Best of BS Opinion: Increase vaccine supply, focus on pollution & more

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Here's a selection of Business Standard opinion pieces for the day

 
The government has announced some new regulations for India’s vaccination programme amid a surge in new cases. In this context, our lead editorial notes that the decision to lower the age bar is welcome, but there are questions that must be asked about whether opening up the programme can be managed given the supply of vaccines.

 
Our second editorial talks about the unceremonious burial of the Commission for Air Quality Management for the National Capital Region of Delhi by allowing the ordinance to lapse.

 
The search for an able and willing independent director should not necessarily lead to databases that have sprung up, and where quality control, in the form of theoretical tests, have certified aspirants as fit and proper, writes M Damodaran

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“Any laxity at this point in ensuring strict adherence to various SOPs issued by the Ministry of Health to contain the spread of Covid-19 may result in losing the impetus and benefits that our country has gained so far in managing the virus."

Union government to states



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