Saturday, 25 June, 2022

Topic: Testing

India records 57,118 new Covid cases in last 24 hours, total tally nears 17 lakh

According to the Health Ministry data, total Covid-19 recoveries were more than 10.9 lakhs, while the death toll exceeded 36,000.

Narendra Modi is selling a failed Covid lockdown as a success

The idea of a lockdown was to ‘flatten the curve’ of growth in coronavirus cases and deaths. India failed miserably on that central purpose of the lockdown.

India’s digital workforce needs secure software. Testing, not banning apps, is the answer

Modi govt's recent orders implicating digital platforms such as Zoom and WeTransfer without revealing the technical details don't address cybersecurity concerns.

When lockdown ends, these steps are key because delaying Covid spike isn’t flattening it

India incurred huge economic and human costs during the Covid lockdown and we must ensure that the spread of coronavirus is reduced after it ends.

Kaushik Basu says avoid ‘permit raj’ and Omkar Goswami on Covid-19’s ‘S’ curve

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Ameeta Mulla Wattal, Pratibha M. Singh, Krishna Kumar and many others.

Why some Covid-19 tests are more meaningful than others

Testing to detect the coronavirus is improving but the results can lead to wildly different conclusions.

Rajasthan stops use of Chinese rapid testing kits due to inaccurate results

The state's health minister Raghu Sharma said the kits gave only 5.4 per cent accurate results against the expectation of 90 per cent accuracy.

Does India need more Covid-19 testing or is it an uninformed argument?

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Thursday joined a battery of health experts who have said that India’s testing rate was very low, urging the Modi govt to increase it.

India set to receive 6.5 lakh Covid-19 testing kits from China today

5.5 lakh rapid antibody testing kits from Wondfo Biotech Co and Zhuhai Livzon Diagnostics Inc and 1 lakh RNA extraction kits from MGI Shenzhen have been shipped.

Modi govt approves made-in-India rapid test kits after Chinese supply is delayed

New list of approved kits includes 3 made by Indian firms and more from other countries. The first 7 lakh kits from China were supposed to arrive by 8 April.

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Bucket hat meet feather boa Photographer: Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America

1990s house music and fashion are back — unfortunately, so is a 1970s economy

It may be fear of recession that’s driving today’s obsession with all things early ‘90s. The period was characterised by a dismal economy and large-scale unemployment.
Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai | Bloomberg File Photo

Three charts show trouble for Indian stocks and why its unlikely to end anytime soon

The S&P BSE Sensex Index has fallen more than 15% from its October high, nearing the 20% loss that denotes a bear market.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.