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Today’s News Headlines: Daily Recoveries Outnumber Newly Reported Covid-19 Cases By A Huge Margin

Covid Bulletin: Daily Recoveries Outnumber Newly Reported Covid-19 Cases By A Huge Margin

According to the data released by the union health ministry, India has seen a slight rise in daily recorded covid-19 cases. A total of 1,34,154 people have tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours. The total number of positive covid-19 cases in the country stands at 2,84,41,986. However, daily recoveries have outnumbered newly recorded covid-19 cases by a considerable margin, and India’s recovery rate stands at 92.48%. The fatality rate has also seen a dip, with 2,887 succumbing to death in the last 24 hours, a nearly 35-day low.

Dominica Court Denies Bail To Mehul Choksi For Illegally Entering The Island

Fugitive Jeweller Mehul Choksi appeared before a magistrate court in a wheelchair and pleaded not guilty to the alleged crimes and said that he was allegedly kidnapped into the island. Magistrate Candia Carette-George, however, said: “Given the severity of the matter, I am not convinced to grant bail”, The Dominican government also noted that since Choksi has an Interpol Red Notice issued against him as he is wanted in India for 11 offences, he should not be granted bail. Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi is wanted by the CBI in connection to the INR 13,500 crores loan fraud case. (PNB scam)

Supreme Court To Centre: “Courts Can’t Be Silent Spectators When Rights Of Citizens Are Infringed”

After the centre submitted a 218-page affidavit on 9th May to courts that they should not interfere with its decisions on the management of the second wave of the covid-19 pandemic in India, the Supreme Court maintained that courts couldn’t be silent spectators when citizens’ rights are being infringed upon by executive policies. However, the court said that it does not mean to second-guess the wisdom of the central government, but it will continue to determine if a particular policy conforms to the standard of reasonability, militates against arbitrariness and protects the right to life of all persons.

Snowman Logistics Enters In A Strategic Partnership With Dr Reddy Laboratories To Provide Sputnik Vaccine In India

Snowman Logistics has developed a partnership with Dr Reddy Laboratories to provide Russia’s Sputnik covid-19 vaccine across India. In a filing on Thursday, the Snowman said: ”The locations are strategically located to take care of not just the state distribution, but the whole of the regional requirements. The temperature throughout will be maintained between -20 degrees Celsius and -25 degrees Celsius. With this, Snowman will be the largest 3PL service provider for vaccines in the country, offering national reach to Dr Reddy’s Lab,” Logistics will provide temperature-controlled and end-to-end logistics solutions for the delivery of Sputnik vaccine in India and will offer storage, shipper packaging, secondary transportation and order processing from the temperature-controlled warehouses located in Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru and Delhi NCR.

Serum Institute Seeks Indemnity For Covishield Vaccine

India is currently using Serum Institute’s Covishield, Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin and Russia’s Sputnik V for its inoculation programme. News agency ANI has reported that Serum Institute has sought legal protection from the Indian government for any claims linked to its covid-19 vaccine. The Indian government has currently not provided covid-19 vaccine indemnity to any firm. ANI quoted a source: “Not just Serum Institute of India (SII), all the vaccine companies should get indemnity protection against liabilities if foreign companies are granted the same,” Vaccine indemnity protects vaccine-makers from legal proceedings meaning that they can’t be sued in India in case of any claims by any person.

Government Of India Buys 300 Million Covid-19 Vaccine Doses From Hyderabad-Based Manufacturer, Biological E

The union ministry of health and welfare announced on Thursday that the central government has finalised arrangements to reserve 300 million doses of covid-19 vaccine from Hyderabad-based covid-19 vaccine manufacture, Biological E. While releasing a statement, the ministry said: “These vaccine doses will be manufactured and stockpiled by M/s Biological-E from August-December 2021. For this purpose, the Union Ministry of Health would be making an advance payment of INR 1,500 crores to M/s Biological-E. The arrangement with M/s Biological-E is part of the wider endeavour of the Government of India to encourage indigenous vaccine manufacturers by providing them support in Research & Development (R&D) and also financial support,” The vaccine is currently in phase III clinical trials and is likely to be available for use in the new few months. The central government’s step to aid is the part of the government of India’s Mission COVID Suraksha – the Indian Covid-19 Vaccine Development Mission, which is currently supporting the development of 5-6 covid-19 vaccine candidates.

Amitabh Bachchan Shares Unseen Pictures From His Marriage On His 48th Wedding Anniversary

Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan married female actor Jaya Bachchan on 3rd June 1973, and the evergreen couple is celebrating their 48th wedding anniversary this year. Senior Bachchan took to Instagram to share unseen wedding photos and wrote: “3rd June 1973 .. thank you all for your greetings on our Anniversary,” The Amitabh-Jaya wedding was a closed affair with only near and dear ones. Recently, Big B completed 52 glorious years in the Hindi film industry. On the work front, Bachchan will be next seen in the film Chehre directed by Rumi Jaffrey and will also be a part of Deepika Padukone starrer film The Intern.

Neeti Mohan And Nihaar Pandya Announces The Arrival Of A Baby Boy

It’s a celebration time for Neeti Mohan and Nihaar Pandya as the couple welcomed a sweet little baby boy. Announcing the arrival of his son, Nihaar Pandya wrote: “My Beautiful wife gives me the chance to teach our little boy everything my father has taught me. She continues to spread more and more Love into my Life each day. Most importantly, Neeti and our Newborn are both healthy and fine.”Thanking God, doctors and their near and dear ones, he added, “Today on this Cloudy / Rainy day in Mumbai, We witnessed our ‘SON-rise’.With folded hands, The Mohan’s and The Pandya’s sincerely Thank God, the Doctors, family, friends and All well-wishers are very kind for showering Immense Care, Love and Support on us Always. Thank you All… Gratitude @neetimohan18 #gratitude #blessed,” Well, heartiest congratulations to the couple!

Vidya Balan On Sherni: “The Film Deals With The Topic Of Mutual Understanding Not Just Between Man-Animal But Between Humans Too”

Vidya Balan starrer Sherni’s trailer was released on Wednesday and received a positive response from the viewers. Telling about her experience of being a part of Sherni, Vidya said: “Ever since I first heard the story of Sherni, I found the world fascinating and so far removed from my own. Also, the character I play, Vidya, is a woman of few words but many dimensions. The film deals with a sensitive topic that touches upon respect, mutual understanding, and co-existence, not just between man-animal, but between humans as well,” Vidya Balan is seen essaying the role of Indian Forest Officer in the film. Sherni is slated to release on 18th June on Amazon Prime Video.

Watch the trailer here:

Indian Men’s And Women’s Cricket Team Leave For England To Play WTC Finals, 3 ODI’s And 3 T20Is Respectively

The Board of Control for Cricket in India took to Twitter and shared pictures of the Indian men’s and women’s cricket team departing for England, captioning it as “Off we go”. The men’s team will play six test matches in England, including the World Test Championship finals against New Zealand, and the women’s team is scheduled to play a one-off test, three One-Day Internationals and three T20 Internationals.

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