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Vizag Gas Leak: 11 Dead and Thousands Admitted

A poisonous gas leak in Vishakapattanam has killed atleast 11 and thousands were hospitalized.

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It has been reported that a poisonous gas has leaked from the LG Polymer chemical plant, Vishakapattanam. The leakage took place in the morning. People who came out smelling the gas suffered from deficient oxygen supply, vomitting, itching skin and started to faint. The footage across the village showed a very heart-shattering scene with people lying across the streets unconscious. Even the cattle has died after breathing the poisoned gas.

Emergency state was proclaimed in the village. A speacialized CBRN and NDRF team rushed to the area to rescue the people. People who fainted were carried to the nearby private and government hospitals in two wheelers and ambulances. Yet 11 people were reported dead because of the poisonous gas. Thousands of people who fell unconscious on their places and streets where admitted in the hospital and were administered oxygen supplication.

This incident recalls the Bopal incident that took place years before in India. Reports stated that the gas has leaked from two tanks which were left unchecked from March because of the lockdown. The area was brought under control and people were evacuated to safe places. Action will be taken against the chemical plant as per the officials.

‘Full Flower Moon’ 2020

The last supermoon of 2020 has made its appearance on May 6.

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The super “Full Flower Moon” of the year 2020 has made its next and last appearance on May 7 at 6:45 a.m. EDT according to NASA. It has appeared in its fullest brightness on the night of May 6.

According to NASA, the supermoon appears seven percentage bigger than its usual size and can be viewed with naked eyes. Supermoon has shone 15 percentage brighter than the usual ones.

When the moon reaches the nearest distance or perigree in its orbit around the earth, the supermoon occurs. Supermoon has appeared earlier in the months of February, March and April in the year 2020. This was the last and the next supermoon can be seen only on the next year.

Most Wanted Terrorist Encountered in J&K

The most wanted terrorist of the Hizbul Mujahideen was captured by the security forces from a district of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Riyaz Naikoo, the leader of the terrorist group Hizbul Mujahideen was encountered at the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir by the security force. The security force launched a three operation group in three different districts in search of terrorist group on Tuesday.

The past three days has witnessed the death of eight security personnel including a commanding officer of army’s 21 Rashtriya Rifle in the northern state of India. As a series of operations is been taken for the past two months over the intruded terrorists in J&K, Riyaz Naikoo, the leader of the terrorist gang, Hizbul Mujahideen was encountered in the district of Pulwama on Wednesday.

Riyaz Naikoo took the group of Hizbul Mujahideen in 2017. The police reported that he carried a bounty of ₹12 Lakh while he was ecountered.

Source: ThePrint

Pulitzer Prize 2020

The America’s prestigious Pulitzer Prize winners for the year 2020 is announced virtually on May 4, 2020.

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Pulitzer prize is the America’s prestigious award in the field of journalism. The award was given in 15 Journalism categories and 7 categories on books, drama and music. The winners of the year 2020 is announced virtually because of the pandemic impact on the world.

Colson Whitehead, a Harvard scholar wins the award for his novel The Nickel Boys. This was his second Pulitzer award after the one that he got in the year 2017 for his novel Underground Railroad. Anne Boyer and Greg Grandin won the prize for the non-fiction category. The other winners under the category of books, drama and music were Benjamin Moser, Jericho Brown, Michael. R. Jackson, W. Caleb McDaniel and Anthony Davis.

Three Indian Photojournalists Mukhtar Khan, Yasin Dar and Channi Anand were awarded for their cover on Jammu and Kashmir. Many other journalists have also won the Pulitzer award under many cateogries.

The award was first initiated in the year 1917 by the newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer.

COVID-19: in India

The pandemic corona recovery rate in India has shown a considerable improvement as it raised to about 27.52%.

India is in the third stage lockdown with regard to the zones as divided by the health ministry. The green zones were given some liberal rules with avoidance of any sort of public gathering. In this case the long queues were seen outside the liqour shops which were opened as per the government rules in the non-contaminated areas.

In the last 24-hours, 2,573 cases were tested positive. The country also has 83 death report in one day. The total corona cases in India has surged upto 42,836 with the death toll of 1,373. Five states including Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Chattisgarh and Tripura has seen their highest leaps. The recovery rate has also increased upto 27.52% in the last 24 hours. Kerala, which identified the first corona patient in India has reported no positive cases consecutively for two days.

About 35,85,711 people have been infected globally with the corona virus and 2,48,780 deaths has been reported totally.

North Korean President Reappears

Kim Jong Un, the president of North Korea has put an end to all the rumours that arose over his disappearance.

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Kim Jong Un, who usually stirs lot of attention from the world over his every move is been completely absent from the world stage for the past three weeks. Reports said that he has undergone a cardio vascular surgery for obesity.

As no news on his health has been put forward, rumors started to spread even about him being dead. Also him not appearing the country’s very important ceremony strengthened the rumour. South Korea claimed his well-being on all those days. US Predient Trump didn’t utter much about the incident.

Putting an end to all these to an end, President Kim Jong Un made his first public appearance after 20 days. He attended an opening ceremony of a fertilizer factory near Pyongyang. He appeared to be healthy. The officials invited him cheerfully with “Hurrah”s. kim Jong Un’s sister was also present along with him in the ceremony.

COVID-19: India Lockdown Extension

The lockdown has been extended in India for the third time with certain rules as per the division of pandemic zones.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in India released the extended lockdown reports on Friday. As the already extended lockdown is coming to a halt on the 3rd of May, the forthcoming extension was announced in advance.

In the report, Health Ministry has divided the country in three different zones. “The ‘hotspots’ have been identified on the bases of areas where large COVID-19 outbreaks have been reported or in clusters with a significant spread of the disease.” The states were divided into red, orange and green zones based on the intensity of the virus spread.

Red zones were the ones with highest number of cases. The orange zones were the districts where the pandemic has just occured and the green zones were the districts with no pandemic records for the last 21 days. The lockdown will be activated from May 4 till May 17.

Few restrictions still remain the same throughout the country until May 17: no educational institution will function including coaching centres, no religious meetings, gathering in theatres and other public entertainment zones were prohibited. Whereas, commercial and private offices can be opened with only 33% staff attending. Out-patient department and clinics can be opened. Pharmaceutical units can operate. Liquor shops were allowed only in the green and orange zones with social distancing.