Headlines: Harnaaz Sandhu From India Crowned Miss Universe 2021
Harnaaz Sandhu From India Crowned Miss Universe 2021
The moment has finally arrived when India got the Miss Universe crown after a long wait of 21 years. India’s Harnaaz Sandhu was crowned as the Miss Universe 2021 in Eilat, Israel. Miss Sandhu beat Paraguay’s Nadia Ferreira and South Africa’s Lalela Mswane to bag the 70th Miss Universe title. When the 21-year-old Chandigarh based model was asked, “What advice would you give to young women watching on how to deal with the pressures they face today?” Miss Sandhu replied: “Well, I think the biggest pressure the youth of today is facing is to believe in themselves. To know that you are unique and that’s what makes you beautiful, stop comparing yourselves with others, and let’s talk about more important things that’s happening worldwide. I think this is what you need to understand. Come out, speak for yourself, because you are the leader of your life. You are the voice of your own [life]. I believe in myself, and that’s why I’m standing here today. Thank you,” Before Harnaaz Sandhu, the Miss Universe title has only been won by 2 Indians, one by Sushmita Sen in 1994 and the other by Lara Dutta in 2000.
FINAL STATEMENT: India. #MISSUNIVERSE
— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) December 13, 2021
— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) December 13, 2021
Covid-Bulletin: India Records 7,350 New Covid-19 Cases; Recovery Rate At 98.37%
According to the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry, India has registered 7,350 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country currently stands at 91,456, which is the lowest in 561 days. Meanwhile, daily recoveries continue to outnumber active covid-19 cases, with recording 7,973 recoveries in the previous 24 hours. The total recoveries in India have reached 3,41,30, 768. The daily and weekly positivity rate currently stands at 0.86% and 0.69%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 65.66 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 133.17 crore covid-19 vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) December 13, 2021
PM Modi Lands In Varanasi To Inaugurate The Kashi Vishwanath Corridor
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has landed in Varanasi to inaugurate the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor. He was welcomed by Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath. The two-day Varanasi conclave will be attended by 12 Chief Ministers of BJP -ruled states and 9 Deputy Chief Ministers. PM Narendra Modi has reached the Kaal Bhairav temple to offer prayers ahead of the inauguration ceremony. As per LIVE updates, PM Modi’s next stop is the Kashi Vishwanath temple, where he will offer prayers and inaugurate the first phase of the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor. The corridor is being made at the cost of Rs 339 crore and will connect the Kashi Vishwanath Temple to the banks of the Ganga river. PM Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone of the project on 8th March 2019, and the project is being branded as Divya Kashi, Bhavya Kashi.
PM @narendramodi prayed at the Kaal Bhairav Temple in Kashi.
He will now join the programme to mark the inauguration of the Shri Kashi Vishwanath Dham. pic.twitter.com/I5LEFlUVmM
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) December 13, 2021
#WATCH | PM Narendra Modi offers prayers, takes a holy dip in Ganga river in Varanasi
The PM is scheduled to visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple and inaugurate the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor project later today
(Video: DD) pic.twitter.com/esu5Y6EFEg
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 13, 2021
Plans To Reform Urban Co-Operative Banks, Suggests PM, RBI Governor
On Sunday, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das hinted that the Reserve Bank of India is planning to bring some reforms in urban co-operative banks, which has majorly failed in recent times. The RBI Governor also warned people against depositing their money in banks that offer high returns. Mr Das said: “I would like to mention in all this is that the depositors themselves must also be very discerning. It is very important to keep in mind that higher returns are usually associated with higher risks. Just because a bank is offering higher interest, the depositors should be very careful in putting their money in chasing such high returns. I am not generalising. There are institutions that are offering higher interest rates which are viable, but depositors should always be very careful,” PM Modi and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also hinted at some reforms in the urban banking sectors.
Centre To Introduce The High Court And Supreme Court Judges (Salaries And Conditions Of Service) Amendment Bill 2021
The government is planning to introduce The High Court And Supreme Court Judges (Salaries And Conditions Of Service) Amendment Bill 2021 at the ongoing winter session of the Parliament. The bill will be introduced in Rajya Sabha for consideration which says that a person will be eligible for family pension or additional pension from the first day of the month after they have reached the minimum age under the concerned age bracket. The bill will clarify the date of eligibility of additional quantum of pension to a retired High Court or Supreme Court judge.
Katrina Kaif Shares ‘Walking Down The Aisle’ Pictures From Her Fairytale Wedding
All eyes are currently on Katrina Kaif, and Vicky Kaushal’s social media accounts as the newly wedding couple are sharing pictures from their fairytale wedding that took place on 9th December 2021 at the Six Senses Fort, Barwara, Rajasthan. Recently, Katrina Kaif took to her Instagram and shared the much-awaited pictures of her finally walking down the aisle with her sisters. She wrote: “Growing up, we sisters always protected each other. They are my pillars of strength, and we keep each other grounded… May it always stay that way.” While Katrina wore a red bridal lehenga by Sabyasachi, the Kaif sisters wore pink for their sister’s wedding.