Headlines: India’s Active Covid-19 Tally At 7 Lakh; Recovery Rate Over 96%
Covid-Bulletin: India’s Active Covid-19 Tally At 7 Lakh; Recovery Rate Over 96%
According to the data released by the Union Health Ministry, 53,256 more people have tested positive for covid-19 in the last 24 hours. The country has reported less than 66,000 new covid-19 infections after nearly 3 months. The cumulative caseload in the country stands at 2,99,35,221, while the recoveries have reached 2,88,44,199, with a recovery rate over 96%. India’s covid-19 situation continues to get better as the recoveries are outnumbering the active covid-19 infections. As per the Union Health Ministry, a total of 28,00,36,898 covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the country so far.
WHO Scientist: Too Early To Say If Covid Booster Shots Will Be Required To Fight Covid-19 Variants
On Friday, the World Health Organization’s chief scientist, Soumya Swaminathan, in a Zoom interview said: “We do not have the information that’s necessary to make the recommendation on whether or not a booster will be needed,” Many countries, including the United Kingdom, are planning to roll out covid booster shots in order to avoid another breakout and to fight against the more infectious variants of covid-19 but the health authorities are saying that there is not enough evidence to support that the world requires covid booster shots.
PM Modi May Discuss Roadmap To Restore J&K Statehood As Per Reports
As per reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to have a meet with the mainstream political parties of Jammu and Kashmir to discuss the restoration of the statehood of J&K, which is currently a Union Territory. However, sources close to the development clarified that there would be no talks on restoring the special constitutional status of Jammu & Kashmir, and there will no change in Ladakh’s status right now. The news comes as a significant step for Jammu & Kashmir as this is the first development after the central government abrogated Article 370 in August 2019. However, the restoration plan of statehood might or might not be on the cards as sources have quoted NDTV that the high-level meeting will focus more on delimitation exercise and not the demands for statehood.
Haryana, Uttarakhand and Tamil Nadu Extends Lockdown; Check What’s Allowed
The Haryana, Uttarakhand and Tamil Nadu government on Sunday extended the lockdown with some relaxations. The lockdown in Haryana has been extended till 28th June, but corporate offices can open with full attendance, and all shops, restaurants and bars can operate from 9 am to 8 pm. In Uttarakhand, the lockdown has been extended till 22nd June and hotels, bars, and restaurants can operate with 50% capacity. Chardham Yatra has been opened for locals from 1st July and 11th July for people coming from different states. However, a negative RT PCR or Rapid Antigen test report is mandatory for all the pilgrims visiting Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri temples. The Tamil Nadu government has allowed the bus services to resume after a gap of 42 days, and Metro Rail services will operate with 50% capacity. However, Tamil Nadu has extended the lockdown norms till 6 am on 28th June, including the closure of places of worship, school, colleges and universities.
PM Modi’s Nationwide Address On 7th International Yoga Day; Says Yoga Is A Ray Of Hope Amid Covid-19 Pandemic
As India celebrates the 7th International Yoga Day, PM Narendra Modi, while addressing the nation on the importance of yoga, said: “Yoga is a ray of hope amid the ongoing covid-19 pandemic as the enthusiasm for yoga has only increased over the last two years. When I spoke to frontline warriors and doctors, they tell me that they’ve made yoga a protective shield against the virus. They have used yoga not just for safeguarding themselves, but also for patients,” He also added that the ‘Yoga For Wellness’ theme of 2021 has encouraged people to practice yoga even more. International Yoga Day is celebrated on 21st June every year across the country.
Andhra Pradesh Vaccinates Over 1.3 Million People In A Day And Crosses The One-Crore Mark In Inoculating Its Citizens With the First Dose
The Andhra Pradesh government has set a record by administering as many as 1.3 million covid-19 doses in a single day and has crossed the one-crore mark in vaccinating people with the first dose of covid-19 vaccine. The state government, in a statement, said: “At 8 pm, over 1.3 million vaccinations have been completed across the state, which is almost 50 per cent of the national vaccination drive. It is a remarkable achievement to show that our medical team and other staff can take up over 1 million vaccinations a day if the government of India maintains the supply,” The Chief Minister of the state, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, had ordered the state health department for the special vaccination drive. Officials have given credit to healthcare volunteers and workers who are tirelessly working to inoculate as many people as they can. Andhra Pradesh has reported 5,646 fresh covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours.
— ArogyaAndhra (@ArogyaAndhra) June 20, 2021
Did Jackie Shroff Just Confirmed That Tiger Shroff Is In A Relationship?
In a candid interview, Jackie Shroff commented on the alleged relationship of Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani and said: “My boy started dating at the age of 25, and they are really great friends. I have no idea what they decided for their future. But I’m sure about one thing that Tiger is extremely focused (on) his work. For me, it’s his first work. Nobody – whether it’s his mom, dad, sister, or girlfriend – matters more than work to him. Nobody can come in between him and his work. He is too focused on his work which is good.” Though Tiger and Disha have never confirmed their relationship publicly, they are often spotted with each other at popular eateries in Mumbai and visiting international trips together.
Akshay Kumar And Suniel Shetty’s Son Ahan Shetty To Collaborate For A Film
As per reports, Akshay Kumar is all set to collaborate with producer Sajid Nadiadwala along with Suniel Shetty’s son Ahan Shetty. A source close to the development said: “The entire team is rooting for this first-time combo of Akshay and Ahan. The project is in the planning stage, and Sajid has come up with a story that demands for this unique star-cast. More details will be revealed in the time to come.” Akshay Kumar and Suneil Shetty have done some memorable films together, and that’s what makes the Akshay-Ahan jodi more interesting. Sajid Nadiadwala will also be launching Ahan Shetty in the movie Tadap paired alongside Tara Sutaria.
Amitabh Bachchan Remembers Athletic Legend Milkha Singh While Sharing The Last Page Of Milkha Singh’s Book
Amitabh Bachchan remembered athletic Legend Milkha Singh, who passed away, aged 91, due to covid-19 on Friday. While sharing the last page from Milkha Singh’s autobiography on his social media, Big B wrote: “The last page of Milkha Singh’s book… An inspiration for all..” Milkha Singh rose to fame when he clocked 45.6 seconds to finish fourth at the 1960 Rome Olympic games. Several Bollywood celebrities, including Akshay Kumar, Raveena Tandon, Shah Rukh Khan and Farhan Akhtar, mourned the death of the legendary athlete.
T 3941 – The last page of Milkha Singh's book .. An inspiration for all .. pic.twitter.com/lGBfOezsEB
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) June 20, 2021
World Test Championship Finals: New Zealand Finish Strongly On The Third Day
While Kyle Jamieson took 5 wickets, Devon Conway scored a half century, due to which New Zealand finished strongly on the third day of the World Test Chaminsioship finals. Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli couldn’t add a single run to his overnight score, and Jamieson has proven to be a nightmare for the Indian Cricket team. The WTC final is curently played between India and New Zealand at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
#TeamIndia 🇮🇳 strike at the stroke of Stumps on Day 3️⃣
Ishant picks half-centurion Conway 👌🏻
New Zealand 🇳🇿 lose 2️⃣ wickets
Day 4️⃣ promises to be an exciting one tomorrow #WTC21
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 20, 2021