NEARLY THREE BILLION ANIMALS KILLED, DISPLACED IN AUSTRALIAN WILDFIRES

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ARADHYA AND AISHWARYA RAI BACHPAN RETURN HOME AFTER TESTED NEGATIVE:

Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter Aaradhya, who were hospitalised due to coronavirus, returned home on Monday afternoon. Their last COVID-19 test reports were negative, after which the mother-daughter duo was discharged. Aishwarya and Aaradhya’s final reports came on July 12. They were then advised to quarantine themselves at home. However, a week later, both of them were shifted to the hospital. Meanwhile, after their coronavirus tests, Jalsa was also declared a containment zone. However, over the weekend, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) removed the poster that declared Jalsa as a COVID-19 containment zone.

178 EV CHARGING STATIONS TO BE SETUP IN TELANGANA:

Bringing in the much-needed Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure to the State, the Union Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises has finally approved 178 Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations for Telangana. The Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation Limited (TSREDCO) will be the nodal agency for the establishment of these stations, mostly with multiple plug points that can charge at least three cars at one go. While NTPC will be establishing 32 stations, REIL has been given 37 and EESL 49. REIL will be managing all the 20 units in Warangal and Karimnagar.

NEARLY THREE BILLION ANIMALS KILLED, DISPLACED IN AUSTRALIAN WILDFIRES:

Nearly three billion animals were killed or displaced during the devastating 2019-20 Australian bushfires, according to a new report issued on Tuesday. The findings meant it was one of “worst wildlife disasters in modern history”, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), which commissioned the report, the BBC reported. During the peak of the crisis in January, scientists had estimated that 1.25 billion animals had been killed in New South Wales and Victoria alone. But the new estimate takes in a larger area. About 11.46 million hectares – an area comparable to England – was scorched from last September to this February.

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