Thousands are stranded as heavy monsoon rains have destroyed homes, crops, and other infrastructure in India as well as Nepal. Uttrakhand region has been badly hit with approximately 48 deaths, and 42 in Kerala, whereas, in the neighbouring country Nepal, an average of 77 people have lost their lives, as of October 21. Reportedly, the government is trying hard to find people and save those who are stranded.
Kerala recorded 7,643 fresh cases and 77 deaths in the last 24 hours. On the brighter side, 10,488 recoveries were recorded in the last 24 hours, making the total number of recoveries at 47,60,781. There are 80,262 active cases in the state as of October 19, whereas, there are 1,83,118 active cases across India. Notably, India's recovery rate stands at 98.14 percent, the highest since the start of the pandemic.
A Red alert has been issued on 18th October for the "Kakki Reservoir" in the Pathanamthitta district of Kerala. Different districts of the state have also been alerted near the reservoir area as the Dam Safety Authority feels more trouble to come, among which includes, Idukki dam reservoir receiving an orange alert, and a blue alert for Idamalayar reservoir in Ernakulam District.
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India recorded more than 14,000 fresh cases in the last 24 hours. However, for the first time since March 26, 2020, Mumbai recorded zero death due to Coronavirus. The average recovery rate stands at 98.10%, while 59.09 crore tests have been done so far. Furthermore, Gujarat also reported zero deaths, for the ninth day in a row. Kerala and Tamil Nadu reported 7,555 and 1,218 cases respectively.
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The India Meteorological Department (IMD), Thiruvananthapuram has predicted heavy to extremely heavy rainfall in different parts of Kerala till October 17. Five districts of the state are likely to see heavy rain today where a red alert has been sounded. The districts where heavy rain warning is issued are Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur. The reduction in rainfall is expected from October 19th.
The 27-year-old man Sooraj S Kumar accused of murdering her 25-year-old wife namely Uthra using a cobra was awarded a life sentence by a sessions court in Kerala on October 13. Reportedly, Kumar got a life sentence for murder, also 10 years for poisoning, and seven years of tampering with evidence. Besides, Kumar has to pay a whopping fine of Rs 5.85 lakh to the court as a punishment.
Suchetta Satish, who belongs to Kerala's Kannur, has made herself registered in the Guinness Book of World Records by singing 120 songs in 120 languages in seven hours and twenty minutes. She showed her talent at a concert ''Music Beyond Borders'' held in Dubai's Indian Consulate on August 19. ''My friends helped me with diction when I Sang songs,'' said Suchetta. Notably, she received the record on September 25.
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As per records from Kerala's social-justice department, the number of sex-reassignment surgeries conducted for male-to-female transition outnumbers those performed for female-to-male transition. The figures also reveal that the number of such procedures has been increasing over time. There are 127 trans-women and 64 trans-males among the 191 transgender persons who got support in 2018. However, the social-justice department reimburses trans-… read-more
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Owing to invasion by the bird Grey-headed swamphen, or 'Neela Kozhi', an Ernakulam-based farmers' group, has petitioned the Kerala High Court to classify the bird as 'vermin'. Farmers of pokkali rice said these birds, protected species, arrive after sowing the seeds in June and stay until November or harvest time. However, the court directed the government to observe the grievance of the farmers and then inform it.
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Kerala government on October 4 enforced new mandatary quarantine rules for International travellers, said Health Minister Veena George. According to the guidelines, UK visitors should undergo 10-day quarantine and seven-day quarantine is required for travellers from South Africa, Brazil, and Europe. However, all passengers are instructed to undergo RT-PCR tests and travellers from other countries are instructed to undergo 14-day quarantine on… read-more
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