Prime Minister Narendra Modi has convened a meeting of chief ministers on 17 March to discuss the surge in Covid-19 cases in some states.
This was stated here today by chief minister, B S Yediyurappa, immediately after the high level technical committee meeting that he had convened to discuss the situation arising out of the fast spreading virus in the state.
Senior officials at today’s meeting appeared alarmed at the increasing number of Covid-19 cases which, they felt could well be signs of a second wave.
While emphasising the seriousness of the current situation, the chief minister was quick to add that luckily the mortality rates were under control.
Even as he ruled out the immediate possibility of a second lockdown, he was quick to add that it would depend on the cooperation extended by the people.
He said that the government would look at punishing the violators of the government’s safety norms to prevent Covid spread.
In fact, the need for strict enforcement of the norms has also arisen following the increase in the movement of people from neighbouring states like Maharashtra and Kerala, both of which have seen a sharp jump in the cases.
Meanwhile, India recorded 26,291 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, its highest single- day spike in 85 days, taking the country’s infection tally to 1,13,85,339, according to Union Health Ministry data.
The death toll due to the disease increased to 1,58,725 with 118 more fatalities being recorded in a day, the data updated at 8 a.m. showed.
Registering an upward trend for five days in a row, the total active caseload has gone up to 2,19,262 which is 1.93 per cent of the total infections in the country, while the recovery rate has dropped to 96.68 per cent, the data stated.
Delhi adds 368 cases, 3 deaths:
The Covid-19 positive cases in Delhi today dipped to 368 from yesterday’s 407 cases. The city reported three more coronavirus-linked fatalities, which pushed its Covid toll to 10,944.
source: The Statesman
Shraddha Murder Case: Police found spinal cord, 10 body parts recovered so far from the forest
The bones of Shraddha found by the Delhi Police in the forest of Mehrauli belong to the back part of the body. About 10 such body parts have been found so far, including the reed bone. Apart from this, some bones have also been recovered from the drain.
Delhi Police has received 10 parts of the body including the lower part of the spinal cord. The police have also found blood stains in the kitchen of the flat, whose samples have been sent for examination to find out whose the blood stains are.
Aftab had cleaned the fridge with chemicals so that when caught, he could spoil the forensic investigation. Delhi Police will soon call Shraddha’s father for a DNA sample. After which blood sample and bone sample will be sent to FLS, after which FSL will do a DNA test.
After the investigation so far, the police suspect that Shraddha’s body was dismembered in the bathroom after the murder. Along with this, the accused used to leave the water running from the shower so that the dead body could be easily cut and blood flowed. The FSL team along with Aftab was present during the investigation at his flat.
Fog will be seen in Delhi’s sky from tomorrow, cold will increase with drop in temperature!
After the passing of half of November, there is a rapid change in the weather. The country’s capital Delhi is feeling cold in the morning and evening, while the temperature is rising in the afternoon. However, a change in the weather can be seen in the coming days. According to IMD, the cold may increase in Delhi from tomorrow i.e. 17 November with a drop in temperature.
Delhi’s temperature condition
According to weather experts, in the next few days, icy winds will blow in the northwest direction, due to which Delhi’s temperature will drop and the cold will increase. Talking about the temperature, on November 17, the minimum temperature can be 12 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature can be 27 degree Celsius. Two days ago i.e. on November 15, the minimum temperature was recorded at 15 degrees and the maximum temperature was 30 degrees. At the same time, there is a possibility of further decline in it for the next two days. On November 18, the minimum temperature can reach 11 °C and the maximum temperature can reach 26 °C.
In Delhi, 37 lakh people apply for power subsidy
After the 15-day-expansion by the Delhi government to select for the power subsidy scheme finished Tuesday, just three lakh individuals applied during the augmentation time frame. From September 14 till Tuesday night, 37,13,179 individuals applied to keep on benefiting from the subsidy scheme.
In spite of the fact that authorities are guaranteeing that a decent level of individuals has applied, the information shows a distinction of around 10 lakh customers when contrasted with a year ago. As per the information, around 46.8 lakh individuals profited from the advantage under the plan in 2021-22.
“This was the normal number of individuals who get the advantage, and the people who go under the 200 unit class probably applied. Likewise, the number varies as a few purchasers get the financed bill during winters and the number descends in summer as individuals use ACs, coolers, and fans,” said a senior authority from the power office.
He added that individuals who got sponsored bills under 400 units during winter should not have applied. “In any case, they can, in any case, apply before their next charging cycle and profit from the subsidy scheme,” said the official.
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