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Over recent decades, South Asia has made remarkable progress in improving the health of mothers and children. But the year 2020 brought a great shock to South Asia, as it did to the whole world. The COVID-19 pandemic has had major and multiple impacts – both direct and indirect.

The COVID-19 pandemic is having unequal impacts. Research has highlighted that across race, gender, age, and income groups, the health and economic consequences of this crisis are far from uniform and other preexisting inequalities have been exacerbated.

The COVID-19 crisis has amplified the urgency of addressing together the dual challenges of inequality and environmental degradation.

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed over 100,000 African lives and nearly 4 million cases have been recorded so far. Africa’s COVID-19 story is one of nuances.

This paper calculates and compares the minimum cost of a recommended diet across four countries in South Asia.

Order of the Delhi High Court in the matter of Court On Its Own Motion Vs Directorate General of Civil Aviation & Others dated 08/03/2021.

The matter related to use of masks while travelling in planes. It was seen that during the Air India flight from Kolkata to New Delhi on March 5, 2021, though all the passengers had worn masks, many passengers had worn the mask below their chin and were "exhibiting a stubborn reluctance to wear their masks properly".

What has the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic been on poverty in Zambia, and how can social protection programs mitigate these effects? This paper estimates the pre-pandemic poverty level in Zambia and then simulates the distributional impact of COVID-19 in the country.

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on March 04, 2021 has issued the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) First Amendment Regulations, 2021 to further amend the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Dr. Ashwani Kumar Vs Union of India & Others dated 04/03/2021. The matter related to admission of elderly people on a priority basis in private hospitals besides government hospitals amid the COVID-19 scenario.

The report highlights the crucial role of engineering in achieving each of the 17 SDGs. It shows how equal opportunities for all is key to ensuring an inclusive and gender balanced profession that can better respond to the shortage of engineers for implementing the SDGs.

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