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Promise of Plasma treatment for COVID-19

A key method being used to treat COVID-19, plasma therapy has shown significant promise with patient recoveries. Plasma therapy is a treatment method that is an experimental therapy and uses the plasma donated by a patient who has recovered from COVID-19 as their blood stream has protective antibodies. Usually used in patients who are not… Read More Promise of Plasma treatment for COVID-19

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Farmers Connecting to Homes in Bengaluru

With an unprecedented lockdown, one of the worst affected community is that of farmers who are sitting on perishable crops but there is a glimmer of hope through direct sales to end consumers. Dhananjay a grape farmer from Chikkaballapur taluk had 50 tons of grapes when the Indian Government announced an unprecedented nationwide lockdown. Unable… Read More Farmers Connecting to Homes in Bengaluru

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Redevelopment of Cubbon Park – a review

With Rs 40 crore being sanctioned to redevelop Cubbon Park under the smart city project, citizens are divided on the need to interfere in the lung space. Cubbon Park was created as a 100-acre park in 1870 by Major General Richard Sankey and now covers close to 300 acres making it the largest park in… Read More Redevelopment of Cubbon Park – a review

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Fast Track Courts in Karnataka

Fast track courts seem to doing nothing substantial when delivering judgments and more importantly doing it on time. In 2012 the Karnataka government set up ten special fast track courts for trying cases of rape and sexual assault under Section 376 of the IPC. In 2015, Karnataka was allotted a whopping amount of Rs. 218.72… Read More Fast Track Courts in Karnataka

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Health Insurance for the Gig Economy

Health insurance for those in informal economy especially domestic workers and people in the gig economy continues to be something of a mirage. One of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) is to “ensure healthy lives and promoting well-being for all, at all ages”. Further to this both the central and state governments are… Read More Health Insurance for the Gig Economy