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Headlines: India Continues To See A Declining Trend In Covid-19 Cases

Covid Bulletin: India Continues To See A Declining Trend In Covid-19 Cases; Records Lowest In 75 Days

According to the data released by the union health ministry, India recorded 60,471 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. India is maintaining the declining trend with reporting the lowest covid-19 infections in 75 days. The cumulative caseload of the country stands at 2,95,70,88. A total of 2726 deaths have been reported in India in the last 24 hours, taking the total death tally to 3,77,031. Meanwhile, daily recoveries continue to outnumber active covid-19 infections. According to the union health ministry, 25,90,44,072 covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the country so far. 

Delhi Government Is Misleading The Supreme Court On One Nation, One Ration Card Scheme Says Centre

The central government has accused the Delhi government that they have implemented the One Nation, One Ration Card scheme only in one part of the city and not in all areas. The centre, on Monday, told the Supreme court that the Arvind Kejriwal-led government is misleading the Court on the ONORC scheme. Last week, the Supreme Court had said that states and union territories must implement the One Nation One Ration Card scheme as it allows migrant workers to get ration in other states where their ration cards are not registered. The Court had asked Assam, Chattisgarh, West Bengal and Delhi to implement the scheme. The central government has also been accusing Aam Aadmi Party of links to the ration mafia. The ONORC scheme allows migrant workers to avail five kilograms of ration by showing their Aadhaar card. 

Mehul Choksi’s Case Hearing Adjourned Till 25th June 

The Magistrate Court was set to hear Fugitive Jeweller Mehul Choksi’s alleged illegal entry case on Monday, but due to a no show by Choksi, the Chief Magistrate Carette-George adjourned the matter till 25th June. The legal team of Choksi has submitted a medical certificate of Choksi suffering from mental stress and elevated blood pressure. Mehul Choksi and his nephew, Nirav Modi, are wanted in India in connection to the Punjab National Bank Scam. 

Karnataka Government Imposes Section 144 In Bengaluru Till 21st June

Bengaluru city police commissioner has issued an order regarding the imposition of section 144 in the city of Bengaluru. Section 144 will continue to operate till 21st June. Bengaluru has so far recorded 11,98,158 covid-19 cases and 15,319 deaths. No public gatherings will be allowed except for railway stations, bus stands and airports. The unlock process in Karnataka started yesterday, but heavy traffic returned to haunt Bengaluru. 

Extra Dose Of Covid-19 Vaccine Can Boost Protection In Transplant Patients Says Study

A study has shown that giving a third dose of covid-19 vaccine can give organ transplant patients an extra boost of protection. There are millions of patients who take immune-suppressing medicines because of cancer, transplants or any other disorder, which makes it hard for the vaccine to rev up an already weak immune system. Though the study just tracked 30 patients, 24 of them appeared to have no protection from both the doses of the covid-19 vaccine, 8 of them developed some antibodies after receiving an extra shot as per researchers from Johns Hopkins University. 

India Will Restore 2.6 Hectares Of Degraded Land By 2030 Said PM Modi At High-Level United Nations Dialogue

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while virtually addressing the United Nations High-Level Dialogue on Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought at the UN, said: “In India, over the last 10 years, around three million (30 lakh) hectares of forest cover had been added. This has enhanced the combined forest cover to almost one-fourth of the country’s total area. We are on track to achieve our national commitment to land degradation neutrality. We are also working towards restoring 26 million (2.6 crores) hectares of degraded land by 2030. We believe that restoration of land can start a cycle for good soil health, increased land productivity, food security and improved livelihoods,”

Ankita Lokhande To Be Back As Archana In Pavitra Rishta 2.0 

Reportedly, Ekta Kapoor has finalised the cast for Pavitra Rishta 2.0 with actor Shaheer Sheikh playing the character of Manav and Ankit Lokhande essaying the role of Archana. The report said: “Shaheer Sheikh has come on board Pavitra Rishta 2.0 to portray the iconic character of Manav. Ankita will be back to play Archana again after 7 long years. The other cast members will be locked soon.” Pavitra Rishta 2.0 is most likely to release as a web series and will be aired on ZEE5. 

Sunny Deol Starrer Film Gaddar Completes 20 Years Of Its Release Today

20 years ago, Bollywood gave us a historical piece – Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, starring Sunny Deol and Amisha Patel in the lead roles. Directed by Anil Sharma, the movie was a hit at both the box office and the audience’s hearts. The actor-politician Sunny Deol took to his social media handle and wrote: “We made a film; you made it an event! #20yearsofGadar, I express my gratitude to everyone who made our film historic.” The film was a hit and revolved around two lovers separated by borders. Sunny Deol bagged a Filmfare Award Nomination in the Best Actor Category, and Ameesha got the Best Actress nomination. 

Aamir Khan Gets Candid On Completing 20 Years Of Lagaan And Clash With The Film Gadar 

Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker and produced by Aamir Khan, Lagaan completed 20 years of its release today. Recalling his experience, Aamir said: “The experiment was so successful that 20 years since then, I have done only sync sound and all my films are single schedule with the first AD system. And funnily, even Adi and Karan follow this now. I prefer to work on a character for 3 to 4 months and then shoot the film in one go. Being a producer has made a big difference in my acting career,” Aamir also spoke about how he was petrified of the film Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, talking about the same, he said: “Gadar was at least 3 times bigger than Lagaan, if not more. Today, I wonder how did we even stand in front of a tsunami-like Gadar. It was a monster. I expected it to be a good film, but if someone had told me it’s going to be this big a film, I would have thought twice (on the release date). I don’t think even Sunny and Anil Sharma knew it’s going to be so huge,” 

World Test Championship Winners To Walk Away With A Price Of USD 1.6 Million Says ICC

The International Cricket Council on Monday said that the winner of the WTC final scheduled to happen between India and New Zealand would walk away with prize money of USD 1.6 million. India will be playing against New Zealand on 18th June at Southampton. The ICC added: “The losing team will get USD 800,000 for finishing second in the nine-team competition, which was played over a near two-year cycle, adding context to Test cricket and to crown the first official world champions in the longest format of the game,” In case of a tie, the finalists will have to split the prize money for the first and the second places and share the possession of the mace. 

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