Ebene Magazine – News headlines for February 22, 2021: Puducherry govt falls; alarming spike in COVID cases & other top news en

Ebene Magazine - News headlines for February 22, 2021: Puducherry govt falls; alarming spike in COVID cases & other top news en

New Delhi: The week started with a bang as the Puducherry Assembly floor test resulted in the fall of the Narayanasamy government, India registered 31 per cent more COVID cases compared to last week and a mega Uttar Pradesh Budget was announced. Below are the day’s biggest headlines:

A high drama unfolded in Puducherry on Monday as the V Narayanasamy-led Congress-DMK government failed to prove its majority in the Assembly and lost the trust vote. The CM alleged the Centre ‘undermined’ the UT government and ‘deprived’ it of funds as he submitted his resignation. The Congress-DMK alliance’s strength has dropped to 11 against the opposition’s 14 in the 33-member Assembly. Read More

With 14,199 fresh cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the total number of infected patients in the country has surpassed 11 million mark, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said on Monday. This was the fifth consecutive day when the country registered an increase in cases as compared to the previous day. The death toll due to the novel coronavirus has risen to 1,56,385 after 83 more people died on Sunday. The number of recoveries, too, surged to 97.22 per cent, meaning 1,06,99,410 people have recuperated from the virus. Among the states, Maharashtra has witnessed a significant spike in infections, reporting 6,971 new Covid-19 cases and 35 deaths in the last 24 hours alone. Read More

The Uttar Pradesh government led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday presented a Rs 5,50,270.78 crore budget for financial year 2021-22 in the state Assembly. Rs 101 crore has been allocated for the under-construction airport in Ayodhya which will be named ‘Maryada Purushottam Sriram Airport. Rs 100 crore has also been proposed for « Atma Nirbhar Krishak Samanvit Vikas Yojna ». Read More

Sensex falls for 5th day, ends 1,145 points lower, Nifty settles at 14,676; investor lose Rs 4 lakh crore

Indian equity markets ended lower for the fifth day in a row on Monday as investors rushed to book profit in recent gainers looking at weak global shares. The BSE Sensex fell 1,145.44 points or 2.25% to close below the 50,000 market at 49,744.32. The 50-share Nifty settled 306.05 points or 2.04% lower at 14,675.70. Today’s fall led to over Rs 4 lakh crore erosion in investors’ wealth as BSE market capitalisation closed at  Rs 199.88 lakh crore as compared to Rs 203.98 lakh crore on Friday. Read More

The Centre has reportedly initiated the process to give the green signal to foreign direct investment (FDI) proposals from China on a “case-by-case” basis, lifting curbs that were put in place to thwart opportunistic takeovers or acquisitions of Indian companies because of the coronavirus pandemic. To recap, the Department for the Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) in April issued guidelines mentioning that foreign investments from countries that share a border with India will need government approval from now on. Read More

Former national selector Sarandeep Singh recently opened up on the split captaincy debate between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. In an interview with a website, Sarandeep backed Kohli and said that he is the right choice to do the job in all 3 formats.

Sarandeep was part of the selection panel when there were talks of Rohit Sharma being handed the T20 captaincy. But the selection panel resisted the move. Read More

Bollywood actress Swara Bhasker replied to Kangana Ranaut’s tweet in which she responded to ex-Madhya Pradesh minister Sukhdev Panse’s ‘naachne gaane waali’ remark. While Swara strongly disagreed with Panse, she also said that Kangana worsened the matter by belittling Deepika Padukone and Alia Bhatt. « Sukhdev Panse said a stupid, sexist and totally condemnable thing.. Kangana.. you made it worse!, » Swara wrote. Read More

‘New Indian variants can cause reinfections,’ warns AIIMS Chief as Punjab tests COVID cases for mutant strains

Experts have found that a new coronavirus mutant strain has been detected in Amravati, Yavatmal, and Aloka,  all in the Vidarbha region in the eastern part of Maharashtra. Other states such as Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, and Punjab have been witnessing a spike in COVID cases, and Punjab is likely to test COVID positive cases for the new mutations. All India Institute of Medical Sciences Director, Dr Randeep Guleria has warned about the risk of reinfections due to the mutations and has also said that achieving herd immunity in India may be difficult. Read More

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