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India has turned to its national crowdsourcing platform to find ideas that might crimp COVID-19. The nation’s MyGov Innovate platform regularly hosts challenges designed to enlist startups keen on winning some cash, helping to tackle national issues and perhaps also stimulate local industry. Past challenges have targeted …

  1. amolbk

    COVID-19 status in India

    In case anyone interested:

    1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

      Re: COVID-19 status in India

      There's also this link.

      Your link does have the advantage of zooming in on India-specific data, but its numbers don't quite match up with WHO's Situation Report. Your link is probably updated more often, which could explain the slight discrepancy.

    2. First Light

      Re: COVID-19 status in India

      I would suggest the state-by-state interactive map at The Hindu, which seems to be doing the clearest, most accurate reporting:

    3. sketharaman

      Re: COVID-19 status in India

      I quite like the one from Bing. Covers all impacted countries, including India.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    A little Graph Theory can be dangerous ...

    Let's hope India can come with a more proactive solution than the UK's own Uncle Boris.

    While every other venue is closed, schools with 1,000's of pupils remain the major hubs for the transmission of the virus.

    Close the Schools, or at least allow parents to keep their children at home without facing the prospect of a £2,500 penalty or 3 months in prison.

    Every other country in Europe with the exception of Latvia and Sweden have now closed their schools.

    See: European School Closures.

    1. Dan 55 Silver badge

      Re: A little Graph Theory can be dangerous ...

      Compare the John Hopkins University map with European countries' measures in a table half-way down this article.

      The UK is indeed dawdling, other countries have taken harsher measures with fewer infections, but it's nice to see Johnson's finally done an about turn on the cod-science 'herd immunity' bullshit where herd immunity is gained by real-life infection instead of vaccination. Such nonsense is unsustainable even for Johnson.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: A little Graph Theory can be dangerous ...

      Not closing schools is ridiculous - that's where half the colds and stuff comes from in normal times.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Because the nooks and crannies of serif fonts can harbor the virus.

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