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The Weekly Focus Edition 47

This time, we're really in it together

From cricketers to countries, everyone's donating various supplies to the struggling Indians. Countless heroic and kind deeds aren't covered by news sources, but they are well and truly there. Almost every country, no matter of the diplomatic relations have offered help and dozens have already sent various medical requirements such as oxygen and ventilators. While these big governments are playing their part, the people are doing just the same. Various organizations have popped up all across India to help patients find beds, get healthcare, receive funding and get fresh food. A rickshaw driver converted his humble ride into a life-saving ambulance. A man sacrificed his life so that another younger patient could get treatment.

All of these unsung heroes are ordinary people, just like us. If we play our part, we can and will get through this. Along with them, many famous cricketers have pledged huge amounts of money for many causes. Pat Cummins started it with a 50,000 dollar donation, and since then many more have chipped in. From Brett lee to Sachin Tendulkar to Shikhar Dhawan and even Jaydev Unadkat, everyone's helping out. And once again, if they can we can too. Get vaccinated. Stay at home. These steps will get us out of the pandemic. Please, just follow the rules and we will get through this together.

By Vivaan Dharamshi.

How do you register for a Covid-19 vaccine?

The registration for the Covid vaccine for everyone above 18 started on 28th April and 4pm through the Cowin Portal or Aarogya Setu app. How can you register through the Cowin Portal-

  1. The first step would be to open the Cowin Portal and click on “Register/Sign In Yourself”.

  2. Enter your mobile number and enter an OTP. you can also sign in through the Aarogya Setu or UMANG app.

  3. After you receive it, enter the OTP.

  4. After verification, register for the vaccination.

  5. Enter all of your personal information such as- Photo ID proof, Photo ID Number, Name, Gender, Year of Birth. The format of Photo ID allowed is-

  • Aadhaar card

  • Driving License

  • PAN card

  • Passport

  • Pension Passbook

  • NPR Smart Card

  • Voter ID Card (EPIC)

After registration, you can schedule the time of your vaccine.

The same thing can be done for Aarogya Setu or the UMANG app.

The current situation in India is bad, and getting vaccinated will help greatly not just for the country, but for you too. If you have any further questions, please ask us in the comments section below, and we will do our best to answer them.

By Krishnav Bubna

Football News

It is suspended! After so many protests from fans and so many statements from players, it has been decided. The European Super League is to be kept on hold for the time being. After 9 teams left the competition the board decided to pause before the league even started. The UEFA Champions League semi-finals have begun with Real Madrid playing Chelsea and Manchester City playing Paris-Saint Germaine. The French team took an early lead but after 2 goals from City in the 68th and 71st minute, Mauricio Pochettino and his team went home with their heads down. Chelsea and the Blanco's ended their game in a 1-1 draw. The UEFA Europa League semi-finals have also begun with a bang. Manchester United played FC Roma and Villareal FC played FC Arsenal. The match between Manchester United and Roma looked as if it were almost over with Roma leading by 1 goal and the Manchester United players looking a bit down. But after the half time break, the Red Devils put on a show. The game ended 6-2, one of United’s highest-scoring games this season. Arsenal ended up losing 2-1 to Roma. In La Liga, FC Barcelona missed out on the best chance they could have ever hoped for the title after losing 2-1 to Granada. At first, it looked as if the Blaugrana would win, but soon the tables had turned and disappointment was on every Barcelona player’s face.

By Saveer Solanki

Other News

  • 44 people killed in a stampede at a pilgrimage site in Israel.

  • World crosses 1 billion vaccine doses given.

  • Belgium turns around 23,000 guns into recycled steel as a part of a green project.

  • Germany to return many key artefacts and statues looted from Nigeria in the colonial ages back to Nigeria.

  • Amazon experiences a record-breaking surge in profits, up to over 8 billion in the first quarter this year.

  • CSK top the table with 10 points, SRH stuck at the bottom with just 2 points.

  • Warner becomes the first player in IPL history to smash 50 fifties

  • Ravichandran Ashwin pulls out of the IPL, wants to be near his family in such unprecedented times.

  • Shooting world cup cancelled due to Covid-19

For the Latest IPL Updates, watch the latest Edition of IPL Analysed over here!

Tech News

  • Nintendo Console made for the queen up for sale on eBay.

  • Apple's sales hit a record 89 billion in the first quarter.

  • Bitcoin jumps after Tesla encourages its value.

  • Microsoft Teams experienced a small outage globally, Microsoft says it’s solved now.

Finding Audrey

Rating: ★★★★★

Age: 12+

Find it here: Amazon India

Author: Sophie Kinsella

Genre: Young adult, fiction

Review: Hiding the essence of the book at first from the reader, Kinsella musters hints of confusion in the reader's mind, who stay longing for an answer to the problems presented. However, in relation to the protagonist, Audrey, is a thirteen-year-old girl with [SPOILER ALERT] a mental illness that has been caused by bullying. The book talks about how she slowly comes out of her shell, through dark sunglasses, coconut mint ice cream, and her brother’s best friend. No, it’s not what you’re thinking; go check it out, it's worth your time and read, trust me.

On 25th April 1964, the Hubble Telescope was put into orbit.

On 26th April 1478, Lorenzo de Medici and his brother, Giuliano de Medici (who was killed) were attacked by Pazzi conspirators.

On 27th April 1945, Benito Mussolini was captured by Italian partisans.

On 28th April 1910, Claude Graham-White flew the first night flight.

On 29th April 1990, cranes began destroying the Berlin Wall.

On 30th April 1789, George Washington was inaugurated as the first US president.

On 1st May 1931, the Empire State Building was opened.

Humans are the only animals which enjoy spicy food!

By Vivaan Dharamshi

Edited by Nirvaan Zaveri

Stay Home, Stay Safe and Get Vaccinated!

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