The rollout of ZyCov-D vaccine is a very welcome addition to India’s Covid vaccine basket. India has done brilliantly with its vaccine coverage but there is still much ground to cover, especially with third shots and considering variants like Omicron. India should also follow the science now on mixing boosters.
Penalty for not wearing masks inside own car absurd. Delhi High Court is right
The Delhi High Court’s right: It’s “absurd” for the state government to fine people not wearing masks inside their own cars. Government counsel Rahul Mehra agrees—but the mandate, upheld by a judge last year, will stand until officially reviewed. Also absurd: making rules that defy science and common sense.
Amarinder isn’t scaremongering about Pakistani drones. Channi shouldn’t make light of national security
Punjab CM Channi has, in ThePrint interview, rebutted his predecessor Amarinder Singh’s claims about Pakistani drones dropping weapons and explosives into border state. He is wrong. Singh isn’t scaremongering. Pakistan’s design to foment fresh trouble in Punjab is well-documented. CM shouldn’t make light of national security threats for political convenience.
Modi govt’s decision to tax crypto without any regulatory framework baffling
Modi government’s announcement to tax crypto assets without creating a regulatory framework for their transactions is baffling. The temptation to dip into the digital goldmine is understandable, but the lack of regulations in a highly risky asset category can hurt investors. Rules should be framed before this becomes a reality.