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Tale of two pandemics: Follow the science and do not forget one at the cost of the other

Germany's Angela Merkel speaks at IAS 2021

By Shobha Shukla Covid-19 has posed innumerable health, economic, and social challenges for all, including people living with HIV. It has exposed the fragility of health systems around the globe and has diverted political attention and funding from other infectious diseases like TB and HIV. The opening session of the …

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#Breaking: Top headlines of India today. The latest breaking news in India | 23rd July 2021

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India monsoon: 36 dead after landslides in Maharashtra 40-Year Record For Maharashtra Rain, At Least 36 Dead. Heavy Rains Likely Over Konkan, Goa and Central Maharashtra in 2-3 Days, Says IMD.          Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa hints at his resignation after a 2 year tenure Who are frontrunners to replace …

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#Breaking: Top headlines of India today. The latest breaking news in India | 22 July 2021

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WHO Warns Of “Long Term” Covid Impact On Mental Health “Everyone is affected in one way or another,” the WHO said in a statement at the start of a two-day meeting in Athens with health ministers from dozens of countries. Pegasus snooping: Shashi Tharoor-led Parliamentary panel likely to question officials …

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Words matter: language can reduce mental health and addiction stigma – Study

Mental Health

In a perspective published in Neuropsychopharmacology, leaders from the National Institutes of Health (USA) address how using appropriate language to describe mental illness and addiction can help to reduce stigma and improve how people with these conditions are treated in health care settings and throughout society. In the article “Choosing …

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More than 1.5 million children around the world lost a primary or secondary caregiver due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Addressing the impact of caregiver deaths is critical for pediatric mental health, authors note. More than 1.5 million children around the world are estimated to have lost at least one parent, custodial grandparent, or grandparent who lived with them due to death related to COVID-19 during the first 14 months …

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#Breaking: Top headlines of India today. The latest breaking news in India | 21 July 2021

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Updates on COVID-19 42,015 new cases, 36,977 recoveries in the last 24 hours Active caseload currently at 4,07,170, constitute 1.30% of total cases Daily positivity rate at 2.27%, less than 3% for 30 consecutive days. Updates on #COVID19 ▪️ 42,015 new cases, 36,977 recoveries in the last 24 hours ▪️ …

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Pegasus: Human rights-compliant laws needed to regulate spyware

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The UN human rights chief on Monday said the apparent widespread use of Pegasus spy software to illegally undermine the rights of those under surveillance, including journalists and politicians, was “extremely alarming” and confirmed “some of the worst fears” surrounding the potential misuse of such technology. 20 July 2021. “Various …

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Top headlines of India today. The latest breaking news in India | 20 July 2021

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Mithali Raj back on top of ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings India batting star Mithali Raj is back at the top of the ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings, the ninth time she is number one among batters since first occupying the spot more than 16 years ago, after West Indies …

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Top headlines of India today. The latest breaking news in India | 19 July 2021

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  World Health Organization (WHO) plan for the next phase of research in COVID origin excludes the role of the cold chain, frozen foods The World Health Organization has announced a plan for the next phase of research to further explore all possible pathways of the introduction of the SARS …

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A leaked database of thousands of telephone numbers believed to have been listed by multiple govt clients of an Israeli surveillance technology firm includes over 300 verified Indian mobile telephone numbers. BREAKING | #PegasusProject A leaked database of thousands of telephone numbers believed to have been listed by multiple govt …

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Top headlines of the day | 17th July 2021

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Karnataka CM Yediyurappa dismisses rumours, says ‘have not resigned’ Speaking to the media this morning, BS Yediyurappa said, “There is no change of guard in the state… We discussed details yesterday with the Prime Minister…..I have not resigned, not at all.” Responding to few media reports on his resignation @CMofKarnataka …

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Death in custody of activist priest, a stain on India’s rights record: UN expert

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An UN-appointed independent rights expert has spoken out following the death in custody of a renowned Catholic priest, who suffered from Parkinson’s Disease. 16 July 2021. Stan Swamy, who was 84, was jailed last October on terrorism charges which UN Special Rapporteur highlighting the work of human rights defenders worldwide, …

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Afghanistan: Funding shortfall amid deepening humanitarian crisis

Afghan refugees, photo tweeted by Dr. Ramiz Alakbarov UN Secretary General's Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan

A senior UN official on Thursday urged donors to step up support for Afghanistan, where ongoing drought and increased military operations amid foreign troop withdrawal, are displacing scores of civilians, creating a growing humanitarian crisis. 18 million Afghans require assistance Refugees deported, borders closed The fundamentalist Taliban have taken over …

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Top headlines of the day | 15 July 2021

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‘Wobbling’ moon will cause devastating worldwide flooding, Nasa warns Coastal cities under threat from ‘rapidly increasing high tide floods’ which could occur in clusters lasting a month or more say, scientists. NASA  is warning of a “wobble” in the moon’s orbit that is set to see the world face significantly …

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