Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicCovid pandemic

Topic: Covid pandemic

43% students in India had no access to any schooling for 19 months during pandemic, finds study

The study by think tank Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy says educational gaps were worst for kids with prior disadvantages in terms of access to study materials, devices & internet.

Off The Cuff with Dr. Neerja Birla

In the latest edition of ThePrint ‘Off the Cuff’, Dr. Neerja Birla, Founder & Chairperson, Mpower, an initiative of Aditya Birla Education Trust talks...

Delhi, Sikkim assemblies met fewer than 10 days in 2021, Kerala tops at 61 days — PRS survey

State & UT assemblies passed more than 500 Bills last year, but about half were passed within a day of their introduction, says report. Assemblies sat for just 21 days on average.

52% Indians sleep differently since Covid pandemic, finds national survey

On average, 1 in 2 Indians getting less than 6 hours of uninterrupted sleep every night, while 1 in 4 sleeping less than 4 hours, finds LocalCircles survey.

Uber’s carpool service is back after pandemic-induced hiatus

New York: Uber Technologies Inc. is bringing back its shared ride service after a hiatus during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. The carpool service,...

India, China will soon be ‘economically sick’ after Covid subsides. Here’s how to avoid it

Emerging Asia can fall into an inequality trap after Covid. The poorest have been hit hardest by a reduction in their incomes. But there are remedies.

Lesser Covid curbs have helped India manage Russia-Ukraine war price pressures

A slew of data from services activity to bank credit pointed to the return of demand last month, holding India’s economic activity steady in March.

Men who had Covid can sometimes also get erectile dysfunction, study in Turkey finds

Impotence could be because of damage caused by SARS-CoV-2 to penile blood vessels and testes, as well as psychological stresses induced by pandemic.

Back to normal, but a new one — what is govt’s road map for end of Covid curbs

Although Disaster Management Act will no longer be invoked after 31 March, states have been advised to continue Covid surveillance and pursue evidence-based decisionmaking.

Doomscrolling on phones has ruined our sense of time

It's possible that, over the long run, people will become numb to the detailed reporting of suffering from both pandemic & the war. But for now, we aren't at peace with our grasp on time.

On Camera

YourTurn

Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

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.