Monday, 5 December, 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


PM Modi pays tribute to Dr Rajendra Prasad on his birth anniversary

What explains Modi’s silence as states fight on, relations with Centre worsen

Whether it's Karnataka-Maharahstra or Assam-Meghalaya, Modi govt's reluctance to get dragged into border disputes is self-defeating.
A cashier checks Indian rupee notes inside a room at a fuel station in Ahmedabad | Reuters file image

Rupee falls to 81.75 against dollar, loss on stop losses and dollar outflows

The rupee was down 0.5% to the dollar and has been an underperformer among Asian peers. The offshore Chinese yuan was up 0.9%, leading Asian currencies higher.


Russian President Vladimir Putin with Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Photo Credit - Reuters)

In western arms sanctions on Russia, China’s arms industry could stand to gain

The arms export embargoes on Moscow could create an opportunity for Beijing to supply arms to countries like Myanmar, which are heavily dependent on Russian arms.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.