How Are Trans Persons To Acquire COVID-19 Relief Funds Without Ration Cards?

Without Ration Cards Transgenders Cannot Acquire Relief Funds

Tamil Nadu’s CM M.K Stalin on June 3 promised to offer a relief amount of Rs. 2,000 to transgenders who do not possess ration cards, but had registered with the welfare board for third gender. This was done in light of several formal requests made by the trans community. This was done after a synonymous […]

Inspiration To Artistic Freedom: Where Does The Fashion Industry Draw The Line On Cultural Appropriation?

Where Does The Fashion Industry Stand On Cultural Appropriation?

In late May, Mexicos’ Ministry of Culture accused leading fashion brands Zara, Anthropologie and Patowl for cultural appropriation. It has stated that the designs used by these brands have been inspired  from the Mixtec communities. Mexican authorities nabbed Zara, Anthropologie and Patowl for taking inspirations from their indigenous designs without benefitting the respective communities. The […]

India Sees A Rise In Violence Against Doctors & Frontline Workers

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Recently, a doctor in Hojai area of Assam was remorselessly assaulted, punched and thrashed using metal utensils, bricks and trash cans. The violence broke out over the death of a patient admitted at a corona facility in Udali Model Hospital in Assam. The victim, Dr. Seuj Kumar Senapati, has received severe injuries and has been […]

Two Studies Confirm That Dogs Can Help Detect Covid-Positive People In A Crowd

Dogs can detect covid-19 by sniffing

Once again it seems like our furry friends can do more than just playing throw ball and wiggling their tails. According to a study conducted by London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) it has been found that dogs can detect COVID-19 by sniffing urine or sweat samples. The study showed that dogs were […]

Nestlé Faces Heat: 60% Products Fail To Meet Health Standards

Nestle' Unhealthy Food Portfolio Controversy: 70% Don't Meet Standards

What has come as a shocker is Nestle’s unhealthy food portfolio controversy. It was found that more than half of the brand’s products do not meet the specified definition of health. Recently, UK’s biggest business daily the Financial Times (FT) has acknowledged an internal presentation disseminated amongst Nestle’s top executives. The presentation elaborated that Nestle’s food […]

Pregnancy During COVID-19: Here’s What Experts Have To Say

Pregnancy During COVID-19: Here’s What Experts Have To Say

Pregnancy during COVID-19 can turn out to be a different experience compared to normal times. There are many health risks involved and women must adhere to certain precautions in order to eschew complications. And, ICMR has listed some guidelines for pregnancy during the pandemic. Health Risks According to experts, the risk of death due to […]

Wrestler Sushil Kumar Arrested, Associate Filmed The Murder To Ensure Influence

Wrestler Sushil Kumar Arrested, Associate Filmed The Murder To Ensure Influence

After fleeing for almost 20 days, wrestler Sushil Kumar and his co-accused Ajay were arrested on Sunday morning by the Delhi Police’s Special Cell in Mundka area. The wrestler and the co-accused have been sent to police custody for 6 days, where the Delhi police will carry out further investigations to probe different prospects of […]

IEA Urges Countries To End Their Fossil Fuel Investments

IEA Urges Countries To End Their Fossil Fuel Investments

A report released by a Paris-based agency has stressed on taking immediate action to bring down the net global carbon emissions to zero by 2050. This includes cutting down and potentially ending investments in the fossil fuel sectors like coal mines, gas and oil wells. The report has also mentioned that the actions of governments […]

Shilpa Medicare, Dr. Reddy’s Agree To Partner For The Production Of Sputnik V

Shilpa Medicare, Dr. Reddy's Partner For The Production Of Sputnik V

As India faces a grim vaccine shortage across different states, numerous pharmaceutical companies are taking a stand in order to battle this dearth, by boosting local manufacture of vaccines. Shilpa Biologicals Private Limited (SBPL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shilpa Medicare, has teamed up with Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (DRL) for manufacturing the Sputnik V vaccine. SBPL […]

Covishield Vaccine: NTAGI Recommends Increasing The Gap Between Two Doses To 12 Weeks

NTAGI Recommends Increasing The Gap Between 2 Doses To 12 Weeks

The Indian government has recommended increasing the gap between two doses of the Covishield vaccine from 4 to 6 weeks to 12-16 weeks. This recommendation has come in light of the acute shortage of vaccines being faced by the country. The National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) has held a meeting recently and brought […]