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ASHA Workers at the protest.

ASHA: Frontline Workers Sidelined by Authorities in COVID-19

An accredited social health activist, commonly referred to as ASHA; refers to a community health worker the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare instituted as a part...
COVID-19 and the Indian Health Infrastructure

India’s Quest Against COVID-19 Pandemic: The Health Care Industry at a Glance

India has been hanging on a shoestring since the COVID-19 pandemic has been infiltrating across the nation. On March 14, 2020 the Government notified...
Of the coronavirus’s many unnoticed side effects, perhaps the least appreciated are those related to mental health. More surprisingly, it’s also the youngest adults who are suffering the most mental anguish, in India and presumably elsewhere too.

COVID-19: An epidemic of Uncertainties and Mental Health Crisis for India’s Youth

In another perplexing incident, a 16-year-old girl committed suicide by shooting herself; starting another conversation about mental health. What left many eyebrows raised was...
Digitalization of Indian Judiciary

Digitalization of Indian Judiciary Amid COVID-19; the Right Way Forward for eCourts in India

Amid the spread of COVID-19, as the nation went into lockdown in late March this year the court system all across the country also...
The PM-CARES Fund has reportedly received Rs 6,500 crore in the first week of its launch. It has crossed a whopping Rs 10,000 crore as of now.

PM-CARES FUND: Does PM Care to Answer? BJP Stalls PAC’s Call to Review COVID-19...

In a parliamentary panel meeting of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), it failed to reach a consensus on examining the government's response to the...

Lacunae in States’ Regulations and Health Infrastructure for Battling COVID-19: Incidents and Insights

India is indeed hypnotised by the baby steps it is taking to cope with COVID-19. Yet, there always remained certain loopholes, that haunt the...

COVID-19 Moratorium- Not to be Made a Provision for Fatter Returns

The RBI's announcement on March 29 has become a bone of contention for many, with some filing petitions in the Apex Court. The RBI...
The Apex Court also stated that there should be no denial of quarantine facilities to health care workers.

Supreme Court Sternly Directs Centre to Ensure Payment of Salaries to Doctors Fighting COVID-19

The Supreme Court has directed the Centre to issue directions to State governments regarding payment of salaries and quarantine facility; while hearing the plea...
The Bombay High Court quoted lines from the iconic Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru's speech "Tryst With Destiny" delivered on Independence Day, 1947.

Bombay High Court Quotes Tryst With Destiny While Hearing PIL on Issues Surrounding COVID-19

The Bombay High Court while hearing the Public Interest Litigations concerning the state of Public healthcare amid the pandemic in the State of Maharashtra;...
The NHRC team made the visit after allegations that despite having beds, the hospital was denying the patients admission and treatment.

NHRC Team Visits LNJP Hospital For Inspecting COVID-19 Treatment Facilities

A team of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) visited the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash hospital (LNJP) in Delhi; for an on the spot assessment...
mishandling of dead bodies.

Supreme Court Takes Cognizance of Mishandling of COVID-19 Dead Bodies

The Supreme Court takes suo moto cognizance of certain reports; which alleged the mishandling of the dead bodies affected by COVID-19. The bench consists of...
The Chief Justice noticed that people should be aware of the fact that the pandemic is only increasing rapidly.

State to Publish Crucial Statistics on COVID-19: Telangana High Court

On June 8th,2020, Telangana High Court directed the State to not only publish crucial statistics on COVID-19 on the Internet; but have it published...

PIL in Apex Court: Patients be allowed COVID-19 Treatment at Hospitals of Their Choice

The Supreme Court has sought a reply from the Centre regarding a PIL filed by Avishek Goenka in the Apex Court. The PIL prayed...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi exchanged views regarding the COVID-19 pandemic with United States President Donald Trump in a telephonic conversation.

In conversation with President Trump: PM Modi Discusses US-India Ties, COVID-19 and More

On 2nd June 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi exchanged views regarding the COVID-19 pandemic with United States President Donald Trump in a telephonic conversation....
Previously, on May 31, 2020, District Judge R P Pandey's wife was found to be COVID-19 positive.

Rohini District Court Judge Tests Positive for COVID-19

On June 2, 2020, District Judge of the Rohini District Court complex tested positive for COVID-19. Previously, on May 31, 2020,  District Judge R...
The Ahmedabad Medical Association filed the petition; they expressed distress over the use of words 'exorbitant fees'.

Strict Action Against Private Hospitals Profiteering Out of COVID-19 Crisis

The Gujarat High Court directed the State Government to keep a close watch over the designated private hospitals. This is to ensure that these...
Gujarat High Court, while taking suo moto cognizance, has impleaded the Indian Council of Medical Research.

ICMR to explain the Rationale behind COVID-19 testing Policy: Gujarat High Court

The Gujarat High Court while taking suo moto cognizance has impleaded the Indian Council of Medical Research. The ICMR has to explain the rationale...
The guidelines will come into effect from June 1 and will be effective till June 30.

COVID-19: Lockdown 5.0, Centre Issues New Guidelines

There is an extension to the nationwide lockdown till June 30. The Centre issued new guidelines for re-opening of all activities in phases outside...
In several inclusive orders, the division bench called out the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital, claiming it to be a “dungeon”.

Gujarat HC Bench Ambiguously Changed Days After Criticizing State Government’s COVID-19 Plans

Just 7 days after a special bench passed a caustic order addressing the COVID-19 situation in Gujarat; the High Court bench has abruptly changed...
The High Court directed the government to assess the adequacy of the helpline capacity and report whether it is sufficient to deal with the present traffic.

Delhi High Court Passes Directions to Centre on Failure of COVID-19 Helpline

Delhi High Court took suo moto cognisance of the grievance of the citizen whose mother is COVID-19 positive. In effect, the court issued directions to both...
Dushyant Dave made the statements, in the lecture, ‘Role of Judiciary in a pandemic’; the All India Lawyers Union organized on May 23, 2020.

Dushyant Dave: “Supreme Court has Failed the Citizens of India in the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Dushyant Dave opined that the Judges chose to sit silently in their ivory towers; when great misery befell on the citizens of India; after...
The infected officer attended the office on May 19, 2020 before being tested positive for COVID-19.

NGT Shut for Public Access After Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

The National Green Tribunal (NGT)  issued a notice on May 23, 2020. The notice informs about one of the officers, who tested positive for...
the Patna High Court urged the State Government; to reconsider its policy of not engaging with members of civil society in handling the COVID-19 crisis.

Patna High Court: State Should Reconsider Policy Disengaging NGOs For COVID-19 Relief

In a notable development, the Patna High Court urged the State Government; to reconsider its policy of not engaging with members of civil society...
As per the notification released by the CLAT Consortium, the last date of application stands extended to July 1, 2020.

COVID-19 Lockdown: CLAT 2020 Postponed, Application Date Extended

The Executive Committee of the Consortium of National Law Universities met on 18th May, 2020 to review the impact of COVID-19 Lockdown on the...
For the second conservative month, India's exports declined by a record 60.28 per cent in April to USD 10.36 billion;

FIEO: Second Highest Fall in Monthly Exports Due To COVID-19

For the second conservative month, India's exports declined by a record 60.28 per cent in April to USD 10.36 billion; according to the Federation...
Mette Frederiksen, currently serving Prime Minister of Denmark.

Prime Minister Modi Talks with Denmark’s Prime Minister on Tackling COVID-19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a telephone conversation with Mette Frederiksen, Prime Minister of Denmark. Explicitly, the leaders discussed the steps taken in both...
the Supreme Court notified relaxation in the dress code; for lawyers appearing before the court via video conferencing.

CJI Notifies Relaxation in the Dress Code for the Legal Fraternity Amid COVID-19

In the wake of coronavirus pandemic, the Supreme Court notified relaxation in the dress code; for lawyers appearing before the court via video conferencing....
standard operating procedure

NHRC Questions the Standard Operating Procedure Adopted by COVID-19 Hospitals

The National Human Rights Commission took suo moto cognizance of a complaint accompanied by media reports. The reports highlighted the negligence in the treatment...
eNAM portal as visualized by Prime Minister Modi is an ambitious use of technology for the benefit of farmers.

“One Nation One Market”: Amid COVID-19, 177 New Mandis Added to eNAM

Earlier today, the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Narendra Tomar launched the integration of 177 new mandis; with the National Agriculture...
Indian Naval Ship Kesari was sent to Maldives, Mauritius, Madagascar, Comoros and Seychelles, carrying on board two Medical Assistance Teams, consignments of Covid related essential medicines and essential food items.

Mission SAGAR: India to Aid Islands of the Indian Ocean Amid COVID-19

Government of India launched Mission Sagar on May 10, 2020, as part of the government’s outreach initiative; towards five Island nations in the Indian...