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Women queue up for free ration being distributed by an NGO in Delhi| Aneesha Bedi | ThePrint

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.
Women vendors of the Ima Keithel have been forced to shut their businesses due to the lockdown | Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint

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’.
A grieving couple walks past the queue of ambulances outside the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

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.
Signage for the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) is displayed at the bourse's building in Mumbai

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.
Cybersecurity | Representational image | Commons

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.
Representational image| Photo: Santeri Viinamäki | Commons

India tops in Asia with most sugar daddies, unemployment, inequality cited as reason

According to a leading sugar dating website, India has 3,38,000 sugar daddies, followed by Indonesia at 60,250.

Covid lockdowns are spreading a year after China shocked world

When the first lockdown was implemented in China last year, it was then deemed unproven & unthinkable. Yet foreign countries found themselves doing much the same just months later.
Illustration by ThePrint team

From Covid to Ladakh to Ayodhya, the best of ThePrint Opinion in 2020

These are the top 10 most read and debated Opinion articles from ThePrint in 2020.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes part in the First Quad Leaders’ Virtual Summit with US President Joe Biden, Australian PM Scott Morrison and Japanese PM Suga, in New Delhi on 12 March 2021 | ANI

If Quad doesn’t start biting soon, India must look at newer partners that would

Nothing should deter the Modi govt from seriously pursuing India-France-Japan trilateral as a security framework in the Indo-Pacific. It will only strengthen the AUKUS.
File photo of CCI Chairman Ashok Kumar Gupta | Twitter/@CCI_India

Data hegemony by digital companies may lead to attention economy: CCI chief Ashok Gupta

Gupta noted that in an 'attention economy', big tech players work to capture users’ attention, build profiles of their choices and habits, then sell those profiles to advertisers.

Defence

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat attends the conference of the Chiefs of General Staff of the SCO member states in Russia's Orenburg, on 23 September 2021 | ANI photo

CDS Bipin Rawat attends SCO military exercise in Russia’s Orenburg

The exercise has provided an opportunity to the armed forces of the SCO nations to train in counter-terrorism operations in a multinational and joint environment, officials said.

Modi at 71 has zero challenge. But one CM is emulating him, a divisive, rising BJP star

Yogi has put high command in a tough situation. If he doesn’t win UP next year, it will set back BJP’s prospects in 2024. If he wins, it will be seen as his win as much as theirs.
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