The Indian Premier League on Thursday suspended a deal with its main sponsor, Chinese phone maker Vi-vo, amid a backlash after a deadly border clash between the two countries in June.
This is not an article on COVID. But it does draw on my impressions of the manner in which COVID has been handled over the last six months.
India has issued guidelines for Phase 3 of its Covid unlocking-down plan and people employed in the hospitality industry may reasonably hope to be back at work soon.
While adapting to this new normal is important for a country such as India, we must not let the current pandemic interrupt our momentum in reducing carbon emissions.
As on 8 am Sunday, 37,364 deaths related to novel coronavirus are recorded.
The Coronavirus pandemic is unprecedented and has infected 16.8 million in at least 180 countries in seven months. India has reported 1.5 million cases and 34,000 deaths.
Kalam dreamt of a developed India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been leading the people on a journey to achieve Kalam’s dream.
There has been a sharp increase in Pakistan’s vicious information war campaign against India. An analysis would reveal three triggers.
National security has been the buzzword in international relations since the times of the formation of nation-states.
India’s federal health ministry Wednesday morning said 648 new deaths due to COVID-19, besides fresh 37,724 positive cases, were reported during the past 24 hours across the country, taking the number of deaths to 28,732 and total cases to 1,192,915.
Few of India’s external partnerships draw the kind of passion that Iran does in Delhi. India’s Iran romance endures despite the huge gap between the hype and reality in ties.
Meanwhile, questions persist about whether this year’s G7 summit – already postponed – will be held at all in person amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
Preparing for a new role is always exciting, but especially so when the assignment is leading the United Kingdom’s largest overseas diplomatic network. In normal times, the preceding weeks involve a range of meetings. But these are not normal times.
India’s federal health ministry Monday morning said 681 new deaths due to COVID-19, besides fresh 40,425 positive cases, were reported during the past 24 hours across the country, taking the number of deaths to 27,497 and total cases to 1,118,043.
In June, India recorded its first trade surplus in the last 18 years, the first such month since January 2002.
India’s federal health ministry Sunday morning said 543 new deaths due to COVID-19 and 38,902 more cases were reported during the past 24 hours across the country, taking the number of deaths to 26,816 and total cases to 1,077,618.
Alphabet Inc’s Google is top of a list of international companies investing in India.
India’s health ministry Wednesday morning reported 582 new deaths and 29,429 more COVID-19 cases during the past 24 hours across the country, taking the number of deaths to 24,309 and total cases to 936,181.
China and India share many things in common. Both are ancient civilisations, draw water from the same Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, are committed to lifting their people out of poverty and both have been scarred by colonisation or semi-colonisation.
The leaders of the European Union (EU) and India met for the first virtual EU-India summit yesterday.
But why home isolation? With a stressed health system, it is a win-win situation, both for citizens and the government. As expected, “unlock 1.0” saw a spurt in cases, but it was brought under control.
India’s IT hub Bangalore will go back into lockdown Tuesday as the number of coronavirus cases in the country surged towards a million with about 500 people dying daily.
If anything positive has come out of the COVID-19 crisis, it is that the world’s most stringent lockdown revealed the plight of the vulnerable Indian migrant labour force.
India’s federal health ministry Monday morning said 500 new deaths due to COVID-19, besides fresh 28,701 positive cases, were reported during the past 24 hours across the country, taking the number of deaths to 23,174 and total cases to 878,254.
In India, people put their own convenience first, forgetting the greater danger that lies in ignoring safe practices.
India’s federal health ministry Sunday morning reported 551 new deaths from COVID-19 and 28,637 new cases during the past 24 hours across the country, taking the number of deaths to 22,674 and the total infections to 849,553.
How quickly the global economy recovers from what the International Monetary Fund has referred to as the “Great Lockdown” depends on how soon the pandemic is controlled.
India’s federal health ministry said Wednesday morning that 482 new deaths due to COVID-19, besides 22,752 positive cases, were reported during the past 24 hours across the country, taking the number of deaths to 20,642 and total cases to 742,417.
The COVID-19 pandemic has taught India several painful lessons. The first is that we can no longer continue with the ruthless exploitation of nature.
The current global crisis is multi-layered. What would Mahatma Gandhi do had he been faced with this crisis?