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New #COVID19 Hotspots in #India

States reporting highest number of cases in July:
🔝5⃣: #Maharashtra, #TamilNadu, #Delhi, #Karnataka, #Telangana

States reporting highest number of deaths in July:
🔝5⃣: #Maharashtra, #TamilNadu, #Delhi, #Karnataka, #WestBengal

Emerging #COVID19 Hotspots in #India

States with more than 50% of total cases in July:

🔝#Karnataka, #Telangana, #AP, #Assam, #Kerala, #Odisha, #Bihar.

States with more than 50% of total deaths in July:
🔝#Karnataka, #Assam, #Odisha, #Bihar, #AP, #JammuAndKashmir

Which States may be Manipulating Data?

States with lowest ratio of Active Cases VS Cases in July:
🔝#Telengana #Odisha #Delhi #Haryana #Assam #Bihar

States discharging patients quickly:
🔝#Bihar #Odisha #Telengana #Haryana #Assam

#RecoveryRate is not reliable!
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Large charismatic birds with disproportionately large beaks and distinctive calls, #hornbills are the #farmers of our #forests. Today’s #WildAboutFacts series focuses on these feathered foresters.

Join us & share your hornbill images!

Rufous-necked Hornbills
📷Sarbajit Ghosh

There are 62 #hornbill species in the world, with 32 in #Asia and 30 in #Africa.

#India is home to 9 of them including the #GreatHornbill, the #MalabarPiedHornbill and the #RufousNeckedHornbill.

Malabar Pied Hornbill
📷 @samyak15

Several #hornbill species have a distinct #casque on their upper mandible. #GreatHornbills have a prominent #yellow and #black casque.

📷 Keya Das
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Welcome back to another episode of the #WildAboutFacts series. Today, we are taking over your feed with pictures and #trivia of one of the most alluring creatures from the #wild, the #RedPanda.

Join us, share your #photographs of the #Firefox of the #Himalayas.

📷Sourav Mondal

Its distinctive fur has earned this species monikers such as #Firefox, Firecat, or Fire-coloured Cat. Arguably, the #RedPanda is the only true #Panda, as the #GiantPanda, which is believed to be closely related, belongs to the #bear family.

📷Senthil Murugan

Around half of the #RedPanda’s natural habitat lies in the Eastern #Himalayas#Nepal, #Sikkim, northern #WestBengal, #Bhutan, and #ArunachalPradesh.

Its remaining home is in northern #Myanmar and a few provinces of central #China.

📷Ramshesha N
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THREAD: Why is DISCHARGE numbers higher than positive #Covid19 cases in #WestBengal?
Why there’s nothing to celebrate yet!

Revised policy by @ICMRDELHI says mild & moderate patients can be DISCHARGED if they don’t have fever for 3 days & their oxygen saturation isn’t below 95%
#WestBengal Govt in sync with @ICMRDELHI guidelines decided that mild, moderate & asymptomatic #Covid patients can be discharged without testing with a week-long self-isolation protocol at home. This to make beds available for critical patients with rising numbers.
According to @wbdhfw the improved numbers of patients discharged compared to the total active cases are not reflected in #Kolkata. In Kolkata, the state data says, 1,548 people have been discharged and there are 2,097 active cases.
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Moving average of new cases of #COVID19 and new deaths in #India

#Gujarat has a way higher case fatality ratio than the national value, followed by #WestBengal and #MadhyaPradesh.

We need the CFR to fall to 0!


@aparanjape @c_aashish @MulaMutha @nebuer42 @oommen
In the next 12 states, #Telangana has the worst CFR followed by #Punjab - though the latter is lower than the national CFR.

#Uttarakhand has seen a sudden spike in deaths over the last few days, though luckily the base is low

Deaths due to #COVID19 in #India is yet to really slowdown, we need this to happen.

Early #detection, #quarantine, #treatment & #Masks4All is crucial for this.

Given that we have to live with this for a while, we need to reduce the #deaths to zero!

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Some important, but valid questions arise as I reflect upon the protests that happened in opposition to #CAA all over the country. Collating my thoughts as a thread and sharing it. The questions are open for anyone to answer. (1/N)
@sakthi_ind93 @Swamy39 @MaridhasAnswers
The #CAA guarantees to instantly provide Citizenship to all persecuted minorities from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh, who entered India before 31st Dec, 2014. There are 30K+ such immediate beneficiaries who will now be granted Indian Citizenship. (2/N)
Now, questions are raised by few senior MPs and politicians about why Muslims have been excluded. Obvious reasons include:

1. Out of the 30k people who are awaiting Indian #citizenship for many years, there are Hindus, Sikhs, Parsi, Jain, Buddhist and Christians. (3/N)
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Internet shutdowns are generally instituted as a measure to curb violence & unrest in conflict ridden areas. Explanation offered by authorities is that the Internet makes it easier to spread rumors and false propaganda, making it more likely for violence to break out. @APC_News
There are primarily two acts under which Internet Shutdowns can be imposed by the government.
-Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code
-Section 5(2) of the Indian Telegraph Act coupled with Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services Rules which were notified in 2017. @CYRILLA
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****Long Thread on #PoolTesting****

This is the time for India to increase the ratio of #Pool tests.

The number of #COVID19 cases in #India has seen a constant rise over the past two weeks. This has been concerning considering that most cities are gradually coming out...
...of the lockdown. Domestic flights have resumed operations and soon, we may see other relaxations coming into effect. Offices and factories are opening up across states and this may certainly lead to a new wave of cases being identified.
#COVID19India #PoolTesting
As of the morning of 27th May, the top four infected states in India, which are Maharashtra, Tamilnadu, Gujarat & Delhi amount to around 67% of the total cases recorded in India. But, the concern has also been the rising number of cases in states that were very much in control...
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#WestBengal CM @MamataOfficial: Telecommunication is bad even in Secretariat nothing is working. In this situation who is forcing people to ptotest on road? It will take time this is not like a normal day. In districts several houses been completely damaged. (Cont)
CM @MamataOfficial: I am appealing to people- don't come on road just by listening to some others. Let us do our work peacefully. #Kolkata corporation commissioner has been removed yesterday new one has been appointed.

CM @MamataOfficial: there’s no electricity & water in pockets of #Kolkata. Unnecessarily some are creating unrest. This is not the time for all this. #CESC is pvt co. This is not in our hands. Due to Corona. Lots have gone home & there is less manpower. You have to understand.
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Just in | ’Amphan’ to make landfall on West Bengal coast on May 20 evening as extremely severe cyclonic storm with wind speeds up to 195 kmph: govt. PTI
#WestBengal #CycloneAmphan
Cyclone ‘Amphan’ will cause heavy to extremely heavy rainfall in coastal districts of West Bengal: govt.
West Bengal districts of East Medinipur, South and North 24 Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly, Kolkata likely to be worst affected by cyclone: govt.
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The last few days, I've received multiples messages asking me to confirm if the viral videos about communal clashes in Hooghly's Telinipara (#WestBengal) were true. Watch/read my ground report here: @TheQuint…
We visited Telinipara on 13 May, a day after the second round of violence, which started on 10 May. At the outset, I'd like to clarify that there were areas that we were stopped from going. As of now the situation in the area is under control, though tense.
This is what we saw in chronological order. Firstly, right as we entered the area, BJP MPs Locket Chatterjee and Arjun Singh were meeting a crowd of locals in the area. They are in the middle of all these people here 👇
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#CycloneAmphan to Form and Intensify Over BoB; Threat Lingers Over North AP, Odisha and #WestBengal Coasts…

📷: (N Kanaka / BCCL, Visakhapatnam)
After two weeks of intense debate, most model projections are now agreeing that a cyclone will form over the Bay of Bengal by Saturday.

(Image credit: TWC Met Team)
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) confirmed on Thursday that the low-pressure area over the southeast Bay of Bengal is now well marked.

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#THREAD: #WestBengal To Restart Skeleton Bus Service & Cabs shortly.

Minimum bus service will be operated connecting nodal points of #Kolkata & adjoining areas for emergency purposes/frontline workers/migrant returnees who are travelling by roads or trains.
Per bus not more than 20 passengers will be allowed. Face mask will be mandatory for all travelling passengers.
FOR AAP CABS: Following passengers will be eligible:

•Frontline employees/service providers both govt and pvt sector
•Patients who have emergency or time bound treatment eg:dialysis.
•Persons engaged in emergency services as defined by govt orders.
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#Thread : the #humanitarian responses by #Muslim individuals n orgs during d #COVIDー19. This is not to please anyone but to put things on record. When hate has become d new normal, it becomes imperative to spread love n compassion. Mera paigham #Mohabbat hai jaha tak pahunche…
In #Bengaluru: Muslim Neighbours Step In To Help Bereaved Hindu Family via @BangaloreMirror

More here :
In #Indore : Muslim men carry a Hindu woman’s bier when relatives refused to help the family via @the_hindu

More here :
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Yesterday's event in #WestBengal

Today at around 2.00 p.m it came to the notice of certain people of our locality (Naktala, under Netaji Nagar P.S.) that two people (one of whom was a lady) dressed in complete PPE were taking out an unconcious patient from the back of an
ambulance (bearing registration number WB23D 9431) and placing him along with his belongings which included a nylon bag and few clothes on the footpath adjacent to the Allahabad Bank Naktala Branch and when asked as to why they were doing this, they accused these locals of
preventing them in their work and threatened to inform the police. When these locals along with some others in the adjacent buildings raised hue and cry I along with some other neighbours reached the spot and I personally asked the PPE clad people as to why they were placing the
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A state-wise analysis
- Underlying dynamics of the epidemic, the human factors and interventions that have resulted in the trends for each state - 10 states covered in this thread
- Reading the plots
Our customized epidemiological simulator for India-specific questions & the modelling parameters
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WATCH: Police attacked, crude bombs hurled, stone pelting as administration reached Churulia in Asansol #WestBengal to quarantine 5-6 locals to contain #Covid19 spread. Police & locals injured in clashes. Situation tensed. #Covid_19india #IndiaFightsCorona
UPDATE: At least 27 #WestBengal policemen injured in violence unleashed by locals in #Asansol.The OC has been brought in after both his legs were broken by locals! This is how we are thanking our #CovidWarriors for risking their lives & protecting us. No arrests yet. Shameful!
BREAKING: @Cpadpc ACTS AGAINST GOONS WHO ATTCKED #CovidWarriors. 7 arrested including 4 women. Criminal case filed,sections 147/148/149/188/325/326/307/332/333/186/354/353/379/427 IPC & 25/27 Arms Act, 9 (b) IE Act, 9 MPO Act, 3/4 DP Act, 51 (b) Slapped.
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The amount of Social service works done by a particular community during the National Crisis of which there is mass propaganda and targeting harassment Is done for Political benifits.

#Covid_19 #Muslim

The Masajids are being Utilized at the time of need, during the National Crisis,


NGO in Bangalore working together preparing Food kits and distributing to the Poor and those who are in need.


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Plastic waste is growing at a rapid rate. With cities being flooded with single-use plastic, Himalayan region is facing a similar crisis. A quick look at where all the Himalayan states stand with respect to plastic waste management. Follow this #TwitterThread!
@WasteAid @aplastic_planet @WorldResources @Anoopnautiyal1 @down2earthindia @CPCB_OFFICIAL @icimod @IMI_Info The estimated plastic waste generation in #ArunachalPradesh is approx. 3787 T/Y during 2018-19. There are no plastic manufacturing or recycling units in the state. There is a partial ban on the use of plastic carry bags in East Siang, Tawang, Leparada Changlang, Kameng & Tirap.
@WasteAid @aplastic_planet @WorldResources @Anoopnautiyal1 @down2earthindia @CPCB_OFFICIAL @icimod @IMI_Info @ChintanIndia #HimachalPradesh: The estimated plastic waste generation is approx. 3672 T/A during 2018-19. Statewide ban on plastic carry bags. Door to door waste collection system & the collected plastic waste utilized in WTE plants, road construction & co-processing in cement kilns.
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Today, it’s not just Republic Day, but also the establishment day of the state of West Bengal. Abnormal it may sound, but after much hardship #DrSyamaPrasadMukherjee was able to influence the Bengal Legislature to include the Hindu part of Bengal within India. #WestBengal
Mohammad Ali Jinnah very clearly said he will not settle for Bengal, if Calcutta is not given to Pakistan. If he succeeded in this demand, entire Bengal, Assam, Tripura and Manipur would fall in the lap of East Pakistan, now Bangladesh. #DrSyamaPrasadMukherjee #WestBengal
While our Communists found the demand for Pakistan very much justified, the #Congress too was almost ready to gift entire Bengal to Pakistan, ignoring the interests of its huge Hindu population. #DrSyamaPrasadMukherjee #WestBengal
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Here's a compilation of some timelapse animations that show different stories from across India over the 3 decades (1989 - 2018) . Created with @googleearth @EarthOutreach #newyear2020

1: Restless #Brahmaputra n tributaries meandering,changing course in #Assam
2. Growth of Brick Kiln industry in the banks of #Hooghly, #Rupnarayan rivers near #Kolkata (brown polygons close to the rivers' banks) #WestBengal
3. Embankment failure in #Kosi River (2008) caused flooding. It also left a sediment footprint that was visible from satellites. #Bihar
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BJP's failure in winning 'intellectual' debate became most apparent in #CAA. Reason lies with party. I worked in this space 4 too long to kno how long term agendas are set. Why intellectualism is equated to #Left leaning among a section in #WestBangal & #India. 1/n
I have been consistent in saying that #CAA is a major correction to the historic neglect to human tragedies from sustained flight of #Hindu & other minority from #EastPakistan/#Bangladesh. It's unfinished job of #Partition. 2/n
#Secularism will be threatened only when #India wil institutionally discriminate between two sets of citizens, as it happened in #Pakistan & #Bangladesh not by virtue of giving citizenship 2 d discriminated/persecuted in this 2 countries born out of discriminatory principles. 3/n
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Hindus are busy in celebrating "Secular New Year", while in Bengal, peacefuls are attacking Hindus.


2/n #WestBengal #Secularism

#WesBengal #Secularism

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Protests against #CitizenshipAmendmentAct | Waseem Khan, Chief Proctor of the #JamiaMiliaIslamia, said, "Police have entered the campus by force, no permission was given. Follow LIVE updates:
A political science student at the #Jamia University claimed that the police entered the library, hurled smoke bombs and baton charged the students.

Follow LIVE updates:
"Police ran after the students. They could have at least asked us but they just entered the university. They broke open our library and troubled our students," alleges #Jamia V-C Najma Akhtar.

Follow LIVE updates:
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