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Centre, state governments seek to ensure stable supplies

Disruptions due to lockdown Approx Read Time: 4 minutes In News: As India went into a 21-day lockdown from 25th March, the Centre, states and local administrations have been trying to resolve disruptions in essential services, especially delivery of food, groceries and medicines. Background: After the announcement of the countrywide lockdown, the Ministry of Home …

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Editorial Analysis: Mobile policy gets it right

Mobile manufacturing policy in India Approx Read Time: 5 minutes India is not able to manufacture at scale: India’s biggest battle in terms of becoming competitive has always been that of scale. While this was partly fixed when most industries were delicensed in 1991, many restrictions, such as those imposed due to restrictive labour laws, …

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Undisturbed mass nesting of Olive Ridleys at Rushikulya

Olive Ridley turtles Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: Restrictions in place for the COVID-19 threat are saving lakhs of Olive Ridley turtles from possible disturbance by humans, especially tourists, while they are continuing mass nesting at Odisha’s Rushikulya rookery. News Summary: Every year, thousands of Olive Ridley turtles nest at Odisha’s Rushikulya rookery …

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2000 samples show no community transmission yet

Community transmission Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: ICMR has informed that as of now, there is no community transmission in India. The conclusion is drawn based on testing of over 2,000 random samples drawn from patients hospitalized in ICUs with severe acute respiratory infections like pneumonia over past few weeks. These patients had …

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PM Modi: Despite disruptions, lockdown is best option

Lockdown is best option Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: On 24th March 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day lockdown in the entire country to deal with the spread of coronavirus, saying that “social distancing” is the only option to deal with the disease, which spreads rapidly. PM Modi in a video …

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