Not all home remedies for Covid are helpful

Social media, papers, word of  mouth are sources of bogus information Amidst the raging Covid-19 pandemic, people’s fear of getting infected is driving them to unproven and unscientific remedies. Amrutha Palacharla, who works for a private company in Telangana, informed The Observer: “It is always recommended to drink hot water with honey as it helps in fighting […]

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Lack of access to menstrual products can badly affect health of women

MENSTRUAL HYGIENE DAY Lack of access to menstrual products can badly affect the health of women. According to studies, about 88 per cent of Indian women and girls use alternatives to sanitary pads like cloth, rags, hay, sand or ash. Dr Alok Deb, a gynecologist at Woodland Hospital, Shillong, informed The Observer: “Menstrual Hygiene is […]

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Non-heinous crimes in Delhi come down due to Covid

With nobody on road, how can it happen: Police Motor vehicles theft reported in the national capital came down by 26 per cent in 2020. Similarly, the number of burglaries and house thefts also plummeted due to a combination of lockdown and fear. “Crime has come down because of a combination of two things: Lockdown […]

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Govt to auction securities to fund Covid fight, pet plans

The Centre has decided to auction government securities worth Rs 26,000 crore to raise funds for its pet projects and Covid-19 relief. According to a press release, ‘The Government of India has announced the Sale (Re-issue) of (i) ‘4.26 percent Government Security, 2023’ for a notified amount of Rs 3,000 crore (nominal) through the price-based […]

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College gets barber on campus as a step to curb Covid

Dr Prabhakar Bhimalapuram is the chairperson of the Campus Health and Medical Committee set up by the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, to oversee the efficient running of health clinics on campus. Recently, the committee undertook the responsibility of fighting against Covid to safeguard students on campus. It took the unusual measure of getting […]

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Delhi University students are worried over delayed exams

Dean says open book exams will be conducted. Final-year students of Delhi University are worried because results will be announced late due to a delayed start of exams. The university has announced that the exams will commence in early June, after a month’s delay. “Top management institutes in India are supposed to start on June 30. […]

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Biomed waste is dumped unsegregated

BBMP waste collectors don’t touch waste from houses that have Covid patients Bengaluru: In several parts of the city, biomedical waste produced by home-isolated Covid-19 patients is being dumped in Bellahalli, near Yelahanka, as unsegregated waste.  Rahul Hipparkar, the driver of a BBMP garbage-collection truck, said: “All the waste collected, except for a certain category […]

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NGOs in a soup as funds go to Covid relief

Some have laid off staff, others have cut salaries Bengaluru: Several non-health NGOs are facing a severe financial crisis as most of their funds are being donated to Covid-19 relief, resulting in job losses.  Arjun Chaitanya, a co-founder of Sasya Sankalpa, a rejuvenation and sapling- planting NGO, said: “We had to let go of the […]

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