Wednesday, 23 September 2020 Subjects beyond the scope of Online Learning
Health
Devastating Wildfires in California
Jahnavi Rathore - Sep 17,2020
An unprecedented fire season is wreaking havoc across the western US, with the air quality plummeting and smog weltering cities. At least 15 people have been killed, with around 3000 people becoming homeless. As the situation spirals out of control, these wildfires are rapidly advancing towards suburbs. These wildfires are a threat to the homes and lives of millions of citizens with the conditions becoming pernicious. California wildfires, driven by extreme blazes, have already burnt record-breaking acres of land this year. Fire officials state that the wildfires are raging so fast, that they are burning at a rate of 1000 acres per half-hour, being only 38% contained. The devastating fires are caused 84% by humans, which is of no surprise. What makes these fires harsh, costly, and extremely vicious is that most of the human infrastructure ends up in flames.
Should the Indian Government be conducting exams amid a pandemic?
Ishaan Singh Sarna - Sep 09,2020
While mainstream media outlets throughout India breathlessly cover Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case and spin conspiracy theories of their own, there is a mass student protest that remains neglected by these news outlets. As we make our place in the list of the worst affected countries, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian Government’s decision to conduct entrance examinations amid such petrifying times has invited a lot of flak and opprobrium from the students who would be appearing for these exams. These worried students have taken to social media to lead campaigns against the government’s decision to conduct the examinations, citing the various uncertainties that they have.
A look at 5 much awaited vaccines
Riya Rajayyan - Aug 30,2020
As the cases of the Covid-19 grew these past few months, Scientists have been working on vaccines to help the world come back to life once again. The cases have crossed 24.6M+ as of today with 835K+ deaths.United States has the highest number of cases (6M) followed by Brazil (3.81M) and India (3.46M). Countries like Russia, Peru stand 4th and 5th most infected as well. Although about 16.1M have recovered, the look out for a vaccine which acts as a savior does not end.
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