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Covid 19: Migrants risk spreading of virus to rural areas 

A day after total lockdown was announced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, hundreds and thousands of manual workers took to streets to go home.  What’s migrant worker A lot of people come to big cities from their villages in search of jobs and work. Most of them work as manual workers who earn daily […]

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When a Virus Changed History

Gripped as we all are, in an extraordinary crisis – fearful and yet hopeful – I am reminded of an episode when a Virus changed the course of History. The year is 1521. The setting is the ancient Aztec city of Tenochtitlan (now Mexico City). Hernán Cortés, a Spanish conquistador has set out to conquer […]

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China bans consumption and trade of wild animals 

A strict ban on the consumption and farming of wild animals is being rolled out across China in the wake of the deadly coronavirus epidemic, which is believed to have started at a wildlife market in Wuhan. China’s top legislature said it will immediately ban the trade and consumption of wild animals, in a fast-track […]

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Covid 19: Indian cases cross 650, world reels under virus 

The total number of COVID-19 patients in India has crossed 650. With Tamil Nadu witnessing its first coronavirus casualty, the death toll in the country has climbed to 13. Of these active cases, 602 are Indians and 47 are foreign nationals. A total of 43 patients have been cured so far, according to the Ministry […]

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Tokyo Olympics postponed till 2021 

The Tokyo Olympics which was scheduled to be held from July 24, 2020 has been rescheduled to a date no later than summer 2021, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Japanese organisers said. The accelerating Covid-19 crisis has forced the Olympics to be postponed for the 1st time in its 124-year modern history. “In […]

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Lockdown, curfew and section 144: Know the difference 

The whole country has come to standstill due to Coronovirus. In order to prevent it from spreading among more people, the government has put in place an order to not get out of houses, or go out only in the time of absolute need. We need to follow this order to prevent the virus from […]

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Major sporting events cancelled or postponed due to Covid 19 

Coronovirus has shocked the world, and sports persons are no exception. While many sports events have been postponed, few committees have taken a bold decision to cancel few tournaments altogether. However, the fate of this year’s biggest sport event, Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games, is still not decided. The Japanese Olympic committee wants to go ahead […]

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Wash your hands, not just now but always 

You must be surprised by the sudden addition of instructions from your mom. Well, the instructions never cease but in wake of the current situation, mommies have gone a bit paranoid about hand wash. You think? Well, you’re wrong. Actually, mommies are right (aren’t they always!), washing your hands would help stay safe from Covid […]

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Missing school, this class graduated on Minecraft 

A group of Japanese students is proving to the world that they will not be letting the novel coronavirus ruin their fun. Since Japanese schools, and almost all around the world, have closed down in the face of COVID-19, an elementary school boy and his friends decided to host their own online graduation ceremony on […]

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More than 170 people have Covid 19 in India 

To contain the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus disease, the government has asked schools to shut down, offices to let employees work from home and people to not travel without an emergency.  The virus has infected around 170 people in India so far, including 25 foreign nationals and one Army jawan in Leh. Three […]