Headlines: India Records 25,072 Covid-19 Cases; Lowest In Around 5 Months
Covid Bulletin: India Records 25,072 Covid-19 Cases; Lowest In Around 5 Months
According to the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry, India has reported 25,072 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country currently stands at 3,33,924, constituting 1.03% of total cases. Meanwhile, daily recoveries have outnumbered active covid-19 infections by a huge margin, with reporting 44,157 recoveries in the previous 24 hours. The total recoveries in the country stand at 3,16,80,626, with the recovery rate standing at 97.63%. The weekly positivity rate and the daily positivity rate stands at 1.91% and 1.94%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, India has conducted 50.75 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 58.25 crore anti-covid-19 jabs under the nationwide vaccination drive.
Mumbai Reports 1st Covid-19 Death Since March 2020
Maharashtra and Delhi had been the worst hit covid-19 states during the second wave of the pandemic. Since the beginning of the second wave in March 2020, Mumbai has finally reported just one covid-19 death in the past 24 hours. During the worst times, Mumbai was recording as much as 136 covid-19 deaths in a single day. By June 2020, Mumbai had seen covid-19 deaths in triple digits but mostly saw daily deaths in two digits during the second wave. Apart from the daily death toll, the city has seen a declining trend in daily detection of covid-19 cases, hinting that the pandemic is slowly coming into control in the city. On Sunday, Mumbai recorded 4,141 covid-19 cases taking the total tally of Maharashtra to 64,24,651.
IMD predicts Moderate Rainfall, Thunderstorm In Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh
The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted light to moderate rainfall and thunderstorm in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh in the next two hours. Informing about the same, the IMD Tweeted: "23-08-2021; 1015 IST; Light intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of isolated places of Delhi, Hapur, Gulothi, Siyana during next 2 hours," Meanwhile, on Sunday, the capital witnessed heavy rainfall along with thunderstorm and the Indian Meteorological Department issued an orange alert for Delhi.
Afghanistan-Taliban Crisis: Joe Biden Aiming To End Afghan Airlift By 31st August 2021
The Joe Biden-led US administration is keen on ending the heart wrenching Afghan Airlift by 31st August 2021 but also warned of potential terrorist attacks on the Kabul airport. Speaking in the white house, the US president said: "hope is we will not have to extend. We'll see what we can do," Late Sunday, the US administration said that since the time when the Taliban took control of Kabul, the US has managed to evacuate and facilitate the evacuation of 30,300 people on coalition and military flights. Underlining the reason why the US administration is hell-bent on completing the mission, Biden warned that there is a constant threat of terrorist attacks by Islamic State extremists known as ISIS-K.
BJP Endorses The Caste-wise Head Count Move, Seeking A Caste-Based Census
The Bhartiya Janata Party is too keen on seeking a caste-based census. Speaking about the same, Rajya Sabha MP and senior BJP leader from Bihar, Sushil Kumar Modi, said: "BJP has never been against caste census, that's why we have been a part of the resolution passed in the legislative assembly and legislative council on this issue," The all-party delegation meeting with Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to happen on Monday. The statement explains the reason for the Prime Minister giving record representation of the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) community in his cabinet and backing up for all India quota in medical courses. Earlier, when the 127th amendment bill of resorting powers of the states to make their own OBC quota list, the party's member of Lok Sabha from UP Sanghmitra Maurya had supported the decision of caste-based census.
China Brings Down Local Cases Of Covid-19 To Zero
After the emergence of the Delta variant of covid-19, the pathogens ability to escape curbs and flout vaccination has increased tremendously. Given the situation, the circumstances of the world controlling the covid-19 pandemic still looks grim. However, China has managed to do so even after the Delta variant. The steps that China has taken to bring down their covid-19 tally to zero raises questions about whether nations are willing to take such draconian measures to control the spread of the virus. The China model has done repeated mass testing of entire cities a dozen times in one city alone. The infectious variants of covid-19 are making the global eradication of covid-19 pandemic less likely still, China has managed to keep the pathogens at bay by bringing down it; covid-19 tally to zero.
Bigg Boss OTT: Fans Call Karan Johar 'Biased' And Lauds Divya Agarwal For Standing Up Against Injustice
The Weekend Ka Vaar episode of the Bigg Boss OTT started with host Karan Johar bashing Divya Aggarwal and Zeeshan over their ugly spat with fellow contestant Akshara Singh, but it seems like fans are impressed by Divya's confidence and her ability to put her opinions forward. In fact, netizens are so impressed by Divya's performance in the show that they have started a trend on Twitter 'We Stand By Divya'. They also said that host Karan Johar is biased towards Shamita Shetty. Meanwhile, in the latest episode, Karan and Ridhima's connection was evicted from the Bigg Boss OTT house.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas Celebrates Rakhi With Brother Siddharth After 5 Years
Bollywood celebrity and global icon Priyanka Chopra Jonas celebrate the festival of Raksha Bandhan with her brother Siddharth Chopra after 5 years. The actor took to social media and shared a bunch of heartwarming photos with her brother Siddharth and mother, Madhu Chopra. Priyanka wrote: "First time together in 5 years on Raksha Bandhan! Love you lil brother @siddharthchopra89. Also #HappyRakhi to my army of brothers! Sending love and rakhis wherever you are...expecting my gifts soon too- Love, Mimi." On the work front, Priyanka Chopra has been shooting in London for her upcoming show 'Citadel', and she also announced her next Bollywood film 'Jee Le Zaraa' along with Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt.
KGF 2 Release Date Out; Set To Have A Theatrical Release On 14th April 2022
The makers of the much-awaited film KFG: Chapter 2 have announced the release date of the film. KGF: Chapter 2, starring Sanjay Dutt, Raveena Tandon and Srinidhi Shetty, will have a theatrical release on 14th April 2022. Sanjay Dutt took to Instagram to share the news and write: "The uncertainties of today will only delay our resolve, but the eventuality is as promised. We will be out in theatres on April 14th 2022. #KGF2onApr14. (sic)" The film is made with a budget of 100 crores and revolves around the life of Rocky, who has built an empire for himself through the crime world.
Shaili Singh Wins Silver At The World Athletics U20 Championships
India's long jumper Shaili Singh has won the silver medal in women's long jump at the World Athletics U20 Championships with a best attempt of 6.59m. Singh had bagged the gold medal but fell short by just 0.01m, and Sweden's Maja Askag won the gold with the best effort of 6.60m. This was India's second silver medal and third overall at the World Athletics U20 Championships, which is currently taking place in Nairobi.