Sunday, 2 April, 2023
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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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...


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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.