Headlines: India Reports 38,000+ Active Covid-19 Cases

Covid Bulletin: India Reports 35,000+ Active Covid-19 Cases

According to the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry, India has recorded 38,792 new covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours, which is 23% higher than yesterday. The country reported 624 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total death count to 4,114,08. Meanwhile, India's recovery rate continues to get better, currently standing at 97.28%, with 41,000 covid-19 patients discharged in the last 24 hours. The active covid-19 cases constitute 1.39% of total cases recorded in India. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, India has tested 43.59 crore samples till now. On the vaccination front, the country has administered 38.76 covid-19 vaccine doses so far. https://youtu.be/heFq-5rmUTY

The Third Wave Of The Covid-19 Is Already In The World Says, VK Paul

During the official briefing of the Union Health Ministry, Niti Aayog member (Health) VK Paul on Tuesday mentioned that there is already a third wave in the world, and the wave has already reported 3.90 lakh cases which is the 40% cases reported in the second wave of the pandemic. "Our task is to ensure that the wave does not come to India," added Paul. Speaking about the global data of covid-19 cases, the Ministry said that countries including Bangladesh, Indonesia, Russia, and United Kingdom are witnessing a surge in active covid-19, indicating a third wave of the pandemic in the world. However, the Ministry said India sees a decline in active cases but some states such as Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura are not showing any improvement and contributing to most of the active covid-19 cases recorded in the country. According to the Ministry's data, some states showed improvement in the initial stage, but now the decline has stopped, and the situation has reached a plateau. Amid an ongoing apprehension of a third wave of the pandemic, the Union Ministry urged people to strictly adhere to covid appropriate behaviour. https://youtu.be/lk5I99eFwBk

Uttarakhand CM Calls Off Kanwar Yatra

On Tuesday evening, the Pushkar Dhami-led Uttarakhand government decided to cancel the Kanwar Yatra. There were many speculations that the Uttarakhand CM might go ahead with the Yatra after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath considered allowing kanwarias from UP to Haridwar with a negative RT-PCR test, but the Uttarakhand CM decided to cancel the yatra amid fear of a third wave of the covid-19 pandemic. Confirming about the same, CM Pushkar Dhami said: "At a time when the threat of covid-19 is still looming, and a case of the Delta-Plus variant has also been reported from Uttarakhand, we cannot allow Haridwar to become a hotbed of the pandemic. People's lives are important, and we cannot play around with them. It is important to save lives during a pandemic. Even god will not like if any lives are lost," Reportedly, The Uttarakhand CM had met PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi regarding the Kanwar Yatra issue, and both pointed out the disastrous effect that Kumbh Mela had last year and how covid-19 norms were violated. This is the second time that Kanwar Yatra has been called off. https://youtu.be/tQGsLs2f9bU

4 More Zika Virus Cases Reported In Kerala; Alert Issued In All Districts

Kerala has reported 4 new cases of Zika Virus taking the total tally to 23 in the state, as reported by Kerala Health Minister Veena George. Among the 4 new cases reported in the state, one is a doctor working in a private hospital and a 16-year old girl. Kerala reported the first case of Zika Virus on 9th July. As per the state's Health Minister, a high alert has been issued in all districts regarding the mosquito-borne virus, and all the other necessary measures are being taken to curb the spread of the virus. https://youtu.be/-1QQNXoo5qw

S Jaishankar Likely To Hold A Bilateral Meet With Chinese Counterpart Wang Yi

There are reports that External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar might hold a bilateral meet with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Council of Foreign Ministers meeting scheduled to happen in Tajikistan. The bilateral meet will be a face to face interaction between both the Indian and Chinese representatives since the standoffs started last year at the Line of Actual Control. In September last year, the leaders met in Moscow and discussed the standoffs at Ladakh, which had seen violent crashes between both countries. Last year, S Jaishankar had conveyed a bold and clear message to Wang Yi that what happened in the Galwan Valley region was a "pre-mediated and planned action that was directly responsible for the resulting violence and causalities," In February 2021, India and China started the disengagement of the frontline troops in the Pangong lake area in Ladakh. The two sides have conducted several Corps Commander level meetings to continue a smooth communication and arrive at a mutually acceptable resolution of all the issues. https://youtu.be/V0kbAsvawnY

Leader Of Nepali Congress, Sher Bahadur Deuba Sworn In As The New PM of Nepal

After The Supreme Court of Nepal passed the verdict that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had violated constitutional principles, leader of the Nepali Congress, Sher Bahadur Deuba, was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Nepal by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Tuesday evening. The coalition government in Nepal will comprise of Nepali Congress, Prachanda and the Janata Samajvadi Party. Apart from the PM, Bal Krishna Khand was sworn as the Minister of Home Affairs and Gyanendra Karki as Minister of Law, Justice, and Parliamentary Affairs. The new government will have to deal with the proper handling of the covid-19 pandemic, which has been a major failure during the Oli government. However, Mr Oli's CPN-UML will remain a potential challenger to the Deuba-led government. https://youtu.be/YQIh0YEpsNs

Actor Dia Mirza And Vaibhav Rekhi Blessed With A Baby Boy

Bollywood celebrity Dia Mirza announced the birth of her son with her husband Vaibhav Rekhi. Sharing the news on her Instagram account, Dia wrote: "To paraphrase Elizabeth Stone, to have a child is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. These words perfectly exemplify Vaibhav & my feelings right now. Our heartbeat, our son Avyaan Azaad Rekhi was born on May 14th. Having arrived early, our little miracle has since then been cared for by tireless nurses and doctors in the Neonatal ICU," In the post, the female actor also described her pregnancy journey, which has not been a very smooth ride because of a subsequent bacterial infection that could have led to sepsis and proven to be life-threatening. https://www.instagram.com/p/CRS8EU4DGGe/

I am number one poster child of nepotism failing, Says Veteran Actor Tanuja's Daughter Tanishaa Mukerji

Daughter of veteran actor Tanuja and sister of Bollywood celebrity Kajol, Tanishaa Mukerji has opened up about her take on the nepotism debate in Bollywood. Calling the discussion a rubbish argument and mentioned that there is a lot of hard work involved even if you are a star kid. Tanishaa said that being a star kid has its own share of pros and cons. She also mentioned that being a star kid doesn't guarantee success and said: "I have got Rani (Mukerji) on one side, Ajay (Devgn) on one side, my mother is Tanuja, my sister is Kajol, and I also have Ayan (cousin, director) in the family. I am number one poster child of nepotism failing. All those people screaming nepotism, look at me and then talk. Some people will have a problem with what I have said, but some people will also say that she makes sense," She also said that star kids like Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Ranbir Kapoor are extraordinarily talented, and that is why they are making it big in Bollywood.

Nawazuddin Siddique Finalized For Kangana Ranaut's Tiku Weds Sheru

Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddique has been roped in for Kangana Ranaut's production Tiku Weds Sheru. Ranaut is all set to step into the digital world as a producer with her upcoming film, which is a love story and a satire. Sharing the news of Nawazuddin joining the film, the official handle of Kangana's production house Manikarnika Films wrote: “The best actor of our generation joins team Tiku weds Sheru…. We are privileged to have found our Lion #TikuwedsSheru Filming begins soon,” The shoot of the film is expected to begin soon. https://www.instagram.com/p/CRRRnM5MvfZ/

Roger Federer To Not Be A Part Of The Tokyo Olympics Due To Knee Injury

Pulling out of the Tokyo Olympics, Swiss Tennis legend Roger Federer in a statement, said: "During the grass-court season, I, unfortunately, experienced a setback with my knee, and have accepted that I must withdraw from the Tokyo Olympic Games. I am greatly disappointed, as it has been an honour and highlight of my career each time I have represented Switzerland. I have already begun rehabilitation in the hopes of returning to the tour later this summer. I wish the entire Swiss team the best of luck, and I will be rooting hard from afar," Roger Federer is 20-time Grand Slam Champion and won the Silver medal men's singles event at the London Olympics (2012) and also won the Gold in doubles at the Beijing Games (2008). With Federer not being a part of the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, all eyes are set on Novak Djokovic for the men's singles title. https://twitter.com/rogerfederer/status/1414982002760159234

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