News in Brief

12-06-2021 News Head lines

12-06-2021 News Head lines

 -by Annadatha V Murali Manohar

Double Century: Petrol costs Rs 102 in Mumbai after another hike on Friday; after petrol, diesel at almost Rs 100-mark in Rajasthan

Hero: Janaki Amma aged 104 years beats Covid in 11 days, leaves hospital in Kerala's Kannur District

Pak National Assembly gives Kulbhushan right of appeal against his conviction, death sentence

Dominica High Court has denied fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi bail on account of him being a 'flight risk'.

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 Today group of Toastmasters International Members from different parts of the Globe are organizing a Global Webinar CALM AMID THE STORM in which Three eminent spiritual scholars from different world-renowned academies will come together for a rare global experience, and will enlighten us on coping up during this times of uncertainty. Register yourself for this Free Event and Priceless learning given in the below link. Register soon at https://bit.ly/CALMamidtheSTORM to experience one-of-a-kind Toastmasters Global event.*

Keynote Speakers are Dr. Janki Santoke (Vedanta Institute, Mumbai); Sister Aruna Ladva (Brahma Kumaris, Kuwait); Swamini Vimalananda Ji (Chinmaya Mission, Coimbatore)

 

'Buri Nazar Wale Tera Muh Kala, Accha Hota Hai Vaccine Lagwane Wala': NGO's take on popular slogans for Covid safety a hit on social media

14 not-for-profits write an open letter to the government, seek suspension of new IT rules

High alert issued for Mumbai; Very heavy rainfall warning for today, Monday; Low pressure area formed over Bay of Bengal, red alert issued for fishermen in West Bengal

Kisan Morcha: Farmers to gherao all Raj Bhavans across country on June 26 to mark seven months of their protest against the Union Govt's three farm laws

Union Govt departments, ministries asked to cut down 'controllable expenditure' by 20% to meet mounting expenses in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic

No US emergency nod coming, Covaxin to seek full approval

Covid vaccination: Private hospitals to be allotted doses based on location & demand

Govt refuses to exempt mainstream media from new IT rules

Financial & Business News

India's April industrial output jumps to 134.4% due to low-base effect

India - world’s third-biggest oil importer has a new plan to turn a fifth of its gasoline green; 10BN liters of ethanol will be required each year to meet the 20% ethanol-blended fuel standard by 2025

Faltering for years, Ford Motor is showing signs of a revival; in 1st three months of the year, the company reported $3.3 billion in profit

Auto companies go heavy on tech investments even as they work overtime to cut costs; sales crash in May 2021 amid Covid-induced lockdowns

IndiGo plans seven-hour overseas flights (Beijing, Moscow, Cairo, Nairobi, Jakarta, Manila or Eastern EU depending on Covid recovery

Sensex touches lifetime intra-day, closing highs; BSE Cos' valuation at record level; Forex Reserves cross $600BN mark for first time

Toyota Motor Corp will aim to make all its global factories carbon neutral by 2035, pulling forward the goal by 15 years from 2050

Wipro CEO took home $8.8MN last year, higher than Top Bosses at TCS, Infosys; TCS stocks has given 3000% return since IPO; CEO says IT giant 'Braved Pandemic Well'

Corona Updates

Maharashtra adds 11,617 past Covid deaths within 24 days after Data revision; Union Govt takes note; Black Fungus killed over 2,100 in last 3 weeks, cases crew 150% to 31,000

Considering issues regarding Ex-gratia to kin of those who died of Covid-19, Union Govt tells SC

Worst is over, says expert on Delta variant, hopes immunisation in kids will start by year end; ICMR to start National Sero surveys to assess Covid-19 spread

Tamil Nadu Covid-19 lockdown: Curbs till June 21, Liquor shops open in 27 Districts; Himachal eases Covid curbs: Shops to open from 9 am-5 pm, RT-PCR test not required to enter state; Karnataka unlock: Parks & industries allowed to open, nod to autos, taxis in 19 districts

WHO says 9 in 10 African Countries to miss Covid-19 vaccination goal

Is USFDA's rejection of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin a setback?; USFDA said they don't have enough data yet to grant emergency use authorisation to Covaxin; The hitch, therefore, is purely procedural

UK Experts: Delta variant 60% more transmissible, reduces vaccine effect; fears rise of lockdown reimposition

Dr Fauci; Extending vaccine intervals may leave you vulnerable to infection by one of Covid variants in circulation; last month India extended gap b/w 1st & 2nd dose of Covishield to 12-16 weeks from 6-8 weeks

World: 176,021,309 Recovery 159,927,353 (90.86%) Active 12,294,158 (6.98%)

India: 29,358,033; Recovery 27,901,688 (95.04%) Active 1,089,248 (3.71%)

State News

Jammu & Kashmir, Baramulla: 18 houses gutted in a blaze that broke out leaving 30 families homeless

TN health dept unearths irregularities in food, accommodation facilities for medical professionals; cost reduction saves Rs 30 lakh per day; stern actions against those involved in these irregularities

Work with states instead of abusing them: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Mukul Roy dumps BJP, returns ‘home’ to TMC

Modi praised UP’s measures to battle second wave: UP govt

Monsoon may hit Delhi 12 days early, by June 15

AAP’s Atishi slams BJP leaders for targeting CM Kejriwal, calls them ‘sadak chaap gundas’

Delhi: Street art honours scientists and mathematicians

Asaduddin Owaisi-led MIM likely to field candidates in 100 UP seats

The Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation, Regional library gets a new facelit

Hyderabad: ED lens on top cryptocurrency exchange WazirX

Hyderabad: A bunch of IIIT-ians ‘Covid War Room’ (CWR) has raised Rs. 40 lakh aid so far

Telangana may see waning of cases by June end, say experts

Hyderabad: Delta variant transmits more in households

Venkatesh, fan of Sonu Sood walks all the way from Hyderabad to Mumbai to meet his hero

Telangana: Cops wean tribals away from Maoists, with TV sops and soaps

Kuwait News

The MoU brings the Indian domestic workers in Kuwait within the ambit of a legal framework that streamlines their recruitment and provides them with the protection of the law.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has held a meeting with India’s envoys to the Gulf nations to discuss a host of issues, including encouraging speedy resumption of flights to this region and facilitating reuniting families separated by Covid disruption. Jaishankar, who arrived here on his first bilateral visit to the oil-rich Gulf nation early on Thursday, also unveiled a bust of Mahatma Gandhi at the Indian Embassy in Kuwait in presence of the ambassadors.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar called on Kuwait Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Thursday and appreciated his commitment to taking the partnership between two countries to higher levels.

International News

Violence escalating in Myanmar, country is in a 'Human Rights Catastrophe', warns UN; adds military leadership was "singularly responsible" for the crisis

China passed a new legislation that bans "defamation" of military personnel, adding an array of legal tools to its 2018 law

Pakistan Police say bus carrying pilgrims has crashed in country's Southwest, killing 19, injuring 50

Russia is preparing to provide Iran with an advanced satellite that would enable it to track potential military targets across the Middle East

Albania, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana, UAE elected to UN Security Council for 2022-23 Term

Sports News

French Open: Stefanos Tsitsipas beats Alexander Zverev in 5-set thriller to reach Final

French Open 2021: Novak Djokovic 1st player to beat Rafael Nadal twice at Roland Garros, enters 5th final

Euro 2020: Italy score 3 goals for first time in European Championship history in win over Turkey

Today’s word - Vallate - Having a raised rim or rampart; ringed

Focus on your STRENGTHS, not your weaknesses. Focus on your CHARACTER, not your reputation. Focus on your BLESSINGS, not your misfortunes

11-06-2021 News Headlines

11-06-2021 News Headlines


- by AVM

Ability of a person is not how he has planned, but how he stands and faces the challenges of life, when everything he planned has gone wrong...! "Be Confident"

Headlines

Kolkata scientist Dr Ramendra Lal Mukherjee invents pocket ventilator to aid Covid-19 patients; safe alternative at times when there has been a sudden spike in cases of Black fungus

Hyderabad: Indian Institute of Chemical Technology licences 2-DG process knowhow to Lee Pharma

Municipal officer Suvidha Chavan enters manhole to inspect cleaning work in saree in Thane

Buzz of rejig in Lucknow and Delhi as Yogi Adityanath meets Amit Shah

May Records Second Highest Rainfall in 121 years attributing two back-to-back cyclones and western disturbances for the record precipitation

Patna Cops attacked by liquor mafia’s family for trying to conduct raid at their house; managed to free the mafia Vikas Kumar from the custody of the police

Missing for 11 years, Kerala woman found living secretly with lover in house next door in just 500Mts away

Never met him: 2 UK desis refute Mehul Choksi’s claim of abduction

BSF apprehends Chinese national with Bangladesh Visa along India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal

Massive fire breaks out in J&K's Baramulla, at least 20 houses engulfed in flames

The minimum support for price (MSP) for paddy has been by Rs 72 per quintal to Rs 1,940 for the crop year 2021-22 by the Union Govt

At 6,499 MW, Delhi records highest power demand this summer so far; daily peak power demand has increased by over 10% in 48 hours and over 40% from June 1

If loyalists don’t believe in Rahul Gandhi, why will Indians?

HC gives govt 2 weeks to cap pvt hospital charges

18% more women in higher education in 5 years

Air India sacks cabin crew for gold bars smuggling at London Heathrow

Former Noida SSP Vaibhav Krishna gets new role, posted in training

GST Council to decide on O2, concentrates tax tomorrow

Financial & Business News

Indian-American organisations looking at long-haul support for India’s healthcare infrastructure

RBI allows banks to charge Rs 21 for post limit ATM transactions from Jan 2021; ATM interchange fee from ₹15 to ₹17 effective August 1

Organisations align hiring to scale up for operational roles amid pandemic; According to Indeed's India Hiring Tracker Q4 FY21, as many as 64% of all employers surveyed hired talent during 4th Qrtr of 2020-21

Retiring old coal plants can help Maharashtra save Rs 16,000Cr in five years; savings can go up to Rs 75,000Crore over a decade

Union Govt to auction unmonetised large oil and gas fields of ONGC and Oil India (OIL) to boost India's hydrocarbon production

IKEA to help suppliers in India, 2 other markets transit to 100% renewable power

Data consumption rose 17.5% in FY21 to around 12.2 GB per user per month in FY21 despite rise in tariffs as vast swathes of India’s corporate workforce worked from home during the Covid first wave

India slips 12 spots to 55th position in global home price movement; been a 1.6$ decline in home prices

74% Indian workers keen on flexible remote work options: Microsoft

Does money grow on volcanoes? El Salvador explores Bitcoin mining

Second Covid wave will delay air traffic recovery to end of FY23: Crisil

World’s richest face tax squeeze after 40% run-up in fortunes

Cost-effective, clean, and optimized freight transport system key for India’s growth: Report

Covid-19: Paytm, MakeMyTrip, Infosys offer to help govt with vaccine bookings

Corona Updates

India has reported 94,052 daily new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the country's tally to 2,91,83,121. With 6,148 deaths, India's death toll from the virus stands at 3,59,676. Meanwhile, 2,76,55,493 people have recovered from the virus and the active caseload is below 12 lakh after 60 days.

Daily cases have fallen below 1 lakh in India over the last days. The country, however, is still reporting the most cases globally

Consortium of 4 cities funded for enhanced genome surveillance

RR Foundation – an organisation set up by NRI businessman Ravi Pillai is providing a funding of Rs. 15 crore fund to support Covid victims’ families

Health experts to PM: No need to vaccinate those who’ve had Covid; review ‘liberalised’ policy

Meril received nod from ICMR for its indigenous Covid-19

Curbs to continue in 11 Karnataka districts; Maharashtra sees slight spike in new cases & more

Maharashtra achieves vaccine milestone, vaccinates 2.5 Cr people, highest in the country; Jharkhand tops in Covid-19 vaccine wastage; Kerala, West Bengal report Negative wastage

'Cause of serious concern': Union govt points out low vaccination coverage among Healthcare, Frontline workers

Agra hospital sealed, owner booked

*India close to giving Indemnity to Foreign Vaccine makers like Pfizer; "If one company gets it then all of them get it."

UK, Indian Scientists Develop Low-cost Sensor to detect fragments of the virus responsible for Covid-19 within wastewater; uses standard PCR test without need ; hybrid work will define the post-pandemic workplace

Union Govt: Data of about 15 Crore Indians on CoWIN Portal safe, leak Reports fake

Ramdev changes his mind, says will take Covid Jab; calls Doctors God's Envoys

WHO warns Delta Variant taking hold in Europe as Nations prepare to ease curbs; Biden, his Advisor Dr Anthony Fauci warn against Delta Variant

Covid vaccination in Europe ‘far from sufficient’ to avoid resurgence: WHO

9,429 died': Bihar's revised figures shocking before AIIMS Report on Kids' Covaxin Trial; till the previous day stated the number of deaths to be under 5,500

France's Macron calls for Vaccine makers to donate 10% of doses

NASA shares spectacular image of Galaxies merging 140 Million Light-Years from Earth

15 state agencies, Cos have sought Union Govt approval to provide online Covid-19 vaccine bookings

67-yr-old Hardayal Singh who planted 10,000 trees across Punjab's Dhablan village for oxygen dies of Covid after 'gasping for breath'

UK: G7 to provide 1 Billion Covid vaccine doses "To World" by 2023 through sharing and financing schemes

Govt aims generating 5K tonnes of medical oxygen at hospitals

Finance ministry proposes 24/7 vaccination drive to revive economic growth

Problems at biggest vaccine maker leave world short on Covid shots

Jharkhand says only 1.5% Covid vaccine wastage, 33.95% figure is ‘old data’

In 22 districts of Karnataka, rural Covid-19 case tally overruns urban

CoWin to block users logging 1k+ searches, 50 OTPs in 24 hours

Black fungus drug to be available at Ghaziabad CMO office

World: 175,600,109 Recovery 159,448,357 (90.80%) Active 12,363,623 (7.04%)

India: 29,273,338; Recovery 27,778,894 (94.89%) Active 1,131,347 (3.86%)

State News

Jharkhand cancels Class 10, 12 state board exams; Hyderabad schools newly-affiliated with CBSE hit scoring hurdle

Karnataka govt plans to unlock state in 4-5 phases from June 14

Telangana records 1,798 new Covid-19 cases, 14 deaths

CIDCO moves to fast-track Navi Mumbai airport area development

Over 95% realtors fear project delays due to second Covid wave, seek urgent relief

Only 10 health staff per 10,000 in Telangana: Niti Ayog report

Delhi: 19 oxygen plants to open in city by end of the week

Delhi unlock news: Home Delivery of liquor allowed from today

Veteran filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta dies in Kolkata: From Sameera Reddy to Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Bollywood mourns tragic loss

Dubbing artiste and singer Ghantasala Ratnakumar passes away

Raju Srivastav offers help to lookalike actors of Bollywood

Telangana: Man lodges police complaint about rooster theft

Telangana: State to provide free education to 200 Covid orphans, jobs for widows

GO on Jowar MSP soon: Telangana to High Court

Telangana HC strength goes up to 42, vacancies to touch 28

Telangana: Ahead of digital land survey, revenue department gets 20,000 plaints

Andhra Pradesh: Fire breaks out near Kaza toll gate in Mangalagiri in the Guntur district

Nandamuri Balakrishna celebrates his birthday with staff

LPG consumers can choose dealers for refill delivery

Marriage with Nikhil Jain not legal, our separation happened long back: TMC MP Nusrat Jahan

Kuwait News

Kuwaitis, expats flock to get second dose of Astrazeneca

Direct flights to London set to resume

30 vaccination centres open from 3 pm to 10 pm

Kuwaiti humanitarian friendship society helps pay medical expenses of expatriates

Kuwait ranks low in FM Global resilience index for ‘21

Kuwait may burn more crude oil this summer to meet electricity demand

Okays on AstraZeneca; 1,709 more infected

Defense ministry to hire children born to Kuwaiti mothers, Bedoun

Health regulations committee closes 5 stores in Mubarak Al-Kabeer

Ministry of justice revealed 80,000 Travel Bans issued against Kuwaiti citizens and expats in 2020

International News

Macy’s July Fourth fireworks show will be back this year

Sameer Honda and Sergeant Gurpreet Arora of the NZ Police, two New Zealanders of Indian-origin honoured in Queen’s birthday Honours list 2021

Issue Visas to students who complied with your vaccination guidelines: India to China

One in two Indian-Americans say they face bias, even as many import their own prejudices into US

With focus on reasserting fight against climate change, G7 leaders to meet in Cornwall

US annual consumer price inflation jumps 5% in May: Government

Ex-Mossad chief signals Israel behind Iran nuclear attacks

Pakistan National Assembly adopts bill to give Right of Appeal to Kulbhushan Jadhav in the HC of the country

24 air passengers quarantined in Pakistan after trained dogs identify them as Covid-19 carriers

Two Pakistani politicians abuse each other on live TV show

‘Jabs in arms till Covid’s defeated’: Joe Biden says US to buy 500 million vaccine doses for poor Indians

Biden to lay out Covid-19 vaccine donations, urge world leaders to join

Colorado reports first litter of wolf pups in 80 years

FBI director suggests ‘serious charges’ coming in probe of Capitol attack

Florida bans ‘critical race theory’ from its classrooms

Senators eye $579 billion in new infrastructure spending, $1 trillion plan

Palestinians say Israeli forces kill 3 in West Bank raid

China’s Uyghur Muslims living in a ‘dystopian hellscape’: Report

China passes New Law to counter foreign sanctions against its officials, entities; law was passed after the US and EU countries slapped sanctions over alleged human rights violations in Xinjiang

A well-known senior Buddhist monk among 12 people who died in a military plane crash in Myanmar

Alexei Navalny: From poisoning to political outlaw

China's highest producer inflation in over 12 years highlights global price pressures; producer price index (PPI) increased 9%

China boosts support for Myanmar army, countering US sanctions

Joe Biden, Boris Johnson strike warm tone in first meeting

WTO inches forward in Covid vaccine Patent Waiver talks; all decisions body must be reached by consensus of all 164 member states

US President Joe Biden revokes Trump Executive Orders that sought to ban TikTok, WeChat

Nigerian govt has a verified Koo account now

‘People are scared’ as gang activity fuels Portland violence

Sports News

Racism controversy: Jos Buttler, Eoin Morgan's absence in UAE IPL could make Life Easier for KKR, RR

Will seek G7 understanding over safe Olympics: Japan PM

Neeraj Chopra throws 83.18m to clinch gold in Lisbon

31st seeded Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova downs Tamara Zidansek to reach maiden French Open final, on 52nd attempt

French Open: Let battle commence, says Djokovic ahead of Nadal showdown; Numbers favour Rafael Nadal but Novak Djokovic ready to stage a coup

India announce squad for Sri Lanka Tour; Shikhar Dhawan to lead, Bhuvneshwar Kumar Vice Captain, six uncapped players named in 20-man squad

Mohammed Siraj has shown remarkable improvement, should play WTC final: Harbhajan Singh

WTC Final: India working on plan to fit Siraj in playing XI

Ashwin clears air, says he would never ask ICC to relax rules to help bowl ‘doosra’

2nd Test: Burns, Lawrence keep England afloat against New Zealand

West Indies vs South Africa, 1st Test: Lungi Ngidi takes five wickets as SA take control on Day 1

India’s Olympic team to be fully vaccinated: Narinder Batra

French Open: Let battle commence, says Djokovic ahead of Nadal showdown

Greg Chappell taught India how to chase and win in ODIs: Suresh Raina

Japan mulling downgraded emergency state until Tokyo Games start: Report

France eye Euro 2020 glory as kick-off looms

Today’s word - Umbraculum - Umbrella or umbrella-like structure

Don’t think too much… You’ll create a problem that wasn’t even there in the first place

Have a great weekend

10-06-2021 News Head lines- Thursday

10-06-2021 News Head lines- Thursday

 -by Annadatha V Murali Manohar

**Today is first Solar Eclipse for the year 2021.

Mathematics may not teach us how to add happiness or how to subtract sadness... but it does teach one important thing... Every problem has a solution

Headlines

The Solar Eclipse on June 10 is the first solar eclipse for year 2021, and will start (partial) at 11:42 AM Indian Standard Time (IST). The annular eclipse will start from 3:30 PM (IST) and will continue till 4:52 PM. The last phase of the eclipse will end at around 6 PM. Will be seen in Arunachal Pradesh, Ladakh and a few other states in the east, for a short duration, from 5:52 pm right before the sunset, a maximum of 3-4 mts

Those travelling abroad can get 2nd Covid vaccination sooner if they meet these criteria

Govt in talks with private sector to set up hospitals

Ensure uninterrupted education, financial aid to children who lost parents during pandemic: SC to states

India emerging a ‘Vishvaguru’, says Ramesh Pokhriyal after 3 Indian institutes figure in top 200 QS World University Rankings

British woman Georgia Laurie (28) punched a crocodile in its face to save her twin sister Melissa Laurie while swimming in the Manialtepec Lagoon in Mexico

Amid fresh J&K bifurcation rumour, Gupkar alliance meets after 6 months

Game-changer? Delhi Sir Ganga Ram hospital uses antibody therapy (REGCov2) to successfully treat Covid-19 patients; REGCov2 is developed by Regeneron which is conducting the phase-3 Covid-19 prevention trials

Making every effort to comply with New Guidelines': Twitter to appoint compliance officer within a week

Monsoon arrives in Mumbai, local train services hit after heavy rains; NDRF to deploy 15 teams in Coastal Districts as IMD issues Red Alert for today & Yellow Alert next 4 days

9 dead as Residential Building collapses on another in Mumbai; many are still feared trapped under the debris and evacuation operations are underway; Death toll in Malad building collapse rises to 11

Delhi GB Pant Hospital Nursing Superintendent apologizes to Staff over controversial 'No Malayalam' circular

India's 'Forest Man' Jadav Payeng is on a new mission to make Mexico greener by replenishing its forests

Former UP Chief Secretary Anup Chandra Pandey takes charge as Election Commissioner

Assam becomes 2nd state in the country to have the highest number of National Parks after Madhya Pradesh

No sign of trapped Miners even after 10 days, Meghalaya CM says rescue Ops still on

Boost for BJP as Rahul pal, prominent Congress leader and former Union Minister Jitin Prasada dumps Congress and joins the saffron party, snapping three generations of family ties with the opposition party and ending his proximity to Rahul Gandhi

Two wanted gangsters killed in Joint Operation by Punjab, Bengal Police at Kolkata Residential Complex

Amid months-long Farmers Stir, Govt buys record 418.47 lakh Tons of Wheat at MSP for Rs 82,648 Cr

Didi borrowed from Article 1 of the Indian Constitution to propose a ‘union of states’ to take on BJP, from bulldozing state governments run by other parties

Man hospitalised after shopkeeper mistakenly sells him acid instead of mineral water in J&K's Kulgam

Foreign minister S Jaishankar’s surprise stopover in Doha to meet Qatari National Security Adviser Mohamed Bin Ahmed Al Mesned

Bangladeshis, Rohingyas involved in Bengal’s post-poll violence, says Suvendu Adhikari BJP leader

Financial & Business News

RBI deputy governor MK Jain gets 2-year extension

Making every effort to comply with new digital rules: Twitter to government

Centre announces new MSPs of kharif crops; hike favours nutri-cereals, oilseeds and pulses

Fuel demand hits 9-month low in May as Covid-19 stalls activity

Reliance Industries’ stake sales lead to 38% jump in PE investments in 2020: Report

Open to IPO for Flipkart but no specific timeline: Walmart

Quickening vaccination coverage critical for regaining growth momentum: Finance ministry report

Government approves allotment of 5 MHz spectrum in 700 MHz band to Indian Railways

Tech Mahindra plans acquisition in Europe, hire 250 people in Nordic region in 2 years

GAIL to bid for solar foray with 400 MW capacity

WTO members agree to talks on patent waiver for Covid drugs, vaccines

Cautious companies cut loans by Rs. 1.7 lakh crore amid Covid

Yes Bank fraud case: CBI books Avantha Reality, Gautam Thapar; raids at 20 places across India

Maharashtra Govt move making vehicle registration faceless to make vehicle-buying process seamless

India's Petronet to invest $2.6BN for local expansion over 5 years as investing in overseas projects is 'not lucrative' in the current liquefied natural gas (LNG) surplus market

Gold traders seek clarity on 20, 23, 24-carat inventory as hallmarking deadline nears

Indian Railways gets Rs 25,000-cr makeover, train travel to become faster, safer; approved allotment of 5 MHz Spectrum in 700 MHz frequency band to Indian Railways for public safety and security services at stations and in trains

Corona Updates

India reports 92,596 daily new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the country's tally to 2,90,89,069. With 2,219 deaths, India's death toll from the virus stands at 3,53,528. Meanwhile, 2,75,04,126 people have recovered from the virus.

CoWin to block users logging 1k+ searches, 50 OTPs in 24 hours

Delta coronavirus variant believed to have 60% transmission advantage: UK epidemiologist

A new Covid variant detected in India can cause lung lesions

Covid-19: Gangrene, hearing loss show Delta may be more severe

Now correct personal details on CoWIN vaccine certificate online

Problems at biggest vaccine maker leave world short on Covid shots

Dr Reddy’s to partner with Rockwell Industries for cold storage of Sputnik V vaccine

Maha reports 10,989 new cases and 261 deaths; Jharkhand reported 302 new cases, 615 recoveries and 3 deaths; Chhattisgarh 14 deaths and 954 new cases; Haryana records 528 fresh cases, 940 recoveries and 40 deaths; Tamil Nadu records 17,321 new cases, 405 deaths and 31,253 discharges; Punjab records 1407 new cases, 66 deaths and 2521 discharges; Assam reported 3,751 new cases, 4,355 discharges and 55 deaths; Gujarat records 644 new cases, 1675 discharges and 10 deaths; Karnataka reported 10,959 new cases, 192 death, 20,246 discharges in the last 24 hours

Negligence killed mother': Patient's daughter says Agra Hosp switched off CCTVs ahead of 'Mock Drill'

'You're not entering enemy territory': Bombay High Court asks Union Govt to conduct 'Surgical Strike’ on Covid

India raises concerns over demand for re-vaccination of US-bound students as Covaxin not approved

From Export Ban to Factory Fire, problems at Serum Institute cause vaccine shortage in several countries

Madhya Pradesh: In the last one week, black fungus infection was found in the intestine and pancreas of two patients

Govt issues guidelines on Covid in children; suggests rational use of CT scan; Six-minute walk test; Remdesivir not recommended

Govt: 15 days Special Casual Leave for Government Employees whose parents/dependants get Covid-19

WTO to intensify talks on India, South Africa's proposal for easing Global Access to Covid-19 vaccines

Covaxin provides protection against Beta (S Africa), Delta (India) variants of Covid-19, claims early study

Reliance Jio to help you find vaccine availability info on WhatsApp number 7000770007, responds by just typing “Hi”

Bharat Biotech to conduct Covaxin phase-4 trials to check real-world effectiveness

World: 175,150,869 Recovery 158,951,176 (90.75%) Active 12,423,653 (7.09%)

India: 29,182,072; Recovery 27,638,902 (94.71%) Active 1,183,475 (4.06%)

State News

Monsoon 2021: Mumbai receives heavy rain; red alert issued; Monsoon to cover Telangana today, Hyderabad to get evening showers

Class 12 board exam cancelled in Telangana in view of Covid-19

Midnight Mayhem: 31 heavily drunk men unleash terror on coastal highway, in Gujarat

Nani shoots something special for the frontline workers; shares a glimpse

Rana Daggubati comes to the rescue of 400 tribal families during the Covid-19 pandemic

Miss Asia Pacific International 1970 and veteran Bollywood actress Zeenat Aman recreates ‘Do Lafzon Ki’ on a reality show

Madhur Bhandarkar on visiting Dilip Kumar in Hinduja Hospital (Khar): I pray he returns home fine, soon

Post-Covid effect: Writing a will gains popularity among younger adults

Mumbai all set to get ‘tree-top walkway’ at Malabar Hills

Jharkhand extends lockdown-like restrictions till June 16 with some relaxations

Telangana further relaxes restrictions, permits more activities

Telangana Congress: When will BJP govt send KCR to jail

Convene meeting with party seniors to review reasons for party losing elections continuously: V Hanumanth Rao, Former MP to AICC in charge of Telangana Manickam Tagore

Telangana: Sangameshwara Lift Irrigation survey in Sangareddy, Zaheerabad and Andhole, from June 12

Telangana: Chorus for new TPCC chief gets louder

Noida metro resumes, Gujarat extends night curfew

83-year-old Asiatic elephant, 21-year-old leopard die at Hyderabad Zoo

The Tribal Reservation Porata Samithi (TRPS) has urged Telangana Governor to visit Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) in Adilabad to help tribals get better treatment: TRPS founder-president and former MLC Ramulu Naik

Publish white paper on vacancies and posts filled up in govt hospitals: Congress MLC T Jeevan Reddy

Kuwait News

Major vaccination drive in offing; ‘AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine is declared safe - 70,000 to get daily jabs: MoH

Stranded expat teachers suffering abuse; Chairman of the Teaching Staff Association at Kuwait University Dr Ibrahim Al- Hamoud disclosed that the expatriate teachers stranded abroad are suffering from ‘severe job-related abuse’ considering they were in their countries when the corona crisis started and have been considered absent as they failed to return to the country due to unforeseen circumstances brought about by the crisis

* The Ministry of Education has started taking action about the situation of 1,900 teachers who are stranded abroad*

Slow pace of work at Ministry of Foreign Affairs a ticking time bomb

Around 7,000 expats deported in 5 months for drugs, other crimes

Private School students who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 , can take free ‘PCR Test’ at Jaber Hospital

National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim has started his two-day visit to Geneva where he is scheduled to meet with International Parliamentary Union (IPU) Chairman Duarte Pacheco. As the representative of Arab parliaments, Al- Ghanim will discuss the recent Israeli attacks on Palestinians in Jerusalem and other parts of Palestine.

The resumption of the Kuwait-London-Kuwait flights from Sunday, which the Cabinet has approved during its meeting, will benefit the students and sick people who are waiting for overseas treatment; May allow Gulf nationals to enter Kuwait

With the increase in the pace of the vaccination of students who are studying abroad in order to facilitate their travel procedures to attend exams, Treasurer of the National Union of Kuwaiti Students (NUKS) – Egypt branch Dr. Nasser Al-Otaibi announced that more than 1,400 students from various countries were vaccinated through the Mosafer Clinic at the Islamic Medicine Center in Sabah Health Zone

At least 1,391 people have been infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours, taking overall infections to 321,648, Spokesman for the Ministry of Health Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad said Wednesday. The number of those recovered from the virus pandemic in the same period hit 1,279, increasing total recoveries to 304,916, he told KUNA. The death toll from the disease rose to 1,806 after registering 5 mortalities in the corresponding period

Up to 200 KD fine per worker who violates summer work ban outside

Inspection team record 4 health violations in commercial complex

Minister Dr. S Jaishankar to reach Kuwait today for 3-day visit

Indian Ambassador Sri Sibi George, discussed diaspora matter with Kuwait minister H. E. Dr. Mohammad Abdullateef AlFares

India has appreciated continuous relief support from Kuwait, says Kuwait Ambassador to India Jassem Al-Najem

International News

#MeToo protest hit by violence in Papua New Guinea

Building collapse in South Korea kills 9, injuries 8

Iran: Powerful Shiite Muslim nation with regional reach

Banned Pakistan journalist Hamid Mir, the popular host of political talk show ‘Capital Talk’ of Geo News channel, apologises for making remarks against army

Russia expected to outlaw opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s groups

Biden to assure allies, meet Putin during 1st overseas trip

Cicadas (the insects that emerge above ground once every 17 years) overrun White House press plane ahead of President Biden's first overseas trip

Southern Ocean recognised as world's fifth ocean by Nat Geo cartographers that so far recognised the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Arctic oceans

Two charged for racial social media post against Indian-origin UK minister Priti Patel

The US Senate passed a sweeping industrial policy bill on Tuesday aimed at countering the surging economic threat from rival China by pumping more than $170 billion into research and development

Albanian Parliament impeaches President Ilir Meta, for vote comments

‘Watch out!’: Swarm of cicadas delays Biden’s press plane

Joe Biden, his advisor warn against Delta variant – A highly infection strain of Covid-19

Australian beauty queen, Reigning Miss World Australia Sarah Marschke, insured her leg for $1 million, after partnering up with celebrity agent Max Markson

Sports News

Delhi court denies special food, supplements to Olympic wrestler Sushil Kumar in prison

Athletes will be subject to GPS monitoring, says Tokyo 2020 CEO Muto

Remainder of IPL 2021 to be played between Sept 15 to Oct 15: Rajeev Shukla

IOA in search of new kit sponsor, but Rijiju says Indian athletes will go unbranded in Tokyo Olympics, only India will be written on athletes’ kits

‘Not good enough’ James Anderson eyes another England record

Wrestler Ravi Dahiya settles for silver at Poland Open

‘Sun brings out smiles’: Virat Kohli after resuming training in Southampton

WTC Final: New Zealand are a good side, India can’t take them lightly, says Gundappa Viswanath

The racism social media storm has hit English Cricket & is threatening to spiral out of control; Now, Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan face heat for tweets ‘mocking’ Indians

Tokyo Paralympics: Aruna Tanwar set to be India's first-ever Taekwondo entry

French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Diego Schwartzman to reach 14th Semi-Finals; Iga Swiatek, Defending Women's Singles Champion, crashes out after Quarter Final defeat

Today’s word - Tallage - Feudal tax of a lord on tenants; any tax or toll

Values are more important than Valuables

Have a blessed Thursday. When you have a million dollar vision, don't surround yourself with one cent mind. Stay hopeful. You never know what this day may bring.

09-06-2021 News Head lines - Wednesday

09-06-2021 News Head lines - Wednesday

-- by A V M    

Doing what you like is FREEDOM; Liking what you do is HAPPINESS

Headlines

Anup Chandra Pandey appointed election commissioner

Bhopal, MP: Javed Khan: "Sold wife's jewellery": He converted his Auto-Rickshaw into Ambulance; learnt how to use the oxygen cylinder and the oximeter to help people

India protests security lapse outside mission in Islamabad

J&K hamlet (Weyan, Bandipora Dist) first village in India to achieve 100% Vaccination of its 362 adult population

Covid-19: India records over 1 lakh new cases, lowest in 61 days

India captain Sunil Chhetri goes past Lionel Messi’s tally of international goals

People propagating misinformation, doctors assaulted: IMA seeks PM Modi intervention

‘Tamil Nadu CM M K Stalin wants CMs to come together to seek loan repayment moratorium for MSMEs, small businesses

Battle against Covid: ISRO develops 3 types of ventilators, to transfer technology

Centre places orders for 44 crore doses of Covishield, Covaxin, AIIMS chief says no imminent concern for children, and more

Supreme Court expresses concerns about role of private hospitals in vaccination

Nepal stops distribution of Patanjali’s Coronil kits

Maratha quota: Uddhav requests PM Modi to take steps to lift 50% ceiling

Several leading international news websites crash

SC directs stringent action against illegal adoption notices

FM asks Infosys to fix tech glitches on new income tax e-filing portal

UNSC grants Antonio Guterres second term as Secretary General

Class 5 Kerala girl’s letter gets justice; Schoolgirl gets plaudits from CJI for letter hailing SC’s intervention against Covid-19

Parliamentary Panels to resume work from June 16, Monsoon session likely Mid-July; Normal session hopeful

West Bengal CM: Raid hotels where carcasses of cattle killed during Cyclone are being sold

As Paddy sowing season kicks in, Punjab farmers await return of migrant labourers amid Covid curbs

Govt allocates Rs 40,700 Cr for waste management in 2 Lakh villages under Swacch Bharat Mission

Hit by staff shortage, Union Govt asks States to nominate more officers for Central Deputation

Fire at Pune Chemical Plant that killed 17: Culpable homicide case lodged against owner; Fire safety measures such as installation of emergency exits had not been taken at the plant

J&K: 2 injured, cash counter burnt as major fire breaks out at Vaishno Devi shrine complex

CRPF Jawan shoots himself dead after killing colleagues in Jharkhand’s Chatra district: Police

Low pressure area is likely to form over North Bay of Bengal on June 11, bringing heavy rainfall to East India and Central India

New angles emerge as police report shed light on Mehul Choksi abduction drama

Brought to Dominica to give interview to high-ranking India politician: Mehul Choksi in complaint to Antigua police

ITR Portal: FM Sitharaman faces glitches asks Infosys to fix them after users flooded her Twitter timeline with complaints; Sitharaman asks Infosys, Nilekani ‘not to let down taxpayers’; Nilekani says 'Infosys working on them

Akhilesh Yadav welcomes ‘government vaccine’, will take jab

SC asks state govts to hold hands of Covid orphans

Rift in Rajasthan Congress as Pilot faction says it is yet to get its due

Financial & Business News

India saves 17 million tonnes of oil equivalent per year and 87 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per year, under Perform Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme

India projected to grow at 8.3% in 2021, second wave undermining rebound: World Bank

EPFO to credit interest on provident fund deposits for the financial year 2020-21 soon; 6Cr employees will get the benefit

Karnataka BJP MLA Sunil Kumar has requested party leaders to provide legislators with a platform to share their grievances

SBI union, others urge RBI to scrap digital payments plan; raises fears of abuse of user data and India's digital payment networks should continue to operate on a non-profit

RBI nod for Ghosh's re-appointment as Bandhan Bank MD and CEO for three years

Rs 12,195-crore PLI for telecom aimed at increasing production, creating jobs: DoT official

1 in every 10 Europeans has been duped into buying counterfeit products, mostly coming from Asia

Apple in talks with China’s CATL, BYD over battery supplies for its electric car: Sources

India did well before big 2nd Covid wave: World Bank chief David Malpass

Lamborghini Huracan EVO RWD Sypder launched in India at Rs. 3.54 crore

Madras HC orders Tamil Nadu to set uniform Covid-19 rules for carmakers

Automakers face a threat to EV sales: Slow charging times

World Bank sees 5.6% global growth in 2021, best since 1973

State-owned banks getting ready for privatisation may come out with VRS

Delhi, Mumbai first to get mobile CNG filing service

V-shaped recovery: In four weeks, Merc sells 50 Maybach GLS SUVs worth Rs. 150 crore

Biden administration sets up ‘strike force’ to go after China on trade

In spite of fewer states tapping the debt market and the Reserve Bank over the weekend announcing Rs. 10,000-crore liquidity window for them, states borrowing cost has been rising and has touched a 3-month high of 6.95%

At Rs. 276 crore, BJP got lion’s share of electoral trust funding in 2019-20

DRDO anti-Covid drug priced at Rs. 990 a sachet

Twitter falls in line, blames Covid for delay

Free vaccine, food will cost govt Rs. 1 lakh crore over budgeted outlay

Corona Updates

Sonu Sood to start a vaccination drive in his hometown in Punjab

India reports 86,498 new Covid cases, 1,82,282 discharges, and 2123 deaths in the last 24 hours: Union health ministry

Day after 'Vaccine for All' Pledge, Union Govt places fresh orders for 25Cr Covishield, 19 Cr Covaxin doses; Aims for One Cr daily vaccinations from Aug, Advance orders of nearly 100Cr Jabs this month

New Guidelines for Free Vaccines to States takes note of population, caseload, wastage of shots; Covishield at Rs 780, Covaxin at Rs 1,410: Union Govt revises vaccine rates for Private Hospitals

22 turned Blue in 5 mins': UP orders probe after Agra Hospital's Oxygen 'Mock Drill' claim in Viral Video; Hospital sealed

INS Tarkash brought in critical medical supplies from Kuwait and Saudi Arabia to Mumbai harbour in its 3rd trip as part of operation Samudra Setu II

WHO: Lifting Covid-19 restrictions too quickly can be disastrous for those not vaccinated; Variants like Delta, first found in India, 'Spreading Fast'; faster spread disturbing doctors

Pfizer to start large study to Test Covid-19 vaccine in children below 12; China to offer Sinovac Covid-19 Vaccine to children as young as 3

AIIMS Director: 60-70% children admitted to hospitals with Covid had co-morbidities; most healthy children who were infected recovered without the need for hospitalisation; no evidence to show 3rd wave Covid-19 infections will affect children more than others

MP: In the past few days, over 100 Black Fungus patients suffered adverse reactions to a recently-introduced variant of a drug (lyophilised amphotericin-b) used to treat the disease

Gangrene to hearing loss: 'New enemy' driving India’s second wave triggers unusual clinical signs

Study: The pandemic shaken up rankings of world's most liveable cities, with metropolises in Australia, Japan, New Zealand leaping ahead of those in Europe.

Severe Covid can hit gray matter volume in the brain: Hyderabad Neurologists

India’s Covid vaccination drive: UP must up vax rate 9x to meet 100% target by Dec

‘More transmissible’: Singapore sequencing reveals Delta variant crowds out others

Telangana: ‘Diabetes, steroids, ICU stay might not be reason for mucor’

World: 174,720,610 Recovery 158,423,123 (90.67%) Active 12,535,724 (7.17%)

India: 29,088,176; Recovery 27,496,198 (94.53%) Active 1,238,421 (4.26%)

State News

Covid vaccination drive: Priority for 45+, those needing 2nd jabs; states can tweak norm

Telangana extends the lockdown till June 19; Lockdown hours to be from 6 pm to 6 am

Bihar to lift Covid lockdown from June 9; night curfew to remain in place: CM Nitish Kumar

MP government extends Covid curfew till June 15; UP lifts Covid curfew from all districts

Social boycott: 7 daughters, 2 sons hold last rites of Maha man who married out of caste

17 killed, 4 injured as bus turns Turtle after colliding with Three-Wheeler in Kanpur; CM orders probe; PM orders 2Lakhs Ex-gratia

Thanjavur, TN: A nurse allegedly cut off a portion of a two-week-old baby's left thumb while trying to remove Intravenous Line (IV) using scissors at Govt Hospital

Hyderabad: Case registered against two for uploading objectionable video on Instagram

Telangana Youth Congress members pull vehicles with ropes protesting hike in fuel prices

Telangana: Patients allegedly denied hospital beds despite availability

Have worked for Telangana for 20 years: Former minister Eatala Rajender

Hyderabad: BJP state president Bandi Sanjay Kumar, questions KCR’s silence about PM Modi’s promise to make free vaccines available to all adults in states from June 21

No workout for three months for Covid recovered patients: Health experts

WB reports 5,427 new Covid cases, 12,290 discharges and 98 deaths; 15,567 new cases, 124 deaths and 20,019 recoveries reported in Kerala; Andhra Pradesh reports 7,796 new cases, 77 deaths; Telangana logs 1,897 new cases, 15 deaths; 316 new cases, 41 more deaths in Delhi

Jharkhand reports 6 fresh Covid-19 deaths, lowest in over a month

Film producer Swapna Patkar arrested over ‘fake’ PhD degree

Gujarat waves off Property tax and fixed charges on electricity levied on single-screen cinemas and multiplexes Cinema owners, from Apr 1st 2021 to March 31, 2022

Dilip Kumar’s heath improving, breathlessness problem subdued, says doctor

Kejriwal writes to PM, says ready to make whatever changes Centre wants in doorstep ration scheme

People from Delhi-NCR travelling 200 kms to get Covid vaccination, says Agra Hospital

Punjabi singer Jazzy B’s Twitter account withheld in India on government request

UP: 17 killed in bus-tempo collision in Kanpur

Rakul Preet Singh on rape cases during Covid-19 pandemic: My blood boils

Kuwait News

PCR tests from any lab accepted provided it does not exceed 72 hours

Kuwait receives, examines 3rd Cargo of Oxford vaccines

Indian Foreign Minister starts 3-days visit to Kuwait - Modi letter to Amir

Virus situation unstable as ‘infection rate, hospitalization’ up

Will not allow any violation of employees rights

The Ministry of Education has started taking action about the situation of 1,900 teachers who are stranded abroad

Consent from sponsor must for expats to hire domestic worker

Mechanism in works to allow GCC citizens to enter Kuwait

10 days jail for motorist, for driving a vehicle emitting annoying sounds: The General Traffic Directorate (GTD)

The Criminal Court rejected the requests of the individual against whom a case has been filed for allegedly kidnapping and murdering a Kuwaiti woman Farah Akbar after stalking her using an electronic tracking device.

The Governor of the Capital, Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled, announced in cooperation with the Kuwait Municipality emergency team demolished 155 violating buildings out of the 193 against which warnings had been issued in the suburbs of Sharq, Al-Mirqab, Al-Qibla and Bneid Al-Qar

Acting on information the Shuwaikh Fire and Maritime Rescue Center and the Technical Rescue Center rescued two Kuwaiti youths who were stuck in silt off the Sulaibikhat Beach

Don’t be ‘Taleban’, don’t turn Kuwait into Gaza

International News

Attacked: French President Emmanuel Macron slapped in face during walkabout during a walkabout session, 2 arrested

IIT Bombay Professor Roop Malik elected Associate Member of European Molecular Biology Organisation

Security Council grants Antonio Guterres 2nd Term as UN Chief voted unanimously

Meghan releases Debut Children's Book "The Bench"; began as a Father's Day poem she wrote for Harry shortly after Archie was born in 2019

US accuses man of fraud for posing as Trump family members

Senate report details broad failures around Jan 6 attack

Kamala Harris engages Mexico on complexities of migration

Man charged with murder of boy in road-rage shooting

Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic loses genocide appeal

UK urges EU to show ‘common sense’ in post-Brexit talks

Ohio sues to have Google declared a public utility

Ex-Winconsin pharmacist Steven Brandenburg, 46, Grafton, gets 3 years in prison for ruining vaccine

Biden Asia chief ‘relatively confident’ on billion vaccine timing despite India crisis

Websites rumble back to life after Fastly-linked outage at the cloud service company

Sports News

IOA drops Chinese brand, decides to go with unbranded apparel for Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo Olympics: India’s male and female flagbearers to be named by June end, says IOA chief Batra

WTC Final: Two very competitive teams; should expect a proper Test match, says England legend David Gower

Kane Williamson’s left elbow injury being monitored, Trent Boult to play second Test: Gary Stead

Zaheer Khan fan Arzan Nagwaswalla wants to be ready for any situation on tour of England

Tokyo Olympics: SAI, IOA to Organise Nationwide Awareness Campaign about Indian Athletes

BAI writes to IOA to allow 4 coaches including Gopichand for Olympic-bound shuttlers

Tokyo 2020 may ask for further vaccine donations for Olympics, says CEO Toshiro Muto

Foreign reporters to be tracked by GPS at Tokyo Olympics

Pavlyuchenkova outlasts Rybakina in Paris to reach first Grand Slam semi-final

Alexander Zverev powers into first French Open semi-final

Murder of young wrestler: Wrestler Sushil Kumar seeks special food, supplements in jail, court order on Wednesday

Golf world puts Indian-American teen Megha Ganne on cloud nine after US Open feat

Today’s word - Salinometer - Instrument for measuring amount of salt in a solution

The greatest prison people live in is the fear of what other people think

Have a great day. Enjoy your day. Priortise your work. Avoid going out, if it is not necessary

08-06-2021 News HEAD lines

08-06-2021 News HEAD lines


-by Annadatha V Murali Manohar*

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” “If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining.

Headlines

Agra: Doctors successfully operate on newborn (14 days old) infected with Black Fungus; had a black spot and blister on her left cheek

PM Speech: Vaccine supply to bump up in coming days, free ration for 80 Cr people; Free vaccine for all, Centre to handle inoculation process from June 21

Home minister Amit Shah, BJP hail PM Modi, say announcement will put to rest fears, disinformation

Madras HC bans ‘cure’ for LGBTIQA+ members

Kerala’s Rahu Rajasekharan to represent India at Mister Supranational 2021 in Poland

No Internet, Mizoram (Mawhrei village in Saiha district) students climb hill to catch signal for Online Test; makeshift bamboo hut with banana leaves on top provides them protection from inclement weather

Jeff Bezos fo fly fo Space with brother Mark on July 20 on his company's first suborbital sightseeing trip on its spacecraft, New Shepard; Trip will last for 10 minutes - including 4 Mins that passengers will spend above the Karman line that marks the recognized boundary between Earth's atmosphere and space.

Days before Centre's Policy Change, Supreme Court's tough remarks; you're wrong is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength," Justice DY Chandrachud

A microscopic animal called a bdelloid rotifer came back to life after being frozen for 24,000 years in Siberia and then successfully made clones of itself

‘New coronavirus variant detected by NIV may cause severe symptoms’

Europe Union’s new move may hit India, South Africa’s patent waiver plan

Steam rises as India (largest $6.8BN), Pakistan (4th $2.2BN) take Basmati battle to EU for Exclusive Trademark

Lakshadweep residents on hunger strike to protest against draft regulations; recall of administrator

In 2020-21, Lokpal received 110 corruption complaints, 4 against MPs; 57 against Group A or Group B central Govt officials; 44 against chairpersons, members/boards/corporations/autonomous bodies

IMD: Indian monsoon is likely to get much more dangerous, wetter as global warming alters the system

Operation P-hunt 21.1: Kerala Police arrest 28 in special operation to stop sharing of pedophile content

Total of 23 people have lost their lives in three districts due to lightning in South Bengal; PM condoles

35 IPS Officers owe about Rs 4 Cr fines for staying in Govt Quarters despite Transfer from Post

UP Crime graph witnessed a sharp rise in serious crimes like loot, dacoity, rape, and kidnapping during the Covid-19 lockdown and curfew

3 passengers onboard Mumbai-Kolkata Vistara flight critically injured due to turbulence right before landing; DGCA inquiry begins into Vistara flight turbulence

Indian Navy set to receive Three MH-60 'Romeo' Multi-role Helicopters from US in July

Dominican PM calls Mehul Choksi 'Indian Citizen', says 'His Rights Will be Respected; Choksi claims Barbara, mercenaries were hired to 'abduct' him from Antigua

‘Keep getting threats, abuses’: Assam Doctors practicing amid extreme fear after attack on colleague

Doctors under national health mission threaten stir over Covid benefits

18 workers dead, several feared trapped in fire at Chemical Plant (SVS Aqua Technologies) in Pune; fire started during packing of plastic materials in the premises; PM announces Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia

Speak against party, face action: Cong to workers

ICSI CS exam date 2021 announced, to be held from Aug 10

“NEET an injustice,” TN Cong Committee president K S Alagiri, urges CM Stalin’s intervention

Financial & Business News

ICICI Prudential Life Insurance announced an annual bonus of Rs 867Cr, highest ever for its eligible policyholders for FY 2020-21; bonus amount increase 10% YoY; 9.8 lakh policyholders to benefit

Piramal Group gets a step closer to takeover DHFL as bankruptcy court okays resolution plan

Bank Privatization: Central Bank of India, Indian Overseas Bank may be privatized this fiscal; FM says interests of workers of banks which are likely to be privatized will absolutely be protected

Banks identify NPAs worth Rs 89,000 cr to be transferred to NARCL in initial phase

Hyatt shuts down Hyatt Regency Mumbai temporarily, citing non-availability of funds from owner Asian Hotels (West)

SEBI bars Franklin Templeton from launching new debt schemes for 2 years, imposes Rs 5 crore fine; SEBI fines ex-Fidelity trader, 10 others for front-running trades

Israel PM targets Facebook & Twitter, says they are trying to silence the right-wing

Twitter blinks, to appoint officers as required by law; Social media platform Twitter is learnt to have approached the government seeking more time to comply with the new IT rules

Facebook names Spoorthi Priya as grievance officer for India on website

Apple pays millions to 21-year-old student after explicit content from her iPhone was put on Facebook: Report

Paytm’s IPO official, staff invited to sell their shares

Flipkart looks to raise $3 billion at $35 billion valuation

Facebook owned online chatting app WhatsApp is getting a new feature for voice messaging that will let the user speed up the voice messages playback. The feature has started rolling out in India also and has arrived already on many smartphones already with the new WhatsApp updates

The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) clears Piramal bid to acquire DHFL

Google to change global advertising practices in landmark antitrust deal

Skoda Kushaq production begins, launch in June

Tesla Plaid+, Elon Musk’s ‘quickest production car’, cancelled

Corona Updates

CoWin Certificates to be linked to Passport of Olympic Athletes, students going abroad; for these specified purposes in the period up to August 31, 2021

Travelling abroad for studies, jobs or Tokyo Olympics: Govt reduces Covishield second jab gap to 28 days under a special dispensation

Government new Covid prescription drops many ‘common’ drugs

Over 30,000 kids orphaned, lost a parent or abandoned due to Covid-19, Child Rights Body tells SC

DGHS drops Ivermectin, Doxycycline from Covid-19 treatment; ICMR rules unchanged; dropped all medicines, except antipyretic and antitussive, for asymptomatic and mild cases

India may raise vaccine spending to ₹45,000 crore ($6 billion) this fiscal

Moderna seeks approval of Covid vaccine for teens in Europe, Canada in a boost for inoculation campaigns as the summer begins

Study: Seropositivity rates to anti-spike antibody were significantly higher in Covishield recipients compared to Covaxin after 1st dose

Post-Covid, teenager suffers rare heart issue

Government issues advisory for rational use of Remdesivir in Covid-19 treatment

Maha govt taking calculated risk: Uddhav Thackeray on easing of curbs

Global cases at slowest pace since March

World: 174,360,879 Recovery 157,885,962 (90.55%) Active 12,723,251 (7.30%)

India: 28,996,949; Recovery 27,336,799 (94.27%) Active 1,308,806 (4.51%)

State News

Delhi: Confusion and snarls as Phase 2 of unlock begins

Kerala extends Covid-19 lockdown till June 16th amid surge in cases

Speculation over change in UP government a media creation: UP CM Yogi Adityanath

AAP government to vaccinate 45+ at polling booths in Delhi

At 231, lowest single-day Covid case tally in 3 months in Delhi

SC orders Faridabad Municipal Corporation razing of 10,000 houses on Aravali Land

Noida toll in 15 months a sixth of Covid cremations since March

‘The Lunchbox’ casting director Seher Aly Latif passes away: Bollywood celebs mourn her demise

Saira Banu pens a strong worded statement urging fans to not believe in Dilip Kumar’s death rumours; the Thespian to be discharged soon

Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to conduct mini-draw for surrendered flats

Migrant workers returns to Delhi as unlock begins

Covid: Cases related to financial fraud, black marketing under control, informs Delhi CP

Telangana: Nageswar Reddy, farmer in Mothey village of Suryapet district, arrested for ‘starving’ parents N Ramachandra Reddy (90) and Anasuyamma (80) to death

Uranium Corporation of India Limited wastewater floods fields in Cuddapah, farmers fear pollution

To India via Africa: Drug cartels chart new route

Telangana: Patients allegedly denied hospital beds despite availability

Telangana MLA of Mulugu, distributes Covid-19 relief material on bullock cart

Telangana: Property owners move HC over Attapur land sale deeds

Two doctors held for selling mucor drug at Rs. 50,000 in Hyderabad

Rhea Chakraborty makes serious allegations on Sushant Singh Rajput’s family in her statement to NCB: ‘His sister Priyanka and brother-in-law consumed drugs with him’

Ahead of Sushant Singh Rajput’s first death anniversary, Vivek Oberoi admits ‘There is something systematically wrong in the industry’

Puducherry government cancels Class 12 board exams

International News

Disturbed, jobless man kills 6, injures 14 in deadly knife attack in China; 3rd such indiscriminate assault on civilians by disgruntled citizens

Mysterious brain illness reported in 48 people in New Brunswick situated on Canada’s Atlantic coast

US Vice President Kamala Harris' plane forced to return due to technical problem; landing gear was not storing as it should

US unveils task force on human smuggling as Kamala Harris meets Guatemala President Alejandro Giammattei; Kamala Harris says leaders need to restore hope in Guatemala

Police: 4 people fatally shot in home in Portland, Oregon

US has recovered ransom payment made after pipeline hack

US administers 302.8 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines: CDC

Fleeing Texas inmates outsmarted jailers by placing dummies in bed

France opens graft probe into Lebanon’s central bank chief

France fines Google $268m for unfair online ads treatment

Iran nuclear ‘breakout time’ could be weeks if not restrained: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken

Pakistan train accident: 50 killed, 70 injured as trains collide; Army called in; Millat Express derailed and the Sir Syed Express train hit it soon afterward

Amid pandemic, 5% of World Nuclear Arms spending swelled $1.4BN, Half of It by US at $37.4BN accounting for roughly 5% of its total military spending last year

Amid accusations of genocide from the West, China policies could cut millions of Uighur births in Xinjiang, says report

Canadian family killed in hit-and-run was targeted for being Muslim; pickup truck jumped the curb and ran them over were deliberately

Maldives FM Abdulla Shahid elected President of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly winning 143 votes of the 191 ballots cast; will preside over the 76th session of the UN body

FDA approves much-debated Alzheimer's drug (developed by Biogen) panned by experts; did not reverse mental decline, only slowing it in one study

Ashish Lata Ramgobin, Mahatma Gandhi's 56-year-old great-grandaughter, who was an accused in a six-million rand fraud and forgery case, has been jailed for seven years by a Durban court in South Africa

Sports News

IPL 2021 set to resume from September 19, Final to be played on October 15: Report

As a chief selector, I took tough decisions against legends: MSK Prasad

India’s limited over tour of Sri Lanka to be displayed between July 13 and July 25

In 2010, I thought MS Dhoni didn’t know how to bat: South Africa speedster Anrich Nortje

Sunil Chhetri brace helps India beat Bangladesh 2-0 in World Cup qualifier

Bhavani Devi trains with Italian team in lead-up to Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo Olympics: Para-athlete Sundar Gurjar confident of living up to expectations

Novak Djokovic survives French Open scare before teenager Lorenzo Musetti quits

Merciless Rafael Nadal marches into French Open quarter-finals

Today’s word - Ramellose - Having small branches

There is no market for your emotions, so never advertise your feelings, just show your attitude

Have a great day and observe all Covid protocols, while going out. Stay home… stay safe

News HEAD Lines 07-06- 2021, Monday

News HEAD lines 07-06- 2021, Monday

-- by A.V.Murali Manohar

Faith is not about everything turning out okay, Faith is about being okay no matter how things turn out; Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase

Headlines

Parts of Bengaluru receive heavy rainfall, low-lying areas flooded; Temperature dips in Hyderabad after rains; thunderstorms expected; Monsoon Likely To Reach Odisha, Bihar, Parts of Bengal by June 15

World Environment Day: London Tops the List of European Cities with most Electric Vehicle Chargers

India-born engineer Subashini Iyer from TN's Coimbatore oversees backbone of Nasa's mission to Moon and beyond

J&K: Banihal-Qazigund Double Tube Tunnel likely to be operational in coming weeks; will reduce travel time by 16km

Militants hurl grenade at police party in J&K's Pulwama, seven injured; main bus stand has been cordoned off

'Noorjahan' mangoes (with claims of Afghan origin and cultivated only in the Katthiwada region of Alirajpur) of MP fetch whopping Rs 1,000 apiece

Fully vaccinated domestic flyers may not need RT-PCR report, decision soon

‘Ask me anything’, didn’t evade Indian authorities, left only for treatment: Mehul Choksi gives open invitation to Indian authorities

Lady who ‘invited’ Mehul Choksi rented home near us in 2020 in Antigua: Wife

Milkha Singh showing ‘continuous improvement’; wife also stable

‘Uncle ji… find another job’: TMC MP Mahua Moitra’s scathing attack on Bengal governor

93 Former Civil Servants writes to PM, raise concerns over developments in Lakshadweep

Nestle India to release campaigns to 'reassure consumers', after global reports about 'unhealthy portfolio

Haryana MLA says sorry after spat with farmers leads to massive protest over abusive comments

Use only Hindi & English': Delhi Govt Hospital GIPMER (that has 300 - 350 Malayali Nursing Staff) bans nurses from talking in Malayalam

Jabalpur-based activist moves NGT over Buxwaha Diamond Project; will adversely impact the 8,000 forest dwellers; hamper the ecology and also the groundwater sources of the forest

CBI Director’s New Rules: No jeans, T-shirts in office, male employees should come after proper shaving

Coastal areas in Kerala will witness increasing sea surge in coming years, warn experts

MoRTH : 1470 kms of National Highways constructed in the first two months of FY 2021-22

Man harming self on live video saved after Facebook's US office alerts Delhi Police; traced his location with the help of his phone number linked to FB account

Coal India alive and sensitive to need of environmental protection: Chairman

Rahul Gandhi slams Centre for ‘fighting for blue ticks’ amid Covid-19 vaccine shortage

Delhi’s GB Pant hospital withdraws controversial order against use of Malayalam language by staff

Delhi: creation of city forests adds to green cover

India slips two spots to rank 117 on 17 Sustainable Development Goals (Overall score 61.9 out of 100) adopted as 2030 agenda; ranks below Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh: Report

Pearl V Puri will undergo a RT-PCR test and if it is negative, he will be shifted to Thane jail tomorrow: DCP Sanjay Patil

DCP reacts to Ekta Kapoor's claim that the accusations on Pearl V Puri are false, says 'There is evidence against him'

Sonu Sood opens up on Huma Qureshi's desire to see him as Prime Minister, says 'I don’t agree with her. I think we have a very capable PM'

‘Decision to form govt with Ajit Pawar mistake, but no regrets’

Rakesh Tikait, farmers continue to protest outside Tohana Police Station

Electric Ride-Hailing Platform BluSmart completes 16 Million Emissions-Free Km in Delhi-NCR

Avg 13 lakh new demat accounts added every month since April 2020; 6.9Cr accounts as on May 31; Maharashtra 25% followed by Gujarat

IIT Delhi develops Hydrogen-Fuelled alternative to Diesel Generators in collaboration with Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited (KOEL), and the Indian Oil R&D

Financial & Business News

EI Salvador’s president says will send bill to make Bitcoin legal tender

N corpn plans art corners to recycle waste

JBM Renewables, CESL sign pact for setting up electric mobility ecosystem in India; undertake setting up of public charging infrastructure across

GST revenue collection for May touches Rs 1.02 lakh crore, 65% higher compared to 2020; Above 1Lakh Cr for 8 Months in a row

PNB eyes 3-fold rise in profit at nearly Rs 6,000 crore in FY'22 hours ago; to transfer Rs 8,000 crore loans to bad bank

Petrol crosses Rs. 95 a litre in Delhi, above 100 mark in six states

Labour codes on the cards: Cos’ PF liability to go up, workers to see reduction in take-home pay

JSW to Govt: Had to reduce output due to overload, to restore full supply from June 7

India advances 20% ethanol-blending in petrol to 2025: PM Modi

Covid-19: Centre expands Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme amid second wave

Delhi HC quashes Air India’s decision terminating pilots

Second Covid-19 wave not to impact India’s agri sector in any ways: Niti Aayog

Delhi court rejects plea to produce Umar Khalid, Khalid Saifi in handcuffs, says they are not gansters

Hacker Group anonymous warns Elon Musk over Cryptocurrency Tweets, says Tesla CEO has 'Destroyed Lives'

Maruti hints at 'action' in mid-SUVs, the segment dominated by Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos

Avigna group to invest Rs 800 crore in FY22 to build warehousing, industrial parks in TN, Karnataka

Corona Updates

Active coronavirus cases in the country fell below the 15-lakh mark on Saturday after 52 days, with recoveries out numbering new cases for more than three weeks in a row. 2,677 deaths due to the coronavirus were recorded in the last 24 hours.

Covid: Citizens aged above 60 for 33.9% of vaccination; 45-60 yrs for 42.3%; 18-44 for 23.8%; US, India, China received 60% of vaccine doses distributed globally

At Rs 500 for both doses, Biological E's Corbevax could be cheapest vaccine in India; Firm in Malta wants to supply 60 Million doses of Sputnik V, says Haryana

India faces indemnity roadblock as US readies to ship vaccines globally; will promptly ship out 25 million doses around the world

'Fauci's email has a Lot of useful information': Chinese Virologist who claimed Covid leaked from Wuhan Lab

Putin: Russia only country in the world which is ready to transfer Anti-Covid Vaccine Technology

Covovax (SII + US Pharma Co Novavax) Phase 3 Trial to go on floors without Placebo after DCGI approves revised protocol; will be administered 1400 volunteers above 18 years of age across 20 sites

Max Hospital bought 30,000 of 42,000 Jabs sold to Punjab's private hospitals amid 'Vaccine Scam' charges

Delta Variant of Covid-19 now dominant in UK, may have higher hospitalisation risk

Oxygen Express crosses milestone of delivering 25,000 tonnes of medical oxygen to states/UTs: Railways

Many US Universities asking Indian students who have taken Covaxin or Sputnik V to re-vaccinate with WHO-approved vaccines before start of autumn semester

40,000 inoculated in a single day, location in Hyderabad, drive carried out jointly by the Cyberabad police, Society for Cyberabad Security Council (SCSC) and Medicover Hospital, with a group of 1,650 nurses, doctors, admin staff, police personnel and volunteers working for seven days were involved in putting up the drive, Hari Krishna, Executive Director, Medicover Group of Hospital, said

Baffling experts, study reveals HIV+ woman carried Covid for 216 days, Virus mutated 30 times in 6 months

Delta variant ‘40% more transmissible’: UK health minister; UK sees record cases in 2 months, draws Plan B as unlock date nears

Need to prioritise pregnant women for Covid-19 vaccination: Report

AIIMS Delhi to begin conducting trials of Covaxin on children from today; will be conducted on 525 healthy volunteers

After Assam, now health workers get beaten up by Covid patient's kin in Manipur hospital; two arrested

8 months after her death, Odisha Covid Warrior's (Priyashri Mishra, 2nd year Surgery student) kin to finally get Rs 50 Lakh compensation under PM Garib Kalyan package

World: Confirmed 174,034,357; Total Deaths: 3,718,983; Recovery 157,300,780 (90.38%); Active 12,990,389 (7.46%)

India: Confirmed 28,909,604; Total Deaths: 346,759; Recovery 27,150,727 (93.92%); Active 1,409,648 (4.88%)

State News

Haryana extends lockdown till June 14, but eases several restrictions; Uttarakhand extends Covid curfew till June 15, with slight relaxations for traders

Covid surge in rural Karnataka, triggers stigma, suicides

Smart Cards, tokens to be allowed for commuting in Delhi Metro from Monday onwards, says DMRC official

Former Bengal chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay: Didn’t ‘abstain’ from PM’s meeting

Telangana records 1,436 new Covid cases, 3,614 recoveries, and 14 deaths; Maharashtra records 12,557 new Covid cases, 233 deaths, and 14,433 discharges; Himachal Pradesh records 357 new Covid-19 cases, 1,459 recoveries, and 18 deaths; 25 more deaths, 904 new cases in Rajasthan; Tamil Nadu records 20,421 fresh cases, 434 deaths and 33,161 recoveries today; active cases at 2,44,289; Karnataka reports 12,209 new cases, 320 deaths and 25,659 discharges, active case tally at 2,54,505; Delhi records 381 new cases, 34 deaths in a day, positivity rate 0.5%; reports ANI

Doorstep ration delivery scheme should be implemented across India in view of Covid-19: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Centre prevented ‘big scam’ of AAP government: BJP on Delhi’s doorstep ration delivery scheme

Delhi: War of words as Centre blocks doorstep ration delivery scheme in national capital

BJP interested in abusing Arvind Kejriwal, instead of preventing ration theft: Manish Sisodia

Dilip Kumar diagnosed with bilateral pleural effusion; put on oxygen support; Sharad Pawar visits Dilip Kumar in hospital

Sunny Leone and husband Daniel Weber supply food boxes to the needy

Central team to visit West Bengal to assess damage caused by Cyclone Yaas

Maratha quota agitation to culminate in Mumbai

Kirit Somaiya says BMC must reveal details of all nine vax bids

Mumbai: Criminal complaint against retired cop for lodging ‘false report’

Woman arrested for killing husband over suspicion of illicit affairs in outer Delhi

Elderly woman killed by caretaker during robbery at west Delhi flat

Kuwait News

Kuwait logs one COVID-19 death, 1,297 more cases, 1,342 recoveries

Kuwait records the highest temperature in the world

Indian Foreign minister S Jaishankar to visit Kuwait, this week

Instant fine of KWD 50 against violators of health measures including wearing mask

Ease on travel restrictions eyed – ‘No Jab, no entry’

Long wait to ‘ruling’ could pile agony on ‘60s’ expats

‘Indian’ variant curfew possible

684 schools ready for reopening

PCR, 2 doses must for France travel

Motorist runs over a 12-year old bedoun child selling roses on Damascus street

International News

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle blessed with daughter, name her 'Lilibet Diana' Mountbatten-Windsor

SpaceX Cargo Dragon en route to International Space Station seen flying in daytime

Two Drones shot down activating US military’s C-RAM defence system above Iraq Base Housing US Troops

Landmine-sniffing rat Magawa retires after 5 yrs of service in Cambodia; found 71 landmines, 38 items of unexploded ordnance; helped clear mines 2,25,000Sq Mt land, equivalent of 42 football pitches

A Lamborghini supercar in China was damaged after its owner tried to grill kebab using its exhaust

Clash between Myanmar soldiers, villagers leaves 3 civilians dead, witness puts toll at 12

100 civilians were killed in the deadliest attack in Burkina Faso since jihadist violence erupted in the country in 2015

US removes DPA ratings on AstraZeneca, Novavaxn and Sanofi vaccines; Many countries can now manufacture these vaccines by getting ingredients from US Cos

Afghan official: 11 killed in roadside bombing in north

Police in China apprehend suspect in knife attack that killed 6 and injured 14

US boosts Taiwan’s Covid-19 fight with 750,000 vaccine doses

Police in China apprehend suspect in knife attack that killed 6 and injured 14

Saying China wrecked many nations with virus, Trump doubles down on $10 trillion ‘reparation’ from Beijing

Sports News

India's Jehan Daruvala gains points and podium in maiden Azerbaijan Formula 2 Grand Prix

F1: Charles Leclerc claims Pole for Azerbaijan GP in chaotic qualifying

It should’ve been a three-match showdown, India at a slight disadvantage: Yuvraj Singh on WTC final

Lack of match-practice may hurt even world-class players like Virat Kohli, Rohti Sharma: Dilip Vengsarkar

Ravindra Jadeja starts training in Southampton ahead of the World Test Championship final

WTC final will be a test of Virat Kohli and Kane Williamsons’s captaincy skills, says Mike Hesson

Pujara is ‘up and running’ as Indians allowed individual physical training on Day 3 of quarantine

Virat Kohli, Wasim Jaffer lead wishes for birthday boy Ajinkya Rahane

Hopeful of getting picked for Sri Lanka tour: Kuldeep Yadav

Ashwin is better bowler than Nathan Lyon: Ian Chappell

Sifan Hassan smashes women’s 10,000 metres world record

Tokyo Olympics: IOC Chief Thomas Bach feels political boycotts of sporting events is disrespectful

New Zealand tour of England: 1st Test, Day 5: NZ: 169/6 drew with England 170/3

Sergio Perez wins Aerbaijan GP after Max Verstappen crashes

Roger Federer withdraws from French Open with Wimbledon in mind

French Open 2021: 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams crashes out after losing to Elena Rybakina

Sifan Hassan fires warning shot ahead of Tokyo Olympics with new 10,000m World Record

Today’s word - Palanquin - Light litter for one passenger

Happiness is an inside job. Don’t assign anyone else that much power over your life

Have a great week ahead… Plan your work and work your plan

Om Namah Shivayah

News HEAD Lines - 06-06-2021 Sunday

News HEAD lines - 06-06-2021 Sunday

- by A V Murali Manohar

Detachment is not that you should own nothing. But that nothing should own you

Headlines

IED detected, defused in Srinagar

Mamata makes nephew Abhishek TMC general secretary

Kerala CM Vijayan backs Naveen Patnaik’s suggestion of central procurement of Covid vaccines

TMC meeting to strategise how to take on BJP central leadership’s vendetta politics

In UP poll run-up, BJP to ride nationalist zeal, takes leaf out of Didi’s emotional poll pitch

Financial & Business News

Government gives final notice to Twitter for compliance with new IT rules

Twitter removes, restores verified badges of Vice President Naidu, RSS chief Bhagwat

IndiGo lost Rs. 16 crore daily in Covid-ravaged FY 21 with a net loss at Rs. 5,806 crore

G7 nations reach ‘historic’ agreement over global corporate tax

G7 tax agreement provides level playing field-UK’s Rishi Sunak says

Koo ‘keen’ on expanding in Nigerian market following suspension of Twitter

Nigeria ‘indefinitely’ suspends Twitter

Paytm loss narrows to Rs. 1,704 crore in 2020-2021

Confident enough that all will revise their GDP growth projection to 10-10.5%: Niti Aayog

GST collection dips to Rs. 1.02 lakh crore in May

ITC Hotels launch ‘feel-good vocal for local’ menu of Environment Day

India advances 20% ethanol-blending in petrol to 2025: PM Modi

RBI cuts growth estimate to 9.5%

RBI to give booster shot to Covid-hit services, MSMEs

NTPC signs up for UN’s save water mandate for industry

Punjab National Bank posts Rs. 586 crore profit in Q4

Electrifying mobility will support national goals, says Toyota’s Gulati

2020 evolves premium bicycle industry as ‘demand overtakes supply’

Toyota aims volumes in Europe with Yaris-based small car

Slots for Jet Airways will be based on existing norms, not historicity: Govt tells NCLT

Tesla’s China orders fall by nearly half in May: Report

UK regulator investigates Facebook’s use of ad data

National Automated Clearing House to be available on all days from Aug 1: RBI

Petrol crosses Rs. 100/ litre mark in Leh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana

Vistara gets US nod to fly to US

Delhi HC quashes Air India’s decision terminating pilots

Corona Updates

India reported 120,529 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, its lowest daily spike since April 7. The deaths however once again crossed the 3,000 mark, with 3,380 deaths being reported in last 24 hours.

US, India, China account for 60% of 2 billion Covid-19 vaccine doses distributed globally: WHO

Bio E’s Corbevax may be India’s cheapest vaccine at Rs. 250 per dose

Govt seals deal for 300 million vaccine doses from Biological-E

Under fire, Punjab stops sale of Centre-allocated vaccines

Fauci email leak gives insight into early days of Covid response, raises critical questions

Fauci calls on China to release medical records of Wuhan lab workers: Report

US vaccine sharing with India may hinge on indemnity waiver

N440k in Gujarat: The new super infective virus strain on the block

Delhi govt identifies focus areas to mitigate impact of possible third wave of Covid-19

Over 31 lakh vaccine doses administered on Saturday, total crosses 23 crore

Brazil health regulator finally gives green signal to Covaxin imports

Britain reported 5,765 new cases of Covid on Saturday and 13 more deaths

The Delhi government is ready to make "advance payment" for Covid vaccines, AAP leader and MLA Atishi said on Saturday as she once again urged the Centre to provide doses for the 18-44 age group

World: Confirmed: 172,468,843; Total Deaths: 3,709,189; Recovered: 110,028,362; Active Cases: 58,731,292

India: Confirmed: 28,694,879; Total Deaths: 344,082; Recovered: 26,795,549; Active Cases: 1,555,248

State News

Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin writes to PM Modi urging him to cancel all national-level entrance examinations like NEET, due to the Covid situation

Greater Chennai Corporation to offer pulse oximeters to residents who can't afford them

Maharashtra records 13,659 new cases, 300 deaths and 21,776 discharges; recovery rate in the state is 95.01%; Gujarat in 24 hours added 996 new positive cases, taking the total to 8.15 lakh; UP records 1,092 fresh cases, 120 deaths; Tamil Nadu reports 21,410 fresh cases, 443 deaths and 32,472 recoveries; Goa reports 567 fresh cases, 17 fatalities, 1,433 recoveries; Jammu & Kashmir reports 1,448 new cases, 25 fatalities; 414 new Covid cases, 60 deaths in Delhi, positivity rate down to 0.53 pc

CBSE collaborates with Microsoft to introduce Coding and Data Science curriculum

Tamil Nadu will not conduct Class 12 board exams; No consensus on Class XII exams

Priyanka Gandhi slams govt for declaring false victory over Covid

Dissidence in Congress: Punjab CM Amarinder puts forward a strong defense in meeting with AICC panel

‘Naagin 3’ actor Pearl V Puri arrested for allegedly raping a minor, Anita Hassanandani comes in support calling the news ‘nonsensical’; Rakshanda Khan lends support to Pearl V Puri; says ‘I've never seen anything in his behaviour to suggest he could do wrong’

Kin of Delhi cop who killed himself allege he was being harassed

Delhi Metro to ply half of its trains on Monday at 5 to 15 minutes frequency

Light rain, gusty winds witnessed in Delhi, adjoining areas

Social distancing, lockdown rules suffer as tipplers throng liquor shops in NCR

Delhi government allows home delivery of liquor, but process not so smooth, say insiders; Teams to be deployed to ensure Covid protocols are followed at liquor shops; Social distancing, lockdown rules suffer as tipplers throng liquor shops in NCR

Delhi govt claims Centre ‘stalled’ its doorstep delivery of ration scheme

CAIT opposes Delhi govt’s decision to allow markets to open on ‘odd-even’ formula

Delhi govt identifies focus areas to mitigate impact of possible third wave of Covid-19

Satyendar Jain hands over Rs 1 crore to family of victim healthcare worker Deep Chand

Criminal arrested from Uttar Pradesh for killing woman in Delhi: Police

Delhi govt to celebrate ‘Van Mahotsav’ from June 26-July 11; 33 lakh saplings will be planted across the city: Gopal Rai, Delhi Environment minister

Lust for power amid pandemic will lead to anarchy: Maha CM Uddhav Thackeray

Nadda chairs key meeting of BJP general secretaries to take stock of Covid relief work by party workers

Ahmedabad Municipal Transport Service (AMTS) and the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) to resume services from June 7

‘Dance India Dance’ fame Biki Das forced to work as a food delivery guy to meet expenses; injured in road accident

Pahlaj Nihalani discharged from hospital after 28 days; says, "I'd vomited blood. We kept it private, only Shatrughan Sinha visited me"

The Times Most Desirable Man of 2020: Sushant Singh Rajput - Philosopher, dreamer, charmer

Centre’s schizophrenia led to Covid ravages: Amartya Sen

In rural India, fear of testing and vaccines hampers Covid-19 fight

Karan Mehra and co-star Himanshi Parashar turn off their comments on Instagram after their chat goes viral

Kuwait News

Impose fees on Kuwait airport, KWD 3 for departures and KWD 2 for arrivals from 1st June, 2021

Teachers in dilemma whether to travel in summer vacation

Kuwait Airways eyes many places, set to increase flights

The number of anti-Covid-19 doses given to citizens and residents in the state of Kuwait, has reached more than 2½ million, or 59.2% of the total population: Global “Covid Fax” website

No hike in private school fees but 25% discount enforced

Info denies any website account sent for probe

Concern voiced on Astra Third - Heart Hiccup in Pfizer Jab

Oil prices on the rise as supply improves slowly; Oil hits two-year high on Opec+ discipline, demand hopes

Australia beat Kuwait 3-0 in FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers

Kuwaiti photographer Mohammad Murad won the Award of Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021 competition after catching Urban Wildlife second place for his photograph (The Fox of Arabia)

International News

North Korea’s Kim appears in public for the first time in month

US tried to seize New York Times reporters’ email: Report

About 100 killed in Burkina Faso in deadliest attack since 2015

Boat carrying 81 Rohingya found stranded on Indonesia Island

Student tower block in Germany quarantined

GOP sees opening to revive attacks on Fauci in email trove

Famed ‘Tank Man’ photo vanishes from Bing search engine

BTS leader RM expresses gratitude to ARMYs for raising Covid-19 relief funds, expresses a desire to visit India soon

Joe Biden says US jobs report bolsters case for government spending

Apple staff resist call to return to office 3 days a week: Report

France welcoming back vaccinated tourists

‘There is stuff’: Enduring mysteries trail US report on UFOs

ASEAN envoys meet Myanmar junta leader to press for dialogue

FATF’s regional body retains Pakistan on ‘enhanced follow-up’ for sufficient outstanding requirements

Pakistan: Scapegoating us amid US pullout from Afghanistan unacceptable

Pakistan: Attack on journalist sparks protests, Covid positivity at 3-month low, and more

China rebukes Joe Biden for ‘suppressing’ Chinese firms with list

Vladimir Putin chafes at US, criticizes its response to Capitol siege

Hundreds show up around Hong Kong park despite vigil ban; HK cracks down on Tiananmen commemorations, arrests vigil organiser

South Korea’s air force chief resigns over woman’s death

Iran wants action, not promises, to revive nuclear deal, Ayotollah Ali Khamenei says

Syria has likely used chemical weapons 17 times: Watchdog

Eight killed in double Afghan minibus blasts

US taps groups to pick asylum-seekers to allow into country

US government finds no evidence aerial sightings were alien spacegraft: New York Times

US job growth picks up; wages increase solidly

Sports News

Nadal in French Open fourth round for 16th time with 103rd win

Jannik Sinner sets up potential Rafael Nadal re-match at Roland Garros

Djokovic expects Musetti ‘to play tennis of his life’ in French Open clash

T20 World Cup set to be moved out of India, ICC intimated internally

Not sure India will be able to dominate like West Indies did: Sunil Gavaskar

Milkha Singh better and being closely monitored, says hospital

UK Tour: Indian team finds ‘perfect setup for training’ at the Ageas Bowl

French Open: Novak Djokovic marches into fourth round with Ricardas Berankis thrashing

Musetti, 19, makes French Open last 16 on Grand Slam debut

Joe Root falls to first ball of fourth day in England-New Zealand first Test

Sofia Kenin roars back to topple Jessica Pegula in all-American clash

Pujara is ‘up and running’ as Indians allowed individual physical training on Day 3 of quarantine

WTC title would be ‘big’ for Virat Kohli, feels Parthiv Patel; WTC final is ‘big deal’, both India and New Zealand will be up for it: Agarkar

Ban period over, waiting to hear from BCCI: Ankeet Chavan

We remain convinced that ECB is institutionally racist, have not withdrawn my claims: John Holder

Shah, Naik & Kale can represent assoc in BCCI meetings, rules Ombudsman

Chappell cites Joel Garner while telling Manjrekar that Ashwin is among the best right now

Fraser-Pryce sends Olympic warning with 10.63s for 100m

Sri Lankan cricket players refuse to sign reduced pay contracts

Due to Covid-19, two Patiala venues to host 60th Senior National Athletics from Jun 25-29

Curfew gives French Open headache over night sessions

India midfielder Anirudh Thapa tests positive for Covid-19 in Doha

Ferrari’s Leclerc on pole in Baku after crash-hit qualifying

Today’s word - Narthex - Small entrance or porch to a church

Wanting to be someone you’re not, is a waste of the person you are.

Have a great Sunday with your family and friends.

NEWS Headlines- 5th June 2021, Saturday

NEWS Headlines- 5th June 2021, Saturday

 *Suprabhatam… Subhodayam…

*It's easy to stand with the crowd. It takes courae to stand alone.

Love of Life: Elephant identified to be Pallatu Brahmadathan from Kerala’s Kottayam district Paying Last Respects To Mahout by raising his trunk twice before the body of his mahout

India clears 'Landmark' Rs 43,000 Cr Project to build 6 High-tech Submarines equipped with the state-of-the-art air-independent propulsion system

IMD: Kerala, TN and Karnataka may receive heavy rainfall as Southwest Monsoon Advances

Case adjourned, team sent to get Mehul Choksi on way back

PM Modi to address World Environment Day event, interact with farmers on ethanol, biogas use

Apex Court: Right to control one's identity must remain with the individual, subject to restrictions

Defence ministry clears acquisition proposals worth Rs 6,000 crore for modernisation and operational needs of the armed forces

Govt declares one-day state mourning in respect of Mauritius ex-president Anerood Jugnauth

5 still trapped in Meghalaya mine as rise in water level hits rescue work; risen by about 1 metre from the previously recorded depth

Climate disasters, conflicts displaced 39 lakh Indians in 2020; 4th worst-hit country in the world to have such a high number of internal displacements

Indian-origin photographer's optical illusion pic of orangutan won Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021

Tooting their horns: Incredible video shows 20 Kaziranga Rhinos 'Chilling' in lockdown

Working to become world's largest Green Railways, 'Net Zero Carbon Emitter' before 2030: Railways

Poonawalla thanks Biden, Jaishankar for policy changes to boost vaccine production

More people in India received at least one dose of Covid vaccine than in US: Govt

Indian Navy’s ship Airavat arrives at Visakhapatnam with Covid-19 relief material

Pakistan government will not invite Sikh jathas from India amid surge in Covid-19 cases

Visas of foreigners stranded in India due to Covid valid till August 31: Government

Data sharing going on with WHO to give recognition to Covaxin: Govt

‘Thanks to farmers, UP’s floodplains still have amazing Sarus cranes’

Financial & Business News

RBI's Rs 16,000-Cr gift to SIDBI for on-lending/refinancing through novel models and structures; loans of up to Rs 50 Cr can be restructured

RBI maintains status quo, cuts FY22 growth forecast to 9.5%; India's forex reserves may have exceeded $600BN

RBI announces liquidity measures for sectors hit hard by Covid-19

Ahead of 2.0 rollout, Volkswagen Group may exit NBFC biz in India, and shift focus to its Fintech startup for captive financing needs

Pandemic induced surge in nutraceuticals paves way for tech breakthroughs in industry: Study

SoftBank Group is in talks with e-commerce giant Flipkart to invest up to $700MN; if deal goes through it will be group’s 2nd entry as investor

Indian airlines expected to suffer loss of $4.1BN this fiscal, consolidated loss of $8BN due to COVID-19

India managed Covid second wave ‘very well’; need to prepare for third wave: Niti Aayog member Saraswat

Corona Updates

Serum Institute gets DCGI nod to make Sputnik V for examination, test, analysis with conditions; after Hetero Biopharma, Gland Pharma, Panacea Biotec, Stelis Biopharma, Virchow Biotech, SII 6th to manufacture Sputnik

Delhi HC: Someone from Russia found vaccine maker in Himachal, Union Govt failed; expressed anguish over the way things have transpired in 2nd wave

Railways delivered over 24,840 tonnes of oxygen so far, southern states got more than 10,000 tonnes

Cities are unlocking, but precautions vital: Don't repeat these deadly mistakes from Covid 2nd wave

Loss of parents puts kids in vulnerable situation, HC asks Delhi Govt to gather info on orphans

Vaccine for kids, Soon? Zydus may apply for EUA in 2 weeks; Covaxin trials to be over in 8 weeks

UK Regulator approves Pfizer Jab for children aged 12 to 15 years after 'Rigorous Review'

Lancet Study: For Delta variant, need shorter gap between vaccine doses; Pfizer vaccine is far less effective against the Delta variant

UK study finds previous Covid-19 infection substantially reduces risk of reinfection for up to 10 months

‘Covid wave will come back again if…’ Centre’s warning as cases decline

No death reported in those infected with Covid-19 after vaccination, says AIIMS Delhi study

Total number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in India exceeds 22.37 crore

Jabs opened to private hospitals to speed up drive, but number of giving shots down to 1/3rd

More infections Delta variant behind 2nd wave, says study

World: 173,309,095 Recovery 156,279,893 (90.17%) Active 13,302,074 (7.68%)

India: 28,693,835; Recovery 26,787,130 (93.36%) Active 1,562,604 (5.45%)

State News

Peta behind campaign to take control of Indian dairy industry, says Amul MD RS Sodhi

Punjab Congress crisis: Amarinder Singh says meeting with panel was pre-poll discussion

CBSE forms panel to decide objective criteria for assessment of Class 12 students

‘Meant for publicity’: HC junks Juhi Chawla’s suit against 5G, imposes Rs. 20 lakh fine

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi slams opposition over criticism of Covid vaccination drive

Ayushmann Khuranna’s ‘Dream Girl’ co-star Rinku Singh Nikumbh passes away due to Covid-19 complications

National Capital reports 523 fresh infections, 50 deaths

Delhi: E-rickshaw driver held for stabbing woman multiple times

Dusty winds, light rains bring down mercury in Delhi

SS Rajamouli to direct a short film on police effort during the Covid-19 pandemic

HC seeks stands of Centre, Delhi govt on plea for CBI probe into deaths at Jaipur Golden Hospital

Some Delhi hospitals seeing increase in admission of non-Covid patients as cases decline

Karnataka extends lockdown, US announces vaccine sharing plan & more

SP leader Shailendra Yadav organises ‘Covid party’ in Gorakpur

Kuwait News

Stranded for more than a year! 16 crew members onboard MV ULa left Kuwait to India

Corona: 1280 New infections and 4 deaths on 4th June 2021

Today’s weather is very hot and the max is 48

The Red Crescent Society distributes gift to the orphans of Gaza

One hour demonstration held at ‘Erada Square’

The index of vaccines against Covid-19 exceeds 2.5 million vaccinations

Bahrain vaccinates Pfizer jabs after receiving two shots of China’s Sinopharm vaccine

Missing girl located: The Farwaniya Public Prosecutor ordered that the minor Arab Girl be referred to Psychiatric Hospital to determine her mental condition following claims from her brother that she suffers from mental disorder, but she does not have a file at the Psychiatric Hospital, reports local daily

Fire at Commercial Complex in Hawally

No salary transfer certificate required to issue, renew and transfer of work permits

Mobile Groceries removed for impeding traffic movement

Teachers of Private Schools entry OK’d; No increase in Private School fees

International News

Egypt sent engineers and building equipment to the Gaza Strip to begin reconstruction in the enclave

Foreign experts deployed for Sri Lanka Oil spill from 'Dangerous Cargo' that burnt for 13 days

All silent at LoC for 100 days, but no commitment from Pak to end terror; launch pads in PoK are far from dormant

San Francisco to Tokyo in 6 hours? United Airlines to bring back supersonic flying (which died out with the retirement of the Anglo-French Concorde in 2003) with Boom deal

Tesla's monthly net orders in China dropped to about 9,800 in May from 18,000 in April; over Govt scrutiny handling of consumer complaints about quality issues

Virgin Galactic will fly bioastronautics researcher Kellie Gerardi to space for conducting experiments and testing healthcare technologies

Facebook suspends Trump's account for two years; in the wake of the Jan 6 riot at the US Capitol over concerns that his posts were inciting violence; Trump calls it as insult to 75MN American people

"Heinous crimes unaccounted": UN experts call for probe into indigenous graves in Canada school

Chocolate frog' or Litoria Mira, a new species of the amphibian discovered in swampy, lowland forests of New Guinea by Australian researchers

Trump demands China cough up $10 trillion for causing pandemic

Covid-19 origin mystery: Why US wants medical records of researchers, miners in China

Fauci ‘undeniable asset’: White House over Covid lab leak emails

Boat carrying 81 Rohingya found stranded on Indonesia Island

Student tower block in Germany quarantined

Delta variant, which fueled India’s second wave, now casts shadow over UK & Australia

China: Put border issue at appropriate position in ties

Sports News

Olympic 100m Hurdles Champ Brianna McNeal banned for five years for tampering with Dope-Testing process

Rain frustrates England and New Zealand as third day of 1st Test washed out

Williamson a conservative captain, Kohli has aggressive approach: Brett Lee

Indian players not allowed to meet each other for three days in Southampton

Chelsea extend Thomas Tuchel’s contract to 2024

Man City fan found guilty of racially abusing players banned

Serena Williams powers into French Open fourth round to boost record hopes

French Open: Zidansek warming to the challenge in Paris

Russian player Yana Siikova detained over suspected match-fixing at French Open: Police Source

Covid positive Milkha Singh stable in ICU; wife’s condition deteriorates

F1: Perez leads Red Bull one-two as Mercedes struggle

Olympic-bound wrestler Sumit Malik fails dope test, provisionally suspended

Koneru Humpy to skip women’s Chess World CupSuprabhatam… Subhodayam… News digest to start the day (5th June 2021, Saturday)

It's easy to stand with the crowd. It takes courae to stand alone

Headlines

Love of Life: Elephant identified to be Pallatu Brahmadathan from Kerala’s Kottayam district Paying Last Respects To Mahout by raising his trunk twice before the body of his mahout

India clears 'Landmark' Rs 43,000 Cr Project to build 6 High-tech Submarines equipped with the state-of-the-art air-independent propulsion system

IMD: Kerala, TN and Karnataka may receive heavy rainfall as Southwest Monsoon Advances

Case adjourned, team sent to get Mehul Choksi on way back

PM Modi to address World Environment Day event, interact with farmers on ethanol, biogas use

Apex Court: Right to control one's identity must remain with the individual, subject to restrictions

Defence ministry clears acquisition proposals worth Rs 6,000 crore for modernisation and operational needs of the armed forces

Govt declares one-day state mourning in respect of Mauritius ex-president Anerood Jugnauth

5 still trapped in Meghalaya mine as rise in water level hits rescue work; risen by about 1 metre from the previously recorded depth

Climate disasters, conflicts displaced 39 lakh Indians in 2020; 4th worst-hit country in the world to have such a high number of internal displacements

Indian-origin photographer's optical illusion pic of orangutan won Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2021

Tooting their horns: Incredible video shows 20 Kaziranga Rhinos 'Chilling' in lockdown

Working to become world's largest Green Railways, 'Net Zero Carbon Emitter' before 2030: Railways

Poonawalla thanks Biden, Jaishankar for policy changes to boost vaccine production

More people in India received at least one dose of Covid vaccine than in US: Govt

Indian Navy’s ship Airavat arrives at Visakhapatnam with Covid-19 relief material

Pakistan government will not invite Sikh jathas from India amid surge in Covid-19 cases

Visas of foreigners stranded in India due to Covid valid till August 31: Government

Data sharing going on with WHO to give recognition to Covaxin: Govt

‘Thanks to farmers, UP’s floodplains still have amazing Sarus cranes’

Financial & Business News

RBI's Rs 16,000-Cr gift to SIDBI for on-lending/refinancing through novel models and structures; loans of up to Rs 50 Cr can be restructured

RBI maintains status quo, cuts FY22 growth forecast to 9.5%; India's forex reserves may have exceeded $600BN

RBI announces liquidity measures for sectors hit hard by Covid-19

Ahead of 2.0 rollout, Volkswagen Group may exit NBFC biz in India, and shift focus to its Fintech startup for captive financing needs

Pandemic induced surge in nutraceuticals paves way for tech breakthroughs in industry: Study

SoftBank Group is in talks with e-commerce giant Flipkart to invest up to $700MN; if deal goes through it will be group’s 2nd entry as investor

Indian airlines expected to suffer loss of $4.1BN this fiscal, consolidated loss of $8BN due to COVID-19

India managed Covid second wave ‘very well’; need to prepare for third wave: Niti Aayog member Saraswat

Twitter Spaces gets a new ‘spot’ in the app for iPhone users

Cognizant EVP Malcolm Frank to retire, India chairman Rajesh Nambiar to replace him

No change in RBI’s view on Cryptocurrencies, we have major concerns: Shaktikanta Das

Corona Updates

Serum Institute gets DCGI nod to make Sputnik V for examination, test, analysis with conditions; after Hetero Biopharma, Gland Pharma, Panacea Biotec, Stelis Biopharma, Virchow Biotech, SII 6th to manufacture Sputnik

Delhi HC: Someone from Russia found vaccine maker in Himachal, Union Govt failed; expressed anguish over the way things have transpired in 2nd wave

Railways delivered over 24,840 tonnes of oxygen so far, southern states got more than 10,000 tonnes

Cities are unlocking, but precautions vital: Don't repeat these deadly mistakes from Covid 2nd wave

Loss of parents puts kids in vulnerable situation, HC asks Delhi Govt to gather info on orphans

Vaccine for kids, Soon? Zydus may apply for EUA in 2 weeks; Covaxin trials to be over in 8 weeks

UK Regulator approves Pfizer Jab for children aged 12 to 15 years after 'Rigorous Review'

Lancet Study: For Delta variant, need shorter gap between vaccine doses; Pfizer vaccine is far less effective against the Delta variant

UK study finds previous Covid-19 infection substantially reduces risk of reinfection for up to 10 months

‘Covid wave will come back again if…’ Centre’s warning as cases decline

No death reported in those infected with Covid-19 after vaccination, says AIIMS Delhi study

Total number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in India exceeds 22.37 crore

Jabs opened to private hospitals to speed up drive, but number of giving shots down to 1/3rd

More infections Delta variant behind 2nd wave, says study

World: 173,309,095 Recovery 156,279,893 (90.17%) Active 13,302,074 (7.68%)

India: 28,693,835; Recovery 26,787,130 (93.36%) Active 1,562,604 (5.45%)

State News

Peta behind campaign to take control of Indian dairy industry, says Amul MD RS Sodhi

Punjab Congress crisis: Amarinder Singh says meeting with panel was pre-poll discussion

CBSE forms panel to decide objective criteria for assessment of Class 12 students

‘Meant for publicity’: HC junks Juhi Chawla’s suit against 5G, imposes Rs. 20 lakh fine

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi slams opposition over criticism of Covid vaccination drive

Ayushmann Khuranna’s ‘Dream Girl’ co-star Rinku Singh Nikumbh passes away due to Covid-19 complications

National Capital reports 523 fresh infections, 50 deaths

Delhi: E-rickshaw driver held for stabbing woman multiple times

Dusty winds, light rains bring down mercury in Delhi

SS Rajamouli to direct a short film on police effort during the Covid-19 pandemic

HC seeks stands of Centre, Delhi govt on plea for CBI probe into deaths at Jaipur Golden Hospital

Some Delhi hospitals seeing increase in admission of non-Covid patients as cases decline

Karnataka extends lockdown, US announces vaccine sharing plan & more

SP leader Shailendra Yadav organises ‘Covid party’ in Gorakpur

Kuwait News

Stranded for more than a year! 16 crew members onboard MV ULa left Kuwait to India

Corona: 1280 New infections and 4 deaths on 4th June 2021

Today’s weather is very hot and the max is 48

The Red Crescent Society distributes gift to the orphans of Gaza

One hour demonstration held at ‘Erada Square’

The index of vaccines against Covid-19 exceeds 2.5 million vaccinations

Bahrain vaccinates Pfizer jabs after receiving two shots of China’s Sinopharm vaccine

Missing girl located: The Farwaniya Public Prosecutor ordered that the minor Arab Girl be referred to Psychiatric Hospital to determine her mental condition following claims from her brother that she suffers from mental disorder, but she does not have a file at the Psychiatric Hospital, reports local daily

Fire at Commercial Complex in Hawally

No salary transfer certificate required to issue, renew and transfer of work permits

Mobile Groceries removed for impeding traffic movement

Teachers of Private Schools entry OK’d; No increase in Private School fees

International News

Egypt sent engineers and building equipment to the Gaza Strip to begin reconstruction in the enclave

Foreign experts deployed for Sri Lanka Oil spill from 'Dangerous Cargo' that burnt for 13 days

All silent at LoC for 100 days, but no commitment from Pak to end terror; launch pads in PoK are far from dormant

San Francisco to Tokyo in 6 hours? United Airlines to bring back supersonic flying (which died out with the retirement of the Anglo-French Concorde in 2003) with Boom deal

Tesla's monthly net orders in China dropped to about 9,800 in May from 18,000 in April; over Govt scrutiny handling of consumer complaints about quality issues

Virgin Galactic will fly bioastronautics researcher Kellie Gerardi to space for conducting experiments and testing healthcare technologies

Facebook suspends Trump's account for two years; in the wake of the Jan 6 riot at the US Capitol over concerns that his posts were inciting violence; Trump calls it as insult to 75MN American people

"Heinous crimes unaccounted": UN experts call for probe into indigenous graves in Canada school

Chocolate frog' or Litoria Mira, a new species of the amphibian discovered in swampy, lowland forests of New Guinea by Australian researchers

Trump demands China cough up $10 trillion for causing pandemic

Covid-19 origin mystery: Why US wants medical records of researchers, miners in China

Fauci ‘undeniable asset’: White House over Covid lab leak emails

Boat carrying 81 Rohingya found stranded on Indonesia Island

Student tower block in Germany quarantined

Delta variant, which fueled India’s second wave, now casts shadow over UK & Australia

China: Put border issue at appropriate position in ties

Sports News

Olympic 100m Hurdles Champ Brianna McNeal banned for five years for tampering with Dope-Testing process

Rain frustrates England and New Zealand as third day of 1st Test washed out

Williamson a conservative captain, Kohli has aggressive approach: Brett Lee

Indian players not allowed to meet each other for three days in Southampton

Chelsea extend Thomas Tuchel’s contract to 2024

Man City fan found guilty of racially abusing players banned

Serena Williams powers into French Open fourth round to boost record hopes

Victoria Azarenka in French Open fourth round for first time in eight years

French Open: Zidansek warming to the challenge in Paris

Russian player Yana Siikova detained over suspected match-fixing at French Open: Police Source

Covid positive Milkha Singh stable in ICU; wife’s condition deteriorates

Today’s word - Obstriction – Obligation

You have to train your mind to be stronger than your emotions, or else, you'll lose yourself every time

Today’s word - Obstriction – Obligation

You have to train your mind to be stronger than your emotions, or else, you'll lose yourself every time

Have a great weekend. Stay home and stay safe

News Today in Brief (04-06-2021)

News Today in Brief (04 - 06 - 2021)

- by A.V.Murali Manohar

Very Good Morning

There is no CLASS to teach how we should speak; but the way we speak definitely decides our CLASS

Headlines

India will continue to make all efforts to bring back Mehul Choksi: MEA

Kerala retains top rank in Niti Aayog’s SDG India Index 2020-2021, Bihar worst performer

US Vice President Kamala Harris speaks to PM Modi, discusses US’ Covid-19 vaccine sharing pan

Onus of ‘building bridges’ with India is on Pakistan: Army chief

Right to control one’s identify must remain with the individual, subject to restrictions: SC

Delhi HC issues summons to Baba Ramdev on DMA plea over false info about Coronil kit

NRI businessman M A Yusuffali, chairman of Lulu Group, pays Rs. 1 crore compensation to save Indian man Becks Krishnan (45) on death row: UAE

Financial & Business News Updates

US jobless claim drop to 385,000, another pandemic low

Reliance submits proposal for potential Covid drug

Banks can take over Vijay Mallya properties worth Rs. 5,600 crore: PMLA Court

Tesla steps up senior recruitment in India amid push into one of the world’s biggest emerging car markets

Reliance Industries shares maintain winning run for 7th day; m-Cap crosses Rs. 14 lakh crore mark

Centre sets up expert panel to fix minimum wages

RIL chief Mukesh Ambani draws nil salary

WhatsApp trying to force users to accept new policy before data protection law comes: Centre to high court

Bio E to get Rs. 1,500 crore advance from government to reserve 30 crore doses of Corbevax

Trivitron Healthcare, Chennai, launches advanced diagnostic solutions for HbA1c detection

Lupin to enter digital healthcare space in India

Zydus Cadila gets tentative USFDA nod to market lung cancer treatment drug

Tata Motors raises $425 million in offshore bonds to pare debt, meet expenses

Petrol, diesel price rise goes for a longer pause

India’s services activity shrank in May on lockdowns, job cuts quicken

Reliance submits proposal for potential Covid drug

Sensex, Nifty hit fresh closing highs amid gains in financial, realty stocks

Fear of ‘vaccine death’ big stumbling block in UP’s Covid vaccination drive

Retailers Association of India (RAI) seeks re-opening of malls, shopping centres in controlled manner

Firms need to ensure risk-free environment for staff to innovate in post-Covid world: Report

Covid updates

No entry, exit: Maha hamlet stays Covid-free for 425 days

India reports over 1.34 lakh Covid cases, 2,887 deaths in last 24 hours

Pfizer to Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine, all vaccines expected to arrive in India

In talks with major pharma firms to source, locally manufacture Covid-19 vaccines: Foreign secretary

2 Covid positive senior citizens get anybody cocktail therapy at pvt hospital in Delhi

Ocugen Inc to have exclusive co-development, manufacturing, commercialisation rights to Covaxin in Canada, says Bharat Biotech

World: Confirmed 171,540,521; Total Deaths: 3,688,659; Recovered: 109,058,423; Active Cases: 58,793,439

India: Confirmed: 28,441,986; Total Deaths: 337,989; Recovered: 26,390,584; Active Cases: 1,713,413

State News

In a surprise move, PM Modi joins interactive session with CBSE students, parents

Centre asks states, UTs to issue ration cards to most vulnerable, poor people

Delhi Covid Lockdown: Delhi University admission to be delayed this year, says VC PC Joshi

AP government begins construction of over 15 lakh houses

Karnataka extends lockdown till June 14 to contain Covid-19; State reports 18,324 new cases, 514 deaths

UP: Two booked for packing RT-PCR test kit without taking sample

Maha announces 5-level unlock plan

Restrictions in Mumbai would be relaxed partially, but the travel by local trains, the state capital's lifeline, would not be open to the general public as of now: Vijay Wadettiwar, disaster management minister

Odisha CM sanctions Rs. 67.52 lakh for feeding strays during lockdown

Cops bust sex racket in Thane apartment, 2 actors rescued

Uttar Pradesh: Prayagraj first in fining people for not wearing mask in public

Amit Shah inaugurates 9 oxygen plants at hospitals in Gujarat

UP: Now, only 8 macro containment zone in district; New Covid cases below 1,500, curfew eased in 6 more districts

Delhi recorded 1,044 mucormycosis cases, 89 deaths till Wednesday, says health minister Satyendar Jain

487 new Covid cases in Delhi, lowest in over 2.5 months; death count below 50 after April 11

Gautam Gambhir Foundation guilty of unauthorisedly stocking, distributing Covid medicines, Delhi high court told

Delhi customs department seizes 367 iPhones worth Rs. 3.19 crore

Arrest should be last option for police, restricted to exceptional cases, says Allahabad HC; Court sets aside trial court’s verdict in rape, murder case

UP: Apna Dal (S) leader arrested after celebratory firing video surfaces

Three traffickers held with 100 kg cannabis: Noida Police

Greater Noida: Report on Film City project to be filed next week

Noida: ‘Gang that ran illegal telephone exchanges also cheated foreign taxpayers’

‘BJP left MCD bankrupt,’ claims Manish Sisodia

We will try to give results in shortest possible time: CBSE Secretary Anurag Tripathi

Five senior pilots of Air India died in May due to Covid

4 arrested for allegedly attacking doctor in Karnataka’s Chikkamagaluru

Nadda to review BJP’s 2022 assembly poll strategy, Covid-19 work at crucial meet

Kuwait News

No legal doubts on travel ban decision for ‘non-vaccinated’: Kuwait MoH

Kuwait Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI): Momentum builds against 60s ‘Rule’ – Deport illegal, menial workers

40 Young men, women, cross-dressers held in Kabad Farmhouse ‘Wild’ party

Bid to grant Kuwait’s Expat wife the right to apply for ‘Citizenship’

19 violations detected on Day 1 - many found violating ban

Malls time likely to be extended until 10 pm

Bridges and roads damaged not responsibility of contractors – MPW

Adhere to health rules, prevent Covid spread: MoI

Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Abdulrahman Al-Mutairi has praised the determination and sincerity of Kuwait’s national football players, and technical and administrative staff for their efforts and aim to make achievements.

International News

Crews removing barriers, memorials at George Floyd Square

Papers reveal UK royals’ ban on ‘coloured’ office staff: Report

Biden to overhaul Trump’s China investment blacklist: Report

New York subway system targeted by Chinese-linked hackers in April

More than two billion Covid vaccines given: Report

European air lobbies fear summer chaos at airports

France widens Covid vaccine drive to 12 to 18-year-olds

Russian opposition activist Andrei Pivovarov, sent to jail amid crackdown

Sri Lankan officials brace for oil spill from sinking ship; Environmental disaster feared as ship sinks off Sri Lanka

Gunmen kidnapped 136 children on Sunday in Nigeria: Report

‘It was a war’: Ethnic killings cloud Ethiopia’s election buildup

China’s silencing of Tiananmen tributes extends to Hong Kong

‘Tracked for life’: China relentless in erasing Tiananmen

UK’s Heathrow Airport to use renewable jet fuel for first time

Australia’s Victoria state Covid-19 outbreak eases

Japan working to supply Covid-19 vaccines to Taiwan this month: Kyodo news agency

Queen Elizabeth II to meet US President Joe Biden on June 13

Bashar Assad vaccinated as Syria receives first shipment of Russian shots: Report

Iraq’s last gas bottle delivery crooner dreams of stardom

Israel’s Lapid says he formed new coalition to unseat Netanyahu

Lebanese leaders exchange barbs as country sinks into crisis

Hundreds of bodies of Covid-19 victims are still in New York’s refrigerated trucks more than a year into the pandemic: Washington Post

China’s disenchanted youth ‘lie flat’ to cope with modern life

Slow to start, China mobilises to vaccinate at headlong pace

Belarusian journalist Raman Pratasevich, in prison video after flight diversion

Taiwan: China exploiting Covid vaccines for political gain

Over 100 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in Brazil

Peru leads global mortality rate after adjusting Covid toll

Ireland’s Bernadette Hagans becomes the first pageant finalist to compete with a prosthetic leg

Sports Updates

Indian cricket teams, both men and women, land in England

India likely to send 190-strong contingent to Olympics: Narinder Batra

Tokyo Olympics: Every requirement of athletes must be fulfilled, be it vaccination or training, says PM Narendra Modi

World number one Ashleigh Barty retires injured from French Open

Sofia Kenin gains momentum as she reaches French Open third round

Indian men’s hockey team will bag medal if Olympics are held: Yuvraj Walmiki

Tokyo Olympics chief says cancellation unlikely as 10,000 volunteers quit

New Zealand vs. England 1st Test, 2nd day: New Zealand 378; England 103/2; England trail by 275 runs

IPL 2021: Franchises start discussion with UAE hotels, confident of BCCI making foreign stars available

BCCI ethics officer finds TNCA president Rupa Gurunath guilty of conflict of interest

Lewis Hamilton backs Naomi Osaka in news conference dispute

Bopanna-Skugor progresses to third round at French Open

Elina Svitolina breezes past Ann Li into French Open third round

Pakistan Super League to resume in Abu Dhabi on June 9

Women’s cricket: CA chief Nick Hockley hopes India’s tour of Australia will bring momentum back

I like T20 format unlike my contemporaries: Gavaskar

England’s Mark Wood backs Ollie Robinson to ‘do the business’ amid racism row

Andre Russell says ‘bubble’ stays took toll on mental health

Simone Inzaghi named new Inter Milan coach to replace Antonio Conte

Euro 2020 warm-up: England coach slams fans who booed players taking a knee

Hosts Brazil face Venezuela in Copa America opener, final set for Rio

Today’s word - Coerce - persude (an unwilling person) to do something by using force or threates

All birds find shelter during a rain. But the eagle avoids rain by flying above the clouds. Problems are common, but attitude makes the difference

* Take care of yourself and your family while going out. Try avoid going out, unless it is important*

News Today In Brief (03-06-2021)

News Today In Brief (03-06-2021)

Hero: Andhra - Ambapuram sarpanch buys ₹4L ambulance with own money to aid villagers in pandemic

Hero: 7-year-old boy chase Poust swims for an hour to rescue his dad and little sister in Florida after they got caught in a strong current

Maharashtra: Tribal woman returns child bravery award as she can't get food grains at PDS shop

Army chief asks troops in Kashmir to guard against Pak-abetted terror

Top Ayurveda Institute All India Institute of Ayurveda also incorporates allopathy, successfully treats 600 Covid patients

NASA announces Two New Missions to Venus at end of the decade; aimed at learning how it became a hellscape while our own thrived

Maharashtra Govt announces ‘corona-free village’ contest; Winning village in each of 6 revenue Districts to get Rs 50 lakh prize money

Must find ways to ensure affordable access to key drugs and amid Covid-19: Harsh Vardhan

Fire on ship off Sri Lanka extinguished after 13 days; Huge volumes of Microplastics granules from the ship's containers have inundated Sri Lanka's beaches

Constitution does not envisage courts to be silent spectators, says SC

Mohan Bhagwat to meet top RSS functionaries in Delhi; poll-bound UP likely to be on agenda

Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) Court: Banks can take over Vijay Mallya properties worth Rs. 5,600 cr

ISC also cancels exam

Bengaluru: 800 suspects, 600 interrogations & lots of drama: The hunt for a woman (A psychiatrist with a reputed hospital) 'Who Stole Babies'

Fan sings Lal Lal Honthon Pe song during Juhi Chawla's 5G case hearing, Delhi HC issues contempt notice

SpaceX cargo mission to launch today; Astronauts to get fresh apples, avocados on ISS; carrying squids and water bears to the Space Station for scientific studies

THE Asia Ranking 2021: IISc (37) Top Indian Institute, China remains best in Region; 63 Indian varsities make it to Times Asia University Rankings 2021; India at 3rd after Japan (116) & Mainland China (91)

8 new flying training academies to be set up in 5 airports - Belagavi, Kalaburagi, Jalgaon, Khajuraho, Lilabari in Assam; carefully chosen since they have minimal disruption due to weather issues

32-year-old Chirag Shah appointed Thane's first "Bicycle Mayor" by the Dutch social enterprise BYCS

CAIT: Local lockdowns have led to a business loss of approximately Rs 15 lakh crore in the last 60 days

No recovery in global jobs till 2023: ILO

CMIE: Covid-19 2nd wave rendered 1Cr Indians jobless; 97% Households' incomes declined; unemployment rate expected at 12% at May end as against 8% in April

Digital divide will excluse marginalised form jabs: SC

SC casts serious doubts on vaccine pricing policy

Meghalaya: Rescuers use hooks, ropes, crane to reach 5 miners trapped inside for 3 days in an illegal coal mine that was flooded after a dynamite explosion

Govt unveils road map to set up centralised farmers’ database

Financial & Business Updates

At BRICS meet, Jaishankar raises need for Multipolar World, China speaks on India's Covid wave

Adani, GMR, Oberoi among 9 bidders for Mumbai's CSMT redevelopment; part of Railways' plans to transform stations into 'Railopolis', a mini smart city with mixed-use development

SAP adopts flexible working for its employees worldwide; decision came after internal polling showed 94% of employees preferred flexibility

OECD cuts India's growth forecast for 2021-22 to 9.9% from 12.6%; SBI economists cut India's GDP growth estimate to 7.9% for FY22

PayTM shares go past ₹21,000 from ₹11,500 in grey market after IPO reports; shares are in high demand

Shares of India's largest lender SBI rise to 52-week high; surged to as high as ₹435.2 on the BSE

Non-banks' NPAs may rise to 4.5-5% by March 2022 vis-a-vis 4% in Dec 2020; in-turn would keep the earnings subdued in the current fiscal; about 30% lower than the pre-Covid levels

Railways records highest-ever freight loading at 114.8 MT in May; earned ₹11,604.94 crore from it

BAIC’s BJ40 plus looks eerily similar to SUVs offered by Mahindra & Mahindra, and Jeep

May 2021: Hero MotoCorp clocks total sales of 1,83,044 units; HMSI posts total sales of 58,168 units

Carbon emissions from coal shipping remained strong in 2020 despite pandemic; 3.1BN tons of CO2 produced in 2020, or some 10% of total energy-related CO2 emissions last year

India brings forward target of 20% ethanol-blending in petrol to 2023 to help reduce dependence on costly oil imports

Digital service tax: US suspends proposed tariffs against India, others

Saudi Aramco lines up banks for bond sale: Report

Saudi stock market says trading resumes after brief glitch

Mukesh Ambani says Reliance now has strong balance sheet to support growth

Central Railway transports freight of 6.32 MT in the month of May 2021

Covid-19 impact: Assocham seeks wage support, interest subsidy to help industry

Sensex slips 85 points; Nifty ends marginally higher

Phase out opening up, unlock essential & non-essential services: FICCI

The $15 billion jet dilemma facing Boeing’s CEO

IB, CBI, I-T, CRPF officers debarred from publishing material without consent

Union Cabinet approves Model Tenancy Act to create ‘inclusive rental housing market’

Fix pulses’ MRP to check spike in prices: Traders’ body to govt

Economy resilient, reforms will help it rebound: Junior finance minister Anurag Thakur

Corporates, biz bodies take up mega vax drive

Merc unveils direct retail, to hold all inventory; Now buy cars directly from Mercedes-Benz; dealers only for customer experience, deliveries and service

Locus raises $50 million in Series C funding led by GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund

Indian IT doubled market share to 28% in last decade

Renault Triber awarded 4-star at global NCAP crash test

Toyota Hilux pickup may arrive in India to rival Isuzu V-Cross

Hyundai suspends third shift for 3 weeks, deliveries affected

With over 350 private space companies, India is in the fifth place globally

New IT rules don’t apply to our search engine, Google tells HC

Covid-19 Updates

WHO New Names to Covid: UK variant - 'Alpha', South Africa as 'Beta', Brazil as 'Gamma, India as 'Delta'. Epsilon, Zeta, Eta, Theta, Iota and Kappa are VOI

Coronavirus: New Covid cases below 2 lakh for 7 days in a row

Man, dead 3 years ago, 'gets Covid vaccine' in Gujarat; family gets SMS not lone case; 10 such cases

9,346 Children orphaned, abandoned or lost a parent to Covid, Child Rights Body NCPCR tells Top Court; UP leads with 2,110 followed by Bihar (1,327), Kerala (952) and Madhya Pradesh (712)

Covid-19: 56% of kids who lost one or both parents in 4-13 age group

SC asked Union Govt plan for providing relief to orphaned kids who lost their parents to Covid-19

Covid-19 reported in two forms in children- pneumonia-like symptoms during infection and Multi Inflammatory Syndrome after recovery; 53% of India's total Covid deaths happened since March 1; may accounts for 37% fatalities

Govt apathy proving more fatal than Covid in J&K: Mehbooba

B'luru BJP CV Raman Nagar MLA Raghu accused of organising vaccination at his premises while cancelling it at a nearby Govt centre

ICMR Chief: No shortage of vaccines, India on track to vaccinate entire population by Dec 2021

Largest Sputnik V consignment of 3 million doses reaches Hyderabad; cleared in 90 mins by Customs

WHO approves Sinovac for emergency use; 2nd Chinese Covid-19 vaccine to get listed after Sinopharm

Over 1.64 crore Covid-19 vaccines still available with states: Centre

Hyderabad drugmaker to make Canada firm Providence Therapeutics's mRNA Covid Vaccine in India

SC gets prickly on Union Govt Vaccine Policy, demands full purchase list; no trials for foreign firm jabs if cleared by WHO; asks to ensure drug availability for mucormycosis

India cross 22Cr mark, gender cap in vaccine remain worse than Country's Sex Ratio; Mixing, matching Covid-19 jabs is an idea whose time may have come for vaccine-starved India

Delhi HC: Officers sitting over untapped potential to make Covid-19 vaccines need to be charged with "manslaughter" as it is leading to so many deaths

Not just limbs and brain, Covid-19 now causing clots in intestine leading to near-fatal Gangerine

Pfizer engaged in talks with govt for supply of Covid vaccine in India; will indemnity for Pfizer and Moderna open Pandora's Box? Biological E seek 1500Cr advance from Centre to produce 30Cr Jabs

IMA: 594 doctors have died due to Covid-19 in 2nd wave; Delhi 107; Bihar 96, UP 67, Raj 43, Jhak 39, AP & Telangana 32 each; last year 748 lost life

SBI report: 3rd Covid wave could be as severe as second, may last for 98 days; vaccination key

Cumulative Covid-19 vaccination coverage crosses 22 crore-mark: Govt

Faulty ventilators will have to be replaced; won’t allow experiments on Covid patients: Bombay HC

Study finds Global 'Hot Spots' where new Coronaviruses may emerge; Indo-China, Japan on list

Zydus: 80% of enrolment over for vax trial in 12-18 age group

India may get Pfizer’s vaccine against Covid-19 in July

Covid: Clinical trial of Covaxin on children begins at AIIMS, Patna

UK reports no new Covid death for first time since March 2020

SC slams Centre’s vaccine policy for 18-44 as arbitrary & irrational, wants roadmap of availability of jabs till December

World: 172,405,482 Recovery 155,246,938 (90.05%) Active 13,452,598 (7.80%)

India: 28,440,988; Recovery 26,382,897 (92.76%) Active 1,720,078 (6.05%)

State News

Mumbai: Covid-induced clots now causing near-fatal gangrene in intestine

Make companies use CSR funds for Covid battle: Bombay HC

Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee says it donated more than 20 kg gold and silver from its reserves for setting up of 125-bed Covid-19 hospital in national capital

Oxygen Express: O2 plants in Jharkhand supplied most LMO, followed by Odisha and Gujarat

Frontload Tamil Nadu’s June vaccine supplies from first week itself, MK Stalin tells Centre

‘Can’t be a battle among states…’; Naveen Patnaik writes to all CMs, seeks consensus over Centre procuring Covid vaccines

Alapan Bandyopadhyay chapter is over, but will back him: Mamata Banerjee

Delhi Covid Lockdown: Govt plans 24x7 remote access for patients

Number of Delhi death certificates up 250% to 35,000 in April-May

BJP municipal chief killed in J&K terror attack

BMC distributes food packets to the homeless in Mumbai

Why launch drive if no doses: Court to Delhi govt

Disclose efficacy and safety data over Covid vaccines: Akhilesh Yadav to govt

Delhi logs 576 Covid cases, 103 more deaths

DU hopes CBSE will find a ‘good’ scoring system

Plea on calculation of CBSE 10th marks

‘Sidhu missing’ posters surface in Amristar; promise Rs. 50k reward to trace him

Viral video! Mumbai Police ask Naseeruddin Shah to avoid taking evening walks amid Covid-19 pandemic

West Bengal forms expert committee to decide on Madhyamik, HS exams

International News

Bombs in Afghan capital Kabul kill at least 10, wound 12

China, Russia back Brazil, India, South Africa to play a greater role in UN including its Security Council, to make it more representative, effective and efficient

China jails blogger Qiu Ziming (25 Lakh followers) for 8 months who questioned China's official death toll in Galwan clash; for defaming martyrs

France to deploy AI to identify small businesses at risk of collapse; set up $3.67BN fund to support mid-sized companies with loans and equity

World Bank: Lebanon's economic and financial crisis is likely to rank as one of the worst the world has witnessed in over 150 years; likely to rank in the top 10, possibly top 3

Iceland's glaciers lost 750Sq Km or 7% of their surface, in the last 20 years due to global warming

N Korea sets up second-in-command post under Kim Jong-un; likely taken by Jo Yong-won, considered one of Kim's closest aides; would chair meetings on behalf of Kim

China confirms world's first human case of H10N3 bird flu; man is now stable and ready to be discharged from hospital

Russian approves 'Extremist' bill that would Bar Critics from running in Elections; Detains prominent opposition politician in widening crackdown

Iran's largest 650 ft long Navy Ship Kharg (ordered from Britain in 1976) sinks after fire in Gulf of Oman; firefighting efforts continued “for 20 hours"

Prez Xi Jinping asks Chinese media, Diplomats to tone down aggressive approach, convey modesty

The shadow of Joe Biden’s new Wuhan lab leak investigation looms large over US-China ties

Burnt-out Ship carrying hundreds of tonnes of Chemicals and Plastics 'Going Down' off Sri Lanka Coast

Israeli parties in final sprint to build anti-Netanyahu 'Change' coalition with bitter rivals; Netanyahu opponents reach coalition deal to oust Israeli PM

Israel sees probable link between Pfizer vaccine and myocarditis cases

Dominican judge says Mehul Choksi must answer illegal entry charge; Mehul Choksi’s deportation: Conspiracy theories emerge as Dominica court adjourns case

Nicaraguan police place opposition leader Chamorro under house arrest

French emergency call centres disrupted by telecom outage

France widens Covid vaccine drive to 12 to 18-year-olds

Germany blocks incoming Russian flights in tit-for-tat action: Ministry

Lebanese leaders exchange barbs as country sinks into crisis

Gaza’s bereaved civilians fear justice will never come

Israeli lawmakers to vote for next figurehead president

Democrats seek momentum in lopsided US House victory

Largest meat producer Brazil-based JBS SA getting back online after cyberattacks

UK hits vaccine milestone, warns of ‘deadly’ misinformation

Jill Biden getting Delaware beach day for her 70th birthday

California firefighters had job dispute before fatal attack

First Black woman set to serve as next Columbus police chief

Sports Updates

1st Test: Test debut Devon Conway puts New Zealand on top against England, with Lord’s hundred

ICC expands Men's ODI World Cup to 14 Teams from 2027, T20 World Cup to 20 Teams from 2024

French Open: "I feel like I've played five matches," says Kei Nishikori after winning five-setter against Karen Khachanov; Stefanos Tsitsipas powers into last 32, beats Spain's Pedro Martinez

‘All in the head’: Virat Kohli on lack of preparation time for WTC final

Need to ensure mental well-being of players, it shouldn’t be neglected: Virat Kohli

India’s fielding coach feels team will be ready mentally for the challenge in UK

Scoring was rigged, judging unfair, says Amit Panghal

WTC final should be best-of-three affair in the long run: Ravi Shastri

Two India squads playing at different places simultaneously could become a norm: Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri

WTC Final: New Zealand’s biggest strength is to come up as a team in the game, says Parthiv Patel

New Zealand in great place to create history: Trent Boult on WTC final

Koneru Humpy qualifies for Women’s candidates

Shiva challenges Nagpur District Chess Association (NDCA), says he will give up game if proved wrong

FTX Crypto Cup: Magnus Carlsen clinches world’s first Bitcoin chess event

Azarenka sees off teenager Tauson to move into French Open third round

I will miss you at Olympics: Sindhu to Martin

We were broken to pieces: Veda Krishnamurthy recalls Covid trauma in family

Delhi Police plea for further custodial interrogation of Sushil Kumar rejected, sent to judicial custody

Today’s word - Lallation - Childish speech; mispronunciation of speech sounds

Weak people believe in revenge, strong people believe in forgiving and intelligent people believe in ignoring

 

News Today in Brief (02-06-2021)

Happy Morning. News digest to start the day (2nd June 2021, Wednesday)

- by A. V.Murali Manohar

*A Diamond is just a piece of Coal that's done well under Pressure. So if you are experiencing Pressure in your life don't worry it’s just a process to turn you to a DIAMOND*

*Headlines*

*CBSE Class 12 board exams cancelled this year due to Covid situation; PM says decision in interest of students*

*India’s monsoon rains forecast to be 101% of average in 2021*

*DRDO issues directions on usage of anti-Covid drug 2-DG*

*Prabhu Natarajan from Palakkad has been honoured by the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson with the UK Points of Light award; Prabhu Natarajan had migrated to UK with his family in March 2020. The award is given to outstanding individuals who make a change in their community. He will be presented with the award by Johnson in a public function likely to be attended by the Queen of England*

*Centre issues notice to retired West Bengal chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay under Disaster Management Act; considering criminal action next*

*Largest Sputnik V consignment of 3 million doses lands in Hyderabad*

*Indian Covid-19 variant found in at least 53 territories: WHO*

*UAE extends travel restrictions from India till June 30*

*India reported its lowest daily rise in new Covid cases since April 8 at 127,510 cases over the past 24 hours, while deaths rose by 2,795. The tally of infections now stands at 28.2 million, while the death toll has reached 331,895, health ministry data showed. The ministry has informed that nearly 21,60,46,638 vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.*

*Centre’s inept handling of Covid-19 pandemic made 97% Indians poorer: Rahul Gandhi*

*Goa govt seeks retrial in Tejpal case; Tarun Tejpal case cites trial court’s observations*

*Lufthansa to resume India-Germany nonstops from June 2*

*Central Vista a vital, essential national president: Delhi HC dismisses plea to halt work amid Covid pandemic*

*JEE Advanced 2021 postponed due to Covid-19 surge*

*We will remember events in future as either pre or post Covid: PM Modi*

*India will emerge victorious in fight against Covid-19: MoS Jitendra Singh*

*India’s top critical care hospitals for 2020: Research Methodology*

*Modi 2.0: It’s BJP vs regional powers as Congress struggles to revive*

*High court quashes Air India’s decision terminating pilots, order reinstatement*

*Financial & Business News*

*Twitter India gets grievance redressal officer; no word on appointment of compliance and nodal officers*

*Delhi Police warns about fake ICICI Bank online banking webpage*

*Petrol, diesel prices hiked again, rates at new high; Petrol now costs almost twice as much in Mumbai than New York*

*GoM set up to examine need for exempting/cutting GST on Covid essentials; to submit report by June 8*

*The Indian crypto community has not been far behind in terms of relief efforts during the pandemic. They recently launched the Crypto Relief Fund which has already made its mark by collecting over $1,039,721,689 for relief efforts.*

*Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is India's largest-IT company. It's also one of the country's most-valued companies. TCS recently released its annual report for the fiscal year 2020-21.*

*Covid-19: Economists see deeper impact of second wave than government*

*RIL-BP offers free fuel to Covid care vehicles*

*Government proposes exempting battery-operated vehicles from registration certification fees*

*Infosys to initiate internal probe into insider trading case*

*Sebi bans 8 entities from securities market in Infosys insider trading case*

*Covid-19 restrictions leads to slow dispatches by auto industry in May*

*Daimler India shuts bus and truckmaking unit for three days*

*Africa’s share in India’s oil imports hits 7-month high: Report*

*Auto sales skid in May as Covid second wave bites*

*Corona Updates*

*India’s health ministry on Tuesday confirmed 127,510 new cases and 2,795 fatalities, taking the total to 28,175,044 cases (1,895,520 active cases) and 331,895 fatalities.*

*Worldwide, over 170.59 million cases and 3,547,205 fatalities are confirmed.*

*India has administered 216,046,638 doses of Covid-19 vaccine till Monday, as per the health ministry. The global figure is 1.9 billion doses, according to Our World in Data.*

*A research team from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has made a crucial breakthrough by visualising different forms of the spike (S) protein of the SARS-CoV-2 — the virus causing Covid-19. “The structural insights gained from this study could aid in developing therapeutics,” the institute said.*

*Over 23 crore Covid vaccine doses provided to states, UTs: Health ministry*

*Covid-19: First shipment from Ukraine carrying 184 oxygen concentrators arrives in India*

*WHO urges Indians to get Covid-19 vaccination at first opportunity*

*Kerala govt to issue Covid vaccination certificates with passport numbers for those travelling abroad*

*Lilly gets Indian emergency use nod for Covid-19 antibody drug combination*

*B.1.617 variant dominant strain in India: Harsh Vardhan*

*Find Covid origin or face another pandemic, US experts warn*

*Covid-19: Centre targets 1 crore vaccinations per day by July-August*

*India to start trials on safety, efficacy of mixing vaccine doses*

*Covid-19: Government links unlocking districts to low positivity rate, high vaccine coverage*

*Govt imposes restrictions on export of Amphotericin-B injections*

*UK’s Heathrow Airport opens terminal for ‘red list’ countries like India*

*Post-Covid stroke, heart attack on the rise*

*Covid vaccine: Policy makers must have ‘ears on ground’, SC says on mandatory registration on CoWin*

*Plea in SC raises issue of death of scribes due to Covid-19, seeks direction for proper treatment*

*Monoclonal antibodies to treat Covid patients should always be used in pairs to minimise mutation formation: Former ICMR DG*

*As TN’s cities, such as Chennai and Coimbatore show signs of Covid numbers stabilising, there seems to be no let-up in cases in rural areas. Instead, there is a spike in the villages*

*Covid-19: Delhi, Punjab and Uttarakhand had India’s worst death rates in May*

*World: Confirmed: 170,593,575; Total Deaths: 3,547,205; Recovered 107,904,480; Active Cases: 59,141,890*

*India: Confirmed: 28,175,044; Total Deaths: 331,895; Recovered: 25,947,629; Active Cases: 1,895,520*

*State News*

*Delhi Covid lockdown: Hospitals in city gear up to handle kids facing post-Covid issues*

*Centre rebuts Mamata’s claim on PM’s recent visit to West Bengal*

*BJP national general secretary (organisation) BL Santhosh, vice-president Radha Mohan Singh, take stock of Uttar Pradesh, meet CM Yogi Adityanath*

*Uttar Pradesh begins unlocking process, to help restart economic activity outside containment zones*

*Jharkhand extends lockdown-like restricts till June 10, some curbs eased*

*Covid roundup: Daily cases dip; 12 crore vaccine doses to be available in June, govt announces relief measures, ease curbs and more*

*With ‘Sholay’ dialogue, Mamata asks CMs to take on Centre*

*Sushant Singh Rajput case: Late actor's family's lawyer claims NCB diverting attention; asks 'why call whole of Bollywood'?*

*Ramdev's allopathy remarks: Resident doctors of Delhi hospitals launch 'black day' protest*

*Delhi: From Ashram to RTR phase-II, wait for project completion to be longer*

*With cases on wane, owners urge Delhi govt: Give our hotels back*

*Delhi HC issued notice on a petition seeking direction to restrain beggars and vagabonds from begging on traffic junctions and markets to avoid spreading Covid-19 and rehabilitate them. The plea seeks food, medical and shelter for the beggars. (ANI)*

*This May was coolest in 13 years in Delhi*

*Covid-19: Positivity rate in Delhi falls below 1%*

*Sonu Sood to work for children who lost their parents to COVID-19, says, 'I am in touch with those families'*

*Sushant Singh Rajput case: Siddharth Pithani’s Instagram post helped NCB in arresting him*

*Ankita Lokhande is heartbroken as she remembers late Sushant Singh Rajput ahead of his first death anniversary*

*‘Inferno’, ‘Nothing But Life’, ‘The Four-Letter Word’: R Madhavan's English language films that we didn’t know*

*Film body writes to Maharashtra CM requesting permission to resume work*

*Mumbai's Dabbawalas look for a lifeline as Covid and lockdown hit their livelihood*

*Dunzo to test drone delivery of medicines in Telangana*

*Hyderabad: Traders take Bangladesh route to smuggle human hair to China*

*Demonstration scam: ED files chargesheet against 25 Hyderabad jewellers and chartered accountants*

*TRS govt has no moral right to sell lands, says Telangana Congress*

*Telangana: Visa delays may derail student’s foreign dreams*

*Absence of PM Modi pics in Vasundhara Raje free food banners triggers rift talks in Rajasthan BJP*

*TV actor Karan Mehra granted bail in assault case filled by wife Nisha Rawal; Karan Mehra accepted to me that he loves someone else and has physical affair with her: Nisha Rawal*

*Amid his feud with Salman Khan, KRK now shares CCTV footage claiming someone looted his house, writes 'he broke safe and took away all the cash'*

*Mika Singh slams KRK: Making personal comments about Salman Khan, Disha Patani is too vulgar*

*Sushil Kumar case: Delhi Police suspends arms license of wrestler*

*International News*

*China’s new three-child policy draws scepticism, cost questions*

*China reports first human case of H10N3 bird flu*

*Noted Pakistan journo Hamid Mir taken off air after anti-military remarks*

*Airport is expected to open gradually at the end of this month: Kuwait*

*California task force launches slave reparations task force*

*The foundation of the wealth: Why Black Wall Stree boomed*

*Sgt. Jeffrey Pugliese, Officer who tackled Boston Marathon bomber retires*

*Russia expects no ‘breakthrough’ at Vladimir Putin-Joe Biden summit*

*Joe Biden to honor forgotten victims of Tulsa race massacre*

*Justices reject Johnson & Johnson appeal of $2 billion talc verdict*

*Greece, Germany kick off EU vaccination travel certificates*

*Florida joins states to ban transgender girls from Women’s sports*

*Explainer: The Vatican’s criminal code, sex abuse explained*

*US Rep Nancy Mace: Vandalism at South Carolina home ‘very scary’*

*Sports News*

*BCCI given time till June 28 to take call on hosting T20 World Cup: Sourav Ganguly*

*IPL organisers brace for UAE leg minus star foreigners*

*I started playing cricket because of Mahi bhai: Jharkhand wicketkeeper-batsman Sumit Kumar*

*Players’ families allowed for UK trip; no BCCI office-bearers for WTC final due to quarantine rules*

*Paperwork, lack of quarantine clarity delay Javelin ace Neeraj Chopra’s Europe departure*

*The highest earning female athlete on the planet, Japanese Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka (23) pulls out of French Open after media boycott row*

*Martina Navratilova sad for Naomi Osaka, says mental health gets short shrift*

*French Open: Rafael Nadal eases past Alexei Popyrin in opener*

*Indian boxers to have three-week training camp abroad before Olympics*

*Bajrang Punia: Olympics will come again. Fighting COVID is the priority right now*

*Badminton champion Carolina Marin withdraws from Tokyo Olympics, due to knee injury*

*Never claimed to be vegan: Virat Kohli clears air on his diet*

*Ancelotti returns to Real Madrid for second spell as coach*

*Lingard among six dropped by England from final Euro 2020 squad*

*Today’s word - _Jarvey_ - Hackney-coach*

*A stone is broken by the last strike of the hammer. This does not mean that the first strike is useless... Success is the result of Continuous and Persistent Effort.*

*Have a great day. Hope you would follow Covid norms, while going out*

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