INS Jalashwa carrying 700 Indian nationals from Male, Maldives arrived at Thoothukudi harbour in Tamil Nadu on June 07. With this, INS Jalashwa alone has repatriated around 2700 Indians from Maldives and Sri Lanka. INS Jalashwa is a transport dock which is currently in service with the Indian Navy.
INS Jalashwa entered the Tuticorin Harbour in Tamil Nadu on July 01. Naval ship brought back 687 Indians from Iran's Bandar Abbas. Indian Navy had launched 'Operation Samudra Setu' to repatriate Indian citizens from foreign nations via sea.
India's amphibious warship Indian Navy Ship (INS) Jalashwa, which has been deployed to bring back the stranded citizens from Iran under Operation Samudra Setu, has departed from Bandar Abbas port on June 25 with 687 Indians aboard for Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu. INS Jalashwa reached the port of Bandar Abbas in Iran on June 24. On June 11, INS Shardul had brought back 233 Indians from Iran. Operation Samudra Setu is a part of Vande Bharat Mission to bring back stranded citizens overseas amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Indian Navy had launched Operation Samudra Setu on May 08 to repatriate Indian citizens. INS Jalashwa and Magar have already evacuated 2,874 personnel from Maldives and Sri Lanka to ports of Kochi and Tuticorin. On June 23, INS Airavat brought back 198 Indians from Maldives.
Indian Naval Ship Shardul on June 11 safely docked at the harbour in Gujarat's Porbandar bringing back 233 stranded Indians from Iran. Indian Navy had launched Operation Samudra Setu to repatriate Indian nationals stuck abroad. The operation commenced on May 08. Indian Navy evacuated 2,874 Indians from Maldives and Sri Lanka by INS Jalashwa and INS Magar so far.
Indian Navy Ship (INS) Airavat carrying 198 Indian citizens, who were stranded in Maldives, arrived in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi on June 23. All the passengers were screened and their luggage was disinfected, upon arrival. The third phase of Operation 'Samudra Setu' initiative was started by the Centre and Indian Navy to bring back citizens stranded overseas amid COVID-19 pandemic.
Indian Navy Ship (INS) Airavat left Port of Male in Maldives for Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu) after embarkation of 198 Indian citizens. 5th round of operation Samudra Setu for evacuation of Indians from Maldives is underway. Operation was launched in May to repatriate stranded citizens amid coronavirus situation.
A 9th standard student, Arshad, has manufactured a bicycle-shaped motorbike by using scrap materials from his father's automobile workshop in Kochi. It took him one and a half month. Motorbike was manufactured with the tyres, disc brakes, LED lights and handles of other bikes. It has range of 50 km in 1-litre petrol. Arshad spent nearly 10,000 rupees to build the motorbike.
A few churches in Kochi have decided to remain shut in view of the spread of COVID-19. Churches under Ernakulam-Angamaly archdiocese would not offer services till June 30 in Kerala, according to an official statement. "This decision has been taken in view of the spread of COVID-19 in the areas under its jurisdiction," said Archbishop Antony Kariyil, the Metropolitan Vicar of the Ernakulam-Angamaly archdiocese. Father Jerome Chamanikodathu said that the opening of churches amid COVID-19 could lead to more disaster. "Earlier we were asking for the opening of churches. However, amid COVID-19 opening of churches could lead to more problems. Therefore, it has been decided not to open St. Francis Xavier's church, St. Sebastian's church and St. Antony's church in Kochi and we will wait till June 30," said Fr. Jerome Chamanikodathu, Vicar of St. Francis Xavier's church under Roman Catholic Church-Archdiocese of Verapoly.
Adlux International Convention and Exhibition Centre at Angamaly in Kerala's Kochi has been converted into a 200-bed COVID-19 care centre. The step has been taken in the wake of increase in the number of cases in the state. The centre will start functioning from next week. State Minister VS Sunil Kumar inspected the facility on June 06. The total number of active cases in Kerala stands at 1030.
As monsoon arrived in Kerala, heavy rainfall led to water-logging in parts of Thiruvananthapuram on June 02. India Meteorological Department (IMD) had issued yellow alert in 9 districts of Kerala including Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Malappuram and Kannur on June 01.
A Village in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram is on its way to promote Sanskrit language. The Karamana people are moving towards one of the oldest languages again. To promote Sanskrit language, a tea seller is giving discount of Rs 1 on every tea ordered in Sanskrit. The menu of the tea stall is also in Sanskrit. The village also has boards on its every street with Sanskrit quotes.
Bus service has resumed in Kerala's Kottayam as state government suspended complete lockdown on June 28. The state will continue to observe night curfew from 9pm to 5am. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Kerala has reached 3876, including 22 deaths so far.
Air India flight from Ukraine landed at Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport. The flight carrying 144 Indians landed in Madhya Pradesh's Indore on June 30. District Health Department screened the passengers..