Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Hygiene practices to help prevent spread of Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19)

ü Good hand hygiene is essential to prevent the spread of Corona virus

ü Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or wash them with soap and water.

ü Maintain a distance of at least 1 meter (3 feet) between you and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
ü Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

ü Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means, covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Dispose of the used tissue immediately in a bin.

ü If you have fever,cough,and/or difficulty in breathing, seek medical care at the earliest

ü Stay informed and follow the advice given by your health care provider.

ü In case you are unwell, it is advisable to stay at home and avoid contact with people.

ü If your children are unwell, refrain from sending them to school /college.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

8th March 2020 International Women's Day

The International Women's Day is observed every year on March 8 to celebrate the women's movement and struggle for equality. According to the United Nations Women, the theme for International Women's Day 2020 is “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women's Rights

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Ideas Competition for IGNOU Students


 Institute’s Innovation Council (IIC) 
National Centre for Innovation in Distance Education (NCIDE) 
‘Ideas Competition for IGNOU Students’

 IGNOU has set up Institutions Innovation Council (IIC) at the National Centre for Innovation in Distance Education (NCIDE). IIC at IGNOU aims at promoting idea generation, grassroots innovation, develops prototype, solve problem in the local context with a view to generating intellectual property and one of the objectives of IIC at IGNOU is to recognize the power of idea and transform the ideas in to workable solutions. The IIC and IGNOU is organizing an ‘Idea Competition’ for its students followed by “Festival of Ideas” to showcase and recognise the ideas of IGNOU students. IGNOU students can submit their original and creative ideas that can solve any daily life problem in any of the fields including Food, Agriculture and Rural Development, Clean Energy and Alternate Fuel, Clean Water and Water Management, Swacchhata Initiatives and Waste Management, Health Care and Hygiene, Education and Open University System and Smart Transportation and Traffic Management. The ideas in these areas could be interdisciplinary also. The ideas will be evaluated on the criteria of their novelty, complexity, clarity and details, feasibility, practicability, sustainability, scale of impact, cost effectiveness and future prospects, etc. The selected students will be invited to participate and present their ideas in the Festival of Ideas on February 28, 2019 at IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi. Further, they will be mentored and nurtured for developing business plan to work on the ideas. This will be an unique opportunity for IGNOU students to showcase their ideas and vision. In this context, bonafide IGNOU students are invited to submit their ideas in the prescribed Proforma to the Director, NCIDE at IGNOU through email at or by post. The Proforma can be downloaded from IGNOU website ( The selected students from different regions will be invited to present their work in the Festival of Ideas and the selected best three entries will be awarded prizes and certificates. 

The last date for receiving the ideas from the students is January 20, 2019.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

World AIDS Day 2018: Theme, awareness slogans, history, key facts

Today, that is December 1 2018, World Health Organisation (WHO) joins global partners and citizens to commemorate AIDS Day under the theme 'Know Your Status'.
This is also an occasion to celebrate the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day -- a pioneering global health campaign first initiated by WHO in 1988.

2 objectives of the theme of AIDS Day 2018

It is estimated that currently only 75 per cent of people with HIV know their status.
WHO advocacy and communication for World AIDS Day 2018 with the theme 'Know Your Status' aims to achieve the following objectives:
  • Urge people to know their HIV infection status through testing, and to access HIV prevention, treatment and care services
  • Urge policy-makers to promote a 'health for all' agenda for HIV and related health services, such as tuberculosis (TB), hepatitis and non-communicable diseases

Saturday, December 1, 2018

World AIDS Day 2018: 5 Things You Should Know

World AIDS Day is observed on December 1 every year. The day is dedicated to spreading awareness about the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) which is spread by infection from a virus called human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The day is marked by the World Health Organisation as a global public health campaign. One can be at a greater risk of HIV if one has unprotected anal or vaginal sex, sharing contaminated needles, syringes and other injecting equipment, receive unsafe injections, blood transfusions, tissue transplantation, medical procedures that involve unsterile cutting or piercing; and experience accidental needle stick injuries including among health workers.