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The ongoing COVID – 19 crisis has brought the world to a standstill with a pervasive impact across all sectors. Among the worst affected is education, with over 600 million school going students being impacted all over the world. According to UNESCO, the nationwide lockdowns in India and the resulting closing down of educational institutions has affected 32 crore students across the country, including those in schools in colleges.

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Punjab and Haryana, the two states known to be the leading contributors to the India’s bulging food grains stock are on the boil.  Farmers of the two states have hit the streets in protest against three contentious farm sector bills passed by the parliament, and there are no signs of the agitation abating any time soon.
 
 
On September 25, close to 250 farmer bodies came together under the banner of All India Kisan Sangharsh Committee for a national strike, terming the laws as “anti-farmers” and asked the government either to withdraw these legislations or at least provide minimum support price (MSP) protection in them. Add a comment Read more: Punjab on the boil: Protest against farm bills
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The biggest paper mill under Hindustan Paper Corporation Ltd in Assam’s Morigaon district has not seen any sign of rejuvenation even 6 years after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s revival promise.
 
New Delhi assured a lot to the mill employees from time to time but all these later became a nightmare to them as government is found inching towards its hidden strategy of handing the mill over to some private parties. The mill’s shutter remains closed for the couple of years. Three mill employees committed suicide so far as they are deprived from the money they deserve from the government.

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