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Headlines: India Records A Slight Decline In Active Covid-19 Cases

Covid-Bulletin: India Records A Slight Decline In Active Covid-19 Cases

According to the data released by the Union Health Ministry, India reported 43,393 active covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, slightly lower than yesterday. The cumulative total in the country has reached 3,07,52,950, with the positivity rate at 2.42%. As many as 911 people succumbed to death due to covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the total fatality count in the country to 4,05,939. Meanwhile, the daily recoveries have yet again outnumbered the active covid-19 infections, with 44,459 more people getting discharged between Thursday and Friday. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, India has tested 42,70,16,605 samples for covid-19 so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 36,89,91,222 anti-covid jabs until now.

PM Modi To Chair A High-Level Meeting To Review The Availability Of Oxygen In The Country

Prime Minister Modi is set to hold a high-level meeting to review the augmentation of medical oxygen across the country as per government sources. Amid fear of a third wave of the covid-19 pandemic and after complaints of oxygen shortage in hospitals during the second wave of the pandemic, the central government is taking measures to boost the production and supply of oxygen across the country.

US Military Troops To Move Out Of Afghanistan By 31st August Says Joe Biden

The United States has cleared its stance on the Afghanistan issue as US President announced that the US troops would move out of Afghanistan by 31st August. Since the Taliban is making rapid territorial gains in the country, Mr Biden said that the USA has achieved what it had gone for in Afghanistan and now it is on the Afghans to decide their future. While speaking from the east room of the White House, Mr Biden, on Thursday, said: “We did not go to Afghanistan to nation-build. And it’s the right, and the responsibility of Afghan people alone to decide their future, and how they want to run their country,” Mr Biden also said that the United States is working with the parties in Afghanistan as well as other countries to support a peaceful solution and end the violence in the region.

Supreme Court To Hear The Amazon-Future-Reliance Case On 20th July

The Supreme Court of India has adjourned the Amazon-Future-Reliance case till 20th July. Senior advocate Harish Salve submitted that the Singapore Arbitration Tribunal would hear the matter from Tuesday and requested the matter to be heard next week. The e-commerce giant Amazon had challenged the Delhi High Court’s decision in the top court to stay an order restraining Future Retail Limited (FRL) from going ahead with assets worth INR 24,731-crore sale deal with Reliance retail. Amazon has been seeking the enforcement of the emergency arbitrator at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) to refrain FRL from taking any steps to transfer its assets.

PM Modi Holds The First Meeting With Cabinet 2.0

After the big cabinet reshuffling that took place on 7th July, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held the first meeting with the new cabinet and advised the new ministers to avoid speaking to the media unnecessary and consult from their predecessors before coming to a final decision. According to the sources, PM Modi also mentioned about the ministers who were dropped from the new cabinet and praised their work. Twelve ministers ahead of the cabinet reshuffling were asked to resign from their post, which includes former Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Former Minister for Law and Justice and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Former Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Environment and Climate Change, Prakash Javedkar. The new ministers added in the cabinet mostly belong from the states that are due for elections, such as Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat. As many as 7 women leaders have been incorporated as ministers in cabinet 2.0.

Kerala Reports First Case Of Zika Virus In A 24-Year Old Pregnant Woman

On Thursday, Veena George, Kerala Minister for Health and Family Welfare, announced that the state has reported the first positive case of zika virus in a 24-year old pregnant woman, and the sample has been sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) located in Pune for confirmation. Apart from this, George also said that Kerala has 13 suspected cases of the zika virus. Veena George said: “The disease was reported in a 24-year-old pregnant woman from Parassala who was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram. On June 28, the woman was admitted to the hospital with fever, headache, and red spots. Her samples showed she contracted the zika virus, for confirming the samples have been sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune,” About the health condition of the patient, the minister said that her health condition is satisfactory and she gave birth to her baby normally. The minister also mentioned that the woman had no travel history outside Kerala, but her house is located at the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border. Adding further, George said: “Steps have been taken to send samples of Aedes mosquitos collected from the affected area and nearby areas for PCR testing. Preventive activities in the area will be strengthened, and an alert has been issued to all districts,”

Actor Adarsh Gourav Returns In Hostel Daze Season 2

Actor Adarsh Gourav, who rose to fame after the Netflix film, The White Tiger, will be next seen in the second season of Hostel Daze. The actor took to Instagram and shared the teaser of the upcoming web series and wrote: “End-sem mein toh lag gayi, but nothing can stop us from coming back to the hostel! #HostelDazeOnPrime Season 2 out on July 23!” The second season of Hostel Daze will also feature Ahsaas Channa, Luv Vispute, Nikhil Vijay, Ayushi Gupta and Shubham Gaur in the lead roles. The second season of the Amazon web series will talk about the adventures that foes inside an engineering hostel in India.

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TV Actor Shagufta Ali Receives Aid Of INR 5 Lakh From Madhuri Dixit On Behalf Of The Reality Show Dance Deewane 3

TV Actor Shagufta Ali has been making headlines after she opened up about facing financial trouble for the past four years. In the upcoming season of Dance Deewane 3, she will appear on the dance reality show and talk more about her financial woes and personal struggles. In the show’s latest promo, Shagufta Ali is seen receiving a cheque of INR 5 lakh from Madhuri Dixit on behalf of the show. In the new promos, Shagufta Ali says: “In the last 36 years of my career, 32 years went really well. I struggled a lot, worked hard, and took care of myself and my family. However, for the last four years, I auditioned a lot, but nothing worked out. During that time, the issue with my leg worsened due to diabetes. It also affected my eyes.” Apart from the makers of the dance reality show, filmmaker Rohit Shetty also came forward to help Shagufta Ali.

Sanya Malhotra Joins Rajkummar Rao For The Hindi Remake Of The Telegu Film HIT

Sanya Malhotra and Rajkummar Rao are all set to collaborate with each other for the Hindi remake of the blockbuster Telegu film, HIT. Sanya Malhotra shared the official announcement on Instagram and wrote: “So happy to join the #HIT team! Looking forward to this one!” Excited to be a part of the big project, Sanya said: “I have watched HIT, and I really liked the concept of the film. When the film was offered to me, I immediately said yes. It is a very interesting and intriguing story that deserves a mass audience. I am looking forward to this one & excited to work with Raj.” The Hindi remake will be produced by Bhushan Kumar, Kuldeep Rathore, and Krishan Kumar. The film HIT, which stands for Homicide Intervention Team, will revolve around a cop who is on the trail of a mission woman and is expected to go on floors soon.

Spectators To Not Be Allowed In Olympic Venues In Tokyo Due To A Virus State Of Emergency

On Thursday, Japanese officials announced that fans would be banned from attending the Olympic events as Tokyo will be under a virus state of emergency throughout the post-pandemic games. Tokyo’s governor described the decision as heartbreaking and will be a big blow for organizers who try to build momentum for the biggest sports event. Due to new infection surges and new variants reported in Japan, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced that Tokyo would be under a virus emergency from 12th July to 22 August.

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