Friday, 21 January, 2022

Topic: coronaivrus

India ready to fight Omicron, vaccine manufacturing to increase in next 2 months: Mandaviya

Speaking in Rajya Sabha, the health minister said the vaccine manufacturing capacity will be increased to 45 cr doses per month & buffer stock of medicines & oxygen have been prepared.

Why Covaxin for kids is stuck despite clinical trial clearing expert committee test

There are concerns about use of the vaccine in children as young as two. The youngest that are currently being vaccinated are five-year-olds in the US.

Protests by Afghans outside UNHCR office could become super-spreader event, Delhi HC says

Delhi HC Wednesday said the protesters were not wearing masks or practicing social distancing and asked the police and AAP government to resolve the situation.

India does not have sufficient data to decide on need of Covid booster shot: MHA expert panel

Studies are already underway to determine the need and timing of booster for used vaccines being used in India currently, said Dr N K Arora, chairman of Covid working group of NTAGI.

Zycov D is 66% effective against Delta variant of SARS-Cov-2, claims Zydus Cadila

Zydus' claim comes a day after it being given emergency use authorisation in India, and is the only vaccine approved for use in 12-18 years age group.

India’s strategy to combat Covid crisis gave priority to poor, says PM Modi

PM Modi also noted the floods ravaging Madhya Pradesh during his interaction Saturday with PMGKAY beneficiaries and said that the entire nation stands with the state in its crisis.

20-50% dip in private schools revenue, 55% teachers saw pay cut due to Covid: Study by NGO

Schools across the country closed in March last year ahead of a nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus and shifted to online learning.

Universally credited vs universal credit — what sets England football manager apart from UK PM

The best international cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Why Covid variants seem to appear in Maharashtra first

Delta Plus variant, flagged as a 'variant of concern', seemingly first appeared in Maharashtra, where 21 cases have been detected so far. Its ancestor — the B.1.617 — also appeared first in the state in February.

About 5,000 Pakistani Hindu refugees to receive Covid vaccinations in Indore

Following a request from representatives of Pakistani refugees from Hindu Sindhi community, Indore district administration said the refugees can receive vaccine shots by showing their passport.

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How Facebook and Amazon rely on an invisible workforce

The market for on-demand, digital tasks is estimated by the World Bank to be worth $25 billion, with Meta Platforms, Amazon, YouTube as some of the biggest buyers.
Representational image of a jewellery store | ANI

India Jewellery Park to be set up in Mumbai, aims to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.


Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
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.