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Record Level Of Traffic Jams In France Amid Heatwave
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Record Level Of Traffic Jams In France Amid Heatwave

Traffic jam near Reventin-Vaugris, southeastern France.Clermont-Ferrand: France saw a record level of traffic jams on Saturday, with cars stuck in gridlock on roasting roads spanning 820 kilometres across a country suffering a brutal heatwave.France's traffic authorities said the peak was reached just after noon, easily beating both last Saturday's record of 760 kilometres (470 miles) and the previous record of 762 kilometres set on August 3 of last year.The country has been sweltering through a heatwave since Thursday, with temperatures pushing towards 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) in several areas.In the southwest, Brive-la-Gaillarde broke its record with 40.8C on Friday, as did Cognac with 39.8C, while Nantes in the west posted a new record of 39.6C.No relief is expected until ...
Second COVID-19 Wave “Highly Likely” To Hit France This Year, Scientists Say
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Second COVID-19 Wave “Highly Likely” To Hit France This Year, Scientists Say

French authorities have already started to tighten public hygiene rules (Reuters)Paris: A second wave of the coronavirus epidemic is "highly likely" to hit France in the autumn or winter, the government's top scientific body warned on Tuesday, as authorities seek to contain an increase in new cases over the past two weeks.After strict lockdown measures pushed down infection rates, many European countries are now watching numbers creep back up, a consequence of easing curbs to try to limit economic damage and greater social mixing in the holiday season."The situation is precarious and we could at any moment tip into a scenario that is less under control, like in Spain," the French scientific committee said in a statement published by the health ministry."It is highly likely that we will ...
France Sends Ventilators, Test Kits To India To Aide Covid-19 Battle
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France Sends Ventilators, Test Kits To India To Aide Covid-19 Battle

French Ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain tweeted along with pictures of the handover.New Delhi: France on Tuesday handed over to India ventilators, test kits and other medical equipment as part of its assistance in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The medical equipment was handed over to the Indian Red Cross Society by French Ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain at the Palam Air Force Station after the assistance material was flown to Delhi on board a French Air Force aircraft."Delighted to hand over COVID-19 medical equipment from France to Shri RK Jain, Secy General @IndianRedCross," Mr Lenain tweeted along with pictures of the handover."France earlier granted 200 million euros in financial aid to India through @AFD_en (French development agency). With @IFCCI1 CSR committee, ...
फ्रांस ने कोरोना संदिग्धों की पहचान के लिए मशीन की तैयार, चंद सेकंड में नतीजे मिलने का दावा
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फ्रांस ने कोरोना संदिग्धों की पहचान के लिए मशीन की तैयार, चंद सेकंड में नतीजे मिलने का दावा

फ्रांस में कोरोना वायरस की फौरी पहचान के लिए एक मशीन तैयार की गई है. दावा है कि इसके जरिए किए गए जांच के नतीजे का चंद सेकंड में पता चल जाएगा. रिपोर्ट के मुताबिक लियॉन के एक अस्पताल में कोरोना के संदिग्ध मरीजों को नई ब्रेथेलाइजर मशीन से टेस्ट किया जा रहा है. जिसमें मरीज एक ट्यूब में सांस लेते हैं और चंद सेकंड में ही कोविड-19 की पहचान हो जाती है. मशीन का तीन महीने तक कई लोगों पर ट्रायल किया गया. जिसमें 20 लोगों का कोविड-19 टेस्ट का नतीजा फौरी तौर पर पॉजिटिव आया. जबकि अन्य लोगों का टेस्ट निगेटिव आया. इसके बाद मशीन को दूसरे चरण के ट्रायल में इस्तेमाल किया जा रहा है.कोरोना की पहचान के लिए मशीन का ट्रायलइस हवाले से अस्पताल के नेशनल सेंटर ऑफ साइंटिफिक रिसर्च के डायरेक्टर क्रिस्टियन जॉर्ज ने कहा, "मशीन में सांस के अणु जाते हैं जिससे वायरस के होने या न होने का फौरी तौर पर पता...
First Batch Of Rafales Leaves France, Will Land In India on Wednesday
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First Batch Of Rafales Leaves France, Will Land In India on Wednesday

The Indian ambassador to France interacted with the Indian pilots of the Rafale jets.New Delhi: The first batch of five Rafale jets flew out of France today and will arrive in India on Wednesday, July 29, when the fighter jets will officially be inducted and join the Indian Air Force fleet in Haryana's Ambala. The fighter jets, built by French aviation firm Dassault, took off from the Merignac airbase in southern France's Bordeaux today.The five aircraft will be the first tranche of the 36 planes bought by India from France in a Rs 59,000-crore inter-governmental deal in 2016.Twelve IAF pilots and engineering crew members are fully trained trained on the Rafale fighter jets.The Rafale aircraft will cover a distance of nearly 7,000 km from France to India with air-to-air refuelling and a...
WATCH: Artists Put up a Show on French Lake With Floating Piano to Ride Out Difficult Summer
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WATCH: Artists Put up a Show on French Lake With Floating Piano to Ride Out Difficult Summer

Piano on French Lake / Reuters. The French troupe 'Piano du Lac' feared for the worst this year, unsure when they would perform again after the COVID-19 lockdown forced them to cancel two tours. Reuters Last Updated: July 26, 2020, 1:30 PM IST Against a backdrop of an 18th-century castle and grazing cows, singer Evelyne Zou rowed amidst water lilies as pianist Cecile Wouters played classics by Chopin, Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy on her floating piano. The French troupe "Piano du Lac" feared for the worst this year, unsure when they would perform again after the COVID-19 lockdown forced them to cancel two tours. But the group...
Major Fire At Famous 15th Century Cathedral In French City
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Major Fire At Famous 15th Century Cathedral In French City

A major fire broke out Saturday inside the cathedral in the western French city of Nantes.Rennes, France: Dozens of firefighters were Saturday battling a  major fire  inside a cathedral in the western French city of Nantes, emergency services said.Fire crews were alerted just before 08:00 am (0600 GMT) to the blaze at the Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul, construction on which started in the 15th century, the emergency operations centre said.It said the "major fire" was still advancing and 60 firefighters had been dispatched to the scence.The gothic structure was last hit by fire in 1972. Its roof took more than 13 years to repair.Another religious building in Nantes -- the Basilica of St Donatian and St Rogatian -- was struck by a fire in 2015 that destroyed three-quarters of its roof...
Seven Dead In French Alps Disasters On Bastille Day
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Seven Dead In French Alps Disasters On Bastille Day

This file photo shows a view of the town and ski resort of Chamonix (AFP)Lyon, France: Seven people, including two paragliders, died in a series of accidents in the French Alps as the country celebrated its Bastille Day holiday, rescue services said Wednesday.The bodies of a 40-year-old Dutch man and a 30-year-old French woman were found Tuesday afternoon near the Chapelle de la Gliere, a rocky ridge in the Chamonix valley, not far from the Mont Blanc.The climbers plunged from the rocky face of the popular mountaineering route, though the cause of the accident was not immediately clear, authorities said.Also on Tuesday, a 71-year-old hiker was killed after falling near the summit of the Mont de Grange, in the French Alps near the Swiss border.Rescue services said the bodies of two Itali...
Italy Has Returned Banksy’s Stolen Art Tribute for Victims of 2015 Paris Attacks to France
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Italy Has Returned Banksy’s Stolen Art Tribute for Victims of 2015 Paris Attacks to France

Image credit: Banksy / Instagram. Banksy, known for his detailed graffiti and hidden identity, took to the London Underground to make some street art involving face masks and the COVID-19 pandemic. News18.com Last Updated: July 15, 2020, 9:19 AM IST Rome: Italy on Tuesday returned to France a stolen artwork by British artist Banksy that was painted as a tribute to the victims of the 2015 Paris attacks at the Bataclan music hall. The chief prosecutor in charge of the investigation, Michele Renzo, told the French ambassador that it was significant that the handover was occurring on Bastille Day, given the need to continue fi...
फ्रांस में सभी सार्वजनिक स्थानों पर मास्क लगाना जरूरी, ब्राजील में एक ही दिन में 40 हजार से ज्यादा संक्रमित मिले; दुनिया में अब तक 1.33 करोड़ केस
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फ्रांस में सभी सार्वजनिक स्थानों पर मास्क लगाना जरूरी, ब्राजील में एक ही दिन में 40 हजार से ज्यादा संक्रमित मिले; दुनिया में अब तक 1.33 करोड़ केस

दुनियाभर में अब तक 5.81 लाख लोगों की जान गई, 78.46 लाख ठीक हुएअमेरिका में सबसे ज्यादा 35.45 लाख मरीज, 1 लाख 39 हजार 143 मौतें दैनिक भास्करJul 15, 2020, 08:31 AM ISTदुनिया में कोरोनावायरस से अब तक 1 करोड़ 33 लाख 36 हजार 616 लोग संक्रमित हो चुके हैं। इनमें 77 लाख 82 हजार 643 ठीक हो चुके हैं। वहीं, 5 लाख 77 हजार 861 की जान गई है। फ्रांस में सभी सार्वजनिक स्थानों पर अगले कुछ हफ्तों तक मास्क लगाना जरूरी कर दिया गया है। राष्ट्रपति इम्मैनुअल मैक्रों ने मंगलवार को इसकी घोषणा की। यहां अब तक 1 लाख 72 हजार 377 मामले सामने आए हैं और 30 हजार से ज्यादा मौतें हुईं हैं।  वेनेजुएला की राजधानी कारकस और इसके पड़ोसी राज्य मिरांडा में बुधवार से लॉकडाउन लागू कर दिया गया। उपराष्ट्रपति डेल्सी रोड्रिग्यूज ने मंगलवार को कहा कि देश के लोगों की सुरक्षा के लिए यह फैसला किया गया है। यहां अब तक 9 हजार 707 मामले साम...