22-year-old activist arrested for “distributing toolkit” faces conspiracy charges
Delhi Police Cyber Cell on Saturday arrested Disha Ravi, a 21-year-old climate activist from Bangalore, after her alleged role in “spreading a toolkit” linked to the farmer protests was exposed. A high-ranking police officer said that as they tracked the farmers’ protest related toolkit, they tracked down Ms Ravi in Bangalore.
- A police team was sent there for further investigation and was collected from his home. Police also seized his laptop and cell phone for further investigation. They took her to Delhi, where she was officially arrested and will be brought before a magistrate.
- Recently, Delhi Police had registered an FIR under Section 124A (sedition), 153 (rampant provocation with intent to riot), 153A (promotion of enmity between different groups) and 120B (conspiracy criminal) against the people who created and distributed the toolkit.
Twelve bodies found during ongoing rescue operations in Uttarakhand
Twelve bodies were found on Sunday during ongoing rescue operations in Uttarakhand, according to an update from Uttarakhand police. This brings the total number of bodies found to 50. It is estimated that around 154 are still missing.
- Rescue operations are underway at the Tapovan hydropower plant in Chamoli, Uttarakhand, where torrential flooding caused last Sunday by a glacier-linked landslide destroyed hydropower plants downstream, killing at least 50 people and causing the disappearance of 204.
- Among the bodies found, 41 were found in Chamoli, seven in Rudraprayag and one in Pauri Garhwal and one in Tehri Garhwal. Only 25 of the bodies found have been identified.
- As part of the rescue operations, a well 30 cm in diameter and 12 meters deep was drilled to help remove the sediment.
- Many of the dead are believed to be tunnel workers at the Tapovan hydropower project, who were trapped in the huge pile of rubble and debris resulting from the avalanche that blocked the entrance tunnels.
- There are also operations to divert the course of the river from the left bank to the right bank to help desalination operations. There are at least 325 engineers, officers, geologists and scientists involved in the rescue operations.
- Efforts are also underway to monitor the size of a lake that has formed atop the Rishiganga as the natural course of the river is obstructed due to a pile of debris from last week’s avalanche.
Modi launches five projects in Kerala
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched five projects in Kerala which he says will boost the country’s growth trajectory. Mr. Modi, who arrived in Kochi Sunday afternoon, dedicated to the nation, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited’s (BPCL) Propylene-Derived Petrochemical Project, launched the Ro-Ro ships that will operate between Bolghatty and Willingdon Island and inaugurated the Sagarika International Cruise Terminal.
- He also laid the foundation stone for the reconstruction of South Coal Berth in the port of Cochin, as well as the inauguration of the Marine Engineering Training Institute, the only maritime training institute in India that operates in a shipyard and has facilities training. various ships under construction or under repair.
- In his speech, Modi said that the projects would greatly contribute to the establishment of Athmanirbhar Bharat.
- The prime minister urged people to travel locally and explore the places. He suggested that the start-ups consider developing projects for the tourism sector.
- A lot of people are writing about the local tourist destinations and posting pictures about the destinations as they are unable to travel abroad due to COVID 19. In addition to generating additional income for the people in the sector, it will also connect young people with the cult Country , he said.
- India has moved up in its world tourism ranking. The country is in 34th position compared to the previous 65, he said.
Covid Watch: The number of reported coronavirus cases in India is 1,08,98,961 at the time of publication of this bulletin with a death toll of 1,57,035.
Japan officially approved its first COVID-19 vaccine on Sunday and said it would start nationwide vaccinations in days, but months after the United States and many other countries. Japan’s health ministry said it had approved the vaccine co-developed and supplied by Pfizer Inc.
- The announcement comes after a government panel on Friday confirmed that final results of clinical testing done in Japan showed that the vaccine had an efficacy similar to what overseas tests showed. Many countries began vaccinating their citizens late last year, and Pfizer’s vaccine has been used elsewhere since December.