The crossing of 100 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses milestone deserves a huge applause. Health care workers along with scientists, researchers, medical professionals, and vaccine manufacturers, have heroically overcome multiple obstacles in the quest to protect Indian citizens from COVID-19.
The first United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) 2021 held in September concluded to find solutions and ‘catalyse momentum’ to transform the way the world produces, consumes, and thinks about food and help address rising hunger.
The term ‘Industry 4.0’ was coined by the German government in 2011. Additive manufacturing, Internet of Things, Cyber Physical Systems, Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality and data analytics are some of the technologies associated with Industry 4.0.
For the first time ever, the Supreme Court Collegium led by the Chief Justice of India (CJI) recommended/selected as many as nine persons at one go to be appointed to the apex court. With the appointment of the judges, the highest court in the country having its near full strength will ease the pressure on it considerably.
With a reduction in COVID-19 infections as the second wave weakens in India, it is important to focus on the pandemic’s disruptive impact on the food security and livelihoods of the poor and marginalised.
India’s school education landscape is facing daunting challenges as even before the Covid-19 pandemic, one in two children lacked basic reading proficiency at the age of 10.
As frontline warriors fighting COVID-19 wearing mainly masks and gloves as the only protective gear have been exposed to great risk.
There has been an urgent need to restore damaged ecosystems as COVID-19 pandemic is a direct result of the degradation of natural areas, species loss, and exploitation.
In the recent past , the focus for the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Missions abroad has shifted after the second Covid wave.
The true extent of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on child labour is yet to be measured but all indications show that it would be significant as children are unable to attend school and parents are unable to find work.