Today's News in 5: June 1, 2020

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Today's News in 5: June 1, 2020

National News

COVID-19 Recovery Rate Up to 47.76%
Through a graded, pre-emptive, and proactive approach, Government of India is taking several steps along with the States/UTs for prevention, containment, and management of COVID-19. These are being regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level. In the last 24 hours, 4,614 patients were found cured.
A cumulative total of 86,983 people has been cured. This takes the total recovery rate to 47.76%. The number of cases under active medical supervision as of today is 89,995.

200 Special Trains to Run across the Country from 1 June 2020
Ministry of Railways (MoR) after consultation with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) and Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has announced that train services on Indian Railways shall be further partially restored w.e.f. from 1 June 2020. More than 1.45 lac passengers will travel on Day 1 of 200 trains starting on June 1. Tomorrow. Indian Railways will start operations of 200 passenger services

PM addresses 12th Episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat 2.0’
Addressing the 12th Episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat 2.0’, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi said that battle against Corona is being fiercely waged in the country through collective efforts. He urged people to be more alert and careful during the COVID pandemic even as a major segment of the economy has been opened.
The Prime Minister said, train services have resumed including the Shramik Special trains and special trains with adequate precautionary measures. He added that flight services have resumed, and industry too is returning to normalcy.

Mission Sagar: Indian Navy Provides COVID-19 Relief to Foreign Countries
As part of Mission Sagar, Indian Naval Ship Kesari entered Port of Moroni in Comoros on 31 May 2020. The Government of India in these difficult times is aiding Friendly Foreign Countries in dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic and towards the same INS Kesari is carrying a consignment of COVID related essential medicines for the people of Comoros.

Assam Plans to Provide Functional Tap Connections to 13 lac Rural Households
Assam presented the Annual Action Plan for consideration and approval of Ministry of Jal Shakti. Government of India approved Rs 1407 Crore for 2020-21 under Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM). In 2020-21, State plans to provide tap connections to 13 lakh households out of total 63 lakhs.
Realization of the goal of Jal Jeevan Mission in Assam is not difficult considering the abundant water resources in the State i.e. both ground water and surface water.

Mumbai City News

Maha CM Cancels Final Year Varsity Exams
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, in an announcement made of Sunday, 31 May 2020, declared the cancel of final year university examinations. Students will be promoted based on aggregate of average marks scored in the previous semesters. The CM told the Vice Chancellors of the state’s universities, “The situation is not conducive to hold exams.” Everyone present in the meeting agreed.

Smoking, Spitting & Consumption of Tobacco in Public Spaces a major Punishable Offence: State Guidelines
In a bid to contain COVID-19, the Maharashtra State Government has, as of Saturday 30 May 2020 declared smoking, spitting, consumption of Tobacco a punishable offence, under the provisions of the Infection Diseases Act and Disaster Management Act. The legal ramifications for violators will range from six months to two years of Jail as per various sections of the Mumbai Police Act and the Indian Penal Code (IPC) or fine or both.

BMC ‘Death Committee’ Tasked to Look into a String COVID-19 Fatalities at Jogeshwari Trauma Care Centre
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) ‘Death Committee had, On Sunday, 31 May 2020, been asked to ascertain the causes of a series Coronavirus related deaths at its Jogeshwari Trauma Care Centre. The BMC also asked the State Task Force, comprising of top medical professionals, spearheaded by Dr Sanjay Oak to inspect the treatment protocol being followed at the hospital.

B-Wood Music Dir Wajid Khan No More
Renowned Bollywood music director Wajid Khan, of the Sajid-Wajid duo died today at the age of 43. Khan was suffering from kidney ailments for the past few years and was rushed to a Hospital in the city. Some suspect the music director had contracted COVID-19. Several celebrities took to social media to express their condolences. Singer Sonu Nigam took to Facebook and wrote “My brother Wajid left us.” The duo had begun their music career in 1998 with Salman Khan’s ‘Pyar Kiya Toh Darna Kya.’

4 Nurses Test Positive of COVID-19 at TMC’s Kalwa Hospital
The TMC’s Kalwa hospital witnesses another round of Coronavirus cases amongst its hospital staff, with four nurses testing positive for COVID-19. The hospital has recorded 28 COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The hospital has three isolation wards to take care of suspected Corona patients. As many as 9 of the hospital’s doctors have contracted the virus and been sent into quarantine.

Vice Computers

Global News

COVID-19: Russia Crosses the 4 Lac Mark; 3rd Highest in the World
There have been 9,268 new COVID-19 cases in Russia as of Sunday, 31 May 2020. This puts the total number of Coronavirus cases in Russia as high as 4,05,834, crossing the four-lakh mark. According to reports the total number of COVID-19 fatalities in the country is 4,693. Russian ranks number three in the list of countries with the highest number of COVID-19 cases across the globe.

Pak Minister Contracts COVID-19
Shehryar Afridi, Pakistan’s Minister for States and Frontier Regions (Saffron) and Narcotics Control, contracted COVID-19. The Minister Tweeted “I need prayers and blessings. May Allah almighty help save all my countrymen from the Pandemic.” There have been 69,496 cases of COVID-19 and 1,483 Coronavirus deaths in Pakistan so far, as of 31 May 2020.

George Floyd Killing: Hacktivist Group ‘Anonymous’ Threatens to Expose Police’s ‘Many Crimes’
Following the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, the International Hacktivist group ‘Anonymous’ uploaded a video on Facebook claiming that they (Hacker group) will expose the ‘many crimes’ of the United State Police. The video saw the Hacker group say, “Unfortunately, we do not trust your corrupt organisation to carry out justice.” The Minneapolis website was taken down earlier that day following a suspected attack by the hacktivist group, suspected to in retaliation to the killing of Floyd.
The Minneapolis Police Dept is currently under fire with mass demonstrations by protesters calling for Floyds justice. This development comes at a time the police in the states, have been facing severe backlash owing to multiple cases of police brutality over minorities throughout the country.

US May Consider Rejoining WHO
According to White House statement on Sunday, the United States of America will consider joining the World Health Organisation (WHO) “if it ends reliance on China,” and “ends corruption.”

Anti-Fascist Group ‘ANTIFA’ to Declared Terrorist Org; Tweets Us Prez Trump
In major development, United States President Donald Trump Tweeted that anti-fascist group ANTIFA will be designated as an official terrorist organisation. This proposed move comes amidst the backdrop of the mass protests in Minneapolis, in retaliation to the killing of George Floyd, a black man who lost his life on Monday in a incident of police brutality.

Two Pak Diplomats Asked to Leave India following Espionage Charges
Two Pakistani High Commission Officials have been asked to leave India on spying charges. Both Pakistani diplomats have been declared persona non grata after being caught by Indian Law enforcement authorities on grounds of spying.

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