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Google Doodle commemorates Earth Day 2021 by emphasising the importance of tree planting

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This year’s Earth Day theme is “Restore Our Earth,” and it reflects on natural cycles and new green technology that will help to restore the world’s habitats.

Google Doodle has created an animated visual doodle to commemorate the 51st anniversary of Earth Day, emphasising the value of planting seeds for a brighter and greener future.

Google stated that their doodle depicting a number of plants being grown in natural environments highlights one of the many ways that humans can help keep the Earth intact for future generations.

Earth Day is observed globally on April 22 to increase general consciousness about the environment and encourage people to conserve and protect it.

This year’s Earth Day theme is “Restore Our Earth,” which reflects on natural cycles and new green technology that will help restore the world’s habitats.

In this way, the theme challenges the idea that prevention or adaptation are the only options for dealing with climate change.According to Earth.org, over 1 billion people in 192 countries now engage in Earth Day events each year, making it the world’s biggest civic observance.

Earth Day is widely recognised as the world’s largest secular observance, with over a billion people participating each year as a day of action to transform human behaviour and establish financial, state, and local policy shifts.

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Ashish Yechury, Sitaram Yechury’s eldest son, dies as a result of COVID-19; PM Modi expresses condolences

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Ashish Yechury, the eldest son of Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, died this morning as a result of COVID-19.

Yechury made the announcement on Twitter, thanking all who had given them hope and treated him.

“It is with great sorrow that I must inform you that my elder son, Ashish Yechury, was killed by COVID-19 this morning.” “I’d like to thank all who gave us hope and cared him – physicians, nurses, frontline health staff, sanitation workers, and many others who stood by us,” Yechury said.

Ashish Yechury was doing well at Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon.

Previously, Ashish was being treated at Holy Family Hospital before being transferred to Medanta Hospital.

Ashish, 34, worked as a senior copy editor for a major Delhi newspaper.

People close to the family said Ashish, who would have turned 35 on June 9, was recovering well at Gurgaon’s Medanta Hospital and described his sudden death at 5.30 a.m. after a two-week struggle with the disease as a shock, according to PTI.

The COVID-19 pandemic’s second wave is wreaking havoc across the world, with nearly 3 lakh new cases and over 2,000 deaths confirmed on Wednesday.This is a new high since the pandemic began last year.

According to the union health ministry, there were 2,95,041 new COVID-19 cases and 2,023 deaths recorded, bringing the overall number of cases to 1,56,16,130, including 21,57,538 active cases.

So far, 1,32,76,039 recoveries have been recorded, with 1,67,457 reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll now stands at 1,82,553.

PM Narendra Modi sends his condolences.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shared his condolences on Ashish Yechury’s death.

“Condolences to Shri Sitaram Yechury Ji and his family on the tragic and untimely death of his son, Ashish,” he said on Twitter. “Shanti, Om.”

Sitaram Yechury’s eldest son, Ashish Yechury, has died as a result of COVID-19; PM Modi sends his condolences.

The CPM chief voiced his condolences and praised the frontline staff who treated and protected them.

‘It is with deep sorrow that I must tell you that my elder son, Ashish Yechury, died this morning as a result of COVID-19.’

After a two-week fight with COVID-19, Ashish Yechury died at 5.30 a.m.

Ashish Yechury, the eldest son of Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, died this morning as a result of COVID-19.

Yechury made the announcement on Twitter, thanking all who had given them hope and treated him.

“It is with great sorrow that I must inform you that my elder son, Ashish Yechury, was killed by COVID-19 this morning.” “I’d like to thank all who gave us hope and cared him – physicians, nurses, frontline health staff, sanitation workers, and many others who stood by us,” Yechury said.
Ashish Yechury was doing well at Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon.

Previously, Ashish was being treated at Holy Family Hospital before being transferred to Medanta Hospital.

Ashish, 34, worked as a senior copy editor for a major Delhi newspaper.

People close to the family said Ashish, who would have turned 35 on June 9, was recovering well at Gurgaon’s Medanta Hospital and described his sudden death at 5.30 a.m. after a two-week struggle with the disease as a shock, according to PTI.

The COVID-19 pandemic’s second wave is wreaking havoc across the world, with nearly 3 lakh new cases and over 2,000 deaths confirmed on Wednesday.

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan died, and he sent a clarion call to Muslims to abandon their claims to the Babri Masjid site.

This is a new high since the pandemic began last year.

According to the union health ministry, there were 2,95,041 new COVID-19 cases and 2,023 deaths recorded, bringing the overall number of cases to 1,56,16,130, including 21,57,538 active cases.

So far, 1,32,76,039 recoveries have been recorded, with 1,67,457 reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll now stands at 1,82,553.

PM Narendra Modi sends his condolences.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shared his condolences on Ashish Yechury’s death.

“Condolences to Shri Sitaram Yechury Ji and his family on the tragic and untimely death of his son, Ashish,” he said on Twitter. “Shanti, Om.”

In the last 24 hours, Delhi announced 24,638 new COVID-19 cases and 249 associated deaths.

The number of coronavirus cases in Delhi has reached 9,30,179, according to data released by the Delhi government’s health department on Wednesday.

There are currently 85,364 active cases in the area. Furthermore, in the last 24 hours, a total of 24,600 people recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 8,31,928,” according to ANI.

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Coronavirus | With over 3 lakh cases, India has the world’s largest single-day increase on April 21, 2021

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On April 21, more than 3 lakh COVID-19 cases were reported in India for the first time. As of 11.15 p.m. IST on April 21, the nation had reported 3,15,660 cases and 2,091 deaths. No nation has ever seen more cases in a single day than the United States. So far, the country has recorded 1,59,24,914 cases and 1,84,662 deaths.

Tripura’s events and injuries are not included in the figures. Ladakh has reported 183 new cases, according to estimates published earlier today. The information comes from covid19india.org, an unbiased aggregator of COVID-19 statistics on a regular basis.

On April 21, Maharashtra announced 67,468 infections (22 percent of new cases), followed by Uttar Pradesh with 33,214 new infections and Delhi with 24,638 new cases.

On April 21, Maharashtra has had the most casualties (568). Delhi was followed by 249 new fatalities, while Uttar Pradesh suffered 187 new casualties.

On April 20, India screened 16,39,357 samples (results were released on April 21), the largest number of tests ever performed on a single day in the world.

This is the first time that the number of regular assessments has surpassed 16 lakh.

Just the United States had more than 3 lakh cases in a single day prior to India. The United States posted 3,00,310 new infections on January 2, 2021, its largest single-day increase. Other countries with large single-day increases include Brazil, which had 1,00,158 cases on March 25, 2021; the United Kingdom, which had 68,192 cases on January 8, 2021; and Turkey, which had 63,082 cases on April 16, 2021.

The foreign statistics were compiled using data from Our World of Data.

During the height of the first surge, India’s daily case tally did not exceed 100,000. The country reported 97,860 new infections on September 16, 2020, the largest single-day increase for the first wave.

In the 24 hours ended at 7 a.m. on April 21, approximately 29.9 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses were distributed, which is approximately 2.86 lakh doses less than what was reported in the previous 24 hours. It is, however, approximately 3.44 lakh doses higher than what was observed in the same time one week prior.

In India, the daily vaccination rate has decreased in the last week. Between April 7 and 13, India delivered 34.43 lakh doses a day on average. However, one week later, on April 20, the average daily doses administered had fallen to 27.05 lakh.

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The EC informs Trinamool that clubbing the remaining phases is not feasible.

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The Election Commission (EC) told the Trinamool Congress on Wednesday that its proposal to combine the last three phases of voting in the West Bengal Assembly elections due to the COVID-19 increase was “not feasible.”

The EC’s response to a letter sent by Trinamool MP Derek O’ Brien arrived on the eve of the sixth phase of voting in West Bengal’s eight-phase elections on Thursday. The seventh and eighth phases are set to begin on April 26 and 29.

“You are aware that election preparation is an undertaking that is scheduled several months in advance, taking into account a dynamic interplay of factors ranging from optimum resource use and preparation, logistics involved in the massive exercise, voters’ comfort, events, etc., and evaluation of current law and order situations,” the EC response said.

According to the EC, the Representation of the People Act of 1951 has established a legislative provision for at least 14 days for the calendar of each process of voting. It was stated that each step of the survey was told separately.

“Your submission that 52 days of campaign time had already been used is false and not in line with law,” the EC said, noting that the actual length of the polls has been shortened to 66 days, 11 days shorter than the 2016 elections.

The EC also stated that the number of voting stations had been raised, the campaign time had been reduced to 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and the silence period had been extended to 72 hours rather than 48 hours due to the pandemic.

The EC also stated that Congress MP and West Bengal Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury’s letter demanding a delay in the remaining phases until after Ramzan and after the current wave of the pandemic was over was unacceptable.
Any ex CECs concur.

Meanwhile, some former Chief Election Commissioners expressed reservations about the Trinamool Congress’ proposal to combine vote phases. Former CEC O.P. Rawat, who served in the role in 2018, said that while the remaining poll dates may have been combined with the previous one, doing so would have just “added to the evil” by expanding the campaign duration. He said that the Ministry of Home Affairs might have resolved the deployment issues if they had been prepared ahead of time.

“The Election Commission took the right course of action. They also extended the time of silence from 48 to 72 hours,” he said.

When asked whether the EC’s recommendations for elections during the pandemic needed to be revised, Mr. Rawat said objective data on the effect of election campaigning, voting, and counting on the COVID-19 case count was needed. He said that once a causal association was identified, many statutes, including the British-era Epidemic Diseases Act and the Conduct of Election Rules, would need to be reviewed.

Former CEC N. Gopalaswami, who served from June 2006 to April 2009, claimed that the clubbing of phases was impossible due to the need for security forces to be mobilised. He went on to say that political parties should be more “responsible” by not holding massive demonstrations during the pandemic.

S.Y. Quraishi, who served as Chief Election Commissioner from July 2010 to June 2012, said the plan to combine the last three phases (April 22, April 26 and April 29) was rational.

“The plan to combine the last three phases of voting in West Bengal, along with a ban on all physical rallies, is fair, attractive, and doable. The primary goal is to save lives at all cost… Shortening the campaign cycle from the prescribed 14 days is not permitted by law. However, it is possible to postpone/extend the deadline by a few days. That is why clubbing with the final step is possible,” he tweeted on April 15.

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