ରାଜ୍ୟରେ ଆଉ ତିନି ଜଣ କରୋନା ପଜିଟିଭ୍‌ ଚିହ୍ନଟ

ରାଜ୍ୟରେ ଆଉ ତିନି ଜଣ କରୋନା ପଜିଟିଭ୍‌ ଚିହ୍ନଟ ହୋଇଛନ୍ତି । ବାଲେଶ୍ବରରୁ ଦୁଇ ଜଣ ଆକ୍ରାନ୍ତ ଚିହ୍ନଟ ହୋଇଥିବା ବେଳେ କଟକର ତିଗିରିଆରୁ ଆଉ ଜଣେ ଯୁବକ କରୋନା ପଜିଟିଭ ସାବ୍ୟସ୍ତ ହୋଇଛନ୍ତି । ଏହା ସହିତ ରାଜ୍ୟରେ ସମୁଦାୟ ଆକ୍ରାନ୍ତଙ୍କ ସଂଖ୍ୟା 173ରେ ପହଞ୍ଚିଛି । ଆକ୍ରାନ୍ତଙ୍କ ମଧ୍ୟରେ ଜଣେ 50 ବର୍ଷୀୟ ମହିଳା ଏବଂ ଜଣେ 26 ବର୍ଷୀୟ ଯୁବକ ରହିଥିବା ବେଳେ ଉଭୟଙ୍କର ପଶ୍ଚିମବଙ୍ଗ ଲିଙ୍କ ରହିଛି । କଟକରେ ଚିହ୍ନିତ ଆକ୍ରାନ୍ତ ଜଣକ 34 ବର୍ଷୀୟ ଯୁବକ ଏବଂ ସେ ସୁରତ ଫେରନ୍ତା ବୋଲି ଜଣାପଡିଛି ।

Mumbai gets 92 new corona cases, 6 from Dharavi

Mumbai recorded 92 new COVID-19 cases, including six from the hotspot of Dharavi slum, raising the state total from 2,334 to 2,455, officials said here on Tuesday. As per the provisional figures this morning, of the total 121 new cases detected on Tuesday in the state, 13 are from Navi Mumbai, Thane 10, Palghar five and Raigad one.Till Monday Maharashtra notched 161 deaths.

ABD has been my idol growing up: Buttler

Jos Buttler has revealed that his wife had mistaken AB de Villiers to be a New Zealander when they first had a conversation during the Indian Premier League (IPL), the England wicketkeeper batsman has said. “De Villiers has been my idol growing up. The guy I love watching, he is just awesome,” Buttler, who plays for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL, said during The Royals Podcast Episode 3.

Tornadoes kill more than 30 in southern US

More than 30 people were killed after tornadoes ripped through states in southern US, authorities have said. The tornadoes hit Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South and North Carolinas and Tennessee. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said  that at least 11 people had been killed there, while the death toll in South Carolina was nine and that of Georgia was seven.

Enough testing kits here, consignment from China on way: ICMR

The Indian Council of Medical Research on Monday said that there was no need to worry about testing capacity of the country and the country can test for next six weeks with the stock available in the country. “There is no need to worry about the pace with which we are conducting tests. We have a stock” .

Facebook launches online resource guide for educational communities

Facebook on Monday launched an online resource guide for educational communities on how to collaborate and continue the learning process using Facebook products, tools and programmes while also providing information related to COVID-19 from authentic sources. Currently, the guide is available in English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati and Kannada.

Late composer Aadesh Shrivastava’s son Avitesh to unveil song ‘Yaadein’

Avitesh Shrivastava, son of the late composer Aadesh Shrivastava, will soon release a song titled “Yaadein” through which he and his co-singer Raveena Mehta wish to give a sense of hope during the ongoing COVID -19 crisis. Avitesh is the lyricist, composer and singer of “Yaadein”. He is joined by Raveena as a singer on the song. “‘Yaadein’ encapsulates love and remembrance

44 Indians evacuated from Iran fully cured, return home to Kashmir

In a silver lining to the ongoing war against the novel coronavirus, 44 Indians, including 24 women – who were evacuated from Iran on March 13 – have been fully cured and have returned home, an Indian Navy official said . The evacuees – all from Kashmir, were flown to Srinagar by an IAF flight in a C-130 aircraft on Sunday. Each was given a complimentary packet of food, refreshments, and two hand-made masks.

Meeting Dalai Lama a special moment of my life: Hayden

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama remains one of the best moments for me not just in IPL but my entire life, former Australia and Chennai Super Kings batsman Matthew Hayden revealed on Monday. During the 2010  IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab, Hayden got the chance to meet the great spiritual leader in Dharamsala.

Swiggy enables grocery deliveries in over 125 cities

Food delivery platform Swiggy on Monday said it has expanded delivery of groceries and household essential services to over 125 cities in the country. Available on the Swiggy app under the ‘Grocery’ tab, the company is enabling on-demand procurement and delivery of essentials to the customer’s doorstep and the service is being fulfilled through neighbourhood stores.

Eight Ethiopians arrested in Chennai for violating visa norms

Eight Ethiopians were arrested for violating visa norms here, said police. “The eight Ethiopians – four men and four women – arrived last month. They first landed in Delhi and from there travelled to Chennai. While in Chennai they were involved in preaching activity which is against the visa norms,” a police official told.

Worry for Trump! 33% US voters lost jobs or furloughed, young ones worst-hit: Survey

The financial impact of the coronavirus has begun to hit Americans hard as nearly 33 per cent of voters have already lost their job, been furloughed, placed on temporary leave, or had hours reduced – with 41 per cent of those whove lost a job already reporting having trouble covering basic costs. According to Data for Progress,  over half of voters under age 45.

COVID-19: AP tally is 432, Guntur tops with 90 cases

COVID-19 cases continued to climb in Andhra Pradesh, with 12 new persons testing positive on Monday morning. As per the state nodal officer, the latest findings relate to tests that were conducted between 9 p.m. on Sunday, and 9 a.m. on Monday. With the latest update, Andhra Pradesh’s tally stands at 432. The lion’s share of 8 cases were reported from Guntur district.

COVID-19: 15 new cases in Karnataka, total 247

Thirteen contacts of earlier coronavirus positive patients are among 15 new cases reported in Karnataka, taking the state’s total to 247, an official said on Monday. “Till date, 247 positive cases have been confirmed. This includes six deaths and 59 cured patients,” said the health official. The 15 new cases surfaced in the past 19 hours, including 10 men and five women.

UP woman tweets to PM of poor hygiene in quarantine centre

A woman took to Twitter to inform the Prime Minister’s office and the Uttar Pradesh CM  Adityanath of the ‘pathetic’ condition of a quarantine facility in Khurja town where she claimed that 20 coronavirus suspects were crammed into a room along with her husband and two minor daughters. The woman,  claimed in a   that her husband and two children were also not getting proper food at the shelter.

14 villages in UP quarantined because of one person

One man has sent 14 villages into forced quarantine in Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh. The man, who comes from Andhra Pradesh, was staying in a local mosque Bhavanipur Khali area and tested positive for Coronavirus on Saturday. He had attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi’s Nizamuddin.

Apple Maps will soon display coronavirus testing locations

Apple has announced it will soon display coronavirus testing sites directly on its Maps. Towards this, Apple has launched a portal for hospitals and healthcare providers to register as coronavirus screening locations. The concern team will then review the application and upon approval, the location will appear in Apple Maps.

Delhi Cong demands emergency allowance for corona warriors

The Delhi Congress has demanded special emergency allowance for frontline corona warriors including doctors, nurses, para medical staff, sanitation workers, police personnel, Corona positive patients and other patients who are fighting against Coronavirus. In a letter to Delhi  CM Kejriwal,  Congress President Anil Chaudhary wrote that the party is with the government in the fight.

Very few nations will get ‘A grade’ on pandemic response: Bill Gates

If we believe billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates, very few countries will get ‘A-grade’ for new coronavirus response when it comes to understanding the scale of the damage COVID-19 could do. Gates said several countries have failed on providing proper healthcare and there will be a “post-mortem” . “We are in uncharted territory due to a lack of investment and preparation for such a pandemic.”

Sensex down 600 points, Nifty below 9,000

Indian stock markets traded on a negative note on Monday morning with the BSE Sensex falling over 600 points. The indices fell due to weakness in global markets and heavy selling in auto and consumer durable stocks. The Nift50 on the National Stock Exchange also fell below the psychological mark of 9,000.

India’s corona tally reaches 9,152, death toll is 308

The total number of novel coronavirus cases in the country surged past 9,000 on Monday and the death count reached 308, said Union Ministry of Health and Family welfare. “Total number of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus are 9,152,” the Health Ministry said in an 8 a.m. update. There are at least 938 new cases and 35 new deaths reported in the last 15 hours.

Give Rs 50 lakh insurance package to truckers: AIMTC

All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) has demanded an insurance package for the truck drivers and assistants who are engaged in maintaining the supply chain of essential commodities during the lockdown on the lines of frontline health workers. The AIMTC has demanded insurance of Rs 50 lakh to truck drivers and assistants who transport essential goods across the country.

Sleeping 10 hours, watching movies: Mandhana’s lockdown diaries

Working out, washing utensils, watching movies and playing Ludo online -� these are some of the few activities which ace Indian batter Smriti Mandhana is indulging during the lockdown period in place as the country battles the coronavirus outbreak. Mandhana has revealed her day to day activities in order to make sure how she makes the most of the lockdown period.

British motorsports legend Stirling Moss dies aged 90

British motorsports great Sir Stirling Moss has died at the age of 90 following a long illness. Moss spent 134 days in the hospital after suffering chest infection while on holiday in Singapore, according to BBC. Considered one of the greatest of all time in Formula 1 and motorsports in general, Moss won 16 of the 61 races he competed.

Kareena posts pictures of her ‘Easter bunnies’ Taimur, Saif

Bollywood diva Kareena Kapoor Khan on Sunday treated her fans with a photograph of her “Easter bunnies” — husband Saif Ali Khan and son Taimur Ali Khan.She shared two pictures of her Taimur and Saif. In the image, Taimur is seen wearing a Kurta pyjama with a face painting as a bunny and Saif is seen sitting behind,

Is that wise asking now! Why Indian students are not evacuated, asks Congress

The Congress has questioned the central government why Indian students stranded in different parts of the world are not being evacuated while the foreigners stuck here are flown by Air India flights to their home lands. The party alleged that the government is in “sleep mode”.  Jaiveer Shergill questioned the  MEA for not giving a definitive reply to the worried parents.

Anti-Covid consortium in India working on therapeutic antibodies

An anti-Covid consortium of experts with the assistance of Department of Biotechnology is working towards producing therapeutic antibodies against Covid-19.  One such effort is being led by Vijay Chaudhary at the University of Delhi South Campus-Centre for Innovation in Infectious Disease Research, Education and Training with the support of the Department of Biotechnology

COVID effect: 2.47 lakh Chinese firms go bankrupt in Jan-Feb

With the coronavirus crisis severely hurting the Chinese economy and businesses, a report has suggested that around 2.47 lakh companies in the country have declared bankruptcy during the first two months of 2020.  Guangdong was the most impacted province, with over 30,000 companies going out of business in January and February, followed by Shandong.

AP to buy 16 cr masks to give it to for every person

The Andhra Pradesh government here on Sunday decided to provide protective masks to every resident to block spread of coronavirus and ordered procurement of 16 crore masks. At the coronavirus review meeting, presided over by Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, officials said 32,349 people had been referred for tests after the third household survey in the state.

Ranveer Singh calls wife Deepika Padukone ‘cheesy lover’

Ranveer Singh called his actress-wife Deepika Padukone a “cheesy lover” as she made some “bade-bade” (big) pizzas for her actor husband. Ranveer on Saturday took to his Instagram stories and shared a few glimpses of what’s cooking in their kitchen. Ranveer is heard saying: “Aaj toh main Deepika ke haath ke bade bade pizze khaunga”.

Tribal artisans making masks for livelihood

Amid the ongoing lockdown, Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs has decided to extend helping hand to tribal artisans and self help groups in making masks, which are essential in the fight against Covid-19. The ministry is working with the tribal artisans for providing marketing support to masks and their other handloom products. Now some of the artisans have already started making masks.

Sleep loss for 5 consecutive nights fosters negativity

Not getting enough sleep? Read this carefully. Researchers have found that an inadequate amount of sleep for five consecutive nights can negatively affect emotional processing, causing behavioural and neurofunctional changes.”Insufficient sleep may impose a negative emotional bias, leading to an increased tendency to evaluate emotional stimuli as negative,” said study

Putin’s health remains excellent, says spokesman

Russian President Vladimir Putin remains in “excellent” health amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
This can be proven by the President’s tight schedule and heavy workload,  Peskov saying in a TV program on Saturday, adding that Putin was working much more intensively than usual.

Missing journalist found murdered in Mexico

Mexican authorities have found the decapitated body of a journalist, who was reported missing since April 2, in the coastal city of Acapulco, the prosecutor’s office said. The Guerrero State Attorney General’s Office in a statement on Saturday said forensic and genetic examinations confirmed the identification of the remains of the body found on Wednesday.

Coronavirus cases top 8000 in India; 34 deaths in 24 hours

Total number of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in India climbed to 8,356, with 909 fresh cases and 34 new deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the health ministry on Sunday. Of the total , there are 7,367 active cases of COVID-19, 715 individuals have recovered and discharged from the hospital and 273 people succumbed.

What is convalescent plasma therapy against COVID-19

Several studies have already started in different parts of the world to test effectiveness of convalescent plasma therapy in treating COVID-19 patients. The idea behind this therapy is that immunity can be transferred from a healthy person to a sick using convalescent plasma.
Convalescent plasma refers to plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients.

Shubhangi Atre will remember her lockdown b’day forever!

“Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain!” fame Shubhangi Atre has turned a year older on Saturday, and she truely feels blessed to be with her family on her special day amid the COVID-19 lockdown. “It’s just like another day. But this birthday I will remember all my life as each and every second I will be with my family, my husband and my daughter.

Min caught drunk! JD-U leader was partying in Bihar, video goes viral

Since the declaration of Bihar as a dry state in April 2016,  CM Nitish Kumar has been taking various measures to stop the liquor mafia from smuggling in huge consignments of liquor from neighbouring states but apparently to no avail. A video which recently took the Internet by storm, shows state JD-U Vice President Vishal Gaurav in an inebriated state, singing and dancing with a bottle.

AP CM for lockdown in ‘red zones’ only, to stand by PM’s decision

Even as he favoured continuation of the lockdown in the state’s red and orange zones, and relaxation in areas unaffected by COVID-19, AP CM  on Saturday, assured his support to implement Prime Minister’s decision on the matter. During the course of the PM’s interaction with chief ministers across the country,  he appraised him of the measures taken in the state and the impact of coronavirus

‘Dhoni is still a really good talent, don’t push him into retirement’

The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League was set to be a testing ground for former skipper M.S. Dhoni. While some felt he was past his prime, head coach Ravi Shastri had made it clear that the IPL will decide Dhonis fate along with some others who were vying for a spot in the team for the T20 World Cup at the end of the year. With the fate of the IPL hanging in balance, Dhoni’s future under scrutiny.

OFB develops two bed tents for quarantine of corona patients in any terrain

The Ordnance Factory Board has come up with a solution of two-bed tents for screening, isolation and quarantine for Covid-19 patients. Fifty such tents have been sent to Arunachal Pradesh. OFB came up with a cost effective solution for isolation wards with the manufacture of two-bed tents with medical equipment for screening, isolation and quarantine.

‘Robin Hood’ animated remake coming soon

Disney is in early stages of developing a remake of its 1973 animated musical comedy “Robin Hood”. The remake is being developed in a CGI/live-action hybrid format, much like to Disney remakes of “The Jungle Book” and “Dumbo”. The film will be remade for the streaming service Disney+ (Disney Plus). “Blindspotting” director Carlos Lopez Estrada helms the project while Kari Granlund, who wrote the script.

‘Harry Potter’ star Rupert Grint is going to be a dad

“Harry Potter” star Rupert Grint has announced his girlfriend Georgia Groome is pregnant with their first child. Grint, known for his role of Ron Weasley in the hit fantasy franchise, has shared the news through a representative. “Rupert Grint and Georgia Groome are excited to announce they are expecting a baby and would please ask for privacy at this time,” he added.

UAE-based pregnant Indian woman awaiting COVID-19 test results

Isolated in a Sharjah hotel with her son, an eight-month pregnant Indian woman is awaiting her COVID-19 test results after her husband was infected with the disease and was presently in quarantine, a media report said. Sanam Gambhir, 31, underwent tests in Sharjah this month after her husband, Sunny, 32, tested positive for the COVID-19.

54 new cases take Gujarat tally to 432

With 54 new positive cases of the coronavirus detected on Saturday in the hotspots declared in major cities by the Gujarat government, the health authorities confirmed that the total number of Covid-19 has reached 432 in the state. They expressed satisfaction that the situation was under control as no new death was reported on Saturday morning and toll remains @ 19.

Global COVID-19 deaths increases to 102,753: Johns Hopkins

The number of global coronavirus deaths has increased to 102,753, while the total number of cases worldwide has surpassed 1.6 million, according to the latest update by the Washington-based Johns Hopkins University. As of Saturday morning, the overall number of infections increased to 1,698,416, while the tally of those who recovered from the deadly disease stood at 376,677.

When Maanvi Gagroo was asked to ‘compromise’

Bollywood actress Maanvi Gagroo has revealed a sordid casting couch experience that she once had to suffer, involving a web series maker.
The actress said the incident took place about a year ago, according to a report in koimoi.com. The website said that Maanvi got a call from the producer in question, with an offer for a role in an upcoming web series.

Very rare: For social distancing, this man builds tree-house IN UP village

This farmer has taken the concept of social distancing to a whole new level. He has built a tree-house for himself and stays there to maintain a distance form all. Mukul Tyagi, a farmer, has built a tree-house in Asodha village of Uttar Pradesh with old and dried wood logs tied together to make a platform. “With my son’s help, we cut the trees and joined the planks together.

Be friends with your diary again amid lockdown:Thespians

While the Corona crisis is at its peak forcing India’s largest democracy to stay home, thespians have some ideas to make your lockdown worth a time. The actors suggest putting minds to creative activties like writing, drawing or engaging in any form would not only keep oneself busy but would also help in maintaing a good mental health and reduce anxiety.

Begum Akhtar’s pupil Shanti Hiranand dies at 87

Padma Shri recipient and disciple of Begum Akhtar, noted Indian vocalist Shanti Hiranand passed away early Friday morning in Gurugram. She was 87. The classical musician and writer, known for her proficiency as a ghazal singer, also authored ‘Begum Akhtar: The Story of My Ammi’, a biographical work on renowned ghazal singer.