India introduces restrictions to prevent mass gatherings
07 January 2022 | 8:28 am
In an effort to stave off a spike in COVID-19 infections, authorities have started to impose strict rules. With most new cases reported in urban areas, nighttime curfews have been declared in all major cities. But maintaining social distancing is a huge challenge.
Rapid urbanization without much consideration for environmental risks is a major flaw in the development model of many Indian cities, say experts.
A group of women have set up a collective to help female creatives thrive and expose wrongdoing in the male-dominated film industry. But being associated with the pro-gender equality group comes at a price.
Workers at Foxconn, the largest supplier for Apple's iPhone, were attacked after protesting living conditions. The company is working within a closed-loop system, in line with China's restrictive COVID-19 measures.
Taking inspiration from Ann L. Mason, a U.S. diplomat who was already using a tuk tuk, three other diplomats, Shareen J. Kitterman, Ruth Holmberg and Jennifer Bywaters have bought personalised tuk tuks.
More than 80 people have been injured in southern India as villagers continue to protest the building of a seaport. The project is being financed by Asia's richest man, Gautam Adani.
China is witnessing its biggest wave of public dissent in a decade. Chinese universities are now sending students home in a bid to tighten COVID restrictions.
Authorities in at least seven districts in Guangzhou announced lifting temporary lockdowns. State media also cited a top official as saying the virus was weakening.
India is taking over the G20 presidency amid tough times, with the world confronting a raft of geopolitical and economic crises.
Just a few hours before the world learned of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8, India was busy getting rid of traces of its British colonial past. At the instigation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an avenue built by the British and originally called the "Kingsway" has been renamed "Kartavya Path", which means "path of duty" in Hindi.
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