Covid-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented disruptions in education resulting in huge learning gaps. Closing this gap is big challenge. BiharConnect proposes to organise a series of dialogue to come out with workable solutions to overcome this unprecedented crisis. The dialogue will focus to understand the severity of the problem and get the solution from various stakeholders.
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.
Several cases of Mucormycosis or black fungus infections have been reported from different parts of Bihar as also in other states. According to senior doctors and experts diabetic patients suffering from Covid-19 are the most vulnerable to this deadly infection.
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has called for a complete, well-planned preannounced national lockdown to break the chain of the devastating spread of Covid-19. In a strongly worded letter to the Union Ministry of Health
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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