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By Kanan Parmar
Coronavirus, a large family of deadly viruses has taken the world by storm. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain of disease that was first discovered in China in 2019.
The deadly virus is everywhere and not taking proper precautions to prevent COVID-19 can be proven dangerous for your lives. As of now, there are more than 250,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases around the world. But what’s scary is that there are still many undetected cases around the world.
Coronavirus clearly doesn’t differentiate between the rich and poor and many famous personalities from around the world have been tested positive for having COVID-19.
Here’s a list of these popular faces from around the world, who are now COVID-19 patients:
1. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson are both American actors and producers. Both of them were tested positive for having coronavirus in Austalia. The actor took to Instagram to annouce about his wife’s and his ill-health. The couple has been released from the hospital and are now in self-quarantine. Both of them are isolated and are recovering slowly.
2. Idris Elba
Idris Elba is an English actor, writer, producer, DJ, musician, rapper and singer. On the 16th of March, Elba announced that he was diagnosed with COVID-19 amid the pandemic. According to a video the actor posted on Twitter, he feels “OK” and is showing no symptoms of the disease.
3. Olga Kurylenko
Olga Konstiantinivna Kurylenko is a Ukrainian-born French actress and model. She is best-known for her role in the James Bond film, Quantun of Solace. The actress was tested positive from having coronavirus on March 15. The actress has noted progress and is slowly recovering now.
4. Kristofer Hivju
Kristofer Hijvu is a 41-years-old Norwegian actor, best-known for his role in the popular TV drama Game of Thrones. On March 16, the actor announced that he was tested positive for having the novel coronavirus. The actor reported mild symptoms of cold.
5. Rachel Matthews
Rachel Lynn Matthews is an American actress who is popularly known for her roles in the films Happy Death Day and Frozen 2. The 26-years-old actress took to Instagram to announce that she was tested positive for coronavirus.
6. Charlotte Lawrence
Charlotte Lawrence is a young American singer-songwriter and model who is 19-years-old. The teenage celebrity was diagnosed with having COVID-19. The singer has urged everyone to take self-isolation seriously and has advised her fans to follow all the necessary precautions to prevent this deadly disease.
7. Daniel Dae Kim
Daniel Dae Kim is a 51-years-old actor, voice actor and producer who is popular for his roles in the movie Lost, Hawaii Five-0, Angel and the TV series Saints Row. The actor believes that he got COVID-19 while shooting for his upcoming series, “New Amsterdam”. Since then, the actor has been updating his followers about his health progress on Twitter.
8. Kanika Kapoor
Kanika Kapoor is an Indian playback singer. The singer was tested positive for COVID-19 on March 20. After her return from London to India, she threw a grand party with around 400 guests in Lucknow. The party was attended by prominent personalities and bureaucrats. The singer was criticised for not following the ‘self-quarantine’ advisory and not undergoing a test post-travel.
9. Itziar Ituño
Itziar Ituño is a Spanish actress who is best-known for a role as Inspector Raquel Murillo in the Spanish TV series Money Heist. The actress was tested positive for having Coronavirus on March 19 and since then she has been in self-isolation.
10. Indira Varma
Indira Ann Varma is a British actress who is populary known for her roles in the movie “Kamasutra: A Tale of Love” and the TV series “Game of Thrones. On March 19, the actress revealed that she was tested positive for having coronavirus.
1. Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 31-years-old NBA star is kept under complete isolation after being tested for having COVID-19.
2. Daniele Rugani
Daniele Rugani is a profession Italian footballer. He plays as a centre back for Serie A club Juventus and the Italy national team. On March 11, the footballer announced that he was tested positive for COVID-19 but did not show any symptoms.
3. Rudy Gobert
Ruby Gobert is a French basketballer player who plays for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The payer was tested positive for having coronavirus on March 11. He was one of the first sportsmen to be diagnosed with the disease.
4. Donovan Mitchell
Donovan Vernell Mitchell Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association. The basketballer revealed about being diagnosed with COVID-19 and the star is being called the face of prevent of coronavirus.
5. Mikel Arteta
Mikel Arteta Amatriain is a Spanish professional football coach and is also a former player. Arteta was tested positive for COVID-19 and is now on the road to recovery. Around 100 Arsenal personnel, including the first-team squad and coaching staff, have been self-isolating since Arteta’s positive test.
6. Callum Hudson
Callum James Hudson-Odoi is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League club Chelsea and the England national team. The 19-years-old sportsman has made a great progress after being diagnosed with COVID-19 .
1. Sophie Trudeau
Sophie Grégoire, also known as Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, is the wife of the 23rd prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau. Sophie was kept on isolation after having mild symptoms of COVID-19 and being diagnosed with the same on March 12. She said, “Although I’m experiencing uncomfortable symptoms of the virus, I will be back on my feet soon.”
2. Peter Dutton
Peter Craig Dutton is an Australian Liberal Party politician serving as Minister for Home Affairs since 2017, and has served as Member of Parliament for Dickson since 2001. The 49-years old politician was tested positive for having coronavirus on March 13. He was discharged from the hospital 5 days later and is now following the self-isolation norms.
3. Mario Diaz Balart
Mario Rafael Díaz-Balart Caballero is a Republican U.S. Representative for Florida’s 25th congressional district. The 58-years old politician was tested positive for having coronavirus on March 18. Balart said that the virus is really bad and the symptoms are very painful. “COVID-19 hit me really bad, he added.
4. Nadine Dorries
Nadine Vanessa Dorries is a British politician serving as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Patient Safety since 2019. She has also authored many books. She was diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 10. It is unknown how many meetings Dorries attended as a carrier of the virus.
5. Iraj Harirchi
Iraj Harirchi Tabrizi is an Iranian politician and physician. He is current deputy minister of Health and Medical Education. He was tested positive for COVID-19 on February 25 and has been self-quarantined.
6. Begona Gomez
Begona Gomez, the wife of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, was tested positive for coronavirus on March 15. Her condition has so far been reported to be “good.”
7. Francis Suarez
Francis Xavier Suarez is an American attorney and politician serving as the 43rd mayor of Miami. Suarez confirmed that he was infected by coronavirus on March 15. He is the second person confirmed to be infected in Miami-Dade County.
8. Prince Albert II of Monaco
Albert II is the reigning Prince of Monaco and head of the princely house of Grimaldi. He confirmed that he was infected by coronavirus on March 15.
The Centre on Wednesday directed all Union Ministries and Departments to clear Air India's dues immediately. An office memorandum from the Finance Ministry's Department of Expenditure said: "Recently, the Government of India has decided to disinvest Air India, and the process of disinvestment of Air India and Air India Express is ongoing.""Air India has stopped extending credit facilities on account of purchase of air tickets. Therefore, all Ministries or Departments are directed to clear Air India's dues immediately." "Air tickets from Air India may be purchased in cash till further instructions."
In 2009, the Centre had mandated that Central government officers travel via Air India for all official purposes including availing of LTC. On Monday, conglomerate Tata Group entered into a share purchase agreement with the Central government for buying out the latter's stake in national carrier Air India, Air India Express, and AISATS.
Earlier, a Letter of Intent was issued to the Tata Group. After the SPA, Tata Group would need to fulfill the conditions precedent in the agreement before taking over the airline. The rest of the transaction is expected to be completed by December.
Tata Sons' subsidiary Talace emerged as the highest bidder for the national carrier under the divestment process. Talace had quoted an enterprise value of Rs 18,000 crore for 100 per cent equity shareholding of the Centre in Air India along with that of Air India Express and AISATS. (IANS/ MBI)
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Sports betting has been around for centuries for the audience to not only watch the sport but to get more deeply involved in the match. It is a fun and often profitable activity for the viewer to win some extra fortune or simply get some extra sweat while watching the game. At first glance, sports betting may look like it's pure luck, but when you indulge deeper into the activity you realize it is more of a calculative and research activity than just pure luck. We must note that yes, luck does play a certain role to some extend but a win is not completely dependent on luck, if you're putting your bets on a certain team you have to make sure to do some research about the players on the team, history of wins and losses of the team and compare the probability of winning and then place bets.
Even though sports betting has existed since the ancient era, it was not until recently that it became increasingly popular among the youth. This happened due to the legalization of the activity and the rise of online sports betting. The technological revolution has expanded the sports betting industry, offering the bettors new markets and ways to bet. The only major difference between online bookmarkers and traditional brick-and-mortar venues of sports betting is that now you can place bets online from your mobile devices, laptops, computers etc.
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Online sports betting allows the sports enthusiastic bettors to place their sports bet online from wherever they are on real-life happening sports events. For instance, if there is a match between Chelsea F.C. and Machester United in the English Premier League, you can place wagers on either of the team to win from your comfort space, on your device and if you correctly predict the outcome, you'll win money.
How to Bet on Sports?
Sport betting gives more thrill and involvement in the sport to the bettor.Istockphoto
Now that you understand the basic mechanism of sports betting, how and where should you place your bets? For new bettors, sports betting can be a little intimidating because you're putting real money as stakes and no one wants to lose it. Here are the steps to place your sports bets online:
Choose a betting site: The first step to placing your sports bets is to find a reliable sports betting site. BetRivers sportsbook is one of the most popular sports betting sites in the US which also has a mobile app. It has a solid design with intuitive navigation, user friendly and polished layout.
Sign up: After choosing the website, you must sign up and provide simple details like your name, email address, age etc. to verify your proof of identity and if you're legally allowed to start betting in the state or not.
Deposit money in your online sportsbook: Once you've registered an account, you can immediately deposit some money and place your bets on the sport of your choice. Most online sports betting platforms accept numerous deposit methods. BetRivers accepts various methods like online banking, Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, pay+, etc; and withdrawing money is as simple as depositing the amount.
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Locate the market: Before placing your first bet, pinpoint the sports you want to place bets on, then select specific competitions or leagues that interests you the most. Then you need to find a team you want to bet on. Do some research on the odds and market. Once you've made up your mind you can bet your money on your prediction.
Place your first bet: Once you're certain about your bet, you're required to enter the amount you want to bet. Most sites give you a preview of how much a bettor stands to win in the bet slip. If you're satisfied with the odds, you can happily hit the button to confirm your bet and wait for the results.
Enjoy the game: The bet has been placed, the game has started, now all you need to do is sit back, relax and watch the game and let your bet come in.
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It is indeed good news that the book showcasing the wisdom of India in the eyes of Western intellectuals is getting due recognition and appreciation from other states and abroad. After Karnataka and Punjab, the Government of Assam has recently consented to translate the research-based book by Shillong-based author - Shri Salil Gewali titled "Great Minds on India". The Chief Minister of Assam - Shri Himanta Biswa Sarma was amazed to know that so many top western scientists and philosophers have drawn a considerable amount of inspiration from ancient scriptures of India, particularly in the studies of modern physics, linguistic and astronomy. In the recent meeting with the author, the Chief Minister had highly appreciated Gewali's book and promised to read it thoroughly. Gewali's book was also approved for translation in the year 2020 by the former Chief Minister – Shri Sarbananda Sonowal but due to COVID-19, the translation work was delayed.
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Furthermore, the two scholars from Canada --- Dr Hema Murty -- Air Space Engineer at the University of Toronto, and Dr. Harsh H Thakkar of Sheridan College of Brampton, Ontario have sought permission from Mr. Gewali for the translation of 'Great Minds on India' into the Sanskrit language. After the translation, the Sanskrit edition will be published and circulated and utilized by Samskrita Bharati of Canada, besides its other branches in India, USA and UK. Gewali says that the book that has been praised by countless scholars and publication by the Government of Karnataka and Punjab has so far been translated into thirteen languages, including German.
'Great Minds of India' by Salil Gewali is an impressive compact book discussing the power that Indian ancient wisdomFile
A university scholar from Winchester, United Kingdom - Ms. Janet Murphy remarks:
" 'Great Minds of India' by Salil Gewali is an impressive compact book discussing the power that Indian ancient wisdom, thought and way of life had an impact on western minds, especially those who are of great historical significance, such as Voltaire, Albert Einstein, Ralph Emerson, Julius Robert Oppenheimer, Mark Twain, HG Wells et al. It is hoped all right-thinking scholars will find Gewali's work extremely applaudable."