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WHO says Brazil should reconsider Copa America host role if it can’t manage risks

Top World Health Organization emergencies official Mike Ryan, when asked about Brazil hosting the Copa America soccer tournament, said on Monday that he would advise any country undertaking mass gathering be extremely careful to manage risks.

Powerful iOS 15, new MacBook Pros and more at Apple WWDC21

As Apple gets prepared to kick-off its annual developer conference from June 7-11, fans can expect some cool and exciting features across the portfolio, and all eyes are on the top-of-the-line iOS 15, likely new MacBook Pro devices and other announcements.

At least 20 people killed in lightning strikes in three districts of south Bengal: State disaster management official

Hyatt shuts down Hyatt Regency Mumbai temporarily

American multinational hospitality chain Hyatt Hotels & Resorts has temporarily shut down its Hyatt Regency hotel in Mumbai, citing non-payment of dues from Indian owner Asian Hotels (West), in what could be the first visible, public acknowledgement of the stress being faced by established global hotel chains in India post the second Covid-19 wave.

Franklin Templeton barred from launching new schemes

In a big development, the Securities and Exchange Board of India has banned Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund from launching new debt mutual fund schemes for the next two years. Sebi communicated this via the final order in the investigation in the shutting down off six debt mutual funds.

The Prime Minister has announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each from the PMNRF for the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to a fire at an industrial unit in Pune, Maharashtra. Rs. 50,000 would be provided to those injured

103 people have died so far due to Black Fungus in Andhra Pradesh: Official

Update: 12 workers, mostly women, killed and five others missing after major fire at chemical firm in Pune district, say officials

An Indian Air Force Advanced Light Helicopter Dhruv today made a hard landing at a forward helipad near Daulat Beg Oldi landing strip in eastern Ladakh

The two pilots and the technician on board are safe: IAF spokesperson

6,384 cases of black fungus infection have been reported and 523 have lost their lives to the infection in Maharashtra: State Health Department

Facebook names Spoorthi Priya as grievance officer for India on website

Centre issues SOPs for vaccination of persons undertaking international travel for educational purposes, or employment opportunities, or as part of India’s contingent for Tokyo Olympic games

At least 25 killed in Pakistan train crash: State media

Natural immunity boosters more effective than pharmacological ones, says Union Minister Jitendra Singh

8 passengers including 3 suffered major injuries after Vistara’s Mumbai-Kolkata flight hit turbulence. The 3 passengers with major injuries shifted to a local hospital in Kolkata: Kolkata Airport Director

Tata Digital to invest USD 75 million in Curefit Healthcare: Company statement

7 dead and 10 missing in massive fire incident at a company in Pune

Maharashtra | 7 dead and 10 missing in massive fire incident at a company in Ghotawade Phata, Pune. Out of 37 on-duty employees, 20 have been rescued: Fire Department

Salman Khan files application before court in Mumbai demanding that contempt action be initiated against actor Kamaal R Khan for continuing to make defamatory remarks despite an undertaking not to do so

Salman had filed defamation complaint against KRK over his review of ‘Radhe’

BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya says Madhya Pradesh will continue to run under leadership of CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

After meeting with administration, all our demands have been accepted. Cases will be withdrawn. One person, who is still in jail, will be freed after formalities. Protest is over here. We’ll go back to Delhi to fight against farm laws

– BKU leader Rakesh Tikait in Tohana, Haryana

28,252 cases of mucormycosis have so far been reported from 28 states/UTs in country: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur called on Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi today

He requested the Union Minister to provide financial assistance to the state as recommended by the 15th Finance Commission: State government

Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer S lnbasekar appointed as the next high commissioner of India to the Independent State of Papua New Guinea: MEA

Vice Admiral Rajesh Pendharkar, AVSM, VSM has assumed charge as Director General Naval Operations, earlier today.

No heatwave conditions are expected over the country during the next 5 days: IMD

Heavy rains forecast: Maharashtra CM directs state admin to stay alert

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray directs state administration to stay alert and be prepared to tackle any eventuality in the wake of forecast of heavy rains in Mumbai and other coastal areas of state during this week

Maharashtra CM flags off 10 all-terrain vehicles of Mumbai Police

Delegation of Maha govt to meet PM Modi tomorrow

A delegation of Maharashtra government led by CM Uddhav Thackeray and Deputy CM Ajit Pawar will meet PM Modi in Delhi tomorrow. They will discuss issues like Maratha reservation, OBC reservation and cyclone relief: State Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on fuel prices:

“Prices of petroleum products have gone up. The main reason is that price of crude oil has gone over USD 70 (per barrel) in the international market. This negatively impacts consumers here, as India imports 80 percent of its oil requirement.”

Mehul Choksi in his complaint says, ‘8-10 men who claimed to be from Antiguan Police beat me mercilessly’

Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi in his complaint to Antiguan Police:

  • 8-10 men who claimed to be from Antiguan Police beat me mercilessly. I was barely conscious. They took my phone, watch and wallet. They told me that they didn’t want to rob me & returned my money.
  • Over the past year, I have been on friendly terms with Barbara Jabarica. On May 23, she asked me to pick her up at her house. When I went there, 8-10 men appeared from all the entrances and beat me mercilessly.
  • When I was being beaten up, Jabarica didn’t even attempt to help me or assist in any other way by calling for help from outside; manner in which Jabarica conducted herself clearly points that she was an integral part of this entire scheme to kidnap me.

Puducherry government cancels Class 12 board exams

West Bengal state board exams for Class 10 and Class 12 have been cancelled: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

Maharashtra: ‘Four days of heavy rains’

Meteorological Department has warned of four days of heavy rains in all districts of the Konkan region including Mumbai. The CM has instructed all agencies to be ready and vigilant. He said that NDRF and SDRF units should be deployed where necessary: Maharashtra CMO

Landslide blocks Rishikesh-Gangotri highway

  • A landslide occurred on Tuesday morning near Sungad in Uttarakhand, blocking the Rishikesh-Gangotri national highway which leads to the Sino-India border, officials said.
  • The landslide has cut off Gangotri and around 11 villages on way to the Himalayan temple, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) officials said.
  • Efforts are on to clear the road and restore traffic on the route, they said.

BJP to hold demonstrations across Rajasthan against suspension of Jaipur GMC Mayor

  • The Rajasthan government has suspended the Jaipur Greater Municipal Corporation mayor and three councilors for allegedly misbehaving with the local body’s commissioner, drawing flak from the BJP which has decided to hold statewide demonstrations against the action.
  • The Congress government has also decided to conduct a judicial inquiry in the matter.
  • The alleged incident happened on Friday when the commissioner, Yagya Mitra Singh Deo, had gone to the mayor’s chamber to attend a meeting on a matter related to the company engaged in door-to-door garbage collection.

Delhi HC refuses to stay order allowing private schools to collect annual, development charges from students for period after lockdown ended

HC seeks reply of association representing over 450 private schools on appeals of AAP government, students against single judge order

The World Bank has approved a $500 million program to support the Government of India’s nationwide initiative to revitalize the MSME sector

Nepal PM Oli says ‘misunderstandings’ with India resolved

  • In a recent interview to BBC Hindi Service, Nepal’s embattled Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli accepted the fact that once, there were misunderstandings between the two neighbours. However, he did not elaborate on those issues.
  • Oli, in a televised address to the nation last month, said that the outstanding issues relating to the border issue with India will be resolved through diplomatic channels on the basis of historical accords, maps and factual documents.
  • He told BBC: “Yes, there were misunderstandings at one time, but now those misunderstandings are gone. We should not be stuck in past misunderstandings but move forward looking at the future”.

Anti-encroachment drive conducted on land belonging to Vadapalani Murugan Temple

Deadline extended for uploading of CBSE class 12 assessment marks

The last date for uploading the marks of practical/internal assessment for Class 12 exams extended to 28th June. Schools with pending practical/ internal assessment are permitted to conduct them in online mode only: CBSE

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address the nation at 5 PM today, 7th June.

Al-Qaeda chief is somewhere between Afghan, Pakistan: UN report

  • A significant part of the Al-Qaeda leadership resides in the Afghanistan and Pakistan region, including the group’s leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, who is “probably alive but too frail to be featured in propaganda,” according to a United Nations report.
  • The findings on the status of Taliban-controlled and contested districts were presented last week by the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team. The 18 member states report, issued last Friday, said that large numbers of Al-Qaeda fighters and other foreign extremist elements aligned with the Taliban are located in various parts of Afghanistan.

Dilip Kumar is on oxygen support: Doctor

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar is on oxygen support, not on a ventilator. He is stable. We are waiting for few test results to perform pleural aspiration: Dr Jalil Parkar, the pulmonologist treating the actor at Mumbai’s PD Hinduja Hospital

Jharkhand HC orders to prepare a fresh merit list

Jharkhand High Court cancels the merit list of the 6th Jharkhand Public Service Commission & orders to prepare a fresh merit list in 8 weeks. The court also directs the State govt to identify the officials responsible for the mistake in the merit list and take action against them

Former Karnataka Minister Prof. Mumtaz Ali Khan passes away

Former Karnataka Minister Prof. Mumtaz Ali Khan passed away on Monday at his city residence, due to age-related ailments, sources close to him said. He was 94 and is survived by his wife and a daughter. Khan had served as Minister for Minority Affairs, Haj and Wakf during the previous BJP government led by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa in 2008.

80% of Hong Kong schools say guidelines under national security law hard to implement

  • Out of 218 schools polled, a little more than half of the kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, were ready to teach national education, South China Morning Post reported.
  • “We noticed that almost 80 per cent of the schools said there is a certain level of difficulty in teaching national security education,” said Tong Sau-chai, Shine Tak Foundation’s vice-chairman. “And of course there is also a portion (of teachers) who are worried they may be teaching the wrong thing,” he added.
  • This comes as schools in Hong Kong are facing a steady exodus of students in the wake of draconian security law that ushered in a citywide crackdown on public criticism of the authorities, the Voice of America (VOA) reported citing data from a major teachers’ union.

WB Guv denies TMC allegation, says OSDs in personal staff not relatives

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday refuted Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra’s allegation that he has appointed relatives as officers on special duty in his personal staff. Dhankhar said that the appointees hail from three states and are not part of his close family. He further said that Moitra’s allegation aims to divert attention from the alarming law and order situation in West Bengal.

Markets, malls reopen in Delhi on odd-even basis

  • Jolted by the devastating second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the national capital moved slowly towards normal life as markets and malls reopened after nearly two months on Monday morning.
  • The Delhi Metro, the lifeline of the city, also resumed service with 50 per cent seating capacity and nearly half of its train fleet running from early morning.
  • Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, in a tweet, appealed to people to follow COVID-19 guidelines amid the unlocking process in the national capital.
  • Police and the district administration have formed teams to ensure no Covid norms are broken as the markets, malls and complexes reopen from 10 am to 8 pm.

Unlock: Gyms & salons in Pune re-opened today

BCCI and ICC engage in meeting to discuss road ahead

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and International Cricket Council (ICC) met on Sunday to discuss the future of the upcoming T20 World Cup slated to be played later this year.
  • While the World Cup is scheduled to be held in India in October-November, the BCCI is also looking at other options like UAE which had successfully hosted the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) last year.

Petrol and Diesel prices

  • The prices of petrol & diesel in Delhi are at Rs 93.31 per litre and Rs 86.22 per litre respectively today
  • Petrol & diesel prices per litre – Rs 101.52 & Rs 93.58 in Mumbai, Rs 96.71 & 90.92 in Chennai, Rs 95.28 & Rs 89.07 in Kolkata

New York Film Academy inks MoU with Chandigarh University

  • World’s leading and renowned film school New York Film Academy (NYFA) today signed an academic MoU with Chandigarh University Gharuan.
  • As a part of agreement, Indian students can now pursue globally recognized Under-Graduate 3 years degree in Film Making from New York Film Academy by studying first year of the program at Chandigarh University while studying the remaining two years at the New York Academy, USA.

China hosts Southeast Asian ministers as it competes with US

  • China is hosting foreign ministers from 10 Southeast Asian nations this week amid heightened competition between Beijing and Washington for influence in the region.
  • Chinese state media said the meeting Tuesday in the southwestern megacity of Chongqing will cover issues from restoring tourism and other economic exchanges battered by COVID-19, to more coordinated efforts in fighting the pandemic and the feasibility of creating a vaccine passport to allow freer travel among them.
  • Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is also expected to meet separately with each of his counterparts on the sidelines of the conference.

Moody’s says China’s strong rebound broadens amid rising risks

Strong rebound has become broad-based and recovery will continue throughout 2021 —Moody’s

Delhi records 26 degrees Celsius minimum temperature, light rains expected in evening

China May trade surplus with U.S. at $31.78 bln

China’s trade surplus with the United States stood at $31.78 billion in May, Reuters calculations based on Chinese customs data showed on Monday, up from a $28.11 billion surplus in April.

Trains collide in Pak, atleast 30 dead

At least 30 people died and several sustained injuries as Sir Syed Express train collided with Millat Express between Reti and Daharki railway stations in Ghotki, reports Pakistan’s ARY News

S&P revises Australia outlook to stable from negative on ‘swift economic recovery’

Climate change increases extreme rainfall, chance of floods: Experts

  • Climate experts at the Newcastle University warn that, without urgent action, climate change will continue to cause an increase in the intensity of extreme rainfall that can lead to severe flooding.
  • An international research team have concluded that increases in extreme rainfall and associated flooding are projected to continue as global temperatures continue to rise. Efforts to limit warming to +1.5C will help limit changes in extreme rainfall, though some societal adaptations will still be required.



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