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    700 Kg Veggies From Farmers, Meals for Staff: B'luru Society Inspires Amidst Lockdown

    Normal life came to a standstill when the 21-day lockdown was announced with people scrambling to adjust to the restrictions the lockdown brought. And the residents and staff of the Godrej Woodsman Estate (GWE) - a residential complex in Bengaluru, faced the same set of problems that many are facing in the current times. Schools and offices shut, senior...

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    #CoronaWarriors: Kerala Mechanics Set Up Lockdown Helpline For Emergency Vehicles

    With India under lockdown since 25 March 2020, the only services functional currently are the essential ones such as food supplies, medicines, and other groceries. But what happens when a vehicle delivering those essential services, like an ambulance or a fire truck, breaks down? Recognising that this is a real issue that occurs rather frequently, mechanics from...

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    COVID-19: Landlord Forcing You To Pay Rent/Vacate? Here's What You Can Do

    On 30 March 2020, Sangeeta (name changed), a resident of Gurugram called her domestic help requesting her to come and collect her salary. Her help hesitated and told Sangeeta that the entire cluster of residences near her house have been asked to vacate so they were all trying to find ways to go back to their native village in West Bengal. The owner had asked them to...

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    8 Indian Innovations That Could Prove Crucial in Tackling COVID-19

    Apart from all the negative implications, a crisis, particularly of the magnitude of the Coronavirus pandemic, offers fertile ground for innovations. In India, it has compelled institutions and startups to come up with critical innovations that may one day secure us from similar scenarios in the future. Given below are a list of 8 innovations that are yet to enter commercial...

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    Fighting COVID-19: Experts Answer 5 questions We All Have About Wearing Masks

    Amidst conflicting guidance on the usage of masks, there is ample news of hoarding, piracy, scarcity of protective equipment, including masks. There are also countless DIY videos of making masks from t-shirts and paper towels. Here are the five questions we must be asking: 1. Why use a mask? The primary way of transmission of the novel coronavirus is by droplets...

    • 2 days ago
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    Despite 'Wrong Number', Chennai Lady Helps 200+ Labourers During COVID-19 Lockdown

    When Aarti Madhusudan's phone rang on 1 April, she saw an anonymous number flash across the screen. Thankfully, with a long habit of answering all calls, she received that one too. If she hadn't, a family may have starved for the third day in a row. 'The person on the other side spoke in a desperate voice. He told me that he got my number as a government helpline...

    • 2 days ago
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    In This Together: Kolkata Girl Offers Rent-Free stay to Evicted Health Workers

    With new positive cases of COVID-19 being reported every day, reading the news can be mentally excruciating for many of us. However, in this scenario, what is truly distressing is the increasing ostracisation of health workers, the ones who are truly at the forefront of the crisis. In spite of the stern messaging from different state governments, there have been...

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    #CoronaLockdown: 6.7 Lakh Needy Fed So Far & You Could Help Feed More

    'Kitchens should never stop functioning. Even at our homes, the only time the kitchen stops working is if something is seriously wrong. If I feel that way about my home's kitchen, why should my company's kitchen be any different?' says Dev Amritesh, Managing Director of Compass Group, one of the largest contract food service providers. Under its initiative Let's Feed...

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    #CoronaLockdown: Gurugram Startup Is Ensuring Govt School Kids Still Get Classes

    For the past five years, iDream education, a Gurugram-based social edtech startup, has been facilitating offline access to local language digital learning content for government schools via their tablet-based smart ICT lab solution. However, with the rapid increase of smartphone and internet penetration in India, especially in rural areas, what they observed was...

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    3 Urban Gardeners Share Tips To Keep You Busy During COVID-19 Lockdown

    Just a few weeks ago, I would eagerly wait for holidays to be able to spend time in my small garden. Normally, on workdays, I water my plants and dash only to return after dark. But now, the 21-day Coronavirus lockdown has given me the opportunity to spend more time on my plants. Homebound and relatively free, we can try many different things during the lockdown period. If...

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