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COVID-19: Strict Curfew In Five Districts Of Assam

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Day Curfew imposed in AP

Day Curfew imposed in AP

The Assam government on Monday declared strict curfew in five districts of the state. Assam State Disaster Management Authority stated that Bakrid, one of the most important festivals of Muslim community need to be observed from homes whereas five people including the religious head is allowed to do namaaz at mosques.

According to the order, “There will be total containment in five districts showing high positivity rate in recent days and in the districts showing moderate positivity rate – Goalpara and Morigaon districts and the curfew will be in place from 1pm to 5 am on Wednesday.

The curfew will be from 5 pm to 5 am in Dhubri, Kamrup (Metro), South Salmara, Majuli, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Udalguri, West Karbi Anglong, Dima Hasao, Charaideo, Hailakandi, Dibrugarh, Sivasagar, Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Nalbari, Baksa, Bajali, Kamrup, Darrang, Nagaon, Hojai, Tinsukia, Dhemaji, Cachar, Karimganj and Karbi Anglong where the positivity rate is showing improvement.

“All work places, business/commercial establishments, shops, dealing with groceries, fruits and vegetables, diary, and milk booths, animal fodder, restaurants, dhabas and other eateries, sale counters, showrooms etc. of cold storages and warehouses will be closed till further order in districts showing high positivity rate and up to 4 pm in districts showing improvement in positivity rate. There will be total ban on movement of all public and private transport in the total containment districts. However, movement of goods will continue. In other districts, all public transport authorities will enforce COVID-19 appropriate behaviour and seating inside the vehicles, carriers, containers etc,” said the government order.

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Time Magazine’s List Of ‘100 Most Influential People of 2021’: PM Modi, Mamata Banerjee

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Every year, Time Magazine releases the list of 100 most influential people and the list is divided into six categories – Icons, Pioneers, Titans, Artists, Leaders and Innovators. This year, on Wednesday, Time Magaine unveiled its 2021 list of the 100 most influential people.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla have featured in Time Magazine’s list of 100 most influential people.

The profile of PM Narendra Modi, written by CNN journalist Fareed Zakaria, says, “India has had three pivotal leaders since independence – Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Narendra Modi. Narendra Modi (70) is the third, dominating the country’s politics like no one since them.”

The profile of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee reads as follows – “Face of fierceness in Indian politics. Banerjee (66), it is said, she doesn’t lead her party, the Trinamool Congress – she is the party. The street-fighter spirit and self-made life in a patriarchal culture set her apart.”

Now coming to SII CEO Poonawalla, it is “The pandemic is not over yet, and Poonawalla could still help end it. Vaccine inequality is stark, and delayed immunisation in one part of the world can have global consequences-including the risk of more dangerous variants emerging.”

The other names on the list are US President Joe Biden, his Vice President Kamala Harris, Chinese President Xi Jinping, former US president Donald Trump and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – Prince Harry and Meghan, Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, sraeli PM Naftali Bennett, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, American politician Liz Cheney, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, TV presenter Tucker Carlson, Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka, American football quarterback Tom Brady, fashion designer Aurora James, actors Kate Winslet, pop star Britney Spears, singer-songwriter Dolly Parton, Jason Sudeikis, Scarlett Johansson and Omar Sy, etc., on the list.

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Third Wave Of COVID-19 Hit Nation In Three Months: BHU Scientist

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Till now, we have seen two waves of COVID-19. Most of the people have died due to the dangerous coronavirus disease. People are facing a lot of problem across the globe due to coronavirus pandemic. Now, the scientists are predicting that the third wave of COVID-19 is likely to hit some countries soon.

In India, it has been predicted that the third wave of COVID-19 is likely to peak in the month of October and it is also said that children are likely to be most affected in the third wave of covid-19.

A geneticist of Banaras Hindu University’s Zoology department, Professor Gyaneshwer Chaubey speaking to a news agency said that, “As the levels of antibodies drop every three months, the chances of the third wave are likely. In this sense, if the level of antibodies falls in the next three months, then a third wave can come. But the ongoing vaccination campaign will help in the fight against the virus. If our immunity is more than 70 percent, the effect of Covid-19 in that group will be less, and gradually, its frequency will start decreasing. This is what we have to see.”

He further added that, “From time to time, corona will peak, but it will eventually decrease. Once the levels of antibodies decrease, the chances of catching Covid-19 will increase. Even so, for those in the protected group, the death rate is very low.”

He said that, “Even if our entire population gets infected with corona and we keep the mortality rate below 0.1 or even 1 percent, then we will win this war.”

He stated that, “Only 40 percent of people in Kerala have developed seropositivity. Whereas in UP, 70 percent of people had developed seropositivity. After a month, cases will start coming down in Kerala, just as they have been in UP.”

Speaking about children getting vaccinated, he said that Zydus Cadila vaccine is likely to come into the market in the next three to four months.

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Bhupendra Patel Is New Chief Minister Of Gujarat

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Bhupendra Patel is the new Chief Minister of Gujarat. Today, BJP has announced the name of Bhupendra Patel as the next CM. The news came just a day after Vijay Rupani stepped down as the chief minister of Gujarat. According to the reports, Bhupendra Patel’s name was reportedly proposed by Vijay Rupani himself. Vijay Rupani resigned as the CM of Gujarat on Saturday and the sudden move came just after a meeting with senior BJP leaders.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah congratulated Bhupendra Patel on his appointment as the chief minister of Gujarat. He tweeted, “Hearty congratulations and best wishes to Bhupendra Patel on being elected the leader of the BJP’s legislature unit. I’m confident that under the guidance of Narendra Modi and your leadership, Gujarat’s development journey will get a new energy and momentum and the state shall continue to be a leader in good governance and public welfare.”

Bhupendra Patel won as the MLA from Ghatlodia constituency, defeating Congress candidate Shashikant Patel in the 2017 Gujarat Legisative Assembly. He also served as a municipal councillor in Ahmedabad. He worked as the chairman of Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA) and used to head the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation standing committee.

Deputy chief minister Nitin Patel, former minister Gordhan Zadafia, and Praful K Patel, administrator of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Lakshadweep, Gujarat BJP chief CR Paatil and Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya were rumoured to be in the race for the post of CM.

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