People wearing protective masks walk on a platform at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station, in Mumbai. Reuters
Whilst the number, of COVID cases, in the UAE is reducing, I am shocked to read of the alarming rise in cases back home in India. COVID is not a flu, so I wonder why the public is is so lax and callous, despite precautionary heath measures being put in place. The situation back home is getting
The former Prime Minster of India, Manmohan Singh, has made sterling suggestions to the government on managing COVID-19. First, he has suggested that the government should be transparent about the pending and new orders for vaccines. The government
It is encouraging that the Serum Institute India, is applying for permission to the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), to sell Covishield commercially to private parties. This is a step in the right direction. If vaccine producers are allowed
It did not need much guess work to know that a country holding a major sports event like the summer/winter Olympics or the football Word Cup would leave any impact on the minds of the people for a long time if the internal conditions are not friendly enough and if the country has not developed an image of being a friendly country.
Today’s immigration figures show the highest levels of net migration since records began, at about half a million over the year to June. Overwhelmingly, this reflects rising inflows from outside the EU. Unsurprisingly, this has already generated some hysterical reactions from the usual suspects. However, given trends in visas over the period
India’s Purnima Devi Barman, an Assam-based wildlife biologist, is one of the five ‘Champions of the Earth’ for this year, as announced by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The other honourees include Arcenciel (Lebanon); Constantino (Tino) Aucca Chutas (Peru); Sir Partha Dasgupta of the United Kingdom and Cecile
The world has faced the deadliest coronavirus, the virus that hits the world once in a hundred years, and is still posing a threat globally. It’s so important to deal with COVID-19 carefully till the World Health Organisation officially announces the end pandemic (“China COVID cases hit fresh record high,” Nov.27, Gulf Today website).