Covid-19 vaccine inequity has ensured that around half of the global population, geographically spread around the world in the low and the lower-middle income countries, continue to remain unvaccinated, Professors Soumya Datta and C. Saratchand highlight.
Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya informed the parliament that no cases of Omicron variant of Covid-19 have been recorded in India. However, states and UT have been advised to ramp up testing.
Coronavirus News India: In the last 24 hours, 7,597 new Covid-19 cases have been recorded in the country. 236 people have succumbed to the viral infection, taking the death toll to 4,66,147.
To discuss the emergency response package for Covid-19 and scaling up vaccination, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will hold a meeting with health ministers of states and union teritorries.
Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said that an amount of Rs 1,827.8 crore has been sent to the states and Union territories which constitutes 15 per cent of the total allocation of Rs 12,185 crore package.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.