Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicCovid crisis

Topic: Covid crisis

19,893 new COVID cases recorded in India in last 24 hours, recovery rate 98.5%

20,419 recoveries were reported in the last 24 hours. The total number of recoveries from the infection is now at 4,34,24,029.

‘Will be attending offline classes for 1st time’ — students excited, anxious as DU set to reopen

Decision to restart physical classes from 17 February comes after protests by student organisations. DU asks outstation students to reach Delhi in 10 days, quarantine for 3 days.

World’s still stuck with a ‘Delta wave’ hangover. For Omicron, we need to stick to basics

Booster shots are like trying to stop a fire by pouring a mug of water repeatedly at one spot. Ensuring everyone is vaccinated is better in the long run.

Delhi Police busts racket that promised oxygen cylinders in 2nd wave, made Rs 1.4 cr in 15 days

Delhi Police conducted intensive investigation for 6 months, arrested 2 kingpins from Bihar — a PhD student who teaches in a coaching institute, and an MCA degree holder.

Migrant exodus during Covid due to lack of ‘immobility infrastructure’ in India: Expert

Biao Xiang, Director of Max Planck Institution for Social Anthropology, described 'immobility infrastructure' as what govts across the world set up to run their countries during pandemic.

SC refuses to stay proceedings against Gautam Gambhir’s procurement of Covid medicines

Earlier, the Delhi High Court had deplored the manner in which bulk stock of Covid drugs was procured by the former cricketer while 'genuine patients' could not get the medicines.

Yogi Adityanath govt’s efforts in tackling Covid crisis ‘unparalleled’, says PM Modi

PM Modi's remarks came during his visit to his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi to inaugurate the Rudraksha Convention Center, constructed with the help of Japan.

How China waged ‘smokeless war’ for political primacy during pandemic — new book details

‘Smokeless War: China’s Quest for Geopolitical Dominance’ by Manoj Kewalramani, published by Bloomsbury, will be released on 3 July on ThePrint’s SoftCover.

Never signed so many death certificates, says Patiala official, calls it ’emotionally tiring’

In Punjab's Patiala, official issuing death certificates says he never thought a time would come when papers with details of the dead would pile up on his table every day.

‘Don’t know why I’m alive’ – how Indian techies are struggling with Covid trauma & grief

Indian tech companies, which support Wall Street banks and Silicon Valley giants, are trying to figure out how to address the mental-health fallout for a generation of young workers.

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Representational image| File photo of students writing a test | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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