Friday, 30 September, 2022
TopicCovid deaths

Topic: Covid deaths

Our take on WHO’s Covid deaths estimate, RBI rate hike, SC’s vaccine take — in 50 words

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

Modi’s Europe visit, inflation top Urdu news, press freedom, loudspeaker rows also find mention

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

In rebuttal to WHO, Modi govt claimed 99.9% deaths registered. NFHS-5 pegs 2019-21 figure at 71%

NFHS-5 India report, based on fieldwork done from 2019 to 2021, was released Thursday. It gives death registration level as 83% for urban, 66% for rural households.

‘Science does not lie, Modi does,’ Rahul Gandhi after WHO figures on Covid deaths

In its report Thursday, WHO estimated there were 47 lakh Covid deaths in India, 10 times the official figures.

In Covid’s first year, India’s total death rate was same 6% as in 2019, govt data shows

Civil Registration System data implies India didn't see sharp spike in the number of deaths registered in 2020 compared to 2019. But no estimate given for level of death registration.

In Maharashtra, no. of families given Covid ex gratia exceeds official death toll. Here’s why

Maharashtra relief and rehabilitation department plays down discrepancy, and experts caution against seeing it as an indicator of under-counting in state's Covid deaths. 

Not 19 lakh, but 1.5 lakh children have lost parents to Covid, India strongly refutes Lancet study

Updated government figures show 10,386 children have been orphaned, 1.4 lakh have lost a single parent, while 492 children have been abandoned in the pandemic.

Reports citing LIC IPO data to claim massive Covid deaths are baseless: Govt

LIC life insurance policies taken by policyholders for deaths due to all causes would not imply Covid deaths were underreported, the govt said in a statement Saturday.

Obesity increases chances of Covid death across ethnicities: Study of 12.6 mn UK adults

South Asians with BMI 27 kg/m2 at same risk of Covid death as white people with 40 kg/m2, according to study by University of Leicester researchers, published in ‘Nature Communications’.

On Camera

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(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
A file image of an Indian rupee note | Illustration: Thomas White/Reuters

Modi govt cuts planned borrowing to Rs 14.21 lakh crore for second half of FY23

Centre plans to borrow Rs 5.92 lakh crore in October-March period, compared with Rs 8.29 lakh crore of borrowing in the first half of the fiscal year that will end on September.

Defence

Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
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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