• Covid-19: NZ's surplus vaccines should go to poor countries, Helen Clark says 12 May 2021 10:55 Former Prime Minister Helen Clark​ has called on New Zealand to send its millions of extra Covid-19 doses on order to poor countries that are being ravaged by the virus. New Zealand has enough doses to vaccinate the population nearly four times over. As …
  • When Lean-In Feminism Reaches the Factory Floor 12 May 2021 10:48 Textile workers making clothing in Bangalore. Many of the workers emigrate from poor regions of the country, making clothes to be sold in the United States. (Jodi Hilton / NurPhoto via Getty Images) Thank you for signing up for The Nation’s weekly …
  • LG Electronics India pledges $5.5 million to support Covid-relief efforts 12 May 2021 10:48 Leading consumer durable firm LG Electronics India on Wednesday pledged $5.5 million for Covid-relief efforts and set up medical infrastructure in these challenging times. The company said as part of this initiative it will set up ten makeshift hospitals …
  • LG Electronics pledges $5.5 million to fight against COVID, to help 10 makeshift hospitals across India 12 May 2021 10:06 South Korean Consumer Electronic major LG, which completed 24 years in India on Wednesday, pledged USD 5.5 million (around Rs 40.38 crore) to fight against the second wave of the pandemic. LG Electronics will provide financial assistance of USD 5.5 million …
  • Livinguard AG donates antiviral masks worth Rs 15 crores to India 12 May 2021 10:05 Livinguard AG, the Swiss hygiene company, has donated antiviral masks worth Rs 15 crores for the protection of Covid warriors in the country through NGOs, government organizations, civil society, hospitals, and numerous healthcare centers. The Swiss …
  • ‘Will Covid Vaccine Kill Or Make Me Impotent?’ Villagers Question, Say No To Vaccine 12 May 2021 10:02 While the urban population is desperate to get a jab to protect themselves against Covid-19, people living in rural areas are still hesitant to come forward for it.   In order to alleviate vaccine hesitancy in rural areas, the district administration has …
  • Google tests feature to help find beds, medical oxygen amid COVID-19 pandemic 12 May 2021 09:47 (Subscribe to our Today's Cache newsletter for a quick snapshot of top 5 tech stories. Click here to subscribe for free.) Google is testing a new Q&A function in Maps feature that will allow users to ask and share information on availability of …
  • Donations to India Get Blocked by Modi's Tough New Rules 12 May 2021 09:00 Bake sales on Instagram. Online fund-raisers involving Hollywood celebrities. Pledges of aid from companies like Mastercard and Google. A middle-of-the-night flight by a FedEx cargo plane transporting thousands of oxygen concentrators and masks. India’s …
  • Doctors’ ethical dilemma: Save the young or seniors? 12 May 2021 05:51 With an increasing demand for ICU beds and ventilators, clinicians are facing an ethical dilemma over allotment of beds: Young breadwinners or senior citizens? The focus is certainly more on saving the youngsters, multiple hospital authorities told TOI on …
  • Indira Canteens to provide free food during lockdown in Bengaluru 12 May 2021 01:39 By Express News Service BENGALURU: The State Government will provide free food through Indira Canteens to people from economically weaker sections across the state, during the lockdown, from May 12 to May 24. Indira Canteens in BBMP limits will provide …
  • In Greece, thousands of asylum-seekers are waiting for the COVID-19 vaccine 12 May 2021 01:13 Back home in Afghanistan, Rahima Yousefi was a security guard at a women’s prison. Today, she’s on the lookout for dangerous COVID-19 rumors circulating at the refugee camp where she’s waiting out her asylum application. “Some people don’t believe in COVID …
  • 'The injustice of it': Reporting from the heart of India's Covid-19 pandemic 11 May 2021 18:13 Kiwi reporter Elizabeth Puranam lives and works in New Delhi as the second wave of India's Covid-19 crisis hits hard and close to home. OPINION: I was on my way to report from a makeshift Covid-19 care centre that was being built in central New Delhi …
  • The Worst Yet to Come 11 May 2021 17:09 Aid, Asia-Pacific, Economy & Trade, Featured, Headlines, Health, Human Rights, Humanitarian Emergencies, TerraViva United Nations Opinion A relative wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) attends the funeral of his family member who died from …
  • HCL provides Delhi govt with O2 plants, cylinders to support relief efforts 11 May 2021 17:00 HCL Group on Tuesday said it is supporting the Delhi government by providing oxygen plants and cylinders to support COVID-19 relief efforts. "HCL is supporting the Delhi Government with 12,000 oxygen cylinders each with a capacity of 40 litres and 21 …
  • Protecting the right to access vaccines 11 May 2021 14:18 Written By Kashish Aneja and Nikhil Pratap India is suffering from a devastating wave of Covid-19 infections and critical shortages in medical supplies. In these dire circumstances, access to vaccine must be considered an essential facet of the human right …
  • Twitter donates $15 million for Covid-19 relief in India 11 May 2021 11:39 Washington, May 11 Microblogging giant Twitter has donated $15 million to help address the Covid-19 crisis in India, which is battling the second wave of the deadly pandemic. Twitter CEO Jack Patrick Dorsey on Monday tweeted that the amount has been …
  • Unprotected sex on a rising spree among youth, reports study 11 May 2021 10:59 On the eve of world contraception day, a disturbing truth related to contraception seems to have come forward. A study titled ‘Clueless or Clued Up: Your Right to be informed about contraception,’ conducted by experts from international NGOs, including the …
  • Twitter donates $15 mn to three non-profits tackling Covid-19 in India 11 May 2021 10:33 New Delhi: Twitter Inc. has donated $15 million to three non-profits working in India, Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey tweeted late Monday, even as the country continues to battle a crippling second wave of Covid-19 cases. The funds will come from …
  • India Covid: Vaccine... 11 May 2021 05:59 While millions of people in Indian cities are eager to get Covid vaccinations, the situation is quite different in many rural areas. In Janefal, a remote village in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad district, for instance, the local authorities had a tough time in …
  • Twitter donates USD 15 millon for Covid relief in India 11 May 2021 04:18 Twitter CEO Jack Patrick Dorsey on Monday tweeted that the amount has been donated to three non-governmental organisations – Care, Aid India and Sewa International USA. While CARE has been given USD 10 million, Aid India and Sewa International USA have …
  • Across faiths, US volunteers mobilize for India crisis 11 May 2021 04:08 By LUIS ANDRES HENAO and JESSIE WARDARSKI Associated Press Volunteers at Hindu temples, Muslim groups and Sikh relief organizations across the United States are mobilizing to support India as the world’s second most populous country struggles to handle a …
  • IPL teams, players donate for COVID-19 relief efforts 11 May 2021 04:00 Photograph: Kind courtesy BCCI/IPL   In response to the terrifying surge of COVID-19 cases in the country, Indian Premier League teams have joined the effort to fight the crisis by announcing donations and carrying out initiativesin this dire time of …
  • Non-profit Vibha joins Michelin Chef Vikas Khanna to provide Covid relief in India 11 May 2021 03:26 Volunteers of U.S.-based non-profit Vibha which is working with Michelin star Chef Vikas Khanna to help in the devastating second wave of the Covid pandemic in India. Photo courtesy VibhaA second wave of coronavirus infections has ravaged India, leaving …
  • Implications of new draft law on NGOs 11 May 2021 01:09 Thailand's long-standing business-as-usual approach to local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and international non-governmental organisations (INGOs), will soon be a thing of the past. After nearly three decades of flexible engagement with the so …
  • Indian diaspora helping amid Covid crisis says government not doing enough 10 May 2021 21:47 As India grapples with the rapid spread of the coronavirus and the failure of the country’s health care system, Indian American activists and community members say more needs to be done to make sure that Indians of all backgrounds, religions and castes …
  • Google to map oxygen, hospital beds amid surging Covid-19 cases in India 10 May 2021 20:38 New Delhi: Google is testing a new feature in Google Maps to locate available hospital beds and medical oxygen in India, even as the country continues to clock a record number of Covid-19 cases and deaths on a daily basis. The new feature, currently in …
  • Local North Carolina Based Nonprofit, Vision Express, Responds to COVID-19 Crisis In India 10 May 2021 18:39 CHARLOTTE, NC (News Release) — The COVID situation in India is dire. India’s health system is on the brink of collapse. Hospitals across the country are running out of oxygen supplies, ventilators and beds. People are rushing to buy drugs like remdesivir, …
  • India launches a national smart chat bot for COVID-19 plasma donation 10 May 2021 17:45 Sapio Smart Healthcare, a division of government advisory firm Sapio Analytics, has launched a Whatsapp Chat Bot for central plasma management across India. NEW DELHI, DELHI, INDIA, May 10, 2021 /⁨EINPresswire.com⁩/ -- Sutra, an initiative steered …
  • Support for WTO vaccine patent waiver crucial 10 May 2021 15:53 THE undersigned organisations and patient advocacy groups strongly call on the Malaysian government to immediately support the temporary suspension of intellectual property rights enforcement as an urgent Covid-19 response. A waiver of the World Trade …
  • International relations minor sets graduates on global paths 10 May 2021 15:35 Blair Lapres ’09 is an economist at the World Bank, working on private sector development with governments across the globe, from west Africa to parts of central Asia. Tony Zhou ’19 worked in Zambia through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Now he’s …