Sunday, 16 January, 2022
TopicNationwide lockdown

Topic: Nationwide lockdown

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.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

Indian cricketer Virat Kohli | Photo: @ICC | Twitter

It was never about statistics for Virat Kohli. The cricket ground was a theatre of passion

There cannot be a better example of ‘sincere passion’ than Virat Kohli. Perhaps no future Indian captain will celebrate the fall of a wicket of the rival team as joyously as Kohli.

RBI proposes changes to valuation of bank investments, relaxing of investment class rules

A Reserve Bank of India discussion paper Friday suggested removing caps on the Held-To-Maturity class of securities, and allowing more types of instruments to be held within them.

Defence

A visual from the crash site in Tamil Nadu. | Photo: Twitter/ANI

CDS chopper crash was caused by weather change, leading to Controlled Flight Into Terrain: IAF

In Friday statement, IAF says tri-service Court of Inquiry ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence as cause of accident involving Mi-17 V5 helicopter last month.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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