Two cases of Omicron variant detected in Karnataka

Two cases of Omicron variant have been detected in the country, according to the Union Health Ministry. Both cases have been detected in Karnataka, according to Joint Secretary of the Union Home Ministry Lav Agarwal. The cases reported were of two males aged 66 and 46.No serious symptoms have been observed in any Omicron variant case […]

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War on drugs, not on people

NDPS Act: Decriminalising drug possession and implementing rehabilitation The central government plans to assist victims of addiction to undergo rehabilitation and decriminalize possession of small quantities of drugs for personal use under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. The central government along with The Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry, Revenue Department and Health […]

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Henna gets COVID’s short end of the stick

Wedding restrictions during COVID-19 hampered the business of henna designers across the country. Henna designers in India are struggling to keep their businesses alive after COVID-19 wedding restrictions led to a decrease in the number of customers. This reduced the demand for henna designers, and many people had to find other jobs. Laxman, a henna […]

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Lakshadweep residents fraught over new development regulation

The draft Lakshadweep Town and Country Planning Regulation 2021 was placed in public consultation for a period of 21 days ending on May 19 2021. Delhi: Residents of Lakshadweep, a Union Territory (UT) in the Arabian Sea, have expressed anger and concern over a new regulation that seeks to develop rural and urban areas for […]

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Long way to the top for Indian women billionaires

Out of 140 billionaires in India, only seven are women. Chandigarh: India became the third highest in the world by producing 140 billionaires in the Forbes World’s Billionaire List, 2021, after China and the United States. But only five percent of these Indian billionaires were women. Only seven women became billionaires in India as opposed […]

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World Telecommunication Day: India’s digital divide widens

More than 80 percent of Indian students couldn’t access online schooling during the lockdown, Oxfam. Haryana: The 52nd World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) will be celebrated on May 17, 2021.  India is the world’s second-largest market in terms of total internet users. Its total internet usage grew 1.82 percent in the last quarter […]

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Rajya Sabha more crucial to law-making than before

Sixty-nine years after the Upper House had its first sitting, the method of parliamentary processes has changed.  Indore: On May 13, 1952, when Rajya Sabha held its first sitting, the first Vice-President of India and the first Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan defined the function of the house and said, “We should […]

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Maternal Mental Health Month: Pandemic deepens Mothers’ suffering

Stress and depression among pregnant women and new mothers have increased during COVID-19, says a research study. Sonepat: Focusing on spreading awareness about maternal mental health (MMH) this month has brought attention to the increasing rates of maternal depression.  Since the beginning of May, MMH projects and campaigns have started to extensively cover the issue […]

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India adds fresh 4.12 lakh cases; Maharashtra continue to record the highest cases

The total number of recovered cases stand at 1,74,07,470. Till date 2,31,419 people have died due to the virus. With a total active Covid-19 caseload of 35,94,781 in India till May 6, 2021, Maharashtra holds the highest active caseload of 6,41,596 followed by Karnataka (4,87,288), Kerala (3,90,906), Uttar Pradesh (2,59,844), Delhi (90,629), according to the […]

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Countries rush to aid India; Distribution plan remains unclear

More than 20 countries have come forward to send medical supplies to India for its fight against the second wave of COVID-19. New Delhi: India, in the last few weeks, has been receiving aid from all over the world in an effort to fight the devastating second wave that has hit the country. The country […]

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