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Headlines: Heavy Rainfall In Delhi, Haryana; IMD Predicts More Rainfall

Heavy Rainfall In Delhi, Haryana; IMD Predicts More Rainfall

As the monsoon has arrived in India, several parts of Delhi, Haryana, witnessed heavy rainfall on Monday morning. Many parts of Gurugram, Noida and Delhi say waterlogging, after which traffic disruptions were reported. The Indian Meteorological Department informed about heavy rainfall and said: “19/07/2021: 10:50 IST; Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain would continue to occur over and adjoining areas of entire Delhi, NCR ( Bahadurgarh, Gurugram, Manesar, Loni Dehat, Hindon AF Station, Noida, Ghaziabad, Indirapuram, Faridabad, Ballabhgarh ) Kurukshetra,” However, the capital saw relief after the mercury has hit up to 42 degrees Celsius in the last few weeks. Private Forecaster Skymet Weather has also predicted heavy rainfall in Delhi for the following two to three days.

Covid Bulletin: India Records 38,000+ Active Covid-19 Infections, 499 Deaths

According to the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry, India has recorded 38,164 covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours, and 499 more people have succumbed to death. So far, India has logged 3.11 crore covid-19 cases and 4.14 lakh deaths since the pandemic hit the country. Meanwhile, daily recoveries have outnumbered active covid-19 cases by a small margin, as India recorded 38,660 recoveries in the last 24 hours. The total recoveries have reached 3,03,08,456, with the recovery rate standing at 97.32%. The weekly positivity rate continues to remain below 5%, currently standing at 2.08%, and the daily positivity rate stands at 2.61%. On the vaccination front, India has administered 40.64 crore covid-19 vaccine doses so far.

States Announce Official Links For CBSE Class 12 Board Results

After the Supreme Court cancelled the CBSE Class 10 and Class 12 board examinations due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, it was decided that the results will be declared by 31st July. Several states, including West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, and Goa, have declared the dates and officials links for the results. While the Goa board declared the results today, West Bengal will declare the results of Class 10 on 20th July and Class 12 on 23rd July. The Uttar Pradesh Board will also announce the results soon. The Tamil Nadu Board will also declare the results today, and students can check the results on the following links of the Tamil Nadu board websites: dge1.tn.nic.in, dge2.tn.nic.in, dge.tn.gov.in.

Parliament’s Monsoon Session: Congress Moves Adjournment Motion On Farmer’s Protest

As the monsoon session of the Parliament began on Monday, Congress MP Manish Tewari moved an adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha to discuss the ongoing farmer’s protest. The Congress MP wrote to Lok Sabha Secretary-General: “I hereby give notice of my intention to ask for leave to move a motion for the adjournment of the business of the house for the purpose of discussing a definite matter of urgent importance, namely:- in large numbers. Farmers have come out against the three acts passed by the central government which threatens their livelihood,” The MP added: “The government has failed to assuage the concerns of the farmers or present any viable alternative to these acts. The matter is of urgent importance, and I hereby request permission to raise this issue,” The Aam Aadmi Party MP Bhagwant Singh Mann also tweeted that he would be moving an adjournment motion in Lok Sabha in favour of the farmers Andolan. Meanwhile, PM Modi said that the government wants the pandemic to be discussed on a priority basis during the monsoon session. The session is scheduled to continue till 13th August 2021.

Reports: Spyware Pegasus Used To Conduct Surveillance On Ministers, Journalists, Businessmen

The spyware Pegasus which is sold by the NSO group of Israel might have been used to conduct surveillance on around 300 Indians, including cabinet ministers, opposition leaders, journalists, scientists and government officials, according to the reports released by Paris-based media nonprofit organizations, Forbidden stories and Amnesty International. The Israeli company NSO group have made the spyware that is capable of extracting data from a phone, and the leaked database containing around 50,000 phone numbers has the names of several Indian journalists. However, if the hacking attempt on the numbers was successful or not can be proved only after a digital forensic analysis. Mexico topped the list with 15,000 numbers, and other countries, including Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, UAE, France, Pakistan and Hungary, have also been the prominent countries on the list.

Suvendu Adhikari: BJP Lost Bengal Elections Due To ‘Overconfidence’

The Bhartiya Janata Party leader Suvendu Adhikari, on Sunday, said that the party lost the Bengal elections due to overconfidence of winning over 170 seats. The leader said: “As we did well in the first two poll phases in these parts of assembly segments, many of our leaders became smug and overconfident. They started believing that the BJP will secure 170-180 seats in the elections, but they did not do the groundwork. This cost us dearly,” Meanwhile, Trinamool Congress spokesperson Kunal Ghosh said that the BJP was living in a ‘fool’s paradise’ and quoted: “The BJP was living in a fool’s paradise as many of their leaders predicted that the saffron camp would cross 200 seats. Why he is finding fault with others? Didn’t Suvendu also boast repeatedly that his party will get 180 seats at least? Actually, they don’t know the pulse of Bengal; Trinamool does,”

Neha Dhupia And Angad Bedi Announces Second Pregnancy With An Heartwarming Picture

Bollywood celebrity Neha Dhupia has announced her second pregnancy with her husband and actor Angad Bedi. Confirming the news by sharing an adorable picture, Neha wrote: “Took us 2 days to come with a caption…The best one we could think of was … Thank you, God. #WaheguruMehrKare.” Meanwhile, Angad wrote: “New Home production coming soon. Waheguru mehr kare.” Several actors, including Karisma Kapoor, Sonu Sood, Huma S Qureshi, and Ananya Panday, flooded the comment section with best wishes. The couple got married in 2018 and gave birth to baby girl Mehr in the same year.

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Did Nick Jonas Just Gifted Her Lady Love An Insanely Expensive Wine?

Nick Jonas is away from Priyanka Chopra Jonas on her birthday, but that doesn’t stop him from doing larger-than-life gestures for the love of your life. While Priyanka is in London shooting for Citadel, Nick is in the USA. Taking to Instagram, Nick wrote: “Happy birthday my love. You deserve all the happiness in the world. Today and every day. I love you.” and Priyanka shared a photo of a wine bottle – Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1982 and wrote “Love you @nickjonas.” The wine is quite a rare one and difficult to get hands-on. The wine is made in the northwest of the city of Bordeaux, France and retails anywhere between 10,000 to 13,000 British Pounds. Well, we wonder if Jonas went all out for his lady love and got this rare collection for Priyanka Chopra. The global icon is celebrating her 39th birthday today.

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The Kapil Sharma Show First Look Out; Might Go On-Air By Late August

It’s official: The Kapil Sharma Show is coming back to entertain you. The last season of the show went off-air on 31st January 2021. The show features Kiku Sharda, Krushna Abhishek, Bharti Singh, Sumona Chakravarti, Archana Puran Singh, Chandan Prabhakar, along with the main host Kapil Sharma. Confirming about the new season with the old faces, Kapil took to Instagram and wrote: “New beginning with all the old faces #tkss #thekapilsharmashow #blessings #gratitude #comingsoon.” In March, Kapil said that he would be adding new talent to the creative team who have the right passion towards entertainment. The show might go on-air by late August; however, no official date has been announced yet.

India Seals A Win Against Sri Lanka In The 1st ODI

Indian skipper Shikhar Dhawan and debutant Ishan Kishan hit off half-centuries as India defeated Sri Lanka in the first one-day international of a series that was delayed by the covid-19 pandemic. Shikhar Dhawan stunned everyone with his impeccable performance on the field and became the top scorer with an unbeaten knock of 86. India will face Sri Lanka in the second match of the series on Tuesday in Colombo.

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