HRD needs universities to check how India dealt with 1918 Spanish flu pandemic



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The HRD Ministry has requested universities to check how India dealt with the Spanish flu pandemic in 1918 and what measures have been taken to spice up the economic system.


The ministry has additionally suggested the colleges to arrange analysis groups and examine the degrees of consciousness of COVID-19 in villages close to their campuses.


“The HRD minister has desired that universities should study how India handled the 1918 pandemic (H1N1 Virus) and what measures were taken to boost the economy after the pandemic,” a senior ministry official mentioned in a communication to the colleges.


“It has also been desired that universities and institutions in India should study 5-6 villages adjoining or adopted by them regarding best works done in response to COVID-19. The study can be around what the awareness levels in the village are and how they withstood various challenges posed by COVID-19,” the official added.


The HRD Ministry has been encouraging educational establishments to make analysis contributions to assist the combat towards the lethal coronavirus. According to the Union Health Ministry, the demise toll as a result of COVID-19 rose to 779 within the nation on Saturday and the variety of instances stood at 24,942, registering a rise of 56 fatalities and 1,490 instances since Friday night.


The 56 deaths have been the utmost reported within the nation in a span of 24 hours, the ministry mentioned. The variety of lively COVID-19 instances stood at 18,953, whereas 5,209 individuals have been cured and discharged, and one affected person has migrated, it added.


Source - TOPLIVENEWS

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