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1. Tamil Nadu allows 100% occupancy in theaters.

Actor Vijay and actor Vijay Sethupathi in Master poster

The state took the decision after prominent actors including Vijay and Silambarasan requested that cinema halls be allowed to function at full capacity.

The government has added the following section to the existing permitted activities: “The seating capacity of Cinemas/theatres/Multiplexes shall be permitted to increase from existing 0% to 100% by following the Standard Operating Procedure issued already. Further, in order to create awareness among the spectators, the precautionary measures for Covid 19 shall also be screened during the ShowTime,” the government order issued on Monday states.

2. The center-right govt in Greece named the country’s first openly gay minister in cabinet reshuffle today.

Greece Names First Openly Gay Minister | greece , politics | The National  Herald

Athens, Greece (AP) — The center-right government in Greece named the country’s first openly gay minister in a cabinet reshuffle Monday. Nicholas Yatromanolakis, 44, was named as the new deputy minister of culture after being promoted from the position of general secretary at the ministry. The government retained its ministers of health and finance and most other key positions in the reshuffle.

3. Worlds oldest living person turns 118yr old.

World's oldest living person celebrates 118th birthday

Kane Tanaka, a Japanese woman recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living person, turned 118 on Saturday, according to local media. Tanaka, born on Jan. 2, 1903, celebrated her 118th birthday at a care facility in Fukuoka, southwestern Japan, where she lives, NHK News reported. She celebrated her birthday, clapping her hands, and said she plans to stay healthy until the age of 120, the report noted. Tanaka is in good health, eats three times a day, and does exercise, while she has “almost no chance” to meet her relatives due to measures against COVID-19, it added.

4. Total No. of persons infected with the new strain of covid in India stands at 38.

Six cases of new coronavirus strain detected among UK returnees in India |  Business Standard News

Nine more people who have tested positive for covid in the country have been found to be infected with the new mutated strain of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. With this, the number of people infected with the new UK virus in India has reached 38.

Of the 38 cases of the mutated strain of Covid-19, 10 have been detected at NIMHANS in Bengaluru, eight in NCDC Delhi, five in NIV Pune, three in CCMB Hyderabad, 11 in IGIB Delhi, and one case at NIBMG Kalyani.

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