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Exit Polls 2022: AAP To Get Punjab, BJP To Retain Uttar Pradesh

Exit Polls 2022: AAP To Get Punjab, BJP To Retain Uttar Pradesh

After voting ended in 5 poll-bound states, most of the exit polls predicted that Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party is expected to sweep Punjab while the Bhartiya Janata Party will retain Uttar Pradesh yet again. However, one cannot wholly trust exit polls as they often get it wrong. 6 exit polls prediction says that the Bhartiya Janata Party and its allies are likely to win another term with a landslide majority with an aggregate of 241 out of 403 seats. Meanwhile, Akhilesh Yadav led Samajwadi Party will finish second with 142 seats. Around 10 exit polls predicted that Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP has a good chance of taking Punjab as the first major state. The exit polls indicated that AAP is likely to win 63 seats out of 117-seat in Punjab, with the majority mark at 59. If the Aam Aadmi Party manages to take Punjab, it will be historic for the party as it will take power in the first entire state. For Uttarakhand, around 11 exit polls have predicted that there might be a head-to-head to fight between BJP (35) and Congress (32). For Goa, the exit polls predicted a tough competition between the BJP and Congress. The exit polls have given 3 seats to Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress. The exit polls for Manipur predicted that the BJP will emerge as the largest party and is likely to win 30 seats in the 60-seat assembly. 

Covid-Bulletin: India Registers 3,993 New Covid-19 Cases; Recovery Rate At 98.68%

According to the latest data released by the union health ministry, India has registered 3,993 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country currently stands at 49,948. Meanwhile, daily recoveries continue to outnumber fresh covid-19 cases, with recording 8,055 recoveries in the previous 24 hours. The total recoveries have reached to 4,24,06,150. The daily and weekly positivity rates currently stand at 0.46% and 0.68%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 77.43 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 179.13 crore covid-19 vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

PM Modi Urges Direct Talks Between Vladimir Putin And Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently spoke to both Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. He urged both of them to have direct talks in order to stop the Russia-Ukraine war. He did so, hoping that the strong ties of New Delhi with both countries could help stop the war and push them towards peace. Since Russia invaded Ukraine last month, PM Modi has spoken to Putin thrice and Zelenskyy twice. A statement issued by the PMO said: “Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on the phone today with His Excellency Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation. The two leaders discussed the evolving situation in Ukraine. President Putin briefed Prime Minister Modi on the status of negotiations between the Ukrainian and Russian teams,” “Prime Minister Modi welcomed the ongoing negotiations between Russia and Ukraine and expressed hope that they would lead to cessation of the conflict. He suggested that a direct conversation between President Putin and President Zelenskyy may greatly assist the ongoing peace efforts.” added the statement. 

The surge in prices would be unpredictable. It would be $300 per barrel, Says Russian Deputy PM

On Monday, a senior minister said that western countries might have to face crude oil prices of over $300 per barrel if governments continue to cut energy supplies from Russia. Oil prices went to an all-time high since 2008 after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that Washington and its allies are considering banning Russian oil imports. In a statement, Russian Deputy PM Alexander Novak said: “It is absolutely clear that a rejection of Russian oil would lead to catastrophic consequences for the global market,” “The surge in prices would be unpredictable. It would be $300 per barrel if not more.” he added. 

Happy International Women’s Day 2022: Netflix Releases Posters Of Upcoming Women-Led Shows 

On the eve of International Women’s Day, Netflix, under their campaign ‘#HerKahaniHaiZaruri’, revealed the first look of female-centric shows, including Mai, Qala, Thar, She Season 2, Masaba Masaba 2 and Kathal. However, the streaming giant did not announce the release dates of the upcoming films and web series. We saw the first glimpse of Tripti Dimri, and Swastika Mukherjee from Anvita Dutt directed Qala. Next, we saw the glance of Fatima Sana Sheikh and Mukti Mohan from the revenge drama Thar. Netflix then revealed the first look of Sakshi Tanwar from her upcoming web series Mai. The streaming platform unveiled the powerful look of Masaba Gupta sitting on a throne from her forthcoming web series Masaba Masaba. 

Bollywood Actor Rajkummar Rao Pens Note For Mother On Her 6th Death Anniversary 

On Tuesday, Bollywood actor Rajkummar Rao penned down an emotional note as he remembered his mother on her 6th death anniversary. He posted a beautiful picture of him dressed as a groom and kissing his mother’s picture at his wedding. Along with the picture, he wrote a caption which wrote: “It’s been 6 years Maa, since you left us but I know you are always there with me. I’ll always keep you in my heart and I know you’re always there to guide me, protect me, love me and bless me. I’m a very proud son and I’ll always try and make you a proud Mother. You will always be my Hero. I love you Maa,”

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