Thursday, 20 January, 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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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.