With the number of coronavirus cases rising in the country, positive news stories are overshadowed by statistical updates and preventive measures against the coronavirus.
Yet, there are enough positive things happening around to remind us that we are all in this together and we WILL fight the coronavirus.
We bring you 5 heartwarming news updates that will brighten up your day:
1. Water Quality of the Yamuna River is Significantly Improving
Since the industries are shut down due to the 21-day lockdown in India, the stretches of the Yamuna River that were full of toxic industrial waste have gradually started turning sparkling blue. The stench of decay has also significantly receded.
2. Mumbai Man Feeds Relatives of Coronavirus Patients Living on Roads
Since March 22, Mohammed Azam Sheikh is providing 700 packets of vegetable pulao and 1,500 water bottles every day to stranded relatives of patients battling coronavirus and other chronic illnesses. These people are mostly from poor backgrounds, forced to stay on the pavements or under the bridges outside the hospitals.
3. Pollution Levels have Dropped 60-65% in Bangalore
Amid the lockdown, air quality has significantly improved in Bangalore. The air quality has gone from ‘satisfactory’ to ‘good’ as pollution levels have dropped 60-65%.
4. Post Offices are Home-Delivering Cash in Kerala
To ensure there is no rush at ATMs, the Kerala Government has allowed the Department of Posts to home-deliver cash to account owners whose bank accounts are linked with Aadhaar. This service is being provided free of cost.
5. Earth’s Crust is ‘Vibrating Less’ Due to Reduced Human Activity
Due to coronavirus-imposed lockdowns around the world, scientists are recording a drop in seismic noise. Seismic noise is generated in the earth’s upper crust by cars, trains and other human activities. The reduced noise is helping scientists detect smaller earthquakes that would otherwise go unnoticed.
Don’t forget to wash your hands, stay indoors and share this story with your loved ones to give them a dose of positivity. Stay safe, everyone!