Breaking News LIVE, October 13:
5:15 PM| Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) DG Balram Bhargava said that some people in the country have reported Covid-19 reinfection. He said there are two dozen reinfection cases in the world.
“We have some people who have reported reinfection. Even WHO has not decided the definition of reinfection, whether it is 100 days or more when the virus catches back. WHO has also said that it takes about 4 months for most people to have antibodies after being cured,” the ICMR DG said.
4:35 PM| Wipro has announced Rs 9,500 share buyback plan at Rs 400 per share on Tuesday. According to The Economic Times, the company will repurchase 23.75 crore shares at a cost of Rs 400 per share. Wipro is headquartered in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. The company back in 2013 separated its non-IT businesses and formed the privately owned Wipro enterprises.
3: 40 PM| Bara Hindu Rao hospital removed from the list of designated COVID-19 hospital with immediate effect, in view of the low average bed occupancy of the Hospital and request received from the NDMC: Government of Delhi
2:00 PM| Kerala has become the first state in the country to have high-tech classrooms in all public schools. This was announced by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who said that the state’s public education sector has become completely digital.
1:00 PM| The 50th Kerala State Film Awards has been announced on Tuesday. The jury for the latest edition of Kerala State Film Awards was headed by cinematographer Madhu Ambat. A total of 119 movies are participating in the awards and as per the reports actors Mammootty, Mohanlal, Nivin Pauly, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Shane Nigam, Asif Ali, and a few others are considered for the best actor award.
11:30 AM| The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is set to question four alleged activists of the controversial Kerala-based outfit Popular Front of India (PFI) in connection with the ongoing probe into the horrific Hathras gang-rape case.
9:55 AM| Explosion reported in Kolkata’s Beleghata area. A powerful blast blew off part of the roof of Beleghata Gandhimath Friends Circle Club. The cause of the blast is yet to be ascertained. No casualties or injuries reported.
Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine study has been paused due to an unexplained illness in a study participant, Stat News reported on Monday, citing a document obtained by the news organization.
Modinagar sub-divisional magistrate Saumya Pandey who gave birth to a baby girl recently, rejoined office 14 days after her delivery. She said, “District Magistrate and administration’s supported me throughout my pregnancy period as well as after my delivery.”
From road rallies to Twitter trends, fans of the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput have been supporting the family in every way. On October 14, it will be four months to Sushant’s death so his fans are planning ‘Mann Ki Baat’ wherein they can record audios or write to the Prime Minister to urge him to address the case.
India covid-19 cases increased by 55,342 in the last 24 hours to 7.18 million on Tuesday morning, the lowest daily rise since mid-August, data from the health ministry showed. India cured 77,760 covid patients in the last 24 hours, taking the total recoveries in India to 62,27,295 cases.
The Kerala government on Monday allowed select tourism centers in the state to open in two phases in strict compliance with the COVID-19 precautions.