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Psychosocial And Behavioural Impacts Of COVID-19

The outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wuhan, China, which began in December 2019, evolved eventually to become a global pandemic.


COVID -19 And Ethics Of Human Challenge Trials

As laboratories around the world race to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, many people have volunteered to take part in a controversial testing method called human challenge trials. The method, which involves intentionally infecting volunteers with the novel coronavirus, is being promoted in order to speed up the process of preparing a vaccine.


Covid-19 And Restructuring Of Healthcare Infrastructure

India’s inadequate health infrastructure, a stringent response had to be undertaken to contain the virus.


COVID-19 And Its Impact On Women

Women are already suffering the deadly impact of lockdowns and quarantines. These restrictions are essential, but they increase the risk of violence towards women trapped with abusive partners.


COVID-19 And Rural Lives & Livelihood In India

The national lockdown has severely affected lives and livelihoods across rural India. Agriculture and allied sectors employ more than half of the workforce in the country.


COVID-19: Disruptions And Response

The outbreak of Corona virus (COVID-19) in Wuhan, China, which began in December 2019, evolved to become a global pandemic, as declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020.


Electronic Cigarettes Prohibited In India

The Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (Production, Manufacture, Import, Export, Transport, Sale, Distribution, Storage, and Advertisement) Act, 2019 was enacted on the 5th December, 2019 which seeks to prohibit the production, trade, storage, and advertisement of electronic cigarettes.


MERA – India: Malaria Elimination Research Alliance

The Indian Council of Medical Research has launched the ‘Malaria Elimination Research Alliance (MERA) India’ - a conglomeration of partners working on malaria control - in order to prioritise, plan and scale up research to eliminate the disease from India by 2030.


Stringent Punishment To Deter Sexual Offences Against Children

The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) (Amendment) Bill was passed by both houses of parliament and got presidential accent on 5th August, 2019. It aims to combat rising cases of child sex abuse in the country.


Education Of Children With Disabilities

State of the Education Report for India: Children with Disabilities report has been released by the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) and highlights accomplishments and challenges with regard to the right to education of children with disabilities (CWDs).


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