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.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has pitched for reserving at least one-third of seats in medical and engineering colleges in the state for girl students. If implemented this will make Bihar the first state in the country to provide 33.3 per cent horizontal quota for girls in the technical colleges.
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
Mr. Atul K Thakur
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Atul K Thakur is a Public Policy Professional, Journalist, and Writer with specialisation in the interface of politics and economics. His interest of writing and research is quite diverse and reaches to the areas of macro economic policies and international affairs, with special focus on South Asia. As an author/editor, India Now & Its Transition (Niyogi Books, 2016) is his latest book. In 2013, he edited India since1947:Looking Back at a Modern Nation (Niyogi Books), a major work on modern India. His next book is going to be based on Nepal’s complex political transition, with authoritative research and first hand experience of knowing this country as a scholar. He is an alumnus, inter alia, of Banaras Hindu University and has worked across the sectors, spanning consultancy, policy research and media. View Detailed Profile…
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Dr. Akhilesh K. Sharma is a Development Economist. At present, he is Assistant Professor at Institute for Studies in Industrial Development, New Delhi, India. Previously, he has been affiliated with Institute for Human Development, New Delhi and Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi.
Dr. Sharma has obtained his doctoral degree in Economics from Banaras Hindu University. He has achieved international award in the category of young scholars from Alfred Nobel Charity Fund in 2011. He has achieved Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Doctoral Fellowship during his Ph.D. His areas of research interests are MSMEs, start-ups, institutional economics, human development, social protection, inclusive growth, and macro-economic modelling.
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