India the world’s vaccine producer

While the vaccine race has turned into a war and every other media outlet is talking about where India stands in the race, I’m going to pursue this with a different approach. Amidst the vaccine race India has caught the eye of all by securing the place as the vaccine mass producer. One out of…

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Indian states suspend key labour laws

With the world facing huge unemployment and moving towards global financial crisis, perhaps the scariest impact is on labour. Amidst the hardships already faced by workers under the lockdown in India, now even the states have failed in their duty to protect them. This reflects in the raft of changes brought by the Indian states in…

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Hydropower Project in Dibang Valley will cost 2.7 Lakh Trees

 On April 23, the Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) virtually reviewed the controversial 3097 MW Etalin Hydroelectric Project that seeks to divert 1150.08 hectares of land. The project would result in felling over 2.7 lakh trees in the biodiversity-rich Dibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh. Public pressure has been mounting against the project, with concerned citizens sending emails…

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Boy commits suicide | Shouldn’t have happened

A class 12 student allegedly committed suicide in Gurugram’s residential condominium by jumping from the balcony of his flat. IANs has reported that he jumped from the 11th floor of the building. As per a report in the Hindustan Times, he was accused by a girl of molestation on social media, the police said. He was named in a…

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How many cases UK, US, Italy, Turkey & India reported after 5lac tests?

Comparative analysis of COVID 19 cases as compared to other countries. Cases India reported after 5lac tests To view the recent figures, visit http://hupshup.com/covid-live-tracker/ The government of India says that we have crossed 500,000 coronavirus tests by today, ie Thursday, 23rd April 2020, out of which we have over 20,000 people who have tested positive. Comparative…

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India likely to follow US trajectory

India’s approach to adopting a long-term strategy made sense, including its approach to testing Zhang Wenhong India’s trajectory in COVID-19 cases is following the United States and likely to similarly reach a trajectory rather than peak soon as is said by one of China’s top infectious disease expert. COVID-19 | Real time trend analysis of India and…

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Unlawful activities, but by whom?

Amidst a global pandemic, India is observing untimely arrests of some of the names that lead the voices of dissent in India. Journalists and activists such as Umar Khalid, Masrat Zahra among other have been booked under the Unlawful Activities Protection Act (UAPA) in the last week.The amended UAPA allows the government to proscribe individuals as…

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Trump’s beef with WHO: badly timed

To view the recent figures, visit http://hupshup.com/covid-live-tracker/ On 14th of April, President Donald Trump said today he will suspend U.S. funding to the World Health Organization (WHO). Trump accused WHO of “severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus,” at a White House press conference. Trump’s govt now will be starting a pending a 60-…

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Thousands Defy Lockdown in Mumbai, Surat, Hyderabad

Mumbai, the city with the highest cases of coronavirus, became the site of a huge protest this afternoon as hordes of migrant workers gathered outside Mumbai’s Bandra station today protesting against the extension of the lockdown.  The crowd mostly comprised migrant labourers who live in the slums around Bandra station. With no jobs, and limited…

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The economic cost of the COVID-19 pandemic

To view the recent figures, visit http://hupshup.com/covid-live-tracker/ The COVID-19 pandemic has put almost the entire world on halt. As of April 1, 2020, almost 900,000 COVID-19 cases have been reported worldwide with a death toll of over 44,000. Apart from the grave Humanitarian crisis that it has brought, another very important issue of concern is the Economic slowdown…

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