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India runs out of oxygen as Covid wave surges

India is in the middle of a devastating second wave of coronavirus. On Thursday, officials reported an astonishing 3,80,000 new cases, setting a world record for the second day in a row. And all the while, deaths keep rising. Now, India’s healthcare system has reached a breaking point. At one hospital in Delhi, 25 people […]

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Earthquake in Assam

An earthquake of magnitude 6 struck India’s rugged northeastern state of Assam on Wednesday, causing cracks in the walls and floors of some structures, but no immediate casualties were reported. The quake hit at a depth of 34 km (21 miles) near the town of Dhekiajuli, 140 km (86 miles) north of the main city […]

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India records world’s biggest single-day rise in coronavirus cases

India recorded the world’s highest daily tally of 314,835 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday as a second wave of the pandemic raised new fears about the ability of crumbling health services to cope. Health officials across northern and western India including the capital, New Delhi, said they were in crisis, with most hospitals full and […]

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Twenty20 Cricket:trivia

Sport isn’t just good for children’s bodies; it’s good for their minds too. Studies have shown that sport has psychological benefits for children and adolescents and teaches them important life skills. With the pandemic, pausing all our outdoor plans- why not play some fun indoor games. With IPL fever in full swing, try out these […]

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COVID19 CASES IN INDIA SURGE 2,00,000

Indians scrambled on Thursday to secure beds in hospitals for relatives stricken with coronavirus as infections surged to a daily record, overwhelming medical facilities and drying up oxygen supplies. A massive second wave of infections is centred on the rich state of Maharashtra, which makes up a quarter of the tally, and is spreading wider […]

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In depth: What is the COVAX programme and why is it important?

Recently, the chief of the World Health Organisation (WHO) thanked India for supporting vaccine equity. Through committing to COVAX,  India is helping more than 60 countries to start vaccinating their health workers and other priority groups. So what is this COVAX programme?  The Mission Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access, abbreviated as COVAX, is a global initiative […]

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Republic Day: Did you know these facts about the parade?

The Republic Day parade this year would be a low-key affair due to the pandemic and health threats. But the R-Day parade holds its own importance in the history of our celebrations when the country adopted its Constitution. On January 26, we officially became a constitutional country and every year we celebrate this achievement with […]

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In depth: The pride that is Indian Antarctic Programme

As more than 45 members of 40th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica (ISEA) departed for the South Pole from Mormugao Port, Goa this week, Indian scientists and researchers cheered for this extraordinary programme of the country. Antarctica is a tough continent, covered in snow with extremely difficult weather conditions. Surviving these conditions and doing research […]

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Other New Years: Jan 1 is not a New Year for these culture

Not all countries and cultures celebrate New Year on January 1. Mostly, cultures follow the Gregorian calendar with 365 days, or 12 months in a year, and leap years. But there are several cultures that also celebrate New Year’s Day later in the year.  These cultures follow lunar, solar, and other hybrid calendars to tell […]

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In depth: Why are farmers protesting?

It’s been more than a month now that farmers are protesting at the Delhi border against the farm laws passed by the Narendra Modi government.  The laws The laws against which the farmers are protesting are – the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020; Farmers Produce Trade and […]