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2022 ◽  
pp. 160-167
Bharathi Depuru ◽  
Shanthi Sree Kolaru Subramanyam ◽  
Suvarna Latha Anchapakala ◽  
Lakshmi Padmavathi Pydipati

Telehealth is effective in preventing, treating, and taking precautions to avoid spreading of coronavirus. Telehealth allows people with symptoms to stay at home by helping them to communicate with doctors through the internet. This decreases the spreading of corona virus to large number of people and hospital staff. But when it comes to treatment of patients, telemedicine does have some limitations. Medicines given through telemedicine may not be consistent to patients who have chronic disorders and makes the patients' conditions serious, which leads them to hospitalization. The most significant limitation of telemedicine is that some hospitals do not have equipment to deliver care in this manner. In the present situation of COVID-19, the existing telemedicine has to be modified for helping quick testing and to diagnose the infection to take care of the patients. Hence, some of the benefits and limitations of telemedicine have been summarized.

2022 ◽  
pp. 672-690
Jayasree A. K. ◽  
Bindu M. V.

Kerala witnessed a transformation in recent times in the case of social acceptance of the transgender community. Participation in HIV/AIDS projects gave them some social recognition. There was a turning point in the situation when the Supreme Court judgement came in 2014 on National Legal Service Authority vs Government of India. It started to formulate policies and welfare schemes to support the transgender community. Following this, the Kerala government drafted the Transgender Policy in 2015. The present situation is much improved. Yet there is not much improvement in healthcare services. There is no protocol or guidelines for treatment, which may result in practice without quality assurance and high cost. This chapter is an attempt to review the situation of the transgender community in Kerala before and after the transgender policy to look into achievements and gaps in security measures, including healthcare access.

2022 ◽  
pp. 214-241
Mingyi Chen ◽  
Jiawei Feng ◽  
Rob Kim Marjerison ◽  
Rongjuan Chen

This study aims to explore awareness and interest in social enterprises in China and in doing so provide a benchmark for comparison with future research on the topic. There is a shortage of evidence in the previous literature with which to compare the present situation, but the regulatory emphasis and resources presently dedicated by the Chinese government to social enterprises makes research in this area relevant and makes it likely that the development of social enterprises would have an upward trend in awareness and interest. Primary data was collected from over 600 online surveys which measured awareness, purchase intention, and purchase motivation before and during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. The findings of this chapter may contribute to future research on the trends of social enterprise awareness and interest in China and may also be of interest to those with an interest in social entrepreneurship.

2022 ◽  
pp. 38-64
Poshan Yu ◽  
Junyi Lv ◽  
Aashrika Ahuja

This chapter aims to study the trends in sustainable agricultural development in China. The deterioration of the world's climate and environment can be counteracted with the trend of development in internet and technological spheres. How to create value out of scientifically advanced agricultural techniques in China so as to achieve sustainable development in the future is the subject of the author's discussion. This chapter will investigate the development of smart and sustainable agricultural techniques that are being employed in China in integration with the internet and information industry. Further, the sustainable ecological development of agriculture in China in the past two decades will be analyzed. Finally, this chapter will provide decision-makers with analysis and suggestions on the way forward and direction with respect to sustainable agricultural development in China in the future.

2021 ◽  
Vol 3 (2) ◽  
pp. 237-259
Ayorinde S. Oluyemi ◽  
E. Bankole Oladumiye ◽  
Oluwafemi S Adelabu ◽  

The purpose of this design is to create a Zobo tea package design prototype allied with African indigenous onomastics. African indigenous products are effective in terms of functionality; however, industrialized products gained more attention because of aesthetics, safety, hygiene, and other advanced technology put into consideration during production. This seems to boost the inferiority of indigenous products. Hence, the present study focuses on indigenous Zobo tea in terms of creating a conceptual package design prototype enhanced with product onomastics. Twenty-two names are derived for indigenous Zobo tea by making use of linguistics techniques. These names are used as label for designing a conceptual package prototype for indigenous Zobo tea. A Delphi technique is adopted for the evaluation of this creative process. The findings show that homonym as an onomastics will enhance the branding and development of indigenous Zobo tea even in the international market. This will remodel the inferiority of the aesthetics of Zobo indigenous products. Hence, research on the choice of an appropriate name for a particular product should be a contemporary research area to improve the present situation of our indigenous product branding and graphic design. It is believed that the outcome of this research could provide guidelines for effective naming in product package design for indigenous product development; as creative designers must not only understand the vocabulary of graphic design but be aware of extraneous constraints that could affect their designs.

2021 ◽  
Vol 158 (3-4) ◽  
pp. 111-136
Witold Lewandowski ◽  
Piotr Fonrobert

Transformations of economies occurring in particular countries reduce the number of manufacturers producing the articles for the armed forces basing exclusively on national capacities of industry and scientific-research background. Consolidation and restructure processes have been used as remedies of defence sector for many years. Some of them are launched by the management boards and the other ones by decisions of majority owners, represented in the case of Poland by the State Treasury. A question arises, if the country defence sector could realise the hopes put on it, in present situation of the national defence industry and with its role in the system of national economy, and selection and quality of offered products, and the level of used technological solutions. Presented paper is an attempt to analyse the state of the Polish defence industry committed by authors representing two different subjects and directly connected with condition and building up the defence potential of Poland.

2021 ◽  
Vol 8 (4) ◽  
pp. 713-730
G. Belova ◽  
G. Georgieva

This paper aims to provide in-depth analysis of legal education in Bulgaria since it is of paramount significance for the creation of well-trained lawyers for the state, local authorities, as well as the judicial system. The historical method was used to examine the system of the Bulgarian legal education that has been developing for about 130 years and has gone through numerous difficulties.The comparative and juxtaposition approach were utilsed in the research to help in making inferences about the present situation regarding legal education in Bulgaria. Now there are nine law schools that deepen international co-operation and adapt their curricula to respond to the changes in national and European legislation.It takes five years to receive a legal education in Bulgaria and the process ends with a Master’s degree in Law (LLM). There is no Bachelor degree in Law (LLB in other European countries) in our country.All in all, the main objective of this article is to look at the Bulgarian legal education in the past and nowadays. The paper attempts to show that legal education in Bulgaria is faced with diverse challenges of the new millennium. The process of globalization as well as the recent situation with COVID-19 make it necessary to add information technologies and distant learning forms to legal education.

2021 ◽  
Vol ahead-of-print (ahead-of-print) ◽  
Simona Polonyová ◽  
Eva Pongrácz

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to introduce the current state of education in the field of social enterprise in Slovakia and its support, share the experience of social entrepreneurship education providers and formulate recommendations for the development of human resources in the context of supporting social enterprise. Design/methodology/approach This paper is presented as a case study. It is based on the initial experience of education providers in the field of social entrepreneurship in Slovakia, as the concept of integrating social entrepreneurship into education in Slovak conditions is currently in the phase of gradual establishment. Findings One of the biggest barriers of the development of education is insufficient awareness and overall promotion of social enterprise in Slovakia. The general public lacks awareness on the topic of social enterprise and a general platform on social enterprise, which would provide information on the possibilities of formal and non-formal education, is missing. Research limitations/implications The findings of this paper are based on the limited experience of social entrepreneurship education providers, as the systematic concept of integrating social entrepreneurship into education in Slovak conditions is currently in the phase of gradual establishment. Originality/value To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this is the first study, which provides an overview of the present situation of education in the field of social enterprise from the perspective of the experience of the addressed organizations, their opinions and perception.

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