Local roundup: Weekend lockdown in Kerala, the mental health programme for police and more such important news for you

We have got some important news for you along with stories and events that took place in India in the past few days in the Local roundup. Read all of them below!

Local roundup is an accumulation of some important news for you along with events and stories that take place in India. Check what major did you miss the past few days here.

1. Kerala announces weekend lockdown amid cases


Kerala is dealing with a rise in the Coronavirus cases daily due to which the government has announced the weekend lockdown in the state. The lockdown will remain in force from July 31 to August 1. Currently, Kerala has 1.54 lakh active cases and holds 37.1℅ of the total active cases in the country.

2. Kerala police focuses on mental health programme for police personnel


The police department of Kerala has decided to focus on the programme – Help and Assistance to Tackle Stress (HATS) to help police personnel deal with mental health problems. Launched in 2017, the programme offers counselling sessions and advice from experts. The decision to focus on the programme has come two weeks after a police officer died by suicide.

3. Social media helps flute seller of Noida whose earnings disrupted in lockdown


A flute seller, Manzoor Ali was playing the flutes aiming to sell them in Noida but was not getting any response. A Twitter user, Richa Anirudh shared his video after which he went viral. In another tweet, she told that her society members allowed him inside the campus and his flutes were selling now. She also posted Manzoor Ali’s number which is 9958576266 for people to directly buy from him.

4. Village kids saw repairing roads with stones and bricks


It is not new to discover damaged roads in India. Recently, such damaged roads of Baghmara village in Odisha were seen getting fixed by the kids. In a video, the kids were seen using bricks, stones from around the area to fill the holes and repair the roads. The video depicts the poor infrastructure of the villages.

5. Kid creates records for extraordinary memory


Three-and-a-half-years old KunwarPratap Singh hailing from Ludhiana, Punjab, got his name in the India Book of Records and International Book of Records for his sharp memory. He was selected from the top 100 from across the country and created records for being the fastest to answer Capitals of all Indian states in 48 seconds, youngest to read maximum books, 27 books in 23 minutes 48 seconds. He has also been featured in Child Prodigy magazine.

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