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Explained: Why India is disproving WHO’s report on excess COVID-19 deaths
India

Explained: Why India is disproving WHO’s report on excess COVID-19 deaths

In a new report, the global health agency estimated that nearly 15 million people were killed either by the coronavirus or its impact on health systems. For India, it pegged the amount at 4.7 million, 10 times higher than official COVID death toll

China to permit Indian students to return: Chinese foreign ministry
World

China to permit Indian students to return: Chinese foreign ministry

The Indian Embassy has directed eligible Indian students to provide the necessary information by filling up a Google Form by 8 May, 2022

Delhi government gives Rs 1 crore each to families of two frontline workers who died of COVID-19
India

Delhi government gives Rs 1 crore each to families of two frontline workers who died of COVID-19

Delhi government had announced that it would provide financial assistance of Rs 1 crore to the families of all the frontline workers who contracted COVID-19 on duty and died

'COVID-19: 70% of people who took booster dose didn't get infected during third wave in India'
India

'COVID-19: 70% of people who took booster dose didn't get infected during third wave in India'

Researchers also concluded that a long gap after the second dose correlated with a higher chance of infection during the third wave

Pandemic decision-making is difficult and exhausting here's the psychology that explains why
Health

Pandemic decision-making is difficult and exhausting here's the psychology that explains why

As restrictions ease and people think about living with the coronavirus, the current phase of the pandemic brings with it a new need to make cost-benefit calculations.

How corporate world needs to address challenges thrown by complexities of VUCA business environment
Business

How corporate world needs to address challenges thrown by complexities of VUCA business environment

The pandemic brought new challenges to businesses that were already dealing with the VUCA environment

Continuing to monitor 'several descendent lineages' of Omicron COVID-19 variant, says WHO
Health

Continuing to monitor 'several descendent lineages' of Omicron COVID-19 variant, says WHO

The COVID-19 Weekly Epidemiological Update, released by WHO on Tuesday, said that the Omicron variant remains the dominant variant circulating globally.

As regulations against workplace harassment gain ground, it's time we turn to abuse against home-based workers too
Arts & Culture

As regulations against workplace harassment gain ground, it's time we turn to abuse against home-based workers too

In a new Homenet South Asia study, respondents from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and India shared their experiences of physical, financial, verbal, psychological, and emotional abuse.

Situation in Ukraine 'very worrisome': Narendra Modi at virtual meeting with President Joe Biden
India

Situation in Ukraine 'very worrisome': Narendra Modi at virtual meeting with President Joe Biden

A readout by the White House said Modi and Biden discussed the 'destabilising impacts of Russia's war against Ukraine, with a particular focus on global food supply'.

COVID-19 pandemic far from over, large outbreaks in Asia, says UN chief Guterres
World

COVID-19 pandemic far from over, large outbreaks in Asia, says UN chief Guterres

Guterres also called for governments and pharma companies to work together to deliver vaccines to every person, everywhere

Xi Jinping defends China's zero-COVID policy amid Shanghai lockdown to curb sharp spike in cases
World

Xi Jinping defends China's zero-COVID policy amid Shanghai lockdown to curb sharp spike in cases

He asserted that China's anti-COVID policy has once again withstood the test of time, contributing useful experience for the world to fight against the virus and host major international events.

India records 1,260 new COVID-19 cases, 83 deaths; active case count falls to 13,000
India

India records 1,260 new COVID-19 cases, 83 deaths; active case count falls to 13,000

A reduction of 227 cases has been recorded in the number of active COVID-19 cases in a span of 24 hours, the data showed.

COVID-19: Too early, say experts as states across India ease mask mandate
Health

COVID-19: Too early, say experts as states across India ease mask mandate

The promotion of voluntary wearing of masks in public places can help reduce inhalation of dust and other respiratory transmitted agents, including TB bacilli, flu virus, other respiratory viruses said virologist T Jacob John

Data required for suggesting mixing of COVID-19 vaccines, says Centre
India

Data required for suggesting mixing of COVID-19 vaccines, says Centre

"Adequate scientific data is required for NTAGI to make a recommendation on mixing of COVID-19 vaccines, at present this information is not available," Minister of State for Health said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.

Modi govt extends free ration scheme for another 6 months
India

Modi govt extends free ration scheme for another 6 months

The scheme, which started when India went into stringent lockdown two years back, was to end on 31 March

India had highest number of excess COVID-19 deaths till December 2021, finds Lancet study
World

India had highest number of excess COVID-19 deaths till December 2021, finds Lancet study

The full impact of the pandemic has been much greater than what is indicated by reported deaths due to COVID-19 alone, the study notes

Budget session: Parliament to resume normal sittings from Monday, COVID-19 restrictions to stay
India

Budget session: Parliament to resume normal sittings from Monday, COVID-19 restrictions to stay

According to the official guidelines, only sitting members of the two Houses of Parliament can visit the Central Hall which will be out of bounds for the former MPs and visitors

'Speculative, misinformed': Centre dismisses report claiming COVID-19 mortality in India higher than official count
Health

'Speculative, misinformed': Centre dismisses report claiming COVID-19 mortality in India higher than official count

The Lancet reported that although excess mortality rates due to COVID among Indian states are not the highest in the world, the country accounted for around 22.3 per cent of global excess deaths as of December 31, 2021

China's biggest COVID-19 surge in two years brings new measures, anxiety
World

China's biggest COVID-19 surge in two years brings new measures, anxiety

With public fatigue over China's strict zero-covid approach rising fast, authorities are now avoiding the implementation of mass city-wide lockdowns seen previously in favour of a more focused response.