Headlines: Covid-19 Containment Measures Extended Till 31st October
Covid-19 Containment Measures Extended Till 31st October
On Tuesday, the central government extended the nationwide covid-19 guidelines, including containment measures till 31st October 2021, given the localised spreads of the virus in a few states and covid-19 still being a public health challenge for the country. Union home secretary Ajay Bhalla also said that people should strictly adhere to covid-appropriate behaviour during the upcoming festival and cautioned that failing to do so can lead to a surge in daily covid-19 cases again. Bhalla added that though covid-19 cases are decreasing steadily on a daily basis, it is still a public health challenge in the country. The guidelines include focusing on districts with high positivity rates and taking proactive containment measures in all those districts to contain the spread of novel coronavirus. The home secretary also asked all states/UTs to closely monitor case positivity, availability of ICU beds in hospitals falling under their jurisdiction.
Covid-Bulletin: India Records 18,870 New Covid-19 Cases; Recovery Rate At 97.83%
According to the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry, India has registered 18,870 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country stands at 2,82,520, constituting 0.84% of total covid-19 cases reported in the country. Meanwhile, daily recoveries continue to outnumber new covid-19 cases, with recording 28,178 fresh recoveries in the previous 24 hours. The total recoveries in the nation currently stand at 3,29,86,180. The daily and weekly positivity rate stands at 1.25% and 1.82% respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, India has conducted 56.74 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 87.66 crore covid-19 tests so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.
Kanhaiya Kumar Quits CPI, Joins Congress In Presence Of Rahul Gandhi
Kanhaiya Kumar, who joined the Communist Party of India ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, has now quit the party to join Indian National Congress. Kanhaiya Kumar gained prominence as the president of the JNU students' union and contested the Lok Sabha polls from Begusarai in Bihar against BJP's Giriraj Singh. Speaking about joining the Congress party, Kanhaiya Kumar said: "I am joining the Congress because I strongly feel that if the country has to be saved, the Congress will have to survive. Congress party is like a large ship. If it survives, all other small parties will also survive," On Tuesday, Kanhaiya Kumar joined the party in the presence of party member Rahul Gandhi at the Congress's headquarters in Delhi. With the joining of Kanhaiya Kumar, the party will look to improve its performance in Bihar. Recently, Navjot Singh Sidhu resigned from the post of President of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee.
Yogi Adityanath Will Be The CM Face In 2022 UP Assembly Elections Says UP BJP President
On Tuesday, Uttar Pradesh BJP President Swatantra Dev Singh said that Yogi Adityanath will again be the Chief Minister face in the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. While doing a door-to-door contact programme, Swatantra Dev Singh said: "In the 2022 assembly election, Yogi (Adityanath) will be the CM face once again in UP. We want development. We want a crime and "gunda"-free state. UP is treading on the path of development with an aim to become an Uttam Pradesh," In fact, UP Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma also said: "This is a settled issue as the BJP's central leadership has already made it clear that the party will contest the UP assembly elections under Yogi Adityanath Ji to return to power,"
Cyclone Gulab Might Weaken Into A Low-pressure Area
On Tuesday, the head of Meteorological Centre of Hyderabad, Dr K Nagaratna, said that Cyclone Gulab might weaken into a depression over Telangana and adjoining areas of Maharashtra's Vidarbha and Marathwada. Speaking about the same, she said: "The depression lying over Telangana and adjoining areas of Marathwada, Vidarbha is likely to move in west-northwest wards direction. It is likely to weaken into a well-marked low-pressure area," "Under its influence, light to moderate rain is expected at a few places with heavy rain at isolated places within the next 24 hours," she added. On Monday, the Indian Meteorological Department said that Cyclone Gulab has weakened into a depression.
Bigg Boss 15: Raqesh Bapat To Join Shamita Shetty In The BB House?
After reports of Afsana Khan leaving Bigg Boss 15 amid health issues during quarantine, there are now reports of Raqesh Bapat replacing her in the BB house. While speaking to an entertainment portal, Raqesh said: "Yaar, I don't know. Right now I can't comment about it. I am still thinking if I should go or not," Interestingly, Shamita Shetty, who is rumoured to be dating Raqesh Bapat, will enter the Bigg Boss 15 house, and fans are eager to see the #ShaRa magic again.
Ghani Cool Chori Song From Rashmi Rocket Out: Taapsee Sets The Floor On Fire
The makers of Rashmi Rocket just dropped a quirky track Ghani Cool Chori from the sports-drama film. The dance number featuring Taapsee Pannu is setting the Navratri festival tone just right and receiving a lot of love from fans. Since the film is set in a traditional Gujarati town, the song captures the culture and essence of Navratri, the main festival of Gujrati people. The peppy track is composed by Amit Trivedi and filled with high power moves by Taapsee in a traditional ghagra-choli outfit paired with cool sneakers. Rashmi Rocket is directed by Akarsh Khurana and will release on ZEE5 on 15th October.
IPL 2021: Mumbai Indians Registers A Win Against Punjab Kings
In the recent IPL 2021 match, Mumbai Indians defeated Punjab Kings by 6 wickets. This was a much-needed win for Mumbai Indians, who received 3 back-to-back defeats. At the post-match presentation ceremony, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma said: "We do agree that we didn't play to our potential, but it's a long tournament, and we need to stick to our plans and reading the situations is very important, and we can take a lot of confidence from that. It is important not to lose the guard," On the other hand, Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul admitted that his team is not able to handle the pressure and said: "It is what it is, we haven't been able to handle the pressure. We'll learn more if we play more together as a team; we need to be positive. We have three games, so we need to take one game at a time,"