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Indian innovation begins in small towns and IITs. Covid ventilators were no different

In ‘The Ventilator Project’, Srikant Sastri and Amitabha Bandyopadhyay write about how IIT-K’s Nocca Robotics built an ICU ventilator to save Covid patients.
File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Modi’s public appearances nudged 130 crore Indians to follow lockdown, Cambridge study says

The study, published on 11 September, says Modi government used the 'nudge of nationalism' as an effective measure to control the spread of Covid in India.

Healthcare superheroes, corporate India’s corona burden & not everyone can work from home

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Video of DM Vaibhav Srivastava and SP Abhishek Dikshit ringing bells and clanging steel plates | Screengrab

PMO, Yogi govt upset with Pilibhit SP, DM for defying janata curfew, could take action soon

Sources in the Chief Minister’s Office said the UP govt is planning to take action against them, however, it would wait till the situation normalises.
Laxmi Hebbalkar (far left) at her son's engagement Sunday

Karnataka Congress MLA defies janata curfew to host son’s engagement

Belagavi Rural MLA Laxmi Hebbalkar said the engagement was ‘unavoidable’ as the date had been fixed months ago. Only 35 guests attended, she added. 

Banging on thaalis & chanting ‘go corona, go economic corona’ during janata curfew

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Goa CM Pramod Sawant

Goa government extends janta curfew till 25-26 March

In order to effectively implement the extension, the state govt has declared a three-day holiday for government and private sector including banks.
Medics place home quarantine stamps after thermal screening at Guwahati Railway station in wake of the coronavirus pandemic | PTI

Mani Aiyar says Congress weak, Drèze on cost of COVID-19 lockdown & telcos to the rescue

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Yamini Aiyar, K. Srinath Reddy, Sandipan Deb, Sunita Narain & many others.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi | ThePrint

War on terror bind Modi and Bush. Now COVID-19 threatens to become new Hurricane Katrina

From former US president George W Bush to former Madhya Pradesh CM Arjun Singh and ex-Odisha CM Giridhar Gamang, calamities have tested the mettle of many leaders.
File photo | Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Congress President Rahul Gandhi at Parliament House | PTI

India’s leadership during COVID-19: Modi’s thali plan and Rahul Gandhi’s no plan

Leadership makes a difference in times like these. Indians undid what Modi asked them to do Sunday and the Congress is still a grand old no-show.

On Camera

Workers unloading boxes of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin in Uttar Pradesh's capital Lucknow Sunday | Photo: ANI

Covid vaccine patents can be waived without hurting firms like Bharat Biotech. Here’s how

It is time countries acted with a humanitarian approach at WTO and relaxed IPR provisions for Covid-19 vaccines. And it can be done without disincentivising R&D efforts.
File image of BSE building at Dalal Street, Mumbai | Commons

Why India’s stock market hasn’t tanked like last year despite fierce second wave of Covid

The surprisingly muted stock market reaction to India’s virus disaster can also be seen in net outflows of foreign investors — $1.5 bn in April versus $8.4 bn last March.

Defence

A file photo of the Army Base Hospital in New Delhi. | Photo: ANI

Delhi’s Base Hospital chief transferred, move surprises many, Army calls it routine

Army terms the transfer of Base Hospital Commandant Major General Vasu Vardhan as a routine posting carried out as part of a larger HR management plan.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Modi govt is in denial & India is back to being a flailing state

Modi government didn’t strengthen the foundations of basic governance in the last 7 years. Now, the PM has retreated and ministers are failing, adding to the Covid disaster.