Today’s News Headlines: India Reports Less Than 2 Lakh Covid-19 Cases After 40 days
Covid Bulletin: India Reports Less Than 2 Lakh Covid-19 Cases After 40 Days
For the first time in 40 days, India, on Monday, reported less than 2 lakh covid-19 cases. With the lowest death toll in 27 days, India reported 3,260 fatalities in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, India’s covid-19 graph shows a declining trend as covid cases fell for the second week ending Sunday. Weekly cases in the country witnessed a peak in the 3rd-9th May week with 27,44,545 cases. Currently, a ray of hope shines as recoveries continue to outnumber new covid-19 cases.
Mehul Choksi, Diamantaire Wanted By CBI Goes Missing From the Caribbean Island Nation, Confirms Choksi’s Lawyer
Fugitive jeweller Mehul Choksi, aged 62, who the CBI wants in connection with INR 14,000 crore PNB loan fraud and the money-laundering case, has gone missing from the Caribbean island nation. Choksi fled to the island nation in 2018 since Antigua has no extradition agreement with India. On Tuesday Morning, Mr Choksi’s lawyer, Vijay Aggarwal, confirmed to NDTV that his client has gone missing and his family is constantly searching for him. Mehul Choksi’s nephew Nirav Modi is also wanted by the CBI in connection with the PNB Scam case. According to sources, Mr Choksi might fly to Cuba as, just like Antigua, India has no extradition agreement with Cuba.
Randeep Guleria: No Indication That Children Will Be Affected In The Third Wave Of Covid-19
While addressing a press conference, AIIMS director Randeep Guleria said that that there is no indication that children will be severely affected in the covid-19 third wave. He said: “If we see the data of the first and second waves, it is very similar, and it shows that children are usually protected, and even if they get it, they only have a mild infection. And the virus hasn’t changed, so there is no indication that children will be more affected in the third wave,” While talking about mucormycosis, Dr Guleria asked everyone to refrain from using the word ‘black fungus’ as it creates a lot of confusion.
Cyclone Yaas Turns Into A Severe Cyclonic Storm; Disaster Relief Teams Deployed In West Bengal, Odisha
According to the Indian Meteorological Department, cyclone Yaas is expected to make a landfall between Paradip and Sagar islands (West Bengal), close to Balasore (Odisha), by Wednesday morning. The states on India’s eastern coast are on high alert ahead of the landfall of cyclone Yaas that is brewing in the Bay of Bengal. The evacuation process at low-lying areas has been started, and disaster relief teams have been deployed in West Bengal and Odisha. Cyclone Yaas is expected to trigger extreme rainfall in some parts of the state for two-three days.
SCS ‘Yaas’ lay centred at 0530 hrs IST of today, about 320km SSE of Paradip, 430km SSE of Balasore, likely to move north-northwestwards, to cross north Odisha coast during noon of 26th May as a VSCS. pic.twitter.com/SV33nLgG8Z
— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) May 25, 2021
— ѕαtчα prαdhαnसत्य नारायण प्रधान ସତ୍ଯପ୍ରଧାନ-DG NDRF (@satyaprad1) May 25, 2021
Arvind Kejriwal: Had Talks With Pfizer And Moderna; Both Refused To Sell Vaccines Directly To Us
Delhi is facing a shortage of vaccine supply that has forced the state government to halt the inoculation drive in the capital for the 18-44 age group, and shutting down Covaxin centres for 45+. While addressing a press conference, deputy CM of Delhi said: “Pfizer and Moderna have refused to sell us directly, saying they are talking to the centre. The centre has not approved Pfizer and Moderna, whereas the world over, they have been approved and bought by countries.” On Sunday, Punjab was refused by Moderna to procure covid-19 vaccines saying that it will not deal directly with the states.
Addressing an important Press Conference | LIVE https://t.co/0eRaWIJKYo
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) May 24, 2021
P Chidambaram Calls Out Centre’s Vaccine Policy Callous And Cruel
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram took a dig at the centre’s vaccine policy. The centre had directed the states to procure vaccines directly from the manufacturers, calling this move ‘cynical’; P Chidambaram said that the centre ignored our advice and the suggestions of the courts for centralising the procurement process of covid-19 vaccines. The statement came after Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said that Moderna and Pfizer have refused to sell vaccines directly to the state and will only deal with the Government of India.
Is there any surprise that Pfizer and Moderna have refused to deal with states (Punjab, Delhi) and will deal only with the central government?
The central government’s direction to the states to procure vaccines directly from the manufacturers abroad was a cynical move.
— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) May 24, 2021
Wondering Why #ArrestYuvikaChoudhary Is Trending On Twitter? Here’s The Reason
After TV personality Munmun Dutta, it seems like the trouble is at the door of Bigg Boss fame Yuvika Choudhary. In a video that has gone viral on Twitter, Yuvika can be seen talking about her appearance during a vlog and saying, “Why do I always dress like a bh*ngi when I am shooting vlogs?” The casteist word has not gone down well with netizens, and the actor faced a backlash on Twitter.
Yuvika Choudhary should be arrested.
Example has to be set
There are many like her and Munmun Dutta
— Bahujan hak | बहुजन हक (@bahujanhak) May 25, 2021
Anupam Kher Completes 37 Years In The Hindi Film Industry; Shares Video About His Debut Film
Anupam Kher has garnered a lot of love and respect from all over the world. With a three-decade-long career, Kher is still going strong as he never disappoints his fan on screen. The actor took to his Instagram account and shared a video speaking about his debut film that released 37 years ago. The actor wrote: “My 37th birthday in cinema – When I started making this video I had no idea where will it go. I just started talking! And see what happened? My first film #Saaransh completes 37 years today. It was the best debut an actor could dream of,”
Deep Veer Wedding Had A No-Phone Policy, But Privacy Is Not The Only Reason
Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh tied the knot on 14th November 2018 at Lake Como, Italy. The wedding was a hush-hush affair with only family and close friends. Deepika kept a no-phone policy in the wedding, and speaking to Filmfare about the same, she revealed the actual reason behind it and said: “Privacy was secondary. The reason we asked our guests not to have cell phones was because we wanted them to be present at the moment. Usually, everyone is on their cell phones, capturing the moment,” The female actor also said that the guests were more than thankful for the policy. “People who’ve never tasted alcohol were tasting wine. That’s how free people were. They were emotionally present there,” added Padukone.
BCCI: The Board Wil Contribute Oxygen Concentrators To Boost India’s Effort In Overcoming The Covid-19 Pandemic
On Monday, The Board of Control for Cricket in India announced that it would contribute 10-litre 2000 oxygen concentrators to help India fight against the second wave of the covid-19 pandemic. While covid-19 cases in the country show a declining trend, India is witnessing a rising demand for medical equipment. The board released an official release which quoted BCCI president Saurav Ganguly as saying, “The BCCI acknowledges the stellar role the medical and healthcare community has played and continues to play as we fight this long battle against the virus.”
BCCI to contribute 10-Litre 2000 Oxygen concentrators to boost India’s efforts in overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic.
— BCCI (@BCCI) May 24, 2021