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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Wednesday said he has tested positive for Covid-19

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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Wednesday said he’s tested positive for Covid-19. At a tweet, Gadkari stated he’s isolated himself and encouraged others that came in touch with him to follow a routine.

The amount of novel coronavirus instances in India has spanned 50 lakh after the country discovered 90,123 new instances in the 24 hours ending 9 am. The tally of all 50,20,360 cases comprises 9,95,933 patients that are undergoing therapy and 39,42,361 who’ve regained. Together with 1,290 additional deaths, the cost climbed to 82,066.

Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das Wednesday reported the nation’s economic recovery was likely to be slow because it was still reeling from the effect of the pandemic. Addressing the FICCI National Executive Committee Meeting, the central bank chief said the GDP statistics for the first quarter proved to be a telling indication of how Covid-19 had impacted the market.

Amid a spike in COVID-19 instances, Nagpur Mayor Sandip Joshi stated’Janta curfew’ will be observed from town on Saturdays and Sundays during staying fourteen days of the month, PTI reported.

Meanwhile, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Director-General Balram Bhargava Tuesday explained that reinfection was potential even though it had been a”very rare” event. In addition, he emphasized that it wasn’t a topic of critical concern. The opinions were made amid supposed instances of Covid-19 reinfection being reported from overseas and Indian countries like Telangana, Karnataka, Gujarat, Punjab and Maharashtra.

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Taylor Swift Fans Hijack Jake Gyllenhaal’s Childhood Photo Throwback

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Jake Gyllenhaal probably didn’t expect Taylor Swift fans to take over his latest Instagram post.

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The “Nocturnal Animals” star shared an adorable black-and-white throwback of himself as a child on Monday, Sept 28.

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I’ve worn my glasses ever since I parted my hair meticulously with gel (see above), which is why NEW EYES has always been near and dear to my heart. Since 1932, @neweyes_ has provided eyeglasses to people who needed them most. I’m thrilled that they’ve partnered with @theinspireprojectus to create Project Human: Changing the Way We See the World, a speaker series coming to schools and remote learners this fall. Project Human is designed to spark conversations focusing on unity and equality. It’s an opportunity for students to interact with public figures and do what they do best: Keep ‘em on their toes! For a full line-up of speakers or to bring Project Human to a school near you, visit: http://theinspireproject.us/project-human/

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“I’ve worn my glasses ever since I parted my hair meticulously with gel,” wrote the actor in the caption.

Although the post was aimed to raise awareness about New Eyes and their partnership with The Inspire Project, Swifties commented underneath the photograph with “All Too Well” lyrics.

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Gyllenhaal is thought to be the inspiration behind Swift’s 2011 hit.

The actor and the singer started dating in 2010 but split just as the song was released

“You used to be a little kid with glasses in a twin-sized bed,” sings Swift, which dozens of fans re-posted underneath the throwback.

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Gyllenhaal added, “Since 1932, @neweyes_ has provided eyeglasses to people who needed them most. I’m thrilled that they’ve partnered with @theinspireprojectus to create Project Human: Changing the Way We See the World, a speaker series coming to schools and remote learners this fall.”

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Pence and McConnell Press Briefing with Amy Coney Barrett Abruptly Cut Off When Reporter Shouts, ‘Should She Recuse Herself from Any Election-Related Cases?’ — WATCH

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Mike Pence and Mitch McConnell paraded Amy Coney Barrett before the press on Tuesday ahead of a meeting with Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.

Things got awkward (and very silent) when a reported shouted: “If Judge Barrett is confirmed, should she recuse herself from any election-related cases?”

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4 Crazy Forgotten Side Stories From World War II

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A Fake Diplomat Gave Out Very Real Papers To Refugees

We’ve told you about diplomats like Chiune Sugihara, who gave life-saving visas to Jews despite explicit instructions not to. But to perform heroic acts of diplomacy, you would have to be, well, a diplomat, right? Not exactly.

Giorgio Perlasca was a staunch Italian fascist until Mussolini passed anti-Semitic racial laws and aligned himself with Hitler, because there’s fascism and then there’s, like, fascism, you know? Perlasca, disillusioned by the treatment of his Jewish friends, spent the war acquiring supplies for Italy’s eastern front, and in 1943 he was working in Budapest when Italy surrendered and broke with the Axis. While many of his colleagues chose to return to the sad little puppet state Hitler gave Mussolini, Perlasca swore fealty to the Italian throne, prompting Nazi-aligned Hungary to throw him in jail. 

His prison was a relatively cushy castle reserved for VIPs, but after a few months, he got his hands on a medical travel pass and applied for asylum at the Spanish Embassy. Spain was also fascist, as was the style at the time, but had kept out of the war and was begrudgingly accepting Jewish refugees based on the Allied policy of pointing at Hitler’s mounting military defeats and asking what landmarks visitors to Madrid should check out. 

Perlasca had fought for the fascists in the Spanish Civil War, so the embassy welcomed him with open arms. Rather than sit around, Perlasca assumed a fake identity and began working with Spanish diplomat Angel Sanz Briz to give Hungarian Jews certificates of protection. These papers guaranteed their holders access to Spanish safe houses until they could be smuggled out of the country, and Briz himself saved about 5,000 Jews.

This continued until 1944 when Hitler, never great at managing his priorities, decided that his ally wasn’t being genocidal enough and ordered a German occupation of Hungary. Briz and his staff were forced to flee to Switzerland, and Hungary’s new rulers declared that with diplomatic relations severed, so they could do whatever they wanted with the Jews that had been under Spain’s protection. And that’s where Perlasca stepped in.

Ignoring his own invitation to Switzerland, Perlasca declared that Briz had totes left him in charge of the Spanish Embassy, and anyone who questioned that fact or his Italian accent was probably a colossal idiot. Wielding the abandoned Spanish seal and his own huge balls, Perlasca continued to issue protective papers while monitoring the safehouses for any sign of Nazi duplicity. At one point, Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, busy saving lives himself, witnessed Perlasca talk two boys off a train bound for Auschwitz by getting in the face of Adolf goddamn Eichmann.

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The Nazis really doubled down on making sure no one should ever use that name again.

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