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
Rajesh Mishra is a senior journalist currently working with Qatar Tribune, a Qatar-based daily. He has extensive experience of beat reporting as well editing and rewriting news reports and features in a journalistic career spanning about three decades. Having started his journalistic career as a sub-editor with Patriot newspaper in New Delhi way back in 1992, Mishra has also worked with prestigious newspaper Hindustan Times, Patna, and the premier news agency the Press Trust of India, New Delhi. For a short while he also served as the Bhubaneswar (Odisha) correspondent of iVision, a news agency catering to the electronic media. During his stint at Hindustan Times, Patna, Mishra was known for his flair for cultural reporting. However, he also wrote extensively on the state of affairs in education and health sectors of Bihar and did some investigative reports related to crime. In Qatar Tribune also, Mishra has covered different beats ranging from politics, education and health to construction sector as well as art and culture. Mishra’s varied interests have helped him in performing the role of a multi-faceted reporter.