Headlines: India’s Active Covid-19 Tally Goes Below 8 Lakh After 73 Days
Covid Bulletin: India’s Active Covid-19 Tally Goes Below 8 Lakh After 73 Days
According to t the data released by the Union Health Ministry, 62,480 people have tested positive for covid-19 in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, daily recoveries continue to outnumber active covid-19 infections. India’s daily positivity rate stands at 3.24%. The state of Maharashtra is still leading with the highest number of infections, followed by Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. Almost all the states and Union territories have shown a decline in newly reported covid-19 infections. The active covid-19 tally in India comes under 8 lakh after 73 days. The country has administered 26.89 crore covid-19 vaccine doses so far.
➡️ More than 27.90 Cr vaccine doses provided to States/UTs.
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) June 18, 2021
Dominica’s Magistrate Court Sends Mehul Choski To A State Prison
On Thursday, Dominica’s Magistrate Court sent fugitive jeweller Mehul Choksi to state prison, but as per Choksi’s lawyer, he will continue to remain in hospital as his medical condition is deteriorating. Informing about the same, lawyer Vijay Aggarwal said: “Yes, police custody has been changed to prison custody, but he shall remain in hospital as his medical condition has deteriorated, “The development is a big hope for India, which has approached the Dominica High Court seeking to be involved as a party in the Mehul Choksi illegal entry case. Mehul Choksi, along with his nephew Nirav Modi is wanted by the CBI in connection to the Punjab National Bank Scam.
Twitter India Head Asked To Report To A Police Station Over Assault Video
The managing director of Twitter India, Manish Maheshwari, has been asked to report to a police station at Loni Border in Delhi in the assault video case on a Muslim man in Ghaziabad as per a legal notice sent to Maheshwari by the Uttar Pradesh police. The legal notice came after an FIR was registered against Twitter and eight others with charges like provocation for rioting, acts intended to outrage religious feelings, criminal conspiracy and promoting enmity between different groups. Meanwhile, Twitter has lost its legal indemnity over the non-compliance with the new IT rules. However, the government has not officially announced the same.
Ghaziabad Police sent legal notice to Managing Director of Twitter India over viral video of an elderly man in Loni being assaulted with the intent of "provoking communal unrest"
The MD has been asked to come to the Police Station Loni Border & record the statement within 7 days pic.twitter.com/u5Ct8Omq6l
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) June 18, 2021
Chattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel To Announce Many Development Projects Today
Chief Minister of Chattisgarh, Bhupesh Baghel, is set to inaugurate several developmental projects virtually and perform bhumi pujan of works worth over Rs 122 crore for Janjgir-Champa districts and Rs 111 crore for Korba district. According to a press release by CMO, many developmental projects have been inaugurated in various districts, which is more than Rs. 5,000 crore for 18 districts. The CMO said: “The installation of siltation filtration structure and solar dual pump at the cost of Rs 5 crore to solve the problem of red water in 10-gram panchayats of Gangular are of Bijapur districts has also been announced, to clean drinking water to about 20 thousand people of 6 thousand families of the area.”
नवा छत्तीसगढ़ ने फिर पकड़ी रफ़्तार
अब तक 9 वर्चुअल कार्यक्रमों में मुख्यमंत्री ने 18 जिलों को दी 5 हजार 220 करोड़ रुपए की सौगात pic.twitter.com/cB9CCTYxwd
— CMO Chhattisgarh (@ChhattisgarhCMO) June 17, 2021
PM Narendra Modi Announces A Crash Course For Covid-19 Frontline Workers
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to launch a customised crash course for covid-19 frontline workers at 11 AM via video conferencing. The programme is set to commence in 111 training centres which are spread over 26 states. The aim of the programme is to upskill over one lakh covid-warriors across the country, and the training will be imparted in 6 courses, such as Home Care Support, Sample Collection Support, Medical Equipment Support, Basic Care Support, Emergency Care Support, and Advanced Care Support. The programme has been designed under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0 with a financial outlay of Rs 276 crore. Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Mahendra Nath Pandey, is also said to be joining the launch programme. The programme will also skill the non-medical healthcare workers to fill the need of the workforce in the health sector of the country.
Low-Intensity Earthquake Strikes The Northeastern States Of India
The northeastern states of India, namely Assam, Manipur and Meghalaya, were struck by a low-intensity earthquake with a difference of few hours in the early morning of Friday. Assam’s Tezpur area was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.1 on the Richter scale. The NCS said in a tweet, said: “Earthquake of Magnitude: 4.1, occurred on 18-06-2021, 02:04:40 IST, Lat: 26.73 and Long: 92.44, Depth: 22 km, Location:36km of Tezpur, Assam, India” Manipur’s Moirang was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.0 on the Richter scale and Meghalaya’s West Khasi Hills was hit by a 2.6 magnitude earthquake.
Earthquakes of magnitude 4.1, 3.0, and 2.6 on the Richter Scale hit Sonitpur (Assam), Chandel (Manipur), West Khasi Hills (Meghalaya) respectively today: National Center for Seismology pic.twitter.com/DM9rNmMmWB
— ANI (@ANI) June 17, 2021
Vidya Balan Talks About Sexism In Bollywood; Says She Was Told To Work According To The Male Actor’s Dates
In a conversation with the Hindustan Times, Vidya Balan revealed that she still faces sexism in Bollywood even after spending almost a decade in Bollywood. Speaking about the same, Vidya said: “In my early years, I would always be told that, ‘The male actor has given his dates, so you will have to work your dates around his.’ Sometimes, it didn’t even matter if I was playing a more prominent role than him in the film. “I think we face sexism all the time, and not just through men, even from women. Sometimes, we do that to other women too. I think misogyny is so intrinsic to the patriarchal mindset, in which we are all steeped, that it is difficult to get rid of it easily. I face it even today, sometimes. It annoys me, but of course, it is much less now than before. All around me, I see people facing sexism. Not everyone is even aware that they are saying something wrong, most of the time, “ On the work front, Vidya Balan was last seen in the newly released film Sherni on Amazon Prime Video.
Neeti Mohan And Nihaar Pandya Reveals The Name Of Their Beautiful Baby Boy
Singer Neeti Mohan and her husband Nihaar Pandya were blessed with a sweet little baby boy on 2nd June 2021. Now Neeti took to her social media to announce the name of her baby boy and wrote while sharing a picture of holding her baby bay with Nihar lending his support: “Holding his little hands is by far the most precious touch we have ever felt. ARYAVEER has chosen us as his parents. Couldn’t have felt more blessed than this. He multiplies the Happiness and sense of gratitude in our families manifold. Overjoyed and forever Grateful @nihaarpandya.”
Deepika Padukone Launches A Digital Guide Named Chain Of Wellbeing To Support People In Coping With The Ongoing Stressful Times
On Thursday, Deepika Padukone launched a digital guide named ‘A Chain of Well-being’ that is focused on bringing the forefront things that will help in supporting people to cope up with the ongoing stressful times. The actor used the guide feature of Instagram to launch a checklist of ‘Chain of Wellbeing’. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has partnered with Deepika for the initiative. Sharing about the same, the organisation wrote: “We’ve all been emotionally impacted by the devastating effects of #COVID-19. Children are impacted too and may feel lost and unloved. Here’s some tips for parents and caregivers on how to reach out to children to let them know they are not alone.” Deepika Padukone has constantly been working with organisations to spread awareness about depression and taking care of mental health. On the work front, Deepika has a lot of releases in her kitty, including 83, Sanki, Pathan, and Baiju Bawra.
India and New Zealand Ready To Face Each Other At Southampton From 18th June For WTC Final
After a worldwide turmoil due to the covid-19 pandemic, the Indian cricket team and New Zealand cricket team is all set to face each other at Southampton from Friday, i.e. 18th June, for the World Test Championship Finals. The test cricket is an excellent opportunity for both the teams and their captains to carve their name in history as the first winners of WTC. Meanwhile, the winner of the WTC final will walk away with a cash prize of USD 1.6 million, which is roughly around Rs 12 crore, along with the ICC Test Championship Mace.
The Big Day is here! 👏 👏
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 18, 2021