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The pandemic had resulted in a halt over everyone’s education, careers, livelihoods, but for the fraudsters in Sydney. These grifters have a fresh way to make their living now, and they chose the Chinese students who’ve been stranded in the unknown land, away from their homes as their new means of income.

The process they follow as these scam artists after choosing their victims, they tend to blackmail them to release sensitive information. In order to avoid that the victims are forces to stage their own kidnapping and make the abduction seem genuine and send this recording as a proof to their relatives in China which will help them obtain the ransom. They deliver the messages to thousands of random phone numbers purporting to be from a messenger service. It is a robocalls and says a package needs to be delivered.

On Tuesday, the police in New South Wales confirmed of eight such cases had occurred with ransom one case c... Read More

#coronavirus  #sydney  #kidnapping  #virtualkidnapping  #chinesestudents  #internationalstudents  #australia 

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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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----- Lifestyle & Habit -----

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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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----- Entertainment -----

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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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Do you think the scrapping of ECA Quota by the University of Delhi rips apart the cultural fabric of the University and creates a void that engulfs any scope for artistic growth?

A lot of students hopeful of securing a seat in Delhi University with their achievements in sports and extra-curricular activities, will not get a chance to showcase their talent as the varsity will not have sports and extracurricular activities, or ECA, trials in view of the coronavirus pandemic. Only candidates with NCC and NSS certificates will be considered for admissions under the ECA category while admissions under the sports category will be granted based on merit certificates.

#BringBackECA  #DelhiUniversity  

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----- Lifestyle & Habit -----

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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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----- Health -----

Karnataka has surpassed Gujarat as the fourth-most affected state in the country after Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Delhi.

The statement of B Sriramulus landed him right in the middle of a controversy amidst this pandemic- "One can keep claiming that its because of the governments negligence or irresponsibility of the ministers or that cases are up because of a lack of coordination among the ministers. All of these allegations are far from the truth. Only God can save us from coronavirus."

The above statement coming from a Minister of Health and Family Welfare of Karnataka, do you think hes right leader to handle the situation of Pandemic effectively?

#coronavirus   #karnataka   #sriramulu  

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----- Health -----

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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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----- Health -----

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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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#Covid19 #WorldHealthOrganisation #geneva  #switzerland  #who #worldhealthorganization  #health  #ankara  #turkiye  #istanbul  #turkey  #homeopati  #genf  #izmir  #unitednations  #worldmentalhealthday  #airborne #publichealth 

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----- Education -----

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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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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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----- Education -----

Do you believe Open Book exams for Delhi University are in any way easier or just add to the multitude of infrastructural problems that students today face in India due to the Pandemic for eg electricity cuts and thus making the process of taking online OBE even harder ?
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----- Law -----

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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----- Health -----

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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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----- Lifestyle & Habit -----

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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

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----- Health -----

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WHO director general Tedros Adhanom has predicted that the number of CoronaVirus cases globally is set to reach 10 million this week. Global cases of the novel coronavirus surpassed 9 million and is currently at 9.3, as Brazil and India brought light on spike in infections, and the United States, China and other suffering countries reported new outbreaks. Since late last year, the virus has spread across the globe and declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, however, differences in testing mean that the number of cases may be understated for some countries. The number could in actual, have crossed the 10 M mark. The number of deaths is a more dependable indicator. The disease has hit certain countries, including Brazil, India and the US, as leaders are unable to effectively comprehend the situation. Meanwhile in Asia, where the disease began, the spread continues, although in China it seems for now to have passed its peak and the second wave of virus coming after ... Read More

#coronavirus  #lockdown  #10millioncased 

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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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----- Ethics -----

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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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----- Politics -----

Elections to most Rajya Sabha seats were put on hold since March due to the coronavirus pandemic. At 9am today voting for elections to 24 Rajya Sabha seats began amidst strict security and the looming threat of the pandemic . 



Elections are being held on four seats each from Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, three each from Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, two from Jharkhand and one each from the northeastern states of Meghalaya and Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram.



The events leading to the elections, which has seats from 10 states at stake, was marked by resort politics, resignations, switching sides and allegations of bribery being brought back form the oblivion.Congress accused BJP of bribery attempts to its MLAs while it swayed its flock in the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan.



For BJP to have a strong grip in the legislative activities ,most importantly p... Read More

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“The Chief Justice said that Lord Jagannath won’t forgive us if we allow this year’s Rath Yatra to go on.” I agree to this. Ratha Yatra, every year around 10 to 12 Lakhs of devotees thronged the coastal town of Puri to catch the glimpse of deities re-embodied after 19 years on chariots on the occasion of Rath Yatra, marking largest-ever religious congregation in Odisha.



 



Yes, lakhs of devotees. And it’s impossible to maintain social distancing when there are lakhs of people. In the court order, the “CJI observed that the rath yatra normally draws a crowd of 10-13 lakh and continues for a period of 10-15 days.” The court said such a large gathering raises public health and safety concerns during a pandemic. And it’s right for them to be concerned, it will drastically increase the number of cases of positive patients. Even ... 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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----- International affairs -----

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•During the ongoing de-escalation process, a violent face-off took place between Indian and Chinese troops leading to the demise of three Army personnel, including an officer and two soldiers, in Galwan Valley, Ladakh.

•According to the Indian Army personnel, the face-off took place on Monday night, leading to “casualties on both sides.”

•First violent incident with casualties on the India-China Border, after 1975



Border- dispute between India and China has always been a hotly debated topic. Uncertainties flare on a fairly regular purpose between India and China over their 3,500-kilometre periphery and so the standoffs between the world’s most populous nations are crafting promptly. 

Indian and Chinese military commanders had been in dialogues in Galwan Valley area and Hot Springs, to work out the border-dispute but there ... Read More

#India #China #War #Defence #Standoff #Ladakh 

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----- Health -----

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The shocker waved across the country, when one the most adroit and determined actors of Bollywood at age 34 is lost. Reminiscing the actors’ time, the directors as well as his colleagues are rendered speechless by the very step taken by the actor. No one has the answer as to why such a prospering actor would decide to take his own life whist at the apex of his life, with so much ahead for him to see.  What seemed unusual is that the movies for which the actor worked for were quite inspirational and has an impact on one’s life. The question which needs to be answered is one word; why?



One sentence which is often quite iterated as to why such a talented actor, who was “at the peak of his career” or who had a wonderful career” would be forced to take such a step? This not implies the façade one is forced to put on but also the mentality of the customary society that only an asp... Read More

#mentalhealthmatters  #SSR  #RIPSSR  #sushantsinghrajput  #mentalhealth  #depression 

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----- Lifestyle & Habit -----

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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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----- Health -----

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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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----- Health -----

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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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----- Education -----

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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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----- Business -----

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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----- Sports -----

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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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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

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----- Spirituality -----

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The month of Ramadan ends with a grand celebration Eid ul Fitr, however due to the lockdown families have been separated making it less festive. Corona virus pandemic which dates back to December last year has affected world’s biggest economies; many industries have suffered unpredictable loss. The Coal and Petroleum Companies, Tourism and Hospitality sector are most affected; the later is projected to suffer a revenue loss of 1.25 trillion in 2020. The virus has disrupted our lives, daily routines and significance of social gatherings and cultural diversions in it.  Temples, Mosques, Churches which saw people coming everyday and offering prayers to the deities are closed until the situation gets better.



Eid al-Fitr, (festival of breaking of the fast) celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan. Eid has a particular Salat (Isl... Read More

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

While governments across the world still dwell on the nature of life and the post lockdown measures with people continuing to cope with life in a pandemic the news of a plane crash from Pakistan shook many.Around 09:45 GMT on Friday Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-8303 from Lahore to Karachi went down.With 99 people aboard the flight was said to be rapidly losing altitude. 



An investigation has been launched to piece together how the plane developed a fatal technical fault that led to the crash with the black box, or the light data recorder and cockpit voice recorder recovered from the site. It brought light to the events that led to this crash.The pilot had contacted the air traffic controllers regarding the engine power failure on both the plane engines. The last audible message from the pilot were Mayday calls.The controllers gave the c... Read More

Crash,#pandemic #investigation 

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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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----- Poverty -----

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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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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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 “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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----- Poverty -----

In this time of pandemic Modi’s financial package of ₹21 lakh crore will help poor or will it lead to more debts for them ??

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----- Business -----

Do you think the government new economic policy that aims at make in india and making india more self reliant amidst the times of a pandemic by measures such as TDS reductions, new tender laws and provisions for a small business would be successfully is saving the economy.

Economy#Newpackage #smallbuisness 

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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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----- 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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