The increasing spread of Coronavirus has shut down the major industries in India. The Indian Government has announced a stimulus package close to 20 lakh crore for the poor, but the efficient implementation and distribution of the money remains to be seen. Cases crossed 70,000 on 11 May 2020, increasing from 60,000 in just a matter of 2 days.
The impact in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar has been monumental due to the displacement of lakhs of migrants. This is the current Uttar Pradesh Hindi news.
Recent attempts of running special trains have borne some fruit as the first batches of migrants are safely returning home. Recently, a freak train accident killed 16 laborers who were sleeping on the railway tracks. Accentuating the dire situation in India was a gas leak in Vizag, which ended up killing more than ten people.
The heavy lockdowns imposed in several parts of North India, combined with the introduction of rapid testing measures, leave some hope for improvement of the situation. Till now, the state of UP has just over 3,100 cases with over 60 coronavirus-related casualties, the most coming from the district of Agra. The ray of hope lies in the fact that over 1,250 people have already recovered from the disease. Yogi Adityanath has announced a relief package, and his directives are to look after the immediate needs of the poor.
In Noida, there has been an increase in the number of people affected. More than 100 people have been admitted to hospitals in the past two days. This is the latest Noida news.
Here are some tips to protect yourself amid this pandemic:
- Practice social distancing norms given by Government
- Do not touch your hands, nose, and eyes
- Wash your hands frequently, preferably once every hour
Bollywood was shocked by the sudden demise of two of the greatest stalwarts, Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor. There were moving tributes given by Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor, and Alia Bhatt, with retrospectives being carried out on major foreign news channels in Hollywood and across the world. This is the trending local news. Irrfan Khan, best known for his effortless acting skills in Piku and Life of Pi, had a successful career, which started with the enormous hit Salaam Bombay directed by Mira Nair.
Rishi Kapoor’s versatile acting and his playful exuberance in Karz, Bobby, made him a brilliant actor who continued to commit himself in challenging roles till the end of his life, seen in films like 102 Not Out.
A controversy arose regarding a series aired on Netflix, Hasmukh, starring Vir Das, with legal notices served and the matter being taken up in the High Court to flag the objectionable content. The Delhi High Court, on the grounds of freedom of liberty, did not allow the serial to be taken off Netflix and clarified that satire could be used to depict the view of society that Vir Das wants to portray.