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Living in a city with high air pollution increases chances of being infected by Covid

Researchers have found that a large number of Covid-19 cases that result in death are found in areas with high levels of air pollution.

E-mobility is the best solution for both climate and economic crises

Transport accounts for 23 per cent of global energy-related greenhouse emissions. But existing electrification technology could cut down these emissions by 2050.
Women health workers during house-to-house drive for coronavirus at a slum in Kolkata on 27 April 2020

What coronavirus pandemic reveals about the pay gap between frontline workers

Women make up 70 per cent of all health and social-services staff globally, but they still earn 79 cents for every dollar a man makes.
The murder of George Floyd by the police has led to angry protests in the US (representational image) | Photo: Fibonacci Blue | Wikimedia Commons

Four ways to be an ally in the fight against racism

The Black Lives Matter protests in the US have led to a conversation about structural and systemic racism that exist in most countries today.
A family look for shelter during rainfall ahead of Cyclone Nisarga's expected landfall, in Navi Mumbai, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. | PTI

As tropical storms become common, Covid-19 is changing how insurance claims are handled

A hurricane can result in thousands of insurance claims. But claims adjusters may not want to check damage in dozens of homes & run the risk of infection.
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Covid-19 lockdown hits working mothers harder than fathers

UK mothers are one-and-a-half times more likely than fathers to have either lost their job or quit since the lockdown began, study shows.
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Bangladesh is facing a major remittance loss due to Covid-19

International remittances make up 7 per cent of Bangladesh’s GDP, but Covid-19 has adversely impacted its migrants working in countries with strict lockdowns.
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Flexible hours and regular virtual contact — How companies can support remote workforces

The world is witnessing the largest global experiment in remote working. But the onus is on employers to provide adequate support to remote colleagues.

Coronavirus pandemic has made the world more racist than before

The Covid-19 pandemic has sparked an increase in reports of racist incidents around the world. The fear caused by the virus is leading to discrimination.
WHO headquarters, Geneva

World’s largest museum teams up with WHO to help kids make their own Covid action plan

The Smithsonian Institution and WHO have devised projects to help children learn about coronavirus and investigate ways to stay safe.

On Camera

20 days since soldiers’ death in Galwan, ‘patriot’ Ajay Devgn decides it’s movie material

India’s stand against Chinese aggression is at best foggy, with military talks still underway. But actor-producer Ajay Devgn couldn't wait lest Akshay Kumar claimed the subject.
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, Financial Times

India can’t replace China at manufacturing, not without paying more: Economics commentator Martin Wolf

In conversation with ThePrint's Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta, Chief Economics Commentator at The Financial Times, Martin Wolf discussed India's fiscal deficit, banking sector and its potential in the global market.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Army slams ‘malicious’ claims on Leh hospital visited by PM, says troops get best treatment

Army said troops injured at Galwan are being treated in a repurposed hall that is part of the hospital complex as some wards have been made isolation facilities.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.