Over the past decade, India’s stance in the global economy has become irrefutable; making it a powerhouse that fuels and guides multiple sectors. Moreover, the Indian economy was just beginning to gain traction amongst other prominent world powers. Nonetheless, with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, India was faced with unforeseen challenges that the economy wasn’t equipped to battle. Read for more on how the COVID-19 pandemic proved to be an opportunistic time period that helped further develop and evolve the Indian economy.
COVID-19 has hit India hard. In fact, official deaths attributable to the infectious disease is 452,485 – a figure universally recognised as vastly underestimating total number of deaths. For more, read the full article to find out how the deadly second wave, lasting much of April and June 2021 was further complicated by the hard to untangle problems of misinformation and vaccine hesitancy.