UK awards MBE to the doctor hailing from Bengaluru

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UK Awards MBE To Bengaluru-based Public Health Doctor

United Kingdom has awarded an honorary Membership of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) to a Bengaluru-based public health doctor, Dr Ananda Giri Shankar. Acknowledged for his fight against COVID-19 as Incident Director of Public Health Wales, Dr Shankar will receive award by the Queen of England. "The award is a great privilege," said the doctor who has spent about three decades of his life in Bengaluru.

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 - 10:00 AM / by Vanshika Sharma

Tags: United Kingdom, Covid-19, Doctors, Coronavirus Pandemic

Courtesy: Deccan Herald

Maharashtra Jail

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26 Prisoners Refuse To Take Parole In Maharashtra

At least 26 inmates locked in various jails across Maharashtra eligible for parole have denied it. The issue surfaced in a meeting held by the state committee created to recommend suggestions to decongest the jails. While some are worried over their survival in the lockdown others fear of becoming burden on the family. Interestingly, the Bombay HC recently held that no inmates can be forced to take parole/temporary bail.

Tue, 01 Jun 2021 - 07:50 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Parole, Prisoners, Maharashtra , Coronavirus Pandemic

The Statesman

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Centre Promises Pension To Families Of COVID-19 Victims

Announcing numerous COVID-19 support measures, the Centre on May 29 promised pension to families that lost their sole bread-earners due to the pandemic. The government also stated that it had "enhanced and liberalized" the insurance compensation policy under Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme to support such families. Moreover, the benefit will be available retrospectively to cover COVID casualties from 24.03.2020 till 22.03.2022.

Sun, 30 May 2021 - 02:18 PM / by Santosh Tibeli

Tags: covid19, Covid-19, PM Modi, Narendra Modi, Coronavirus Pandemic

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

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Survey Indicates 66% Urban Indians Most Worried About Coronavirus

Research company Ipsos' "What Worries the World" survey report has revealed that 66% urban Indians are worried about the coronavirus pandemic. Interestingly, the percentage saw a 21% increase from the previous numbers in April 2021. Besides, unemployment (44%) ranked second-most worried topic while healthcare concerns moved up to third with (30%). Concerns over healthcare have increased by 13% over April. Meanwhile, financial/political… read-more

Fri, 28 May 2021 - 03:26 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Ipsos, Survey, Coronavirus Pandemic, Unemployment, health care, India

Courtesy: The Indian Express

INS Rajput

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Navy's 1st Destroyer INS Rajput To Be Decommissioned After 41 Years

After 41 years of serving for the Indian Navy, the first destroyer in the Navy, INS Rajput will be decommissioned at the Vishakhapatnam Naval Dockyard on May 21. Commissioned in 1980, the first vessel of Kashin-class destroyers was constructed in Ukraine. The decommissioning ceremony will be low-key due to the pandemic and will be attended by in-house sailors and officers. Notably, the vessel served both eastern and western fleets.

Fri, 21 May 2021 - 05:45 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Indian Navy, destroyer, Coronavirus Pandemic, INS Rajput

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Teen's Molester Monk Commits Suicide At Mumbai Jain Temple

Manhar Muni Desai, a 70-year-old monk who was convicted of molesting a teen in march 2012, has committed suicide at a Jain temple in Mumbai. As per police officials, “Desai was found hanging from a ceiling fan by one of the temple workers.” Desai was given a two-year jail term sentence earlier this month but his arrest got delayed due to the pandemic. He also left behind a suicide note.

Fri, 21 May 2021 - 01:39 PM / by Santosh Tibeli

Tags: Suicide, Mumbai, India, Coronavirus Pandemic

Courtesy: India Today

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CBSE Likely To Delay Class 10 Results As Marks Submission Date Deferred

The CBSE is likely to postpone the class 10 board exam results as the board has extended the dates for submission of students' marks by the schools from June 5 to June 30. Reportedly, the decision was made considering the safety and health of teachers. Earlier, the submission dates were June 5 and June 11 for marks out of 80 and internal assessment marks respectively.

Tue, 18 May 2021 - 06:20 PM / by Vanshika Sharma

Tags: Class 10 Boards, CBSE, cbse students, 10th results, Coronavirus Pandemic

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Robert Seaman Creates Doodle

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Artist Robert Seaman Completes 1 Year Of Creating Pandemic Doodles

Artist Robert Seaman on May 11 completed one year of creating doodles on pandemic. Robert works for six hours a day creating a doodle every day. The 88-year-old started his journey of doodles from a one-room apartment in New Hampshire. Having deep interest in drawing from an early age, the octogenarian artist later aimed to pursue it as a career, for which he even left his real estate job.

Thu, 13 May 2021 - 08:55 PM / by Vanshika Sharma

Tags: Doodles, Coronavirus Pandemic, Social Media, Robert Seaman

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

IGI Airport Terminal 2 Inside view

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Delhi Airport To Stop Operations At T2 Terminal From May 17 Midnight

Due to substantial decrease in number of flights amid the pandemic, the Delhi International airport has decided to close its T2 terminal from May 17 midnight. The airport officials stated that it will be managing all flights from the T3 terminal only. The decision came after India and its aviation department experienced a worse second wave of COVID -19. Currently, the airport is managing around 325 flights everyday.

Wed, 12 May 2021 - 03:40 PM / by Santosh Tibeli

Tags: Covid-19, Coronavirus Pandemic, Delhi, Delhi Airport


Stress In Children

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Expert Suggests Ways To Help Children's Well Being In Pandemic Time

Paediatrician Dr Jesal Sheth suggests to address children’s fears and conversations for the emotional well-being and to avoid stress in children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recommending to engage them in indoor games, Sheth said besides safeguarding them against outside exposure this will make them understand what staying indoor means at these times. The senior consultant at Fortis Hospital added to encourage children to spend more time… read-more

Sun, 25 Apr 2021 - 07:12 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Lifestyle, Coronavirus Pandemic, children, Stress