covid19 vaccines

Covid-19 vaccines: The beginning of the end of the pandemic?

Equitable access to Covid vaccines to protect healthcare workers and other at-risk people is a crucial requirement for mitigating pain caused by the pandemic. Read more »
covid-19 coronavirus vaccine

Vaccine race may have multiple winners as leaders break away

At least 68 candidate vaccines are in various stages of human trials – 38 in phase I, 17 in phase II and 13 in phase III. Read more »
Covid-19 and extreme poverty

Changing tack: Poverty action in the time of Covid-19 pandemic

The graduation model assists subjects in securing earning potential, social protection and financial literacy in an overarching development approach. Read more »
A KGBV classroom

KGBVs: Budget constraints, apathy cripple institution for girls from marginalised sections

While increasing the capacity of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas, the authorities also should focus non-economic issues that plague the institution. Read more »
Road accidents and deaths worldwide

Speed kills: A time to remember road traffic accident victims

India tops in the number of reported road accident deaths, followed by China and the United States. Read more »
3d printing of body parts

Vision 2040: 15 trends that will shape the future of healthcare

Augmented intelligence, IoT, and AV/VR will improve the quality and delivery of at-home healthcare, while telemedicine will replace primary care. Read more »
The World Tsunami Awareness Day

Global disaster risk reduction efforts need a renewed push

Multilateral partnerships for disaster risk reduction are being reduced to bilateral engagements riddled with narrow geopolitical interests. Read more »
national education policy

Infrastructure status, priority lending to education hold key

As the education sector basks in the limelight of the National Education Policy, it will need an effective implementation mechanism with private participation. Read more »
artificial intelligence, machine learning

Future perfect: Life after the fourth industrial revolution

As machines take over tasks that humans perform, it may lead to a world where 95% of the jobs as we know them today will be done by machines or robots. Read more »
coronavirus

Life vs business: The ethical dilemma of the pandemic era

The theory that populations achieve herd immunity when 10-20% get infected is rejected by most epidemiologists who stick to 60-70% threshold for the phenomenon. Read more »