Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Topic: lockdown

‘How can we study on phone?’ — why Haryana private schools likely lost 12.51 lakh students

3 months into academic year, Haryana has discovered that 12.51 lakh students who got enrolled in private schools in 2020-21 have not returned for academic session 2021-22.

WFH and gaining weight by eating junk, ordering online? This is how you can fix it

Weight gain is frustrating, depressing and stressful, but tackle it one step at a time. We are going through a pandemic. 

Parents protest, move court as Delhi private schools charge non-tuition arrears for lockdown

A 31 May Delhi HC order allowed schools to charge annual fees and development fees, which they use for the upkeep of facilities, for the period since lockdown ended last year.

Religious places & malls open, transport at full capacity in Karnataka as govt eases curbs

The new guidelines announced by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa Saturday came into effect from 6 am on 5 July and will be in force up to 6 am on 19 July.

Only 1 in 3 students in class V to XII had online access in 6 states, shows survey

Students in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh were severely impacted while half of all children in Haryana transitioned smoothly to online schooling.

How to reopen without risk? That’s the big question for Singapore

Singapore has largely managed to stamp out infection & 36 people have died during the entire pandemic. Yet it hasn’t made clear its path to post-Covid era with a timeline or details.

Centre asks states, UTs to ensure unlock ‘carefully calibrated’, no crowding in markets

Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla urged all states and UTs to ensure the five-fold strategy of Covid appropriate behaviour test —track-treat and vaccination.

Pandemic policing has no SOPs but it must move beyond restriction enforcement

It is important that the police carry out a thorough post-mortem of their performance during the pandemic.

Local trains to be off-limits for common people in Mumbai’s Level 3 unlock plan

As per the fresh guidelines issued by the BMC on Saturday, an entry in suburban trains will be available only for 'medical and few essentials.'

GDP data shows India is now on recovery path. But faster vaccination is key

With a decline in new Covid cases and gradual unlocking, demand will mend in the next few months. Some weekly indicators are already signalling a pick-up in economic activity.

On Camera


Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.