Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicCovid cases India

Topic: Covid cases India

Oil demand recovery in India poised to weather Covid surge

India’s total oil demand is expected to grow 4% to 5% over the 12 month ending 31 March compared with a year earlier.

India registers over 2.64 lakh new Covid cases, 351 deaths in past 24 hours

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 14.78% while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 11.8%, according to the health ministry.

India can handle 10-20 lakh cases daily, govt estimates based on Omicron hospitalisation trend

Going by international experience of Omicron, govt expects it is possible that Covid cases requiring hospitalisation may dip even lower than 5-10% estimated earlier.

Covid cases in Delhi have plateaued, possibility of infections declining soon: Satyendra Jain

Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain said that hospitalisation rate in the city has stabilised and there are still several vacant beds.

India’s daily growth rate of Covid cases has plateaued at 34.9%, claims Cambridge tracker

Daily growth rates in Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Jharkhand & Bengal are now declining. But this doesn’t mean cases have peaked — that’s expected to happen later this month.

5-10% Covid cases currently need hospitalisation but situation may change, Modi govt says

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said 20-23% of Covid patients needed hospitalisation during 2nd wave. He also asked states to keep a daily watch on the situation of cases.

India registers over 1.7 lakh new Covid cases, active infections rise to over 7 lakh

The daily positivity rate has reached 13.29%, while the weekly positivity rate was at 7.92%. The country also recorded 4,033 new Omicron cases in the last 24 hours.

India records 1,41,986 new Covid cases, highest in the last 222 days

The active cases increased to 4,72,169 comprising 1.34% of the total infections. Meanwhile, the recovery rate decreased to 97.30%, according to the data from the Health Ministry.

PM’s principal secy, 2 CMs, Union & state ministers, officials — key govt figures hit by Covid

3 Union ministers infected include MoS Home Nityanand Rai. Rajasthan CM Gehlot & Delhi CM Kejriwal also ill with Covid, as are many state ministers and MLAs.

Health secretary to brief Election Commission on Covid situation in poll-bound states

Centre's health officer Rajesh Bhushan will brief the election body for the second time in UP, Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab and Manipur amid the rising Covid cases in the country.

On Camera

YourTurn

A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
Representational image | Reuters

India’s economic growth at 6.3% for second quarter, slower than previous months

Government capital spending increased more than 40% during the quarter as it stepped up expenditure on roads to railways, according to official data on Wednesday.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.