November 27, 2021 14:02 (IST)
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Welfare organisations to honour the best senior citizen and differently-abled friendly Durga Puja pandals

Kolkata/IBNS: With Durga Puja round the corner and the threat of a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic looming large, organisations are coming forward to ensure the safety of citizens.

Roll the film: COVID-19 disrupts world’s moviedom

The impact that Covid-19 has had on the movie industry worldwide is metamorphic. Lauren Polanski, Sophia Gonzalez and Skylar Laird from USA and Avra Biswas from India report on the rise of OTT and downturn of  big screen amid a raging pandemic   

Global reports acknowledge the crucial role played by NGOs during the pandemic phase

New Delhi/IBNS: Non-government organizations (NGOs) across the world played a pivotal role during the pandemic situation and the related lockdown period, especially in countries like India.

Marriott International Asia Pacific launches campaign to appreciate associates

Kolkata/IBNS: Associates from Marriott International Hotels across Asia Pacific volunteered about 85,000 extra hours for various causes, since the pandemic started, according to the hotel authorities.

COVID-19: Traditional and cultural activities resume in Kashmir Valley after brief break due to pandemic 

Srinagar: After a short break due to COVID-19 imposed lockdown, traditional and cultural activities have resumed in the Kashmir Valley.

Parental consent, flexible attendance among Centre's SOPs for school reopening

New Delhi/UNI: Students can attend schools only with the written consent of parents and provision for flexible attendances, the new guideline issued by the Government for the reopening of schools said.

Radio played a key role to spread awareness during pandemic crisis say MP based programme executives

Bhopal/IBNS: Radio can be a key tool for communicating with people as well as keep a tab on the challenges faced by children, especially during the pandemic, said Anil Gulati, Communication Specialist, UNICEF, Madhya Pradesh.

We are all in this together: How a pandemic transforms student lives in USA and India

Every spring, students from the University of Missouri in USA join with peers in India to work on story projects together, exploring subjects that link the world’s two largest democracies. They reach across oceans and time zones to share and learn and gain a new appreciation of all that unites people. IBNS with University of Missouri brings you the voices of today's youth in Covid-19 times

Online predators put millions of children at risk during COVID-19 pandemic lockdown

New York/IBNS: Self-isolation has driven more and more children to move online during the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to an unprecedented rise in screen time and raising safety risks for millions of young people, the UN said on Tuesday.