How Can You Make the Most of Lockdown in India?

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How Can You Make the Most of Lockdown in India_

The rapid increase of COVID-19 in India has again brought us back to the same situation as last year. Schools, offices, malls and restaurants are closed and we are locked in our houses! Are you bored of the lockdown already? Check out the list of activities that you can do this lockdown!

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Covid in India Latest News

After around 40 days, the number of new Covid cases in the country fell below 50,000. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 44,877 new COVID-19 cases were recorded across the country in the previous 24 hours. In India, the daily positivity rate is 3.17 percent, while the weekly positivity rate is 4.46 percent. Since the commencement of the Omicron-driven third wave in the metro, Mumbai has had a positivity rate of less than 1% on Saturday.

Mansukh Mandaviya, the Union Health Minister, said on Saturday that the federal government will begin administering COVID-19 immunisation to children aged 5 to 15 years as soon as a committee of specialists recommends it.

Nitish Kumar government in Bihar on Saturday announced that it would lift “all restrictions” that had been imposed in the wake of the recent COVID-19 surge. Later in the day, the limit of 200 people for weddings and funerals was removed.

What is Lockdown

A lockdown is a policy that requires people or groups to remain in their current location owing to particular threats to themselves or others if they are allowed to travel and interact freely. Lockdowns that effect a region rather than specific sites are sometimes referred to as “stay-at-home” or “shelter-in-place.” The word refers to a jail policy that prohibits people, information, or items from leaving a certain region. Only someone in a position of power may normally commence the process.

The phrase “lockdown” was used during the COVID-19 pandemic to describe activities like as widespread quarantines and stay-at-home orders. Wuhan was the first city to conduct a pandemic lockdown on January 23, 2020. By early April 2020, 3.9 billion people worldwide were under some sort of lockdown, accounting for more than half of the world’s population. By late April, about 300 million people in Europe and around 200 million in Latin America were under lockdown. In the United States, almost 300 million people, or roughly 90% of the population, were under some type of lockdown, while in India, 1.3 billion people were under lockdown.

Top Activities During Lockdown

Amid ongoing crisis, being confined can be really helpful. You can watch productive movies with families, businessmen can do a lot of researching activities in order to grow their business, they can take help from the Internet. Let’s glance through what are the top activities that can be done amid lockdown:

Online Learning

As schools and higher educational institutions are locked, online learning is the best practice that you can do at home in the lockdown. There are many online applications for kids and adults which are filled with loads of information related to every course of topics you are looking for. The top online learning apps are Wikipedia, Goodreads, Khan Academy, Lynda, Duolingo and Youtube. While as for kids there are many fun learning activities to do while doing online learning on Class Dojo, Youtube Kids, Science 360, Crossword puzzles, Quickmaths, Dragon Box etc. Online learning will supplement your missing lectures and keep your knowledge bank updates. Youtube is the best platform for learning online, search topics pertaining to your choice and gets loads of information on tutorials. For those of you who were in the middle of your application to top universities abroad can resume the process via online mediums. At Leverage Edu, we are offering exclusive online classes for all the proficiency exams like GRE, GMAT, IELTS and SAT. Use this lockdown time to build a better future, fetch a better score and push your self to a better reality!

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Book Reading

Since the traffic is off from roads, so you have no chance of getting disturbed due to vehicular honks. There are countless books you can read on Goodreads, Kindle digitally in order to improve your reading comprehension. Some of the books you could check out in the fiction genre this lockdown are The Red Tree, The Mousehole Cat, Comet in Moominland, The Wee Free Men, The Book Thief, A Visit from the Goon Squad, How to Be a Woman, The Compleet Molesworth, Changing Places, 100 years of solitude, Americanah. Apart from that try some amazing books in the non-fiction category like the Sapiens, Rebel Sultans, Thinking Fast, and Thinking Slow to name a few. Get a PDF version of these books and start reading voraciously. 

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Check Out – Importance of Books in Our Lives

Exercising During Lockdown

Whether we be students or working professionals, we keep ourselves busy all day and majorly neglect our physical wellbeing. Well, we have got all the extra time needed to get back to a healthy lifestyle and working out is one of the essential ways of doing it! Doing some simple exercises can keep us staying mentally fit, building strength and maintaining a balance in our lives. In the present lockdown, we can do many exercises like Yoga, stretching etc. We achieve peace of mind when we do a lot of exercising on a daily basis when we are home all day. We can turn our homes into fitness centre.

Do Scientific Experiments

This is the best way of keeping your mental strength active and lively amid depressing times. There are many activities you can do with kids. Scientific experiments like Rainbow in a glass, Pasta rocket, Baking soda volcano, Instant Ice, etc. These exercises are thrilling and keep you engaged with mental activity and relieve you from boredom. Try to take help from Youtube, you will learn a lot. 

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Must Read: Interesting Scientific Experiments

Gardening During Lockdown

If you are fond of growing plants and trees in your garden, then execute your skills when you have a lot of time. Plant a lot of trees in your garden and sow different seeds and mini-plants in the kitchen garden. This is a physical activity which can keep you active. But make sure you wash your hands once you are done with gardening.

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Listening to Podcasts

For those of you who do not enjoy reading, podcasts can be a great source to spend your time productively whilst learning amazing new stuff. All you need to do is download an app like Spotify and choose the podcasts you want to listen to. There is a wide range of genres covering a breadth of topics like sports, literature, spirituality, finance, culture, social justice issues, and more! Some of the top podcasts in India include Cyrus says, The Seen and the Unseen, IVM Podcasts, The Startup show, History of India Podcast, etc.

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Also Read: Top 10 Podcasts for Students

Learning a New Language

Learning a new language is always a beneficial skill. Now with the unending time at hand, this could be a good opportunity to kickstart your language training. A few hours of dedicated practice is all you need to get going. Nowadays there are ample apps and online instructors in portals like Udemy, Coursera, Duo Lingo that provide immersive training in a fun and interactive way. Otherwise, language training institutes like Alliance France, Goethe offer online courses with valid certificates too.

Must Read: How to Learn New Languages?

Learn a New Hobby

It is important to have a hobby in order to be a well-rounded person. Some might enjoy cooking, others might find happiness amidst paints and colours, while for others musical instruments might transport you into a different world. This lockdown might be a good chance to identify what you enjoy doing and get better at it. Whatever you choose, be it painting, cooking, playing a musical instrument, sketching, making jewellery, there is a number of youtube tutorials on the internet where you will never run out of ideas.

When Was The First Lockdown In India

Prime Minister Narendra Modius declared a strict lockdown across the country for 21 days on March 23, 2020 to stop the spread of the coronavirus epidemic. Even if the Covid-19 danger is far from over, Wednesday will mark a full year of restrictions in the country.

The lockdown took effect at 12 a.m. on March 24. Private, commercial, educational, and government enterprises were all instructed to close their doors. PM Modi described the situation as “curfew-like” at the time of his address. “Every state, every Union territory, every district, every hamlet, and every location is under lockdown.” “This is effectively a curfew, one that is stricter than the Janta Curfew,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi explained the new regulation.

When Will The Covid Pandemic End?

According to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the pandemic’s acute phase might be over by the middle of the year if nearly 70% of the world is vaccinated. According to the World Health Organization’s director-general, the pandemic’s acute phase might finish this year if nearly 70% of the world’s population is vaccinated.

Take care of your hygiene and do various tasks which will keep your rejuvenated and lively amid lockdown. Book a 30-minute free online counselling session with our Leverage Edu experts and we will guide you in making the right decision at every step of your academic and professional journey!  

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