Sunday, 4 December, 2022
TopicNationwide lockdown

Topic: Nationwide lockdown

Has India moved on from failures of Covid times? Barkha Dutt’s book reminds us of the tragedy

Journalist Barkha Dutt's deeply analytical book 'To Hell and Back' tells us why so many Indians died, when they could have been saved. Here are some things she reminds us of.

If Hong Kong wants zero Covid strategy to succeed, it must improve its quarantine rules

It’s increasingly difficult to find a clear, logical justification for policies, which at this point are defensive and rooted in fear. The govt must improve its quarantine system.

Covid and containment worsened women’s mental health, increased food insecurity in India

Researchers from California, Pennsylvania and Chicago universities surveyed households in Rajasthan, UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, MP, and Maharashtra to also find a drastic fall in monthly income.

India faces a hunger crisis as lines for free food and rations grow amid pandemic

More than 15 million Indians lost their jobs in May during 2nd wave. The daily average wage for about 230 million dropped below Rs 375. All of this is leading to an increase in hunger.

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.

New book chronicles a 1,232-km journey home by migrants during 2020 lockdown

‘1232 km: The Long Journey Home’ by filmmaker Vinod Kapri, published by Harper Collins, will be launched on 31 May on ThePrint's ‘SoftCover’.

Only one state prioritised health post-lockdown as India rushed to open economy, finds study

In the fourth quarter of 2020, Indian states were preparing for a post-pandemic world, without improving the readiness for a future Covid-19 wave.

Lockdowns by more & more states could make investors cautious about Indian markets

More than two-thirds of states are shut if assessed by their contribution to national output, analysts at Jefferies calculated last week.

Your govt’s Covid failures have made another lockdown inevitable, Rahul Gandhi tells Modi

In his letter to PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi said the human cost of allowing Covid to continue unimpeded will result in more tragic consequences than any economic calculations.

Fake websites, UPI hacking — Delhi saw 190% rise in cyber frauds during lockdown, police say

According to Delhi Police, 62% of all cyber complaints were related to financial fraud, 24% involved social media while the rest were cases of extortion, hate speech and others.

On Camera

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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
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.