None of the educational institution of Bihar government have found a place in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) conducted by the Union Ministry of Education. IIT-Patna is the only educational institution based in Bihar that has managed to find a place in top 100 institutions in overall ranking across the country.
A large number of population in India have not yet been administered Covid vaccine. However, for those who have received the prescribed two doses of the vaccine, the question remains what next? Should they take booster doses? There is no scientifically proven or official guidelines on booster doses, yet. The decision on booster doses should be taken on the basis of local evidence and studies conducted in different parts of the country and not based on the decisions taken in the western countries.
There are many theories going around about the possible third wave of Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on children. It is argued that the third wave will predominantly attack children. Is there any scientific basis behind this prediction? What will the probable third wave look like? Dr. Praveen Kumar, Director, Department of Pediatrics, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, talks about these and various other issues related to the impact of Covid-19 on children.
Covid-19 pandemic has caused huge disruptions in the economy, leading to loss of tens of thousands of lives and livelihoods of a large proportion of people in Bihar. Poor and the marginalised people are the worst affected. In this difficult time Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) belonging to Bihar have been sending relief material to help in fighting the pandemic. Relief has also come for those who have lost their near and dear ones or livelihood due to Covid.
Between 2011-12 and 2018-19, the level of Per Capita Development Expenditure (PCDE) in Bihar has grown at 14.2 per cent, compared to the national average of 13.3 per cent.
Amidst all the gloom and doom of Covid-19 pandemic there is a positive development on India’s foreign exchange (forex) reserves. The country’s forex reserves crossed $500 billion mark for the first time. After China and Japan, India now has the third largest forex reserves.
As the elections bugle has been blown in the state of Bihar with start of virtual rally by Union Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah on June 9, the stage is set for a new style of political campaign and elections in the post COVID-19 scenario.
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