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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Considering the young generation, Instagram will soon introduce a new safety feature that will require the user's birth date confirmation. The idea is to provide the right content at the right age said Instagram in a blog post. Besides, a new version of the app is being created for those under 13 years of age, also children below the age of 16 will have a private account by default.
Challenging the opposition's campaign against the UP government's law and order, a recent data revealed by the National Crime Records Bureau, claims reduced crime rate in the state. The state registered lowest crimes against the women compared to the 21 major states in the country. Reportedly, the rape cases in the state also reduced by 45.43% in 2020 and recorded the highest conviction in cyber-crimes.
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Uber and Lyft have come together for a "sharing safety programme", aiming to create a database of drivers expelled from their jobs citing sexual assault complaints and other similar crimes. Reportedly, the list will be made available for companies that hire delivery agents for delivering groceries or takeout orders from the restaurant. A third-party organization HireRight will oversee the operations of this safety programme to avoid legal… read-more
In a strange mode of worship, a group of priests walked on the backs of 200 married women in a traditional fair at Chhattisgarh’s Dhamtari district to bless them with children. While a doctor called it "inhumane", the temple authorities stated that several women have been blessed with children with this ritual. Besides, the 'Madhai Mela', organised to worship goddess Angaarmoti, witnessed thousands of devotees without adhering to the COVID-19… read-more
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In an exceptional instance, Nortosce town of Italy has just two residents and still they are following strict COVID-19 protocols. Giovanni Carilli (82) and Giampiero Nobili (74), making up the town’s population with no neighbours, not only wear masks, but also they hardly leave the town. While Carilli, afraid of the COVID-19 virus, said there is nobody to look after him if he gets sick, Nobilli advocated to follow the rules.
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To ensure tourists' safety, Hong Kong has come up with a 'Cleaning Certification Program'. The country's tourism board has recommended a number of standard practices to improve hygiene at tourists spots including malls and restaurants. The program aims to help visitors to filter-out safe places to visit. Reportedly, over 1,800 businesses are keen to participate in the program. Besides, it is expected that Hong Kong Disneyland will also join… read-more
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Tamil Nadu government on September 24 announced that schools can re-open partially from October 1 in the state. The students from grades 10 to 12 can visit their schools voluntarily and clear their doubts. The statement also mentioned that 50% of the teachers are allowed to come to school. However, only those schools are allowed to operate that are in the non-containment zones. Besides, they will have to follow the standard operating… read-more
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On September 10, Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan shared images from the sets of his show- 'Kaun Banega Crorepati 12'. The crew members were seen wearing protective gear from 'head to toe', and it is reported that all the safety norms are strictly being followed. The 77-year-old has made a comeback after recovering from COVID-19 last month. He wrote in a tweet, "Be safe .. Be in precaution... At work and in caution… read-more
To resume film and television production, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on August 23 announced new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). As per the new SOPs, face masks (except on-camera), hand sanitisers, thermal screenings and physical distancing have been made compulsory. Besides, only asymptomatic people will be allowed, and make-up artists and hair-stylists will need to wear PPE kits. Reportedly, the use of… read-more
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