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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

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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

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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

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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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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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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

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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

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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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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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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

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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??

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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----- 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 ?

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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

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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

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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.

 

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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. 
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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

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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

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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

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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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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?

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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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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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