Today’s News Headlines: Whatsapp Challenges New IT Rules 2021 In Delhi High Court
Whatsapp Challenges New IT Rules 2021 In Delhi High Court
Whataspp has challenged the new IT rules and moved to Delhi High Court, saying that one of the rules violates the privacy rights given in India’s Constitution. One of the new IT rules states that the intermediary will have to identify the ‘first originator of the information’, which, in turn, means that Whatsapp will have to break its end-to-end encryption to access the information. After the government of India introduced the new IT rules 2021 in February, all the social media giants were asked to comply with them. They were given a three-month time to make changes accordingly. The last date to comply was 25th May, but none of the social media platforms has adhered to it as of now.
Cyclone Yaas: Lakhs Evacuated From West Bengal And Odisha In View Of The Cyclone
Days after the deadly cyclone Tauktae hit the western coast of India; cyclone Yaas has hit the eastern coast of India. Over 11.5 lakh people have been evacuated from the vulnerable areas. According to the Indian Meteorological Department, cyclone Yaas has turned into a very severe cyclonic storm and made landfall close to the north of Dhamra port, and south of Balasore District in Odisha at 9 am on Wednesday. The storm is expected to continue for 3-4 hours. Flight operations have been shut in Bhubaneswar airport until 5 am on Thursday and in Kolkata till 7:45 pm on Wednesday.
LATEST OBSERVATIONS AT 1030 HRS IST INDICATE THAT THE SYSTEM IS NOW CROSSING COAST TO THE SOUTH OF BALASORE. THE LANDFALL PROCESS WILL TAKE ABOUT 2 HOURS TO COMPLETE.
— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) May 26, 2021
— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) May 26, 2021
Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, CISF DG Appointed As The CBI Director For Two Years
After the PM-led committee took a decision on Monday, a 1985 batch IPS officer serving as CISF DG, Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, was appointed as the new CBI director for two years. Three officers, including SSB chief Kumar Rajesh Chandra and special secretary in Home Ministry V S K Kaumudi, were shortlisted for the post. The high-powered selection committee consisted of PM Narendra Modi, CJI N V Ramana, and Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury. After the former director of the CBI, Rishi Kumar Shukla’s tenure ended in February, the post has been vacant since then, and additional director Praveen Sinha has been serving as the interim chief.
IPS Subodh Kumar Jaiswal has been appointed as Director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for a period of 2 years pic.twitter.com/jFGwZbOen4
— ANI (@ANI) May 25, 2021
Goa Police Destroyed Evidence In Tarun Tajpal Case Says Court
Accusing Goa police of destroying ‘clear proof of evidence’ in the Tarun Tejpal case, the additional sessions court in Mapusa acquitted Tejpal. The court said that the Goa cops failed to produce the CCTV footage of the first floor of the five-star hotel in which Tejpal allegedly raped a woman even though the witnessing officer had seen the footage. Tarun Tejpal, the founder of the Tehelka magazine, was charged under Section 354, 354-A, 341, 342, 376, 376(2) (f) and 376(2) (k) of the Indian Penal Code for allegedly raping a woman.
Covid Bulletin: India Conducts Its Highest Single Day Covid-19 Testing
According to the data released by the Union Health Ministry, India has recorded 2.08 fresh covid-19 cases and 4,157 deaths in the last 24 hours. Surpassing the number of fresh cases, India reported 3,26,850 fresh recoveries in the period of 24 hours. The Indian Council of Medical Research said that a cumulative total of 22,17,320 samples were tested for covid-19 on Tuesday. The daily new cases in the country have been below the 3-lakh mark for eight consecutive days.
India has achieved 2.2 Million tests across the country in single day! This has been made possible by tireless work of ICMR staff, all testing laboratories, State Govt Authority! @MoHFW_INDIA @PMOIndia #ICMRFIGHTSCOVID19 #IndiaFightsCOVID19 #COVID19 #Unite2FightCorona pic.twitter.com/luFSkOAkXa
— ICMR (@ICMRDELHI) May 26, 2021
Air India: We Are Offering Various Waivers To The Passengers Holding Tickets For International Travel
Since many countries, including the UAE, UK, Singapore, and others, have announced entry restrictions for people coming from India, Air India has announced various waivers/flexibility to passengers who have been holding tickets for international travel. The waivers include flexibility of routing change, flexibility of sector change, enhancing of travel validity, waiver for fare difference and change penalty etc.
#FlyAI : In view of entry restrictions announced by UAE , we have announced various waivers facilitating passengers.
— Air India (@airindiain) May 25, 2021
Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 Release Date Announced
According to reports, Rohit Shetty’s show Khatron Ke Khiladi season 11 is set to hit your Television screens from 21st July onwards. However, no such information has been shared by the makers officially, but contestants, including Rahul Vaidya, did give us a hint of the show going on-air in July. Due to the covid-19 pandemic in the country, the release of the show got delayed, but the good news is that the shooting is going in full swing in Cape Town, South Africa. The show will have contestants including Shweta Tiwari, Abhinav Shukla, Mahekk Chahal, Divyanka Tripathi, Arjun Bijlani, amongst others.
The Kapil Sharma Show All Set To Meet The Small Screen With New Season
The popular comedy show, The Kapil Sharma Show hosted by comedian Kapil Sharma went off air this February. The show ruled the TRP charts and the audience’s hearts as well. Fans were constantly asking to bring the show; there’s some good news for y’all as the reports state that the show is set to make a comeback this year with a new season. Reportedly, the show will hit the small screens from 21st July onwards and shooting has already started. Earlier this year, Kapil Sharma also hinted that he would soon make his Netflix debut.
Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli Raises Funds To Save A Child’s Life
As India is facing a ferocious battle with the second wave of the covid-19 pandemic, everyone, including Bollywood celebrities, are doing their bit by donating oxygen concentrators, medicines and raising funds. The power couple, Anushka and Virat, are also raising funds for providing covid-19 assistance. Apart from this, the couple also managed to raise funds to procure the world’s most expensive medicine to save a child’s life. A child named Ayaansh Gupta has been suffering spinal muscular atrophy (SPA) and needed a medicine called zolgensma, which costs INR 16 crores. The parents started a fundraiser for the same, and the power couple helped them get the medicine.
WE DID IT!!!
Never thought that this arduous journey we set on to #saveayaanshgupta would culminate this beautifully. Happy to announce tht we have reachd ₹16 Cr. needed to get #Zolgensma for #Ayaansh. A big thank you to every person who supported us. This is your victory.✌️✌️ pic.twitter.com/n0mVl1BvGv
— AyaanshFightsSMA (@FightsSma) May 23, 2021
Indian Premier League 2021 Might Make A Comeback In September This Year
A senior BCCI official told PTI that the postponed IPL 2021 would resume tentatively on 18th or 19th September in the UAE, and the final may be held on 9th or 10th October this year. With 31 games left, IPL 2021 was postponed on 4th May after many players tested positive for covid-19. The official, on conditions of being anonymous, said: “We are finalising the itinerary, and there will be 10 double headers and seven evening matches along with four main games (two qualifiers, one eliminator and the final), which completes the list of 31 matches,”