Lack of access to contraceptives and family planning services during the COVID-19 induced lockdowns led to an alarming rise in the pregnancy rate across the nation, which in turn led to numerous abortions.
A country struggling with the Covid-19 pandemic is hit by a cyclone from the east and locusts from the west. Last year, such a scenario would have been rejected as implausible. But that became a reality for India.
The asymptomatic nature of COVID-19 transmission exposes millions of animals in captivity to human contact. And given the fact that the number of captive tigers in the US alone is between 5000 and 10,000 -- more than the number of tigers found in the wild
Community workers are our frontline defence against malnutrition and the pandemic. Yet they work in dangerous conditions without even basic protective gear and for a mere pittance. This must change, now.