Atul K Thakur
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.
The Bihar state higher education council (BSHEC) has constituted four different committees comprising vice chancellors and experts to undertake sweeping reforms in state’s beleaguered higher education. A decision to this effect was taken following a meeting of the SHEC, chaired by education minister Vijay Kumar Choudhary.
What do you expect from the students who took admission in two-year PG course (2019-21 session) doing now? Waiting for the Final Results and preparing for the Convocation Speech! Well, students at Magadh University, Bodh Gaya, Bihar, are still awaiting the date for their First Semester Examination, and there is no clarity when it will be held. This is shocking, but true!
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.
Atul K Thakur
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.
His profile has been featured in publications include The Economic Times, The Financial Express, The Hindu, The Asian Age, The Times of India, The Kathmandu Post, The Friday Times, Daily Times, The Daily Star.
As a journalist and columnist, he has written for publications include: The Hindu, Indian Express, The Pioneer, The Kathmandu Post, Daily Times, The Daily Star, Businessworld, Governance Now, Tehelka, The Friday Times, The China Post, The Himalayan Times, Mainstream, Seven Sisters Post, The Financial World, India Quarterly, Strategic Analysis,Social Change, Warscapes, NewsYaps, IBN Live, India America Today, INCLUSION, New Spotlight, Rising Kashmir, The Kashmir Monitor, The Kashmir Walla, Kashmir Reader, Kashmir Dispatch. He is also a literary critic, having reviewed hundreds of books for leading publications in India and abroad.
He is an alumnus, inter alia, of Banaras Hindu University and has worked across the sectors, spanning consultancy, policy research and media.