TNI Morning News Headlines – April 20, 2021


Odisha News

➡️ Odisha reports 4761 Covid-19 cases including 2785 quarantine and 1976 local contact cases in 24 hours. Total positive cases now stand at 377464 including 347637 recoveries, 27821 active cases and 1,917 deaths.

➡️ 5 new COVID-19 deaths reported today including 3 from Nuapada, 1 each from Rayagada & Kendujhar. With this, the Covid-19 death toll in Odisha has gone up to 1,953.

➡️ Odisha reported  single-day spike of 4761 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday including 2785 have been reported from quarantine centres while 1976 are local contacts.

➡️ Auto-rickshaw fare hiked in #Odisha capital

➡️ Odisha Staff Selection Commission (OSSC) exams postponed due to COVID1 9.

➡️ 13 Kumbh Mela returnees from Cuttack test positive for COVID 19.

India News

➡️ India reports 2,59,170 new COVID 19 cases, 1,29,53,821 recoveries and 1,761 deaths in the last 24 hours.

➡️ Total case tally stands at 1,53,21,089 including 20,31,977 active cases, 1,31,08,582 cured cases & 1,80,530 deaths.

➡️ Total of 12,71,29,113 vaccine doses given till 7pm yesterday.

➡️ 26,94,14,035 samples have been tested across the country up till April 19 including 15,19,486 samples tested yesterday: IMCR.

➡️ 6-day lockdown begins in Delhi. Entry for New Delhi & Chandni Chowk (station) has been temporarily closed.

➡️ Delhi Lockdown: Thousands of migrant workers head home as Delhi goes into 1-week lockdown starting tonight at 10 pm Delhi.

➡️ CISCE has cancelled Class 10 exams and postponed Class 12 exams.

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➡️ India had administered over 126 million coronavirus vaccine doses across the country by Monday evening.

➡️ Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hold a meeting with vaccine manufacturers via video conferencing at 6 pm today as Govt opens jabs for all above 18 years.

➡️ Mumbai pointsman Mayur Shelkhe who saved life of child felicitated, welcomed with claps. The child lost his balance while walking at platform & fell on railway tracks. The woman (with the child) was visually impaired.

➡️ Centre announced guidelines for its employees, including staggered office hours and 50 per cent attendance of officers of the level of Under Secretary and below

➡️ Kerala Govt also decided to clamp night curfew in the state for the next two weeks, starting Tuesday.

➡️ India to waive its 10% import duty on Covid-19 Vaccines to boost supply.

➡️ Rupee rises 23 paise to 74.64 against US dollar in early trade.

World News

➡️ Two UK strains and one other mutant strain found in three samples sent for testing to National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Delhi.

➡️ PM Modi unlikely to visit Portugal, France next month; may join EU summit virtually.

➡️ Sputnik V Covid Vaccine to Arrive in India This Month, Production to Start in May: Indian Ambassador to Russia, Bala Venkatesh Varma.

➡️ Covid-19: World can bring pandemic under control within months, says WHO chief.

➡️ Bangladesh extends coronavirus lockdown for another week.

➡️ Egypt: 11 dead, 98 injured after train derails near Cairo.

➡️ Former US Vice President Walter Mondale died. He was 93.

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