Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Topic: COVID-19

UK vaccine trials to a supercomputer taking on virus — top 5 developments on COVID-19 front

From new research on coronavirus to how other countries are coping with the pandemic, ThePrint brings you the top developments from across the world.

China’s coronavirus response has made the world confront grim realities of its leadership

As the world drifts towards isolationism for survival, there couldn't be a more grim start to a decade that will be defined by China’s amoral leadership.

These 5 anti-viral drugs and therapies could help treat COVID-19

Researchers and pharmaceutical giants across the world are scrambling to find a cure for coronavirus which has been declared a pandemic.

Chidambaram, Tharoor lead Congress support for PM’s COVID-19 speech, but with a caveat

While former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has yet to react to the PM’s address, many of his party colleagues offered support to his ‘call for solidarity’.

Why work from home is a new headache for cybersecurity teams

Every time an employee connects to their corporate network from home, they’re creating possible access points for hackers to exploit.

How countries worst hit by coronavirus are effecting lockdowns to deal with the pandemic

As PM Modi announces a ‘Janata Curfew’ to prepare for a coronavirus crisis in the coming weeks, ThePrint explains what lockdowns have meant for some of the worst-hit countries.

Social distancing is the norm in Japan. That’s why COVID-19 spread is slow there

Despite living in densely urbanized areas, Japan is famous for social isolation and even has a culture of wearing surgical masks for common cold or flu.

With his speech, Modi did what Xi and Trump couldn’t — made India greater than the pandemic

Modi’s ‘Janata curfew’ speech showed both resolution and restraint. He led from the front and asked Indians to make gratitude part of public culture.

Moving towards darkest hour of coronavirus, India can take strength from WW2’s Dunkirk moment

There are occasions when a govt's resources are not enough. With coronavirus, India is in the midst of a World War and this crisis needs our entire national capacity.

India’s COVID-19 fight needs a new social and economic behaviour. It’s easier said than done

The scale of coronavirus crisis is so great that governments need to focus entirely inwards. India is unlikely to have the resources to help its neighbours much.

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Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.