Govt Says Timely Lockdown Decision Averted 14-18 Lakh Covid-19 Cases and Up to 78,000 Deaths

Govt Says Timely Lockdown Decision Averted 14-18 Lakh Covid-19 Cases and Up to 78,000 Deaths The nationwide lockdown imposed since March 25 averted 14-18 lakh cases and between 37,000 to 78,000 deaths, the central government claimed on Friday on the basis of three mathematical models. Government officials, though, did not get into the details of…

Carbon emissions in India drop 26% amidst COVID-19 lockdown

Carbon emissions in India drop 26% amidst COVID-19 lockdown The unprecedented lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic has led to a steep fall in global carbon emissions by 17 per cent in early April as compared to 2019 levels with India’s emissions dropping by 26 per cent, according to a study. An international study…

COVID-19 – UN calls for international help in Africa

COVID-19 – UN calls for international help in Africa UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for international action to help Africa deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. “These are still early days for the pandemic in Africa, and disruption could escalate quickly. Global solidarity with Africa is an imperative — now and for recovering better,”…

RJD slams Nitish over support to Bill, JD(U) digs out Lalu speech

Under attack from the RJD for supporting the new citizenship law, the JD(U) on Friday dug out a 1989 speech of then Janata Dal MP Lalu Prasad, who had then blamed the Congress for the Bhagalpur riots, and said his party had defended the BJP and RSS.

The V P Singh-led Janata Dal government was then supported by the BJP from outside.