Daily buzz @ 7May, 2020 Air India opens flight bookings for US, Singapore, London


43rd day of lockdown

India @ 53,186and death toll touched 1,790


Vizag gas leak:  8 dead, 200 in hospitals, thousands fall sick:

At least seven people including a child died after toxic gas leaked from LG Polymers facility located near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, the state government reported. At least 500 people were reportedly admitted to hospital. Ambulances, fire engines and policemen reached the chemical plant. The evacuation operation is still underway, said DG Sawang, DGP, Andhra Pradesh.

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Air India opens flight bookings for US, Singapore, London:

National carrier Air India has opened bookings to fly passengers out of India on the flights which are to be operated under the Vande Bharat Mission. The repatriation flights will also be used to fly out passengers to United States, United Kingdom and Singapore. Air India flights will be operated from 8th to 14th May.

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Railway workers prepare Covid-19 isolation coaches to be deployed at 215 railway stations:

These stations will be deployed across 23 states and Union Territories, a health ministry document has stated. The coaches will be spread across all major hotspots in India and cover both the big cities as well as rural, far-off places. The government has earmarked 215 railway stations for the deployment of railways’ isolation coaches to be used as ‘COVID Care Centres’ for suspected or confirmed patients categorized as mild or very mild cases.

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Gold Price Today: may rise up to Rs.45,550 per 10 Grams Mark:

Yellow metal rises tracking spot prices; may trade in a range of 45,000-45,800 levels.

Experts are of the view that volatility is likely to remain in the precious metal, and it could move in the range of 45000-45800 levels per 10 gm.

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Trump says coronavirus worse ‘attack’ than Pearl Harbor:

US President Donald Trump has described the coronavirus pandemic as the “worst attack” ever on the United States, pointing the finger at China.Mr. Trump said the outbreak had hit the US harder than the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in World War Two, or the 9/11 attacks two decades ago.His administration is weighing punitive actions against China over its early handling of the global emergency.

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Mobile Rythu Bazaars a hit in lockdown in Hyderabad:

Ever since the lockdown was imposed in the city, the Marketing Department is ensuring that there is no hindrance for arrival of vegetables stocks to the Agriculture Market at Bowenpally and into the Rythu Bazaars elsewhere. The department has deployed 153 mobile Rythu Bazaars for taking fresh vegetables directly to colonies. This exercise is coming in handy in ensuring that people do not travel long distances and remain indoors during the lockdown.

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Public transport may resume soon with guidelines: Gadkari

Public transport services may resume operations soon and the government is formulating guidelines for safe usage adhering to social distancing norms to check the spread of coronavirus, Union Minister NitinGadkari said on Wednesday.

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 ReyazNaikoo: From a maths teacher to a calculative Hizbul militant

From a maths teacher to a calculative militant, ReyazNaikoo had a lucky run for eight years before he was killed by security forces on Wednesday in a gun battle lasting five hours.Life came full circle for the 35-year-old bespectacled de facto chief of banned terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen as he was gunned down in the same village from where he had scripted his journey into militancy in 2012 after he was detained by security forces during the unrest of 2010.

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Russia bans online videos about ‘man-made’ origin of COVID-19:

The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office on Wednesday asked the country’s communications watchdog to block online videos alleging that COVID-19 is a man-made bio-weapon. It said that the World Health Organisation, the Russian government, or other official Russian authorities have never confirmed information about the artificial origin of COVID-19.

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