Covid Times: India recorded its biggest jump in 24 hours. Expect to hear a lot from this line now, as blocking restrictions are relaxed across the country. Currently, the total number of coronavirus cases in the country is 1,088,492, with a number of deaths of 3,317. Another news today is that domestic flights in the country will resume from May 25 in a calibrated manner. All airports and airlines are informed that they are ready to operate as of May 25.
Diagnostic machines used to assess drug-resistant tuberculosis can now be used for detection and confirmation of COVID-19 cases, the ICMR said. As part of its efforts to increase testing capacity, the ICMR, on April 10, will handle the use of the TrueNat system to perform coronavirus testing, and recommend that it be used only for detection purposes.
Cyclone Amphan: the Super Cyclone Amphan made landfall in West Bengal and in parts of Odisha today. Calcutta and its surroundings witnessed winds of more than 100 km / h and heavy rains when the cyclone hit the Sundarbans region around 2:30 p.m. According to the National Disaster Response Force, more than five lakhs in West Bengal and more than one lakh in Odisha were taken to shelters. So far, the cyclone has left four dead. Speaking about the dimensions of the cyclone system, the Indian Department of Meteorology said; the landing process started at 2.30 pm with the entrance of the frontal sector of the wall cloud region. The width of the wall cloud is approximately 120 km and the diameter of the eye is approximately 40 km. The return is about 120 km and the whole process will be completed in 3-4 hours.
In a forceful statement, China accused the Indian army of crossing its territory and “blocking” its patrols and “trying to unilaterally change the state” on the current line of control (LAC) between the two countries of Sikkim and Ladakh. The statement, made available to the media by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) on Tuesday, threatens to worsen what the Indian government has so far supported as “the actions of the two armies on the ground” in a clash diplomatic. It could be the most serious event since the Doklam shock in 2017. In the statement, Beijing said that “the Indian army crossed the line across the western section of the Sino-Indian border and the Sikkim section for entering Chinese territory.”
Still on the subject of territorial conflicts, Nepal has officially published a new political map of the country showing the regions of Kalapani, Limpiyadhura and Lipulekh of Uttarakhand as part of its sovereign territory. Less than a fortnight has passed since India announced the construction of a road to the Lipulekh Pass, which will reduce travel time to the Manasarovar pilgrimage center in Tibet. Nepal reacted angrily, saying the area belongs to Kathmandu. Launching the card at a press conference, Minister of Land Administration Padma Kumari Aryal said that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s government was determined to protect the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. “This is a historic moment of happiness for the Nepalese people. The government will not allow the erosion of the self-esteem of our people. Nepal will publish the new map and integrate it into textbooks,” said Ayal. “We look forward to engaging in diplomatic negotiations with the friendly nation of India on land claims,” he added.
Amid the global economic downturn due to the coronavirus pandemic, foreign investors have withdrawn approximately $ 26 million from developing Asian economies and more than $ 16 million from India, according to a report by Congress on the global economic effects of COVID-19. This has heightened concerns of a major economic recession in Asia.
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