Today’s News Headlines : Highest One-Day Covid-19 Deaths Recorded; Active Cases Decline
Covid Bulletin: Highest One-Day Deaths Recorded; Active Cases Continue To Decline
While the nation’s recovery rate has improved to 86.23%, India recorded the highest one-day deaths, with 4,529 fatalities reported in the last 24 hours. According to the data released by Union Health Ministry, the active covid-19 cases continue to decline with 2,67,334 new infections. India’s covid-19 tally crossed the grim milestone of 2 crores on 4th May.
Lockdown Imposed In Odisha Till 1st June; Health Services To Remain Operational
As Odisha is fighting the covid-19 pandemic, the state government has extended the lockdown for two more weeks. The state will remain in lockdown from 19th May till 1st June (5 am). Apart from this, a strict weekend lockdown will be observed from every Friday (6 pm) till Monday (5 am). Amid the lockdown, people can buy essentials from 6 am – 11 am, restaurants can only operate home-delivery and takeaway services, Inter-state and Intra-state bus services will remain inoperative till 1st June. However, all health-related services will continue to function.
Cyclone Tauktae: States Likely To Experience Moderate Rainfall As Tauktae Continues To Weaken
On Wednesday, the Indian Meteorological Department said that Tauktae is weakening into a depression and is centered over south Rajasthan and the adjoining Gujarat region. After causing havoc in Gujarat and Maharashtra, Tauktae is expected to bring moderate rainfall in other states, including Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan.
19-05-2021; 0910 IST; Light to moderate intensity rain and gusty winds with speed of 30-40 Km/h would continue to occur over and adjoining areas of entire Delhi & NCR (Badurgarh, Gurugram, Faridabad, Ballabhgarh, Noida) Panipat, Karnal, Kaithal, Kurukshetra,
— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) May 19, 2021
Covid-19 Stabilising In Many States Says VK Paul, Member (Health), Niti Aayog
VK Paul, member (health), Niti Aayog, said that some states are seeing the stability of the covid-19 curve, which proves their efforts at testing, restrictions, and containment. States including Maharashtra, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Telengana, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Rajasthan are witnessing a dip in active covid-19 cases, added Paul. However, he also said that some states are showing a trajectory and continue to be a matter of concern, such as Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, and Odisha.
#NITIAayog Member Dr. V K Paul highlighted the major initiatives taken by the Government with a whole of nation and whole of society approach to fight the pandemic and improve healthcare infrastructure and vaccination. #Unite2FightCorona pic.twitter.com/aZT29iouXf
— NITI Aayog (@NITIAayog) May 18, 2021
A Study Founds AstraZeneca And Pfizer’s Combination Very Effective
A Spanish study has found that mixing covid-19 vaccines can prove to be more effective and safe. The Combivacs study conducted by Carlos III Health Institute, a state-backed institution in Spain, found that the antibodies in the bloodstream were 30-40 times higher in people who were given AstraZeneca dose followed by a Pfizer shot compared to those who only received a dose of AstraZeneca vaccine. Only 1.7% of participants of the study reported side effects such as muscle pain, general malaise and headaches.
The Trailer Of The Family Man 2 Is Out; Manoj Bajpayee Returns As Fearless Srikant Tiwari
The makers have dropped the trailer of the much-awaited web series. In the trailer, Srikant can be seen fighting a new enemy, a suicide bomber played by south female actor Samantha Akkineni. The trailer also gives you a glimpse of Srikant’s dramatic life with his wife and children. The Family Man will be streaming from 4th June on Amazon Prime Video.
Happy Birthday Nawazuddin Siddiqui: Fans Flood Internet With Heartwarming Wishes For The Actor
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who turned 47 this year, is one of the finest actors of Bollywood. He has stolen the limelight by playing small and unconventional roles in films. From picture edits to sharing some of the best dialogues from his movies, fans have flooded the internet. This year, we will definitely get to see more of Siddiqui as he has multiple projects such as Jogira Sa Ra Ra, No Land’s Man and Sejal Shah’s Untitled Next, Sangeen and Bole Chudiyan.
— A𝘥𝘢𝘳𝘴𝘩☮ (@AbeyBhai) May 19, 2021
— Last Human (@pLastHuman) May 19, 2021
Priyanka Chopra continues To Support India In Its Fight Against Covid-19; Procures 422 Oxygen Cylinders With Covid Fundraiser
Many celebrities are trying their best to support India by fundraisers and donations to help the country fight the battle with the second wave of the pandemic. Priyanka Chopra, who started a fundraiser for procuring covid-19 resources, shared an update stating that she has managed to arrange 500 oxygen concentrators, 422 oxygen cylinders and even a workforce for ten covid vaccination centres.
T20 World Cup: BCCI Calls For Special General Meeting To Discuss About Hosting The World Cup Later This Year
The Board of Control For Cricket In India has called for a virtual meeting on 29th May to discuss about the hosting of the T20 World Cup later this year. According to the sources, before ICC’s meeting on 1st June, BCCI wants to discuss the prevailing covid-19 situation in the country and what measures need to be taken in order to host the T20 World Cup, which is slated to be held in October-November.
Delhi Court Rejects Sushil Kumar’s Anticipatory Bail Plea In Connection To The Murder Case
The Delhi Court observed that the allegations made against two-time Olympic medallist are severe and hence, rejected the anticipatory bail plea filed by Sushil Kumar. The accused, through his lawyers, had argued before the court that investigation is done to malign his image and reputation. An FIR had been filed against Sushil Kumar and nine others in connection to the murder of former junior national wrestling champion Sagar Rana.