“Till date, of a total 27,73,520 laboratory samples, 5,24,513 (18.91%) have been tested positive with nearly 48,000 samples across the State being tested in the last 24 hours,” State Surveillance Officer Dr. Pradeep Awate said, adding that the State’s recovery rate stood at 68.33% while the case fatality rate was 3.44%. … [Read more...] about Maharashtra’s COVID-19 case count nudges 5.25 lakh
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For an urgent message, it has a surprisingly calm beginning. A single note from a flute runs into a simple guitar strum, and a low voice singing in a straight march about the environment. Perhaps its simplicity is the reason for the ‘Wake Up To EIA2020’ song raking up over 3,000 views in less than 24 hours of its release. Or it could be because the song is accompanied by photo, video and text tributes of innumerable environmental movements this country has seen since Independence. … [Read more...] about Artistes and musicians get creative for support against draft EIA 2020
Door-to-door checksThe State government has allocated ₹40 crore for 4,500 FOCUS volunteers in Chennai to monitor those in quarantine and help them get essentials. An allocation of ₹100 crore has been made towards door-to-door survey and quarantine. “This has helped prevent a spurt in cases,” Mr. Prakash said. … [Read more...] about Fever clinics credited with Chennai’s declining trend in coronavirus infections
‘No change in stand’However, in a message that seemed to foretell the challenges facing the “new government,” Mr. Sirisena said there was no change in his “personal position” that he would not work with Mr. Wickremesinghe even if all 225 members in Parliament backed him. “But as a leader who respects parliamentary traditions and democracy, I invited Ranil Wickremesinghe to form the government,” he said in a statement that indicated that the power struggle between the leaders was far from over. … [Read more...] about Ranil Wickremesinghe reinstated as Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister
At the top of Mount Denali, I decided I was ready for Everest. Soon after, I participated in a Cox and Kings contest and won a sponsored trip to Mont Blanc, which is the highest peak in the Alps. In this trek, you walk from France to Italy to Switzerland and back to France since this mountain sprawls across three countries. … [Read more...] about The man who can’t resist challenges!