COVID crisis

Virus-hit Indonesia receives emergency medical supplies

Hospitals are struggling to cope, with many now refusing new patients, leaving scores to die at home, while desperate relatives hunt for oxygen tanks.

published on : 9th July 2021

PM Modi asks officials to ensure oxygen plants are functional at earliest

More than 1500 PSA oxygen plants are coming up across the nation which includes contributions from PM CARES as well as various ministries and PSUs, a statement by the PMO said.

published on : 9th July 2021

Bangladesh's coronavirus hotspot gasps for oxygen as tough lockdown bites

The main state-run Khulna general hospital is one of four in the city treating coronavirus patients and has 400 beds but demand far outstrips supply.

published on : 4th July 2021

Oxygen Express trains delivered over 30,000 MT of liquid oxygen across India

Oxygen Expresses delivered more than 3,600, 3,700, and 4900 MT of LMO in the state of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu respectively.

published on : 13th June 2021

RBI leaves key rates unchanged, cuts GDP forecast to 9.5 per cent for FY22

The central bank has projected real GDP growth at 9.5% which is down from 10.5% estimated earlier

published on : 4th June 2021

Telangana's unemployment rate climbs again with second wave of coronavirus

  Telangana’s unemployment rate, which had gradually declined after the first wave of the pandemic, has begun rising yet again, in the wake of the second wave.

published on : 2nd June 2021

TN's district of concern Coimbatore needs to replicate Chennai model to contain Covid spread

On Wednesday, Coimbatore reported 4,268 new cases, more than even Chennai that reported 3561 cases.

published on : 26th May 2021

In the face of uncertainty, Indians are saving every penny for a rainy day

Interest rates are literally nailed to the floorboards, so the big money flowing into banks, experts caution, could be a sign of rising household stress. 

published on : 26th May 2021

Fundraisers for Covid

People can log onto Mutual Aid India, select a cause from the list to donate, choose the print size of the selected photograph, and pay the amount equivalent to the cost to that fundraiser.

published on : 25th May 2021

Chennaiyin raise funds to provide ration for Covid-affected families

Aside from helping people who have lost family members to Covid, the initiative is also seeking to help migrant workers who have lost their jobs.

published on : 22nd May 2021

People are treating lockdown as a holiday period, says CM Stalin expressing serious concern

The CM said, "This infection can be contained only when people take a vow that they would not either contract this infection from others and also they would not spread this to other people."

published on : 22nd May 2021

The Covid pandemic and our forgotten children

At a time of crisis, girls are regarded as a liability and married off. As the economy declines with lockdowns, more boys will enter the labour market.

published on : 22nd May 2021

IMF proposes USD 50 billion plan to end COVID-19 pandemic

The authors of the report point out that it is now recognized that there will be no real end to the economic crisis without an end to the health crisis. 

published on : 21st May 2021

What is the right model for India’s Covid response?

States that showed greater ownership often relied on technical advice and critically reviewed the preparedness in ensuring better management of the pandemic response

published on : 21st May 2021

US has provided over USD 500 million in COVID relief to India, says White House

The Biden administration, she said, is now working to extend that assistance to other South Asian countries that have been impacted by COVID-19 pandemic.

published on : 20th May 2021
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