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Today’s News Headlines: Daily Covid-19 Cases In India Continues To Show A Declining Trend

Covid Bulletin: Daily Covid-19 Cases In India Continues To Show A Declining Trend

According to the data released by the union health ministry, the new covid-19 infections in the country reported in the last 24 hours is 1,86,364 people testing positive. This is the lowest that India has hit in the last 44 days. The cumulative caseload is now 2,75,55,457. The daily positivity rate is 9%, and the weekly positivity rate is 10.42%. The total recoveries continue to surpass the number of fresh infections, with 2,59,459 more people being discharged. However, the central government has asked all the states to extend covid-19 guidelines till 30th June and issued a directive to go for intensive and local containment measures with no mention of lockdown.

CBSE Boards Exams For 12th Class May Held For 30 Minutes; Date Of Exams To Be Announced On 1st June

Reportedly, after a high-level meeting on Sunday, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank is set to announce the date of the CBSE class 12th Board examination 2021 on 1st June. There are reports that the exams will be held for 30 minutes in which students will answer objective type questions. However, there is no official confirmation from the ministry yet. States including Delhi, Maharashtra and Goa had suggested not to hold the examinations, and others suggested keeping the exam for a minimal period of time. CBSE had suggested two options of either conducting the exam for main subjects or holding a 90-minute exam. 

When Will Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Arrive In India? Here are The Details

In a statement titled myths and facts on India’s vaccination process, the Indian government said that they have been trying all means to import vaccines approved by USFDA, EMA, UK’s MHRA and Japan’s PMDA. Pfizer has already said that it is ready to supply 5 crore doses to India in 2021 and that it will only deal with the government of India. Moderna is reportedly looking to launch a single dose in India by 2022 and is in talks with Cipla, among other firms. According to reports, the US company Johnson & Johnson might not supply its vaccine doses to other countries in the near future. However, the central government is exploring ways to secure the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 

Niti Aayog’s Myths & Facts on India’s Vaccination Process:

Delhi Government To Provide Compensation up to INR 5 Lakh To Families Who Lost Patients Due To Oxygen Shortage 

Delhi government has decided to compensate the families who have lost covid-19 patients to death due to the oxygen shortage in the capital. The Arvind Kejriwal government has formed a committee comprising six doctors and asked them to prepare a framework for the compensation, and the maximum amount is INR 5 lakh. An official said: The committee would meet at least twice a week either physically or through VC at a fixed time. The committee will be empowered to seek any documents from the concerned hospitals, including records of oxygen supply, storage and stock position, “Apart from this, the Delhi government has also announced a compensation of INR 50,000 to the families who have lost their breadwinner to covid-19 and free education to kids who lost both their parents to covid. A sum of 25,000 every month will be provided to these kids until they turn 25 years old.  

Fugitive Jeweller Mehul Choksi’s Extradition To India Stayed By A Caribbean Court 

PNB scam accused Mehul Choksi’s repatriation from Dominica has been stayed by a Caribbean court. The order from the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in the High Court of Justice Commonwealth of Dominica stated: “This order is to be served immediately on the defendants by email and fax and in person, and the head of the immigration at the Douglas Charles airport by email and fax,” The matter will be heard on Friday again. India is pressing the extradition of both Mehul Choksi and Nirav Modi (currently lodged in a UK jail), who are wanted by the CBI in the PNB scam. 

Punjab Sees A Rise In Black Fungus Cases; CM Orders To Ramp Up The Stock Of Alternate Drugs 

After Punjab reported 188 cases of mucormycosis, the Chief Minister of the state, Captain Amarinder Singh, has issued directives to ramp up the stock of alternate drugs to treat black fungus cases amid a shortage of Amphotericin. The state government, in an official release, said: “With only Liposomal Amphotericin B injections in the stock, and just 880 more Liposomal expected to be received today (Thursday), the CM stressed the need to strengthen alternate drug stocks as recommended by the Expert Group constituted by his government to deal with the crisis.” The expert group have been given the task to advise hospitals on the treatment protocols of mucormycosis cases. Punjab is under lockdown till 10th June. 

Breaking: Arjun Kapoor To Play The Lead In Ajay Behl’s Romantic Thriller

After the back to back release of Sardar Ka Grandson and Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, Arjun Kapoor is all set to come on board with director Ajay Behl on a romantic thriller film. A source close to the development said: “It’s a romantic thriller produced by Bhushan Kumar and Shaailesh R Singh. The premise could be a love triangle with Arjun being the hero of the film who is paired alongside two heroines. Other details of the story have been kept under wraps for now. However, the idea is to take the film on floors as soon as possible,” Ajay Behl’s last venture was Section 375. 

Kya Kiya Hain Tune Song From Broken But Beautiful 3 Out Now

On Thursday, the makers released a new track from the series Kya Kiya Hain Tune. The song is sung by singer-composer Amaal Malik along with Palak Mucchal and tells us about how one finds love after a heartbreak. Sidharth Shukla and Sonia Rathee starter Broken But Beautiful 3 will release on 29th May on ALTBalaji

Here’s Why Arrest Randeep Hooda Is Trending On Twitter 

After an old video of actor Randeep Hooda went viral, the actor has caught all the social media attention but due to wrong reasons. In the clip, Hooda can be seen cracking jokes on the politician and former Chief Minister of UP, Mayawati. This didn’t go down well with netizens who have started calling Hooda a sexiest and casteist, and the story doesn’t end here; the furious netizens are also calling to arrest Randeep Hooda on Twitter. No official statement or comments regarding the video have been received by Randeep Hooda yet. 

ICC releases WTC Final Playing Conditions; India, New Zealand To Share The Trophy If The Match Ends In A Tie

On Friday, The International Cricket Council announced the playing conditions for India vs New Zealand World Test Championship final. The ICC release said: The playing conditions confirm that a draw or a tie will see both teams crowned as joint winners as well as the allocation of a Reserve Day to make up for any lost time during the regular days of the Final – scheduled to be played from 18 to 22nd June, with 23rd June set aside as the Reserve Day. Both of these decisions were made in June 2018, prior to the commencement of the ICC World Test Championship,”


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