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25,900 new Covid-19 cases reported in Singapore May 18, 2024 12:39

Singapore is seeing a modern Covid-19 wave as the specialists recorded more than 25,900 cases from May 5 to 11 indeed as Wellbeing Serve Ong Ye Kung on Saturday exhorted the wearing of covers once more. “We are at the starting portion of the wave where it is relentlessly rising,” said Ong. “So, I would say the wave ought to crest within the following two to four weeks, which suggests between mid- and conclusion of June,” Serve Ong Ye was cited as per the media. The Service of Health (MOH) said the assessed number of COVID-19 cases within the week of May 5 to 11 rose to 25,900 cases, compared with 13,700 cases within the past week. The normal every day Covid-19 hospitalisations rose to around 250 from 181 the week some time recently. The average every day seriously care unit (ICU) cases remained moo at three cases, compared with two cases within the past week. The MOH said that to ensure clinic bed capacity, open healing centers have been inquired to diminish their non-urgent elective surgery cases and move reasonable patients to transitional care offices or back domestic through Versatile Inpatient Care@Home, an elective inpatient care conveyance demonstrate that gives clinically appropriate patients the alternative of being hospitalized in their claim homes rather than a clinic ward. Ong encouraged those who are at most noteworthy chance of extreme infection, counting people matured 60 a long time and over, restoratively defenseless people and inhabitants of aged care offices, to get an extra measurements of the Covid-19 vaccine in case they have not done so within the final 12 months. Ong said that on the off chance that the number of Covid-19 cases copies one time, Singapore will have 500 patients in its healthcare framework, which is what Singapore can handle. Be that as it may, on the off chance that the number of cases copies a moment time, there will be 1,000 patients, and “that will be a impressive burden on the clinic system”, he pointed out. “One thousand beds is proportionate to one territorial hospital,” Ong said. “So, I think the healthcare framework must brace ourselves for what is to come.” There are no plans for any frame of social confinements or any other obligatory kind of measures for presently, as Covid-19 is treated as an endemic illness in Singapore, he said, including that imposing additional measures would be a final resort. Ong said that with Singapore being a transport and communications center, it'll be one of the cities to induce a wave of Covid-19 prior than others. “So, Covid-19 is fair something that we have to be live with. Each year, we ought to anticipate one or two waves,” he said. All inclusive, the transcendent Covid-19 variations are still JN.1 and its sub-lineages, counting KP.1 and KP.2. Right now, KP.1 and KP.2 account for over two-thirds of cases in Singapore. As of May 3, the World Wellbeing Association has classified KP.2 as a variation beneath observing. There are right now no signs, all inclusive or locally, that KP.1 and KP.2 are more transmissible or cause more serious infection than other circulating variations, the MOH said. Be that as it may, individuals of the open are encouraged to remain upgraded with inoculations to secure themselves against current and rising infection strains. The MOH said that to date, around 80 per cent of the nearby populace have completed their beginning or extra dosage, but have not gotten a dosage inside the final year. The service included that since COVID-19 inoculation begun in 2020 to 2021, the immunizations have reliably been demonstrated to be secure and viable in securing people from extreme sickness. Billions of measurements have been managed universally, and security monitoring internationally has appeared that the immunization is safe, it said. There have too been no long-term security concerns with Covid-19 immunization, and adverse effects from antibodies, counting the mRNA immunizations, have all been watched to happen in the blink of an eye after immunization, the service included.

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37,875 New Coronavirus Cases Reported in India September 08, 2021 10:26

A total number of 37,875 new cases of coronavirus are reported in India in the last 24 hours and the total number of coronavirus cases in the country reached 3,30,96,718. As per the reports coming from the Union Health Ministry, the total number of people recovered in the last 24 hours are said to be 39,114 and the total number of recoveries in India till date climbed to 3,22,64,051. There are 3,91,256 active cases of coronavirus in India. 369 deaths are reported in India in the last 24 hours and the total number of deaths in India reached 4,41,411. As per the reports from the Union Health Ministry, the total number of vaccine doses administered in India reached 70,75,43,018 and a total number of 78,47,625 doses are given yesterday. Kerala reported 25,772 cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours and 189 people passed away in the last 24 hours in the state. The daily positivity rate in India is at 2.16 percent and the weekly positivity rate is 2.49 percent and it is less than 3 percent from the past 75 days. As per the reports from the Union Health Ministry, the national recovery rate is at 97.48 percent. The active cases in India comprise of 1.18 percent of the total infections. Several Indian states imposed restrictions ahead of the Ganapati festival. As per the reports from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the total samples that are tested for coronavirus on September 7th are said to be 17,53,745 and the samples tested in total are 53,49,43,093. By Siva Kumar

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13 Coronavirus Patients dead after a fire accident in Maharashtra April 23, 2021 08:32

The coronavirus tragedies continue to haunt the Indians. Around 13 people passed away after a fire accident took place in Virar, Maharashtra. The incident took place from 70 km from Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra. The incident took place at 3 AM the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) located in the second floor of the four-storeyed Vijay Vallabh Hospital. At the time of the accident, there are 90 patients who are being treated told Dilip Shah, the CEO of Vijay Vallabh Hospital. The videos surfaced across the social media showed distressing visuals of the people who mourned the demise of their loved ones outside the hospital premises. The friends and family members of the deceased gathered in huge numbers outside the hospital. Maharasthra is shattered due to coronavirus and is the most impacted state of the country. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the incident tragic and he offered his condolences to the families who lost their loved ones. The Prime Minister's office announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakhs from PMNRF for the next of kin for those who lost their lives. Rs 50,000 are announced for those who are seriously injured. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's office said the CM ordered that the patients who are undergoing treatment should not be harmed. The fire engines rushed to the spot and brought things to a control. The firefighters took more than half an hour to bring things to a control. Mass cremation is planned for the mortal remains of the deceased. Union Minister Rajnath Singh, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis offered their condolences.

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Amul back at it again with a witty tagline for increased petrol prices February 20, 2021 06:47

Apart from their dairy products, Amul is also known for their creative taglines and advertisements, starring the Amul girl and trending topics. Now that the prices of petrol and diesel in India have increased, Amul has taken the opportunity to make a creative comic out of this issue and Indian citizens are impressed. The Tagline reads “Painfuel Increase” which is a wordplay on the steep rising of the prices of petrol and diesel in India, along with “Amul affordable taste” on the bottom. Citizens have not been happy with the increased prices of fuel throughout the country. To put it plainly, it has been fueling anger among the people. Amul had shared the cartoon on their Twitter account, which shows the Amul girl anxiously filling her car’s tank up. Fans were quite impressed with the cartoon and even sparked some funny responses to the cartoon. Overall, the cartoon spiked all positive reactions and people are thoroughly impressed. The Union government hiked the excise duty on petrol and diesel 21 times in 2021. Roughly, the fuel prices have increased by 6 rupees for both the fuels. Although fuel prices have risen, the price of oils, seems to remain the same. Some believe the cause of the spike in the fuel prices is to compensate for the economic loss that took place during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. By Meena Atmakuri

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Google Takes Down 'Remove China Apps' From Play Store June 10, 2020 14:44

With the constant infiltrating rage in the minds of people against China, Indians have been raving about the “Remove China Apps” that helped wipe out all the Chinese applications from one’s phone. But, given the thought base that this base was developed from, Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc. has taken down the app from their official store. The same was done as the application violated several of the company policies. The app became one of the most trending applications in India within a short span of time and even obscured over 5 million downloads in late May. The popularity of the application rose among the calls of the boycott of the China goods and products. A person associated with the situation reported that the app was taken down from Google as it went against their policies of misleading the users into removing or disabling the third-party applications settings and features. The application scanned people’s phones for data and the kind of Chinese applications they had on their phones and then deleted them. Once it was uninstalled, a message popped up saying, “You are awesome, no China app found.” OneTouch AppLabs, the developer of the application didn’t come forward with any comment on the situation. They did mention on their website that the application had been removed from the play store and even thanked their existing users for downloading the application. - Somapika Dutta

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Ace defaulter Vijaya Mallya flown out of India March 09, 2016 11:56

The Supreme Court bench of Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman issued notice on today to the ace defaulter Vijaya Mallya, as Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told the court that Mallya left the country soon after they moved applications on March 2 before Bengaluru based Debt Recovery Tribunal to restrain Diageo from paying him $75 million. The notice will be issued to him personally, through his company, through his lawyers who appeared for him in the Karnataka High Court and in DRT and through the Indian High Commission in London. The notice will also be served on him on his official Rajya Sabha email ID. Rohatgi said that the secured assets which Mallya has pledged are not even 1/15th of more than Rs.9,000 crore which he had taken for his now defunct Kingfisher Airlines. The court asked, how the banks could advance such a huge loan without matching securities. By Premji

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Indian Handlooms - artisans creativity August 07, 2015 10:27

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced August 7 as National Handloom Day at Chennai to mark the 1905s Swadeshi movement. It was on August 7th, 1905 the formal proclamation of the Swadeshi Movement was made in a meeting at the Calcutta Town hall. The movement announced the boycotting of British products and the revival of domestic products and production processes. Around 3,000 handloom weavers from various parts of the country has attended the function at the Madras University Auditorium today. "The observance of National Handloom Day and honoring of handloom weavers will not only provide an impetus to India's handloom industry but would also serve to promote handloom as a genuine international product of good quality," an official statement said. Handloom weaving provides direct and indirect employment to more than 43 lakh weavers and allied workers. The sector is responsible for nearly 15% of the cloth production in the country and contributes to export earnings. Around 95% of the world's hand-woven fabric are from India. Government is committed to extend robust social security cover to weaver families said  Prime Minister. He urged the entertainment industry to popularise handloom. Fashion and design education in India needs to be re-oriented. We need to make our handloom tradition the centrepiece of fashion for India and the world said Prime Minister. By Premji

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SC Judge Gets Threat Letter For Rejecting Yakub Memon's Plea August 07, 2015 06:07

Dipak Misra, Supreme Court (SC) judge has received an anonymous threat letter. The Justice earlier rejected Mumbai serial blasts convict, Yakub Memon’s mercy plea before he was executed on his 54th birthday.A case was registered in this regard by the Delhi Police, who begun an investigation and increased security to Justice Dipak Misra.Unanimous rejection of Yakub Memon's petitionYakub Memon's petition seeking stay over execution was unanimously rejected by a three-judge bench of Justices Dipak Misra, P C Pant and Amitava Roy earlier to his execution. This was the last effort by the 1993 Mumbai blasts convict to escape the scaffold. Yakub was found guilty of lending help to terrorists who killed 257 people through connected blasts.The SC judge bench said last Wednesday that, "Issuance of death warrants by the TADA court against Yakub on April 30 and scheduling his execution for July 30 is in order.”Last Tuesday, a two-judge bench of Justices A R Dave and Kurian Joseph, opened a door of hope by giving a split verdict on Yakub’s plea in Supreme Court. Even Yakub’s last minute request for postponement of execution for two weeks was rejected by the Supreme Court of India. According to sources Memon requested a two-week time to settle earthly affairs and make peace with God before leaving the world. Also read: India Executes Mumbai Bomb Plotter Yakub Memon-Sumana

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Pak Terrorist Says, ‘There Is Fun In Doing This’ August 06, 2015 07:48

On Wednesday, a single Pak terrorist was caught alive after an attack on BSF convoy that was travelling on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Udhampur district. The militant was identified as Mohammed Naved from Faisalabad, Pakistan. Yesterday, two BSF jawans and a militant were killed in gun battle. The one who was caught alive said that he hailed from Faisalabad and was staying in India from past 12 days.Naved who was wearing a dark blue shirt and brown trousers, was quoted as saying that, “I am from Pakistan, my partner was killed in the firing but I escaped. Had I been killed, it would have been Allah’s will. There is fun in doing this.” NIA to take over probe of Udhampur attackThe National Investigation Agency (NIA) will take over the investigation of the Udhampur terror attack. The officials are expected to reach Jammu today to investigate the terrorist who was caught alive yesterday.As per the reports, several warnings have been sent by the intelligence about a probable terror attack in Udhampur in the context of ongoing Amarnath yatra.-Sumana

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ISIS Lets Remaining Two Indian Teachers Free August 05, 2015 12:03

The Islamic State (ISIS) has released all four Indians whom they have kidnapped on Wednesday. While Balram and Gopikrishna have been released today, two others were rescued earlier with the aid of Indian External Affairs Ministry. Balram and Gopikrishna were in custody even after Lakshmikant and Vijay Kumar were let free.Sushma Swaraj tweeted about their release as saying that: “Four Indians abducted in Libya - I am happy we have been able to secure the release of Lakshmikant and Vijay Kumar. Trying for other two.”Earlier on Wednesday, the four Indian teacher were kidnapped at a checkpoint, which is around 50 km outside the Sirte town, which is currently under the Islamic State control. The incident happened when the men were on their way back to India. Two of them belong to Hyderabad, while one was in Raichur and the other one was from Bengaluru.-Sumana

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One Terrorist Of Udhampur BSF Convoy Attack, Caught Alive August 05, 2015 09:41

One terrorist involved in the attack on the BSF convoy in J&K's Udhampur today is caught alive by police, while hostages have been freed. Post–attack operations are being conducted by the security forces.Jitendra Singh, Minister of state in PMO, confirmed that they rescued the three hostages and caught one terrorist alive. The militant who has been caught is identified as Kasim Khan.Militants attacked BSF convoyEarlier militants attacked a BSF convoy on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway located in Udhampur district. The fire exchange between militants and BSF forces killed two BSF jawans and one terrorist, while eight personnels were injured. A senior police officer said, "Militants fired at a BSF convoy at Narsu Nallah situated between Udhampur town and Chenani town on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway today (Wednesday).”-Sumana

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Mumbai Court Issues Non-Bailable Warrant Against Lalit Modi August 05, 2015 07:42

A Mumbai court has issued non-bailable arrest warrant against Lalit Modi in a case of money-laundering. He will soon be arrested to face trial in India. The tainted cricket magnet, Lalit Modi lives in London. The Enforcement Directorate handles cases of money-laundering. One of the sources of Enforcement Directorate was quoted by NDTV as saying that, "We will now forward the court's orders to the Home Ministry. They could forward it then to the Home Department in the UK or to the Interpol.”It was told by the agency as there was a manipulation made by Lalit Modi in the process of assigning broadcast rights of the IPL in 2009. This happened for a bribe of more than 100 crores. BCCI former head, N Srinivasan, gave a testimony against Mr Modi.Modi refused to return to IndiaMr Modi, 49, the founder of Indian Premier League (IPL), left India in 2010 in the context of money-laundering, tax evasion besides alternative ownership embedded in the IPL. Since then, Lalit has refused to return to India, citing death warnings from the under world. Lalit Modi’s lawyers said Modi will be able to attend legal proceedings on video conference. Last year, the Delhi High Court considered this fair and restored his Indian passport. Bring Modi back to IndiaRecently, the screams to bring Modi back to India have reached a high pitch. Congress accused that Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj spoke to UK officials for the arrangements of urgent travel papers to Modi to accompany his wife. This was backed by Chief Minister Vanduhara Raje.-Sumana

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