Best of BS Opinion: Co-Win glitches, Indian entrepreneurs and more
Saturday will see the most significant expansion of the vaccination program with people between the ages of 18 and 45 eligible for the vaccine. Yet, on Wednesday, when the Co-Win database opened for registrations, those who managed to register found that meeting slots were not being allocated.
This means that the uncertainty over how the third phase of the immunization program, involving the largest cohort of the population, will be conducted, is only intensifying. Questions about supply, pricing and allowances abound for state governments, hospitals and citizens, and need urgent resolution to flatten this second wave of Covid-19, according to the first edition. Read it here
In other views:
Global climate diplomacy appears to have entered a militant phase but, as Nitin Desai explains, focusing on net zero emissions by 2050 makes no sense if we don’t accelerate emissions reductions and increase targets for 2030 beyond what was promised in Paris. Read it here
In a country known to stifle private business, can the next decade be the best for new businesses? Neelkanth Mishra examines the issue in the final part of a series on the future of entrepreneurship. Read it here
The Indian Navy’s plan to help the government develop ocean-based business activities as a separate economic sector, often referred to as the ‘blue economy’, should be extended beyond the coastal and median areas, the second modification says. . Read it here