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India registers 13,596 new COVID-19 infections, 166 fresh fatalities; active cases lowest in 221 days
India

India registers 13,596 new COVID-19 infections, 166 fresh fatalities; active cases lowest in 221 days

The daily rise in new infections has been below 30,000 for 24 days and less than 50,000 for 113 consecutive days now

India faced COVID-19 crisis with resilience, 'walked the talk' on global fight, says Nirmala Sitharaman
India

India faced COVID-19 crisis with resilience, 'walked the talk' on global fight, says Nirmala Sitharaman

The Union finance minister said the government, besides taking economic relief measures, has also undertaken significant structural reforms to turn the crisis into an opportunity and emerge stronger

Indian economy in recovery mode from COVID-19 crisis, says World Bank president David Malpass
Business

Indian economy in recovery mode from COVID-19 crisis, says World Bank president David Malpass

Malpass also said that India, which faces huge challenges of integrating more people into the formal sector economy and raising the earnings of the people, has made some progress but that's not enough.

COVID-19 crisis to cost global aviation industry $201 billion in losses between 2020-22: IATA DG
World

COVID-19 crisis to cost global aviation industry $201 billion in losses between 2020-22: IATA DG

Willie Walsh, however, assured that the industry is past the deepest point of the crisis

Delta variant of COVID-19 doubles risk of hospitalisation than Alpha, finds Lancet study
World

Delta variant of COVID-19 doubles risk of hospitalisation than Alpha, finds Lancet study

In the study, researchers analysed healthcare data from 43,338 cases in England between 29 March and 23 May, 2021. Only 1.8% of the cases, regardless of variant, had received both doses of the vaccine, 24% had been vaccinated once and 74% were unvaccinated

An Oral History of the COVID-19 Crisis: 'Death had taken hold everywhere I looked and leaned'
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An Oral History of the COVID-19 Crisis: 'Death had taken hold everywhere I looked and leaned'

This account is part of Firstpost’s Oral History Project of the COVID-19 Crisis in India. The Oral History Project aims to be an ongoing compendium of individual experiences of the pandemic, with a focus on one significant day in our respondents’ lives during this time.

Telangana govt buys 32 luxury SUVs for IAS officers, faces backlash from Oppn for 'criminal splurge' amid COVID crisis
Politics

Telangana govt buys 32 luxury SUVs for IAS officers, faces backlash from Oppn for 'criminal splurge' amid COVID crisis

The BJP questioned the state's finance minister's bare minimum fiscal discipline in the current economic situation as his department is releasing crores of rupees for ultra-luxury vehicles

An Oral History of the COVID-19 Crisis: 'When we step out, it's as if we've come into an unknown world'
Lifestyle

An Oral History of the COVID-19 Crisis: 'When we step out, it's as if we've come into an unknown world'

This account is part of Firstpost’s Oral History Project of the COVID-19 Crisis in India. The Oral History Project aims to be an ongoing compendium of individual experiences of the pandemic, with a focus on one significant day in our respondents’ lives during this time.

Sedition law an affront to democracy; both public debate, judicial intervention crucial to remove provision
India

Sedition law an affront to democracy; both public debate, judicial intervention crucial to remove provision

There is a substantial case to be made for taking section 124(A) or sedition law out of the IPC, given that it has no relevance in a democracy and plenty of scope for misuse

COVID-19 crisis: Unless 70% of global population is vaccinated pandemic won't end, says WHO
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COVID-19 crisis: Unless 70% of global population is vaccinated pandemic won't end, says WHO

The World Health Organization's regional director for Europe Hans Kluge said that one of his main concerns was the increased contagiousness of new variants of the virus

From reducing carbon footprint, to easing pandemic woes, how four-day working week is gaining ground
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From reducing carbon footprint, to easing pandemic woes, how four-day working week is gaining ground

The five-day workweek is a solution to a century-old problem of increasing production on assembly lines and boosting consumer activity, but there hasn't been much improvement in labour productivity in India since 2016

In a new book, a Peruvian artist publishes 100 drawings documenting the country's COVID-19 crisis
World

In a new book, a Peruvian artist publishes 100 drawings documenting the country's COVID-19 crisis

“Each drawing tells a story that had an impact on me,” says the artist, who drew 750 sketches and selected 100 of them for a book called New Coronavirus and Good Government.

COVID-19 deaths in Bihar: 2,579 last rites held in Patna between 1 April-13 May, but govt reports just 2,092 deaths for state
India

COVID-19 deaths in Bihar: 2,579 last rites held in Patna between 1 April-13 May, but govt reports just 2,092 deaths for state

Official accounts from various crematoriums and burial grounds point towards underreporting of COVID-19 deaths in Bhagalpur district, as well. A total 672 COVID-19 victims were cremated from 1 April to 16 May in just one crematorium while official records say only 162 COVID-19 patients died during this period

In Nepal, devotees mark 1000-year-old Hindu chariot festival amid COVID-19 surge
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In Nepal, devotees mark 1000-year-old Hindu chariot festival amid COVID-19 surge

Typically, a five-story-high wooden chariot of the deity Rato Machindranath — whose statue is made from clay and covered in red paint with wide-open eyes — is pulled by devotees around a suburb of the capital, Kathmandu.

COVID-19 crisis: Centre's repeated chest-thumping at receiving foreign aid 'pathetic', says Rahul Gandhi
India

COVID-19 crisis: Centre's repeated chest-thumping at receiving foreign aid 'pathetic', says Rahul Gandhi

The Congress had last week demanded transparency and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make public the details of all the relief material received from different countries

An Oral History of the COVID-19 Crisis: 'Was shocked when a person demanded Rs 1 lakh for plasma'
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An Oral History of the COVID-19 Crisis: 'Was shocked when a person demanded Rs 1 lakh for plasma'

This account is part of Firstpost’s Oral History Project of the COVID-19 Crisis in India. The Oral History Project aims to be an ongoing compendium of individual experiences of the pandemic, with a focus on one significant day in our respondents’ lives during this time.

An Oral History of the COVID-19 Crisis: 'The pandemic has magnified pre-existing prejudices and problems'
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An Oral History of the COVID-19 Crisis: 'The pandemic has magnified pre-existing prejudices and problems'

This account is part of Firstpost’s Oral History Project of the COVID-19 Crisis in India. The Oral History Project aims to be an ongoing compendium of individual experiences of the pandemic, with a focus on one significant day in our respondents’ lives during this time.

Queues for oxygen, beds and funerals, thanks to Modi govt, says Rahul Gandhi as COVID-19 engulfs India
India

Queues for oxygen, beds and funerals, thanks to Modi govt, says Rahul Gandhi as COVID-19 engulfs India

The Congress leader accused Central Government of misreading and mishandling the COVID-19 situation in India and alleged that all early warning signs were ignored, including from scientists

Endless funerals, people pleading for oxygen; India must etch horrors of COVID-19 in its memory, writes TM Krishna
India

Endless funerals, people pleading for oxygen; India must etch horrors of COVID-19 in its memory, writes TM Krishna

We are facing our worst moment in modern history, struggling to stay afloat. If we do not show courage and honesty to speak for justice now, we may never be able to recover compassion.

IPL 2021: COVID-19 surge in India raises concern, early exits; BCCI says league will go on
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IPL 2021: COVID-19 surge in India raises concern, early exits; BCCI says league will go on

Ravichandran Ashwin and some Australian players have withdrawn from IPL 2021 amid the escalating COVID-19 crisis in India.