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

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

According to the data released by the Union Health Ministry, India recorded 51,667 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate of the country continued to decline for the 18th straight day and stood at 2.98%. India's cumulative caseload stands at 3.01 crore and the fatalities have reached the number of 3.93 lakh. However, daily recoveries continue to outnumber active covid-19 cases for the 43rd consecutive day. https://youtu.be/k9MyH_YJp-0

Indian National Congress Is All Set To Launch A 10-Day Nationwide Protest Starting 7th July

According to a statement released by the Indian National Congress, the opposition party is all set to launch a 10 day nationwide agitation against inflation from 7th July. The Congress statement read: "Moved by the plight of the people already suffering on account of the covid pandemic, rampant unemployment and salary cuts, the Congress party has decided to launch nationwide agitation programs at block, district and state levels. These programs shall be implemented by the state units between 7th July and 17th July 2021. It shall comprise Congress party leaders, AICC frontal organizations including Mahila Congress leaders and members, aided by scores of ordinary party workers all over the country." The party is set to out cycle yatra at district levels and take out processions at the state level. A campaign will focus on demanding a reduction in fuel prices at all petrol pumps.

Delhi Government Exaggerated Oxygen Requirement Says A Supreme Court Panel In Its Interim Report

A Supreme Court panel, while releasing its interim report, said that the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government exaggerated the capital's oxygen requirements by four times at the peak of the second wave of the covid-19 pandemic. The report said: "The Delhi government's claim of 1,140 Metric Tonnes was four times the calculated consumption as per bed formula, which was 289 MT only." The panel also said that the Delhi government's high demand affected the oxygen needs of other states and called out Delhi hospitals that have claimed high consumption of oxygen with fewer beds. The report found that hospitals like The Singhal Hospital, ESIC Model Hospital, Aruna Asif Ali Hospital and Liferay Hospital had few beds and their data was wrong, which led to excessive demand of oxygen in the capital. https://youtu.be/CzhSwr9qKxQ

Nitin Gadkari Lays Foundation Stone For Various National Highway Projects In Himachal Pradesh

Nitin Gadkari, on Thursday, inaugurated various National Highway projects in Himachal Pradesh. The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises laid the foundation stone for a total outlay of the 222-kilometre-long nine road corridors with a costing of around INR 6,155 crore. Gadkari said that the projects would ensure prosperity for the people of Himachal Pradesh, and the Highways will reduce the road travel time from Delhi to Kullu to just 7 hours. The Minister also added that the work related to the construction of 11 more tunnels in the state would be soon be awarded. Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Jairam Thakur, thanked Gadkari for the road projects and expressed hope that these initiatives will bring overall development to Himachal Pradesh. https://twitter.com/nitin_gadkari/status/1407991744302514177

Delta Plus Variant Of Covid-19 Found In Madhya Pradesh With At least 7 Cases

India reported at least seven cases of the Delta Plus variant of covid-19 in Madhya Pradesh, out of which two patients have died. Out of the seven, three patients who took a single or double dose of the covid-19 vaccine are cured or are under home isolation without any severe complications. The Health Ministry, during its surveillance, said that not much is known about the Delta Plus variant, including how fatal or contagious it can be. The parent strain, Delta variant, is regarded as the main reason for India's second wave of the pandemic. The Delta Plus variant cases have been found in three states, including Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, and Maharashtra. The Delta Plus variant has been found in nine other countries, including Switzerland, Poland, Japan, Russia, USA, UK, Portugal, China and India. https://youtu.be/VsZAHLrpKOI

PM Modi Proposes for Early Elections In Jammu & Kashmir

Prime Minister, while addressing the high-level meeting with the eminent political leaders in Jammu & Kashmir, outlined the central government's intention to install a duly elected government in Jammu & Kashmir and urged the political leaders from the region to support the delimitation of constituencies so that assembly polls can take place. The meeting was a significant step for Jammu & Kashmir as it was the first step after revoking the special constitutional status of Jammu & Kashmir. The discussion went for around three and half hours, and PM Modi pointed out the need for corruption-free governance to increase the faith of the people in the administration. https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/1408072186468868101 https://twitter.com/PMOIndia/status/1408007161200869379

Shah Rukh Khan Completes 29 Glorious Years In Bollywood

King of romance and the ultimate Baadshah of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan, has completed 29 years in the Hindi film Industry. With a career spanning over 3 long decades, Shah Rukh Khan has ruled the hearts of the audience with his impeccable acting and continues to grow stronger. Khan marked his debut in Bollywood with the film Deewana along with Rishi Kapoor and Divya Bharti. The actor has 90 films to his credit and memorable characters that will stay in our hearts forever! https://youtu.be/TPvhvm3e9Ew

Did You Know These Scenes Were Deleted From The Family Man 2

While the Amazon Prime web series The Family Man 2 mainly dealt with the issue of violence and protecting your country from various threats, it also showed a hint about a blooming romance between two individuals who were on a mission, namely Sajjad and Rajji but nothing of that sort was clearly established in the series. In a recent interview, actor Shahab Ali who essayed the role of Sajid in the web series suggested that there were some scenes between Sajjad and Rajji that were chopped off from the final product, speaking about the same, he said: "We did some suggestive scenes that suggested that they fall in love towards the end. But those scenes were not making sense for the creators or maybe the platform. So, those scenes were edited out. There are so many scenes edited out, so it is not a big deal. That is the process (of content creation)."

Kangana Ranaut To Venture Into Digital Space With Tiku Weds Sheru

Bollywood's controversial queen and a talented female actor, Kangana Ranaut, is gearing up to enter the digital space. The Queen actor is all set to enter the space as a producer with the film Tiku Weds Sheru which is a love story and a satire with dark humour. On Thursday, the actor held a preproduction meeting with the team., While sharing about the same on social media, she wrote: "Today preproduction meeting for Tiku weds Sheru took place at @manikarnikafilms office @kanganaranaut Bringing together a dream team, more details will be revealed soon. #TikuwedsSheru." Kangana has a lot of upcoming projects lined up, including Dhaakad, Thalaivi and Tejas. https://www.instagram.com/p/CQgMSoaJf_T/?utm_source=ig_embed&ig_rid=838b2b34-0f42-4117-8d28-2c1aa9ff79de

Virat Kohli: 'The Best Team Must Be Decided Over At Least Three Games, Not A One-Off Final'

India recently lost to New Zealand at the World Test Championship; speaking about the same, Indian captain Virat Kohli said that the best test team in the world could be decided by a best of three final and not by a one-off game like in the inaugural edition of WTC. Kohli, in the pose match press conference, said: "Well, look, firstly, I'm not in absolute agreement of deciding the best Test side in the world over the course of one game, to be very honest. If it is a Test series, it has to be a test of character over three Tests, which team has the ability to come back into the series or totally blow away the other team. It can't just be pressure applied over two days of good cricket, and then you suddenly are not a good Test side anymore. I don't believe in that,"

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