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Explained: In legalisation of Bitcoin in El Salvador, the takeaways for India

June 14, 2021 12:01 pm

El Salvador, a small coastal country in Central America, has become the first in the world to make Bitcoin legal. What does this mean for India?

Covid-19 and children — An expert answers all your questions

June 10, 2021 7:37 am

More children have been infected in the second wave than in the first. Amid concerns about new variants , children’s health, and mental well-being as schools stay shut, what should parents do or not do? If parents fall ill, what changes in the way they take care of small children? What do they do if the child falls ill?

Explained: How to read India's Covid-19 data

June 01, 2021 8:45 am

Infection numbers are declining in a number of cities and states, but does this really mean a decline in the pandemic? What are the best indicators for assessing a decline or flare-up? A look at the importance of measures such as test positivity and case fatality ratio in assessing the progression of the epidemic.

An Expert Explains: AstraZeneca vaccine and the Covid-19 variants in India

June 01, 2021 9:34 am

New data from the UK demonstrate the effectiveness of AstraZeneca’s vaccine against the B.1.617.2 variant first detected in India. How should we interpret the findings, and can they impact India’s vaccination policy?

An Expert Explains: Challenge ahead in vaccinating India

May 11, 2021 6:53 pm

Covid-19 vaccines are being developed at a pace faster than for any other disease, yet there are shortages. India will look forward to procuring more vaccines and a proposed IP waiver from global manufacturers.

An Expert Explains: The complexities of herd immunity

April 30, 2021 8:42 am

In several metros where serosurveys showed high immunity levels, Covid cases are still surging. What does that say about the concept of 'herd immunity'? Accounting for transmission involves several factors.

An Expert Explains: The path out of the current Covid-19 crisis

April 27, 2021 10:21 am

The years that follow will tell us how we got to this stage. For now, we need to fight the pandemic with commitment to science: masks with clever designs, scientifically sound treatment, and vaccination.

Explained: Magical thinking won't help us fight Covid-19, masks and social distancing will

April 23, 2021 7:50 am

The years of post-mortem that follow will dissect how we arrived here. But for now, the path out of the current inferno requires unwavering commitment to science, and perhaps tremendous rectitude. Let us examine what we can do in the coming months.

Helicopter lift-off on Mars: what does the future hold?

April 20, 2021 7:16 am

The future of Martian flight opened up on Monday. It is going to be another journey of discovery in the next decade or two as we fine-tune the engineering and the application of Martian helicopters.

Explained: Why Goa's Civil Code is not as uniform as it is made out to be

April 20, 2021 7:41 am

Chief Justice of India S A Bobde recently appreciated the uniform civil code (UCC) in Goa, the only state to have one.