Sunday, 27 November, 2022
TopicSpanish Flu

Topic: Spanish Flu

2020 was a do-over or die moment for museums. But there’s a new divide now

Museums like the Smithsonian have mounted shows on the Spanish flu, but Indian museums show no drive to document, collect, or preserve India’s Covid story.

If cholera, plague, influenza pandemics have taught us anything — don’t celebrate prematurely

In ‘The Age of Pandemics’, Chinmay Tumbe writes that the outcomes of pandemics are strongly influenced by politics — whether the plague or the Spanish Flu.

Graveyard orgies, books, booze — how people killed pandemic boredom before phones, Netflix

Amid the Covid-19 lockdown, technology has proved a big help for people stuck in isolation. But quarantine wasn’t nearly the same for our ancestors. 

In 1918 Flu, towns with Indian officers saw 15% less deaths than those with British officers

The British administrators have long left, but local information and bureaucratic representation remain relevant for governance even today.

Study Covid impact on villages, draw lessons from 1918 Spanish Flu fight: Govt to colleges

In a letter to all Indian colleges and universities, the UGC has asked vice chancellors and principals to study Covid in five-six of their adopted villages or near their institutions.

Why coronavirus is punishing the economy more than Spanish Flu

Although the human cost of coronavirus probably will end up being smaller than that of the Spanish Flu, the economic cost may be larger and last longer.

On Camera

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A general view of the opening ceremony of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2022. Mast Irham/Pool via REUTERS

G20 presidency is India’s chance to fix power imbalances in artificial intelligence adoption

Without considering AI challenges across the world, equitably reaping its benefits will remain inadequate, leading to a more unequal and divisive future.
Representational image | Wiki Commons

How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.