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41,383 new Coronavirus cases reported in India July 22, 2021 12:16

A total number of 41,383 new cases for coronavirus are reported in India in the last 24 hours as per the reports released by the Union Health Ministry taking the total coronavirus tally to reach 3,12,57,720. With 38,652 new recoveries in the country, the total number of Indians who recovered from coronavirus reached 3,04,29,339. 507 people passed away in India in the past one day due to coronavirus and the total number of reported deaths in India after the pandemic started is now 4,18,987. The total number of active cases of coronavirus in India are now 4,09,394. The total number of people who took up vaccination shots in India are 41,78,51,151. The daily positivity rate in India now stands at 2.41 percent. As per the reports from the Indian Council of Medical Research, the total samples of coronavirus tested on July 21st are 17,18,439 and the samples that are tested in total in India till date are 45,09,11,712. A senior health official based in China said that he was shocked about the World Health Organization's conclusions about the lab leak theory. He called it a rumor and asked them to think with common sense. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association said that the antibodies are related to age and older people may have fewer antibodies when compared to the people who are young. The study said that the antibodies are the key players to protect the body from coronavirus infection. As per the reports from the American Academy of Pediatrics, over 4 million children in the USA are infected with the coronavirus. By Siva Kumar

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Mumbai cops make shocking revelations on Raj Kundra July 21, 2021 12:25

Controversial businessman Raj Kundra landed into trouble once again after his involvement in a pornographic case. He was taken into custody on Monday after the Mumbai cops collected solid proof along with WhatsApp chats about how he controlled the 'Hotshots' app which is operating from the United Kingdom. The Mumbai cops also received several complaints from models and upcoming actresses. Nine people are arrested in the case and the investigation clarified Raj Kundra's involvement in the case. He is sent to police custody till July 23rd and the investigation is on. The officials confirmed that there is no active role of Shilpa Shetty in the case. The investigation also said that Raj Kundra sold Hotshots to UK-based company Kenrin Pvt Ltd that is owned by his brother-in-law Pradeep Bakshi. His IT head Ryan Thorpe too was arrested after Raj Kundra was taken into custody. If convicted, Raj Kundra may face a jail term for seven years. Raj Kundra is said to be involved in the streaming of porn videos through the Hotshots app which is removed from the Indian mobile platforms. He was the one who supplied the content and controlled the app from his Viaan Industries office. During the investigation, Raj Kundra said that he sold Hotshots in 2019 for 25,000 USD. The primary investigation said that he sold the app to cover the porn trial. The Mumbai cops made some shocking revelations that Raj Kundra and his brother-in-law Pradeep Bakshi are the masterminds behind the international porn films racket. Raj Kundra owned nine companies and he has been operating it from Mumbai. Hotshots is said to be the first 18+ app in the world and it showcased some of the hottest models and celebrities with their pictures, short films and videos. Some incriminating evidence from WhatsApp is traced by the cops during the investigation. The probe started in February 2021 after a model from Mumbai filed a complaint against the app. By Siva Kumar

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Coronavirus Second Wave Cases Cross 2 Cr Mark July 19, 2021 12:36

The second wave of coronavirus had a toll across the country and crores of Indians are shattered. Lakhs of deaths are reported and the wave reached the peaks in the first week of May and more than 4 lakh cases are reported in a single day. The tally slowed down and the second wave is rock steady for now. A total number of 40,000 cases are reported on a regular basis in the country for now. The total reported cases after the second wave commenced crossed 2 crore mark by Sunday in the country. The rate of decline is slightly better in the recent weeks and it is 5.5 percent in the last one week. In the last one week, India reported 2.7 lakh cases and the previous week count is 6.5 percent. The fatality rate in the second wave of coronavirus is 1.28 percent as per the reports from the Union Health Ministry. The fatality rate during the first wave is 1.41 percent. A total number of 2,56,931 deaths are reported in the second wave of coronavirus which 62 percent of the total deaths reported after the coronavirus started in India. The total death toll in the country due to the Covid is 4,14,129. The second wave accounts to 64.3 percent of the total reported cases in the country. The second wave of coronavirus started on March 1st and the total cases due to the second wave crossed 2 crore for now. There was a huge scarcity for hospital beds and oxygen cylinders during the second wave. The vaccination drive too happened on a snail pace in the country and the government of India was criticized badly for their move. The health experts are warning of a possible third wave from the last week of August or in September considering the trend in the western countries. The experts asked the people to be extra cautious and follow all the social distancing guidelines without fail when they are in public.

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India's first Zika virus infection reported in Kerala July 09, 2021 12:36

When the nation is completely shattered due to the coronavirus pandemic and India is currently in recovering mode. Kerala now announced about the first Zika virus case. Zika virus is a mosquito-borne viral infection. The virus is detected in a 24-year-old pregnant women in Kerala's capital Thiruvananthapuram. The doctors revealed that her health condition is stable. The pregnant woman who was tested with Zika virus is undergoing treatment in a private hospital and she has been showing symptoms since June 28th. She delivered a baby on June 7th and the health condition of the baby girl is stable. The pregnant woman had no travel history in the recent weeks. There are 13 suspects who got contracted with the zika virus and their samples are sent to the National Institute of Virology in Pune. Fever, conjunctivitis, rashes on the skin, muscle and joint pains along with headache are the major symptoms of Zika virus. It is spread through the Aedes species of mosquitoes. They are also the carriers of dengue. Zika virus is linked to the development of Guillain-Barre syndrome. In these cases, the immune system attacks the nerves of the human body. Zika virus is harmful in pregnant women as it can harm the developing foetus and it can also lead to congenital anomalies. As of now, there is no vaccine for Zika virus and it was first traced in Uganda's Zika forest in the year 1947. By Siva Kumar

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Narendra Modi to reshuffle Cabinet this week July 06, 2021 12:26

There are a lot of ongoing speculations about the cabinet reshuffle and a bunch of meetings took place recently. Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah along with the cabinet and crucial leaders of BJP met to discuss about the major changes to be made. The long-anticipated reshuffle will take place this week as per the sources from the national media. There are several ministers holding multiple portfolios. The possible dates of the reshuffle is said to be on July 7th or 9th. Several organizational appointments are canceled because of the cabinet reshuffle. Anupriya Patel of the Apna Dal is likely to be inducted into the cabinet. Several clusters of ministries will be redistributed and 24 berths will be filled with the cabinet reshuffle. As per the rules of the Indian constitution, the number of ministers in the Council should not exceed 15 percent of the total Lok Sabha MPs. It is unclear if Narendra Modi fills all the pending slots in one go or if he chooses to include some more ministers in the next move. Jyotiraditya Scindia too is expected to take a charge in the upcoming cabinet reshuffle. There are several speculations about the new faces and Modi, Amit Shah finalized the list in the recent week. By Siva Kumar

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Indian coronavirus daily tally drops down further June 29, 2021 11:12

After the second wave of coronavirus climbed to the peaks in May, the way is slowly calming down. The states lifted most of the restrictions and the daily tally of cases are sliding down on a regular basis. For the first time in the recent weeks after April, the daily tally of new cases for coronavirus dropped down below the 40,000 mark. A total number of 37,566 new cases for coronavirus are reported in India in the last 24 hours taking the total tally of cases reach 3,03,16,897. 56,994 recovered or discharged from coronavirus in the last 24 hours and the total number of recoveries reached 2,93,66,601. 907 new deaths are reported in the country and the total death tally stands at 3,97,637. There are 5,52,659 active cases for coronavirus in India for now. There are 1.82 percent active cases out of the total tally reported in India. The weekly positive rate is said to be 2.74 percent and the daily positivity rate is 2.12 percent. The vaccination drive is currently happening at a fast pace and there are enough number of vaccination doses available. The death rate was higher in the second wave which is 40 percent higher when compared to the first wave. Most of the deceased are aged below 45 years. A total number of 40,845 black fungus cases are reported in India till date and 85 percent of them are diagnosed with coronavirus. The reports from the Indian Council of Medical Research said that the total number of samples tested for coronavirus in India till date are said to be 40,81,39,287 and the samples tested on June 28th are said to be 17,68,008. By Siva Kumar

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Nirmala Sitharaman announces major Economic Relief Measures June 28, 2021 17:19

Narendra Modi and his government announced relief measures after the country is done with the first wave of coronavirus and the lockdown. Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressed the media this afternoon and announced several economic relief measures for the country for all the sectors that are impacted because of the second wave. Nirmala Sitharaman announced Rs 1.1 lakh crore loan guarantee scheme. Rs 1.5 lakh crore additional sum was announced under the Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS). This was launched by Narendra Modi as per the Atmanirbhar Bharat package last year. Nirmala Sitharaman announced Rs 50,000 crores for the health sector for scaling up the medical infrastructure. The Emergency credit line guarantee scheme is raised from Rs 3 lakh crores to Rs 4.5 lakh crores. Nirmala Sitharaman also announced a credit guarantee scheme for 25 lakh borrowers under microfinance institutions. A guarantee will be provided to scheduled commercial banks. Nirmala Sitharaman also announced Rs 60,000 crores for other sectors and the interest rate is capped at 8.25 per annum. She announced financial support for over 11,000 tourist guides along with the stakeholders in tourism and travel. All the loans will be given at 100 percent guarantee with few limits. The first 5 lakh tourist visas will be issued free of charge told Nirmala Sitharaman. The Atmanirbhar Bharta Rozgar Yojana got extended from June 30th this year to March 31st, 2022. The NBS subsidy is increased to Rs 42,275 crores for this financial year and an additional amount of Rs 14,755 crores is announced by Nirmala Sitharaman. The total cost of Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Yojana stands at 2,27,841 crores. Rs 23,220 crores are announced for the public health. Rs 7745 crores are announced for restructuring the finances and the infusion of funds. Nirmala Sitharaman announced Rs 33,000 crores for Project Exports that are done through National Exports Insurance Account. By Siva Kumar

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776 Indian Doctors Dead due to the Second Wave June 25, 2021 18:03

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) revealed some shocking facts about the doctors who battled with coronavirus and passed away during the second wave of coronavirus. As many as 776 doctors in the country passed away due to the second wave of coronavirus told IMA and Bihar lost the most number of doctors due to the pandemic as per the official numbers. 115 doctors died in Bihar and 109 deaths of doctors are reported in Delhi. Uttar Pradesh had 79 deaths of doctors and 62 doctors died in West Bengal and in Tamil Nadu, 50 doctors passed away. States like Punjab, Telangana, Gujarat, Rajasthan and others reported less than 50 deaths of doctors in their states. Puducherry reported one death and Goa, Tripura reported two deaths each. Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir had three deaths of doctors. More than 3,93,310 people due to coronavirus in the country. The vaccination drive in India is now happening at a fast pace in India after the free vaccination drive was initiated by the Centre for all the adults aged above 18 years. A total number of 51,667 new cases for coronavirus are reported in the country in the last 24 hours in India as per the reports from the Union Health Ministry. The total number of cases in the country reached 3,01,34,445. With 64,527 recoveries in the last 24 hours, the total number of people who recovered from coronavirus are said to be 2,91,28,267.

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Indian coronavirus daily tally crosses 3 crore mark June 23, 2021 14:14

The new wave of coronavirus is sliding slowly in the country. The new tally of coronavirus cases dipped down below the 50,000 mark. A total number of 50,848 new cases of coronavirus are reported in the country in the last 24 hours and the total tally of coronavirus cases crossed the 3 crore mark and are said to reach 3,00,28,709. A total number of 68,818 discharges are reported in the country in the last 24 hours and the total number of recoveries stands at 2,89,94,855. As per the reports from the Union Health Ministry, a total number of 1358 people passed away in the country taking the total deaths to 3,90,660. There are 6,43,194 active cases of coronavirus in the country for now. The recovery rate in India climbed to 96.56 percent and the positivity rate reached 2.67 percent as per the reports from the Union Health Ministry. Bharat Biotech will attend the pre-submission meet for the emergency use of Covaxin by the World Health Organization (WHO) today. The Union Health Ministry said that more than 29.68 crore doses of coronavirus vaccines are provided to the states and the union territories and more than 1.92 crore doses are available with the states. India is said to have reported 40 Delta Plus variant cases of coronavirus in the country from the states of Maharashtra, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. After 88 lakh people got vaccinated on Monday, the total number of people who took the vaccination shot on Tuesday are said to be 54.22 lakhs. As per the reports from the Indian Council of Medical Research, the total samples tested in India in the last 24 hours are said to be 19,01,056 and the samples tested in total in the country are said to be 39,59,73,198. By Siva Kumar

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Noida receives Rs 22,000cr investments through 13 Companies June 18, 2021 15:56

Close to 13 companies from India and abroad have expressed to invest in Noida for setting up data centres with an investment of Rs 22,000 crores. The news has been revealed through a report titled 2020 India Data Centre Market Update. Hiranandani Group is the major investor among the firms and they commenced work on the project. The group is said to be spending Rs 6000 crores. Adani Group is investing in two groups and their total investment is said to be Rs 4900 crores. Indospace Capital Advisors will invest Rs 1500 crores and they applied for the land. NTT Global Data Centres from UK got a land allocated in Noida for setting up 70 MW data centre and they are investing Rs 1500 crores on the project. STT GDC from Singapore is aiming an 18 MW project and their investment is Rs 1100 crores. The state government also received several investment proposals from Sify Technologies, Web Works, RBDC Pte, CTRLS Data Centres, Mantra Data Centres from Spain and Brookfield Asset Management in Canada. The National Capital Region (NCR) is expected to emerge as a major hub for data centres in the coming future. The data centre sector in India will need an investment of 3.7 billion USD in the next three years to meet the 6 million sq. ft greenfield development opportunity. As of now, the data centres are located in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru and Delhi. By Siva Kumar

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Indian government to grant indemnity to Pfizer and Moderna June 03, 2021 13:39

There is an acute shortage of vaccines in the country considering the current population and the spread of coronavirus. The government of India was cornered because of the vaccination crisis in the market. The Centre is now likely to grant indemnity against the legal proceedings for Moderna and Pfizer, the foreign vaccine makers before the country roll out the vaccinations in India. The Indian government has been against Pfizer in the past and it never gave indemnity to any vaccine maker. Pfizer got indemnity in many countries of the globe and they are used in multiple countries of the globe. Indian vaccine maker Serum Institute of India too asked the Centre for the same for Covishield. Indemnity means security against a loss and it is a contractual obligation to compensate the loss. If the Indian government gives an indemnity for the foreign vaccine makers, they should compensate the loss for any citizen if they have any side effects after taking up the vaccination shot. The Indian government says that Pfizer will be able to make the doses from July this year. The Indian government is looking at the practices followed by other countries to grant the indemnity coverage. Pfizer has been shipping doses to various parts of the globe and their shipment accuracy is 99.9 percent. The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) decided to approve the foreign vaccines without any trials to meet the shortage in the country. By Siva Kumar

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1,32,788 new coronavirus cases reported in India June 02, 2021 14:02

A total number of 1,32,788 new cases of coronavirus are reported in India in the last 24 hours. The total tally of cases for coronavirus till date reported in the country climbed to 2,83,07,832. With 2,31,456 new discharges yesterday, the total number of recoveries in the country reached 2,61,79,085. 3207 people died in the last 24 hours and the total death tally reached 3,35,102. There are 17,93,645 active cases of coronavirus in the country and the total number of people who got vaccinated in the country reached to 21,85,46,667. The new number of cases dipped down by 69 percent in the past one month after it reached peaks. The Indian government announced that the vaccination will take place for 1 crore people every day from the mid of July or the beginning of August. The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) is keen to waive off the clinical trials for the international vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna considering the current requirement. The Indian government also announced the cancellation of 12th class examinations across the country after a high profile meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As per the reports from the Indian Council of Medical Research, the total number of samples tested for coronavirus reached 35,00,57,330 and the samples tested yesterday are said to be 20,19,773. By Siva Kumar

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