Random testing on the Delhi-Noida border results in three positives on Day 1

Delhi Covid

Random COVID-19 testing on the Delhi-Noida border found three citizens, traveling from Noida to Delhi, as positive for the virus. This was the first day of the random testing for coronavirus on the Delhi-Noida border. Around 165 tests based on rapid antigen technology were carried out on two locations of Delhi-Noida cross-line. Eleven samples were tested to be positive, out of which three samples were of people entering Noida from the capital. Whereas, at the DND flyway, total eighty-one samples were tested and one sample tested positive. At the cross-line…

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Maharashtra in grave danger as overall Covid-19 cases outnumber China’s


If there is one state in India where Coronvirus has evidently wreaked most havoc, it is Maharashtra. No other state shows as many cases as just Maharashtra does. This raises concerns about what strategies are being implemented and what has been going wrong in Maharashtra to have led to this situation.  While the Coronavirus case in India, as a whole, has crossed the 250,000 mark on Monday, Maharashtra alone has 85000 of those numbers. These latest numbers have been released by the Ministry of Health as per which there are…

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Airlines functional once again, as Indians collectively feel on cloud Nine

Indian Airlines

For the span of over two months, traveling anywhere in the country was deemed practically impossible. However, with eased out lockdowns now being implemented in India, the airlines are functional once again, providing respite to thousands of Indians stuck in various parts of the nation.  The Civil Aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri praised the resumption of air travel in India by tweeting live images of the air traffic in the Indian skies.  The tweet read: “Indians soar in the skies again! A beautiful live capture from #FlightRadar24 shows how our…

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Major European countries open up restaurants, cafes as they aim for a return to normalcy.


After being shut for over two months, Italian restaurants and churches opened up to the masses on Monday morning. Greece also welcomed its visitors back to the Acropolis and Spain opened up for tourists to return in summer as these major European nations aim to ease lockdowns.  People got to glimpse back into normalcy as they got to sip their freshly made cappuccinos and espressos from their favorite restaurants, without disregarding social distancing norms. This effort by European nations was summed up as an effort undertaken with “calculated risk” according…

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IRCTC back on track as rail bookings begin nationwide


The nation has been on a complete lockdown since the end of March and people have been in despair ever since. And while there happens to be no significant fall in the number of cases per day, what is continuously taking a toll is the nation’s economy.  To get things up and running, the government of India finally decided to begin rail services across the country. The railways will run 15 pairs of trains which means there will be a total of 30 return journey. This would begin Tuesday onwards…

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Big fat Indian weddings to thin down as MHA announces new guidelines.

Big Fat Indian Wedding

Lockdown 3.0 has brought in a wave of relief for those couples who could not wait for their wedlock. Couples waited in anticipation for this moment all their lives and the pandemic has incurred quite some losses to these families. However, the good news now is that the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has announced new guidelines. According to these revised guidelines, weddings can take place with a maximum occupancy of 50 attendees. This positive news on behalf of the government has brought in a wave of relief. While there…

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