Headlines: 67th National Film Awards- Kangana Ranaut Wins 2 National Awards
67th National Film Awards 2021: Kangana Ranaut Wins 2 National Awards For Her Films
On Monday, the Indian government conferred the National Film Awards 2021 at the national capital. The ceremony is conducted by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, honoring the best talents from the various film industries of the country, including Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telegu and Marathi, among others. While Sushant Singh Rajput starrer Chhichhore bagged the award for the Best Hindi Feature Film, Kangana Ranaut won 2 Best Film Actress honour for her films, including Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi and Panga. Meanwhile, actor Manoj Bajpayee bagged the Best Film Actor award for his impeccable performance in the film Bhonsle. After winning 2 more national awards, female actor, Kangana Ranaut now has 4 National Awards to her credit, including for Queen (2013) and Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015)
Mumbai Drug Bust Case: Gauri Khan To Visit Son Aryan Khan In Jail
As per the latest updates about the Aryan Khan case, Gauri Khan will be reaching to meet her son Aryan Khan who is lodged at the Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai. Meanwhile, the Narcotics Control Bureau will be summoning female actor Ananya Panday for the 3rd time in the Aryan Khan case. Recently, the anti-drug agency raided both Aryan Khan and Ananya Panday’s residence in Mumbai and reportedly sieged Ananya’s laptop, phones and other electronic devices. Ananya was also questioned on Thursday and Friday for hours and told NCB officials that she was never indulged in any narcotics and said that the chats with Aryan about drugs were on a light note. As reported by the NCB, WhatsApp chats found in Aryan’s phone were submitted to the court in which Ananya allegedly spoke to Aryan about buying him drugs. SRK’s son Aryan Khan was arrested during a raid conducted by NCB officials on a rave party at a cruise ship on 2nd October. The court will hear the Aryan Khan matter on 26th October.
China Passes New Border Law Amid Tensions With India
Recently, China passed a new border law to protect the land border areas that can escalate a major border dispute between China and India. Though the new border law will not change the way border security is handled, it reflects China’s confidence to manage its frontiers. The report said: “The state shall take measures to safeguard territorial integrity and land boundaries and guard against and combat any act that undermines them. Chinese military and military police – the People’s Liberation Army and the People’s Armed Police Force are responsible for guarding the border against any invasion, encroachment, infiltration, provocation,” The new law also allows China to conduct drills and carry out border duties to prevent and stop combat invasion, and other acts. One of the aspects of the new Chinese border law states that the state would support the construction of border towns and improve their functioning. In recent years, China has been quite aggressive regarding their borders and have been strengthening border infrastructure, including the establishment of air, road and rail networks. China passed the new border law amid the stand-off between the Indian and the Chinese side in Eastern Ladakh.
Covid-Bulletin: India Registers 14,306 New Covid-19 Cases; Recovery Rate At 98.18%
According to the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry, India has registered 14,306 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The country’s active caseload currently stands at 1,67,695, which is the lowest in 239 days. Meanwhile, daily recoveries continue to outnumber daily covid-19 cases, with recording 18,762 recoveries in the previous 24 hours. The total recoveries in India stand at 3,35,67,367. The daily and weekly positivity rate stands at 1.43% and 1.24% respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, India has conducted 60.07 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, the country has administered 102.27 crore covid-19 vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) October 25, 2021
J&K Encounter: Heavy Firings And Explosions Continue At Poonch District
Heavy firings and explosions were reported at the encounter site in the Bhata-Durian area. The J&K encounter continued on Monday in the Nar Khas forest area of Jammu & Kashmir’s Poonch area. On Sunday, 1 terrorist wearing the outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) was shot by the Indian Army; however, 2 policemen and an army soldier sustained injuries after the terrorist opened fire. On 14th October, the Indian Army launched the counter-terrorism operation, and Indian Army special forces have also been deployed to target small groups of terrorists who are hiding in the thick forests. So far, 9 Army soldiers have lost their lives in one of the deadliest encounters in recent times.
Delhi: Hike In Fuel Prices Pushes Cost Of Fruits, Vegetables
Due to the rise in fuel prices, prices of fruits and vegetables in Delhi’s retail and wholesale market have gone up too. The hiked fuel prices have resulted in pushing up of transportation costs. One of the vendors said: “Vegetable prices have gone up due to an increase in transportation costs and toll charges. We are paying between Rs 200-400 per 5 kg. Rates of leafy vegetables, tomatoes, onions, potatoes have gone up,” On Sunday, the prices of petrol and diesel witnessed a hike for 5 consecutive days. Though the union government is in talks with several oil-exporting countries to maintain the supply and demand of oils, there is no immediate relief from the rising prices.
WHO Director-General: “With 50,000 Deaths A Week, The Pandemic Is Far From Over”
On Sunday, while addressing the World Health Summit in Berlin, the World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said: “The pandemic will end when the world chooses to end it. It is in our hands. We have all the tools we need: effective public health tools and effective medical tools. But the world has not used those tools well. With almost 50,000 deaths a week, the pandemic is far from over,” The WHO chief called on G20 nations who have already vaccinated 40% of their population to engage in the COVAX mechanism and African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT). Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has also called on G20 countries to help in collecting USD 8 billion to ensure fair distribution of covid-19 vaccines across the world.
This Is What Virat Kohli Has To Say About Dropping Rohit Sharma From The T20 World Cup
After Pakistan defeated India in the opening match of the ICC T20 World Cup match, Virat Kohli was definitely hoping for some tough questions during the post-match conference. However, Kohli and many cricket fans were taken aback when a journalist asked Kohli if Ishan Kishan could replace Rohit Sharma in the next T20 match. While laughing at the journalist’s question, Virat Kohli said: “It’s a very brave question. What do you think, sir. Will you drop Rohit Sharma from T20 internationals? You’ll drop Rohit Sharma? Do you know what he did in the last game that we played? Yeah? Unbelievable. If you want controversy, please tell me before so I can answer accordingly,” The video went viral on social media with people praising Virat Kohli’s response to the question.