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Headlines: Delta Variant Expected To Become A Dominant Lineage Says WHO

Delta Variant Expected To Become A Dominant Lineage Says WHO

According to the World Health Organization, The Delta variant of covid-19 will become a dominant lineage if the current trends continue as the highly transmissible variant has been reported in 85 countries and continues to be detected in other places. According to the covid-19 Weekly Epidemiological Update by the World Health Organization, Alpha variant has been detected in 170 countries, Gamma in 71 countries, Beta in 119 countries and Delta variant in 85 countries. The update also noted the effectiveness of Pfizer BioNTech-Comirnaty and AstraZeneca-Vaxzevria covid-19 vaccine against the Delta variant as proved by two studies, respectively.

Covid Bulletin: India Sees A Slight Jump In Active Covid-19 Cases

According to the data released by the Union Health Ministry, India recorded a slight rise in active covid-19 cases after it reported 54,069 more people testing positive for covid-19 in the last 24 hours. The cumulative caseload in the country stands at 3,00,82,778, with total fatalities at 3.91 lakh. However, India’s positivity rate continues to decline and currently stands at 2.91%. Daily recoveries have been outnumbering the daily active covid-19 cases for the 42nd consecutive day now.

Calcutta High Court To Hear Mamata Banerjee’s Plea Today

The Calcutta High Court will hear today the plea filed by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee challenging Nandigram election results. A bench of Justice Kausik Chanda will hear the matter at 11 am. Though TMC registered a landslide victory in West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee lost to BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari from the Nandigram constituency. After her defeat, Banerjee alleged that the Returning Officer of the Assembly seat had said that he was threatened to recount the votes. The TMC even wrote about this matter to the Chief Electoral Officer, West Bengal, to seek immediate recounting of votes and postal ballots in the Nandigram, constituency but the same was refused for unknown reasons.

Delhi And Parts Of Uttar Pradesh Likely To Receive Light To Moderate Intensity Rain Says IMD

As per the Indian Meteorological Department, Delhi and parts of Uttar Pradesh are likely to receive light to moderate intensity rain along with thunderstorm. IMD tweeted: “Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain would occur over isolated places of Northeast, East Delhi, Indirapuram, Pilkhua, Chapraula, Dadri, Khurja, Khair, Jattari and adjoining areas during next two hours,” In another tweet, IMD said that parts of Uttar Pradesh are likely to receive heavy intensity rainfall during the next two hours.

China Blames India For The LAC Standoff; Says It Is Aimed At Preventing Encroachment On Its Territory

On Wednesday, China blamed India for the LAC standoff and described its own military deployment as a regular defence arrangement. The Chinese Foreign Ministry has for a long time claimed that India has been increasing its military deployment along the India-China border and was the root cause for India-China border tensions. A Chinese official said: “China always stands for a peaceful settlement of the boundary issue through negotiations and against liking the boundary issue with bilateral relations,” India and China have so far conducted 11 rounds of corps commander-level talks for the LAC de-escalation, but China continues to drag its feet and blame India for the deadlock.

Delimitation Plan On the Cards Of PM Modi’s Meeting For J&K

The Delimitation Commission Secretariat, on Wednesday, held virtual talks with 20 deputy commissioners of the Union Territory, Jammu & Kashmir, regarding demographic, administrative and physical issues concerting the districts. The discussion was held ahead of Prime Minister Modi’s meeting with all the necessary political parties of J&K. Meanwhile, the Gupkar Alliance is committed to their goal of giving J&K its special constitutional status back, but only delimitation plan is on the agenda of the meeting, as per sources. The delimitation panel is likely to conduct another meeting before it gets down to draw the contours of the new J&K constituency map.

Kamaal R Khan Temporarily Restricted From Posting Anything Related To Salman Khan

Mumbai Court, on Wednesday, temporarily restrained actor Kamaal R Khan from posting any defamatory posts against actor Salman Khan. The interim order was passed by the Civil Court Judge CV Marathe in a defamation suit filed by Salman Khan against KRK. The temporary restraint will continue to operate till the complete disposal of the defamation suit. Speaking about the decision, the court said: “A good reputation is an element of personal security and is protected by the Constitution equally with the right to the enjoyment of life, liberty and property, “The matter has been adjourned till 2nd August 2021.

Hrithik Roshan Confirms Krrish 4 While Sharing The 1st Look Of The Film

The Krrish franchise, which started with the film Koi Mil Gaya finally has its 4th instalment in line as actor Hrithik Roshan took to Twitter to confirm the news “The past is done. Let’s see what the future brings. #15YearsOfKrrish #Krrish4,” According to reports, the story of Krrish 4 will revolve around the superhero time travelling to bring back his father Rohan Mehra and the alien from Koi Mil Gaya, Jadoo. The film might go on floors from 2021, as per sources. However, no official information about the cast in the film has been revealed yet.

Vidya Balan Starrer Sherni In Trouble; Hyderabad Shooter Mulls Legal Action Against The Film

The recently released Amazon Prime Film Sherni starring Vidya Balan, Vijay Raaz and directed by Amit V. Masurkar has landed itself in trouble as shooter Asghar Ali Khan is planning to mull legal action against the film for tweaking the facts relating to the killing of tigress Avni in the film. Asghar Ali is the son of well-known shooter Nawab Sahafath Ali Khan, who shot dead Avni in Yavatmal, Maharashtra, in 2018 said: “We had gone there at the invitation of the government and killed the man-eater tigress which had mauled to death 14 persons, but we were projected as if we were hunting for fun,” However, in reply to the notice sent by the Hyderabad based shooters, Abundantia Entertainment Pvt Ltd classified that Sherni is a work of fiction and does not depict Asghar Ali or his father, but Asghar was not satisfied with the reply and said: “If there is one similarity between what was shown in the movie and what happened in Avni case, it can be called coincidence, but there are so many similarities. There was a lady officer in the real operation; there is a lady officer (Vidya Balan) in the movie. There are other similarities like two cubs of the tigress and the use of urine of another tiger to attract the tigress, “The 63-year old professional hunter also said that the animal-human conflict would continue to grow unless the government takes adequate steps to maintain the land-to-animal ratio and provide food and water for animals in the forest so that they don’t venture into human habitations.

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New Zealand Takes Home The WTC Mace By Beating India

New Zealand got the greatest triumph in cricket history by taking the World Test Championship Mace home by beating India by eight wickets. New Zealand’s Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor took the team to victory by winning the inaugural World Test Championship title. Indian cricket team, however, suffered a significant blow as the loss was Virat Kohli’s third one as India captain in ICC knockouts as India had lost the 2019 World Cup semi-final and 2017 Champions Trophy final.

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