Daily buzz @ 28 May, 2020 Pulwama’s 60 kg car bomb seized by cops could be Lashkar-Jaish joint operation


65th day of lockdown

India @ 160,310 and death toll touched 4,560


Nearly 23 lakh people in quarantine across India: Govt estimates

Maharashtra has the highest number of people in quarantine facilities — 6.02 lakh — followed by Gujarat, which has kept a total of 4.42 lakh people in quarantine centres.Uttar Pradesh, which received the maximum number of migrant labourers, has 3.6 lakh people in quarantine, majority of them at their homes.

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Pulwama’s 60 kg car bomb seized by cops could be Lashkar-Jaish joint op:

A car packed with 60 kg explosives was intercepted in a late night operation by a joint team of security forces in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, averting what could have been a repeat of the 2019 suicide bombing of a CRPF bus that killed 40 soldiers more than a year ago.

The explosives were later detonated by the Jammu and Kashmir police on an isolated stretch since it was considered too risky to defuse the car bomb. In a video released by Jammu and Kashmir Police, the car is seen turning into a huge ball of fire before enveloping the area in thick smoke.

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Coronavirus deaths in US top 100,000:

The US has passed 100,000 deaths in the coronavirus outbreak in less than four months.It has seen more fatalities than any other country, while its 1.69 million confirmed infections account for about 30% of the worldwide total.The first US infection was reported in Washington state on 21 January.Globally there have been 5.6 million people recorded as infected and 354,983 deaths since the virus emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year.

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TSRTC to run all services from Thursday except for Hyderabad:

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday said the TSRTC will resume full-fledged operations from Thursday across the State even during curfew hours. The restrictions on city and inter-State services will, however, continue, and there will be no TSRTC buses plying on the city routes.

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Covid-19: With 107 cases Telangana records highest single-day spike on Wednesday

The coronavirus positive cases in Telangana State have hit a new high with health authorities on Wednesday reporting 107 Covid-19 positive cases and six fatalities. The cumulative tally of Covid-19 infections so far in Telangana State has also crossed the 2000 mark on Wednesday.

Out of 107 coronavirus positive cases, 68 persons comprised of deportees from Saudi Arabia and migrants who returned to Telangana State while the remaining 39 persons were from Telangana State. Out of the 68 Covid-19 positive cases, 49 persons were deportees from Saudi Arabia while 19 positive cases were migrants.

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Loo Cafe 2.0 public toilets in Hyderabad from June 1:

Ixora FM, which introduced the Loo Cafe concept in Hyderabad, has now upgraded its facilities, specially focused at improving sanitization during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and is set to launch ‘Loo Café 2.0’ public toilets from June 1.

Dubbed ‘Loocafe-2.0’, the focus is now on offering sanitized, disinfected and cleaner options in the backdrop of the pandemic.

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Kaleshwaram project, the pride of Telangana:

KLIP is a unique project of lifting Godavari water from Medigadda near Kaleshwaram to KondapochammaSagar, a vertical height of 520 M over a length of 1,832 KM irrigation infrastructure, irrigating 45 lakh acres en route. It is one of its kind in the world and is a bold multifarious manifestation. It has all the facets of irrigation engineering — barrages, pump houses, lifts, surge pools, reverse pumping, tunnels, reservoirs, gravity canals so on and so forth.

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LG Polymers officials stopped from flying to Seoul:

LG Polymers officials from South Korea were stopped by the city police from going to Seoul in a chartered flight on Wednesday morning. Police swung into action when LG president and half-a-dozen technical officials got ready to leave the city by the special flight and stopped them since there were court orders directing LG Polymers organisers not to leave the country in the aftermath of the gas leak and case in the high court.

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Boeing cuts 12,000 jobs, resumes production of grounded jet:

Boeing is cutting more than 12,000 US jobs through layoffs and buyouts as the coronavirus pandemic seizes the travel industry. And the aircraft maker says more cuts are coming.

Shortly after disclosing the job cuts, Boeing announced Wednesday that it has resumed production of the grounded 737 Max jetliner. Two deadly crashes of Max jets pushed Boeing into a financial crisis months before the coronavirus squeezed global air travel to a trickle.

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China approves plan to impose Hong Kong security law:

China’s legislature has approved a proposal to impose a highly contentious national security law in Hong Kong, in an unprecedented move that critics say threatens fundamental political freedoms and civil liberties in the semi-autonomous territory.

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AP CM says firm in resolve to introduce English medium in primary schools:

The Andhra Pradesh government will go ahead with the decision of introducing English medium for Class 1 to 6, Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy said on Wednesday, expressing firm resolve to usher in sweeping reforms in the education system.He also asserted that education is the only answer to poverty.The government will move ahead with its plan to introduce English medium from Class 1 to 6 although a law in this regard, which was passed in the state assembly, has been challenged in court, Reddy said.

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