Breaking News LIVE, March 30:
Delhi on Tuesday recorded 992 new cases of Covid-19 infections, taking the total tally of cases to 6,60,611. 4 deaths were also recorded in the last 24 hours, the death toll now stands at 11,016, reported news agency ANI.
Punjab CM extends Covid-19 restrictions till April 10
Chief minister Amarinder Singh after reviewing the Covid-19 situation in Punjab, in a meeting with the chief secretary and other top officials, extended restrictions that were in place till March 31 till April 10, reported news agency ANI.
The rupee slumped by 87 paise to close at 73.38 (provisional) against the US currency on Tuesday as rising crude oil prices and a strong American currency weighed on investor sentiment. At the interbank forex market, the local unit opened at 72.85 against the greenback and traded in the range of 72.77-73.47 during the day. The rupee finally ended at 73.38 against the American currency, registering a fall of 87 paise over its previous closing.
Congress MP Ravneet Singh Bittu tested positive for Covid-19 Tuesday, he informed in a post on Facebook.
Punjabi singer Diljaan Singh (31) died in a road accident at Jandiala Guru around 2 am this morning. The police officials at Jandiala Guru police station stated that he was heading toward Amritsar from Jalandhar in his Mahindra KUV 100 vehicle.
India recorded 68,020 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours on Monday, the highest single-day rise so far this year, taking the country’s COVID-19 tally to above 1.20 crore, according to Union Health Ministry data.
Maharashtra on Monday added 31,643 fresh infections, but the lower tally was attributed to reduced testing because of the Holi holiday. The state has recorded close to six lakh cases this month and registered over 2,100 deaths.
An aircraft-shaped balloon with ‘PIA’ written on it was recovered by Jammu and Kashmir police in the Kanachak area of Jammu. This is the third such instance. Similar balloons were recovered by the police on March 10 and 16 in Sotra Chak village of Hiranagar sector and Bhalwal area of Jammu respectively.
Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo has resigned amid rising criticism over what is perceived to be diplomatic failure to secure coronavirus vaccines as the country is grappling with supply shortages, Sputnik reported citing local media.
President Joe Biden has announced that 90% of the adults in the US would be eligible for Covid-19 vaccination by April 19 and the final 10 percent no later than May 1.
The vaccination drive under the Biden administration has been going in at an unprecedented pace. As many as 100 million shots have been administered in less than 60 days of his administration and they are now moving on to the next 100 million shots in just 40 days. (PTI)
Madhya Pradesh: Airport security staff recovered Chinkara horns from the possession of a passenger in Indore. “We received information that a person was possessing a conjoint horn of Chinkara without its documentation. Probe underway,” said SDO, Forest Department.