In the last 24 hours, India registered 13,154 new Covid-19 cases and 268 deaths, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday.
With the new fatalities, the total death toll has climbed to 4,80,860.
Meanwhile, the Omicron infection tally has climbed at 961 across the nation, of 320 patients have been discharged from hospitals.
The Ministry confirmed that a total of 22 states have reported detecting the new variant.
Meanwhile, the recovery of 7,486 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,42,58,778. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.38 per cent.
India’s active caseload is 82,402, which account for 0.24 per cent of the country’s total positive cases.
Also, 11,99,252 tests were conducted across the country in the same period, increasing the total tally to 67.64 crores.
The weekly positivity rate at 0.76 per cent has remained less than 1 per cent for the last 46 days now.
The daily positivity rate at 1.10 per cent has also remained below 2 per cent for the last 87 days and less than 3 per cent for 122 consecutive days now.
With the administration of 63,91,282 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s Covid inoculation coverage reached 143.83 crores as of Thursday morning.
More than 16.93 crore balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs, said the Ministry.
Admin Declares 6 Locations as Micro Containment Zones
Jammu DC Anshul Garg has declared 6 locations as micro-containment zones
Trai mandates telcos to provide pre-paid mobile recharge plans with 30-day validity
On Thursday, regulators Trai said that telecom operators would have to provide recharge plans with a validity of 30 days for pre-paid customers.
The step is expected to reduce the number of recharges done by a customer during a year.
Currently, telecom operators provide recharge plans with a validity of 28 days, leading to thirteen recharges during the year for customers who look for monthly recharge.
“Every telecom service provider shall offer at least one plan voucher, one special tariff voucher and one combo voucher having a validity of thirty days,” Trai said in a notification.
The notification mandates mobile phone service providers to provide one plan voucher, one special tariff voucher and one combo voucher, which shall be renewable on the same day of every month.
Further, telecom companies have been ordered to comply with the order within 60 days from the day of notification of the rules.
Three terrorists affiliated with LeT, TRF held in J-K’s Ganderbal
Ganderbal Police along with the teams of 24 Rashtriya Rifles and 115 Batallion of CRPF on Friday arrested three terrorists who are allegedly affiliated with proscribed outfits Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the Resistance Front (TRF), said a statement by the Indian army on Saturday.
Two pistols, three magazines, and two Chinese grenades were recovered from the accused persons, added the statement.
The three were identified as Faisal Manzoor, a resident of Braripora Shopian, Azhar Yaqoob, a resident of Zaipora, Shopian, and Nasir Ahmad Dar, a resident of Begam Kulgam, as per the statement.
“During preliminary questioning, the three revealed their affiliation with proscribed outfit LeT/TRF and indulgence in various terror-related activities in the district,” said the statement.
An FIR had been registered and further investigation is underway.
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