Friday, 1 July, 2022

Topic: lockdown

If police won’t let us go by road, we’ll get into river — Journey of 7 Bihari migrant workers

In ‘1232 km’, National Award-winning filmmaker Vinod Kapri writes about accompanying 7 workers for 7 days and nights as they cycled back home during the 2020 lockdown.

2020 lockdown shut 11% women MSMEs, only 1% got back on feet with govt help, finds study

Krea University researchers surveyed 2,083 non-agricultural enterprises in Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Odisha to examine the impact of Covid-19 on women-led MSMEs.

Fall in Delhi’s Covid cases, positivity rate seem direct result of lockdown: Satyendar Jain

Delhi Health Minister Jain also informed that about one-third of ICU beds are vacant and urged Centre to augment the supply of injections for treatment of black fungus infection.

‘Modi, Shah, Khattar hold rallies, meetings but we can’t work?’ Haryana villages boycott lockdown

Eight villages in Haryana say lockdown means death by hunger, poverty. Many others also want to ‘boycott the ruling party’ over farmers' movement.

Many lawyers have left Delhi, some seeking aid and queuing up for ration as Covid hits work

While 2020 lockdown had already reduced work & earnings for lawyers, with only important cases being taken up for virtual hearing, the second Covid wave has hit them harder.

Maldives faces world’s fastest growing Covid epidemic, to impose 16-hour curfew in Male

Maldives, which depends on luxury tourism for much of its income, has the highest number of infections per million people over the last 7 and 14 days.

Arvind Kejriwal extends lockdown in Delhi for another week in view of Covid

The CM said the process of unlock will start from 31 May if the number of cases continued to decline. Delhi recorded 1,600 new positive cases in the last 24 hours.

5 lessons from India’s first wave that can protect livelihoods in the second wave

New report shows first wave pushed 23 crore Indians into poverty, led to permanent job loss for many women, and made one-sixth salaried health workers quit.

Why Singapore’s lockdown is a smart combination of the blunt and the precise

Authorities are now scrambling to deploy a mix of scalpels and hammers to contain a recent outbreak. Mastering this balance will be the key to any economic recovery.

Lockdown in West Bengal from 16 to 30 May to curb spread of Covid-19

Movement of private vehicles, taxis, buses, metro rail, suburban trains will also be barred during the 15- day lockdown period.

On Camera


PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
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.


The maiden flight of the Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.