Avikal Shukla

#2ndWaveCrisis: Karnataka and TN witnesses spike in fresh covid cases, enforces strict restrictions; South worst hit?

Tamil Nadu and Karnataka both south Indian states are struggling with the pandemic. Cities in both states have seen cases rise exponentially. Tamil Nadu is under a two-week lockdown starting commencing from 10 May whereas Karnataka has kicked strict lockdown-like....Read More

#ChinaCovidPanic: Chinese misinformation war on Covid; China to set up ‘a line of separation’ at Everest summit

The role of China in plunging the world into a crisis is again hitting the headlines. In a recent development, the debate over biological warfare has ensued after Chinese documents have reportedly revealed that Chinese military scientists had discussed the....Read More

#DelhiPeak: Delhi CM Kejriwal extends lockdown till 17 May; daily cases fall to 17K

Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi Chief Minister, has extended the city's lockdown for another week, tightening the restrictions. In the duration of this lockdown, even metro services have been halted. Delhi’s fourth lockdown will continue till 17th May. Kejriwal explained that....Read More

#MissionVaccine stabalises, shortage in several states; Are we on track?

The shortage of vaccines in the country has deteriorated the Covid woes. Now that a daily mark of 3.5 lakh cases is a persistent phenomenon, new cities are emerging as the epicentres of the infection. The virus has also expanded....Read More

As India battles Covid-19, medical aid pours in from France, UK ,US Kuwait & Bahrain

As India puts up a resilient fight against the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, help has poured in from all over the world. Emergency Covid-19 (medical) supplies have arrived from different nations, including the United Kingdom, Mauritius, Singapore, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, Ireland, Kuwait, Romania, the....Read More

Low positivity rate and adequate oxygen supply, has Delhi peaked off?

Arvind Kejriwal's confirmation on Friday about the improving situation of oxygen crisis in Delhi has shown the state the ray of light at the end of the tunnel. The CM directed his officials to ensure that there are no deaths....Read More

As India continues to report massive surge, experts warn of inevitable third wave alert; are we ready for it?

Given the unbridled surge in the cases of COVID 19, the Prime Minister’s Principal Scientific Advisor said on Wednesday that a third wave of Covid-19 was unavoidable, but that they couldn’t predict when it will happen. Dr. K V VijayRaghavan....Read More

#GlobalVaxSupplyChains: EAM S. Jaishankar meet G7 ministers virtually; deliberates over increasing support for COVAX

S. Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs on Wednesday, attended a virtual meeting with the G7 Foreign and Development Ministers fearing possible COVID-exposure. The withdrawal from a face-to-face meeting was decided in the wake of two Indian delegation ministers testing positive....Read More

Hospitals grapple with plasma shortage; doctors urge recovered patients for donation

Hospitals across the country are grappling with an acute shortage of plasma as the exponential surge in the cases has outstripped the availability. This comes at a time when doctors have already predicted that the status of shortage of plasma....Read More

States face shortage even after 14 nations send Covid-19 supplies, where is the oxygen going?

Amidst the raging virus wreaking havoc in the country over 40 nations have offered their assistance to India as the country battles against Coronavirus. India has received Covid-19 aid from 14 countries as of May 3rd but the question that....Read More

Covid bed reality check on NewsX: Cities struggle for beds; Are we ready to face worst?

India’s healthcare infrastructure is facing an unprecedented crisis. A crisis that has laid bare the inadequacies of India’s health sector. The exponential rise in cases led to a chronic shortage of beds in some of the major cities of the....Read More