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India’s R falls just below 1 but not out of danger zone, Bengal, Karnataka on upward trend

R value, which needs to stay below 1 for pandemic to end, has dropped in many states, but is still of concern in some. Major cities are also on a downward trend. 
Graphic by Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

India’s R drops to 1.11 as several states see slowdown in Covid spread

Last week, R had shot up to 1.19 from 0.83 the week before, raising fears that the third coronavirus wave had started.
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India’s R value rises to 1.17, driven by rise in infections in Kerala & Maharashtra

The R value for Kerala this week is 1.33, while it is 1.06 for Maharashtra. Mizoram now has the highest R — 1.36 — among the states that have highest number of active cases in India.

India’s R value drops further to 0.83, but metros see rise in infections

Among states, West Bengal has the highest R value of 0.96. Meanwhile, Kerala's R value dropped to 0.87 this week from 0.93 last week.

India’s R value drops further to 0.89, most states see decline in infection rate

All states in the Northeast registered R values below 1 for the first time in several weeks indicating the end of the second wave there.
Graphic by Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

India’s R crosses 1 for the first time since May, continued trend could indicate new Covid wave

Last time R crossed threshold of 1 was in February, which eventually led to devastating second wave that peaked in April. Expert says too early to say a new wave is beginning.
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India’s R value close to 1, Kerala, Northeast states driving spike in Covid cases

Maharashtra and Uttarakhand have also reported a rise in R value. Among major cities, Delhi's R is close to 1, while Pune's R value is above 1.

India’s R value rises to 0.97, infection rate crosses 1 in Kerala, 7 Northeast states

Most states in the Northeast have R over 1 with Mizoram registering the highest infection rate, 1.27, among states with highest active cases.
A medical worker collects a sample for Covid-19 testing in New Delhi | Representational Image | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

R-value rises for 1st time in 2 months, increase likely driven by Kerala, Maharashtra

R-value has risen to 0.88 from 0.78 in June. With R still below 1, active cases continue to decline, but the rise means the decline is now slower than before.

India’s R value steady at 0.82, but Maharashtra, Kerala see rise in Covid infection rates

Uttar Pradesh and Delhi also saw an increase in their R, although the value is below 1. Among major cities, Mumbai’s R value is now above 1.

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What if Indian states were countries

If we compare Indian states to India’s neighbourhood, we find that only Goa, Sikkim, and NCT of Delhi have a GDP per capita higher than China’s GDP per capita of $16,772.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chairs the 45th GST Council meeting in Lucknow, on 17 September 2021

GST Council levies 5% tax on food delivery apps, extends concessional rates on Covid drugs

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also said the Council decided that it was not the right time to include petroleum products within the GST ambit.

Defence

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Army taps Bengaluru-based firm for specialised sights in use with forces abroad

The firm, Tonbo Imaging, exports sights and other systems to over two dozen countries. Their products have also been deployed at the LAC, and were used during the 2016 surgical strikes.

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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