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Drugs use of which may beat Covid-19 have barrier – Patents

Patents on potential anti-COVID-19 drugs allow researchers to conduct clinical trials but once they have been approved, the regulations prevent them from being marketed. by K.M. Gopakumar and Prathibha Sivasubramaniam In the absence of any vaccines to prevent COVID-19, there are many clinical trials (CT) taking place to find a treatment. These CTs are mainly focusing on either repurposing or ... Read More »

Coronavirus & early lessons from China

By Helge Berger, Kenneth Kang, & Changyong Rhee, International Monetary Fund (IMF) WASHINGTON DC, Mar 27 2020 (IPS) – The coronavirus is having a profound and serious impact on the global economy and has sent policymakers looking for ways to respond. China’s experience so far shows that the right policies make a difference in fighting the disease and mitigating its ... Read More »

Coronavirus: 2,500 Army members aiding local administration

More than 2,500 members of Bangladesh Army have performed various activities in 61 districts on Thursday to support the local administrations ensure social distancing and keep coronavirus suspects in home quarantine to prevent further transmission of COVID-19. Sources at the Inter Service Public Relation (ISPR) said Bangladesh Army started working at field level under “In aid to Civil Power” since ... Read More »

60,000 Rohingya youths to be trained for community work

Dhaka, Jan 30 – The cabinet committee on purchases has approved a project of the disaster management ministry to help to train at least 60,000 youths of displaced Myanmar citizen known as ‘Rohingya’ to improve access to basic services and build faster and social resilience of their population in Cox’s Bazar. Read More »

ACC grills Mayor Sayed Khokan’s APS Sheikh Quddus

Dhaka, Jan 21 – The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday grilled Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayed Khokon’s Assistant Personal Secretary (APS) Sheikh Kuddus and personal assistant (PA) of 11th Jatiya Sangsad Whip Shamsul Huq Chowdhury, Ezaz Chowdhury over amassing illegal money through casino business and some other issues. Read More »

Climate policy, ‘just transition’ and quality of government

by Marina Povitikina and Bo Rothstein on 17th December 2019 In our series on ‘just transition’, Marina Povitkina and Bo Rothstein argue neglected issues around quality of government need addressing to secure public legitimacy. The challenges which climate change is heralding are nothing if not formidable. Effective policies against this threat to human wellbeing on our planet will imply huge ... Read More »