Daily buzz @ 8 June, 2020 Plan To Reopen Schools After August 15: Education Ministry Sources


76th day of lockdown

India @ 258,090 and death toll touched 7,207


SashastraSeemaBal Dogs “Pinki” And “Chetan” Honoured On Retirement:

“After serving almost 10 years in SSB, a retirement ceremony observed for two dogs (SSB family members) of #29thbnGaya,” wrote IPS officer Sanjay Kumar on Twitter Saturday. He said that Pinki the yellow Labrador retriever had been adopted by Ct Akshay of SHQ Gaya, while Chetan found a home with HC DevRatanSingha of the 29th Battalion. The retired dogs were seen wearing flower garlands in the pictures shared by Mr Kumar on the microblogging platform.

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Plan To Reopen Schools After August 15: Education Ministry Sources

The government is planning to reopen schools across the country after August 15, sources in the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry said, adding that the reopening will be subject to the situation of the coronavirus crisis at the time. Schools and colleges across the country have been closed since March 16, shortly before the centre announced the nationwide lockdown to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Low-Intensity Earthquake Hits Delhi, EpicentreNear Haryana’s Gurgaon:

A low-intensity earthquake of magnitude 2.1 struck near Delhi today as mild tremors were felt in the national capital. This is the ninth earthquake to hit the national capital in the last two months.The epicentre of the earthquake was near Gurugram in Haryana, according to India’s National Center for Seismology.The earthquake struck at 1pm at a depth of 18 km, the agency said.

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New Zealand Declares It’s Virus-Free, PM Ardern Says “Did A Little Dance”:

Prime Minister Jacinda said the sacrifices made by New Zealanders, including a drastic seven-week lockdown that helped curb infection rates, had been rewarded now that there were no active cases in the country.

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Now order food on Zomato, Swiggy through Instagram app:

This feature was introduced in US and Canada in April this year and now it is all set to be introduced to Indian users. As soon as a user will tap on the sticker, he/she will be redirected to Swiggy and Zomato where they can complete their order.

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Unlock 1.0: Tiffin centres, eateries reopen in Hyderabad:

After remaining closed for over two months, tiffin centres and road side eateries resumed operations across the city on Monday morning.Usually, tiffin centres in the city witness a mad rush for breakfast every day irrespective of weekdays, festivals or weekends. However, only limited customers were seen in the eateries on Monday.To ensure physical distance, majority of the tiffin centres are allowing only two persons to sit and eat food. Apart from serving food, tiffin centres are providing parcels to reduce rush at the centres.

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GHMC HQ in Hyderabad sanitised after employee tests positive for Covid:

An employee working in the fourth floor of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) head office has tested positive.Following this, officials have vacated the entire floor and are taking up extensive spraying of sodium hypochlorite chemical.

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Pak cyber crooks target Android devices of Indian Defence, Govt officials:

Government officials in Telangana have been asked to be on alert following a warning from the Intelligence Department stating that Pakistan-based ‘cyber actors’ had initiated a campaign to compromise Android-based smartphones and devices of Indian Defence personnel and government officers.

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Saudi Arabia’s COVID-19 cases exceed 100,000:

The death toll reached 712 after the reporting of 36 new fatalities. The recoveries increased to 72,817 with the 1,026 newly recovered cases, Xinhua reported.

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