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UNODC engages youth, educators confined by COVID-19 on Peace, SDGs

More than 1.5 billion children and youth are currently out of school or university, representing 87 per cent of the world’s enrolled student population. In addition, over 60 million teachers are no longer in the classroom.  Responding to this unprecedented situation, UNODC Regional Office for South Asia has launched the ‘Lockdown Learners’ series of online engagement with students and educators in India …

NIF’s Challenge COVID-19 Competition (C3) winning models ready to make a difference

The National Innovation Foundation – India (NIF), an autonomous body of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) has identified several S&T based innovative solutions through the Challenge COVID-19 Competition (C3), a campaign which was running from 31st March to 10th May 2020 for engaging innovative citizens to come up with ideas and innovations to tackle the pandemic. A foot-operated device for …

IIT Roorkee develops a sterilization system for common-use accessories in public places to tackle COVID-19

The prototype has been handed over to the HaridwarMunicipal Corporation for their use Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) has developed a first-of-its-kind continuously operated sterilization system for everyday accessories to reduce the transmission risk of COVID-19. This machine can be used for the disinfection of common-use accessories such as electronic gadgets (mobiles, watches, wireless gadgets) and metallic and …

Risk Management as a qualification discipline gets more recognition with COVID19 pandemic

A multi-country survey by UK-basedInstitute of Risk Management (IRM-UK) on expected lines has found that most organizations have woken up to risk management with the current Covid-19 pandemic. In fact, According to the survey, 32% of organisations said they had not considered a pandemic risk or anything similar before the current global COVID-19 pandemic, and one-fifth of organisations who had …

5 ways parents can keep their children engaged this lockdown

By Divya Gokulnath Co- Founder – BYJU’S The COVID-19 crisis has affected people globally and impacted their daily lives. Schools have been temporarily shut to safeguard the health of children and there is an impending feeling of confusion amongst everyone. While we understand that social-distancing measures are the need of the hour, there is no denying the fact that this has …

Winners of CODE19 Online Hackathon against Coronavirus in India announced

Two engineering students from Kerala bag the first prize of $10,000 for creating a virtual classroom for the millennial generation; The second prize of $5,000 was claimed by six students of Manipal Institute of Technology for enabling remote diagnosis of Covid19 Abhinand C and Shilpa Rajeev, two students from the Government College of Engineering in Kannur, Kerala, have bagged the first prize of $10,000 …

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