Sunday, February 5, 2023


India’s R value for Covid climbs a second time this month, at 1.17 now from 1.11 last week

Earlier this month, the R value had climbed to 1.19 from 1.11, the first time the reproductive value increased in three months.

New drug has potential to treat heart attacks without causing blood vessel leak

We engineered a drug that shows promise in treating clots in heart attacks, strokes, and, possibly, even Covid.

With over 40,000 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, India’s tally crosses 11 lakh

There are 3,90,459 active cases in the country, while 7,00,086 people have recovered and 27,497 have died, according to the Health Ministry's latest data.

Made-in-India Covid vaccine likely by early 2021, Zydus Cadila chairman Pankaj Patel says

In an interview to ThePrint, Panjak R. Patel, chairman of Zydus Cadila, says company has already manufactured clinical batches of the vaccine candidate for phase 1 and 2 trials.

In Delhi, rapid antigen tests fuel spurt in testing but false negatives a worry

Delhi government data shows 18% of negative rapid antigen results sent for follow-up RT-PCR tests came back positive.

Delhi’s RML Hospital short of 108 doctors, 328 nurses as it fights Covid fear & fatigue

184 healthcare workers associated with RML Hospital have tested Covid positive so far. Meanwhile, overworked doctors point out their casual leaves have been cancelled.   

Maharashtra plans app-based ambulance service like Uber, Ola

Maharashtra govt wants to outsource the entire process — from procuring GPS, GPRS technology, installing them in ambulances and maintaining them.

Easy, ‘do it at home’ saliva test to detect Covid-19 under trial in UK’s Southampton

In the four-week trial, participants send their samples every week for testing and their results are sent back within 48 hours.

‘Psychosocial, educational’ — Covid impact on children could go far beyond health, report says

A review article published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research noted that psychosocial effects of quarantine and lockdown may adversely impact children.

Ganga Ram Hospital waives Covid patient junior doctor’s Rs 4-lakh bill after father’s letter

Dr Joginder Choudhary's father, a farmer in MP, had written to Ganga Ram Hospital that he cannot afford the treatment cost. He had also written to Delhi govt for help.

On Camera


Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf poses for a picture after an interview with Reuters in London January 16, 2011 | Photo: Reuters

Musharraf told Pakistanis not to be India-centric but also called India...

Man of paradoxes Musharraf talked about building sustainable democracy but continued to rule with the help of Pakistan Army and intelligence services.
File photo of finance secretary T. V. Somanathan | ANI

Rich can make full use of exemptions, not poor — new...

T.V. Somanathan argued that supposed progressive nature of direct taxes in old regime doesn’t hold because lower-income households can’t meet full exemption limits while rich easily can.


India is modernising its armed forces and trying to reduce defence imports | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Budget 2023: Defence gets 13% more than last yr. Pensions &...

Capital budget increased to Rs 1.62 lakh crore from 1.52 lakh crore. Navy, Army see substantial increase but allocation for procuring aircraft, aero engines goes down.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Market has won & now it’s for Adani to decide whether...

If the political establishment responds to a situation like this as if it’s something that must only play out between a corporate & the market, it's coming of age of Indian capitalism.