Today's News in Five: 29 May 2020

'The Watchdog News' curates and brings five of today's top news stories. Read on to stay informed.


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Today's News in Five: 29 May 2020

1) Class 6 Student Found Hanging; Boredom during Lockdown Drove 12 YO to Suicide

Boredom Suicide

A 12-year-old Mira Road resident committed suicide, as he was not allowed to leave his home owing to the lockdown protocol in the city. The sixth standard student hung himself from his ceiling fan at around 7:00 am on, 25 May 2020. The victim’s parents saw him hanging and rushed the minor to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.

According to the victim’s father, the deceased had shown no signs of depression, however had found that he had wrote a message to his friend on WhatsApp about being bored at home, shortly before his death.

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2) 254 Cases of Assaults on Policemen

Powai Cops on patrol during lockdown

Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh issued a statement on Friday in which he said that more than 25,000 arrests have been made during the lockdown. There have been 254 incidents of assault against policemen, for which 833 arrests have been made.

The arrests have been made under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The police have also seized 76,076 vehicles, collecting Rs 5.79 crores worth of fines from the violators. 1,323 cases have been registered for illegal transport during the lockdown.

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3) 2,211 Cops Contract COVID-19; 25 Succumb to Virus

Police COVID 19
25 state police personnel have lost their lives to COVID-19

The Maharashtra State Police department have remained on the frontlines of the country’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and have borne the brunt of the virus. According to reports, 2211 police personnel have contracted the Coronavirus while 25 state police personnel have lost their lives to COVID-19.

4) Palghar Dist. Collector Issues Warning to Farmers on Impending Locust Threat

Locusts in Mumbai
Locusts: An Impending Threat for Farmers

Following a swarm of locusts entering the eastern side of Maharashtra through the Amravati District, after wreaking havoc on crop fields in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, Palghar District Collector Kailash Shinde issued a warning to farmers, on Friday, about the potential of a locust threat to their crops. The collector advised farmers in the region to spray insecticides in the farms to fervent crop damage.

5) UV Disinfection Facilities Dev at WNC

Naval Dockyard UV Bay
UV Disinfection facility 

Naval Dockyard (Mumbai) has manufactured a UV sanitisation bay to meet emerging sanitation requirements once workers resume work. The UV bay will be utilised for decontamination of tools, clothes, and other miscellaneous items, to control spread of the coronavirus.

The challenging task required ingenuity to convert a large common room into a UV bay by fabrication of aluminium sheets electrical arrangements for UV-C lighting.

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Today's News in Five: 28 May, 2020
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Today's News in Five: 28 May, 2020

From a 36-day-old baby beating COVID-19, to the BMC preparing to install 1.5 Lac beds by mid-June, 'The Watchdog News' curates and brings five of today's top news stories. Read on to stay informed.

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UV Sanitation Facilities Dev at Western Naval Command

Naval Dockyard (Mumbai) has manufactured a UV sanitisation bay to meet this emerging requirement. The UV bay will be utilised for decontamination of tools, clothes and other miscellaneous items, to control spread of the coronavirus.


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