With colleges for sophistication 9 and ten and pre-university schools in Karnataka opening from August 23, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai requested his Cupboard colleagues to go to the campuses to encourage academics and college students.
Indian naval ship Shakti carrying 100 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen reached Sri Lanka on August 22 to assist the island nation fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
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India sees single-day rise of 25,072 new Covid instances, lowest in 160 days
India noticed a single-day rise of 25,072 new COVID-19 instances, the bottom in 160 days, whereas energetic instances declined to three,33,924, comprising 1.03 per cent of the overall infections, the bottom since March 2020, in response to the Union well being ministry knowledge up to date on Monday.
The tally of COVID-19 instances has elevated to three,24,49,306. whereas the demise toll has climbed to 4,34,756 with 389 day by day fatalities, in response to the info up to date at 8 am.
The energetic instances have declined to three,33,924, the bottom in 155 days, whereas the nationwide COVID-19 restoration price has elevated to 97.63 per cent, the very best since March 2020, the well being ministry mentioned.
A discount of 19,474 instances has been recorded within the complete variety of energetic COVID-19 instances in a span of 24 hours. – PTI
APSRTC to renew providers from Chittoor area to Tamil Nadu
The APSRTC will resume bus providers to varied locations in Tamil Nadu from the depots of Chittoor area from Monday, after a four-month lull because of COVID-19 lockdown.
Deputy Chief Site visitors Supervisor (Chittoor) M. Bhaskar mentioned that in Chittoor division, 61 bus providers would resume operations to Chennai, Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Krishnagiri, Gudiyattam and different locations.
The resumption of bus providers from the Chittoor area to Tamil Nadu was a lot awaited as 1000’s of devotees from the northwestern districts of Tamil Nadu attain Tirumala on RTC buses, after alighting at Vellore, Chennai and different locations.
Equally, a whole lot of devotees from Chennai and different elements of Tami Nadu go to the Srikalahasti temple. – Employees Reproter
SETC buses to be operated to Bengaluru, Tirupati
With the Tamil Nadu authorities permitting inter-State bus operations to Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh as a part of the brand new relaxations in COVID-19 lockdown, the State Specific Transport Company (SETC) introduced that buses can be operated from Coimbatore to Bengaluru and Tirupati from Monday.
An SETC official in Coimbatore mentioned on Sunday that eight buses can be operated to Bengaluru from Monday. “These buses have been beforehand operated until Hosur when the inter-State bus operations have been restricted,” he mentioned. For Tirupati, three SETC buses from Coimbatore and one bus from Tiruppur can be operated from Monday, the official mentioned. All of the buses can be operated in adherence to the COVID-19 security protocols, he mentioned. – Employees Reproter
Greater than 300 colleges reopen in Mizoram
Greater than 300 colleges in COVID-19 free areas in Mizoram have been allowed to reopen for the brand new educational session 2021-2022, an official of the Faculty Training division mentioned.
The brand new COVID-19 pointers issued by the state authorities on August 8 had allowed the re-opening of faculties in areas outdoors the Aizawl Municipal Company’s jurisdiction the place there isn’t a coronavirus case, the official mentioned on Sunday. PTI
Railways suffered ₹36,000 cr. loss throughout pandemic, says Union Minister Raosaheb Danve
Union Minister Raosaheb Danve on Sunday mentioned the Railways had suffered losses to the tune of ₹36,000 crore through the novel coronavirus pandemic, and termed items trains as the true income mills for the nationwide transporter.
“The passenger practice section all the time runs into losses. Since growing the ticket fares impacts the passengers, we can’t achieve this. In the course of the pandemic, the Railways suffered losses of ₹36,000 crore,” he mentioned.
“Solely items trains generate income. In the course of the pandemic, these trains performed an necessary function in carrying items and offering aid to individuals,” the Minister added.
Idol makers stare at monetary misery for a second 12 months
With the federal government ordering a ban on large-scale gatherings forward of Gowri-Ganesha festivals, idol makers are going through monetary misery for a second consecutive 12 months. Previous to the pandemic, shopkeepers within the busy lanes of Malleswaram and different elements of town would have already stocked up on idols in numerous hues, and brought orders and advances from prospects. However with fears of a 3rd wave, and the federal government’s ban on cultural gatherings, shopkeepers haven’t procured any Ganesha or Gowri idols to date, although Ganesh Chaturthi is lower than 20 days away.
State will increase testing to maintain take a look at positivity price below 2%
With Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai making it clear final week that restrictions should be re-imposed and college reopening should be delay in districts the place the take a look at positivity price (TPR) is above 2%, district authorities at the moment are below stress to extend day by day testing.
This has been elevated, particularly within the border districts, and day by day assessments at the moment are ranging between 1.5 lakh to 1.79 lakh in Karnataka. Whereas 1.79 lakh assessments have been carried out on August 18, 1.76 lakh, 1.73 and 1.57 lakh assessments have been carried out on August 19, 20 and 21, respectively.
Lockdowns can’t go on perpetually, says Australia PM Scott Morrison
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison mentioned on Monday, August 23, 2021, the nation should start to ease strict COVID-19 restrictions as soon as vaccination charges enhance, with over half of all Australians enduring weeks-long lockdowns to curb Delta outbreaks.
“(Lockdowns) can’t go on perpetually. This isn’t a sustainable method to reside on this nation,” Mr. Morrison mentioned throughout a televised media convention in Canberra.
New Zealand’s Delta outbreak tops 100 instances
New Zealand on August 23 reported 35 new instances of COVID-19, taking the overall variety of infections in its present outbreak to 107.
The well being ministry mentioned in a press release that 33 new instances are in Auckland and two are within the capital Wellington. REUTERS
Jammu and Kashmir
J&Ok admin publicizes resumption of ‘Block Diwas’ with ceiling of 25 individuals
Retaining a lot of the Covid-containment measures, together with the evening curfew, the Jammu and Kashmir State Govt Committee (SEC) introduced the resumption of the “Block Diwas” throughout the Union Territory on August 23 with a ceiling of 25 individuals.
It additionally mentioned it could think about a phased reopening of the academic establishments which have achieved 100% vaccination of the workers and college students.
In an order issued after an in depth evaluate of the COVID-19 state of affairs with a deal with the overall variety of weekly new instances (per 10 lakh individuals), the positivity price, mattress occupancy, the case fatality price and the vaccination protection of the focused inhabitants, Chief Secretary A Ok Mehta mentioned there’s a must proceed with the prevailing Covid-containment measures in all of the districts in view of an uneven development within the variety of day by day instances. PTI
BJP MLA says he’ll defy COVID-19 guidelines for Ganesh Chaturthi
MLA and BJP chief Basanagouda Patil Yatnal has mentioned he’ll defy restrictions towards Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations as they have been ‘unscientific and selectively targetting Hindus’ .
He introduced in a gathering of officers that he would additionally not observe the COVID-19 restrictions of weekend and evening curfews.
“The Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police are right here. I’m asserting that I can’t observe the restrictions. What are you able to do? On the most, you’ll be able to shoot me,” he mentioned.