Covid 19 vaccine drive

Covid-19 vaccine: Fast action, caution can save lives

A successful plan to counter Covid-19 is just adopting the level of caution of the initial months. Read more »
Covid-19 pulls the Indian economy down

Covid-19 impact: Indian economy to contract 7.7% this fiscal

The revival in the economy is backed by a 5.8% increase in government consumption expenditure. Read more »
Access to Covid-19 vaccine

Covid-19 vaccine: Compulsory licensing key to equal access

The unprecedented damage to human lives and the economy is justification enough for compulsory licensing of coronavirus vaccines. Read more »
Covid 19 vaccine drive

Covid-19 vaccine: India readies extensive rollout plan

The government’s plans for Covid-19 immunisation should not come at the expense of other life-saving vaccinations. Read more »
Corona vaccine, Biden presidency offer hope in 2021

New Year 2021: Covid-19 vaccines, Biden presidency offer hope

A third wave of Covid-19 in the US and the discovery of a new virulent strain of coronavirus in the UK could threaten the economic recovery. Read more »
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Does novel coronavirus pose a bioterrorism threat?

Easy availability, ease of production and dissemination, and high mortality rates make Covid-19 a potent bioterrorism weapon in the hands of rogue nations. Read more »
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Explainer: Should you be worried about UK’s super spreader Covid-19 variant

The new rapid spreader variant B 1.1.7 has undergone 23 mutations and may be too much to handle for the available vaccines. Read more »
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Covid-19: Fighting the pandemic and infodemic

Vaccines may or may work; one needs to observe physical distancing, cough/sneeze etiquettes, face mask, and lead a low social activity life. Read more »
Decriminalising corporate offences

Decriminalisation of corporate offences may be counterproductive

Relaxing penal provisions under the Companies Act may encourage scams and misuse of the loopholes that are not so apparent now. Read more »
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Covid-19 and recovery: How India can achieve 10% GDP growth

Here are the positive movements that will drive growth after a dismal year that saw Covid-19 denting economic prospects. Read more »