Today’s News Headlines: High Rainfall Alert Issued In Maharashtra, Goa As Cyclone Tauktae Nears
Cyclone Tauktae: High Rainfall Alert Issued In Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerela and Gujarat
The latest notification released by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) states that Tauktae has now become a severe cyclonic storm and likely to intensify in the next four hours. States like Kerela, Goa are witnessing heavy rainfall, high tidal waves and gale-force winds. Maharashtra has also stopped the ongoing vaccination drive in the state, given the warning of the cyclone. Gujarat is expected to get hit by Tauktae on Monday evening, rescue teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) have been deployed in the state.
Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Tauktae
INSAT 3D satellite-based centre position
at 1030 IST – 19.1N & 71.5E
which is 193 km south-southeast of Diu pic.twitter.com/9ySxqZZI2t
— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) May 17, 2021
Covid Bulletin: India Records A Dip In Daily Cases, Reports Less Than 3 Lakh Cases After Weeks
With 4,106 covid-deaths reported across the country, India sees a dip in fresh cases. In the last 24 hours, India’s new covid-19 cases stand at 2,81,386 and 3,78,741 recoveries. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, A cumulative total of 31,64,23,658 samples have been tested for covid-19 as of 17th May. The positivity rate is currently at 17.88%.
Two Bengal Chief Ministers Taken To The CBI Office In Kolkata, Likely To Get Arrested In The Narada Bribery Case
Bengal ministers Firhad Hakim and Subrata Mukherjee have been taken to the CBI office in Kolkata. The CBI is set to press a chargesheet against the ministers in the Narada Bribery case. Earlier, a CBI investigation had been sanctioned by the Bengal governor against Firhad Hakim, Subrata Mukherjee and former ministers Madan Mitra and Sovan Chatterjee. The Narada Bribery case was a sting operation done by the Narada News portal, in which the ministers can be seen accepting bribes.
Delhi Government: We Will Take All Necessary Steps To Check Cases Of Black Fungus Or Mucormycosis In The Capital
Delhi has been recording a rise in the number of black fungus cases among covid recovered patients. On Sunday, the Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, said that the state government would take all the necessary steps and precautions to check cases of mucormycosis or black fungus cases in the capital. The centre released an advisory on 9th may, citing that mucormycosis may turn fatal if not taken care of. The infection is commonly seen in patients who are taking steroids for covid-19 treatment and have comorbidities such as diabetes, heart failure, cancer or kidney problems.
Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank To Hold A Virtual Meeting With The Education Secretaries Of All States
Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank will hold a virtual meeting on 17th May with the states’ education secretaries to discuss the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on the education sector. The union minister will also take a review of online classes and check on the progress of the National Education Policy. The covid-19 pandemic has impacted the country’s education system with the cancellation of the class 10 board examination and postponing of the class 12 board examination.
Minister of Education, Government of India Shri @DrRPNishank will be virtually attending a meeting with State Education Secretaries on 17th May 2021 at 11 AM. The objective of the meeting is to review the #COVID situation, online education, and work around NEP. pic.twitter.com/gnC1paqsGk
— Ministry of Education (@EduMinOfIndia) May 16, 2021
Monasteries In Bodh Gaya Doing Charity Works To Help The Locals Fight The Ferocious Battle Of The Covid-19 Pandemic
There are various Buddhist monasteries at Bodh Gaya in Bihar, which is operated by over four dozen countries. The monasteries and foreign charity organisations are helping the locals of the heritage city in the fight against the covid-19 pandemic by distributing food grains, cooked food, oxygen cylinders and oxygen concentrators to the needy. Bihar is under strict lockdown till 25th May, and the total number of covid-19 cases in the state stands at 6.51 lakh.
Shilpa Shetty Shares A Heartwarming Photo With Husband Raj Kundra
Female actor Shilpa Shetty took to Instagram and shared a beautiful picture with husband Raj Kundra showcasing how to express your love in the time of corona. The actor wrote: “Love in the time of Corona! Corona pyar hai😍 #Nearlydone ! Thank you all for your wishes, concern and prayers.” While Shilpa’s husband, mother Sunanda, children Samisha, Vihaan and her in-laws tested covid-positive, the female actor tested negative for the virus.
Broken But Beautiful 3 Trailer out: Sidharth Shukla And Sonia Rathee’s On-Screen Chemistry Sizzles
The trailer of the much-awaited season 3 of the popular web series, Broken But Beautiful is out now. Starring Bigg Bose fame Sidharth Shukla and debutant Sonia Rathee as the lead pair, the show is set to release on 29th May on ALTBalaji. While announcing the same, Sidharth took to Instagram and wrote: “Broken But Beautiful 3 Trailer Sometimes, falling out of love can be more empowering than falling in love. #BrokenButBeautiful3 streaming on 29th May on @altbalaji.”
After Sharing About Her Battle With Endometriosis, Sumona Chakravarti Shares Health Update And Writes ‘Managing It Medically’
Days after television actor Sumona Chakravarti shared her story of battling endometriosis since 2011; her fans had been worried about her health. Clearing the air, on Saturday, the actor took to Instagram to share her health update and wrote: “The idea was to spread awareness about a health ailment #Endometriosis which is as common as PCOD/diabetes probably. Am glad a lot of young girls, women, doctors, husbands reaching out on behalf of their wives… have responded & realised how important it is to give it the medical attention it needs. As far as I’m concerned am doing okay. Been managing it medically for as long as I can remember. So thank u for all your duas & prayers. Peace & Love.”
Australian Cricketers Who Played In IPL 2021 Landed In Sydney From Covid-Hit India
After the Indian Premier League 2021 was suspended due to an unprecedented rise in covid-19 cases in India, cricket authorities are rushing to evacuate the players from the country. After the Australian government lifted the temporary ban of putting citizens to jail if they attempt to return from India, a group of 38 players, coaches, officials and TV commentators landed in Sydney after being stranded in the Maldives for over a week.
Official Update | We can confirm that Australian players, coaches, match officials and commentators have been safely transported from India and are en route to the Maldives. pic.twitter.com/mZQT2RlvBv
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) May 6, 2021