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Locust invasions in a number of Indian states have arisen out of climate change induced extreme rainfalls in desert areas


June 3, 2020

In the midst of COVID-19 lockdown, desert locust swarms have been seen in parts of Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh in the second half of May 2020. The recent attacks by desert locust swarms have caused massive crop damage, depletion...

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Barring a few, most states and UTs ignored the guidelines to help persons with disabilities during the lockdown
May 23, 2020

A recent survey conducted by National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) -- a Delhi-based non-profit organisation -- shows how persons with disabilities in the country were disproportionately affected by the COVID–19 crisis. The report by NCPEDP has observed that persons with disabilities,...

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Lockdown led to massive job losses, show early results of an ongoing telephonic survey
July 7, 2020

Preliminary results of an ongoing study by Centre for Sustainable Employment of Azim Premji University (APU) indicate that the lockdown has had a devastating impact on the livelihood security of the working people. The survey is currently being conducted across the country by Centre for Sustainable...

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Restrictions on media & internet in Kashmir has cost the country its press freedom ranking but score improves
August 25, 2020

Although no journalist was murdered in the country last year as opposed to six such murders in 2018, it would be wrong to say that press freedom has never been violated, says the recently released report by Reporters without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontières - RSF)...

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Suggested resources to understand the COVID-19 crisis better
September 16, 2020

These days a lot many articles, reports, documents, etc. are appearing in the public domain on Coronavirus infection and related issues. An attempt has been made in the present news alert to put together in one place some of the best articles, reports, blogs, webinars,...

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