Headlines: India Sees A Slight Dip In New Covid-19 Infections
Covid Bulletin: India Sees A Slight Dip In New Covid-19 Infections
According to the data released by the union health ministry, 91,702 people tested positive for covid-19 in the last 24 hours, slightly lower than Wednesday and Thursday. The cumulative caseload in the country stands at 2,92,74,823. In the last 24 hours, 3,403 more people have succumbed to death due to covid-19
making the total death tally in India reach 3,63,079. The total number of recoveries in the country stands at 2,77,90,073.
IMD Issues Alert Of Heavy Rainfall In These States
The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted the formation of a low-pressure area over the North Bay of Bengal. As per IMD, the formation is expected to move west northwestwards across Jharkhand, north Odisha, and north Chattisgarh in the next three days. The weather department said: "A cyclonic circulation lies over East-central and adjoining Northeast Bay of Bengal at middle tropospheric levels, under its influence, a Low-Pressure Area is likely to form over North Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood around 11th June 2021,"
The department added that India would likely receive widespread rainfall over its eastern and adjoining central parts. A fairly widespread thunderstorm is likely to happen over Uttar Pradesh, Bengal, Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Madhya Pradesh.
G-7 Countries Planning To Share 1 Billion Covid-19 Vaccine Shots With The World
As the US President, Joe Biden urged allies to come forward and join in speeding the pandemic's end, the G-7 countries comprising of world's wealthiest democracies are set to share at least 1 billion covid-19 vaccine doses with the world, as announced by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The announcement came after US president Joe Biden committed to donating 500 million covid-19 vaccine
doses globally. French President Emmanuel Macron, while welcoming the US's move, said that France would share at least 30 million doses worldwide by the end of the year and urged that European Union should do the same.
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath To Meet PM Modi And BJP Chief JP Nadda Today Amid Murmurs Against Yogi In BJP
After reports of murmurs growing in BJP against the Yogi Adityanath administration of handling the covid-19 pandemic in Uttar Pradesh, Yogi is set to meet PM Narendra Modi and BJP chief JP Nadda Today. UP CM Yogi Adityanath, on Thursday, held a 90-minute long meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah. However, according to the sources, the party is not looking to replace Yogi Adityanath from Uttar Pradesh. The poor handling of pandemic and Yogi's inaccessibility to MP's and MLA's of the state have led to the differences coming out in the open. Jitin Prasada, who has left Congress and joined hands with BJP, was Congress's top brahmin face in Uttar Pradesh. Does Prasada has a role to play in the upcoming elections of Uttar Pradesh? Only time will tell.
Focus On Fully Vaccinating Healthcare Workers And Frontline Workers Says Centre To States
The central government
has asked the states to fully vaccinate
healthcare workers and frontline workers on a priority basis. A statement was released after a high-level meeting on Thursday, and it read: "States/UTs were asked to sharpen their focus and prepare effective plans for expediting the second dose administration for the HCWs and FLWs. States were asked to dedicate special time slots or sessions for the exercise,"
The national average for the first dose among the healthcare workers is 82% and 56% for the second dose. For frontline workers, the average for the first dose stands at 85%, and for the second dose, it's only 47%, according to the central government data. The Union Health Secretary said that the universal coverage and full protection of HCWs and FLWs are crucial for strengthening healthcare response against the covid-19 pandemic.
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot Announces A Financial Assistance Of INR 5000 To Around 2000 Artists
The Ashok Gehlot-led government has announced financial assistance of INR 5000 to around 2000 artists in the state. Informing about the same, CM Ashok Gehlot tweeted: "It has been decided to provide one-time assistance of ?5,000 to the artists in the state who are facing financial problems due to the unforeseen circumstances arising out of the COVID-19 epidemic. With this decision, about 2,000 artists who are financially weak and needy will get relief,"
Meanwhile, the fresh covid-19 cases in the state stand at 1792 with 2282 discharges and 30 deaths.
Mrunal Jain To Star In A Web Series Inspired By The Incidents Of Rohtak Sisters
Actor Mrunal Jain recently revealed that he would be playing a central character in a web series inspired by the incident of the Rohtak sisters. The famous Rohtak Sisters case is based on two sisters Arti and Pooja, who thrashed men in a bus and accused them of molesting both the sisters. Mrunal Jain, while speaking to IANS, said: "I'm not supposed to be talking much about my role, but I would say that the audience will get to see a different side of me as an actor. I will be speaking in a different dialect, actually everything is very different from what I have done in the past. It's based on a real-life incident and has a very interesting storyline. The audience will get to know about the various events that took place in the whole story,"
The show will be directed by Manoj Singh and produced by Azra Syed.
Netflix Announces The Premiere Date For Never Have I Ever Season 2
Popular Indian-American teen show, Never Have I Ever
season 2, will start streaming on 15th July on Netflix. The show revolves around the life of an Indian-American teen, Devi Vishwakumar and her misadventures. The show is created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher. The second season will see Devi continuing to balance her everyday pressures of high school and drama at home while exploring new relationships.
Actor Varun Dhawan Will Be Back Shooting For His Film Bhediya From 26th June
As India is progressing towards unlock 2.0
amid the covid-19 pandemic, Bollywood actors are gearing up to resume shoots of their upcoming projects. Actor Varun Dhawan
wrapped up over 90% of his forthcoming film Bhediya's shoots till 19th April at real locations in the middle of mountains and jungles of Arunachal Pradesh. Now, Varun is all set to resume shooting for the last leg of the horror-comedy film, Bhediya, in Mumbai on 26th June. A source close to the development said: "Varun and the entire team of this Dinesh Vijan and Jio Studios production reunites in Mumbai for the final leg of the film. It's going to be a brief shoot before the team calls it's a wrap,"
Bhediya starring Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon is setting up for a theatrical release on 22nd April 2022.
Shikhar Dhawan To Lead India For The ODI and T20I Series Against Sri Lanka In The Absence Of Captain Virat Kohli
The Board of Control for Cricket in India has named Indian player Shikhar Dhawan who will lead the upcoming three-match ODI series and three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka in the absence of captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma who are currently on the tour of England. BCCI also released the dates - the ODIs will be played on 13th,16th and 18th July, followed by the T20Is on 21st,23rd and 25th July. BCCI has released the India squad, who will be playing the upcoming series at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.