Day: May 9, 2021

Elon Musk shows humility and hubris as ‘SNL’ host

Elon Musk showed a combination of humility and hubris as he opened his highly anticipated hosting gig on “Saturday Night Live.” The 49-year-old Tesla CEO, SpaceX founder and one of the world’s richest men opened his monologue by mocking his monotonal speaking style, saying no one can tell […]

UK variant accounts for 70% of COVID cases in Pakistan -researcher

A coronavirus variant first discovered in the United Kingdom now accounts for up to 70% of COVID-19 infections across Pakistan, a research centre studying the disease in the country said on Saturday. The country has imposed strict nationwide restrictions in the lead up to the Muslim festival of […]

India’s daily COVID-19 deaths near record, calls for nationwide lockdown mount

India’s COVID-19 deaths rose by more than 4,000 for a second consecutive day on Sunday as calls for a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the virus mounted. India’s health ministry reported 4,092 fatalities over the past 24 hours, taking the overall death toll to 242,362. New […]

Chinese rocket debris lands in Indian Ocean, draws criticism from NASA

Remnants of China’s biggest rocket landed in the Indian Ocean on Sunday, with most of its components destroyed upon re-entry into the atmosphere, ending days of speculation over where the debris would hit but drawing U.S. criticism over lack of transparency. The coordinates given by Chinese state media, […]

Centre releases Rs. 8923.8 crore to Panchayats in 25 States

Release of grant advanced in view of COVID-19 pandemic DELHI, MAY 9: The Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance,yesterday released an amount of Rs. 8,923.8 crore to 25 States for providing grants to the Rural Local Bodies (RLBs). The grants are meant for all the three tiers of Panchayati Raj […]


DELHI, MAY 9: The IAF is operating a Covid Air Support Management Cell (CASMC) at Palam Air Base since 27 Apr 21. The primary task of the cell is to efficiently coordinate for the distribution of all the relief aid coming from foreign countries.              The cell is operational […]

Global Aid including 14 Oxygen Plants and more than 3 L Remdesivir Vials proactively cleared and rushed to States/UTs to combat COVID-19

India’s Vaccination Coverage nearly 17 Crore More than 17.8 lakh beneficiaries of age group 18-44 Vaccinated On a continuous uphill trajectory, over 3.8 Lakh Recoveries in the last 24 hours DELHI, MAY 9: The global community is extending a helping hand to support India’s efforts to meet the […]

Himanta Biswa Sarma to be next Assam CM

Guwahati, May 9: North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma has been unanimously elected as the leader of the BJP Legislature Party on Sunday and consequently will soon be invited to form government as the Chief Minister of the state, central observer and Union Agricultural Minister Narendra […]