Sunday, 26 March, 2023
TopicCoronavirus crisis

Topic: Coronavirus crisis

Putin has weathered Russia’s Covid toll by shifting blame

The Kremlin & Russian PM's govt have played a cynical game, shoving off responsibility for handling Covid crisis onto regional governors but holding on tightly to the financial reins.

Vaccine can’t undo Covid damage that will stretch for decades, says UN chief Guterres

Addressing the UN General Assembly, Guterres pointed out that extreme poverty is rising, the threat of famine looms and the world faces the biggest global recession in eight decades.

Airlines set to lose record $157 billion in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid-19 pandemic

IATA predicts airline industry won't turn cash positive till Q4 of 2021, which is earlier than expected, thanks to the hope of Covid vaccines coming soon.

How Covid has worsened Delhi’s air pollution crisis

A shortage of migrant farm workers seems to be pushing Punjab's stubble burning season further into the winter months when smog settles most persistently.

Secondary schools, colleges in Gujarat to reopen from 23 November

Schools will reopen for students of Classes 9-12 and attendance isn't mandatory. Gujarat Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama also said online classes will continue.

India’s Covid tally rises to 85,91,730 with 38,073 infections in a day

While the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 79,59,406, the death toll climbed to 1,27,059 with 448 new fatalities in the last 24 hours.

Delhi replaces Maharashtra, Kerala as highest contributor to daily Covid cases

Delhi reported the highest daily new cases, also its highest tally so far, with 7,745 new cases. It is followed by Maharashtra and Kerala, both with 5,585 cases.

India registers 50,210 Covid cases, 704 deaths in last 24 hours

There are 5,27,962 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 6.31 per cent of the total caseload, the health ministry data stated.

How lockdowns and working from home can make us less creative

Not only does virtual and distanced working risk loneliness, it is also bound to reduce on-the-job learning, creativity and innovation.

Politics hampered WHO’s response to Covid, review panel chief says

The WHO and its members have been scrutinized for their responses to the pandemic that has struck about 47 million people, killing more than 1.2 million & stifling economies worldwide.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.