Thursday, 27 January, 2022

Topic: lockdowns

Journalists in Europe are getting attacked for covering anti-lockdown, anti-vaccine protests

There have also been attempts to restrict journalists from covering the health crisis in Hungary, Serbia, Russian Federation and Bulgaria.

Locked gates, moss & shrubs tell tale of Covid hit at Maharashtra’s first industrial estate

Thane’s Wagle Estate was the first industrial area that Maharashtra’s MIDC took up for development in 1961. The pandemic has forced many of its units to shut down.

June slowdown, slow recovery seen pushing RBI to hold interest rates next week

There was a contraction in both manufacturing and services sectors as curbs to control the virus spread hurt consumer demand and business activity.

Covid cases are rising in Australia but people are protesting against lockdowns

Thousands of anti-lockdown protesters flooded Australia's largest cities, some clashing with police. Officials say the protests have the potential to become a superspreader event.

Muzaffarpur to Mexico City — Lockdowns reduced urban crime by over a third around the globe

This hibernation of crime in public spaces was relatively short lived. Crime levels started to creep up again a few weeks after lockdowns began.

Onion prices could make you cry again, a surge is expected before Diwali

Govt agency officials are worried that Cyclone Tauktae and then monsoon rains will increase moisture content, making a large quantity of onions useless as buffer stock.

Mini lockdowns, night curfews, migrants squeezed into trains — feels like yesterday once more

For all the steps India has taken forward since the virus first broke out, holding on to a false sense of security vis-à-vis lockdown takes us back to square one.

In second wave, Centre must avoid mistakes of the first. Not centralise control

Local authorities are better able to tailor communication strategies specific to demographic groups and ensure higher vaccination rates.

Tamil Nadu CM announces withdrawal of cases against anti-CAA protesters

K. Palaniswami said except cases related to violence, further legal action in all other cases registered during anti-CAA protests were being dropped.

Indians must have no confusion about how we reached impressive Covid herd immunity

India’s masses didn’t have the luxury to ‘work from home’ and follow social distancing, but they might have silently built India’s herd immunity.

On Camera


File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

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.