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Harsh Goenka wants this vehicle to travel in his crowded city

12 hours ago  
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After sharing his experience of having a restaurant-like eat-in at home, business tycoon Harsh Goenka recently took to Twitter to share a unique video that is going viral for all the right reasons. Goenka shared a video where a man can be seen riding what appears to be a hoverboard on a crowded street. Since being shared, the post has garnered all sorts of comments. Here's what Harsh Goenka tweeted: This is what I need to travel in my crowded city. So cool! pic.twitter.com/n1Arl8DYVl — Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) July 6, 2020 In the 51-seconds video, a young man can be seen riding a self-balancing electric scooter amid heavy traffic. As the video moves further, the man can be seen maneuvering through traffic. While sharing the video, Goenka said, "This is what I need to travel in my crowded city. So cool!" Although many loved the idea of having a personal transporter like the one in the video, few raised questions about its safety while using it in heavy traffic. Several others sa..

Over 1 crore COVID-19 tests done so far, says ICMR as India becomes 3rd worst-hit country

3 days ago  
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After recording over 24,000 cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, India surpassed Russia to become the third-worst affected country by the global pandemic. India is now behind Brazil, which has over 15 lakh cases, and the US has more than 28 lakh cases. A list of states with over 11,000 COVID cases. Picture/Twitter COVIDNewsByMIB As India reels under the COVID-19 outbreak, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that so far, the country has conducted over 10 million (1 crore) tests to diagnose Coronavirus. An official from ICMR said that about 1,80,596 samples were tested on July 5 in the country with a total of 1,00,04,101 samples being tested till date. Over 10 million COVID-19 tests done so far: ICMR https://t.co/JyovBUGH7I — ICMR (@ICMRDELHI) July 6, 2020 A senior ICMR official said, in the last 14 days, average tests were 2.15 lakh (2,15,655) and in the last five days, one million tests have been conducted," reports ANI. So far, five states which h..

India records highest single-day spike of over 22K COVID-19 cases

4 days ago  
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India on Saturday recorded the highest single-day spike of 22,771 cases, pushing the total tally to 6,48,315, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. The country recorded a spike of 20,903 cases on Friday. The death count rose to 18,655, with 442 people succumbing to the deadly virus in 24 hours. A total of 3,94,226 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals. The recovery rate is 60.73 per cent among the COVID-19 patients. With a spike of 6,364 cases, Maharashtra remained the worst-hit state in the country. The state has a total of 1,92,990 cases, including 8,376 deaths. Tamil Nadu is on the second spot with 1,02,721 confirmed cases, of which, 1,385 people have died, 58,378 recovered and 42,958 are active. Delhi with a total of 94,695 cases, is on the third spot. A businessman wears a facemask made of gold worth R3 lakh. Pic/AFP Fresh surge in AgraWith 14 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths in the last 24 hours, alarm bells have begun to ring in the Taj city. The ..

Ban on TikTok, Chinese apps: How it will be enforced, what will be its impact?

9 days ago  
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The Union government on Monday banned 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok, WeChat, UC Browser, Xiaomi’s Mi Community, ShareIt, and CamScanner, over national security concerns. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) on Monday issued a list of 59 Chinese apps that are now banned in the country. "These measures have been undertaken since there is credible information that these apps are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order," said a MeitY statement. For safety, security, defence, sovereignty & integrity of India and to protect data & privacy of people of India the Government has banned 59 mobile apps. Jai Hind! 🇮🇳 — Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) June 29, 2020 What is the legal basis ..

Lockdown Diaries: Poonam Mahajan celebrates birthday of her pet dog moonie

10 days ago  
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BJP leader and Mumbai North Central MP Poonam Mahajan has been making the most of the lockdown time. From sharing photos from work from home to making DIY face masks videos, the 39-year-old MP has been spending quality time with her mother and children amid lockdown in the country due to COVID-19.       View this post on Instagram 3 A post shared by moon princess, max & biscuit (@moonieandmax) onJun 27, 2020 at 9:48am PDT On Sunday, BJP's youth wing president took to Instagram to share an adorable post featuring her pet dog Moonie. From the post, it seems that Mahajan's pet dog Moonie turned a year older on June 27. Mahajan has two pet dogs - Moonie and Max. A screengrab of Poonam Mahajan's Instagram story Moonie, a cocker spaniel, celebrated her third birthday on Sunday and the adorable photos of the birthday celebrations were shared by Poonam Mahajan's son Aadya Rao. Mahajan shared the post as her Instagram story with the caption 'Sunday Funday'. &nb..