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ET: 9.30-10.30 pm
IST: Feb 22, 8am - 9am
Covid-19 in India: Roles and responses of the public vs. private sectors in forming a health systems response
India has been one of the world’s most hard-hit nations in the COVID-19 pandemic, despite universal healthcare and a robust private sector. Join us as India’s top healthcare leaders discuss how the public and private sectors have responded to the pandemic, addressed social and health disparities and are planning for the future of India’s collective health system response.
IST: Feb 22, 8am - 9am
Hindi News goes digital: Changing contours of news in India (Hindi)
There has been a record spike in digital consumption of Hindi news content amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Our timely panel will focus on deciphering the stratgies of both natives and traditional media outlets as they attempt to thrive in a growing digital first media ecosystem.
Each year more than 1 million people die in India due to air polution. For context, ~0.2 mn people have died in India due to COVID 19 till date. Burning of fossil fuels is the single largest contributor of pollution in India, of which road transportion is one of the largest contributors. Given the advent of the pandemic fueled with India’s burgeoning e-commerce industry, it is expected that the parcels will move more than people. The panel will discuss the future of sustainable mobility, and how adoption of EV/AVs is going to transform the logistics sector of India. We would be discussing a) solutions available to accelerate adoption of EVs; and b) the major constraints causing impediments in EV adoption. The panel would also discuss role of various stakeholders in the EV eco-system.
Cannabis has a medical history of more than 2,000 years in India. Referred as 'Vijaya', a critical component of numerous Ayurvedic forumlations, the plant based drinks are consumed in various parts of India during religious celebrations. We will discuss the health outcomes of Cannabis vis-a-vis other banned substances, Tobacco, and Alcohol and assessthe potential benefits vs adversities of Legalization of Cannabis in India.
IST: Feb 22, 9am - 10am
Tackling unequal access to education worsened by COVID-19
COVID-19 has deepened the education divide in India. As the pandemic forced schools to shut in March, schools started delivering education online. However, less than one third of India’s children are accessing online education as most of India’s children have limited access to technology. Many children have also been forced drop out because their families migrated or simply could not continue to provide education. These inequities have worsened at all levels of education from early childhood to higher education. This worsening inequality has posed an acute challenge to the social and education policy as there is a great risk of reversing the gains that India achieved in expanding education access in the last two decades. How India prepares, copes, plans for the recovery is crucial.
IST: Feb 22, 10:00-10:45am
Keynote: Vaccinating a billion plus people
Harvard Business School professor, Tarun Khanna, speaks to powerhouses Adar Poonawalla, CEO of Serum Institute of India (SII) and Anuradha Gupta, Deputy CEO of GAVI about the single most important pre-occupation for governments and individuals world over; COVID-19 vaccinations. The SII is the world's largest vaccine manufacturer while GAVI ensures equitable distribution of vaccines across developing countries. As the Indian government begins its ambitious vaccination drive, hear about the several ongoing and imminent manufacturing and distribution related challenges underway.