Highlights of India Today Hindi 8th April 2020, issue:
Cover Story: Jeene Ki Jugat
Call it quarantine, isolation, social distancing, a lockdown or a Lakshman rekha, it’s really the fact that an entire nation of more than a billion is experiencing this crisis together that makes it so uncanny. From the eerily empty streets to the disconcertingly clear skies to the looming intimacy of our own homes, the pandemic has trapped us all in a twilight zone of unknown terrors amidst comforting familiarity. Bracing for the worst of the illness, we are already reeling from the shock treatment we must hope is a cure. In these extraordinarily unsettling times, it’s important to focus on solutions to the many challenges we’re going to face, from the family home to the frontlines of healthcare. We’ll all be learning to cope as we go along, but here’s our first shot at compiling useful tips, inspirational examples and plenty of good advice on surviving the great corona pandemic of 2020, with our health, humour and sanity intact.
Cover Story personal finance : Aapka Dhan Aur Aapki Zindgi
If you’re reading this, chances are you’re among the lucky ones who have some savings to tide over these precarious times. Even if your income streams are intact (and that too, for perspective, puts you among a privileged set of Indians), you might like to ensure that your money is safe—and parked in sensible avenues. The unprecedented national lockdown will only worsen the economic crisis, and we don’t even know yet what further miseries lie in wait—job losses, pay cuts, upended small businesses... What follows is a sort of primer on your personal finance priorities in this dire hour.
Cover Story Economy: Bache Rahne Ka Arthshastra
To combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian government has imposed an unprecedented three-week national lockdown. While travel and tourism, aviation, hospitality and entertainment will be the worst-hit, sectors such as automotives, which had already been struggling, will see a further collapse. Over 300 million Indians, who are either casual labourers or work in the unorganised sector, will face employment challenges. Stock markets too have tanked—on March 23, the BSE Sensex suffered its worst-ever single-day fall, plunging 3,934 points to 25,981.24. india today spoke to economists and experts across industries to identify the areas of pain and the possible remedies. On March 19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that the government had set up a task force to assess the pain in the economy and come up with a financial package.
Cover Story: Mahamari Ko Maar Bhagane Ki Ranniti
With India on the brink of rapid community transmission of COVID-19, the government needs to move fast to fix gaps in the health infrastructure and put foolproof protocols in place
The Big Story: Fir Mama Ka Raj
The BJP bets on Shivraj Singh Chouhan again to navigate through a minefield of problems in this crucial state.
The Big Story: Kya Ve Vapsi Kar Payange?
How the Congress leader Kamalnath missed the plot to oust him as chief minister of Madhya Pradesh and what it will take for him to return to power.
Faisle ke Badle Mujhe Kuchh Lena Hi Hota To Mahaj RajyaSabha Ki Seat Kyon Mangta Bhala?
Former Chief Justice of India, RANJAN GOGOI, stirred controversy when—nominated by the President of India—he took oath as a Rajya Sabha MP on March 19, just four months after he had demitted office as the head of the Supreme Court of India. Opposition leaders and several jurists cried foul, charging that his nomination was effectively a quid pro quo from the Modi government, a reward for several verdicts during his tenure that allegedly favoured the government. In the first-ever interview of his career, Gogoi spoke exclusively to INDIA TODAY.