Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicCovid lockdown

Topic: Covid lockdown

Maharashtra prohibits movement of groups of five or more from 10 Jan onwards amid Covid surge

A government circular Saturday said no movement will be allowed in public from 11 pm to 5 am except for essential services. Maharashtra had reported over 40,000 new Covid cases Friday.

Mumbai won’t go into lockdown even if Covid cases rise, BMC chief Iqbal Chahal says

Although fresh cases of the Omicron variant have soared, 'only 5%' of patients required medical help and most recovered faster, the BMC commissioner notes.

Fear of another migrant exodus why Delhi hasn’t imposed stricter restrictions as Covid surges

Delhi Tuesday recorded 5,481 new Covid-19 cases and a positivity rate of 8.37%, but after Tuesday's DDMA meeting, Deputy CM Sisodia announced only a few more restrictions.

From Agra to Prayagraj, spike in suicides is the untold story of pandemic business distress

Each morning, the small towns of UP awoke with anxiety about suicides as incidents increased in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-induced lockdowns.

Covid-19: Thailand opens for vaccinated tourists, island nation Tonga locks down after 1st case

ThePrint brings you some important global stories on the coronavirus pandemic.

‘My daughter’s studies can wait’: Covid pushes girl child out of school as family incomes drop

Education ministry data shows 35 lakh children are currently out of school, which includes those who dropped out during the pandemic.

‘Where’s Atmanirbhar package?’ — Telangana MSMEs struggle to pay wages, rent for 1-room business

Increasing raw material prices, plummeting demand, delayed payments and high labour charges are posing several hurdles to MSMEs in Telangana.

Small units pack up, weavers prefer to be guards: How Covid ruined Karnataka garment industry

Handloom weaving, among smallest components of textile MSMEs, took a massive hit due to the lockdowns, which saw consumer demand plummet, crippling garment industry as a whole.

Dialysis, rent, EMI — cash-strapped after Covid, Indians are pawning gold to make ends meet

In the first half of 2020, personal loans extended by banks against gold jewellery stood at Rs 1.9 lakh crore, which grew to 3.54 lakh crore in the first half of 2021.

Nobody knows the fate of our ‘out-of-school’ children. Enrolment data is insufficient

Enrolment data is no longer a strong enough indicator to measure drop-out rates; attendance data must be closely monitored as well.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

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.
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