09-06-2021 News Head lines - Wednesday

09-06-2021 News Head lines - Wednesday

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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

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