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Kimchi, kombucha demand on rise amid buyer's lockdown craze for fermented food(Twitter/SeanWal49402031/thefoodbabe)

Kimchi, kombucha demand on rise amid buyer's lockdown craze for fermented food

Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:54 PM IST
A sudden spike in demand for fermented health products like kombucha and kimchi has appeared as the behavioural side effects of the pandemic and the lockdowns it spawned
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If you want to attain higher levels of happiness during the period of Covid-19 restrictions, spending time outdoors and switching off our devices is the key, suggest the findings of a new study.(ANI)
If you want to attain higher levels of happiness during the period of Covid-19 restrictions, spending time outdoors and switching off our devices is the key, suggest the findings of a new study.(ANI)

Head outdoors to keep lockdown blues at bay, suggests study

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 11:22 AM IST
If you want to attain higher levels of happiness during the period of Covid-19 restrictions, spending time outdoors and switching off our devices is the key, suggest the findings of a new study.
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Indian players walk from the field at the end of play(AP)
Indian players walk from the field at the end of play(AP)

Doubts over India vs Australia 4th Test in Brisbane grow after Queensland impose hard lockdown

By hindustantimes.com | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 06:21 AM IST
Both the Indian and Australian squads are slated to travel to Brisbane on Tuesday, a day after the stay-at-home restrictions are currently scheduled to end but the local government indicated they won’t shy away from extending the lockdown if the to stop the spread of the virus.
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A man runs across the Millennium Bridge in Newcastle on Wednesday as England began a new lockdown to tackle the spread of Covid-19.(Bloomberg)
A man runs across the Millennium Bridge in Newcastle on Wednesday as England began a new lockdown to tackle the spread of Covid-19.(Bloomberg)

UK Covid deaths, cases hit records as England starts third lockdown

By Prasun Sonwalkar , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 11:20 PM IST
Official figures showed 1,041 people died in the last 24 hours and 62,322 new cases were recorded, with 30,451 patients in hospital, 2,645 of them on ventilators.
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With much of the service industry being forced to close demand also shrank a lot more than thought.(AP file photo)
With much of the service industry being forced to close demand also shrank a lot more than thought.(AP file photo)

Euro zone contraction deeper than thought in December as lockdowns bite

By Reuters | Posted by Deepali Sharma | London
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 02:52 PM IST
The bloc’s economy is expected to gain momentum this year on vaccine hopes, a Reuters poll found last month, and will return to pre-crisis levels within two years.
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Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel joins Markus Soeder (CSU), right, Prime Minister of Bavaria and CSU Chairman, and Michael Mueller (SPD), Governing Mayor of Berlin in a press conference following the consultations between the federal and state governments on further COVID measures, in Berlin, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. (Michael Kappeler/pool photo via AP)
Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel joins Markus Soeder (CSU), right, Prime Minister of Bavaria and CSU Chairman, and Michael Mueller (SPD), Governing Mayor of Berlin in a press conference following the consultations between the federal and state governments on further COVID measures, in Berlin, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. (Michael Kappeler/pool photo via AP)

Germany extends lockdown until January 31, toughens curbs

By Associated Press | Posted by Karan Manral | Berlin
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 08:59 AM IST
In a new move, authorities will allow people in areas with more than 200 new infections per 100,000 residents over seven days to travel only 15 kilometers (just over nine miles) from their hometown unless they have a good reason to go further.
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Commuters on the concourse at London Waterloo railway station in London, UK on Tuesday.(Bloomberg Photo)
Commuters on the concourse at London Waterloo railway station in London, UK on Tuesday.(Bloomberg Photo)

UK heads for deeper double dip recession with third lockdown

By Bloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 03:53 PM IST
While the damage from the latest lockdown is not predicted to be as severe as the record 18.8% contraction in the second quarter of last year, it continues a torrid period for the UK and may boost the long-term scarring effects of the virus.
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Rishi Sunak, UK chancellor of the exchequer to announce special package to help businesses.(Bloomberg)
Rishi Sunak, UK chancellor of the exchequer to announce special package to help businesses.(Bloomberg)

UK’s Sunak to announce more business aid amid latest lockdown

By Bloomberg | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 02:17 PM IST
Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered England into a fresh lockdown late Monday, amid dire warnings that the National Health Service is at risk of being overwhelmed by soaring coronavirus infection rates.
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives a thumbs up as he has his temperature checked during a visit to Chase Farm Hospital in north London, Britain on January 4, 2021.(Reuters File Photo)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives a thumbs up as he has his temperature checked during a visit to Chase Farm Hospital in north London, Britain on January 4, 2021.(Reuters File Photo)

Lockdown looms as Boris Johnson to address UK on Covid-19 crisis

By Bloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 10:07 PM IST
A faster-spreading mutation of the virus threatens to overwhelm hospitals and has thrown the premier’s plan to get English children back into classrooms into disarray.
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Representational Image(HT Archives)
Representational Image(HT Archives)

4 Premier League players violate lockdown with house party

By Associated Press | Associated Press
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 05:51 PM IST
Tottenham and West Ham condemned the inter-household mixing by their players, which was revealed by a photo posted on social media.
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Since lockdown restrictions were eased for so-called non-essential retailers at the start of the month, health protocols have meant reduced capacity in stores, and footfall has declined.(Unsplash)
Since lockdown restrictions were eased for so-called non-essential retailers at the start of the month, health protocols have meant reduced capacity in stores, and footfall has declined.(Unsplash)

French retailers seek aid as sales fail to recover from lockdown

By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | France
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 02:49 PM IST
French retailers called for government support after sales failed to rebound fully from a second lockdown, suggesting measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic are changing consumer patterns.
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Canada’s Ontario to go on province-wide shutdown Dec. 26(Associated Press)
Canada’s Ontario to go on province-wide shutdown Dec. 26(Associated Press)

Coronavirus: Canada’s Ontario faces second wave, to go on province-wide shutdown from December 26

By Associated Press | Posted by Nishtha Grover | Toronto
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 07:47 AM IST
On Monday, it was announced that Ontario will go on a province-wide shutdown from December 26 to January 23 in order to flatten the epidemic curve. However, health officials were angry at the delay and said that it was ridiculous to wait until the day after Christmas to shut down.
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Thailand was the first nation to report Covid-19 infections outside of China. It has been relatively successful in containing the virus -- the government has reported a total of 4,907 infections -- and was betting on a tourism industry revival to pull the economy out of recession.(REUTERS (Representative Image))
Thailand was the first nation to report Covid-19 infections outside of China. It has been relatively successful in containing the virus -- the government has reported a total of 4,907 infections -- and was betting on a tourism industry revival to pull the economy out of recession.(REUTERS (Representative Image))

Thailand considers more lockdowns as seafood workers hit by virus

By Bloomberg | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2020 02:03 PM IST
While a lockdown hasn’t been imposed in Bangkok, the capital’s chief administrator said residents with businesses in the neighboring province should work from home and ordered more stringent screening of migrant workers.
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Saturday that millions must cancel Christmas plans and stay at home from Sunday morning because the new strain was spreading far more quickly.(Bloomberg (Representative Image))
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Saturday that millions must cancel Christmas plans and stay at home from Sunday morning because the new strain was spreading far more quickly.(Bloomberg (Representative Image))

New coronavirus strain ‘out of control’ as England faces lengthy lockdown

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | London, England
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 01:51 PM IST
Health Secretary Matt Hancock warned that the strict measures that affect almost a third of England’s population could stay in place until the virus vaccine is fully rolled out.
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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said he is not in favour of imposing night curfews or lockdowns.(PTI)
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said he is not in favour of imposing night curfews or lockdowns.(PTI)

Wearing masks mandatory for next six months, says Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 02:57 PM IST
The CM said he is not in favour of imposing fresh lockdowns or night curfews as the Covid-19 situation in the state is under control.
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A pedestrian walks past Red Telephone boxes in London on December 19, 2020.(AFP)
A pedestrian walks past Red Telephone boxes in London on December 19, 2020.(AFP)

Alarm over new Covid-19 variant puts London in lockdown

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 05:42 AM IST
UK PM Boris Johnson announced the creation of a new tier – Tier 4 – in the Covid-19 alert system, under which towns and areas in England are placed. London has been in the top Tier 3 with the toughest restrictions, but has gone further in the lockdown-like Tier 4
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Authorities in Australia’s most populous state are considering imposing restrictions across Sydney to control the growing coronavirus outbreak.(Unsplash)
Authorities in Australia’s most populous state are considering imposing restrictions across Sydney to control the growing coronavirus outbreak.(Unsplash)

Sydney’s Covid hotspot spurs lockdown of northern beaches

By Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2020 05:19 PM IST
Authorities in Australia’s most populous state are considering imposing restrictions across Sydney to control a growing coronavirus outbreak that’s disrupting interstate travel and threatening to foil the nation’s premier yacht race.
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The Italian Premier has announced that there will be a partial lockdown in the nation for most of the Christmas holiday season, citing concerns that gatherings of families and friends could re-ignite the virus’s spread.(Unsplash)
The Italian Premier has announced that there will be a partial lockdown in the nation for most of the Christmas holiday season, citing concerns that gatherings of families and friends could re-ignite the virus’s spread.(Unsplash)

Italy imposes partial lockdown for Christmas holiday

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kale | MIlan
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 03:48 PM IST
The Italian Premier has announced that there will be a partial lockdown in the nation for most of the Christmas holiday season, citing concerns that gatherings of families and friends could re-ignite the virus’s spread.
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson tries his hand at cable splicing during a visit to the Openreach Learning and Development Training Centre in Bolton, Greater Manchester, northwest England, on December 18, 2020.(AFP)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson tries his hand at cable splicing during a visit to the Openreach Learning and Development Training Centre in Bolton, Greater Manchester, northwest England, on December 18, 2020.(AFP)

Another lockdown in England possible after Christmas, warns PM Boris Johnson

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 08:11 PM IST
Relaxation in Covid-19 curbs across the UK from December 23 to 27 is expected to lead to spikes in cases and deaths, with the British PM, ministers and health officials repeatedly urging Britons to act responsibly during the celebrations
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To better understand how slum residents were affected by the lockdown and pandemic, we conducted a phone survey with 321 slum leaders across 79 slums in Jaipur and Bhopal, at the height of the lockdown in April and May 2020(Adam Auerbach)
To better understand how slum residents were affected by the lockdown and pandemic, we conducted a phone survey with 321 slum leaders across 79 slums in Jaipur and Bhopal, at the height of the lockdown in April and May 2020(Adam Auerbach)

How did slums survive during the lockdown?

By Adam Auerbach and Tariq Thachil
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 08:01 PM IST
The pandemic has shown that slums need sustained engagement between crises
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Here’s the mouthwatering spinach soup recipe that Popeye would totally recommend(Instagram/whiskaway2020)
Here’s the mouthwatering spinach soup recipe that Popeye would totally recommend(Instagram/whiskaway2020)

Here’s the mouthwatering spinach soup recipe that Popeye would totally recommend, check benefits inside

By Zarafshan Shiraz | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 11:06 AM IST
It is officially the season of soups and what better than binging on one that is loaded with tons of nutrients in a low-calorie package and boosts skin, hair and bone health? Check out the recipe of spinach or palak soup inside along with its added benefits
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Here’s how every week of lockdown increases binge drinking(Twitter/BottinoAltamiro)
Here’s how every week of lockdown increases binge drinking(Twitter/BottinoAltamiro)

People in isolation at risk of hazardous drinking with every week of Covid-19 lockdown

By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Washington [US]
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 10:26 AM IST
Researchers are now calling for new intervention and prevention strategies as people in isolation are binge drinking with every week of Covid-19 lockdown and are at a risk of hazardous alcohol intake, especially those with depression, which could lead to long-lasting health consequences.
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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a paradigm shift in the way teaching is taking place in educational institutions these days.(HT file)
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a paradigm shift in the way teaching is taking place in educational institutions these days.(HT file)

How can schools keep students engaged and happy during lockdown

By Nilesh Mathur | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2020 09:34 PM IST
In an email interaction with Hindustan Times online, Radhika Sinha, Principal, Aditya Birla World Academy talks about the challenges faced by students and schools with teaching going completely online and how to deal with them.
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France says will delay easing of lockdown if necessary(Reuters)
France says will delay easing of lockdown if necessary(Reuters)

Covid-19: France may continue with lockdown restrictions for longer period

By Reuters | Posted by Nishtha Grover | Paris
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 03:33 PM IST
In order to curb the third wave of novel coronavirus infections, France might continue with the lockdown restrictions for longer than anticipated said the government spokesman Gabriel Attal.
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Prime Minister Narendra Mod had urged countrymen to light diyas for nine minutes at 9pm on April 5 and posted his photos which became the most retweeted tweet by a politician in India. (Photo: @narendramodi)
Prime Minister Narendra Mod had urged countrymen to light diyas for nine minutes at 9pm on April 5 and posted his photos which became the most retweeted tweet by a politician in India. (Photo: @narendramodi)

PM Modi’s 9pm-9minute tweet India’s most retweeted post by any political leader in 2020

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 08:14 PM IST
2020 was a unique year for everyone, which means conversation on Twitter was unique too, the micro-blogging site wrote.
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Mandira Bedi flaunts killer abs during kettlebell workout at home | Watch(Instagram/mandirabedi)
Mandira Bedi flaunts killer abs during kettlebell workout at home | Watch(Instagram/mandirabedi)

Mandira Bedi inspires fans towards a fit lifestyle, flaunts killer abs during kettlebell workout at home | Watch

By Zarafshan Shiraz | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 10:29 AM IST
Watch: From squats to Russian kettlebell swing, Saaho actor Mandira Bedi shares a glimpse of her intense yet simple workout session which fitness enthusiasts can easily add to their morning routine as they work from home amid Covid-19 quarantine
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Ms. Meera D Rajda, Director receiving the accolade from The Economic Times on behalf of the Dinesh Shahra Foundation.
Ms. Meera D Rajda, Director receiving the accolade from The Economic Times on behalf of the Dinesh Shahra Foundation.

Dinesh Shahra Foundation conducted a host of activities for people affected by floods & lockdown in Maharashtra

UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 05:50 PM IST
The Foundation was also bestowed with an Award for Excellence in Philanthropic Contributions by the Times of India Group.
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A new study shows that every week lockdown causes increase in binge drinking among adults(Unsplash)
A new study shows that every week lockdown causes increase in binge drinking among adults(Unsplash)

A study shows an increase in binge drinking every week during lockdown

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale | Asian News International
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 04:52 PM IST
A new study shows that every week lockdown causes increase in binge drinking among adults
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California faces strict new coronavirus lockdowns; some sheriffs push back(Twitter/ALaurelNews)
California faces strict new coronavirus lockdowns; some sheriffs push back(Twitter/ALaurelNews)

Covid-19: California prepares for ‘harshest lockdown’ in United States amid Covid-19 spike

By Reuters | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Los Angeles
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 12:56 PM IST
The Covid-19 restrictions in California on bars, hair and nail salons, tattoo shops, even on outdoor restaurant dining have been ordered by Governor Gavin Newsom and will take effect on a region-by-region basis as hospital intensive care unit beds are filled almost to capacity
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Photo exhibition gives a peek into Delhi under lockdown(Instagram/parulscape)
Photo exhibition gives a peek into Delhi under lockdown(Instagram/parulscape)

India-Italy photo exhibition titled ‘Present Absent’ captures Delhi’s stillness in Covid-19 lockdown

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 12:34 PM IST
Photographer Parul Sharma showcases ‘a Delhi not many have ever seen’ during the Covid-19 lockdown, in the ‘Present Absent’ photo exhibition at the Italian Embassy Cultural Centre
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