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Headlines: India’s Active Covid-19 Caseload Dip Below 10 Lakhs

Covid Bulletin: India’s Active Covid-19 Caseload Dip Below 10 Lakhs

According to the data released by the union health ministry, India recorded 70,421 covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. With the new infections continuously declining, India’s active covid-19 caseload stands at 9,73,158. A total of 3,921 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours, taking the total death tally to 3,74,305. The total number of recoveries stands at 2,81,62,947. A ray of hope continues to shine as India reported the lowest single-day count in 72 days.

Delhi To Receive Early Rainfall; Monsoon To Reach The Capital By 15th June

The Indian Meteorological Department has said that the monsoon is likely to reach the capital by 15th June, 12 days before the expected date. Delhi is very likely to receive rainfall in the next 24-48 hours. Usually, the monsoon should have reached Delhi by 27th June, covering the entire country by 8th July. Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 35.2 degrees Celsius on Sunday.

India To Study Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Global Infrastructure Plan As An Alternative To China’s BRI

US President Joe Biden, at the G7 summit, announced a Build Back Better global infrastructure initiative proposal. The Indian government is likely to study the plan as an alternative to China Belt and Road Initiative. The plan is proposed by the world’s major democracies to provide financial and technological help mainly to the developing countries whose condition has been worsened due to the covid-19 pandemic. The G7 plan is being seen as a potential jolt to China’s BRI. Senior Ministry of External Affairs Official, P Harish quoted: “On the specific question of joining ‘Build back better for the world, I can confirm that relevant agencies of the government of India would study them and would engage with them probably at the later stage.”

Delhi Government Begins Complete Unlocking; Here Are The Details

The Arvind Kejriwal-led government has initiated unlock 3.0 in the capital. All economic activities except some have been restarted in Delhi without any restrictions. Markets, malls and market complexes will be open on all days (10 am – 8 pm); restaurants will open with 50% capacity. Salons, beauty parlours and barber shops will be allowed to open along with religious places. However, school, colleges, coaching centres, cinema halls, public parks, amusement parks, swimming pools and gyms will continue to remain inoperative till 5 am on 21st June. However, the Delhi CM mentioned that unlock 3.0 will be done on a trial basis for a week, and if cases increase, the unlocking process will be revoked. Delhi recorded 255 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi To Adress A Virtual High-Level Dialogue Today At 7:30 PM

Prime Minister Modi will address a virtual high-level United Nations dialogue on desertification, drought, and land degradation on Monday at 7:30 pm. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the president for the 14th session of the conference of the parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). The high-level meet will be attended by ministers, world leaders, government representatives, agricultural industry leaders and members of various civil society groups, according to the advisory issued by the UNCCD. The advisory read: “Land is the foundation of our societies and is a cornerstone to global food security and environmental health, zero hunger, poverty eradication and affordable energy. It underpins the success of the entire 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”

Maharashtra Sees A Rise In Mucormycosis Cases

On Sunday, Maharashtra’s black fungus cases reached 7,395 as per the state health department. 644 people have succumbed to death due to mucormycosis, while 2,212 people have recovered from the fungal infection. Most of the black fungus cases were recorded in Nagpur, Nashik, Pune and Solapur districts. Many states, including Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Odisha, Karnataka, Telengana, Tamil Nadu and Punjab, have already declared black fungus as a notified disease under the Epidemic Diseases Act.

Boycott Kareena Kapoor Khan Is Trending On Twitter; Here’s Why

Bebo has got herself into a controversy as netizens are trending #BoycottKareenaKhan on Twitter. Reportedly, Kareena is making a comeback in Bollywood after delivering her second child in February. The actor will be essaying the role of Sita in a mythological period film directed by Alaukik Desai. The film is said to narrate Ramayana from Sita’s point of view. According to sources, Kareena has charged a whopping amount of INR 12 crores for the role of Sita, but this didn’t go down well with many as people think that by charging such a high fee, Kareena has hurt the religious sentiments of the Hindu community. Some users have also said that they would want actor Yami Gautam to play the role of Sita in the film.

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The Family Man 2 Actor Priyamani Opens Up About Facing Racism On Social Media

The Family Man 2 actor Priyamani, who has gained a lot of praise for her role as Suchi in the hit web series, recently spoke about her journey of facing racism and being body-shamed on social media. While talking about the same, Priyamani said: “You are looking black, ‘looking dark,’ and even in the photos, some people say, ‘Your face is white, but your legs are dark. If I post something without makeup, half of them say, ‘Oh with make up your looking good without makeup you are looking like an aunty,’ Priyamani is not the actor who has faced racism online, even SRK’s daughter Suhana Khan faced criticism for being dark-skinned and was called ‘kaali’ even as a child. Apart from female actors, many male actors, including Nawazuddin Siddiqui, has faced criticism in the Hindi film industry due to his dark complexion.

Sushant Singh Rajput’s Ex-Girlfriend Ankita Lokhande Organises Special Puja On Actor’s First Death Anniversary

Sushant Singh Rajput was founded dead at his residence on 14th June 2020. It is the first death anniversary of the late actor, and his ex-girlfriend and actor Ankita Lokhande has organised a special puja for the actor. Both the actors dated each other for 6 years until they parted ways in 2016. Many celebrities and fans are remembering the exceptionally talented actor today.

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Image credits: Instagram/lokhandeankita

Novak Djokovic Becomes The First Man In 52 Years To Win All Four Majors Twice

Serbian professional Tennis player Novak Djokovic has claimed the 19th Grand Slam title and became the first man in 52 years to win all four majors twice. Novak is just one step away from acing the all-time record of 20, jointly held by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. The 34-year old player has won all four slams on multiple occasions. After the Sunday win, Novak Djokovic has 84 career titles to his credit.

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