While ending 'Mann Ki Baat', Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to continue to remain vigilant against COVID. "Month of March is also the last month of our financial year that is why many of you will be busy. Our traders and businessmen will now be keeping busy, amongst all these works, we do not have to let our guard down against COVID. If you are healthy, happy and abiding by your duties the nation will keep progressing," said PM Modi.
A total of 1,43,01,266 beneficiaries have been vaccinated for COVID-19 across India. The country also reported 16,752 new COVID-19 cases and 11,718 discharges on Feb 28. With new infections, the COVID tally of the country stood at 1,10,96,731 while, active cases stand at 1,64,511. With 113 deaths in last 24 hours, death toll rose to 1,57,051.
The largest shipyard in Africa, Sandock Austral Shipyards, also holds the record for the biggest ship built on the continent. CNN’s Eleni Giokos caught up with company CEO, Prasheen Maharaj, to talk about the importance of diversification and expansion in the African maritime industry.
Quarantined guest Theo Paulse says he "felt like a prisoner" while in compulsory isolation inside Heathrow's Radisson Blu Edwardian hotel. He says it was "not a nice experience" and is relieved his quarantine has come to an end. Mr Paulse had been travelling from South Africa.
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A batch of foreign envoys arrived in Srinagar on February 17. They have come for a two-day visit to the union territory of JandK to assess the on-ground situation. This is the third such visit since the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019. Envoys from 24 nations- Chile, Brazil, Cuba, Bolivia, Estonia, Finland, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, EU, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, Italy, Bangladesh, Malawi, Eritrea, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal, Malaysia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan- are part of the delegation visiting JandK. Foreign envoys will assess the development work and the security situation in the union territory. The delegation will also travel to Srinagar and Jammu during their two-day visit. Their visit comes in the wake of District Development Council (DDC) and Block Development Council (BDC) elections and the revival of mainstream politics.
Shadow Chancellor Anneliese Dodds warned the government's shift in focus to prioritising commercial property over flexibility for businesses to pay back loans could lead to a "high street sell off." She added the Chancellor's grants for business "recognised the problems" but isn't the right solution. Report by Odonovanc. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
All the rappers have a reason to rejoice as the American social networking service company has announced to launch its' experimental 'rap' application on Saturday (local time). According to Tech Crunch, the new app named 'BARS' app, created by Facebook's internal RandD group- NPE Team will allow the rappers to select track beats from professionally created music on the application's platform. The users will then be able to create and share their own raps and videos on the platform. The application will also have a feature of auto-tune and will even suggest rhymes for the lyrics. This new experimental app will mark as the second musical effort from Facebook's NPE team after its music video app 'Collab'. Tech Crunch quoted that this initiative by the social media giant company can be an attempt to launch a 'Tik Tok' competitor in the market. The new app 'BARS' will be available in the iOS App Store in the US, while Facebook is suspected to slowly roll out the application for other users also.
Captain Sir Tom Moore's family have attended his funeral service today. The 100-year-old army veteran, who raised almost £33m for NHS charities by walking laps around his garden in Marston Moretaine, died in Bedford Hospital on 2 February after contracting Covid-19. Report by Odonovanc. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
New cases of the Buruli ulcer, a flesh-eating disease have been detected in parts of Australia mainly in the areas of Melbourne. Alarm has been raised after multiple cases have been identified in Australia. According to the World Health organization, ‘at least 33 countries with tropical, subtropical and temperate climates have reported buruli ulcer in Africa, South America, and Western Pacific regions.
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