Mint Lite WHO, study of MIT corona, falling remittances, US statues & other news


 

Possibly impressed by the World Well being Group’s latest acknowledgment that covid-19 spreads extra extensively within the air than beforehand recommended, a restaurant in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, has began serving parottas within the form of masks as a part of an consciousness drive. In Geneva, after over 200 scientists wrote an open letter to WHO, the UN well being company stated the virus may unfold by means of the air, particularly in poorly ventilated settings. US President Donald Trump has, in the meantime, made it official: the nation will depart WHO subsequent 12 months. For extra nationwide and world information, right here’s Mint Lite.

The human price of gasoline blast

The death toll from the boiler blast at NLC India on 1 July has risen to 13, the public sector company has said

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The demise toll from the boiler blast at NLC India on 1 July has risen to 13, the general public sector firm has stated

The demise toll from the boiler blast at NLC India on 1 July has risen to 13, the general public sector firm has stated. The plant has been shut since for a security audit. The incident happened final week throughout a upkeep examine, and simply two months after 5 individuals had been killed in an accident on the similar energy station. Greater than three individuals die and at the least 46 are injured daily in industrial accidents in India, Reuters studies, citing authorities information for 3 years ended 2016. Knowledge reveals Tamil Nadu, the place the NLC India plant is positioned, is probably the most harmful state within the nation to be a employee, after Maharashtra and Gujarat. In the meantime, 12 officers of LG Polymers, together with its South Korean CEO Sunkey Jeong, have been arrested, two months after a gasoline leak on the firm’s chemical plant in Visakhapatnam killed 12 individuals. Poisonous styrene gasoline leaked from the chemical plant choking many individuals who had been sleeping.

If a vaccine isn’t developed…

India may have 287,000 cases of the novel coronavirus every day by the end 2021 in the absence of a covid-19 vaccine or drug interventions, going by a study by researchers at the MIT

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India could have 287,000 instances of the novel coronavirus daily by the top 2021 within the absence of a covid-19 vaccine or drug interventions, going by a examine by researchers on the MIT

India could have 287,000 instances of the novel coronavirus daily by the top 2021 within the absence of a covid-19 vaccine or drug interventions, going by a examine by researchers on the Massachusetts Institute of Know-how (MIT). Utilizing information for 84 nations, spanning 4.75 billion individuals, MIT professors Hazhir Rahmandad and John Sterman, in a pre-print paper, famous that the highest 10 nations by projected day by day an infection charges on the finish of 2021 are India, the US, South Africa, Iran, Indonesia, the UK, Nigeria, Turkey, France and Germany. They warned that the projections ought to be interpreted as indicators of potential threat and never exact predictions of future instances. They estimate that instances and deaths until mid-June are 11.eight and 1.48 occasions greater than official studies throughout the 84 nations. On Wednesday, greater than 20,000 coronavirus instances had been reported throughout India and 482 deaths, taking the entire caseload to 742,000 and the demise toll to 20,642.

Extra burden for Kerala

Remittances to India to drop to 2016 levels

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Remittances to India to drop to 2016 ranges

A few days in the past, Kuwait authorized a draft expat quota invoice, which might drive 800,000 Indians dwelling there to return to India. The invoice seeks to restrict the variety of Indians to 15% of the inhabitants. About 1.45 million Indians dwell in Kuwait, of which Keralites make for an enormous chunk. Their doable return might pressure a state that’s depending on remittances and already feeling the pressure of the pandemic. In April, the World Financial institution predicted a 22% drop in remittances to South Asian nations as a result of pandemic. This may be the steepest ever, way over the 5% drop after the 2008-09 international monetary disaster. In India, Kerala is more likely to be the worst affected as remittances made up greater than 35% of the state’s GDP final 12 months. The state is anticipating house return of over 500,000 individuals from Gulf nations.

A letter for ‘censoriousness’

The CBSE has cut the syllabus for Classes IX-XII by 30% for the 2020-21 session in view of the disruption caused by covid-19

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The CBSE has minimize the syllabus for Lessons IX-XII by 30% for the 2020-21 session in view of the disruption brought on by covid-19

Greater than 150 writers, lecturers and artists, together with J.Okay. Rowling, Salman Rushdie and Margaret Atwood, have signed an open letter warning that the unfold of “censoriousness” is resulting in “an intolerance of opposing views” and “a vogue for public shaming and ostracism”. Revealed in Harper’s Journal, the letter is in “defence of a foundational precept of a liberal society: open debate and freedom of thought and speech”. It goes on to decry what it calls “a brand new set of ethical attitudes and political commitments that are likely to weaken our norms of open debate and toleration of variations in favor of ideological conformity”. In India, in the meantime, the Central Board of Secondary Training has minimize the syllabus for Lessons IX-XII by 30% for the 2020-21 session in view of the disruption brought on by covid-19. Among the many chapters deleted from the syllabus are democracy and variety, faith, challenges to democracy, citizenship, nationalism and gender.

Who desires to purchase US statues?

A Russian billionaire wants to buy two of the statues that Black Lives Matter activists in the US want removed for their ties to racism

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A Russian billionaire desires to purchase two of the statues that Black Lives Matter activists within the US need eliminated for his or her ties to racism

A Russian billionaire desires to purchase two of the statues that Black Lives Matter activists within the US need eliminated for his or her ties to racism. Transportation entrepreneur Andrey Filatov’s Artwork Russe Basis, which collects and preserves Soviet-era artwork, has stated Theodore Roosevelt and Alexander Baranov, whose statues in New York and Alaska are within the eye of the storm, had a constructive affect on Russia. The muse plans to put in the statues in St. Petersburg to protect “cultural and historic heritage”, CNN studies. The Roosevelt statue (see picture) is underneath hearth for its depiction of a Native American man and Black man on the ft of the previous US president. Town has stated the statue will likely be taken down. Roosevelt brokered a deal to finish a warfare between Russia and Japan in 1904, for which he gained the Nobel Peace Prize. Baranov was a service provider who as soon as ruled the components of North America owned by Russia earlier than they had been offered to the US.

Curated by Shalini Umachandran and Pooja Singh. Have one thing to share with us? Write to us at [email protected] or tweet to @shalinimb

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