Saturday, 20 August, 2022
TopicCovid pandemic

Topic: Covid pandemic

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.

Covid left big gap in TB reporting, Modi govt looks to fill it with special door-to-door drive

To be launched on World TB Day, 24 March, programme will see health workers screening and testing vulnerable population for TB. Target is to match 2019 reporting numbers.

Has India moved on from failures of Covid times? Barkha Dutt’s book reminds us of the tragedy

Journalist Barkha Dutt's deeply analytical book 'To Hell and Back' tells us why so many Indians died, when they could have been saved. Here are some things she reminds us of.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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