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Headlines: PM Modi To Visit Prayagraj Today With A Vision Of Empowering Women

PM Modi To Visit Prayagraj Today With A Vision Of Empowering Women

Ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Prayagraj today to participate in one of a kind programme. The government said that PM Modi would be visiting with the vision of empowering women and transferring around INR 1,000 crore in the bank accounts of Self Help Groups (SHGs). BJP’s cash scheme is expected to benefit around 16 lakh women members of these groups and will be attended by over two lakh women. PM Modi is also likely to transfer more than Rs 20 crore to over 1 lakh beneficiaries under the Mukhya Mantri Kanya Sumangala Scheme. As state elections in UP are due in two months, political parties including BJP, Congress and Samajwadi Party are focusing on women-centric initiatives. While Congress is standing up against the multiple crimes against women, the Samajwadi Party is also trying to highlight the past initiatives taken by the Mulayam Singh Yadav government. 

Covid-Bulletin: India Registers 5,326 New Covid-19 Cases; Maharashtra, Delhi Records 54 Omicron Cases

According to the latest data released by the union health ministry, India has recorded 5,326 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country currently stands at 79,097, which is the lowest in 574 days. Meanwhile, daily recoveries continue to outnumber active covid-19 cases, with recording 8,043 recoveries in the last 24 hours. The total recoveries currently stand at 3,41,95,060. The daily and weekly positivity rate currently stands at 0.53% and 0.59%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 66.61 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 138.35 crore covid-19 tests so far under the nationwide vaccination drive. The union ministry also shared the statewise list of Omicron cases. So far, India has recorded 200 Omicron cases, with Maharashtra and Delhi leading with 54 cases of the Omicron variant. 

WHO Director: “Omicron is spreading significantly faster than the Delta variant” 

On Monday, WHO director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said: “There is now consistent evidence that Omicron is spreading significantly faster than the Delta variant and it is more likely people vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19 could be infected or re-infected,” WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan also mentioned that it would not be wise to assume from early evidence that Omicron was a milder variant than the previous ones. She also warned that with the numbers going up, health systems would be under strain. WHO officials also pointed out that other forms of immunity vaccinations might prevent infection. 

Can’t Bluntly Condemn The Incident Says SGPC President On Sacrilege Killings In Amritsar And Kapurthala

In a recent interview with NDTV, the head of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Harjinder Singh Dhami, said: “It is not a simple incident. It is related to the Guru Granth Sahib and not just any social offence. We cannot bluntly condemn the incident (the death of the two accused) because it involves the sentiments and faith of the Sikh people…” Mr Dhami gave the statement in reference to the recent mob killings of two men in Amritsar and Kapurthala for allegedly desecrating Sikh religious sentiments. Along with refusing to denounce the ‘sacrilege’ killings, Mr Dhami also appeared to justify the mob killings as a self-defence attack. Mr Dhami said: “The rule of defence states that if someone tries to attack… you can counter-attack as well,” However, according to the police, the incident appears to be a case of theft, not sacrilege. 

Kangana Ranaut Starrer Dhaakad To Hit The Theatres In May 2022

Fans are eagerly waiting for the release of Kangana Ranaut starrer film Dhaakad. The film was earlier scheduled to release on 8th April 2022. However, some sources have claimed that the makers are looking to postpone the Dhaakad release date by a month. The film is directed by Razneesh Razy Ghai and is a high octane spy thriller. Apart from Kangana Ranaut, the film also features Arjun Rampal and Divya Dutta in pivotal roles. No official announcement regarding the Dhaakad release date has been made yet. 

Mom Madhu Chopra’s Best Wishes To Priyanka Chopra For Matrix Launch

As global icon Priyanka Chopra is gearing up for her upcoming film ‘The Matrix Resurrections’, mom Madhu Chopra posted an appreciation post for her daughter. Taking to Instagram, Madhu Chopra wrote: “Celebrating the dedication you’ve shown on the way to this achievement. You’ve earned every bit of the success. Heartfelt Congratulations and Best wishes for the launch of Matrix and all your future endeavours.” Priyanka also added pictures from the Matrix premier night in California and wrote: “Crew! (red heart emoji) I’m so thankful for my family. Thank you all for being a part of this amazing moment with me. My team, without who I would never be able to do any of it. Grateful. Missed you @nickjonas (red heart emoji) Happy birthday @divya_jyoti.” The Matrix Resurrections is slated to release on 22nd December worldwide and on HBO Max. 

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