Headlines: Ashraf Ghani Makes An Address From Exile In UAE
Ashraf Ghani Makes An Address From Exile In UAE
After US-backed Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani flee the country, the Taliban seized the capital and are set to form a new Islamic government. While everyone was anticipating that Ghani went to Tajikistan or Uzbekistan, it turns out he has flown to the United Arab Emirates after he released a video. In the video, Ghani said: “I had to move out of Afghanistan to prevent Kabul from bloodshed and destruction. They were going room-to-room to find me. Their decision was this: whatever happened 25 years ago was going to be repeated. The president of Afghanistan once again was going to be hanged in front of the people’s eyes, and such a shameful history would have once again been repeated,” In 1996, the Taliban fighters hanged the body of the then president of Afghanistan, Mohammad Najibullah from a traffic light. However, the people of Afghan and other Afghan politicians are not happy with Ghani’s decision and, in fact, went on to say that Ghani has betrayed his own motherland and tribe.
Covid Bulletin: India Records 36,401 Covid-19 Cases; Recovery Rate At 97.53%
According to the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry, India has recorded 36,401 covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The country’s caseload currently stands at 3,64,129, which is the lowest in 149 days. The weekly positivity rate and daily positivity rate currently stands at 1.95% and 1.94%, respectively. Meanwhile, the daily recoveries have surpassed the active covid-19 infections, with 39,157 more patients recovering in the previous 24 hours. The total recoveries stand at 3,15,25,080. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, India has conducted 50.03 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, the country has administered 56.64 crore covid-19 vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) August 19, 2021
India Hits The Milestone Of 50 Crore Covid-19 Testing Informs ICMR
On Thursday, The Indian Council of Medical Research informed that India has hit the milestone of conducting 50 crore covid-19 testing across the country. In a press release, the ICMR stated: “With average daily testing of more than 17 lakhs in the month of August, India has tested 50 crore samples across the country till date. India has achieved the milestone of the last 10 crore tests in only 55 days. On 21st July 2021, India had tested 45 crore covid-19 samples, which reached the 50 crore mark on 18th August 2021,” “ICMR has been enhancing covid-19 testing capability across the country by expanding and diversifying testing capacity by leveraging technology and facilitating innovation in affordable diagnostic kits. The testing strategy has been carefully calibrated to increase access and availability of testing,” added the ICMR.
India has completed 50 Crores SARS-CoV-2 tests across the country! This has been made possible with concerted efforts of ICMR staff, all partner laboratories, Central and State Govt! @mansukhmandviya @DrBharatippawar @mygovindia @MOHFW_INDIA @DeptHealthRes @PIB_India pic.twitter.com/YqDUACFYa7
— ICMR (@ICMRDELHI) August 19, 2021
ICMR Study In Chennai Shows That Delta Variant Can Infect Both Vaccinated And Unvaccinated People
An Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) study in Chennai revealed that the delta variant of the novel coronavirus has the potential to infect both vaccinated and unvaccinated people, thereby reducing the effect of the vaccine. On 17th August, a study was published in the Journal of Infection and approved by the Institutional Ethics Committee of ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai, which indicated that the Delta variant or B.1.617.2 did not show different effects on vaccinated and unvaccinated people. The report read: “B.1.617.2 has the potential to infect both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. However, the progression of illness seems to be prevented by vaccination. Therefore, non-pharmaceutical interventions must continue to slow down the transmission. Additionally, the pace and scale of vaccination have to be increased to mitigate the further waves of the pandemic,”
Delhi Court Gives Clean Chit To Congress MP Shashi Tharoor In Case Of Wife Sunanda Pushkar’s Death
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has been given a clean chit in connection to the case of the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar by a Delhi Court on Wednesday. While hearing conduct through video-conferencing, special judge Geetanjali Goel discharged Dr Tharoor of all charges. Dr Shashi Tharoor was accused of subjecting his wife to cruelty and abetting her to commit suicide by the Delhi Police. Tharoor was booked under IPC Section 498-A and 306. However, since no evidence was found against Shashi Tharoor, the Delhi Court cleared him of all charges in connection to the case. After the verdict, Tharoor said he was grateful, and it has been seven and a half years of absolute torture.
Amid Afghanistan-Taliban Crisis, Prices Of Dry Fruits In Delhi Goes Up
After the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan and the country went through absolute chaos, prices of dry fruits surged in Delhi due to the imports that have been disrupted from the neighboring country. A trader in Delhi said: “Almonds from Afghanistan have become expensive. Their prices have increased from Rs 500 to Rs 1000 per kg. Pista and fig prices have also increased. Incoming supplies have stopped,” On Sunday, the Taliban took over Afghanistan and key border crossings as well.
Vaani Kapoor Speaks Up About Financial Crisis And Her Struggles
Bollywood celebrity Vaani Kapoor who will be seen in the upcoming film Bell Bottom spoke about her real-life struggles and financial crisis. Speaking to the Times Now, Vaani said: “I have been supporting myself, I haven’t taken a penny from my parents from the age of 18-19, and I have been supporting myself, I was modelling, making my own money. This was also very new territory for me, I was very clueless, I was very underconfident, I didn’t know what I am doing, I didn’t know how to go about it. But there is a certain vision one has for themselves, I had that vision and I stuck by my beliefs.” “There has been a financial crunch and all, I am not very privileged where I come from an extremely affluent family. My family has gone through ups and downs as well, and I am proud that I have been able to make things work for myself, single-handedly,” added the actor.
Are Vicky Kaushal And Katrina Kaif Engaged? Details Inside!
The rumours of Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif getting secretly engaged took the internet by storm. All the fans went gaga over the news, but Katrina Kaif’s team have clarified the news and said that there is no truth to the rumours. In fact, when a source asked the question to Kaushal’s father., he said that the reports are not true. Earlier, actor Harshvardhan Kapoor had spilled the beans that the two are dating. Kapoor said: “Vicky and Katrina are together, that’s true. Am I going to get in trouble for saying this? I don’t know. I think they’re quite open about it,”
Mumbai Diaries 26/11 Poster Out: Edge Of The Seat Drama Of An Unforgettable Night
The makers of Mumbai Diaries 26/11 have released the poster of the series. The series features Konkana Sen Sharma, Mohit Raina, which is set against the backdrop of the Mumbai 26/11 terror attacks. Directed by Nikhil Advani and produced by Monisha Advani and Madhu Bhojwani, the series revolves around the frontline workers, including doctors, nurses, hospital staff and paramedics who worked tirelessly to save the lives of those who got injured during the terror attacks. The series will release on 9th September exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
Former England Captain Kevin Pietersen Praises Indian Captain Virat Kohli
After India registered a win against England in the second test match series, former England captain Kevin Pietersen opened up about and Indian captain Virat Kohli. While praising him, Kevin said: “Knowing Virat Kohli the way that I do, I know the huge impetus he puts on following in the footsteps of his heroes. His heroes are Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and other legends of Test match cricket. You can see by his enthusiasm, intensity, and the way he rallies his troops. Test cricket still means everything to him,” “He values his team producing in all conditions, and so to have watched his team win in Australia and then have gone one up in England with a victory at Lord’s will satisfy him hugely,” added Kevin.
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 18, 2021