Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicDistricts Fight Covid

Topic: Districts Fight Covid

How Assam’s Goalpara jumped 58 points on the Aspirational District ranking during Covid-19

#HeroesOfTheDay campaigns, insurance for medical staff — Goalpara Deputy Commissioner, Varnali Deka, writes on how her district fought Covid and other crises.

Covid talent contests and Didi kitchens — how Dumka relied on community to survive lockdown

Dumka’s Deputy Commissioner writes on how connecting with people allowed her to be an accessible leader during the Jharkhand district’s Covid fight.

‘Seekh’ mitras to Amcho Radio — How children of Bastar are learning with schools shut

The district magistrate of Bastar in Chattisgarh writes how UNICEF, volunteers, and loud speakers came together to educate the children in the tribal district during Covid crisis.

Tulsi oil hand sanitiser, Covid awareness in Mundari language — Khunti’s localised Covid battle

Deputy Commissioner of Khunti, Suraj Kumar, writes about how his Jharkhand district restored its livelihood economy, while containing the spread of Covid-19.

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.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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