Railway Ministry dismisses the restriction on the provision of linen, blankets inside trains
• Indian Railways, in a major comfort to the passengers, has decided to remove the limitations with regard to the supply of blankets, linen, and curtains inside the trains.
• The limitations over the facility of linen, blankets, curtains inside the trains were set following the outbreak of the COVID pandemic in India.
• After the easing of COVID limitations all over the country, the Indian Railways has fixed to restore the provision of blankets, linen, curtains inside the train to facilitate the passengers.
Facebook to allow posts screaming for violence against Russians
• The parent company of Facebook and Instagram, Meta has been preparing to permit the publications of calls for violence against Russians in response to Ukraine’s invasion.
• According to the official statement, as a consequence of the Russian invasion of Ukraine Facebook has temporarily made allowances for the forms of political expressions that will usually violate rules like violent speech.
• The US media Giant is proceeding to permit the Facebook posts that call for the death of the Russian President and Belarusian President in a number of countries, including Ukraine, Poland, and Russia.
The decision came a few days after Russia barred access to Facebook and other social media platforms by stating it had determined against Russian Media and information resources.
Worst COVID-19 surge in China
• China has been again fighting a severe COVID-19 outbreak of highly infectious Omicron variant. The country has put 9 million residents of Changchun under lockdown and has discontinued the schools in the financial centre of Shanghai.
• As per the National Health Commission, China reported 1,100 domestic infections, the most elevated level since the peak of the Wuhan outbreak.
• The latest wave also offers a significant challenge to the country’s continued, zero-tolerance approach to the Virus which has spread across 14 provinces and municipalities.
• As per the State Media, Changchun will experience three rounds of city-wide nucleic acid testing for COVID-19.
WHO advises Ukraine to destroy pathogens in health labs
• The World Health Organisation has suggested Ukraine eliminate any dangerous pathogens that are being saved in research laboratories. It will prevent any possible collapses that can harm the public.
• Biosecurity experts worried that the bombardment on Ukraine by Russia has increased the risk of a getaway of disease-causing pathogens, should any of those facilities be damaged.
• Like different countries, Ukraine has public health laboratories studying how to mitigate the dangers of harmful diseases that can affect both animals and humans, most recently, Coronavirus.
• Russia had established its special military operation in Ukraine to invade its neighbouring country.
UN Security Council to assemble a meeting at Russia’s request
• The UN Security Council will assemble a meeting at Russia’s request on March 11, 2022.
• First Deputy Permanent Representative of Russian Mission Dmitry Polyanskiy noted that his country requested a meeting of the security council to concern the military biological activities of the United States on the territory of Ukraine.
• Russia reiterated its charges for several years that the US has been operating with Ukrainian laboratories to develop biological weapons.
• However, the US has refused the Russian charges that Washington was working biological warfare labs in Ukraine.