Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
TopicCoronavirus pandemic

Topic: Coronavirus pandemic

Preparing for possible 3rd Covid wave, imported 6,000 oxygen cylinders from China: Kejriwal

Delhi government is creating three depots to store the cylinders. These can be given to people in need and can be used to create additional oxygen beds at hospitals, Kejriwal added.

Govt asks states to review health infrastructure in coastal districts ahead of Cyclone Yaas

The ministry also asked states prepare an evacuation plan for community & health facilities in the path of the cyclone and warned that health challenges might be compounded amid Covid.

At ‘super flop’ meeting with PM Modi, Mamata alleges many CMs not allowed to speak

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee claimed that only chief ministers of BJP-ruled states were allowed to speak during the meeting on Covid, while others were 'reduced to puppets'.

Indian-American doctors offer services to Covid patients in India virtually or in-person

The AAPI leadership has requested India through an emergency declaration (to) provide a blanket immunity and indemnification for volunteering physicians from the US.

To end the coronavirus pandemic, we need a gene surveillance system

A saying in the health world goes, you can’t fix what you don’t measure.

Amarnath yatra to commence on 28 June, registration process to start from 1 April

The yatra was restricted to a group of Sadhus last year due to the Covid pandemic, while a year earlier it was called off on 2 August mid-way due to a "terror threat".

US says China must make available data from Covid outbreak’s earliest days

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan expressed concerns about the way in which the early findings of the Covid investigation by the WHO were communicated.

How a teenager with cerebral palsy inspired Nike to create a ‘hands-free’ shoe

For people living with a range of conditions, from autism to dyspraxia, cerebral palsy to hemiplegia, tying shoelaces can often mean getting help from someone.

Why Pfizer’s Covid vaccine was not granted emergency use approval by govt’s expert panel

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

India reports 8,635 new Covid cases, lowest in 8 months

India's Covid-19 tally stands at 1,07,66,245. The death toll reached 1,54,486 with 94 new fatalities in the last 24 hours.

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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

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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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