Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicSecond wave

Topic: second wave

3rd Covid wave now 7 times faster than 2nd, daily cases jump to 1 lakh from 10,000 in 9 days

On Thursday, India reported 1,16,898 cases, up from 13,159 on 29 Dec. Second wave took 63 days for this progression, while 1st wave didn't touch 1 lakh daily cases at all.

Current Covid surge twice as fast as 2021’s 2nd wave, cases see 10-fold jump in 23 days

India’s daily Covid numbers have risen to 58,097 on 4 Jan from 5,541 on 13 Dec. Lowest mark before 2nd wave was 8,579 cases on 1 Feb, and it took 53 days to hit 59,085 on 25 March.

Delta to Omicron — India needs to avoid Covid complacency in 2022

Amid the fear of Omicron, we usher in 2022 with 63 per cent of Indians being fully vaccinated, 90 per cent having at least one dose of the vaccine. And more caution.

Politics played over ‘oxygen shortage deaths’, 19 states said there were none: Govt tells LS

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya was replying to a question on the total number of Covid deaths reported in the country because of oxygen shortage during second wave. 

Second Covid wave not over yet, September and October crucial months, Centre cautions

Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan Thursday said India is still in the midst of second wave & urged people to celebrate upcoming festivals adhering to Covid appropriate behaviour.

Prisoners released during Covid second wave to not surrender until further orders, SC says

The top court also asked the High Powered Committees of states to file within 5 days the norms adopted in implementing its 7 May orders on prisoners' release to decongest jails.

Second Covid wave hit younger Indians more & led to higher mortality, new govt study finds

In the first wave, only 3.8% Covid patients fell in the below-20 age group. This figure rose to 4.4% in the second wave, said the ICMR-AIIMS-NCDC study.

Second wave jolt pushes Modi govt to train 1.17 lakh health workers for possible third wave

Besides non-medical personnel, ITI students will be trained in managing oxygen plants, ventilators and oxygen concentrators.

These 4 factors will shape how Indian economy rebounds from shock of Covid second wave

Current lockdowns, fear & uncertainty are driving down growth, but with second wave slowing, there’s hope that economic activity will improve in next quarter.

MHA extends deadline for NGOs to open FCRA accounts to get foreign funds

The Centre, citing the pandemic, has given a four-month extension to those whose FCRA registration has already expired or will expire between 29 September 2020 and 30 September 2021.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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