Thursday, 30 June, 2022
TopicUnlock 1.0

Topic: Unlock 1.0

Low production, low demand — diamond hub Surat pins hope on Diwali for some recovery

With Covid cases & lockdown norms not letting diamond units work in full capacity, $24 bn industry is looking forward to Diwali season hoping for demand to pick up.

Unlock 3 is here — night curfew gone, gyms and yoga institutes to open from 5 August

Guidelines for Unlock 3, which will kick in from 1 August, say metro, cinema halls, swimming pools, theatres and bars will continue to remain shut. Schools & colleges to stay shut until 31 August.

Train to Bangladesh comes to the rescue of onion hub Nashik after Covid disrupts business

Railways arranged special trains to Bangladesh — a big market for onions — to help lockdown-hit Nashik farmers save their harvest from complete ruin.

Public lockdown discipline fast eroding, India risks becoming lax in Covid fight

Premature celebration and ‘success stories’ can be treacherous and must be avoided. Covid pandemic isn’t over till it’s over.

Pharma imports from China can fall. Modi govt must invest in research and development

The labour crisis after the lockdown has highlighted the need for Modi government to invest in human capital for ensuring long-term sustainable growth.

Need to plan Phase 2 of ‘unlock’, focus on speeding up economic activity: PM Modi tells CMs

PM Modi asks states & UTs to boost infrastructure and construction work, but cautions them to remain alert to tackle challenges faced by migrant labourers.

What pandemic? For some Indians, Unlock 1.0 means Covid crisis is over

As Covid-19 cases continue to rise, some in India are less worried than two months ago. The masks have come off.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


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.