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Online learning not the answer in Covid. It takes a village, not a screen, to raise a child

The art of critical thinking and careful examination is a learnt art--forged through human interaction, through directed interrogation, and not via passive computer instructions.
File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Modi will be showcased as ‘Covid Hero’ but BJP will tone down first anniversary celebration

The Modi government’s Covid-19-related efforts and Rs 20 lakh crore economic package will be highlights as it celebrates one year in office this month.
File photo of Pakistan PM Imran Khan | Facebook | Imran Khan

Pakistan learnt nothing from close friend China on fighting Covid. Xi trusts in science

No one knows the price Covid will extract for Pakistan’s disrespect of science. The country will have to be lucky in its fight against coronavirus.

India has no national alcohol revenue database. Covid crisis has shown why it is necessary

Each state taxes alcohol differently, but counts on it for a significant amount of revenue. The lack of transparency is a roadblock for policy researchers.
Migrant labourers depart for their hometowns from Mohali, Friday | Representational image | ANI

A train of afterthoughts: How Indian Railways itself became the story in a lockdown

The journey of railways through Covid-19 symbolises India’s response to the crisis: starting on a high note of hope, but soon giving way to panic and despair.
Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi | Commons

The unruly Indian flier is about to get a crash course in airport civility thanks to Covid

As Delhi airport readies its plan to resume operations with social distancing norms in place, handling the unruly Indian passenger will be its biggest headache.
File image of Italian policemen under the lockdown | Photo: Bloomberg

Not just India, these 12 countries also eased their Covid-19 restrictions on Monday

Countries like Italy, Germany and Spain have allowed small businesses and shops to reopen with strict social distancing guidelines, to revive their economies.
Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping | Graham Crouch/Bloomberg

Covid showed dependence on China poses all kinds of risks. For India, it’s even greater

Under the ubiquitous 'Make in India’, we targeted a manufacturing growth of 14 per cent over five years. However, the 2020 growth is a paltry 2 per cent.
Women pray at the Jama Masjid in New Delhi | Representational image | Keith Bedford/Bloomberg News

As Covid pandemic fuelled hate and violence against Muslims, Modi’s approval rating soared

Between 28 March and 3 April, the incendiary hashtag ‘CoronaJihad’ appeared 3 lakh times on Twitter and was viewed by possibly 30 crore people.

A Covid-19 survival kit with ‘Karl Mask’ and ‘return’ of Kim Jong Un

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

On Camera

Indian origin Senator Kamala Harris

What’s in a name? A lot, if it’s Kamala Harris

Senator David Purdue's mal-pronunciation of Harris's name is emblematic of the struggle minorities have faced while fighting for their rights in US's history.

India at the doorstep of economic revival, says RBI governor Shaktikanta Das

Speaking at a book launch, Das said India followed the fiscal expansion path to deal with Covid-related challenges and govt will have to spell out a fiscal roadmap post-Covid.

Defence

File photo of INS Kavaratti | Indian Navy

Navy to commission INS Kavaratti, an indigenously-built warfare stealth corvette tomorrow

Like its predecessors, the new corvette does not have air defence systems than the close-in weapons deployed on board and the Navy is looking at getting new Short Range Air Defence System.
Illustration by Soham Sen

NDA is sacrificial horse as Modi-Shah complete their Ashwamedha & redefine Indian politics

You like Modi-Shah’s new plan, good for you. If you don’t, you will need more than viral tweets to challenge this Ashwamedha.