Wednesday, 28 September, 2022

Topic: covid

New ‘SARS-CoV-2-like virus’ found in Russian bats can infect humans, says US study

Published in 'PLOS Pathogens', the study found the virus, 'Khosta-2', was resistant to available Covid vaccines, but also that it lacks the genes needed to develop into a disease.

Why volatile food prices will keep the heat on India’s consumer inflation level this year

Lower rainfall in some parts of the country is expected to keep food prices elevated in the coming months. Which means inflation will be above 6%.

Why Modi govt needs to reconsider spending on physical rather than social infrastructure

While India needs to improve its physical infrastructure, that is no less true of social infrastructure. Capability-building has to be understood and addressed in its full meaning.

Economy remains under Covid shadow. 6% growth will be a big achievement for India

While the Indian economy continues to do better than others, it is not located on some other planet and is bound to be affected by the global headwinds.

Don’t sneer at 13.5% GDP growth. But consumption, investment critical in future quarters

Q1 GDP numbers show uneven recovery and pace of growth is likely to moderate due to global headwinds and mixed monsoon.

Moderna sues Pfizer, BioNTech for infringing its Covid vaccine patent

The company said the rival vaccine makers breached patents that covered its ‘foundational mRNA technology’.

Chinese economy has been hit by a perfect storm: Property shock, Zero Covid, climate, Taiwan

The world's second largest economy is in crisis, hit by lockdowns, impaired supply chains, slump in real estate sector and geo-political tensions.

Over 50% students struggled to learn during Covid, specially English & Math, finds survey

Parents, who have become more involved after the pandemic, said lack of digital resources severely hampered learning.

19,893 new COVID cases recorded in India in last 24 hours, recovery rate 98.5%

20,419 recoveries were reported in the last 24 hours. The total number of recoveries from the infection is now at 4,34,24,029.

Covid changed work culture for millennials, Gen Z. Companies need to step up

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

On Camera


The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.


Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
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.