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India’s pandemic generation: 375 million children will suffer poor health, educational losses, says Centre for Science and Environment study

-The Hindu The pandemic also has its hidden victims — over 500 million children forced out of school globally and India accounted for more than half of them. The country is all set to usher in a ‘pandemic generation’, with 375 million children (from newborns to 14-year-olds)...

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Bharat Bandh on Feb 26: Commercial markets to remain shut tomorrow -Poulomi Ghosh

-Hindustan Times As a transporter body has supported the strike on the issue of fuel price hike, E-way bill rules, 40 lakh trucks will remain off the road on Friday. Traders' body The Confederation of All India Traders have called for a Bharat Bandh on Friday protesting...

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77% customers in India postponed decision to buy vehicle due to COVID-19: Survey

-TheNewsMinute.com A majority of respondents opted for nationalised banks as the preferred financing option for purchasing a vehicle, the survey by CarWale revealed. Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, online platforms have emerged as a preferred marketplace to buy vehicles digitally, according to a survey by...

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‘Recognition of collective effort…amid attacks on those raising questions’: Anjali Bhardwaj -Sourav Roy Barman

-The Indian Express New Delhi: On Tuesday, the government of the United States named Anjali Bhardwaj among 12 individuals from across the world as the recipients of the newly-instituted Anti-Corruption Champions Award. “When we don’t get ration, what do we do with information?” Sometime in 2005, right after...

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Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index falls short of nudging govts to undertake reforms -Mallika Mahajan and Pawan Kumar Sinha

-The Indian Express The Corruption Perception Index generates short-lived hype/hysteria but rarely prompts a Pygmalion effect. Measurement of corruption has remained a perennial problem. Transparency International’s (TI) first Corruption Perception Index (CPI) released in 1995 was a bold initiative. Until then, corruption was a taboo topic. International...

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