Friday, 2 December, 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.

On Camera


Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.