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COVID-19 Daily Tracker 30 April: India registers 3,86,452 new cases and 3,498 deaths
India

COVID-19 Daily Tracker 30 April: India registers 3,86,452 new cases and 3,498 deaths

Check out all the latest COVID-19 data from across India in terms of new cases, total cases, recovery rates and more

Kumbh Mela and election rallies: How two super spreader events have contributed to India’s massive second wave of COVID-19 cases
India

Kumbh Mela and election rallies: How two super spreader events have contributed to India’s massive second wave of COVID-19 cases

As India battles a second COVID-19 wave and states go for lockdown, election rallies and the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar appear to have compromised efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19

COVID-19 mortality rate lower in second wave, but correlation between vaccination and mortality rate unclear
India

COVID-19 mortality rate lower in second wave, but correlation between vaccination and mortality rate unclear

As India readies for the next phase of vaccination, the question that remains unanswered is whether or not the vaccination drive has played a role in keeping the COVID-19 mortality rate low

COVID-19 impact: Indian households spent more on food, less on healthcare during first lockdown
India

COVID-19 impact: Indian households spent more on food, less on healthcare during first lockdown

However, the pandemic also saw a marginal reduction in food expenditures per capita in both rural and urban households between June 2019 to June 2020

COVID-19 second wave: Low case fatality rate emerges as only silver lining as daily cases exceed 1.15 lakh
India

COVID-19 second wave: Low case fatality rate emerges as only silver lining as daily cases exceed 1.15 lakh

India reported the highest case fatality rate of 3.60 percent in April 2020, a year later, on 7 April it stands at 1.30 percent now

COVID-19 in India and USA in infographics: A visual comparison of the situation in both countries
India

COVID-19 in India and USA in infographics: A visual comparison of the situation in both countries

The United States remains the world's worst-affected country, with deaths exceeding 190,000 and cases exceeding 6.3 million. Brazil is in second place in terms of deaths, but India is second in terms of total cases recorded

Mumbai crime down during COVID-19 lockdown; sparse public movement, decreased reporting may be why
India

Mumbai crime down during COVID-19 lockdown; sparse public movement, decreased reporting may be why

Reported cases of several crimes in Mumbai declined marginally during March, and then reduced sharply in April.

Mumbai accounted for 51% of Maharashtra COVID-19 deaths in past 50 days; city's daily toll matched or exceeded by Delhi in June
India

Mumbai accounted for 51% of Maharashtra COVID-19 deaths in past 50 days; city's daily toll matched or exceeded by Delhi in June

India registered 13,586 new COVID-19 infections, taking the total number of confirmed cases over 3.8 lakh on Friday. At least 336 fatalities were reported in the past 24 hours, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

World Environment Day 2020: PM2.5 AQI largely below 100 in Mumbai, 60 in Kolkata during COVID-19 lockdown
India

World Environment Day 2020: PM2.5 AQI largely below 100 in Mumbai, 60 in Kolkata during COVID-19 lockdown

The coronavirus lockdown imposed on India on 25th March had the obvious effect of slowing down construction and industrial work, and taking motor vehicles off the roads

India's COVID-19 epicentre: Three lockdowns later, Maharashtra accounts for 34.5% of nation's confirmed cases, its worst recovery rate
Ideas

India's COVID-19 epicentre: Three lockdowns later, Maharashtra accounts for 34.5% of nation's confirmed cases, its worst recovery rate

As it stands, 34.5 percent of India's COVID-19 positive cases and almost 40 percent of India's coronavirus-related deaths are from Maharashtra

COVID-19 lockdown mobility data in graphics: Maharashtrians spending 34% more time at home, J&K residents making 27% more visits to parks
India

COVID-19 lockdown mobility data in graphics: Maharashtrians spending 34% more time at home, J&K residents making 27% more visits to parks

During the COVID-19 lockdown, India by-and-large recorded a drop in percentage of visits to places of retail and recreation, grocery and pharmacy, parks, transit stations and workplaces

A graphic analysis of COVID-19 recovery rates in India: With country at 32%, Kerala soars at 94%; Punjab struggles at 8%
India

A graphic analysis of COVID-19 recovery rates in India: With country at 32%, Kerala soars at 94%; Punjab struggles at 8%

The rate of recovery from COVID-19 in India a month ago stood at a dismally low eight percent

A graphic analysis of COVID-19 mortality rates: India registers 3.29%, with US at 5.91% and Belgium at 16.31%
Health

A graphic analysis of COVID-19 mortality rates: India registers 3.29%, with US at 5.91% and Belgium at 16.31%

India recorded its 67,259th confirmed case of the novel coronavirus and its 2,212nd COVID-19-related death by Monday morning

Rushing out of coronavirus lockdown is laden with risk; India would do well to study Hokkaido case
India

Rushing out of coronavirus lockdown is laden with risk; India would do well to study Hokkaido case

On Tuesday, India saw its largest single-day spike in both, the number of fresh coronavirus positive cases (3,875) and deaths (194)

India's perception of coronavirus response: Nearly 50% respondents find govt action adequate but trust is dwindling, says survey
Health

India's perception of coronavirus response: Nearly 50% respondents find govt action adequate but trust is dwindling, says survey

At the start of the lockdown in India, a team of researchers put together a worldwide survey on perceptions related to the coronavirus, and associated behaviours and outcomes

Ahead of Donald Trump's visit, a look at how US emerged as one of India's most important military partners
India

Ahead of Donald Trump's visit, a look at how US emerged as one of India's most important military partners

As Donald Trump lands in India on Monday, both Indians and Americans would be well-advised to once again revisit the long road the defence relationship their two countries have traversed over the years by way of inspiration.

Decoding India's engagement with CAA, NRC: What impels or deters a citizen from partaking in the dialogue
India

Decoding India's engagement with CAA, NRC: What impels or deters a citizen from partaking in the dialogue

Civic Studios carried out a survey exploring ways in which people are engaging with the CAA and NRC, the factors that drive people to take a stand on the issue or participate in pro or anti CAA and/or NRC protests, obstacles keeping them from partaking in the dialogue, and further information/action citizens seek from the state, police or movement organisers.

Budget 2020: Nearly 56.6% expect improvement of quality in life this year, says survey; 13.9% predict deterioration
Business

Budget 2020: Nearly 56.6% expect improvement of quality in life this year, says survey; 13.9% predict deterioration

This is the second Budget of the Narendra Modi government after it retained power for the second time in a row in the 2019 May general election

Crime, courtroom drama in Indian entertainment: How the genres sway popular opinion on law and judiciary
Entertainment

Crime, courtroom drama in Indian entertainment: How the genres sway popular opinion on law and judiciary

The report studies the way in which the police and judiciary are represented in Indian entertainment in crime and courtroom narratives, and its impact on shaping citizens’ understanding of these institutions and the democracy-building project, at large.

How does India protest? A look at trends in demonstrations across the country over the past three decades
India

How does India protest? A look at trends in demonstrations across the country over the past three decades

Article 19 of the Indian Constitution states that citizens of this country have the fundamental right to express themselves, in adherence to the law. A typical way in which citizens have historically expressed displeasure with a law or policy is via protest