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Why Omicron is spreading rapidly than we ever thought? Can we expect rise in hospitalisations and deaths? FAQs answered

Do you have any doubts related to Omicron? No worries, we’ve got you covered with all the queries related to the highly transmissible variant. From why is it spreadingly rapidly to how dangerous it is, here’s everything you need to know.

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Covid-19 cases in India

The world is witnessing a sharp surge in Omicron cases in no time. Just when the coronavirus was coming under control, people started neglecting protocols thinking that the Covid-19 is over. The emergence of the highly contagious Covid-19 variant has shaken the country by storm.

India is observing a dramatic increase in Covid-19 cases with the Omicron tally crossing the 1,800 mark. Even though it is said that the Omicron variant is less severe than the Delta strain and there are fewer chances of being hospitalised, still it is spreading at a rapid pace.

Do you have any doubts related to Omicron? No worries, we’ve got you covered with all the queries related to the highly transmissible variant. From why is it spreadingly rapidly to how dangerous it is, here’s everything you need to know.

What do we know about the Covid variant- Omicron?

The highly mutated Covid-19 variant emerged in South Africa. It has spread rapidly in the world and has found its way in more than 100 countries. It is the third major variant of Covid-19 after Alpha which was first detected in the UK in December 2020 followed by Delta in February 2021.

How contagious Omicron variant is?

The latest Covid-19 variant is less severe than other mutations such as Alpha, Beta, Gama and Delta but it is highly transmissible. First detected in South Africa, it has multiplied to various countries in recent weeks. According to a recent study, the scientists have analyzed the South Africans patients infected with Omicron and later found out that this strain is 4.2 times more transmissible than the Delta variant.

Why omicron is spreading rapidly than we ever thought?

Omicron is the highly mutated strain of Covid-19 discovered so far. It has some 50 mutations, including over 30 in the spike protein alone. Because of the enormous number of mutations, it may be able to evade immune protection induced by prior infection or vaccination, which makes it a highly transmissible strain.

Can we expect a rise in hospitalisations and deaths, or can we just expect mild infections?

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Omicron cases in the country are doubling every two to three days and there are high chances of being hospitalised in the near future. According to a study, those who are already infected or fully vaccinated have fewer chances of being infected with Omicron strain or if infected then they will have mild symptoms. But the way the strain is rising and spreading in the world, the chances of hospitalisation are not far. Currently, there is no quick rise in deaths with Omicron strain as compared to Delta but we can expect in near future if we don’t follow the Covid-19 protocols properly.

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Video of Bihar IAS abusing officials during meeting goes viral, Twitter users call his tone justified | Watch

IAS KK Pathak can also be heard saying that he will take stern actions against the Deputy Collector and asking other officials to direct him to come to meet him.

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A video has come to light from Bihar where a renowned IAS officer identified as KK Pathak can be seen conducting a meeting on the traffic issue in the state. The stern tone by tone of IAS KK Pathak came to be at the centre of a lot of stir as many users came forward to add their take on the incident.

In the video, the IAS officer can be heard talking about the traffic issue in the region and saying that people in other states follow traffic rules and regulations. The IAS officer can be heard abusing the deputy collector for not following traffic regulations and promising a probe in the matter.

IAS KK Pathak can also be heard saying that he will take stern actions against the Deputy Collector and asking other officials to direct him to come to meet him. The video also shows the IAS officer abusing very often while he addresses the situation of the region.

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Twitter reactions

After the video of the incident went viral many users came forward to add their take on the incident as one user wrote and said that the language and tone of the IAS officer might be wrong but what he said is absolutely correct. The user further wrote that oftentimes right ideas get overlooked because of the tone they are said in.

Another user wrote and said that the IAS officer is stating the bitter truth, implying that the statement made by the IAS officer is not wrong.

One user also wrote and lauded the IAS officer for saying the right thing. The user further added and said that there is a big problem of civic sense in Bihar and attributed the cause of the problem to traffic issues. The user also said that IAS officers might have used crude language out of frustration.

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Case filed in Bombay HC against Kiren Rijiju, Vice President for remarks against judiciary

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A lawyers’ body in Mumbai has filed a Public Interest Litigation PIL against Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar and Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju for remarks against the Judiciary and Collegium System.

In a request filed at the Bombay High Court, the Bombay Lawyers Association (BLA) has alleged the remarks by Vice President Dhankar and Kiren Rijiju have “lowered the prestige of the Supreme Court in public”.

The PIL filed by the BLA through its chairman Ahmed Abidi has sought a declaration from the high court that Dhankar and Rijiju have disqualified themselves from holding the constitutional post allegedly expressing a lack of faith in the Constitution of India.

The PIL has accused the Vice President and the Law Minister of “launching a frontal attack” on the judicial system including the Supreme Court by insulting these institutions using “derogatory language” without using any constitutional recourse to change the status quo as per the law laid down by the Supreme Court.

It also stated that no action has been taken against the Rijiju and Dhankar despite their “frontal attack” on the Constitution and Judiciary.

The PIL called on the high court to restrain Rijiju and Dhankar from discharging their duties.

Law Minister Kiren Rijiju, who has been critical of the Collegium system, said in November last year that he has to work with the present system until the government comes up with an alternative mechanism, stating that the Collegium system of appointing judges is “opaque” and “not accountable”.

In January, Vice President Dhankar, in his comments on Supreme Court’s landmark judgment in the Kesavananda Bharati case wherein it has barred the Parliament from altering the basic structure of the Constitution, said: “It will be difficult to answer the question ‘are we a democratic nation.”

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Gorakhpur: 70-year-old man marries his 28-year-old daughter-in-law, photos viral | Know the story here

The wedding moved many eyeballs as the woman was 42 years younger than the man

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Gorakhpur: 70-year-old man marries his 28-year-old daughter-in-law, photos viral | Know the story here

A 70-year-old man married his 28-year-old daughter-in-law in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. This difficult-to-digest-story of marriage has become a topic of discussion as soon as the pictures of their wedding went viral on social media.

This story is from Barhalganj police station area of the Gorakhpur district. 70-year-old Kailash Yadav, a resident of Chhapia Umrao village, married his son’s 28-year-old wife, Pooja,  at a temple. Everyone was surprised by the marriage of a man with a girl 42 years younger than him.

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The man had married his daughter-in-law with her consent. This wedding photo is going viral on social media.

Now, the photos of this married couple’s wedding at a temple are going viral on social media. As soon as the photo went viral, this marriage has become a topic of discussion in the area.

Notably, Kailash Yadav works as a watchman of Barhalganj police station. His wife died 12 years ago.

Elderly man marries his third son’s widow

Kailash Yadav has four sons and after the death of his third son, his daughter-in-law decided to settle her life elsewhere. But meanwhile the man got attracted to his daughter-in-law and to much surprise, she also began catching feelings for him. After this, breaking the shackles of age and of society, both went to the temple and married each other.

It is believed that both of them got married with mutual consent. No complaint was filed on behalf of any party at the police or administration level regarding this marriage.

Bring my daughter-in-law back or else…

In another incident in Rajasthan, a man climbled atop a water tank with his 2-year-old grandson demanding from the administration to bring back his estranged daughter-in law.

The matter had come to the fore from Baran district of Rajasthan. There was a stir in Chhabra town of the district after the news spread in the area. Notably, the woman had begun living with some other person and was not willing to return home. Reacting to which, the man climbed the water-tank and threatened of jumping off with his daughter-in-law’s 2-year-old son.

The reports said that Vinod, son of Radheshyam Khati, was married to a girl named Rakhi a few years back. The couple also has a 2-year-old son. But in the middle she ran away from her in-laws house with her paramour and began living in front with him at a rented house. Due to this the family was in tension. A lot of efforts were made to convince the daughter-in-law but still she did not return home and is still living with the same young man.

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