Sunday, March 26, 2023


Why vaccines are a better bet against coronavirus than drugs

In humanity’s millennia-long struggle against viruses, prevention with vaccines has been far more successful than treatment with drugs.

Positive in Delhi, negative in Jaipur — Nagaur MP’s curious Covid reports 

Lok Sabha MP Hanuman Beniwal was tested at the Lok Sabha ahead of the monsoon session and diagnosed as Covid positive. A test in Jaipur subsequently came back negative. 

Unhealthy lifestyle, return of NRIs behind high Covid fatality, Punjab health minister says

In an interview to ThePrint, Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu lists factors leading to the surge in Covid cases and the state's high fatality rate.

Covid transmission rate less than 1 in Andhra & Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra positivity rate spikes

States Tracker — a daily comprehensive look at how much each state is testing for Covid-19, and how fast and wide the infection is spreading.

No question hour or friendly chatter — Covid forces Parliament to do away with many traditions

The monsoon session of Parliament began Monday with split timings for Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha and many other changes to enforce social distancing.

Weekend testing dips to 9.78 lakh, positivity rate climbs to 9.4%, 92,071 new cases recorded

ThePrint’s daily Covid tracker that brings you the numbers that matter — from total cases, tests done and recoveries to positivity rate and deaths.

Covaxin produced ‘robust’ immune response in monkeys, ICMR paper says

Data from the animal trials of Covaxin, India's first indigenous Covid vaccine candidate being developed by Bharat Biotech and ICMR, is yet to be peer-reviewed.

92% Covid patients in India are asymptomatic, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan tells Lok Sabha

On opening day of the Monsoon Session of Parliament, Dr Harsh Vardhan says 5.8% Covid patients required oxygen therapy, while 1.7% needed intensive care.

What a smoky bar can teach us about the ‘6-feet rule’ during Covid pandemic

As professors who study fluid dynamics and aerosols, we have been exploring how COVID-19 circulates and the risks it creates.

India’s Covid tally crosses 48 lakh-mark with over 92,000 new cases in 24 hours

The country's coronavirus cases rose to 48,46,427, while the death toll climbed to 79,722 with 1,136 more people succumbing to the infection in a day.

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The new Hyundai Verna | Hyundai/twitter

New Hyundai Verna spells death of diesel sedans in India. And...

In the early 2010s, not having a diesel option was anathema for Indian carmakers. Two-thirds of Maruti Swift sales were of diesel models.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman | Reuters file photo

Sitharaman asks state-run banks to assess risks amid turbulence across global...

In a meeting with chiefs of state-run banks Saturday, the finance minister said banks should safeguard themselves from any potential financial shock.


Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses CRPF personnel on the occasion of 84th CRPF Day at Jagdalpur, Bastar | ANI

Shah hails ‘historic day’ for northeast as govt withdraws AFSPA from...

Decision, which will come into effect from 1 April, was made keeping in mind improved security in these areas, says home ministry. 
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Four reasons the Sikhs are hurting. And it’s not about the...

'Causes' of anger are dera threat to Sikhism, incarceration of ‘Bandi Singhs’, inaction in sacrilege cases, & ‘if BJP-RSS want Hindu Rashtra, what’s wrong with Sikh Rashtra?’