GS2: Health

GS2: International Developments

GS2: Governance

  • Second wave brings key survey to halt The nationwide surveys, designed and executed by the labour bureau in consultation with an expert committee, may also be reworked as the explosive surge in infections this year has changed the ground realities since the surveys were conceived.

GS3: Economy

GS3: Science and Technology

  • "SUTRA modellers’ claim of India reaching herd immunity last September was wrong’ Down To Earth speaks to Ashoka University Professor Gautam Menon as to why the Union government’s model, SUTRA, failed to predict the second wave of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in India. He says that the researchers consistently underrated the field of epidemiology and were not respectful of its nuances and depth
  • What is fuelling the stellar run in ethereum? Ether, a cryptocurrency built on the ethereum blockchain, has zoomed 400% since early 2021 to approach $4,000, against a 100% gain in bitcoin in the same period. Mint looks at the platform on which ether is built, and why experts are more bullish on it than bitcoin
  • Black Fungus in Covid Patients Mucormycosis, a serious fungal infection but otherwise rare, has been observed in a number of Covid-19 patients recently. While there is no major outbreak, the national Covid task force has issued an advisory.