If you are travelling with your kid on your two-wheeler, you must check the latest traffic rules for two- wheeler before riding with your child.
According to the new Motor Vehicle Act, a child older than four years will be counted as the third person, if you are on a pillion ride. In such a situation, if you are riding on your two wheeler with your wife and the child (4-year old) is also accompanying you, then you would be challanned. According to Section 194A of the Motor Vehicles Act, “You can be made to pay a challan of Rs 1000 for violating this rule.”
Additionally, if you are making a pillion ride with your 4-year old child, and the child is not wearing a helmet, you would be Act, if the child is more than four years old and the child is not wearing a helmet, then you would be made to pay a challan of Rs 1000.
It may be recalled that in the end of March, the Road Transport & Highways extend the validity of motor vehicle documents like driving licence (DL), registration certificate (RC) and even permits till 30 June, 2021, in view of the ongoing pandemic.
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The Ministry in a circular wrote, taking into consideration the grim situation still continuing due to conditions for prevention of spread of COVID-19 across the country, it is advised that the validity of all of the above referred documents whose extension of validity could not be, or was not likely to be, granted due to lock-down and/or COVID -19 and which had expired since 1st of Feb, 2020 or would expire by 30th June 2021, the same may be treated to be valid till 30th June, 2021.
The ministry further advised enforcement authorities to treat such documents valid till 30th June 2021. This will help out citizens in availing transport related services. It may be the last advisory in this regard, it added.
COVID 19- Record breaking 4.12 lakh cases and 3,982 deaths
In a record-breaking update, the total covid 19 cases in the country today stands at 412,618. With this, the cumulative caseload has surged past 21 million, world meter showed this morning. The total number of death cases stands at 3,982, the highest ever.
If we look at the state-wise updates the condition is even worse as Maharashtra reported 57,640 new covid 19 cases, followed by Karnataka(50,112), Kerala (41,953), Uttar Pradesh (31,165), Delhi (20,000) in the last 24 hours.
The covid 19 cases in India is only surging by the day with no relief to be seen far and wide. Ever since the second wave of Covid 19 that groped the country in early March the situation has only worsened.
If we look at the state-wise updates the condition is even worse asMaharashtra reported 57,640 new covid 19 cases, followed by Karnataka(50,112), Kerala (41,953), Uttar Pradesh (31,165), Delhi (20,000) in the last 24 hours.
It is a well-known fact as to how the first wave of Covid19 wreck havoc the world over especially in the US. However, the condition is no different this time. At least the world report of Covid 19 cases says so. Let’s have a look a the world report of
The total number of covid infections the world over are 155,813,366 while the recovery rate is 133,972,734 while the death toll stands at 3,254,883. The US remains the worst-hit country with a total case of 33,321,074 followed by India, Brazil, France and Turkey. However, in the past seven days, India has added the highest cases which stand at 2,669,597 followed by Brazil (414,271) and the US (346,224)
COVID third phase inevitable, prepare for new waves: Centre’s top scientific advisor
A third phase of the deadly novel coronavirus pandemic is inevitable, claimed K Vijay Raghavan, the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India on Wednesday (May 5).
Addressing a press conference, Raghavan said, “A third wave is almost inevitable given the higher levels of circulating virus in the country. However, it is not clear on what time scale this phase three will occur. We should prepare for new waves,” said.
Shedding light on the transmission of the new strains of the infection he said, “Variants are transmitted same as original strain. It doesn’t have properties of new kinds of transmission. It infects humans in a manner that makes it more transmissible as it gains entry, makes more copies and goes on, same as original.”
Raghavan asserted that the vaccines are effective against the new COVID-19 strains as well. “Vaccines are effective against current variants. New variants will arise all over the world and in India too but variants that increase transmission will likely plateau. Immune evasive variants and those which lower or increase disease severity will arise going ahead.”
Further, he said, “Scientists of India and all over world are working to anticipate these kinds of variants and act against them rapidly by early warning and developing modified tools. It’s an intense research program, happening in India and abroad.”
Schools Must Reduce Fees As On-campus Facilities remain Closed
The Supreme Court on Tuesday made an observation that will be applicable to schools, colleges and other educational institutes. The Supreme Court bench led by Justice Khanwilkar asked the schools and educational institutions which are closed for more than a year and will remain closed till further orders to reduce the fees as their running and overhead costs of maintenance, electricity, petrol/diesel to run generators, water cost, stationery charges have come down with online classes.
The parents, who are demanding a cut in fees, told the bench that the schools have saved a colossal amount of money during the online classes towards electricity charges, water charges, stationery charges and other miscellaneous charges which are required for the physical running of the school.
Granting relief to the parents the court said “the fees would have been refixed by the regulation authority but decided to pass an order for 15 per cent cut to settle the issue once and for all.
The court also directed the schools not to prevent any student from attending online classes or offline classes on account of non-payment of fees or outstanding fees.
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