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Unique media fellowship opportunity for Odia, Malayalam and Tamil Journalists to work on "Gendered Impacts of COVID-19". Apply soon.

MS Swaminathan Research Foundation is offering fellowship for Odia, Malayalam and Tamil Journalists. The theme of the MSSRF fellowship is "Gendered Impacts of COVID-19" dealing with gender and health, focusing on post COVID-19 situation in rural India, on how coronavirus changed women's lives. Entitled Mina Swaminathan Media Fellowship for Gender and Development, the fellowship offers a unique researcher-media partnership for journalisrs to focus on gender and development, particularly in rural India....

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No free grain in July for 40% of PMGKAY beneficiaries

-The Hindu Only 6% of free chana due in July has been distributed New Delhi: Almost four out of ten people dependent on free food from the Centre did not receive their July allocation under a special scheme to help tide over the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan told Journalists on Friday, blaming States for their failure to distribute the free grains and pulses. In fact, as many as 11...

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Kashmir now hotspot of illegal riverbed mining -Athar Parvaiz Going against its own orders, the government in the Indian Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has ordered the fast-tracking of environmental clearances despite manifest evidence of illegal sand mining A few months after the Jammu and Kashmir government auctioned hundreds of stretches of riverbeds for mineral extraction, companies that won the bids are mining the riverbeds despite the lack of environmental clearance. This makes the mining illegal. But instead of...

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Delhi Riots: 270 Eminent Citizens Write to CM Kejriwal Urging Probe by Retired Judge The signatories have said that Delhi police have botched up the probe to “conceal the role played by BJP leaders in the communal violence”. New Delhi: Nearly 270 prominent citizens of Delhi have urged Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to institute an independent probe under a retired judge into the communal violence in northeast Delhi in February this year. Citing six reasons for demanding such a probe, a letter by the citizens...

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Amartya Sen, Noam Chomsky on board as Kerala govt launches debate series on new development models

-The New Indian Express The first episode will have Chomsky, Sen and WHO Chief Scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan speaking on 'Kerala - Future Paths of Development'. THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a novel initiative during the COVID-19 pandemic, the state government is launching the 'Kerala Dialogue' -- a debate series on new concepts and development models. A series of visionaries including noted political thinker Noam Chomsky and Nobel-laureate economist Amartya Sen will join this unique...

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