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China: Anger grows in Urumqi over Covid lockdown after deadly fire
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China: Anger grows in Urumqi over Covid lockdown after deadly fire

Since early August, there have been restrictions in place in the city- capital of the western Xinjiang region

Mumbai records 10,860 new COVID-19 cases, 34.37% jump in daily spike in a day; two deaths
India

Mumbai records 10,860 new COVID-19 cases, 34.37% jump in daily spike in a day; two deaths

The financial capital has reported five-digit COVID-19 cases for the first time since 7 April, 2021, when it had reported 10,428 cases and 23 fatalities during the second wave of the pandemic

UK's failure to impose lockdown in early days of COVID-19 cost thousands of lives, says report
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UK's failure to impose lockdown in early days of COVID-19 cost thousands of lives, says report

Lawmakers said their inquiry was designed to uncover why the UK performed “significantly worse” than many other countries during the initial period of the pandemic.

As US reopens, secondhand clothing business expected to double as many go on a wardrobe purge
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As US reopens, secondhand clothing business expected to double as many go on a wardrobe purge

The post-pandemic shopper is more environmentally conscious and is showing a greater appetite for clothes that have good resale value, rather than disposable fast fashion.

COVID-19 lockdown: List of states that have extended or eased restrictions starting today
India

COVID-19 lockdown: List of states that have extended or eased restrictions starting today

With Kerala continuing to witness a significant number of COVID-19 cases on a daily basis, the state government has decided to extend the ongoing lockdown curbs for one more week

COVID-19 updates: Bengal, Uttarakhand extend curbs with some relaxations; India logs 70,421 new cases
India

COVID-19 updates: Bengal, Uttarakhand extend curbs with some relaxations; India logs 70,421 new cases

Meanwhile, the Archaeological Survey of India issued an order stating that all centrally protected monuments, museums and sites will reopen from 16 June

Coronavirus News Updates: 850 oxygen plants being set up from PM-CARES, says DRDO chief; Kerala sees 7,719 fresh cases
Health

Coronavirus News Updates: 850 oxygen plants being set up from PM-CARES, says DRDO chief; Kerala sees 7,719 fresh cases

Coronavirus Live News Updates: Reddy highlighted during the ''Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Discourse Series'' by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) that the DRDO was prepared to provide all kinds of support including more "flying hospitals" when the need arises in the fight against coronavirus, a DST statement said

COVID-19 restrictions in Bengal extended till 1 July; govt, private offices at 25% capacity from 16 June
India

COVID-19 restrictions in Bengal extended till 1 July; govt, private offices at 25% capacity from 16 June

According to reports, bars and restaurants in the state can operate with 50 percent capacity from noon to 8 pm

Second COVID-19 wave in India has 'dented but not debilitated' economy in April and May, says RBI
India

Second COVID-19 wave in India has 'dented but not debilitated' economy in April and May, says RBI

Localised lockdowns, increased digitisation and work from home softened blow of second wave, reads article by RBI deputy governor MD Patra and others

Supreme Court refuses to extended loan moratorium period, dismisses plea seeking interest waiver
India

Supreme Court refuses to extended loan moratorium period, dismisses plea seeking interest waiver

RBI had on 27 March last year allowed a moratorium on payment of instalments of term loans due between 1 March and 31 May, later extending the period till 31 August

SC to pronounce verdict on trade bodies’ plea seeking extension of loan moratorium, other relief
India

SC to pronounce verdict on trade bodies’ plea seeking extension of loan moratorium, other relief

The Centre had said that if it were to consider waiving interest on all loans for the RBI-mandated six-month moratorium, the amount foregone would be over Rs 6 lakh crore

COVID-19 in UK: Officials hunt for 'missing' person carrying Brazilian strain as experts sound alarm
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COVID-19 in UK: Officials hunt for 'missing' person carrying Brazilian strain as experts sound alarm

The variant that emerged in northern Brazil has been detected in six people in the UK, one of whom cannot be located after they failed to fill in their contact details on a form after taking a coronavirus test

Hypertension among most common features of emergency hospital visit during COVID-19 lockdowns, says study
Health

Hypertension among most common features of emergency hospital visit during COVID-19 lockdowns, says study

The researchers behind this study reveal that the compulsory lockdown period was linked to a 37 percent increase in the odds of having hypertension in patients visiting the hospital’s emergency department

Miranda House Archiving Project collects alumni stories to view institutional history through students' eyes
Lifestyle

Miranda House Archiving Project collects alumni stories to view institutional history through students' eyes

While oral histories rely on memory and are never entirely objective, such people-oriented stories offer insight that one would not normally find in traditional archives

Amid surging COVID-19 cases, DGCA extends suspension of international passenger flights till 30 September
India

Amid surging COVID-19 cases, DGCA extends suspension of international passenger flights till 30 September

The aviation regulator's circular said international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes on a case-to-case basis

Punjab govt to challenge HC order allowing private schools to collect fee for lockdown period
India

Punjab govt to challenge HC order allowing private schools to collect fee for lockdown period

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has asked state officials to file a Letter Patent Appeal (LPA) before the Punjab and Haryana High Court within this week