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Districts Fight Covid

Bihar’s Aurangabad beat Covid misinformation with ‘influencers’ — politicians, religious gurus

Successful public-private partnership & combination of mature and young officials — District Magistrate of Aurangabad, Bihar writes on his team’s Covid battle.

Gadchiroli Covid fight stands out in Maharashtra — best recovery rates, no fatalities

District Collector of Gadchiroli writes about his team’s efforts to conduct screenings at borders & awareness campaigns to fight social stigma of coronavirus.

‘Think tank’ control room, roping in NGOs and entrepreneurs — How Kanker district fought Covid

District Collector of Uttar Bastar Kanker, Chhattisgarh, writes about his admin’s humanitarian approach in providing support at the grassroots level during Covid.

Quarantine centres for pregnant women & universal PDS — Rajnandgaon’s Covid crisis offering

Running awareness campaigns, Covid-19 tracing & community kitchens — Rajnandgaon’s District Collector writes about the Chattisgarh district’s Covid battle.

Robots delivering meals to patients, low cost PPEs — West Singhbhum’s innovative Covid fight

Aditya Ranjan, Deputy Development Commissioner of West Singhbhum, tells how hunger is deadlier than Covid in Jharkhand, but the govt has risen to the occasion.

How Kondagoan became the top-performing district in Chhattisgarh during Covid crisis

District Collector Puspendra Kumar Meena writes about the relief camps, SHGs and the Van Dhan scheme that are helping Kondagaon fight the Covid crisis and slowing economy.

Ranchi’s Covid success story — helplines for stranded workers and one lakh meals a day

District Magistrate Rai Mahimapat Ray writes about Ranchi's battle against Covid-19 and staying vigilant instead of celebrating early success.

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Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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