Parliamentary and Administrative Research Institute (PARI) was established with a view to undertake meaningful research on parliamentary and administrative issues in India. In India, the relationship between the Executive and the Legislature is very very demanding. Therefore, the Executive has to orient itself to the requirement of the Legislature and at times it has to adapt to the demand resulting in the need of reforms. Likewise, the Legislature also has to sometime make amends so that it becomes easier for the Executive to implement the laws passed by the Parliament. In order to understand the fine nuances of parliamentary procedure and practice and orient the respondents, PARI has brought out certain capacity building courses on Parliamentary procedure which enable the stakeholders to deal with the Parliament efficiently....
At a time when the world is going through a severe health crisis, it is important to take care of one’s mental health along with physical health. The outbreak of COVID-19 has meant that many countries in the world have imposed differing degrees of lockdowns to break the chain of contamination. However, these lockdowns can be both stressful and anxiety causing and hence, taking care of one’s mental health is crucial.
It is important to remember that everyone reacts differently to stressful situations and may be differently affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic is causing panic, anxiety, loneliness, hopelessness, and depression amongst all kinds of people, but especially amongst the elderly, people with chronic diseases, people with already existing mental health issues, children, health care service providers, and caregivers.
Findings of studies
Samantha Brooks had conducted a study on the psycho-social effects of pandemics like SARS, H1N1, and Ebola. This study reveals that long periods of self-isolation can lead to rising trauma, rage, tiredness, and abuse (Brooks et al., 2020). Whil