COVID-19 second wave

SC orders states, UTs to implement 'one nation, one ration card' scheme by July 31

The apex court was acting on a plea filed by activist Harsh Mander and two others seeking implementation of welfare measures for migrant workers who faced distress during the second wave of COVID-19.

published on : 29th June 2021

Second Covid wave hit housing sales too, demand falls by 58% in second quarter of 2021

Hyderabad is the frontrunner in overall housing launches with approximately 8,850 units launched in Q2 2021 - followed by Mumbai Metropolitan Region with 6,880 and Bengaluru with 6,690 units.

published on : 23rd June 2021

Over 53,000 migrants return to Uttarakhand due to COVID-19 second wave

Most of these people belong to the hospitality sector who have lost their jobs due to ongoing restrictions amid the raging pandemic. 

published on : 4th June 2021

SBI allocates Rs 71 crore for fight against coronavirus

SBI is in talks with various designated authorities to explore partnerships for setting up makeshift hospitals.

published on : 3rd May 2021

'Were you on another planet during political rallies?': Madras HC slams ECI for COVID-19 surge

Transport Minister MR Vijayabhaskar sought the court to direct the ECI  to adopt strict adherence to safety measures to ensure fairness in the counting of votes scheduled for May 2. 

published on : 26th April 2021

Govt to provide free food grains to poor under PM Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana in May, June

The government has decided to provide free food grains to about 80 crore beneficiaries as was done during the coronavirus-induced lockdown last year.

published on : 23rd April 2021

Airlines waive change fees as bookings dive amid COVID second wave in India

The average daily number of departing passengers from domestic airports has fallen from 2.49 lakh in March to below 2 lakh in recent days as the second Covid wave wrecks havoc. 

published on : 17th April 2021

'Use medical oxygen rationally, ensure no wastage': Centre to states amid COVID-19 second wave

Besides, states have been asked to set up control rooms to ensure smooth supply of oxygen to the districts according to need, review requirement of cylinders, tankers.

published on : 15th April 2021

COVID-19 second wave: Hospitals struggle across India; oxygen, remdesivir supplies key pain point

In Madhya Pradesh, a state helicopter has been placed on standby to fly injections to all needy districts, CM Chouhan said, while admitting that the supply of oxygen is a big challenge.

published on : 15th April 2021

The second wave will be tougher than we thought

It’s a full blown coronavirus second wave the country is facing; and its debilitating impact on economic recovery and peoples’ lives is being underestimated.

published on : 10th April 2021

Second wave of COVID-19 has begun: Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar

Dr K Sudhakar said he would discuss with Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa about the COVID-19 situation and measures to be taken.

published on : 21st March 2021