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Headlines: India Records 37,154 Active Covid-19 Cases

Covid Bulletin: India Records 37,154 Active Covid-19 Cases

According to the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry, India has recorded 37,154 covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative total to 4,50,899. The active cases comprise of 1.46% of the total covid-19 cases. In the last 24 hours, 724 more people have succumbed to death due to covid-19 taking the fatality count to 4,08,764. India’s weekly positivity rate is below 5% and currently stands at 2.32%. Meanwhile, India continues to records more recoveries than fresh active covid-19 cases, with the recovery rate currently at 97.22%. On the vaccination front, India has administered 37,73,52,501 anti-covid jabs so far.

Parts Of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh Likely To Receive Moderate Rainfall

On Monday, The Indian Meteorological Department has informed that some parts of Uttarakhand, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh are likely to receive light to moderate rainfall today. The department’s tweet read: “12/07/2021: 08:00 IST; Light to Moderate rain would occur over isolated places of Saharanpur, Atrauli, Moradabad (U.P), Roorkee (U.K), Yamunanagar (Haryana) and adjoining areas during the next 2 hours.” The weather department also predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall likely over Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, and Chandigarh today.

Puri To Observe Two-Day Curfew As Rath Yatra Celebrations Begins Today

As the Rath Yatra celebrations for nine days are set to begin today, Odisha has imposed a two-day curfew in the Puri region, and a total of 65 platoons of police force have been deployed across the city. Confirming about the same, Narasingha Bhol, IGP Northern Range, said: “Ahead of Rath Yatra, curfew has been imposed from 8 pm, July 11 till 8 pm, July 13 in Puri. 65 platoon have been deployed at different points. No devotees are permitted to attend the yatra,” This will be the second Rath Yatra that will see zero footfalls of devotees amid the covid-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, Jagannath Temple Chief Administrator Krishan Kumar informed that all the arrangements relating to the yatra were completed, and the raths have arrived at the Singh Dwar. Krishan Kumar also informed that only those who have tested negative for covid-19 or fully vaccinated would be allowed to participate in the pulling of chariots. The Rath Yatra will happen according to the guidelines issued by the Supreme Court last year.

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath Announces New Population Policy

The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government, on Saturday, announced the new population policy for 2021-2030. Speaking about why Uttar Pradesh needs a befitting population policy, CM Yogi Adityanath said: “Increasing population can be an obstacle to development,” The new population policy aims to control the increasing population, and the two-child norm would be implemented and promoted. A person having more than 2 children would be exempted from receiving many benefits such as ration card units would be limited to four, government-sponsored welfare schemes and won’t be able to contest elections to the local authority or any body of the local self-government as per the draft released by the state government. Apart from this, the person will also be ineligible to apply for government jobs under the state government or any promotion in government services and will not receive any kind of subsidy. According to the draft, the provisions will come into effect one year after the date of publication of the gazette.

Twitter Appoints Local Grievance Officer For India

After filing a monthly compliance report on censure of objectionable and unlawful content, Twitter has appointed a local grievance officer for India, indicating that the micro-blogging site is finally giving in to the new IT rules mandated by the central government. Earlier, the Delhi High Court refused to give interim protection to Twitter and gave a free hand to the government to act against Twitter for any violation of the new IT rules. Twitter is facing quite a number of FIRs against it, including one related to child pornographic material. The company had appointed lawyer Dharmendra Chatur as the local grievance officer, but he quit his position as soon as regulatory troubles started mounting on the social media platform.

Tokyo To Observe 4th State Of Emergency From Today

As reported by the NHK World, Tokyo will observe 4th state of emergency from today, and the measures will last throughout the Olympics and end on 22nd August 2021. The Japanese government has also requested bars not to offer alcohol as part of the efforts. The anti-infections measures are taken out of concern that an increased people’s movement might spread the covid-19 infections rapidly, and officials are concerned about the spread of the Delta variant. The government have also planned to end the restrictions early if the situation becomes better. Japan has been recording a surge in new covid-19 infections week-by-week.

Ajay Devgn Starrer Bhuj: The Pride Of India Trailer Out

The makers of Bhuj: The Pride Of India has released the trailer of the action film on Monday. Starring Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt and Sonakshi Sinha, the film is based on the India-Pakistan war of 1971 and will focus on the journey of IAF Squadron Vijay Karnik, who constructs an entire IAF base with the help of 300 women from a local village to protect the country from an attack. The film is produced by Kumar Mangat Pathak, Vajir Singh, Bunny Sanghavi, Ginny Khanuja and Bhushan Kumar. Bhuj: The Pride of India is directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya and will release on 13th August 2021 exclusively on Disney+ Hotstar.

Anushka Sharma Shares Adorable Pictures Of Vamika As She Turns 6 Months Old

Bollywood celebrity Anushka Sharma posted adorable pictures of Vamika as she turned 6 months old. The actor posted pictures from the picnic and wrote: “Her one smile can change our whole world around! I hope we can both live up to the love with which you look at us, little one. Happy 6 months to us three.” Anushka gave birth to her daughter on 11th January. The couple has requested the press not to click or publish their daughter’s picture. The couple has not shared their daughter’s face in any of the pictures posted by them on their social media platforms.

Pavitra Rishta 2 First Look Out; Shaheer Sheikh To Play The Role Of Manav

Ankita Lokhande starrer Pavitra Rishta 2’s shoot has started, and actor Shaheer Sheikh will be essaying the role of Manav. Late actor Sushant Singh Rajput played the role of Manav in the first season. The team of ALTBalaji took to Instagram and confirmed the news: “Sometimes in most ordinary lives, we find the most extraordinary love stories! Witness the extraordinary love story of Manav and Archana. #PavitraRishta Filming begins,” The second season of the show will stream on ALTBalaji.

Italy Takes The Euro 2020 Trophy Home

On Sunday, Italy defeated England to win the Euro 2020 final 3-2 in a shoot-out. After England scored in the first half, Italy turned the game in the second half and equalised it. After a gut-wrenching penalty shoot round, Italy sealed the deal by taking the Euro 2020 trophy home. This is the 2nd Euro title won by Italy. Top players including Sachin Tendulkar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kevin Pietersen and Jofra Archer congratulated Italy on their win.

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