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India’s vaccination coverage crosses 30-crore landmark

In a milestone achievement, India’s cumulative vaccination coverage has exceeded 30 crores. A total of 30,16,26,028 vaccine doses have been administered through 40,45,516 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am Thursday. As

How a portal saved 2,000 lives by connecting patients with dialysis centres

As the city of Mumbai went into the lockdown in March 2020, those who were on permanent dialysis and caught Covid infection or suspected to have been infected were badly in need of dialysis treatment. At the same time a large number of pat

Cinema and OTT will coexist: Madhur Bhandarkar

With technology evolving every day, it provides filmmakers ideas to get more creative and an edge to tell more stories. India currently has about 40 OTT platforms and the number is increasing by the day. With cinema halls shut during the pandemic-

‘Pandemic added to loneliness, isolation among elderly’

HelpAge India Report 2021, ‘The Silent Tormentor: Covid 19 & the Elderly’, assesses the impact and challenges of the pandemic on lives of elderly living in households (informal settings) and old-age homes (informal settings). It un

“BMC to continue Mumbai Model in future”

To reduce the gap between citizens and authorities BMC will continue its ward war room approach which has now come to be known as the Mumbai Model for addressing health or disaster related issues that may arise in future. Additiona

How three organisations came together to serve 9,000 cancer patients annually

There were many preventable cancer deaths in 2020 due to lack of medical care and access as the Covid-19 pandemic has shifted the entire attention from these chronic ailments to itself. A patient named Javed Khan, struggling with cancer and on che

‘Extend Mumbai Model post-pandemic to improve civic services’

The ‘Mumbai Model’, which helped the city beat Covid-19, came in for praise from the supreme court too. The BMC can now extend that model of decentralisation for more efficiency in day-to-day citizen services and to make Mumbai a bette

“No ratings certainly better than bad ratings”

Though there is no weekly viewership data for individual news channels coming since mid-October 2020, after allegations of manipulation of television rating points (TRPs) by three news channels, percentage of viewers watching news across the world

Delhi plans implement ‘Mumbai Model’ soon

A team of the Delhi government’s health department has visited Mumbai to learn from the city’s officials how to battle Covid-19 more efficiently, following the supreme court’s advice last month that the capital should learn from

Why India’s ranking on Happiness Index has been falling

The World Happiness Report, one of the best tools for evaluating global happiness, is based on how ecstatic people perceive themselves to be. It considers six characteristics to rank countries on overall happiness: GDP per capita, social support,

Can people with allergies take the shot? Experts answer FAQ on vaccination

* If I have contracted Covid, after how many days can I get myself vaccinated? * Can people with allergies get vaccinated? * Can pregnant women take the vaccine?  What about lactating mothers?

Mumbai eyes Sputnik, turns to Dr Reddy`s for supplies

Mumbai has turned to Dr Reddy Laboratories, the distributor for Russian Sputnik V vaccine, to augment supplies for the city after it scrapped the nine proposals it had received in response to its global tender for lack of necessary documents.

Maharashtra must do more to fight hunger, say activists

With the second wave of Covid-19 hitting migrant labourers hard, a delegation of the Working People’s Charter (WPC) met Maharashtra Food and Supplies Minister Chhagan Bhujbal urging him to set up community kitchens.   With

A simple device can empower voters with visual disability

Section 11 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 states that the Election Commission of India (ECI) and the State Election Commissions (SECs) shall ensure that all polling stations are accessible to persons with disabilities and all

Maharashtra prepared if there’s third wave: health minister

Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope has said that even as the state is in the phase of gradually easing lockdown restrictions, it is already preparing for a possible third wave. Since it is speculated that the next resurgence may target childr

India has far fewer than 2 lakh new cases for 6th day

Continuing the declining trend in the daily new cases, India on Wednesday reported 1.32 lakh new cases. The country has recorded fewer than 2 lakh daily new cases for six consecutive days now. There were 1,32,788 fresh infections re

From fighting graft to bringing water supply – with mobile videos

In the tribal village of Bilgaon in Dhadgaon taluka of Nandurbar district, Vangibai Natwar Pawar, 47, was caught unawares when she came to know her account balance in her ‘mini bank’ of her village was only Rs 100. Her

Mumbai to vaccinate foreign-bound students on priority

Students from Mumbai who have secured confirmed admissions in foreign universities and are required to get vaccinated will be given priority and they can visit any of the three dedicated vaccination centres in the city to get jabs, the municipal c

Mumbai receives 8 bids for global vaccine tender

The Mumbai civic authority has received eight bids for its global tender to procure vaccines, though it has also extended again the deadline, to June 1. Amid woeful shortages of vaccines threatening to halt the inoculation exercise,

How yet another Maharashtra village became Covid-free

While the whole country is battling the second wave of Covid-19, Bhoyare Khurd, a small village in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, has used the tools of widespread public awareness, following Covid-appropriate behaviour, regular health check-u

Visionary Talk: GVL Narasimha Rao, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha on Upcoming UP Elections


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