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A Right to Information (RTI) activist, who is also a local BJP leader, suffered serious injuries after miscreants hurled bombs at him in Odisha’s Jajpur district, police said on Sunday.
PM Modi pushes for ‘waste to wealth’ campaign
PM Modi pushes for ‘waste to wealth’ campaign. Gives example of a professor from Andhra Pradesh who makes sculptures from waste material.
PM Modi urges farmers to start bee farming along with their cultivation. “This will increase their incomes and also sweeten their lives,” he said on Mann Ki Baat. “There is a significant demand for honey harvested by them… with bee farming they are helping in Aatmanirbhar Bharat campaign,” he also said.
Former cricketer and legendary all-rounder Yusuf Pathan has tested positive for Covid-19. This comes soon after cricketing titan Sachin Tendulkar tested positive for the disease on Saturday. Both players along with others such as Yuvraj Singh and Manpreet Singh Gony were a part of the Road Safety World Series.
Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike with a start-up installed ‘Smog Tower’ in Hudson circle, Bengaluru, Karnataka “We’ve developed a nanotechnology-based air purification system. We’ve observed almost 90% reduction in ambient air pollutants of area,” said CEO of the start-up.
PM Modi will today address the nation today via his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’.
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan chaired a high-level meeting with state health secretaries, municipal commissioners, and district collectors of 46 districts, the most affected in terms of rising cases and rising mortality. In the meeting, the Centre highlighted that 90% of the Covid-19 deaths continue to be in the category of those aged above 45 years.
Maharashtra on Saturday reported 166 deaths due to COVID-19, which was the highest since October 2020. The state also reported 35,726 new cases of coronavirus. Amid the surge in cases, the Maharashtra government has banned all types of social gatherings in the state, including religious and political, effective from Mar 27 onwards. Malls, restaurants, and gardens will remain shut in the state from 8 pm to 7 am, a government statement said. However, home delivery of food at night has been exempted.
Amid rising coronavirus cases, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat has appealed to the people of the state to celebrate Holi at their home following COVID-19 guidelines. Meanwhile, a statewide night curfew will be imposed in Maharashtra from Sunday, which will come into effect from tonight at 8 PM and end at 7 AM.