Widespread and persistent rainfall for nearly three weeks after a scheduled start to the monsoon has boosted the seasonal total by a 35% surplus. The seasonal total for June is inching towards normal mark.
Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) began construction of the second advanced guided-missile frigate for the Indian Navy on Friday. The keel for the frigate was laid by vice-chief of naval staff, vice-admiral G Ashok Kumar.
Goa reported 315 fresh cases of Covid-19, 534 recoveries and six fatalities in the past 24 hours, taking the tally of active cases to 3,599. For the second consecutive day, the state witnessed a dip in the case positivity rate, though marginal.
In a direct threat to the political parties taking to the social media to unnecessarily criticise the government, especially police, chief minister Pramod Sawant on Friday told the police department to “show them their place”.
Goa hasn’t seen the last of the second Covid wave yet but that hasn’t stopped people from other parts of the country from showing interest in visiting the state. The most popular question on social media appears to be, “Is Goa open?”.