It has been one year since the police murder of George Floyd, an outrage that resonated around the world.
For Transparency, Accountability in Pandemic-Related Expense
To support the effectiveness of these efforts, it is important that such spending be subject to adequate transparency and accountability.
Ready to stand with BD, S Asian countries to defeat pandemic: China
China has said it will continue to support Bangladesh’s fight against COVID-19 and is willing to facilitate the discussion of cooperation in “vaccine filling” between Chinese and Bangladeshi companies.
World Health Assembly to focus on ending pandemic
The 74th session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) will run from May 24 to June 1 that will stress the urgency of ending the current pandemic and preventing the next one by building a healthier, safer and fairer world.
Valuing Resilience After the Pandemic
If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught the world one thing, it is the high price we pay – in lost lives, damaged economies, and wasted human potential – when we undervalue resilience.
Premier Bank Distributes Food Nationwide During Pandemic
The Premier Bank Limited has started distributing food supplies to the extreme poor, the destitute, the vagabonds and the street children at various locations all over the country while maintaining Covid-19 hygiene rules.
Pandemic dampens Pahela Boishakh celebrations in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Apr 14 : For the second year in a row, Pahela Boishakh celebrations remained muted across Bangladesh due to the lockdown enforced by the government to curb the rising cases of Covid-19.
Bangladesh inks over $1 b deal with WB for COVID-19 pandemic
Dhaka, Apr 14 : The government of Bangladesh signed three financing agreements totaling $1.04 billion with the World Bank to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and to build resilience to future crises including vaccination against COVID-19.
WB okays $250 million for Bangladesh to COVID-19 pandemic respond
Dhaka, Mar 27 : World Bank has approved $250 million to help Bangladesh create more and inclusive jobs and effectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic for a faster recovery and stronger resilience to future crises.
Demographic Impact of Coronavirus Pandemic: An Overview
The picture that emerges is one of significant consequences on the levels and trends of the key components of demographic change: mortality, fertility and migration.
How BD managed to feed 170mn citizens during pandemic
Dhaka, Mar 1 (UNB): A week from now, on March 8, Bangladesh will complete a year with the Coronavirus. One of the fears in the early days of the pandemic, announced by the WHO on March 11 of last year,…
Pandemic gives us opportunity to protect the world
‘No Going Back’ to that world because it was heading towards the end of human existence on this planet — as a result of global warming, the process of extreme concentration of wealth in a few hands, and invasion of artificial intelligence to make human beings redundant in the world.
Pandemic Threatens Human Capital Gains of Past Decade: WB
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic threatens hard-won gains in health and education over the past decade, especially in the poorest countries, a new World Bank Group analysis finds. Investments in human capital—the knowledge, skills, and health that…
Evolution of Zoom as Communication Platform during Pandemic
By Dr Jaspal Kaur Sadhu Singh Readers may be familiar with the idiom “at a rate of knots”. This aptly describes the pace in which a video conferencing platform evolved into a vital tool of expression,communication, and to China, a…
Govt option to fully reopen offices to worsen pandemic: BNP
Dhaka, August o7 – BNP on Friday opposed the government’s decision to fully reopen government offices as it thinks this will only contribute to worsening the coronavirus situation in the country.
Disney sees big loss as pandemic hits parks, studios
The Walt Disney Company on Tuesday reported its quarterly earnings were hit hard as the pandemic emptied theme parks and cruise ships, while it hit a new milestone for streaming subscriptions.
Pandemic Policy Must be Climate Policy
by Renzo Guinto CALAMBA – While the world focuses on the COVID-19 crisis, climate change continues to advance. The consequences are devastating and becoming more so – and that includes for the pandemic response itself.
Neglected, Sacrificed: Older Persons During COVID19 Pandemic
By Isabel OrtizNEW YORK, Jul 28 2020 (IPS) – Failing to help those in most needCOVID19 is devastating on older persons. The numbers are staggering, more than 80 percent of the fatalities due to coronavirus in the US and East…
Coronavirus – Urban Areas Face the Brunt of the Pandemic
By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Jul 29 2020 (IPS) – The effect of the coronavirus pandemic and its subsequent global lockdown might have a graver effect on cities and urban areas than on rural areas, possibly making women more susceptible to…
Activation during the pandemic downturn
by Silvia Girardi, Alessio Fusco and Valeria Pulignano on 29th July 2020 @sigiraviaMandatory activation conditions for social-assistance recipients should be suspended during the pandemic.Whether activation policies can foster labour-market integration and, at the same time, protect individuals from poverty is…
Gender inequality increases in media during pandemic: IFJ study
Brussels, AP/UNB, July 23 – A survey published by International Federation of Journalists showed that gender inequalities in newsrooms have increased during the coronavirus pandemic.
Online cattle trading may reach new height amid pandemic
Dhaka, July 11 – The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about many changes to people’s normal life with a growing dependence on virtual platforms as physical distancing is advised by health experts to limit transmission of the coronavirus.
The Quiet Survivors of a Global Pandemic
By Saima W. Hossain DHAKA, Bangladesh, Jul 8 2020 (IPS) – The issue of women’s rights, feminism and gender is complex and ongoing in most countries including Bangladesh. When I was asked to write about the impact of COVID-19 on…
How to Sleep Well during COVID19 Pandemic
Due to the multifaceted consequences of the pandemic, numerous people are losing jobs or facing a crisis in their career and family lives. As the educational institutes are closed, many students are getting addicted to technology, like virtual gaming on…
Saved by the Pandemic?
by Mark Lynas HAY-ON-WYE – COVID-19 has killed more than 500,000 people worldwide, made millions more ill, and continues to wreak havoc. But as the saying goes – and without wishing to downplay this human tragedy in any way –…
The Plastic Pandemic
By Jacob Duer SINGAPORE – There is no denying that single-use plastic has been a lifesaver in the fight against COVID-19, especially for frontline health workers. It has also facilitated adherence to social-distancing rules, by enabling home delivery of basic…
After six months, worst of pandemic ‘yet to come’: WHO
The coronavirus pandemic is “not even close to being over”, the WHO warned , as the global death toll passed half a million and cases surged in Latin America and the United States.
Mobile payments help people during the pandemic
By Sonja Davidovic, Delphine Prady and Herve Tourpe Jun 22 2020 (IPS) – The practical challenge of quickly getting financial support in the hands of people who lost jobs amid the COVID-19 economic crisis has baffled advanced and developing economies…
Pandemic poses enormous risk to 1.2mn people in Cox’s Bazar
The coronavirus pandemic poses an enormous risk to around 1.2 million people in Cox’s Bazar including over 860,000 Rohingyas, said International Organization for Migration (IOM).
Zoom earnings soar as video meets become pandemic norm
Zoom on Tuesday reported that its earnings soared as its video-meeting service became a popular way to work or socialize while hunkered down due to the coronavirus pandemic.