Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
TopicCoronavirus pandemic

Topic: Coronavirus pandemic

An open letter to my fellow batchmates graduating in 2021

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

SubscriberWrites: Science is more crucial than ever, but pseudoscience has flourished during pandemic

From over use of steroids and wrong medication to the promotion of ‘Coronil’ and alternative cures, Covid has shown how ‘anti-science’ we are, writes Arpit Mathur.

PM Modi boasts of world’s largest free Covid vaccine drive as Centre revises policy

In a Twitter post, the Prime Minister also said the biggest beneficiary in this phase of the vaccine drive shall be the poor, the middle class, and the youth of the country.

If you don’t wear glasses now, you probably will soon. It’s screen time pandemic myopia

Myopia has been a growing concern during the pandemic, especially among children. Lack of outdoor time and more sedentary lifestyle is contributing to worsening eyesight.

India reports 1.86 lakh new Covid cases, 3,660 deaths in last 24 hours

The daily Covid caseload was the lowest in 44 days as active cases further reduced to 23,43,152. The positivity rate has declined to 9%, according to health ministry data.

Sir Ganga Ram Hospital reports first case of white fungus with severe damage to intestines

According to Dr Anil Arora, white fungus causing multifocal perforations in the food pipe, small & large bowel in Covid infection has previously not been reported in literature.

JEE-Advanced postponed in view of Covid situation

According to officials at IIT-Kharagpur, the revised date of examination will be announced at an appropriate time.

US Health Secretary urges WHO for ‘transparent’ 2nd phase of Covid origins investigation

In a video message Tuesday, Xavier Becerra urged that next phase of investigation should give international experts the independence to fully assess the source of the virus.

Fall in Delhi’s Covid cases, positivity rate seem direct result of lockdown: Satyendar Jain

Delhi Health Minister Jain also informed that about one-third of ICU beds are vacant and urged Centre to augment the supply of injections for treatment of black fungus infection.

India registers 2.08 lakh new Covid cases, 4,157 deaths in last 24 hours

According to health ministry data, the Covid positivity rate has remained below 10% and the country conducted over 22.17 lakh coronavirus tests on Tuesday.

On Camera

YourTurn

Biden calls on Congress to suspend gas tax for three months

Will US craft a new oil compact with Saudi Arabia? Joe Biden may have to eat his own words

Like many, India will be anxiously watching the US-Saudi Arabia summit in Jeddah—knowing its fate is tied to the decisions King Salman and Joe Biden make.
File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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