Monday, 24 January, 2022

Topic: COVID-19

PMO, Yogi govt upset with Pilibhit SP, DM for defying janata curfew, could take action soon

Sources in the Chief Minister’s Office said the UP govt is planning to take action against them, however, it would wait till the situation normalises.

Don’t cut salaries or fire workers during lockdown — Modi govt issues advisory

Advisory says public and private enterprises should try not to terminate the services or reduce the wages of their employees, particularly casual or contractual workers.

Bengal has only 40 COVID-19 testing kits, flagged issue to PM Modi last week: CM Mamata

At all-party meeting, leaders ask CM Mamata Banerjee to step up testing for the coronavirus. She says 90 kits sanctioned by ICMR haven’t arrived.

Karnataka Congress MLA defies janata curfew to host son’s engagement

Belagavi Rural MLA Laxmi Hebbalkar said the engagement was ‘unavoidable’ as the date had been fixed months ago. Only 35 guests attended, she added. 

This is how the Indian military is trying to prevent COVID-19 from entering its bases

The Army, Navy and Air Force are putting in place separate measures after the Indian military’s first case of COVID-19 was detected in Leh.

Veterinary services must go on, animals can’t suffer during COVID-19, Modi govt tells states

Government has urged veterinarians and other related officials to ensure strict personal hygiene and avoid public gatherings.

Eyes were burning from the paan, says Manipuri girl called ‘corona’ by Delhi man who spat on her

Chongtham Rameshwori was returning home in North Campus area after buying groceries when a man spat on her.

Karnataka govt bans crowds due to COVID-19 but refuses to call off assembly session

Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa insists that calling off the session would send a wrong signal of fear & anxiety even as opposition seeks an adjournment.

10 steps Modi govt should take to manage economic fall-out of coronavirus: SC Garg

It’s time to take steps to protect production & distribution systems, upgrade telecom & IT industry and prevent financial sector from falling apart.

Indian stocks and rupee convulse as the country locks itself down

Stock market indexes crashed 13% as they tripped circuit breakers in the morning. The rupee slid 1.2% after retreating to an all-time low of 76.1550.

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.