Headlines: Monsoon Arrives In Delhi As Heavy Rain Hit The Capital
Monsoon Arrives In Delhi As Heavy Rain Hit The Capital
The Indian Meteorological Department had predicted moderate to heavy rainfall in Delhi today. The delayed monsoon finally seems to arrive in Delhi as heavy rain and thunderstorm hit the capital this morning. After a series of IMD’s incorrect predictions, the weather department received a lot of criticism. It predicted monsoon’s arrival last Saturday in Delhi, but the capital reeled in intense heat for weeks. Finally, the long wait for monsoon has ended and will soon cover the remaining parts in the next few hours, as per a senior IMD official.
Shamli, Nazibabad, Bijnaur, Khatauli, Sakoti Tanda, Daurala, Meerut, Kasganj, Atrauli (U.P.) during next 2 hours. pic.twitter.com/MmyZkZv3FU
— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) July 13, 2021
Covid Bulletin: India Reports 31,443 Active Covid-19 Cases; Lowest In 118 Days
According to the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry, India has recorded 31,443 active covid-19 infections, which is the lowest in 118 days. The country’s cumulative total of active covid-19 cases has reached 4,31,315, the lowest in 109 days. Meanwhile, the daily recoveries continue to outnumber active covid-19 cases as 49,007 more people recovered in the last 24 hours, with the recovery rate currently standing at 97.28%/. The weekly positivity rate remained below 5%, standing at 2.28% and the daily positivity rate at 1.81%. On the vaccination front, India has administered 38.14 crore covid-19 vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) July 13, 2021
Uttarkashi-Gangotri Highway Closed As Heavy Rain Creates Havoc In Uttarakhand
Heavy rainfall has caused a massive landslide at the Dabrani region of Uttarkashi district, which blocked the Gangotri national highway on Tuesday as huge boulders and debris have fallen over the national highway. However, the Border Road Organization (BRO) is attempting to clear the highway. The high altitude villages have been affected due to the heavy rainfall and flash floods, damaging the irrigated fields, channels, and roads. Earlier on Monday, heavy rains triggered flash floods which have caused the water level in the Manjhi River to rise, damaging several shops and houses in the Dharamshala region of Himachal Pradesh.
Russia’s Sputnik Shows Effectivity Against Delta Variant Says Study
The Gamaleya National Research Centre of Epidemiology and Microbiology and the Russian Direct Investment Fund have announced strong results which prove that covid-19 vaccine, Sputnik V, neutralizes the new variants of SARS-CoV-2. The company said that Sputnik V has shown effectiveness against Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta and Moscow endemic variants of covid-19. The company said: “The data confirms that Sputnik V remains protective against newly detected variants. Notably, Sputnik V demonstrated significantly less of a reduction in its virus-neutralizing activity against a number of variants compared to data from other vaccine producers, which had earlier confirmed the efficacy of their vaccines against new variants of coronavirus,” The Sputnik V covid-19 vaccine is registered in 67 countries. According to the real-world data obtained by the company, the vaccine has demonstrated to be one of the most effective and safest vaccines against covid-19.
The Gamaleya Center and the #RDIF today announced strong results of the study on neutralizing activity of sera from individuals vaccinated with @sputnikvaccine against new variants of SARS-CoV-2. pic.twitter.com/8lkZaqBUoB
— RDIF (@rdif_press) July 12, 2021
PM Narendra Modi To Meet CMs Of Northeastern States Today
As northeastern states such as Manipur, Assam, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh continue to record positivity rates above 10%, PM Narendra Modi will interact with Chief Ministers of the eight northeastern states to discuss the situation and take necessary steps to curb the spread of the covid-19 infections. While India’s overall positivity rate stands at 1.81%, most of the districts of the northeastern states continue to show a high positivity rate. The meeting will take place on video conferencing with CM of eight states, representatives from the Union Health Ministry, NITI Aayog, Home Ministry and other relevant ministries as per an official. Arunachal has 10 districts, Meghalaya has 6, Assam & Sikkim has 4 each, Mizoram has 2, and Manipur has 9 where the positivity rate is above 10%.
CM Pushkar Singh Dhami: Laws In Favour Of The People Of Uttarakhand Will Be Implemented
Days after Yogi Adityanath- led Uttar Pradesh government announced the proposed new population policy, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said: “Law on population control, land laws, various other laws and acts which are already in place will be implemented if it is in favour of the people of Uttarakhand,” Yesterday, Uttarakhand BJP leaders held a meeting in the state and later spoke to the media personnel about whether the state will bring a law on population control. Dhami also mentioned about the Kanwar Yatra and said that the state government would take a decision after discussing the matter with other states, including Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi.
Kangana Ranaut Shares Update On Her Upcoming Film Thalaivi’s Release Date
Bollywood celebrity Kangana Ranaut has shared an update on the release date of her upcoming film Thalaivi’s, which is based on the life of late former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J. Jayalalithaa. The film also features Prakash Raj, Bhagyashree, Madhoo and Arvind Swami. The actor posted an update on her Instagram and wrote: “No release date has been finalized for Thalaivi yet; please refrain from rumours. We will release the film as and when cinemas open all across the country. Thanks,” Thalaivi has been produced by Vishnu Vardhan Induri and Shailesh R Singh and presented by Vibri Motion Pictures, Zee Studios and Karma Media Entertainment in association with Sprint Films and Gothic Entertainment.
Check out the trailer here:
Rannvijay Singha And Priyanka Singh Welcomes Baby Boy
Roadies fame Rannvijay Singha welcomed a baby boy on Monday, 12th July. The actor took to his Instagram to share the update with all his fans and wrote: “#satnamwaheguruੴ.” Singha posted a picture of his newborn’s red jersey with a matching pair of shoes. His friends from the industry, including Neha Dhupia, Prince Narula, Varun Sood and Nikhil Chinapa, dropped heart emojis and congratulated the couple. On the work front, Rannvijay is currently hosting Splitsvilla 13 along with Sunny Leone.
Kriti Sanon Starrer Mimi’s Trailer Out; Expect The Unexpected
The makers of Mimi has released the trailer today. While sharing the trailer on Instagram, Kriti Sanon wrote: “#Mimi expected everything, except for this unexpected journey! Watch the glimpse of her unexpected story with your family. #MimiTrailer out now Releasing on 30th July on @JioCinema & @NetflixIndia. #NothingLikeWhatYoureExpecting.” In the trailer, Kirti Sanon, who is an entertainer by profession, becomes a surrogate mother for a foreign couple and what follows is a roller coaster ride filled with different emotions and lots of drama and adventures. Mimi is slated to release on 30th July only on Netflix India and Jio Cinema. The film also features Pankaj Tripathi, Sai Tamhankar, Manoj Pahwa and Supriya Pathak in pivotal roles.
Check out the trailer here:
Indian tennis Players Frustrated Due To Lack Of Clarity On Olympic Cut-Off List
As the Tokyo Olympics is approaching, Indian tennis players are confused about the criteria that have been adopted for finalising entries in the sports event. Indian players, including Rohan Bopanna and Sharan Divji, are awaiting clarification about the cut-off criteria. Bopanna told PTI: “The most confusing part as a player is even though the entry deadline has passed for Olympics, we have no idea on what the exact cut-off of rankings are. I have been asking ATP when I was in London (for Wimbledon), but unfortunately, they themselves have no concrete answer to this,” On 14th June, Indian player Sumit Nagal was ranked 144th and failed to make the cut-off.