club Of JIMS Vasant Kunj and Prabandhan, the Management Club Of JIMS Vasant Kunj.*



*DATE- 6th-7th June'2020*



*PLATFORM- Zoom App*



The following *committees* are being simulated at E- MUN 2020



• *UNHRC -*



Violation of human rights in conflict areas with special emphasis on women and children.



• *WHO -*



Discussing the roadmap for containing and conquering the Global Pandemic , COVID-19.



• *AIPPM -*



Discussing the Possible economic reforms in India with special em... Read More

#JIMSVK  #MUN  #JIMSVKMUN 

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----- Agriculture -----

Do you think coronavirus lockdown is giving nature a break or has it put the world’s forests at a risk as poor people are relaying on nature for food and shelter ?

#Covid19 

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On Friday, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany held up a cheque written by President Trump for $100,000 — his contribution to COVID-19 relief efforts. While doing so, she accidentally revealed his bank account details.

In a press briefing on Friday, McEnany announced that Trump contributed this “to support the efforts being undertaken to confront, contain and combat the coronavirus”.

Experts have said it is unlikely that Trump’s account will be hacked into as it will have additional security measures in place due to his post as President of the United States. McEnany was appointed as Press Secretary of Donald Trump’s administration in April, this year.

Even though it's unlikely for his account to get hacked, keeping in mind such small details is necessary, to prevent any chance of such incidents from occurring. As we all know, 2020 has been so unpredictable. Read More

#detailsleaked  #trumpadministration 

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----- Energy & Environment -----

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AMPHAN”, EVACUATION AMID CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC

Know about How India braced to fight the “Virus from Air”

 

AMPHAN pronounced as “UM-PUN” is the super-tropical cyclonic storm with a speed of 240 km/h, a minimum pressure of 925 hPa. A tropical cyclone is a weather phenomenon that is essentially a rapidly rotating storm system with characteristics such as a low-pressure centre, strong winds and thunderstorms that produce heavy rain, among others.

“AMPHAN” like giant engines uses warm, moist air as fuel from the area of low pressure over the southern Bay of Bengal.

 Aman initially grew powerful because the waters it passed over were exceedingly warm, as high as 88 degrees in parts of the Indian Ocean. Warmer water provides more of the ene... Read More

#Amphan #WestBengal #Assam #Odisha #Covid -19#IndiafightsBack 

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The Reserve Bank has further reduced the key interest rate or the repo rate on Friday, yet again calling an out of turn meeting of the monetary policy committee as the COVID-19 pandemic continue spreading with economic lockdown. Do you think these changes are good or unnecessary?
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----- Traveling -----

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Following the 2-month shutdown nationwide, the economy had come to a halt with absolutely nothing and no one working. This led to believe everyone that they finally had time to themselves and that it had stopped where they could, for once do sit in the comfort of their homes and not worry about the deadline on which the reports had to be submitted. Unfortunately, the vacation has ended and it’s time to go back to school.

According to recent reports, the domestic commercial passenger flights will resume effective May 25, 2020.  According to the Civil Aviation Minister, Mr. Hardeep Singh Puri’s tweet, he claimed that the domestic flights across India would resume in a “calibrated manner”. The tweet also mentioned “All the airports and air carriers are being informed to be ready for operations from May 25. SOPs for passenger movement are also being separately issued by the Ministry of Civil Aviation&... Read More

#pandemic  #COVID19  #lockdown  #domestic  #flights  #resumption 

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The Shramik trains are an initiated by the Government of India for the migrant labourers who’ve migrated from rural areas in search of jobs in urban cities. With the poverty conditions touching the roof, the labourers in hope of providing a better future for their family move to the cities. The corona virus attack was so sudden and its impact was extremely high that it left no options to the workers to travel back to their homes. 

The number of migrant laborers crosses a mark of 40 million. As soon as the government announced the commencement of the lockdown whilst the outbreak of a deadly virus, the first gripping thought amongst them was finding a way to their sweet home. The rules of lockdown 1.0 strictly claimed for the citizens of India to remain in the comfort of their homes, but they refused to accept the shelter homes provided by the government and the fear of being quarantined a made them decide to go back to their homes and a mas... Read More

#lockdown  #shramiktrains  #COVID19  #pandemic  #labouronstreets  #labour 

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Union Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri announced that domestic flights will resume operations from Monday, May 25.A day after that,the Airport Authority of India has come up with some guidelines for airports and passengers in which the passengers have to reach the airport 2 hrs prior to the flight,wearing mask is compulsory and having AAROGYA SETU app in the mobile phone is necessary.
Do you think resuming airline operations is necessary ?

#covid -19 #coronavirus  #lockdown 

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A cyclone is a large scale of mass that rotates around a strong centre of low atmospheric pressure, characterised by strong winds, thunderstorms and heavy rainfall. Storms developed over the Indian ocean, are referred to as tropical cyclones or severe cyclonic storms. Amphan is the first severe cyclone of the area in over 20 years and is expected to cause severe flooding, mudslides and deadly storm surges with being equivalent to a Category 5 Atlantic hurricane. It's named Amphan since cyclone names are started with the first alphabet for the first cyclone of the year. Amphan is forecast to hit the densely populated, low lying area in coast in the Ganges River Delta, the world's largest river delta with unreliable infrastructure.The cyclone could bring storm surges of up to 5 meters (16.4 feet).Its centre is approaching Kasafal in the easters coast of the state of Odisha, India. The cyclone is set to make landfall between the town of Digha in India's West Bengal state and Bang... Read More

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----- International affairs -----

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  1. Australia welcomes probe resolution of WHA and promises to offer monetary assistance
  2. China reacts over Australia negative remarks and asks to stop political manouver .
  3. WHA elects 34 new members including India for executive board for 3 year term.
  4. India in top contender list for Director post of executive board - WHA
  5. USA hints WHA over stopping of funding if probe donot goes seriously 
  6. INDIA agrees to increase its monetary contribution in WHA inspite of USA remarks.

#covid19  #who  #narendramodi 

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  1. China agrees on probe of Covid19.
  2. Taiwan not invited by WHO to attend delegate introduction.
  3. Issue of Taiwan neglected not in list of WHA essentials. 
  4. WHA decides to set new credential goals.
  5. Union of India calls for inclusive approach on probe of Covid19  China backs the call.

 

#covid19  #who  #narendramodi 

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----- International affairs -----

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 “The world could learn from Taiwan’s success in responding to the coronavirus pandemic, yet it doesn’t have a seat at the World Health Organization.”

On Monday, May 18, representatives of 194 countries gathered virtually for one of the most important public health meetings in recent memory. A country thought to have had one of the best public health responses to the coronavirus pandemic—Taiwan was not invited. 
Taiwan attended the assembly as an observer from 2009 to 2016 but China blocked further participation after the election of Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, whom China views as a separatist, an accusation she rejects. 
Taiwan is not a member of the WHO as China has opposed its entry into international bodies. Taiwan was the first to begin screening passengers from Wuhan, starting December 31. 
Taiwan is not ... Read More

#Covid19 #WorldHealthOrganisation #taiwan #china #geneva  #switzerland  #who  #geneve  #worldhealthorganization  #health  #ankara  #turkiye  #istanbul  #turkey #genf  #izmir  #unitednations  #worldmentalhealthday  #publichealth 

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Apart from learning sudh Hindi and words  like atmanirbhar and PracharasabhaI I learnt one more thing about lockdown 4.0, we will have to accept corona virus as a part of our live now. On Tuesday PM Narendra Modi confirmed there will a fourth lockdown but this fourth lockdown will be completely different from the three lockdowns. This week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a six-hour video call with several chief ministers and asked for states' input on this matter.

“Normalcy on ground” will be the main focus of lockdown 4.0. For how long will we hide from the virus and stay at home? We have to move on from the virus and take precautions and lead our live. Yes, I know everything won’t be the same again. We will see everyone wearing masks and going to work now, we will see everyone in metro trying to maintain social distance and wearing masks and using sanitizers, we will see empty play grounds, the lin... Read More

#covid19  #lockdown4 .0 #heroes 

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Covid crisis has revived the health sector of India both in quality and credibility basis.

India can get advantage of situation of economic depression  prevailing in China .

India is not going to be effected much by global economy crisis as Indian economy relies mostly on it's own people.

Indian administration has got a golden chance to divert people towards ambitious schemes as Make in India.

#makeinindia 

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The Maharashtra government on Tuesday, 12 May, announced that it will allow liquor shops to provide home delivery services subject to conditions for both the buyer and the seller.
 This decision was taken after witnessing the aftermath of a badly executed plan of allowing liquor shops to open across India which went in a direction opposite of social distancing. However, certain rules are to be followed.
   To think that the government has done nothing significant for the migrant workers who are trying endlessly and failing to get back safely to their families, prioritising such futile issues is completely illogical.
   We can agree that opening up liquor stores or allowing deliveries for liquor is going to help bring in abundant revenue for the government and assist in these times of crisis, on the other hand, there are people who are losing out on jobs not knowing when they will be getting their nex... Read More

#liquordelivery  #covid19  #lockdown  #maharashtra 

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Every Indian should be vocal for the local…. Today’s local brands were once local too but when the people started supporting them, they became global.” Stated by the honorable Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi addressed the nation March 12,2020 at 8PM. Within the speech, it was indicated that Lockdown 4.0 will contain new forms and rules, with certain relaxations to be provided, keeping in mind to follow the notions of social distancing, the government is planning to resume the public transport facilities to gradually facilitate the movement of citizens. While the decision may seem practical to boost start the economy, practically it’s asking to choose between life and livelihood. 

 

He announced the release of a package of Rs 20 lakh-crore which roughly sums up to 10% of India’s GDP. The aim of this package is to boost the stalled ec... Read More

#lockdown2020  #coronapandemic  #PMspeech  #lockdown4 

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on 12th May, highlighting how large number of casualties have occurred not just in India, but worldwide as humongous number of people have lost their lives due to a single small virus.

   Mr Modi announced a Rs 20 lakh crore economic package to deal with the market slowdown due to the unexpected virus which would "empower different sectors of the society. "

 It is expected to help India become self-reliant and effectively deal and overcome Covid19. The details of the package will be given later Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman.

 Being self reliant could provide a good boost to our falling economy. It's highly essential to use indigenous products and be proud of it. During these last couple of months, India has learnt the importance of expanding and supporting local manufacturers, businesses and markets also to make ou... Read More

#coronavirus  #lockdown  #indialockdown  #PMspeech 

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----- Energy & Environment -----

Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar represented India in the first virtual Petersberg Climate Dialogue on 28 April. The first virtual Climate Dialogue was the eleventh session of Petersberg Climate Dialogue. Is spending national resources on such meets globally by all the nations right now really necessary in this time of pandemic which has nose dived the global economies, whereas these resources could be saved to utilize them to protect the drowning economical environment globally?

#Worldeconomy  #Recession  #Worldrecession  #economiccrises  #Worldcrises  #coronavirus  #coronavirus  #coronavirusUSA  #India  #covid19  #covid_19  #coronavirusIndia 

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----- Health -----

A four-year-old Malayan tiger in the Bronx Zoo of New York has tested positive of Corona Virus. Do you think Coronavirus can be transmitted to animals just like human beings?

#coronavirus  #coronavirus  #coronavirusUSA  #India  #covid19  #covid_19  #coronavirusIndia 

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----- Business -----


TiE Mumbai, which is a not-for-profit network of entrepreneurs, New Jersey City University (NJCU) and Choose New Jersey which is a privately funded non-profit economic development organization, entered into an MoU for the purpose of promoting technology and technology-based investment exchanges between India and New Jersey, Do you think this Initiative by TiE would help new age tech-based Entrepreneurs in getting their businesses to a boost level?

#Business  #BusinessinIndia  #NewJersey  #MOU  #TiE  #Entrepreneurs  #Newage  #technolgy  #Techbusinesses  #Techentrepreneurs  #USA  #Elections  #Presidentialelections  #Elections2020  #Donaldtrump  #USAElections  #coronavirus  #coronavirus  #coronavirusUSA  #India  #covid19  #covid_19  #coronavirusIndia 

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----- International affairs -----

Did Chernobyl accident of 1986 Cause the Soviet Union To Explode and broke the financial back of the union ?

#USSR  #soviet  #MikhailGorbachev  #Russia  #USA  #USA  #Elections  #Presidentialelections  #Elections2020  #Donaldtrump  #USAElections  #coronavirus  #coronavirus  #coronavirusUSA  #India  #covid19  #covid_19  #coronavirusIndia 

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----- International affairs -----

What do you think about Donald Trumps government position in the November 2020 Presidential elections of the United States ?

#USA  #Elections  #Presidentialelections  #Elections2020  #Donaldtrump  #USAElections  #coronavirus  #coronavirus  #coronavirusUSA  #India  #covid19  #covid_19  #coronavirusIndia 

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