Daily buzz @ 29 May, 2020 In biggest spike, India records 7,466 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours; case tally tops 1.73 lakh


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In biggest spike, India records 7,466 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours; case tally tops 1.65 lakh:

The death toll due to coronavirus in India rose to 4,706 and the number of cases climbed to 1,65,799 in the country, registering an increase of 175 deaths and a record spike of 7,446 cases in the last 24 hours since 8 am.According to the latest data by the Union Health Ministry, the total number of cases in India stood at 1,65,799, including 89,987 active cases on Friday morning.As many as 71,105 people in India have been recovered, the Health Ministry said.Around 42.8 per cent patients have recovered so far.

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PM, Amit Shah Meet, Decision On Lockdown Likely Tomorrow:

On Thursday, Amit Shah spoke to various Chief Ministers and asked for feedback on a plan after lockdown4 ends on Sunday. This marked a shift from the earlier process of the Prime Minister video conferencing with Chief Ministers to get their views before extending a lockdown.

 A decision is likely tomorrow on whether to extend the restrictions amid the steady rise in virus cases, given the need to reopen economic activity.

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45 kg of explosives to carry out a 2019 Pulwama-style terror attack, belonged to a Hizbul Mujahideen militant:

The car from which the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Police had recovered about 45 kgs of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on Thursday in Pulwama district, averting 2019 Pulwama-style attack, belonged to an active member of Hizbul Mujahideen terror group, a police officer said on Friday.

The Hizbul Mujahideen militant, identified as Hidayatullah Malik, is a resident of Sharatpora in Shopian, police said. He had joined the militant ranks in July 2019.

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Lockdown 5.0: All public, private employees to join work from June 8, says West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee:

Public, private offices have been allowed to reopen with 100% workforce in Bengal.

The religious places in the state will also reopen with certain restrictions.

However, schools will remain closed till all through June.

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Bangalore airport: Air Asia plane hit by baggage cart, ladder topples over due to bad weather:

Heavy winds and rain led to minor accidents at the Bangalore airport with an Air Asia plane getting hit by a baggage card and a passenger ladder toppling over

Bangalore airport had rough evening today due to, well, rough weather. An Air Asia plane parked on the tarmac was hit by a cart used to transport luggage from the terminal to aircraft. And, a ladder likely belonging to IndiGo toppled over as strong winds and heavy rain lashed the city.

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George Floyd: Protesters set Minneapolis police station ablaze:

A police station in Minneapolis has been set alight during a third night of protests over the death of an unarmed black man in custody on Monday.A police officer was filmed kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, 46, despite him saying he could not breathe.President Donald Trump said “thugs” were dishonouring his memory and called on the National Guard to restore order.

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Locust attack: Telangana takes measures to restrict movement

Chief Minister K ChandrashekharRao on Thursday constituted a five-member experts committee to follow the movement of locust swarms that have been ravaging several parts of the country, and to prepare an action plan based on their movement to stop them at the borders of Telangana State.

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Leopard spotted on Hyderabad Agri varsity campus:

Officials believe it is the same leopard that was spotted on the main road in the Katedan area on May 14. It was first noticed sitting near the Road under Bridge at Katedan. The leopard escaped even as the officials were making efforts to trap it when it sneaked into a farmhouse land near the NH 44. Officials had then said the animal might have moved away into the Moinabad forest area via the Agricultural university campus.

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Hyderabad-based CCMB masters culturing Covid-19 virus:

Researchers at the Hyderabad-based Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) have mastered the art of culturing the virus in a laboratory.The geneticists from CCMB are literally burning the midnight oil with the highly contagious SARS-CoV-2 virus, trying to understand it better and hopefully detect a few chinks in its armour.

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Andhra Pradesh HC orders reinstatement of Ramesh Kumar as SEC:

In a major setback to Jagan Mohan Reddy government, Andhra Pradesh High Court on Saturday ordered reinstatement of Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar as the State Election Commissioner (SEC).The court struck down the ordinance issued on April 10 to sack Ramesh Kumar as the SEC following a row over the postponement of local body elections.

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NYC expected to begin reopening in early June: Mayor

As New York City still waits to enter Phase 1 of reopening, there is still no plan announced on how exactly people are supposed to socially distance themselves on the subway.Some people are anxious to get back to work.

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