Headlines: India Surpasses USA In Total Number Of Vaccine Doses Administered
India Surpasses the USA In Total Number Of Vaccine Doses Administered
According to the Union Health Ministry, India has administered 32,36,63,297 covid-19 vaccine doses till date and have surpassed the United States that has administered 32,33,27,328 vaccine doses. However, 46.5% of adults in the USA have taken the vaccine, but only 5.6% of adults in India’s population have been fully vaccinated. India began its inoculation drive on 16th January 2021 and is currently in the third phase of vaccinating the age group of 18-45. Three covid-19 vaccines, including Serum Institute’s Covishield, Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin and Russia’s Sputnik V, is being administered in India. The country’s inoculation drive is also facing another major challenge as 54% of men have received the covid-19 vaccine compared to 46% of women – a gap of 8%, which clearly indicates a gender imbalance.
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) June 28, 2021
Covid Bulletin: India Records Less Than 40,000 Fresh Covid-19 Cases With 2.12% Daily Positivity Rate
According to the data released by the Union Health Ministry, India has recorded 37,566 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The covid-19 infection tally has dropped below 40,000 for the first time in over 90 days. The fatality rate in the country has reached around 3.97 lakhs. The daily positivity rate of India is at 2.12%, while the weekly positivity rate stands at 2.74%. Meanwhile, daily recoveries continue to outnumber freshly reported covid-19 cases, as almost 57,000 recoveries were recorded in the last 24 hours. The recovery rate of India stands at 96.87%.
Arvind Kejriwal Promises 200 Units Of Free Electricity If AAP Comes In Power In Punjab
The Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP is all set to lock horns with Congress in the upcoming Punjab elections. On Tuesday, Kejriwal took to Twitter and made a promise that if the party comes to power, they will provide 200 units of free electricity to every family – one of the similar campaigns that led to the victory of the AAP in Delhi elections. The AAP government has been targeting the problem of inflated power bills, for which the Punjab government has been target several times by opposition parties, unemployed teachers and government employees.
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— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 29, 2021
Covid Relief Scheme Expanded To Tourism And Small Business Sector
On Monday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the extension of the covid relief scheme to the covid-hit tourism and small businesses sector. The steps taken to provide a string of relief to the covid-hit sectors were a mixture of expansion of existing measures. A separate amount of INR 23K crore has been allotted for pediatric care/pediatric hospital beds. The size of the Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme has been increased from INR 3 lakh crore to INR 4.5 lakh crore. Up to INR 10 lakh loan will be provided to the travel agencies and INR 1 lakh loan to 10.7k tourist guides in the tourism sector. The scheme also includes a free month tourist visa to the first 5 lakh tourists.
? Financial support to more than 11,000 Registered Tourists/ Guides/ Travel and Tourism Stakeholders
? Free one month Tourist Visa to first 5 lakh tourists
— Ministry of Finance (@FinMinIndia) June 29, 2021
Snapshot of financial details of the schemes announced yesterday
?Economic Relief from #COVID19 Pandemic – Rs. 3,76,244 Cr.
?New Scheme for Public Health – Rs. 15,000 Cr.
?Impetus for Growth and Employment – Rs. 2,37,749 Cr.
?Total – Rs. 6,28,993 Cr.#IndiaFightsCorona
— Ministry of Finance (@FinMinIndia) June 29, 2021
LeT Terrorist Nadeem Abrar Killed In Encounter In Srinagar
In an encounter in the Parimpora area of Srinagar, top Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Nadeem Abrar and a Pakistani national were killed, as stated by the police on Tuesday. Citing the details of the incident, a police spokesperson said: “On Parimpora checkpost, a vehicle was stopped, and their identity was asked. The person sitting in the back seat tried to open his bag and took out a grenade. The police swiftly swung into action and grabbed the person sitting in the back seat. Both the driver and the person sitting at the back seat were taken into police custody. After taking off his mask, it was identified that he was terrorist Abrar, a top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander,” From there, Abrar was taken t the house to recover the weapon (AK 47 riffle). However, when the CRPF force entered the house, a Pakistani terrorist opened fire. The force retaliated with heavy firing in which both the LeT commander and the Pakistani national were killed.
Twitter India Managing Director Booked For Showing Jammu & Kashmir As A Separate Country
The Twitter India managing director Manish Maheshwari has been booked for showing a wrong map of India under Section 502 (2) of IPC and Section 74 of the IT (Amendment) Act 2008. A local lawyer filed the complaint against Twitter India as stated by Bulandshahr SP Santosh Kumar Singh. The wrong map of India showed Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh as a separate country; the map appeared under the career section of Twitter’s website under the heading ‘Tweep Life’ The microblogging site has been facing many legal problems since it lost its legal indemnity in India after failing to comply with the new IT rules 2021. Recently, the interim Chief Grievance Officer of Twitter India also resigned from the post. Twitter officials have not responded to the matter yet.
Freida Pinto Announces The Start Of Her Motherhood Journey With Fiance Cory Tran
Slumdog Millionaire fame female actor Freida Pinto has announced her pregnancy with fiance Cory Tran. The couple is all set to welcome their first kid, and sharing the same on social media, Pinto wrote: “Baby Tran, coming this Fall!” The actor shared beautiful pictures of her baby bump along with her longtime fiance Cory Tran. The duo got engaged in November 2019. On the professional front, Freida was last seen in the American drama film Hillbilly Elegy in 2020.
Hansal Mehta All Set To Collaborate With Anubhav Sinha For An Action-Commercial Thriller
Director Hansal Mehta, who achieved a lot of fame for his web series Scam 1992, is set to join hands with director Anubhav Sinha for an action-commercial thriller. The collaboration also involves Bhushan Kumar, and the film will be based on a true event. The untitled film is under the pre-production stage currently, and reportedly, two fresh faces will be seen in the movie. A source close to the development said: “The film has been in pre-production mode for some time now. Everything has been planned to keep in mind the ongoing situation; all the safety measures will be in place during the shoot. The two fresh faces have been handpicked and groomed by Anubhav and Hansal after months of grueling sessions,” However, there has been no official confirmation regarding the release year of the film.
Shah Rukh Khan Starrer Pathan To Get Four Action Directors
Director Aditya Chopra is set to go all out for the Shah Rukh Khan starrer Pathan, which will be a slick action thriller. According to reports, Aditya Chopra has roped in four action directors to shoot various action sequences for the film. A trade source revealed: “Craig, who runs the stunt company, Titan Stunts with Katja Hopkins, and his four-member team landed in the city on June 8. After quarantining at a Juhu hotel, the team joined Shah Rukh and John Abraham this week. The actors kicked off the latest schedule with confrontation scenes and will film major fight sequences early next month. Craig is a highly-skilled martial artiste too and has designed sequences for Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Bloodshot (2020) and War (2019),” Meanwhile, there has reports of Deepika Padukone and Dimple Kapadia joining the cast next week.
Switzerland Beats France In Euro 2020 To Reach The Quarter Finals
Switzerland defeated France with 5-4 on penalties in the Euro 2020 on Monday. As Kylian Mbappe missed the deciding penalty for France, Switzerland came from two goals down, and Mario Gavranovic equalized in the 90th minute.
?? RESULT: Switzerland through to quarter-finals after thrilling shoot-out!
WHAT A GAME! ?
? Did you see that coming!? #EURO2020
— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) June 28, 2021