India COVID cases rose to touch 2 lakh-mark, with 8,131 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours. Of the 1, 98,706 infections, 97,581 are active cases, while 5598 deaths have been reported. Over 95,000 patients have been discharged. The WHO rejected an Italian doctor's claim that the COVID had lost some of its potency, citing lack of evidence.
Karnataka BJP Govt’s announcement of its plan to erect a 120-feet-high statue of Swami Vivekananda on the outskirts of Bengaluru has drawn opposition’s flak. Congress opposed the project and demanded that the Govt should focus on solving the problems migrants, labourers, farmers and all the sectors during this COVID crisis.
Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi has offered assistance to procure devices for those students who don’t have access to TV and smartphones to attend online classes. His offer came after a 14-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide in Malappuram for not having devices to attend virtual classes. The virtual classes were inaugurated by CM Pinarayi Vijayan on Mon.
Posters appeared in UP’s Amethi seeking whereabouts of MP Smriti Irani. Responding to Congress, she gave a detailed account of the work she has done during the lockdown. Irani also cited lockdown as the reason for not visiting Amethi. She also said she only visit her constituency to become the pallbearer of those responsible for the posters.
American retired track and field athlete Jacqueline Joyner-Kersee was born on March 3, 1962. She is ranked among the all-time greatest athletes in the heptathlon as well as long jump. She has won three gold, one silver, and two bronze Olympic medals. Sports Illustrated for Women magazine voted Joyner-Kersee the Greatest Female Athlete of All-Time.
Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa, calling PM Narendra Modi "iron leader" for abrogation of Article 370 that terminated special status to Jammu and Kashmir, claimed that 70% of people wanted him for another term. He said this is because Narendra Modi can find solution to the problems faced by this country. “This is the aspiration of the young India” he said.