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Over 200 Indians stuck in Serbia due to surprise quarantine rule
Serbia has become one of the transit points for Indians heading to Canada and the US. Canada requires passengers from India to take an RT-PCR test from a third country, while the US wants them......
COVID-19 second wave: Delays in RT-PCR tests
While there is a shortage of testing kits, manpower and capacities, India does not have other scalable testing options, report Vinay Umarji and Sohini Das. IMAGE: A medical worker collects the......
COVID-19 stings: Guj model under scanner
Amid the growing queues of ambulances waiting for patients to be admitted with ventilators and oxygen, only time will tell if the state government has lost the plot or not, reports Vinay Umarji.......
Where is the manpower to handle ventilators?
The second wave of the pandemic has not only crippled medical infrastructure in terms of hospital beds, but has also led to bottlenecks in invasive ventilators and medical oxygen capacities and......
Demand for Covid-19 tests growing 100 pc week-on-week
One challenge for many laboratories in ramping up is the shortage of trained manpower for collecting samples, report Sohini Das, Vinay Umarji and Virendra Singh Rawat. IMAGE: A health worker......
'Amul is India's biggest FMCG company'
'We plan to touch Rs 1 trillion of Amul brand's turnover in the next five years.' Photograph: Amul/Twitter For the first time in its history, dairy major Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing......
How mini lockdowns are making a hole in consumers' pockets
To tide over the difficulties due to incessant shutdowns, several farmers in Maharashtra have turned into aggregators and started selling their produce without the help of mandis or agents. They......
How states are ensuring food reaches your plates
Most key rabi-producing states of north India, such as Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, have staggered their procurement to enable farmers to come in batches, so that there is no overcrowding. The......
Coronavirus: People catch 'hoarding bug' on lockdown fears
These stores have reduced their restocking duration to meet the surge in demand - largely comprising wheat flour, rice, sugar, edible oils, pulses, and vegetables like onion and potatoes.......
Curious case of the firm that handles 'Get PSB loans in 59 mins'
Sidbi acquires Ahmedabad-based start-up at hefty premium; founders deny link to govt.Vinay Umarji in Ahmedabad Abhijit Lele in Mumbai report. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The nameplate at......
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