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‘Despite Covid, our timelines for Genome India project won’t be affected’
Thu, Jun 04, 2020

Vijayalakshmi Ravindranath, neurologist and Professor of the Centre for Neuroscience at the IISc, and a key person in the Genome India Project, speaks to The Indian Express on how lockdown has impacted the ambitious project.

Scientists at Genome India propose study of Covid’s genetic dimension
Thu, Jun 04, 2020

The ambitious Genome India Project, the government of India-project tasked with mapping India’s genetic diversity, had just got off the ground this year when the pandemic shut the country down.

Explained: Now online, a map tracking migrants, real time
Wed, May 27, 2020

The map matches “time and spatial data, on administrative facilities in the area, transportation and healthcare facilities of an area and summaries, on the fly, in real time of people passing by,” said Jagdeesh Rao, CEO of FES.

8-hour work days, and how we got there
Sun, May 24, 2020

Over 150 years later, amid a pandemic and an economic crisis that has rendered several jobless, as state governments such as Gujarat, UP, Madhya Pradesh and others bring in ‘labour reforms’ that, in some cases, have suspended almost all existing labour laws, the historical background of some of these laws provide a useful context.

New Research: How lockdown has impacted Indian farmers, their yields
Fri, May 22, 2020

The survey has found a “very strong association between food insecurity & farm size, with landless farmers 10 times more likely to skip a meal in the past month compared to large farmers”.

New Research: How lockdown has impacted non-migrant poor in Delhi
Wed, May 20, 2020

The study covered 1,392 individuals in Delhi, in slums and unauthorised colonies, and found 9 out of 10 people reporting that their weekly incomes had fallen to zero.

Courts today: virtual hearings, written submissions, arguments over phone
Sat, May 16, 2020

How has Covid-19 impacted the functioning of courts worldwide? The Indian Express takes stock.

116 benches of Supreme Court heard 835 matters during lockdown
Mon, May 04, 2020

The apex court under CJI Bobde has been keen to be seen as a court that wishes to adopt modern methods made possible by electronic communication.

Justice can be done without robes or congregation: CJI Bobde on lockdown lesson
Tue, Apr 28, 2020

Chief Justice of India Justice S A Bobde spoke to The Indian Express on his vision for the Court in the post-COVID world.

‘COVID has set example of how govt is looking at science, its role of facilitation’
Sun, Apr 26, 2020

The Department of Biotechnology, under the Ministry of Health, is the nodal point for all the science-based solutions India is looking for in the battle against COVID-19. Dr Renu Swarup, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, speaks to The Indian Express on the road ahead.

From taxes to prisoners, testing to migrants: Before the Supreme Court, a range of cases related to Covid-19
Wed, Apr 22, 2020

Here is a compilation of all the cases heard by the Supreme Court, relating to questions on the implementation of COVID-19-related government policies/orders

References to death and disease in Hindi literature
Sun, Apr 12, 2020

In this pandemic season, a look at how deaths and diseases have been central to several narratives in Hindi literature.

Urban joblessness up 22%, experts fear gains against poverty to be wiped out
Wed, Apr 08, 2020

An estimated 50 million people are believed to have lost their jobs in just two weeks of the lockdown.

Survey shows 42% have no ration left for the day, let alone duration of lockdown
Mon, Apr 06, 2020

The immediate relief that migrant workers wanted was rations, then a promise of monthly support. About 83 per cent of them worried that they would not be able to find work at the end of the shutdown.

NSO, Israeli firm that built spyware Pegasus, testing corona tracker
Mon, Apr 06, 2020

“The use of technology in a medical context to monitor the spread of the coronavirus raises concerns about privacy. But using it properly and proportionately will not compromise privacy and can really save lives,” said Shalev Hulio, founder and CEO of the NSO Group.

Hunger a constant companion for those left without work or income
Thu, Apr 02, 2020

The grimmest question that faces them is the availability of the next meal, which is often assured courtesy a government centre, good Samaritans, charity groups or NGOs.

Chinmay Tumbe interview: ‘Before announcing lockdown, assuring migrant workers would have helped’
Mon, Apr 06, 2020

The migrants' health takes a huge beating in this process. The already-malnourished will suffer immensely, says Chinmay Tumbe, economist and Assistant Professor at IIM (Ahmedabad).

An Expert Explains: ‘WHO’s underfunding hits global disease response’
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

Robert Yates is an internationally recognised expert on universal health coverage and progressive health financing, who has previously worked as a senior health economist with the WHO. He speaks to The Indian Express.

‘One doesn’t play music just for the hours to pass’
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Remembering jazz great, saxophonist, keyboard-man and arranger, Manu Dibango

Coping with coronavirus: Big challenge for India’s 37%— ‘internal migrants’
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Jagdish (22), from Madhya Pradesh, does a mason’s work and is worried that even if the contractor gives money, that would be a loan, not relief.

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