Today’s Latest News

  1. The #lockdown restrictions in #Rajasthan have been extended till May 17 with new guidelines where the number of guests in a marriage party has been reduced to 31.
  2. #Russian oil company #Rosneft has opened the world’s first Geonavigation School, designed to train highly qualified specialists in the field of drilling support.
  3. #Telangana reported 7,754 new #Covid19 cases and 51 deaths during the 24-hour period. The number of infections saw a slight increase from 7,646 on Friday.
  4. About 35 percent of all #Americans have been infected with #Covid19 over the past year, according to a new study of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (@CDCgov).
  5. The electoral fate of 3,998 candidates who fought in the April 6 #TamilNadu assembly polls will be known on Sunday, May 2. As per the #ElectionCommissionofIndia (@ECISVEEP), 72.81 percent of the 6.29 crore voters have cast their votes in the poll.
  6. The pump price of #petrol and #diesel remained at Rs 90.40 a liter and Rs 80.73 a liter respective in #Delhi. This is 16 consecutive days when fuel prices have not been revised.
  7. #Covid #vaccine shortage has forced health authorities in #Telangana to stop vaccination programs on Saturday and Sunday.
  8. #Google (@Google) has announced new policies and guidelines to improve app quality and discovery for users. The company said that the app title, icon, and developer name that do not meet the upcoming policies will not be allowed on #GooglePlay.
  9. Chinese President #XiJinpings message on Friday to Prime Minister #NarendraModi extending Beijing’s support to counter the second #Covid wave in #India is a major step, marking the first direct communication between the two leaders following the Chennai informal summit in 2019.
  10. Amid exponential rise in #Covid19 cases, #India on Saturday started the third phase of #vaccination drive covering those above the age of 18 years. However, the exercise began mainly in six states– Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat and Odisha.
  11. Legendary singer, Bharat Ratna #LataMangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) has contributed Rs 700,000 to Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for taking up #Covid19 related works, an official said on Saturday.
  12. #Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao (@TelanganaCMO) on Saturday said the development could be possible due to the hard work put in by the working class and the human progress was made from the hands of those toiled hard.
  13. #Thailand on Saturday confirmed 1,891 new #Covid19 cases and 21 more fatalities, according to the country’s Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
  14. Chennai Sea Customs officials foiled an attempt to smuggle red sanders valued about Rs 5 crore to #Taiwan.
  15. #NewDelhi: A 34-year-old man lost his life outside Lok Nayak Hospital as doctors refused to admit him due to the non-availability of beds.
  16. Even though counting of votes for the 140-member #KeralaAssembly will begin at sharp 8 a.m on Sunday, the final results could well be delayed till evening. The reason for this is the huge number of postal ballots.
  17. Amid the raging second wave of the #Covid19 pandemic in #India, White House’s chief medical adviser #AnthonyFauci has suggested a complete lockdown for a few weeks to curb transmission of the #Covid19, the media reported.
  18. As #India grapples with an unprecedented new wave of the #Covid Pandemic, #RelianceIndustries has scaled up production of medical grade liquid #oxygen, becoming country’s largest producer of this life-saving resource from a single location in just over a year’s time.
  19. On the first day of third phase of #Covid vaccination, the @MoHFW_INDIA on Saturday said that more than 79 lakh #vaccine doses are still available with the states and Union Territories (UTs) while nearly 17 lakh additional doses will reach them in the next three days.
  20. #Bollywood took to social media to mourn the demise of actor #BikramjeetKanwarpal due to #Covid-related complications. He was 52.
  21. The National Investigation Agency (@NIA_India) has refuted a report by a #US digital forensics firm suggesting that certain incriminating materials were allegedly planted into the laptop of one of the prime accused in the Koregaon-Bhima case.
  22. #Mongolia reported 1,306 new locally transmitted #Covid19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking its nationwide tally to 37,285, the country’s National Center for Communicable Diseases (NCCD) said on Saturday.
  23. The #Congress (@INCIndia) has launched a teleconsultation to give medical advice on the #pandemic and people can get prescriptions, which will avoid a rush to the hospital for minor symptoms.
  24. Vigilance and Enforcement officials in #Telangana on Saturday began a probe into allegations against Health Minister Eatala Rajender (@Eatala_Rajender) that he encroached on the lands of farmers in Medak district.
  25. Jailed Samajwadi Party (SP) leader #AzamKhan and his son Abdullah Azam Khan have tested positive for #Covid19. The RT-PCR reports of 13 inmates, including Azam Khan, lodged in Sitapur jail, have come out positive for the infection.
  26. The National Command and Operation Centre (@OfficialNcoc) on Saturday issued an advisory reducing the number of inbound international flights to 20 percent to curb a further rise in #Covid19 cases.
  27. The number of confirmed #Covid19 cases in #Laos has reached 821 as 64 new cases were reported on Saturday.
  28. Bharatiya Janata Party (@BJP4India) Lok Sabha MP from East Delhi #GautamGambhir (@GautamGambhir) has arranged 200 oxygen concentrators to strengthen the fight against the deadly virus which has claimed so many lives across the country.
  29. At least 17 #Covid19 patients and two from medical staff have died after a fire broke out in the #Bharuch designated Covid hospital on Saturday morning. Over 50-60 patients were admitted to the #PatelWelfareHospital when the fire broke out in the ICU ward at midnight.
  30. The country’s largest steelmaker Steel Authority of India Limited (@SAILsteel) is planning to set up jumbo medical facilities of about 2,500 beds with gaseous oxygen (GOX) for #Covid treatment.
  31. #Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao (@TelanganaCMO) has taken the Medical, Health, and Family Welfare portfolio from Eatala Rajender (@Eatala_Rajender) after allegations that the latter grabbed lands of farmers in Medak district.
  32. Chip-maker #Qualcomm (@Qualcomm) on Saturday pledged $4 million (over Rs 29.7 crore) to help #India fight the deadly second #Covid wave that has shattered its health-care system to its core.
  33. At least 7 patients died allegedly due to a shortage of #Oxygen supply in Kriti Hospital of #Gurugram, located in Sector-56, on Friday night. Attendants of the deceased created ruckus inside the hospital premises. Some family members also staged protests outside the hospital.
  34. Automobile major #MarutiSuzuki India (@Maruti_Corp) on Saturday reported a total sales of 159,691 units in April 2021. According to the company, total sales in the month include domestic sales of 137,151 units, sales to other OEMs at 5,303 units and exports of 17,237 units.
  35. #Russia confirmed 9,270 new #COVID19 infections over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 4,814,558, the official monitoring and response centre said on Saturday.
  36. India’s gross #GST revenue collection reached a new record high of over Rs 1.41 lakh crore in April 2021, beating all expectations of lower collections in wake disruptions clauses by fresh wave of #COVID19.
  37. Fire engulfed a private residence in #Russia’s Perm region, killing 8 people inside, including two children, the Russian Investigative Committee said.
  38. Amid surging #coronavirus cases in #Pakistan, the federal government on Saturday imposed a ban on Youm-e-Ali processions, while majalis will be permitted under strict SOPs which are already in place for Ramadan.
  39. Counting for by-polls for three seats in #Rajasthan, namely, Rajsamand, Sahada and Sujangarh will be held on Sunday amid strict #COVID19 guidelines, said chief electoral officer Pravin Gupta.
  40. Eight #Covid19 patients, including a doctor, died at #Delhi’s Batra Hospital on Saturday afternoon due to shortage of medical #Oxygen at the facility. This is the second time in a week that Batra Hospital has run out of medical Oxygen.
  41. Two persons were killed in a road mishap in #JammuandKashmir’s Ramban district on Saturday. The police said the incident took place after a truck went out of the driver’s control in the Ramsoo area on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Ramban district on Saturday morning.
  42. A day ahead of counting in the #UttarPradesh Panchayat polls, #Congress (@INCIndia) General Secretary #PriyankaGandhi (@priyankagandhi) has said more than 700 teachers lost their lives and what is happening in UP is a crime against humanity.
  43. Thieves stole cash from a Sufi shrine in #JammuandKashmir’s #Pulwama district. Police sources said thieves broke open the donation chest of a Sufi saint in Rahmoo village of Pulwama district during the intervening night of Friday & Saturday.
  44. #Chennai: Acute shortage of doctors, nurses and paramedics are leading to hospitals allowing bystanders/attendants to sit by the bedside of patients admitted to #Covid wards including Intensive Care Units (ICUs).
  45. As the company is currently facing manpower challenges, Medical syringe major Hindustan Syringes and Medical Devices Ltd (HMD) on Saturday said that it is hiring more people to meet the target of producing 1 billion syringes by June.
  46. The # Bengaluru-based health #insurance claims processor Vidal Health Insurance TPA Pvt Ltd hopes to close this fiscal with a revenue of about Rs 200 crore after the merger of Vipul MedCorp Insurance TPA, said a senior official.






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