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    ‘Concerned’ as edible oil prices soar to 11-year high, government takes stock

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    Causes and impacts of the increase in prices of cooking oils,key analysis and way forward  

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    Use vaccines to contain deaths, not pandemic: WHO expert

     

    Black fungus in Haryana: 413 cases, no Covid in 64

    Shortage of black fungus drug

    (Health )

    Suggestions of  top expert at the World Health Organisation in context of vaccine usage ,objectives behind it 

     

    Black fungus, its affects ,concerns associated with them, Treatment for fungus,the relevance of antifungal drug Amphotericin-B,shortage issues .

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    In Meet with UN secretary general jaishankar talks vaccines ,regional challenges 

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    Challenges associated with a shortage of vaccines in a raging second wave of the Covid-19 epidemic, support of United  Nations in this context 

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    Standing less tall

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    India’s Act East policy,Aim and objectives ,Difference Between Look East and Act East policy ,Initiatives to Enhance Connectivity,issues ,key analysis and way forward 

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    The virus is not the leveler 

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    Covid-19 pandemic  impact on Low-income countries, contact-intensive sectors, manual jobs, and women,challenges brought by it ,various steps taken in this direction ,what further can be done in this context .

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    Why we must count Covid dead

     

    Cutting time and corners

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    Why ‘excess mortality’ figures for Covid must be calculated,rationale behind it .

     

    2-deoxy-D-glucose as an adjunct therapy ,its relevance in present scenario 

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    Prisoners and Judicial conscience 

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    The conditions within prisons, overcrowded prisons,Causes & Concerns,Suggestions

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    Nine Odisha districts on cyclone Yaas alert fall in Covid red zone, over 2 lakh moved out

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    Cyclone Yaas ,Cyclones, Formation of Cyclones, Types of Cyclones, causes, impacts, and initiatives for better handling

     

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    How big a role can sniffer dogs play in detection of coronavirus?

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    Latest findings on sniffer dogs detecting coronavirus infection in humans,Does coronavirus have a smell?Does that mean that dogs can be an alternative to RT-PCR tests?

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    Insurance FDI rules set, govt looks to whet investor appetite

     

    RBI asks banks to ‘quickly’ implement Covid package, step up credit flow

     

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    What is FDI, routes through which India gets FDI, advantages and disadvantages of FDI, the difference between FDI and FPI, Union Cabinet’s, recent proposal to allow 74% FDI in the insurance sector, need and significance?

     

     

    Recent step of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for private banks to ensure credit facilities to individuals and businesses, and “quickly” implement its recent measures,objectives and needs .