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May 16, 2021

Coronavirus: India reports over 2.81 lakh new cases, 4,106 deaths in the past 24 hours

9.28 am: India records 2,81,386 new cases on Monday, taking the total count of infections to 2,49,65,463 since the pandemic broke out in January 2020. The country’s toll rises by 4,106 to 2,74,390. 9.21 am: Long working hours are killing hundreds of thousands of people in a year and this trend may quicken because of the coronavirus crisis, the World Health Organization says.The study, published in the journal Environment International, showed that 7,45,000 people died from ischemic heart disease and stroke linked to long…

The Political Fix: As brutal Covid-19 second wave moves into rural India, Modi deploys spin doctors

Welcome to The Political Fix by Rohan Venkataramakrishnan, a newsletter on Indian politics and policy. To get it in your inbox every week, sign up here. If you missed our Q&A last week, we spoke to Murali Neelakantan and Ashish Kulkarni on the mess that is India’s vaccine policy. India’s second Covid-19 wave is a huge story. Help our small team cover the big issues. Contribute to the Scroll Reporting Fund.The Big Story: AskanceThe graph of new Covid-19 cases tells us that India may be past the peak of its brutal second…

MES Recruitment 2021: Last day to apply for 502 posts of Supervisor, Draughtsman at mes.gov.in

The Military Engineer Services (MES) will today conclude the online applications for the recruitment of Supervisor and Draughtsman on its official website. Eligible candidates can apply for the positions on the official website mes.gov.in till 11.59 PM.The recruitment drive is being conducted to fill 502 vacancies, out of which, 450 vacancies are for Supervisor Barracks and Stores and 52 are for Draughtsman. The recruitment examination is scheduled to be conducted on June 20 tentatively and the admit card will be released…

Women’s Champions League: Barcelona thrash Chelsea in the final to win first-ever title

Barcelona became the first Spanish side to win the Women’s Champions League with a stunning performance to thrash Chelsea 4-0 in Gothenburg on Sunday.The La Liga champions scored all four goals inside 36 minutes as a Melanie Leupolz own goal, Alexia Putellas’s penalty and simple finishes from Aitana Bonmati and Caroline Graham Hansen killed the game as a contest.Barca have romped to the Spanish title with a 100 percent record after 26 games in La Liga, boasting a 123 goal difference.“Congratulations, champions, you are…
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