St Stephen’s College aims to create real-world policy-makers thus introduced this course

New short-term course to help participants move beyond the confines of generalised principles and engage with actual public policy processes at the grassroots Delhi University’s St Stephen’s College struck new grounds with its intent to offer a short-term Certificate Course in Public Policy and International Relations (PPIR). “Unlike public policy courses at universities which have […]

India should keep public finances healthy: Former RBI chief Urjit Patel

By Anirban Nag India must keep public finances relatively healthy to stave off a possible second wave of risks in the financial sector once the coronavirus crisis abates, said a former central bank governor. While calls for a stimulus are rising, India cannot risk a significant widening of its perpetually high budget deficit, Urjit Patel […]

Vice premier stresses facilitating employment of college graduates in Hubei

Leading a central government group to oversee the COVID-19 epidemic control work in Hubei, Sun, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks in a visit to Wuhan University.

“Six strikes” enforcement policy debuts

Participating ISPs, including AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, Cablevision, and Time Warner Cable, have yet to publicize any information or even mention the program anywhere on their websites—except Verizon, which refers to it as the “Copyright Alert Program.”

Coronavirus is draining America’s public infrastructure. A federal jobs policy would protect its workers

Medical supplies are not the only things America needs to survive this pandemic. According to CNN, while some food banks are shutting down, others are reporting that demand has quadrupled. Food pantries are unable to keep up with demand, as laid-off workers seek food assistance and volunteers are stuck at home. Right now, the National […]

33 police recruits in Kentucky graduate basic training

The 33 graduates of Class 510 completed 20 weeks of training last week at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training facility in Richmond, the agency said in a statement. The program included 800 hours of instruction, including law offenses and procedures, vehicle operations, firearms, investigations and first aid.

Ready, Afraid, And Uncertain: How The 2020 Graduating Class Of Health Care Workers Is Preparing To Fight The Coronavirus

“They’re all describing the chaos and how they don’t have enough personal protective equipment, all the things they’re dealing with and all the stress and anxiety they’re under,” he said. “That’s making me stressed because I know in a couple months that’s going to be my job on the front lines. I’m excited for it, […]

Researchers develop novel “smart” proteins programmed to turn genes on and off

WASHINGTON: Researchers have created artificial proteins that can control the activity of genes and other molecules in living cells in predetermined ways, an advance that can be used to program the behaviour of more complex chemical and biological systems. In the study, published in the journal Science, the scientists showed that the designer proteins can […]

Health experts call for Roosevelt-style programs to kill virus, revive economy

Other nations have decades of experience in mobilizing local community members to fight a virus. In West Africa, countries like Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone are reactivating contact tracing teams they used to track down and stomp out the Ebola virus that broke out six years ago. In that outbreak, Nigeria repurposed a team meant […]

Auto insurers refunding millions due to stay-at-home policies

Allstate and American Family Insurance have begun discounting car insurance premiums since many drivers aren’t using their cars as much due to stay-at-home policies aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus. Allstate said most customers can expect a 15 percent refund in April and May, along with holders of Esurance and Encompass policies, while […]