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Lambda corona more dangerous than delta

  • The newly emerging Lambda corona is more likely to cause death than the Delta type corona currently dominating the UK. The virus is currently spreading rapidly. In the last 4 weeks alone, the Lambda corona has spread to more than 30 countries.
  • This type of corona was first discovered in the South American country of Peru. That country has the highest corona death rate in the world. The Pan American Health Organization reports that 82 percent of new coronaviruses in Peru are diagnosed with lambda corona.
  • Although the prevalence of that type of corona is high in Peru, a study conducted in Chile last May and June found that 31 percent of new corona patients were diagnosed with Lambda type corona.
New Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Modi
  • After the expansion of the Union Cabinet, a meeting with Cabinet Ministers, chaired by Prime Minister Modi, was held at his residence. Following this, a meeting of the Union Council of Ministers was held with the participation of 77 Ministers as Cabinet Ministers, Associate Ministers with Private Responsibility and Associate Ministers.
  • Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the Union Cabinet had approved an allocation of Rs 1 lakh crore to improve agriculture in the country. He said the Union Cabinet had approved amendments to the Coconut Board Act to increase coconut farming and bring transparency in the Coconut Board.
  • Accordingly, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that a person from the farming community would be appointed as the chairman of the Coconut Board and those from Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat would be given representation on the board.
  • The central government has set aside Rs 23,123 crore as emergency funds to facilitate the spread of the corona virus. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The fund will provide 20,000 ICU beds in 736 districts.
  • Out of the total allocation of Rs 23,000 crore, the central government will spend Rs 15,000 crore. Rs 8,000 crore will be allocated to the states. These funds will be spent over the next 9 months.
4th installment of Revenue Deficit Grant - Rs 9,871 crore disbursed to 17 states including Tamil Nadu
  • A nationwide curfew was imposed last year to control the spread of the corona. The tax revenue of the Central and State Governments was greatly affected during that period. In this situation, the 15th Finance Commission recommended to the Central Government to provide funds to overcome the revenue deficit of the states where expenditure is higher than revenue.
  • In other words, the Fifteenth Finance Commission has recommended to the Central Government to provide a grant of Rs 1,18,452 crore to the 17 states which are facing revenue shortfall after the revenue sharing between the Central and State Governments in the financial year 2021-22.
  • Under Section 275 of the Constitution, the Finance Committee recommended that the subsidy be provided in 12-month installments to revenue-deficient states.
  • Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttarakhand and West Bengal were selected as 17 states eligible for revenue deficit subsidy.
  • Based on the gap between the revenue estimates of these states and their expenditure, the Finance Committee decides the revenue deficit subsidy amount for the states and recommends it to the Ministry of Finance.
  • As per the recommendation of the Finance Committee, the 4th installment of Rs. 9,871 crore has been disbursed by the Expenditure Department of the Ministry of Finance. According to the Finance Ministry, 33.33 per cent of the total allocation or Rs 39,484 crore has been disbursed as revenue deficit subsidy so far.
The smallest cow in the world
  • 30 km to Dhaka. Many people have come to see the cow named Rani in the distant town of Sarigram, despite the corona restrictions. The cow, which is bred on a farm in the town, is just 66 cm tall. Is also elongated. According to the farm owners, the 26-month-old cow is the smallest cow in the world.
July 06: World Animal Disease Prevention Day
  • World Zoonoses Day is observed on July 6 each year to commemorate the day the French vaccinator Louis Pasteur first discovered the vaccine for rabies, a zoonotic disease, on July 6, 1885. Theme of the day for 2021: 'Let's break the chain of Zoonotic transmission'.

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