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  • Difficult to say when the second Covid wave will decline. Usually declines take twice as long as reaching the peak. We don’t see a peak yet in India: Epidemiologist Prabhat Jha Apr 23, 2021 12:39 PM IST

    Difficult to say when the second Covid wave will decline. Usually declines take twice as long as reaching the peak. We don’t see a peak yet in India: Epidemiologist Prabhat Jha

    Most of the complaints and reports of repeat infection are of the Covaxin, for which insufficient scientific evidence was released, says Prabhat Jha, founding director of the Centre for Global Health Research at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, who is regarded as one of the most influential epidemiologists in the world.

  • The oxygen mess: How did it all happen? Apr 23, 2021 08:34 AM IST

    The oxygen mess: How did it all happen?

    Complacency, bungling and callousness all played a role in the oxygen shortage even as Covid cases spiked. There will be long term consequences

  • Free vaccines from Centre’s quota and free to strike deals: Why states have no reason to complain Apr 22, 2021 03:02 PM IST

    Free vaccines from Centre’s quota and free to strike deals: Why states have no reason to complain

    The focus should now move to making the most of this flexibility to vaccinate as many as possible. Politicking can wait until the storm settles down 

  • Moneycontrol Pro Panorama | Does India need a second fiscal stimulus? Apr 22, 2021 02:41 PM IST

    Moneycontrol Pro Panorama | Does India need a second fiscal stimulus?

    In today's edition: the second wave’s impact on the economy, a blueprint for vaccination success, a hidden gem in the cement sector, China’s impact on gold prices and more

  • What will it take to make Phase 3 of the vaccination programme a success? Apr 22, 2021 01:12 PM IST

    What will it take to make Phase 3 of the vaccination programme a success?

    A smaller role for the central government, greater onus on the state governments and higher prices are just some of the challenges to be overcome

  • How badly will the second wave derail the economic recovery? Apr 22, 2021 12:52 PM IST

    How badly will the second wave derail the economic recovery?

    Fiscal and monetary support must continue; regulatory forbearance might be needed 

  • Insurance sector should be an essential part of a long-term investment portfolio: Gaurav Dua Apr 22, 2021 11:53 AM IST

    Insurance sector should be an essential part of a long-term investment portfolio: Gaurav Dua

    Resurgence of COVID has clouded the near-term demand for auto sector. So, it would be better to stay selective and focus on export-oriented auto ancillary companies in the immediate future, advises Gaurav Dua, SVP, Head - Capital Market Strategy, Sharekhan by BNP Paribas.

  • Vaccines are working: Charts that show the COVID endgame Apr 22, 2021 10:23 AM IST

    Vaccines are working: Charts that show the COVID endgame

    In countries that are still struggling to suppress a third or fourth wave, the vaccines have also saved lives

  • COVID treatment needs an urgent tax-cut tonic Apr 22, 2021 08:47 AM IST

    COVID treatment needs an urgent tax-cut tonic

    A GST exemption on COVID-related drugs and medical devices can offer some succour to virus-infected people and their families 

  • Business gets into lockdown mode Apr 22, 2021 08:31 AM IST

    Business gets into lockdown mode

    If infections continue to rise, this may be just the beginning of business closures

  • What does the future hold for automakers amid the second wave of COVID? Apr 16, 2021 09:35 AM IST

    What does the future hold for automakers amid the second wave of COVID?

    As we start off with the new fiscal, albeit with a second wave of the pandemic, investors are facing multiple questions about the auto sector

  • The auto industry recovery is at risk from COVID-19's second wave Apr 15, 2021 09:47 AM IST

    The auto industry recovery is at risk from COVID-19's second wave

    The auto sector was already combating supply chain hiccups and rising costs. But the second wave of the pandemic is a bigger threat to its recovery

  • COVID-19 | A looming vaccine crisis and options before India Apr 12, 2021 10:48 AM IST

    COVID-19 | A looming vaccine crisis and options before India

    The ‘pharmacy of the world’ is now staring at COVID-19 vaccine shortages. We need to act fast and decisively to avoid a crisis, which can threaten India’s COVID-19 containment efforts

  • COVID-19 second wave will sour fortunes of a recovering hotel sector Apr 12, 2021 08:29 AM IST

    COVID-19 second wave will sour fortunes of a recovering hotel sector

     With revenue expansion hitting a road bump in the near term and profitability at risk, the debt metrics are a cause for concern

  • Moneycontrol Pro Weekender | Dancing with the Virus Apr 10, 2021 09:01 AM IST

    Moneycontrol Pro Weekender | Dancing with the Virus

    The equity markets have learnt to live with the pandemic and keep focus instead on islands of promise

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