Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
TopicWorld Health Organization

Topic: World Health Organization

Modi’s Europe visit, inflation top Urdu news, press freedom, loudspeaker rows also find mention

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

WHO estimates over 47.4 lakh excess deaths in India in 2021, Modi govt questions data again

WHO’s new estimates show full death toll associated directly or indirectly with Covid pandemic across the world between 1 Jan 2020 and 31 Dec 2021 was approximately 1.49 crore.

This World TB Day, a look at how an Indian PPP initiative made it to WHO list of best practices

Initiative by 1MG and govt's DOTS programme set up pilot in Haryana's Faridabad and then expanded to Gujarat. It helped keep TB care running during pandemic.

Covid cases are rising in Europe after easing restrictions ‘brutally’, WHO says

Hans Kluge, WHO’s director for Europe, said countries like the UK, Ireland, Greece, Cyprus, France, Italy and Germany have lifted the Covid curbs 'from too much to too few'.

Corona far from over, spike in cases are just ‘tip of the iceberg’, says WHO

The global health body said low vaccination rates in some countries, forced partly by a ‘huge amount of misinformation’ could also explain the rise.

India says given all Covaxin data to WHO, expect positive outcome at meeting next week

Long wait for Covaxin’s emergency-use listing has perplexed many. The issue was discussed at great length during Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya’s meeting with WHO Director-General Tuesday.

‘Cannot cut corners’ — WHO says need more info from Bharat Biotech on Covaxin

Bharat Biotech had last month said it has submitted all data pertaining to Covaxin to the WHO for emergency use and is awaiting feedback from the global health watchdog.

Covid pandemic: Japan eases restrictions before Olympics, NY opens up with fireworks display

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

Top WHO official backs Covaxin, says evidence maybe limited but India has every right to approve

Covaxin is one of two vaccines being administered as part of India’s Covid vaccination drive. It was given conditional emergency-use nod in absence of complete Phase 3 trial data.

Lives & livelihoods are interdependent, can’t go back to how things were, says WHO chief

At a virtual summit, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says focus should remain on helping the vulnerable population and that people must learn to live with social distancing.

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J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.
An employee works at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. facility in Chakan, Maharashtra | Bloomberg file photo

Bigger cars, smaller chips — Why Mahindra is worried about increased wait time

A major focus for Mahindra will be defending its market share in the large-format SUV segment from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor.

Defence

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.
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