Saturday, 25 June, 2022
TopicCovid second wave

Topic: Covid second wave

Covid didn’t give much of a choice to UPSC aspirants. Modi govt should learn from states

Despite promising UPSC candidates one more attempt and an increase in the age limit, Modi govt's U-turn is more than insensitive, it has consequences.

Vaccines worked, 92% of Covid deaths in 2022 were in unvaccinated Indians, govt says

Case fatality rate in 3rd wave was 0.35% compared to 1.29% for 2nd wave. Only 10% of deaths in 3rd wave were of fully vaccinated people, of whom most had comorbidities, govt says.

The Covid pallbearers — How Indians across religion and caste worked to give the dead dignity

In ‘To Hell and Back’, Barkha Dutt writes about how Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Christian pallbearers were the handymen tasked to repair the broken bits of our humanity.

Amravati, where Delta emerged & wrought havoc, calm in Omicron wave. Authorities remain alert

Amravati’s daily Covid caseload was 9 on 1 January. It jumped to 397 on 19 January. It has recorded 25 confirmed cases of Omicron since December.

Covid centres, constant watch, doctors on duty — how crammed Delhi prisons are tackling 3rd wave 

Compulsory tests, quarantine for all new inmates, new oxygen plant installed in Tihar. A total of 99 prison inmates & 88 staffers have tested positive for Covid-19 in the third wave.

Covid has surged, but there are hardly any ‘black fungus’ cases this time — doctors explain why

Experts said cases of mucormycosis peaked due to excessive misuse of steroids amid the 2nd wave. Unmonitored blood sugar levels and self-medication by many also contributed.

Week since Molnupiravir was approved for Covid use, few doctors prescribing it, want to wait

Doctors say Molnupiravir may help keep people out of hospitals, but there are concerns about its ability to cause mutation as well as its prescribed dose.

2021 in pictures — Covid 2nd wave brings India to its knees, and Neeraj Chopra wins Olympic gold

Clashes erupted on Republic Day during a farmers' tractor rally in Delhi. Later in the year, the farmers’ protest ended with government repealing the farm laws.

No deaths in UP due to lack of oxygen during second Covid wave, Yogi govt says

UP Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh ​said the death certificates made no mention of 'death due to lack of oxygen' in any of the 22,915 patients that died due to the pandemic.

The 2 stories Modi told at BJP meet to send message: Don’t get complacent or stop doing seva

BJP leaders who attended Sunday’s National Executive meet say PM Modi’s message was rooted in concern & caution, as he saw BJP organisation become complacent during 2nd Covid wave.

On Camera

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Amitabh Bachchan was a comic book Superman 40 years ago. In a tight, pink costume

Created by Pammi Bakshi and Gulzar, Amitabh Bachchan comics cost Rs 4 each 40 years ago. Today, they are a hot collectors' item costing $199 on eBay.
Credit: ThePrint team

‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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