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80% Covid-19 deaths in USA are among those 65 and older. Photo | Bloomberg

Covid-19 mainly kills old people. So do most other diseases

Covid-19 is a highly infectious disease for everybody over 40, but is less harmful than a disease of similar infectiousness.
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It is time to stop agewise employment discrimination

As retirement age goes up everywhere, nations will be forced to deal with increasingly disgruntled old people, who also happen to be most disciplined voters.
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High time ageing is classified as a disease

A group of researchers have suggested changes to the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Disease.
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On World Arthritis Day, doctors ask India’s elderly to seek timely treatment

Doctors suggest highly nutritious diet, rich in calcium and protein, and less junk food at a young age to prevent arthritis.
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Why older Indian women are poorer compared to older men

The gap between female and male poverty rates widens dramatically after the age of 45 in India.

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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.
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RBI confirms Sashidhar Jagdishan as next CEO of HDFC Bank

Sashidhar Jagdishan, currently working as 'change agent' of the largest private sector lender and head of finance, has been with HDFC Bank since 1996.

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Representational image of the Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh, which borders on China | Photo: Commons

Himachal’s plan to counter China — train personnel in Chinese, residents in guerrilla warfare

Plan with 12 ‘high points’, drawn up by Himachal DGP Sanjay Kundu at the behest of Governor Bandaru Dattatreya, sent to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for action.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.