Headlines: India Reports Lowest Covid-19 Cases After 91 Days
Covid-Bulletin: India Reports Lowest Covid-19 Cases After 91 Days
According to the data released by the Union Health Ministry, India has reported 42,640 fresh covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, which is the lowest reported cases in 91 days. For the past few weeks, India is seeing a decline in newly reported covid-19 cases. As many as 81,839 recoveries were reported in India in the last 24 hours. The cumulative caseload in the country has reached 2,99,77,861 including 6,62,521 active covid-19 cases. India’s death toll stands at 3,89,302 while the recoveries reached 2,89,26,038.
Nearly 83 Lakh People Get Vaccinated In A Single Day; India Records Highest Single-Day Vaccinations Till Now
On the first day under the revised guidelines of India’s vaccination program, India inoculated nearly 83 lakh people across the country. The cumulative covid-19 vaccination program, which began on 16th January, has reached 28.33 crore jabs. PM Narendra Modi, in a tweet, said: “Today’s record-breaking vaccination numbers are gladdening. The vaccine remains our strongest weapon to fight covid-19. Congratulations to those who got vaccinated and kudos to all the front-line warriors working hard to ensure so many citizens got the vaccine,” The revised guidelines of India’s vaccination program came in effect from 21st June, which made vaccines free for all at the government centres across the country and fixed the covid-19 vaccine per dose price at the private hospitals. Currently, the central government is procuring covid-19 vaccine and giving it to all the states for their vaccination drive.
Today’s record-breaking vaccination numbers are gladdening. The vaccine remains our strongest weapon to fight COVID-19. Congratulations to those who got vaccinated and kudos to all the front-line warriors working hard to ensure so many citizens got the vaccine.
Well done India!
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 21, 2021
21 Cases Of The Delta Plus Covid Variant Found In Maharashtra Says Health Minister Rajesh Tope
Health Minister of the state, Rajesh Tope, informed on Monday that Maharashtra has reported as many as 21 cases of the Delta Plus covid-19 variant. Tope said: “Maharashtra has taken a decision regarding genomic sequencing and started the process of taking 100 samples from each district, and CSIR and IGIB have been involved in this important process. NCDC is also cooperating. Since 15th May, 7,500 samples have been taken and squeezed in which about 21 cases of Delta Plus have been found,” He also added that further action would be taken in these identified cases of the Delta Plus covid variant. The first case of the Delta Plus variant was reported in a 64-year old woman from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, who has recovered now.
Phase III Data Of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin To Be Reviewed Today
The Subject Expert Committee under the Drug Controller General of India will discuss reviewing the vaccine of Bharat Biotech, Covaxin’s phase III trial data today. The meeting is being held ahead of Bharat Biotech’s meeting with the World Health Organisation for the approval of the India-made vaccine, Covaxin. A senior government official from DCGI confirmed that they have received the data from the phase III trials of the Covaxin. The phase III trial data of the Bharat Biotech’s vaccine have been questioned a lot in the past, and the review of the data is very crucial to ascertain the efficacy of the vaccine.
Madhya Pradesh Inoculates Over 16 Lakh Covid-19 Vaccine Doses; Tops India’s Inoculation Chart
On Monday, Madhya Pradesh administered a total of 16,73,858 covid-19 vaccine doses in a single day, the highest in the country. As many as 3,75,962 covid-19 vaccine doses were administered in the Bhopal division. 3,88,401 vaccine doses were administered in the Indore division. The Jabalpur division administered 1,93,435 doses, and 2,54,757 vaccine doses were given in the Ujjain division. The centralized vaccination program commenced on 21st June, which provides free vaccine doses to all the citizens aged above 18. Speaking to the media, the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, said: “On one hand we are strengthening healthcare infrastructure and conducting maximum testing, and on the other hand, we have to ensure mass vaccination,”
— CMO Madhya Pradesh (@CMMadhyaPradesh) June 22, 2021
Odisha: The Only State In India To Have All Three Species Of Crocodiles
Odisha has become the only state to have all three species of crocodiles – freshwater Gharials at Satakosiya in Mahanadi, saltwater crocodiles and muggers in Bhitar Kanika National park. The state of Odisha has always been a natural nest of Gharials, a critically endangered species. Though all the original Gharials introduced over the years in the state are dead now, around 28 hatchlings were spotted in the Baladamara area near the Satkosia range. Officials have been monitoring the development closely with round-the-clock surveillance. As per the wildlife warden of Anugul district, Prashanna Behera, the habitats of Gharials are in danger due to fishing and encroachment. Gharials are protected and listed in Schedule 1 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
In a major boost to wildlife conservation in #Odisha, the State is witnessing natural nesting of gharials after a span of 45 yrs. As many as 28 hatchlings of the critically endangered species have been spotted in the Mahanadi, near Satkosia range.https://t.co/qhcXN9iMrK
— CMO Odisha (@CMO_Odisha) June 20, 2021
Grahan Web Series In Trouble As Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) Demands Ban
The Hotstar Special series Grahan which is scheduled to be released on the OTT platform on 24th June is based on the famous 1984 riots. However, the series has got itself into trouble as the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) is seeking a ban on the series for allegedly portraying a Sikh character in an objectionable manner. President of the SGPC, Bibi Jagir Kaur, said: “A Sikh character has been portrayed in an objectionable manner in a web series called ‘Grahan’ based on the 1984 Sikh genocide. In the web series, the charge of Sikh genocide is being levelled against a Sikh character which is highly condemnable and fabricated.” Kaur also added: “A legal notice has been sent by a witness of the genocide Nirpreet Kaur to Ajay G Rai, producer of ‘Grahan’ web series and Sunil Ryan, head and president of Disney+Hotstar. The SGPC also supports this notice,” Kaur also demanded that the government of India must include Sikh representatives in the censor board so that controversial scenes related to Sikhs can be removed in any film.
Bigg Boss 15 Contestant List Includes Ankita Lokhande And Rhea Chakraborty
If reports are to be believed, Sushant Singh Rajput’s former and last girlfriend Ankita Lokhande and Rhea Chakraborty has been approached by the team of Indian reality show Bigg Boss for season 15. Though there has been no confirmation from Rhea’s side, a contestant list has surfaced online, which includes Ankita’s name. Bigg Boss 15 will be hosted by superstar Salman Khan and might consist of personalities like Disha Vakani, Neha Marda, Jennifer Winget, Adda Khan, Surbhi Vhandna and Abhijeet Sawant.
Badshah’s New Release Paani Panni Starring Jacqueline Fernandez Crosses The 100 Million Mark On YouTube
The latest music video of Badshah starring Jacqueline Fernandez ‘Paani Paani’ has crossed the 100 million mark on YouTube. The song is sung by Aastha Gill and currently has 1.7 million likes on YouTube. The video was shot in the picturesque location of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan and has been trending on YouTube ever since its release. Earlier, on sharing his experience of shooting the music video, Badshah said: “The process of making Paani Paani and shooting it was a beautiful journey. When Aastha (Gill) and I recorded the song, we knew that we had something unique in our hands, and I only wanted Jacqueline to be a part of it,”
WTC Finals Update: Rain Washes Out Day 4 Between India And New Zealand
There was no play between India and New Zealand on the 4th day of the World Test Championship Finals at Southampton because of rain. This is the second time that the play has been washed out without a single ball being bowled. The winner of the WTC finals will walk away with a cash prize of USD 1.6 million, and USD 800,000 will be given to the runner-up.
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 21, 2021