Why the States are Broke

The pandemic figures until mid-June present that Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh are the 5 states with the largest variety of confirmed COVID-19 instances in India. Collectively, these states additionally account for 42 per cent of India’s Gross Home Product. Because of the coronavirus outbreak and the ensuing lockdown, these states are more likely to report losses amounting to a staggering Rs 14.Four lakh crore, or 48 per cent of the complete…

"Why the States are Broke"

Bracing for the Surge

It was in late March that Dr N.N. Mathur, director of Woman Hardinge Medical Faculty (LHMC), was knowledgeable that the hospital in central Delhi would function a Covid facility, however largely to complement the testing and remedy capability of the two main Covid hospitals in the Nationwide Capital Area-the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Jhajjar and Delhi’s Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital. It took Dr Mathur’s staff round two weeks…

"Bracing for the Surge"

Hoping against hope

COVID-19 has kicked enterprise house owners within the intestine. Hundreds of small companies, using thousands and thousands, face the grim prospect of everlasting closure. A survey by the All India Producers’ Affiliation discovered that greater than a 3rd of the self-employed and small and medium companies didn’t see any hope of restoration and have been on the verge of winding up. A nationwide multi-institutional survey by the SKOCH Group, a personal think-tank, and FISME (the…

"Hoping against hope"

The silent shrines

With the nation within the grip of the coronavirus and a lockdown prolonged thrice, even the gods are feeling a bit disadvantaged. In Tirumala, simply India’s hottest spiritual shrine, with some 80,000 pilgrims visiting it day by day earlier than the lockdown, the deity, Lord Venkateshwara, stopped giving darsh­an from March 21 as Covid fears rose. However denying entry to the religious comes at a really excessive value. The Tiru­mala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), managers of…

"The silent shrines"

Body blow

Om Prakash Gupta, 68, had fever and a cough on April 22. His check outcomes had been combined up, and it was solely on April 27 that he bought a name saying he had examined constructive and that an ambulance could be coming the following morning to take him to the state-run MR Bangur Hospital in Kolkata. Until that point, he had been dwelling, strolling, speaking and never complaining of any respiratory issue. As had…

"Body blow"

Chiranjeevi posts old video with granddaughter Naviksha. The cutest, says Kajal Aggarwal

In a throwback video, Megastar Chiranjeevi was seen having a whale of a time with his granddaughter Naviksha. The two loved listening to a music from Khaidi No 150. Chiranjeevi Megastar Chiranjeevi, who made his social media debut in March, has been continuously sharing particulars about his day-to-day actions and advising individuals on how one can maintain themselves busy through the lockdown. Immediately (April 28), the Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy star shared an lovable throwback…

"Chiranjeevi posts old video with granddaughter Naviksha. The cutest, says Kajal Aggarwal"

(Re)starting trouble

Dharmesh Kachiwala, 48, who runs a textile processing unit in Surat, is distraught because the nationwide lockdown nears the one-month mark. Though the brand new pointers from the Centre, ann­ounced on April 15, enable industrial items outdoors the COVID-19 ‘hotspots’ in Gujarat (reminiscent of in textile hub Surat) to renew operations from April 20, entrepreneurs like him aren’t taking any probabilities. “Surat’s textile buying and selling market is closed, so the place will we promote…

"(Re)starting trouble"