India on Thursday recorded 2,529 new cases of Covid-19, taking the nation’s tally from the coronavirus
pandemic to 44,604,463. With four new deaths in the last 24 hours, India’s Covid toll has reached 528,745. India’s tally of cured Covid cases has reached 44,043,436, as 3,553 people recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and his predecessor Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday accused each other of betrayal as the Shiv Sena groups headed by them held Dussehra rallies in Mumbai. While Uddhav Thackeray branded Shinde and his supporters as traitors for teaming up with the BJP to wrest power, the latter said Thackeray had betrayed people of Maharashtra who voted for the Sena and BJP to form an alliance government, by teaming up with Congress and NCP after 2019 Assembly elections.
Mobile subscribers will get up to 600 megabit per second speed in 5G network
during the launch phase and handsets are expected to work at par with professional computers for accessing apps and data processing, according to industry players. Reliance Jio
has started providing 5G services to select customers in parts of four cities — Delhi Mumbai, Kolkata and Varanasi — and Bharti Airtel in parts of eight cities — Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Nagpur and Siliguri — to all customers with 5G handsets.
A centrally mandated authority has shut 344 industries in Delhi and the National
Capital Region (NCR) for violating air pollution norms since last December. In its first round of inspections and fines, the Commission for Air Quality Management’s (CAQM) flying squad issued closure notices to 484 units or establishments. Apart from industries, 99 construction and demolition (C&D) sites, and 41 diesel generator (DG) sets were issued closure notices by the commission’s Enforcement Task Force (ETF).