Today’s News Headlines: Covid-19 Has Wiped Out Entire Families in Rural India
IMD Says Cyclone Tauktae Continues To Show Weakening Trend; Indian Navy Rescues 132 people
On Tuesday morning, the Indian Meteorological Department informed that Cyclone Tauktae was showing a weakening trend and said that a severe storm is centered over Saurashtra, about 20 km south of Amreli (Gujarat). On Monday Night, Tauktae damaged structures, electricity lines and uprooted trees as it made landfall in Gujarat. Indian Navy rescued 132 people out of the highly challenging situation.
SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM ‘TAUKTAE’ LAY CENTRED AT 0930 HRS IST OF 18TH MAY 2021 OVER SAURASHTRA, NEAR LAT. 21.65°N AND LONG. 71.35°E, ABOUT 205 KM SOUTHWEST OF AHMEDABAD, 125 KM SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF SURENDRANAGAR .TO WEAKEN GRADUALLY INTO A CYCLONIC STORM IN NEXT 03 HRS. pic.twitter.com/NXDv0dBlLe
— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) May 18, 2021
Search & Rescue Ops Barge P305 continued through the night by #INSKochi & #INSKolkata. Offshore Support Vessel Energy Star & Great Ship Ahalya have joined the effort.
132 personnel rescued so far in extremely challenging circumstances.@DefenceMinIndia https://t.co/9fbs7g8STl
— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) May 18, 2021
Covid-19 Update: Plasma Therapy No More In The Covid-19 Treatment Guidelines
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), on Monday, issued an advisory stating that plasma therapy has shown no significant benefit in covid-19 treatment and hence dropped it from the recommended treatment guidelines for covid-19. Several other international trials have reported no benefit from plasma therapy. Last year, a trial was done by ICMR on 400 patients, called the PLACID trial, which didn’t show any significant benefit but plasma therapy was still in off label use.
Allahabad High Court Says Uttar Pradesh’s Medical Infrastructure Is At God’s Mercy
Allahabad High Court, while lashing out at the Uttar Pradesh government for failing to identify a covid-19 patient, Santosh Kumar, lying unidentified in Meerut district hospital, said that medical infrastructure in the villages and towns in ‘Ram Bharose’. The Court heavily criticised the government for failing to ramp up the medical infrastructure of the state. “A patient is admitted to the hospital in absolute care of doctors and paramedical staff, and if they adopt a casual approach, then it is a serious case of misconduct. They are playing with the lives of innocent people,” said HC. The state government has been directed by the Court to develop a definite report on ways to upgrade medical colleges by the next hearing.
Covid-19 Has Wiped Out Entire Families in Rural India; Pandemic Beyond Control In Villages
The latest covid-19 trend is moving towards rural India, which has neither the medical infrastructure nor social media to call for help. About 5,400 people are sick, and more than 30 people have died in the last three weeks in Basi, 1.5 hours from Delhi. This type of scenario is playing all over rural India, with entire families being wiped out due to lack of oxygen supplies, no doctors and no healthcare facilities. The pandemic has gone beyond control in the villages and small towns, with authorities even failing to record virus fatalities.
Covishield’s Adverse Effects Reported With Cases Of Miniscule Bleeding And Clotting
A government panel investigating the adverse effects of covid-19 vaccines has found that India has reported 26 cases of bleeding and clotting after taking the Serum Institute’s Covishield dose. Releasing a statement on Monday, The Union Healthy Ministry said that India had reported a total of 23,000 cases of adverse effects involving both Covaxin and Covishield; out of these, 700 cases were serious. The ministry also mentioned that despite cases of adverse effects being reported, Covishield still continues to have a tremendous potential to prevent covid-19 infections and reduce deaths in India.
Happy Birthday To The Miss World 2017: Manushi Chillar
After winning zillions of hearts by becoming the Miss World 2017, Manushi is all set to dazzle on the Hindi Film Industry. The gorgeous diva will make her debut opposite none other than Akshay Kumar in a historical drama Prithviraj. The film is directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi, and Manushi will be essaying the role of Prithviraj’s wife, Sanyogita.
Salman Khan Says ‘If A Film Flops, I work Harder’
After Radhe-Your Most Wanted Bhai failed to create any impact on the audience and instead became a meme material, Salman Khan fans have been disappointed by Khan’s film. Salman once spoke about his competitors and how he tackles the competition from his younger generation. Khan said: “Now, at the age of 55-56, I am doing what I used to do at the age of 14-15. That’s because the young generation has Tiger Shroff. Varun Dhawan, Ranveer Singh, Tiger Shroff, and Aayush Sharma are coming now, so we will have to work harder.”
“I have taken it as a 24×7 job. I just work. That’s all I want to do. If a film flops, I work harder,” added the actor.
Amazon Prime Video’s Upcoming Release: Vidya Balan’s Sherni All Set To Hit The Platform By Next Month
Directed by Amit Masurkar and starring Vidya Balan in the lead role, Sherni is slated to release on Amazon Prime Video by the next month. Vidya will be seen playing the role of a forest officer who is striving to maintain a balance in a world of man-animal conflict. The film also has an ensemble cast, including Sharad Saxena, Vijay Raaz, Neeraj Kabi and Ila Arun. Sherni is produced by T-Series and Abundantia Entertainment.
New Zealand Skipper Kane Willamson All Excited To Play Against India At The World Test Championship
The World Test Championship is scheduled to start on 18th June in Southampton. New Zealand Captain Kane Willamson is quite excited to lead his team against India in the inaugural final of the championship. While India has been the most successful team in the WTC, New Zealand was the first time to book a place in the ICC World Test Championship finals. Before leaving for the UK, the Indian Cricket Team is expected to go in a rigid quarantine as the country faces a deadly wave of covid-19.
🗣 "It's really, really exciting to be involved in the final, obviously to win it would be that much better"
— ICC (@ICC) May 18, 2021
Olympic Medallist Sushil Kumar Seeks Anticipatory Bail At The Delhi High Court In Connection To The Chhatrasal Stadium Brawl
Since the death of Sagar Rana at Chhatrasal Stadium on 5th May, two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar has been on the run. An FIR of murder, abduction and criminal conspiracy was registered against the wrestler. A Delhi Court also issued non-bailable warrants against Kumar and six others in connection with the case. Rohini Court will hear the anticipatory bail plea of Kumar on Tuesday.