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India Suspends All Visas For A Month Over Coronavirus Scare

The government suspends all Indian visas in the wake of spread of coronavirus spread in the country and the World Health Organization declaring it a pandemic. All existing visas — except diplomatic, official, UN/International organisations, employment and project visas — will be suspended till April 15.

The visa suspension will come into effect from 1200 GMT on 13th March 2020 at the port of departure. Earlier the visa facility was partially suspended from the COVID-19 nations.

Highlights of the news

• The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. It means that it has affected the globe and infected a large number of people.

• The government communique related to visa suspension reads that visa free travel facility granted to OCI card holders is kept in abeyance till 15 April 2020.

• It also said that all incoming travellers from COVID-19 nations after February 15, would be kept in quarantine for a minimum of 14 days.

• International traffic through land borders will be directed to designated check posts with robust screening facility.

• India has a total of 67 confirmed coronavirus cases. Fresh … Read the rest

India Had A Total Of 58 Coronavirus Cases On Tuesday

With 11 fresh cases of coronavirus were reported from Kerala and Karnataka, the total number of coronavirus cases in India reached to 58 on Tuesday. Meanwhile the central government airlifted 58 Indians from Iran, one of the worst-hit by the outbreak.

Highlights of the big story

• The evacuation from Iran was the second in two weeks by Indian Air Force’s larges military aircraft, C-17 Globemaster.

• Kerala has shut its cinema halls down till March 31 in the wake of 12 new cases in three days.

• 8 new cases were reported from Bengaluru, Delhi, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Punjab and Pune.

• The 63-year-old woman from Jammu and Kashmir with a travel history to Iran was among the two cases that were declared “high viral load cases”.

• Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said that over 8.74 lakh passengers coming from foreign countries had been screened. Also, the cruise ships are prevented to dock at Indian ports.

• Billions of dollars were wiped off global markets including domestic market on Monday.

• The Manipur government closed … Read the rest

Coronavirus Shows Signs Of Slowing In China But It Is Increasing Outside China

While the coronavirus is still a major health issue in other countries, China reported a slump in the number of new infections and death in more than a month on Tuesday. Recently, three residents of a nursing care facility near Seattle died of coronavirus infection.

China records lowest number of coronavirus infections

There were only 125 confirmed cases and 31 coronavirus deaths in the last 24 hours in China. And it is the lowest figure of officially confirmed coronavirus cases since January, when Xi Jinping issued his first public orders on coronavirus.

In Hubei Province, 2,410 coronavirus patients were released from medical facilities. Hubei is the area where the epidemic erupted and took enormous form. China restricted movement of 700 million people in order to contain the infection. But experts warned that the real test of coronavirus will be when China frees its citizens from the lockdown state.

Coronavirus outside China

South Korea had a total of 4,800 confirmed cases on Monday. It saw the second largest outbreak after China. In Europe, the people were warned to prepare for a bigger outbreak of coronavirus. In Iran that was the … Read the rest

Delhi Pro And Anti-CAA Violence: 13 Dead, 150 Injured And CBSE Exams Postponed

Delhi violence by pro and anti-CAA protestors left 13 people killed and more than 150 including a child injured. Armed mobs had a free run in the northeast Delhi just 15 km from the US President Donal Trump and his family. There were stones and glasses strewn on the streets and people were sitting behind closed doors.

Delhi police was criticized for delayed action that led to loss of life and property of the people. Also, CBSE had to postpone the board exams to be held in affected areas. Delhi police responded with brute force. Also, the National Security Advisor AjitDoval visited the office of Deputy Commissioner of Police, Northeast Delhi to take stock of the situation.

Highlights of the event

  1. The Union Home Ministry said ruled out calling in the army saying that the situation was under control and there was adequate police force to control the mob.
  2. But Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik first contradicted the ministry’s claim by saying that there was lack of force but later he gave another statement saying that police have full support of ministry.
  3. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal along with Deputy CM
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A Kerala Groom Comes On A Camel Holding Anti-CAA Placards And Gifts Constitution In Meher

In Kerala, a bridegroom led his marriage party holding a placard with anti-CAA slogan. The incident was reported from Thiruvananthapuram. The groom was Haja Hussain and he was a riding a camel with anti-CAA placard in his hands.

A bridegroom protested against CAA

Haja Hussain, the bridegroom, arrived at the wedding venue in Vazhimukku about 20 km from Thiruvananthapuram with anti-CAA placards in his hands. He was riding on a camel and accompanied by his friends and relatives in large numbers. The placard in his hands read “Reject CAA, Boycott NRC and NPR”.

Protesting CAA

Haja Hussain said that he opposed CAA and chose to highlight his protest in a unique way. Finally, he decided to go to the groom’s house protesting against CAA. But it wasn’t all. He had more plans to show his protest. He would give his wife a copy of the Constitution of India in addition to the Meher. In Muslim wedding, bridegrooms give gold of money to bride. It is a tradition called Meher in Islam.

Haja Hussain is a local businessman and like many other people, he is also opposed to the controversial … Read the rest

Valentine’s Day Week: Know What To Gift On Which Day

The Valentine’s Week begins on 7th February with Rose Day celebrations but people wait for this week all the year. Valentine’s Day falls on 14th February but the celebrations continue for entire week starting February 7. It is called Valentine’s Week.

Valentine’s Week – Dates and things to do

This week is all about friendship, love and gifts. It is an occasion and an opportunity to make friends, express your love and enjoy the excitement of giving and receiving gifts. If you are confused about dates and gifts then this Valentine’s calendar would help.

It begins with Rose Day on 7th February; On 8th February, it would be Propose Day; On February 9, you celebrate Chocolate Day and on 10th February comes the Teddy Day.

Rose Day, 7 February:Begin the celebrations with gifting beautiful roses to each other. You can buy rose flowers for your friends.

Propose Day, 8 February: Your rose would carry the message of love and make it easier for you to express your love before that special person.

Chocolate Day, 9 February: With the rose gift accepted and love expressed, its … Read the rest