As India was gasping from the second COVID-19 wave with several shortages, Mumbai, fought the pandemic successfully. Mumbai's Deputy Muncipal Commissioner, Iqbal Chahal stated that rising cases were controlled with the help of field hospitals, rigorous sanitization of slums, 800 converted ambulances and many such positive steps. "We always expected a second wave of pandemic," Chahal added. Furthermore, huge volunteer efforts helped feeding… read-more
United Nation General Assembly's 76th session president-elect Maldives Foreign minister Abdulla Shahid has appointed India's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador K Nagaraj Naidu as his Chef de Cabinet. Shahid tweeted, “They will be instrumental in delivering my vision for the #PresidencyOfHope.” In a meeting with UNGA President Volkan Bozkir, Shahid alongwith Naidu said our immediate priority will be recovery from the COVID-… read-more
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Lidwina Joseph, a 10-year-old girl from Thrissur, Kerala, has sent a handwritten letter to the CJI N.V. Ramana, praising the Supreme Court’s effective actions against the pandemic. Reportedly, the handwritten letter holds an illustration showing bespectacled judge using his gavel to give the Coronavirus a knock on its head. Praising the letter as “beautiful,” the impressed CJI Ramana has sent her a signed copy of the Constitution.
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President Joe Biden's meeting with leaders from Russia and China sees an unlikely ally ship between the three countries against a common deterrent, COVID-19. Scheduled in this week, the meeting will revolve on issues including the new emerging variants of COVID-19, climate change, global supply chains etc. Notably, these meetings are a part of Biden's effort to repair relations with countries and global organizations after Trump’s tumultuous… read-more
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India registered 1,20,529 fresh COVID-19 cases on June 5, the lowest single-day rise around two months, taking the total count to 2,86,94,879. While the daily positivity rate declined to 5.78%, weekly positively rate dropped by 6.89%. Moreover, the number of recovered patients also increased to 2,67,95,549, with a fatality rate of 1.19%. Notably, for the past three weeks, the recovery rate has surpassed the rate of infections.
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The Delhi University on June 4 announced 100% fee waiver for students who lost either one or both of their parents in the first and second wave of COVID-19 pandemic. Besides, the colleges will also exempt them from charging examination fees. As per reports, the university has ordered the affiliated colleges to prepare a list of such students who would only have to produce a death certificate of their parents.
Courtesy: Free Press Journal
Ex-US President Donald Trump has claimed that his theory about COVID-19 virus leak from Wuhan's Lab, China is true. Referring to POTUS Joe Biden as ‘enemy’ Trump said now Republicans also agree to his claims. Demanding China to pay indemnify America with $10 trillion, Trump highlighted the Dr Fauci-China correspondence. Reportedly, the controversy was repudiated by experts last year after it failed to present any evidence to support his… read-more
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In a virtual press conference organized by SAI, Indian badminton star PV Sindhu said that the pandemic induced break has helped sharpen her skills and acquire new techniques. However, she also empathized over the other India players who couldn't join the olympics due to the cancelation of qualifying event. She further added that "Carolina Marin's absence doesn't mean the game will be easy."
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In order to rebuild the sinking image of the nation since pandemic, China has decided to create a "trustworthy, lovable and respectable" image of its own. Reportedly, President Xi Jinping has advised the Senior Communist Party officials to create a more cohesive environment "with those who understand and are friendly to China". A former Chinese diplomat said the government has realised that its negative image was hurting its "core interests… read-more
After cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic, French city Cannes is buzzing to hold the iconic Cannes film festival. However, with musically lit up beaches and prepped palace hotels the French Riviera still awaits visitors. Optimistic about recovery, the hospitality industry has also started recruiting staff. Usually held in May, the delayed movie extravaganza during July 6-17 is expecting only half of the 40,000/day crowd at the event… read-more