Vaishno Devi stampede, massive COVID peak, all about ‘Florona’ and more
COVID: Mumbai reports 6,347 new cases in 24 hours; Maharashtra government confirms no lockdown
Amid mounting tensions over the rise in coronavirus infections in India, Mumbai has reported 6,347 new cases of COVID with 451 recoveries and one death in the past 24 hours. Six cases of Omicron variant infection have been reported in Maharashtra; three in Pune Rural, two in Pimpri Chinchwad and one in PMC. Currently, there are 22,334 active cases in the city. As of December 31, the city had recorded nearly 5,600 cases of COVID.
EXPLAINED | What is Florena’s disease? Everything about the double infection of COVID and the flu
The world has entered 2022 with another new variant of the COVID-19 Omicron virus. There are also concerns that the “twin threats” – Delta and Omicron – known together as “Delmicron” could take over the world and cripple health systems, as predicted by the World Health Organization (WHO).
MHA veto FCRA license of over 5,000 entities for failing to meet renewal guidelines
Amid scrutiny of organizations using foreign funds and donations, the Home Office tightened the noose and revoked the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) license of 5,789 entities across the country, including leading educational institutions like Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Jamia Milia Islamia, IIT Delhi and Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi.
The IAF will likely complete the deployment of the 1st Regiment of the S-400 Missile System by February
The deployment of the first S-400 Triumf missile systems regiment is expected to be completed at an air base in Punjab by February, military officials said. They said the Indian Air Force has started the process of deploying the missile system and it will take at least six more weeks to complete.
According to a report by the PTI, the first regiment of the S-400 air defense system is deployed so as to be able to cover parts of the border with China (northern sector) as well as Pakistan (border).
Indian army and PLA exchange greetings and sweets to welcome 2022 along Indochina border
Indian and Chinese troops on Saturday exchanged sweets and greetings at several border crossings along the Real Line of Control (LAC) to mark the New Year 2022.
Vaishno Devi Stampede: J&K Administration Orders Three-Member Panel Investigation; Report in 7 days
The Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) administration on Saturday issued an official order for an investigation into the Vaishno Devi stampede incident that left 12 travelers dead. The government under the leadership of J&K LG Manoj Sinha has formed a 3-member committee to investigate the tragic incident. The committee consists of the Principal Secretary of the Government (Department of Home Affairs), the Deputy Director General of Police (Jammu) and the Division Commissioner (Jammu).
Maharashtra farmers urge government to shut down Khaparkheda thermal power plant due to crop degradation
Catching the attention of the government of Maharashtra, farmers in the Koradi and Khaparkheda regions have urged the government to shut down thermal power plants in the region because the fly ash power plants are harming crops and the health of residents. The villagers want the thermal power stations closed. because the poisonous ash harms their health and poisons the water, they claimed. They said the fly ash system at the thermal power plants was not functioning properly, therefore the plants would have to be shut down.
Delhi COVID Daily Case Count Breaks 2,000 After 7 Months; The positivity rate is 3.64%
With Delhi’s Minister of Health hinting at the possibility of community spread of the Omicron variant, the daily count of COVID cases in Delhi on Saturday recorded a massive increase in the number of new COVID-19 infections. The nation’s capital had recorded about 2,716 new cases of COVID-19 as of Saturday, the largest one-day increase since May 21 of last year. Raising the concerns of the Delhi government, the positivity rate in Delhi soared to 3.64%. One person lost their life to COVID on January 1.
Karnataka CM urges authorities to define strategies to improve state economy amid COVID fear
The year 2022 will be economically and administratively difficult amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Saturday. He also called on senior state officials to cut unnecessary spending in their respective departments.
Punjab CM Channi says “Khalistani elements remain active during elections” ahead of elections
The Chief Minister of Punjab, Charanjit Singh Channi, spoke on Saturday of the presence of pro-Khalistan elements in the state. He specified that during the polls, these elements remain active. CM Channi said the person involved in the Ludhiana explosion has been identified, saying there are indications towards large fish involved in the drug.
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