Tokyo asks for permission to use emergency powers as COVID cases surge three months before Olympics
Thursday, 8 April 2021 () Tokyo has asked for permission to use emergency measures to combat a surge in a rapidly spreading and more contagious coronavirus variant, three months before the Olympic Games.
Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal on April 11 appealed Delhiites to occupy beds only if there in an emergency situation amid COVID cases continue to surge in the national capital. "Occupy beds only if there is an emergency. I am not in favour of lockdown but shortage of beds and failure in...
With 100 days until the Tokyo Olympics, a monument of the Games' symbol was unveiled.The Tokyo 2020 organising committee revealed the sign placed on Tokyo's mountain and a monument of the mascots of Tokyo's postponed Olympics also went on show to mark the milestone.The organisers and the IOC have been pushing on to host the Games despite surging cases of Covid-19, a myriad of scandals and overwhelming public opposition in Japan to holding the Games.Various polls suggest up to 80 per cent of Japanese want the Olympics cancelled or postponed.
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Japanese company Nissei has introduced light yellow colored, soft serve ice cream to make customers happy as they taste sophisticated sweetness and remember traditional sweet culture of Japan. It tastes like a sweet potato. Located in Tokyo's Asakusa, "Funawa" is a traditional sweet shop. It is open with all safety measures against COVID-19. "Imo-Yokan" which is usually made by sweet potato and sugar has been loved by Japanese for generations. "Nissei" has supported "Funawa" to develop soft ice cream. This is paste of "Imo-Yokan". "Imo-Yokan soft ice cream" is made by mixing this paste with vanilla cream. It is important to choose special type of cream to fit Imo-Yokan. "Funawa" has undertaken many challenges to develop new tastes with the cooperation of soft ice cream maker "Nissei". Beside the cream, there are small pieces of Imo-Yokan. The natural tastes of sweet potato and cute appearance have gained a reputation on SNS. The collaboration between traditional sweet maker "Imo Yokan" and modern sweets "soft ice cream" offers a new style of sweets to foreign tourists in Japan.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday. The Congress leader took to Twitter and said he is experiencing mild symptoms. Rahul asked those who came in his contact recently to follow safety protocols. The Congress leader had earlier cancelled his poll rallies in West Bengal due to rising Covid-19 cases. Earlier on Monday, former Indian Prime Minister and senior Congress leader Dr Manmohan Singh tested positive for Covid. Singh was admitted to AIIMS in Delhi. Watch the full video for more details.
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Chennai girl Nethra Kumanan was 12 the year she started sailing. Now 23, she has just become the first Indian to earn an Olympic spot in sailing. The nine Indian sailors who have participated in the Games so far, all men, participated through continental quotas. Kumanan won her spot by finishing as the best Asian, and second overall, at the Laser Radial event in last week’s Mussanah Open Championship in Oman. Laser Radial is a classification in dinghy sailing, a single-handed boat sailed by one person. Take a look at what it takes to train for this sport at this level, and what it looks like to practice it on the seas
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In a changing global scenario, the healthy and safe transportation has accelerated the movement of riding bicycles. Mountain biking is a thrilling sport that is loved by many adrenaline junkies. It is a great way to experience the outdoors and nature in a fun and exciting way. Yamaha has decided to use its expertise of making both motorbikes and e-bikes to create new mountain flagship e-bike. An outdoor event was held to showcase new mountain e-bike models as well as give guests a chance to test ride these bikes and experience the off-road adventure. The great thing about these bikes is that even those who haven't done mountain biking before can experience the fun with the help of electric drive unit. The interest in mountain biking has been on the rise since mountain bike Cross-Country was added to Olympics. Bicycle riding has become more popular since then. Japanese technology is adding comfort to daily life. It provides excellent opportunity to enjoy sport and keep environment clean.
Amid continuous surge in COVID-19 cases, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa held an emergency meeting at his residence on April 16. State Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar and other senior officials..