Monday, 24 January, 2022

Topic: Delhi

Raipur worst, Delhi bad, Mumbai best in mask-wearing amid Covid surge, finds think-tank study

Survey finds only 1 city out of 11 with over 50% mask adherence. 36% of those not wearing masks say Covid is not a threat, over a quarter say they feel irritated or suffocated.

Current Covid surge twice as fast as 2021’s 2nd wave, cases see 10-fold jump in 23 days

India’s daily Covid numbers have risen to 58,097 on 4 Jan from 5,541 on 13 Dec. Lowest mark before 2nd wave was 8,579 cases on 1 Feb, and it took 53 days to hit 59,085 on 25 March.

Fear of another migrant exodus why Delhi hasn’t imposed stricter restrictions as Covid surges

Delhi Tuesday recorded 5,481 new Covid-19 cases and a positivity rate of 8.37%, but after Tuesday's DDMA meeting, Deputy CM Sisodia announced only a few more restrictions.

Delhi could have 40,000-1 lakh Covid cases daily in few weeks, disaster management meeting told

During the second wave, Delhi’s daily cases peaked at about 28,000. The DDMA meeting was also informed that the number of active cases in Delhi could rise to about 10 lakh.

Delhi imposes weekend curfew as Covid cases surge, but buses & Metro to run at full capacity

All currently applicable restrictions, including night curfew, suspension of education institutes, and restrictions on gatherings, will continue.

Covid R value in India shoots up to 1.96, highest since the beginning of the pandemic

This R value is higher than numbers seen in early 2020, when Covid prevention protocols were not in place, mask mandates had not been implemented, and the population was unvaccinated.

Why Modi-launched Renukaji dam in Himachal is solution to Delhi’s drinking water problem

Project is to be completed before 2025 Delhi polls. It was conceived 55 years ago, but delayed due to reasons like red tapism, political apathy, local & environmental opposition.

Delhi, Mumbai’s R value crosses 2 for first time since pandemic began, India’s climbs to 1.22

Delhi's R for Covid has jumped to 2.54 between 23 & 29 Dec from 1.12 around 17 Dec. R values are higher than those reported at start of pandemic, when people were not vaccinated.

Resident doctors across India threaten shutdown of services after police ‘crackdown’ in Delhi

RDAs say the protest will continue until the Delhi Police apologises for its alleged crackdown on resident doctors Monday, and the counselling for NEET PG begins.

Delhi logs 249 new Covid cases, highest rise in 6 months, positivity rate jumps to 0.43%

The rise is the steepest since 13 June when Delhi registered 255 new infections in a day. The spike in positivity rate was also the highest since 9 June.

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Demonstrators attempt to enter the US Capitol building during a protest in Washington, D.C., U.S., on 6 January 2021 | Eric Lee | Bloomberg

Texas attack shows a long, violent struggle for America’s soul is inevitable

The shock of Covid 19—both economic and cultural—has strengthened the maniacal conspiracy culture with which the American Right is suffused.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.


Chinese army has found missing 17-year-old boy from Arunachal, Defence Ministry PRO says

Indian Army had sought assistance from China's People Liberation Army to locate and return Miram Taron, who had gone missing on 18 January and was reportedly captured by PLA.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.