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Scuba divers are turning plastic waste in the oceans into Covid face masks

Diving organisation PADI has teamed up with a watersports clothing company to recycle bottles recovered from the ocean to make a range of face coverings.

How cities are promoting walking & cycling to reach work post-Covid

Major cities like London and Paris are trying to encourage active traveling with new cycle lanes and cycle-to-work schemes to reduce pollution post-lockdown.
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Covid forced employees to go digital, but it will now be key to survive in the workplace

Before Covid-19, many workers lacked key skills including digital capabilities. But transitioning to virtual work and planning for the future will now be crucial.
Representational image. Migrants rest while waiting for buses at Vinod Nagar to leave for their native places, during the fourth phase of the COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in New Delhi, Thursday, May 21, 2020. (PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary)

A huge mental health crisis awaits India post-Covid, but only the power of community will help

In the coming months, a massive mental health crisis awaits India due to unemployment, alcohol abuse, economic hardship, domestic violence and indebtedness.
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Grocery delivery apps and video streaming — Covid is boosting the stay-at-home economy

Consumers have been shifting towards e-commerce for over a decade but Covid crisis has been a boon to companies that serve the stay-at-home economy.
Air pollution

One thing in common between Covid hotspots in Italy and Spain is nitrogen oxide

Five regions in northern Italy and Spain have the highest concentrations of nitrogen dioxide, a pollutant harmful to the respiratory system.
Wet markets

China’s wet markets are no different from European farmers’ markets

Wet markets are an everyday destination for people in China and can be compared to European farmers’ markets.
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50 million workers in Bangladesh need cash transfers to fight the Covid-19 crisis

Workers hit by the Covid-19 crisis in Bangladesh should also be given cash transfers, apart from the food aid that the government is currently providing.
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This MIT professor sees music in coronavirus’ structure

Professor Markus Buehler has assigned musical notes to each part of the coronavirus’ structure, which has created a haunting musical composition.
A technician doing an experiment in University of Hong Kong | Paul Yeung | Bloomberg

Covid-19 innovations are similar to those in another era of duress — the Second World War

The capability of human ingenuity is on full display during the Covid-19 crisis, just like it was during the Second World War.

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Nepotistic privilege should be a matter of social shame. It holds India back

Woke young millennials should start looking down upon friends who take the easy route of following up on their parents’ careers.
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Economy showing signs of recovery but pandemic may affect business climate: Finance Ministry

Improved kharif sowing, pick-up in electricity and petrol consumption, and higher freight movement indicate green shoots in the economy, ministry report stated.


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PLA troops ‘completely move out’ of Galwan as India-China head towards total disengagement

India and China have begun a second attempt at disengagement in Ladakh after a 61-day stand-off along the western sector of the LAC.
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.