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Russians rush to public bath after lockdown without hot water

Russian women flocked to their small town’s “banya” or public steam sauna when it reopened after the coronavirus lockdown, for the luxury of hot water after going without for six weeks.

The public banya is the only way for many Russians living in smaller towns to wash themselves in comfort as older homes do not have central heating or hot water supplies.

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Adesina will not step aside as AfDB president for fresh probe

A former spokesman for the African Development Bank said Dr. Akinwumi Adesina will not step back as the president of the bank after the board supported an independent probe as requested by the U.S.

In a Facebook post, Dr Victor Oladokun, former Communications and External relations Director of the bank said Adesina will not step down as president of the bank.

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India launches the second phase of Vande Bharat Mission from May 16,2020.

India will launch the second phase of Vande Bharat Mission from May 16 to 22 under which Air India will operate 149 flights to bring back countrymen from 31 countries.

These will include several places where AI does not have regular flights to like Ukraine, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Nigeria. The other countries from where stranded Indians will be brought back include US, UAE, Canada, UK, Australia, Italy, France, Singapore and Russia.

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No fresh cases in 42 districts in 28 days, clinical trials for plasma therapy gets nod

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has received approval to conduct clinical trials of convalescent plasma therapy in 21 hospitals, the Health Ministry informed Friday during its evening briefing. In the last 24 hours, about 3,390 fresh Covid-19 cases have been reported pan-India totalling to 56,342 cases, including 1,886 deaths and 16,539 recovered.
 

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India : At least 10 persons died and over 5,000 people fell sick after gas leak from a chemical plant

As per the reports, at least 10 persons, including two senior citizens and an 8-year-old girl, died and over 5,000 people fell sick after an alleged gas leak from a chemical plant in Vizag on Thursday early morning.

As per reports, the leakage happened around 3am at LG Polymers industry at RR Venkatapuram near Naiduthota area close to Gopalapatnam.

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United Kingdom : No more new petrol and hybrid cars from 2035

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seeking to use the announcement to elevate the United Kingdom’s environmental credentials after he sacked the head of a Glasgow U.N. Climate Change Conference planned for November known as COP26.

Johnson will launch COP26, a two-week conference seen as a moment of truth for the 2015 Paris Agreement to combat global warming, at an event alongside Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough.

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