Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: Coroanvirus

Covid-19: Thailand opens for vaccinated tourists, island nation Tonga locks down after 1st case

ThePrint brings you some important global stories on the coronavirus pandemic.

65.5% beneficiaries eligible for 2nd Covid dose have got the jab, says govt

The health ministry also said that as on 25 July, about 34.04 crore persons have received at least first dose of Covid vaccine based on data collected from CoWIN portal.

Delhi govt to nominate doctors, health workers who fought against Covid for Padma awards

CM Arvind Kejriwal asked Delhiites to recommend those whose work deserves to be recognised and said a screening committee headed by Deputy CM Manish Sisodia will take the final call.

If India has to spend to save lives, livelihoods, it must ignore deficit & spend: Rajiv Kumar

There is a high probability of a third wave in India, NITI Aayog's Kumar said, by way of supporting his prescription to overlook fiscal considerations until the pandemic is curbed.

Even mild Covid can cause significant brain changes, research shows

The 'brain fog' that is one of the key issues reported by those suffering long-term consequences after Covid could be related to exactly what this new research has found.

Yoga remains ‘ray of hope’ & source of inner strength as world fights Covid, says PM Modi

Addressing the 7th International Yoga Day programme, PM Modi expressed confidence that yoga will continue playing its preventive as well as promotive role in healthcare of masses.

AY.1 — The new Covid variant on world radar stems from Delta variant, linked to immune escape

The first sample of AY.1 was isolated in March from Europe. In India, the variant was first found in April. So far, 156 samples have been sequenced around the world.

Centre asks states to expedite second dose of Covid vaccine for healthcare workers

The national average for the first dose of vaccine among healthcare workers of 82% and 56% for the second dose is a cause for serious concern, said health ministry.

SubscriberWrites: Modi govt must drop its hubris, accept mistakes and give a fresh shot at procuring vaccines

Since it was Modi who took the credit for India being a saviour to the world at international forums, the blame must also be his.

70 cops died of Covid, polls in AP, Tamil Nadu may have led to spike in cases — Andhra DGP

In an interview to ThePrint, Andhra Pradesh DGP Gautam Sawang says nearly 8.6 per cent of the total state police has tested Covid positive in this wave.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


HAL signed an MoU for opening an office in Kuala Lumpur | Twitter

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to open first overseas marketing office in Malaysia for LCA Tejas

HAL is tapping new business opportunities for Light Combat Aircraft Tejas as well as servicing of Su-30 aircraft and Hawk trainer aircraft for the Royal Malaysian Air Force.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.