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Headlines: US Military Leaves Afghanistan; Ending 20 Year War

Afghanistan-Taliban Crisis: US Military Leaves Afghanistan; Ending 20 Year War

Ending the brutal 20-year war, the US military finally completed its withdrawal process from Afghanistan. The war ended with the Taliban getting back in power in Afghanistan, although millions of dollars were spent on rebuilding the conflict-hit Afghanistan. On Monday, US General Kenneth McKenzie said: “I’m here to announce the completion of our withdrawal from Afghanistan and the end of the military mission to evacuate American citizens,” “Tonight’s withdrawal signifies both the end of the military component of the evacuation but also the end of the nearly 20-year mission that began in Afghanistan shortly after September 11th, 2001.” added McKenzie. US President Joe Biden will address the nation today. 

Covid-Bulletin: India Records 30,941 Covid-19 Cases; Recovery Rate At 97.53%

According to the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry, India has recorded 30,941 covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country currently stands at 3,70,640. Meanwhile, daily recoveries have outnumbered active covid-19 cases, as India registered 36,275 fresh recoveries in the previous 24 hours. The total recoveries of India have climbed to a total of 3,19,59,680. The daily and weekly positivity rate currently stands at 2.22% and 2.51%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, India has conducted 52.15 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, the country has administered 64.05 crore anti-covid-19 jabs under the nationwide vaccination drive. 

India Has Administered Over 64.05 Covid-19 Vaccine Doses

Under the ongoing nationwide vaccination drive, India has hit the milestone of administering over 64.05 crore covid-19 vaccines so far. In the last 245 hours, as many as 59,62,286 covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered in India. The mark has been achieved through 68,50,464 sessions. Meanwhile, Kerala has been the most significant contributor in active covid-19 cases being reported across India. On Monday, Kerala reported 19,622 cases and 132 deaths. Experts have said that India needs to ramp up the vaccination drive in order to tackle the third wave of the covid-19 pandemic if it comes. 

Parts Of Delhi NCR Likely To Receive Rain, Thunderstorm

The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted rain and thunderstorm in parts of Delhi NCR. Taking to Twitter, IMD tweeted: “31-08-2021; 1050 IST; Thunderstorm with moderate to heavy intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of Entire Delhi and NCR (Loni Dehat, Hindon AF Station, Ghaziabad, Indirapuram, Chhapraula, Noida, Dadri, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Kosli, Faridabad, Sonipat, Manesar,” The IMD also predicted rainfall in Rajasthan and adjoining areas in the next two hours. 

After Pakistan PM Imran Khan, Pak Cricketer Shahid Afridi Supports The Taliban

After Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan backing what the Taliban has done in Afghanistan, Pak cricketer Shahid Afridi has now come out in support of the Taliban and said that the group has come with a positive mind to power. Speaking to the media, Afridi said: “No doubt Taliban have come. But, they have come with a very positive mind. They’re allowing ladies to work. They are allowing them to participate in politics. They are supporting cricket…and I believe the Taliban likes cricket a lot,” Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan also said that the Taliban group are not some military outfits but regular civilians. After seizing power in Afghanistan, the Taliban has re-imposed repressive laws that defined its 1996-2001 rule when they imposed their version of Islamic Sharia law. 

Bigg Boss OTT: Nia Sharma To Enter The Bigg Boss OTT House

The Bigg Boss OTT house is going to reach the top of the TRP list as makers have decided to bring well-known Television personality Nia Sharma, in the Bigg Boss OTT house. The bold Nia Sharma, who never misses the chance to raise temperatures on social media, might enter the Bigg Boss OTT house as a guest will definitely increase the hotness quotient of the house. Taking to Instagram, Nia wrote: “Chalo kuch toofani Karte hai…BB OTT on 1st September,” Fans couldn’t keep calm as soon as they heard about Nia Sharma coming on the show. However, it is not clear if Nia will enter as a contestant/wild card or guest. 

Shilpa Shetty Planning To Leave Husband Raj Kundra?

Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty and her family has been going through a rough time after the arrest of husband and businessman Raj Kundra in an adult film racket case. The latest updates say that Shilpa is planning to her life ahead with her two children away from Raj Kundra. A source close to the development said: “Raj Kundra’s troubles aren’t going away in a hurry. On the contrary, they seem to be multiplying every week. The disclosure of Raj Kundra’s alleged link with adult content came as much a shock to Shilpa as to the rest of us. She had no clue that the diamonds and duplex were coming from nefarious resources. She won’t be touching a penny of Kundra’s assets, from what we know,” “She earns from judging reality shows. She has let it be known in the film industry that she is looking at more film roles after Hungama 2 and the unreleased Nikamma,” added the source. 

Tokyo Paralympics: Sumit Antil Wins Gold For India

Shattering the world record not once but thrice, Indian player Sumit Antil has won the gold medal in the men’s javelin throw (f64) event in the Tokyo Paralympics. After Avani Lekhara won gold in the women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing (SH1) event, Sumit has bagged the 2nd gold for India. Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra who secured gold in Tokyo Olympics 2020, also congratulated Sumit and summed up his performance as ‘khatarnaak.’ 

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