Tag: coronavirus news

Situation in Guwahati critical, govt may have to impose lockdown: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said that the situation in Guwahati was critical and the state government may have to impose a...

View: Future of global economic order

By Amit Kapoor & Richard Dasher The coronavirus pandemic has acted as an accelerant of major trends that had already begun to shake the institutions...

How a bet on China’s consumers is backfiring for richest Czech

By Alex Sazonov and Venus Feng Petr Kellner’s push into China was meant to turbo-charge one of eastern Europe’s biggest fortunes. Instead, the Czech billionaire...

Lockdown, Day 65: India faces a jobs paradox

There is a paradox seemingly rooted in inequality when it comes to the country’s job crisis post COVID-19. According to CMIE, some 122 million Indians...

A $3 billion fund may aid India’s mining belt after virus havoc

By Swansy Afonso and Rajesh Kumar Singh An under-utilized $3.1 billion fund targeted at the poorest in India’s mining belt could prove to be a...

Prototype vaccine protects monkeys from coronavirus

By Carl Zimmer A prototype vaccine has protected monkeys from the coronavirus, researchers reported Wednesday, a finding that offers new hope for effective human vaccines....

The signal in the noise: Using the best data to combat Covid-19 in India

By Amit Kapoor and Lisa Xiong It is impossible to truly quantify a human tragedy like the Covid-19 pandemic. Abstract data sets can never fully...

modi stimulus package: Summing up Modi’s Covid stimulus: Takeaways so far from the ‘mother of all incentives’

Over three consecutive days of interaction with the country’s financial media, FM Nirmala Sitharaman provided the break-up of PM Modi‘s Rs 20 lakh crore Covid...

View: Many things about jobs could change in the post-lockdown era

By Nicolas Dumoulin There is no escaping the fact that within a few short weeks, the global health emergency, COVID-19 has fundamentally changed how the...

coronavirus: View: Panic must not blind India to the horror story about to unfold

India’s lockdown has been eased by dividing the country into red, orange and green zones, with high, medium and minimal infections so far, and correspondingly...

Amid vast unemployment, India’s biggest job creator short of labour

By Dhwani Pandya India’s construction sector, the country’s biggest job creator, is facing a shortage of workers amid a record increase in national unemployment. That’s...

Will India do enough for a lead role in the new world order?

By Dipti Deshpande and Pankhuri Tandon Now that we have lived with the Covid-19 pandemic for a month or two, we dare say – there...

How vulnerable are India’s states to Covid-19 infections?

By Amit Kapoor & Sampriti Mukherjee The Covid-19 pandemic has upended people’s lives, leading to a massive death toll across the globe. Similar to other...

View: Dining with the dragon

By Madan Sabnavis The recent decision taken by the government to allow FDI from countries adjoining our borders through the prior approval route rather than...

gold loan: Rush for gold loans seen as Indians seek refuge from slowdown

By Swansy Afonso Indians may borrow more against their stash of gold as the world’s biggest lockdown raises financial stress in an economy that’s set...

Can you imagine AI’s promise after the coronavirus?

By Amit Kapoor, Mark Esposito, Terence Tse and Josh Entsminger No generation explores the full opportunities of the technologies at their disposal. The economic gains...

H1B visa: Over 2,00,000 H-1B workers could lose legal status by June

By Olivia Carville and Shelly Banjo Manasi Vasavada has less than three weeks left before she loses her legal right to be in the US....

coronavirus news: View: A new economic order is afoot

By Amit Kapoor & Richard Dasher The Covid-19 pandemic affects every aspect of human life from our health to the economic system. While the human...

Trade is off: Why Modi govt’s lockdown leeway is poor consolation for India’s exporters

The largest market for Bhubaneswar-based Tara Ranjan Patnaik’s seafood export business also happens to be the country worst affected by Covid-19. The United States has...

Economists propose ending lockdowns by releasing the young first

By Lucy Meakin As global governments grapple with how to unlock economies without triggering another round of coronavirus infections, some economists are recommending that age...

coronavirus news: IT campuses will never be the same: How India’s 4 million IT workers shifted to working from home overnight

PUNE/MUMBAI: Ramkumar Ramamoorthy had never seen this coming. For the nearly three decades that he has been with Cognizant, Ramamoorthy, the chairman for the IT...

Why companies need a role-based model in the Covid-19 paradigm

Avik Chanda The country is bracing itself for a period of extended total lockdown in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic spread, business leaders are...

What is helicopter money and why is it in news?

With no quick escape in sight for Covid-ravaged economies, authorities the world over are going back to the drawing board to find strategies to deal...

coronavirus impact on goods transportation: World’s biggest lockdown brings trucks to a standstill

By Saket Sundria The world’s biggest lockdown has brought transportation of goods in India to a near halt, even though the central government has exempted...

aarogya setu app: How to use Aarogya Setu app and find out if you have Covid-19 symptoms

Aarogya Setu, a mobile app developed by the ministry of electronics and IT to help citizens identify their risk of contracting the novel coronavirus, has...