After United Kingdom and South Africa, another new strain of COVID-19 has emerged in Nigeria, Africas top public health official informed on Thursday.
John Nkengasong, Head of Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said: It’s a separate lineage from the UK and South Africa. Nkengasong also informed that Nigeria CDC and the African Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases in that country – Africa’s most populous – will be analyzing more samples. Give us some time. It’s still very early, Nkengasong added.
Nkengasong said that the alert about the apparent new variant was based on two or three genetic sequences, but that and South Africa’s alert late last week were enough to prompt an emergency meeting of the Africa CDC this week. The news comes as infections surge again in parts of the African continent.
The Kale Foundation Trust takes up the initiative for beautification of Raja Rani square in Nagpur
The Kale Foundation Trust, motivated by social worker Anasuya Kale Chhabrani has taken the initiative for beautification of Raja Rani square which was initiated with installation of a sculpture of Raja Rani at the prominent Chowk in Civil Lines on 2nd October 2022, occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.
Completion of the beautification is expected to be done approximately by the end of this month.
Installation and inauguration of the Sculpture was done by the Honourable Municipal Commissioner and Administrator N.M.C Shri Radhakrishnan B (I.A.S).
On the occasion also present from N.M.C Garden Superintendent Shri Amol Chaurpagar.
Prominently present on the occasion were the Kale Foundation Trust Jt. Mng Trustees Shri Vilas Kale, Shri Praffula Kale and Trustees Shri Ashish Kale, Shri Jatin Kale.
Members of the Kale family were also present to grace the occasion.
Also present on the occasion were corporators Smt Pragati Patil,
Shri Kishor Jhichkar and Shri Nishant Gandhi.
Sculpture artists Shri Nana Misal and Shri Mautik Kate.
Trustee Shri Jatin Kale said, “Purshottam Balkrishna Kale and Anasuya Kale formed the Kale foundation trust in 1950 with aim to serve society and hoping that the family and future generations would carry their work forward.
With an objective of providing financial support for education, medical, help to the destitute and poor.
To promote educational institutions, hostels for students and aid to genuinely needy women. Smt. Anasuyabai Kale was a freedom fighter and also the first Member of parliament of Nagpur (1952). She was a two term Member of Parliament and is the only lady member of parliament from Nagpur constituency.”
‘Maharashtra State Under-13 Open and Girls FIDE Rating Selection Chess Championship’ ends today
There were no major upsets on first day after as seeded players sailed through in the first two rounds of Maharashtra State Under 13 Open & Girls FIDE Rating Selection Chess Championship 2022 organised by Chess Association Nagpur in association with G.H. Raisoni Sports and Cultural Foundation and Kalpana Prakash Welfare Foundation which coomenced at G H Raisoni Institute of Engineering & Technology College, Shraddha park ,Near MIDC Police Station, Hingna- Wadi Link Road Nagpur.
The Championship was inaugurated by Chief Guest and Arjuna & Dronacharya Awardee Sports Icon of Nagpur City Shri Vijay Munishwar jointly with Guest of Honour Shri Hemant Gandhi, Hon Secretary, Vidarbha Cricket Association by playing moves on Chess Board with each other at the Inauguration Function held on 2nd October 2022. Dr. Mrunal Naik, Project Head, Raisoni Group and Shri Amit Gandhare, PRO, Raisoni Group were prominently present on the occasion. Adv. Nishant Gandhi, President, Chess Association, Nagpur welcomed the Chief Guest Shri Munishwar whereas Guest of Honour Shri Hemant Gandhi was welcomed by Shri Bhushan Shriwas, Secretary, Chess Association Nagpur & Kalpana Prakash Welfare Foundation. The programme was compered by Shri S.S.Soman who introduced the guests and also proposed vote of thanks. Girish Vyas, ex-MLC and Vice President, Maharashtra Chess Association also visited the tournament venue and extended his good wishes to players.
The Championship is being held from 2nd to 4th October 2022 under the Aegis of Maharashtra Chess Association and All India Chess Federation and is a FIDE Rating Chess Championship. The Championship has attracted 155 participants (85 FIDE Rated) in Open Group and 65 participants (27 FIDE Rated) in Girls Group from all over the Districts of Maharashtra. Total Prizes amounting to Rs. 25000/- are at stake beside attractive Trophies and Medals. Being a FIDE Rating event there is Golden Opportunity for unrated players to become International Rated players. Overwhelmed with the huge response, the organisers have decided to give additional 3 trophies each for Best Under-11, Best Under-9 and Best Under-7 players who finish beyond main prize list in both the groups.
An Organising Committee headed by Adv. Nishant Gandhi, Organising Secretary Shri Bhushan Shriwas, MCA Tournament Committee Member Shri S.S.Soman and Organising Committee Members Shri Prayas Ambade, Shri Prathamesh Machave alongwith the Officials of Chess Association Nagpur, G.H.Raisoni Sports and Cultural Foundation and Kalpana Prakash Welfare Foundation are working for successful organization of event. Dr. Mrunal Naik, Project Head, Raisoni Group, Dr. Vivek Kapoor, Director, Raisoni Group and Shri Amit Gandhare, PRO, Raisoni Group have extended their co-operation for the event.
IA Ajinkya Pingale will be the Chief Arbiter assisted by Deputy Arbiter IA Deepak Chavan, SNA Amit Tembhurne, SNA Swati Kumbhalkar, SNA Uday Vagere, Sagar Sakhare, Shyam Agrawal, Prayas Ambade, Prathmesh Machave and Deep Jure.
If you’re happy the way things are running in Congress, vote for Mallikarjun Kharge: Shashi Tharoor
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor in an interaction at Dialogue @ Nation Next, speaks about Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and his Bharat Jodo yatra, the upcoming elections for Congress President against senior leader Mallikarjun Kharge and much more.
Watch the full interview here: