Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicUnlock 2.0

Topic: unlock 2.0

Hearings by State Information Commissions fell to 44% in July from 80% in June, finds survey

Only 13 of 29 State Information Commissions (SICs) conducted hearings during Unlock 2.0 in July. The survey also found that 6 SICs were functioning without a chief information officer.

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.

How home-makers, masons & painters are driving Pune’s auto hub out of lockdown losses

Chakan’s automobile industry, shut during the lockdown, has now been resuscitated by returning migrant & local labour who have little experience but are learning on the job.

Karnataka villages lock themselves in amid Covid surge, impose Rs 5,000 fine for violations

Villages in Karnataka’s Chamarajanagar district have imposed barricades on roads leading towards them with Covid cases surging from 0 to 78 in a month.

Unlock 2.0 guidelines out — schools to remain shut, flight & train services to be expanded

Metro services, cinema halls & gyms will continue to remain closed. Also, large congregations will stay suspended. The guidelines will be applicable from 1 July.

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Overcrowding of India’s mental health centres are disasters waiting to happen. Bring in reform

Implementation of the Mental Healthcare Act has been sluggish with Maharashtra having only 8 District Mental Health Review Boards, and UP just one.
The LIC India headquarters in Mumbai | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

LIC shares slump in market debut after record Rs 205.6 billion India IPO

The shares fell as much as 9.4% to Rs 860 versus their IPO price of 949, before paring about half of the losses. LIC is the fourth-largest deal among global IPOs priced this year.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.