Following the death of Nirwani akhada's Mahamandaleshwar Kapil Dev Das, who died at the age of 65 due to COVID-19 on April 13, Niranjani akhada announced to exit the Haridwar Kumbh Mela, from April 17. The decision was made after the drastic increase in COVID-19 cases among the saints in Haridwar. According to a health official, 68 top seers of Haridwar have tested positive for Coronavirus between April 5 and 14.
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Amid oxygen scarcity at COVID facilities, the government on April 16 announced that over 100 hospitals will receive oxygen plants funded by the PM cares funds. Reportedly, the fund will also sanction the installation of 162 Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) plants which will facilitate hospitals to develop their own medical oxygen. While several states have been complaining about the shortage of oxygen supply, the government has denied those… read-more
The Delhi High Court's Justice Pratibha M Singh issued an order allowing 50 devotees to offer Nawaz at the Nizamuddin Markaz. If all the other religious place in Delhi are functional, then Markaz should also allow to offer Nawaz, says Delhi HC. Earlier, the Delhi Wafq Board had initially requested to permit 50 people each on all the three floors.
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Uttarakhand government has announced a fresh COVID-19 guidelines on April 16, to tackle increasing number of cases. The government has capped the maximum capacity of 200 people to attend religious and social gatherings. While gyms and public transport will be operated at 50% of their occupancy, coaching centres and swimming pools will remain shut until next order.. Besides, a night curfew from 10:30 PM to 5 AM will be imposed.
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The most expensive buy of the IPL 2021, Chris Morris, showed his worth by his stunning performance that led to Rajasthan Royals' win over Delhi Capitals in Match 7. Rajasthan skipper Sanju Samson opted to chase after winning the toss and, with Jaydev Unadkat's deadly bowling figures of 3-15 in four overs, Royals summed up the in-form Capitals' batting order at a below-par score. Although, DC's captain Rishabh Pant played a sensible knock of… read-more
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The Delhi Court has granted bail on April 15, to ex-JNU student and activist Umar Khalid under a riot case in Delhi. According to Delhi crime branch, Khalid, a 33-year-old was with a part of group that organised meeting at Shaheen Bagh few weeks before the riots. The court said, "Khalid cannot be permitted to remain behind bars on the basis of such a sketchy material against him."
To promote sustainable means of transport, France is likely to give $2,975 to its citizens in exchange for old cars and purchase electric bicycles. Reportedly, France lawmakers have approved the cash-for-clunkers incentive in preliminary voting. France would become the first nation in the world to implement such a scheme, claimed the French Federation of Bicycle Users. However, Finland and Lithuania have offered similar schemes in the past.… read-more
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The Election Commission of India on April 15, put an end to all the speculations of uniting the remaining four phases of assembly elections in West Bengal. The officials stated that polling for the remaining phases will be held as scheduled. Besides, an all-party meeting will be conducted on April 16, conducted by the West Bengal Chief Electoral officer Aariz Aftab. Reportedly, the votes will be counted on May 2.
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Facebook has signed a deal with Mumbai-based Company CleanMax to buy renewable energy from a 32-megawatt wind power project located in Southern Karnataka. The power project owned by CleanMax will supply electricity to Facebook on a long-term agreement using environmental attribute certificates, or carbon credits. Meanwhile, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on April 15, announced that the company's operations will now run by renewable energy… read-more
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Owing to the increasing COVID-19 cases in the Jammu and Kashmir Union territory, the government has postponed the Darbar move- a century-old practice of biannual shift of governance from Srinagar to Jammu. Moreover, the Lt Governor of J&K announced that the Secretariat will be functional in both Srinagar and Jammu ensuring smooth governance. The decision will eliminate the risk of travel and ensure safety, he added.