Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting scheduled on June 24 with political leaders of Jammu and Kashmir is about the delimitation exercise; Delta Plus variant, mutated version of the more aggressive B.1.617.2 strain causes concern; Delhi recorded 124 new Covid-19 cases and seven deaths in the last 24 hours. This is the lowest daily Covid-19 count the city has seen after February 16; Tomorrow, on the 7th International Yoga Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 6:30 am.
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Jammu and Kashmir's Peoples Democratic Party chief and former Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti is reportedly planning to skip the meeting with PM Modi. Narendra Modi scheduled a meeting with leaders of 8 political parties of Jammu and Kashmir in Delhi on June 24.
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah chaired a high-level meeting in Delhi to review development projects in Jammu and Kashmir. Twitter India faced tough questions today including why it had not appointed a Chief Compliance Officer in India as it faced the Shashi Tharoor-led parliamentary committee on IT. A group of medical experts surveyed by news agency Reuters has projected that India’s next Covid-19 wave, the country’s third, would arrive here by October and other news.
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Guru Tegh Bahadur COVID care centre in Delhi is all set to begin operation from today with 400 beds. All the beds are supported with the supply of medical oxygen. Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee took the initiative to set up the COVID care centre. The facility will fulfil all medical requirements of patients including doctors, nurses and medicines. Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president, Manjinder Singh Sirsa said, "The facility has 400 beds to mark the 400th anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur. It will have all facilities, complete with oxygen concentrators, doctors, paramedics and own ambulances. No money will be charged from patients, all medicines, oxygen and food would be free." He further added, "I thank Amitabh Bachchan for his contribution of Rs 2 crores to the facility. He also said 'Sikhs are Legendary'."
India is fighting the devastating second wave of coronavirus. Different organisations are also doing their bit to ease the pressure on country's health infrastructure. Taking a step in this direction, Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has also offered a helping hand in an effort to beat the pandemic. Gurdwara Sri Rakabganj Sahib has been converted into a 250 oxygen beds COVID care centre. The facility will fulfil all the medical requirements of patients including doctors, nurses and medicines. Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain also visited the COVID care facility and reviewed the progress on May 05. This COVID care centre will be opened for the public soon. On an average, Delhi is reporting over 20,000 COVID cases every day.
With the Coronavirus pandemic putting up many challenges in front of the authorities, feeding the hungry remains a tough one. Extending a helping hand in such a scenario are the members of the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee who are preparing 'Langar' or free food for Covid-19 patients and families that are facing a crisis of food scarcity. Volunteers, including both men and women, are preparing and packing food on a mass scale in the kitchen of New Delhi's Famous Sikh Shrine, Bangla Sahib Gurudwara to distribute them among the needy people. The members of the Committee have also issued a toll-free helpline number where the patients could contact and get free food after producing the COVID-19 positive report. At present, when the whole country is in the grip of the pandemic, in such a situation, a number of people cutting across the religious lines are coming forward and extending their helping hand to those in need.