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COVID-19 lockdown will damage more than demonetisation: Pronab Sen

India, April 1 -- DTE talks to Pronab Sen, head of the Centre's Standing Committee on Economic Statistics, to make sense of the lockdown India is amid an unprecedented crisis - first there was an out... Read More


Coronavirus update: India now has nearly 1400 cases

India, April 1 -- Record 72new cases in Maharashtra yesterday India had 1,397 cases positive to the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said March ... Read More


Here are two methods used to test for novel coronavirus

India, April 1 -- India currently uses the molecular assays method of testing There are two methods of testing available to find out if a person is infected with the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) or... Read More


Covid-19: Five initiatives for the urban poor

India, April 1 -- Companies and non-profits are providing food and sanitation kits to the poor stranded in cities The lockdown that came into force on March 25 has hit the migrant workers the most, w... Read More


COVID-19: WHO criticises countries for not ensuring dignity of migrants during lockdowns

India, March 31 -- Indian states suspends routine immunisation, WHO says it is unfair Countries, including India, should see to it that concerns of daily wagers and migrant workers are taken care of ... Read More


COVID-19: South Africa rolls out door-to-door screening

India, March 31 -- The country reported 1,326 positive COVID-19 cases, including three deaths, as on March 31, 2020 Four days after South Africa entered a nationwide lockdown to control the novel cor... Read More


COVID-19: Bihar's standing rabi wheat, maize under lockdown

India, March 31 -- Delay in harvesting standing crops of wheat and maize on over 7 million ha in Bihar will be disastrous for farmers The 21-day nationwide lockdown invoked by Prime Minister Narendra... Read More


COVID-19: Kenya ensures kids keep learning amid lockdown

India, March 31 -- A state body under the education ministry has intensified delivery of school programmes through radio and television broadcasts Many Kenyans would call Isaac Thuku a privileged par... Read More


Pesticide Management Bill 2020: What could have made it better

India, March 31 -- The bill was introduced after much delay The Pesticide Management Bill, 2020 was introduced in the Rajya Sabha by Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar on March 23 and wi... Read More


COVID-19: Social tension in Bihar over returning migrants

India, March 31 -- Villagers fear contagion, want to keep out workers heading back They also insist migrant workers undergo tests to confirm they do not carry the virus (SARS-CoV-2) and remain in qua... Read More