OPINION, P2 MIND & GAMES The US is unlikely to build anything like the Space Launch System ever again. But it’s still good that NASA did Page 10 Coalitions are collaborations FE LINES From science to politics, 2021 will go down in history as one that ushered in significant milestones Page 6 NASA’S LAST ROCKET ACROSS THE AISLE , P CHIDAMBARAM A year of firsts SPOTLIGHT Follow us on Twitter & Facebook. App available on App Store & Play Store WWW.FINANCIALEXPRESS.COM VOL. XX NO. 20 KEEPING UP WITH THE ROYALS FINANCIAL EXPRESS ON SUNDAY NEW DELHI SUNDAY, MARCH 21, 2021, 16 Pages, `10 (Patna `10, Raipur `10) P U B L I S H E D F R O M : A H M E D A B A D , B E N G A L U R U , WHAT'S INSIDE C H A N D I G A R H , Mix & fix INDIA SAW 40,953 new coron- ■ WORDS WORTH, P4 Theory of anything & everything Perspectives from a tech angle—some novel, some oversimplified ODD & EVEN ROHNIT PHORE H Y D E R A B A D , K O C H I , K O L K A T A , L U C K N O W , M U M B A I , N E W D E L H I , P U N E Over 40,000 new cases, highest rise in 111 days PRESS TRUST OF INDIA New Delhi, March 20 Routine is good but it is important to keep switching one’s workout regimen as it’s the key to stimulating different muscle sets and preventing boredom READ TO LEAD COVID-19 ● More than one lakh cases in past three days alone ■ LEISURE, P7 C H E N N A I , Modern royals are finding unique ways to stay relevant Page 5 avirus infections being reported in a day, the highest single-dayrise recordedin 111 days, taking the nationwide Covid-19 tallyto 1,15,55,284, as per Union health ministry data updated on Saturday. Registering an increase for the 10th day in a row,the total active caseload has reached 2,88,394, which now comprises2.49% ofthe total infections, while the recovery rate has further dropped to 96.12%,the data stated. India registered over one lakhcasesin justthree days.On Friday, 39,726 new cases were registered while 35,871 fresh caseswereregisteredonThursday.The daily rise in infections (40,953) was the highest recorded in 111 days,while the deathtollincreasedto1,59,558 with188newfatalities,thedata updated at 8 am showed. NEW SURGE Nationwide Covid-19 tally reached 1,15,55,284 Death toll increased to with 188 new fatalities 1,59,558 Total active caseload has reached 2,88,394 Active cases comprise 2.49% of the total infections New fatalities include: 70 38 17 from Kerala PRESS TRUST OF INDIA New Delhi, March 20 Pakistan PM Imran Khan tests positive Imran Khan on Saturday tested positive for the Covid19 and is self-isolating at home,his top aide on health DrFaisalSultansaid,twodays On November 29, 41,810 new infections were recorded in a span of 24 hours.The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,11,07,332,whilethecasefatalityrate stood at 1.38%,the data THECOVID-19VACCINE should stated.India’sCovid-19tallyhad crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7,30 lakh onAugust 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakhonSeptember16. be able to give good protection from the infection for eight to 10 months, AIIMS director RandeepGuleriasaidonSaturday. He also said no major side effects of the vaccine has been recorded. “The Covid-19 vaccineshouldbeabletogivegood protection from the infection for eight to 10 months and maybe,evenmore,”Guleriasaid ataneventorganisedbytheIPS (Central)Association. Continued on Page 11 Continued on Page 11 after he got the first shot of vaccination,reportsPTI.Khan, 67,was vaccinated on Thursday as part of the nationwide vaccination which is underwayinitsfirstphase. ● Both sides to work for a free, open, inclusive Indo-Pacific PRESS TRUST OF INDIA New Delhi, March 20 INDIAANDTHE US on Saturday resolved to further expand their global defence and securitycooperation,includingmilitary-to-military engagement, informationsharingandlogistics support, as both sides vowed to work for a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific. After talks with visiting US defencesecretaryLloydAustin, defence minister Rajnath Singhsaidthetwosides agreed to pursue enhanced cooperation between Indian military and the US Indo-Pacific Command, Central Command and Africa Command. “I am happy to inform that I had a comprehensive and fruitful discussion with secretaryAustin and his delegation. We are keen to work together to realise the full potential of the India-US comprehensive global strategic partnership,” Singh said in his statement to the media. Continued on Page 11 QuickPicks Free speech in India suffered ‘grievous blow’, says Rajan R EMINENT ECONOMIST Raghuram Rajan has said free speech suffered a “grievous blow” in India with the resignations of Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Arvind Subramanian from the Ashoka University and that the varsity's founders have bartered away its soul, reports PTI. The university found itself at the centre of a controversy after Mehta and Subramanian resigned. PAGE 3 CAMERA CONCERN Tesla would be shut if cars spied in China: Musk makes your hair healthy and strong to look beautiful & conﬁdent... Elon Musk REUTERS Beijing, March 20 TESLA CHIEF EXECUTIVE Elon Musk said on Saturday his company would be shut down if its cars were used to spy, his first comments on news that China’s military has banned Teslas from its facilities. “There’s a very strong incentive for us to be very confidential with any information,” Musk told a prominent Chineseforum duringavirtual discussion.“If Tesla used cars tospyinChinaoranywhere,we will get shut down.” Sources told Reuters on Friday that the Chinese military has banned Tesla cars from entering its complexes, citing security concerns over cameras installed on the vehicles. Those restrictions surfaced as the top Chinese and US diplomats were holding a contentiousmeeting inAlaska,the first such in-person interaction since US President Joe Biden took office in January. Musk urged greater mutual trust between the world’s two biggest economies, in his remarks to the China Development Forum,a high-level businessgatheringhostedbyafoundationundertheStateCouncil. PTI India, US to grow strategic alliance Randeep Guleria, AIIMS director 96.12% Defence minister Rajnath Singh and US secretary of defence Lloyd James Austin in New Delhi on Saturday RAJNATH-AUSTIN MEET from Maharashtra from Punjab Recovery rate has dropped to PAKISTAN PRIME MINISTER ‘Vaccine able to protect for 8-10 months’ Distributor contact : Delhi - Raj Ayurmed Bhagirath Palace +91 92108 01700, 80764 36657 | ASM : +91 99688 86667 For more information, please contact : +91 97792 14455, +91 73199 35154 (Whatsapp) / email@example.com New Delhi
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