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Second Positive Case Recorded in Mumbai’s Dharavi: Coronavirus OutBreak

The 2nd case of COVID19 has been confirmed in Mumbai Dharavi, stated Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). 52-year-old BMC sanitization worker found positive for the Coronavirus. He stays in the Working area but was posted at Dharavi for cleaning.

This Sanitization worker tested positive had developed symptoms and was advised by the BMC to support for treatment. His family members & 23 other colleagues were asked to quarantine.

On April 1st, 2020, Another 56-year-old man tested positive for coronavirus, died at SION hospital. He had Coronavirus symptoms fever, cough, respiratory issues and also had co-morbid conditions of renal failure. The other 7 members of his family have been placed under self-quarantine and the building he lived in has been sealed.

Dharavi is a highly densely populated area located in Mumbai with over 15 lakh people, with spread over 613 hectares, and could very likely become an infection hotspot. Many media reports claim that social distancing in such a densely populated slum is highly impossible. New Indian Express report stated that five to eight people sharing a 100 sq ft of room. As per the guidelines of social distancing set by WHO, one person should get to stay a minimum of 20 sq ft of the area but in Dharavi, it is less than 10 sq ft.

State Maharashtra has recorded the highest number of positive COVID-19 cases with 335 and 13 dead so far after being infected by the virus. In India, the positive cases have risen to 1965 on Thursday and the death toll from the deadly virus reached 50.    

Ram Jethmalani (1923-2019): Man who fought hard for all his clients

Ram Jethmalani Died Sunday aged 95, leaving behind the fame, controversies, and a history of cases that set legal precedents.

He was born on 14 September 1923, Ram Jeth completed law degree in Karachi, before arriving to India in 1962. He appeared for the prosecution in the sensational Nanavati murder trial of 1962 a love triangle where a naval officer was tried for the murder of his wife’s alleged lover, earning himself a place on India’s legal map. As the chairman of the Bar Association of India, he rose to fame in 1975, opposing the Emergency imposed by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Jethmalani contested and won the Bombay north-west Lok Sabha seat in 1977, backed by the Bharatiya Jana Sangh. He again contested in the next election in 1980 as well, when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was born out of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh. Jethmalani became a member of Rajya Sabha for the first time in 1988 and later went on to become Union law minister in 1996 under former Prime Minister Vajpayee. He was a law minister twice more, in 1998 and 1999 when Vajpayee become Prime Minister. Ram Jethmalani later took on Vajpayee in the 2004 Lok Sabha elections from Lucknow but lost the elections.

In the late 1960s, Ram Jethmalani also earned the name, smugglers’ lawyer, as he defended a string of smugglers at the time. When he faced criticism, Jethmalani used to calmly respond that he was just doing his duty as a lawyer.

He defended Harshad Mehta and Ketan Parekh in the Securities Scam case 1992.

Jethmalani also defended senior BJP leader LK Advani in the Hawala scam.

He argued in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case and told the Supreme Court in July 2015 that the suicide bomb attack that killed the former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was “not a crime against India”.

Jethmalani also defended self-styled godman Asaram Bapu in a sexual assault case.

He also represented Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case.

This veteran lawyer also defended Union Home Minister Amit Shah in several fake encounter cases including the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case.

Jethmalani also won several awards including the International Jurist Award, World Peace Through Law Award and the Human Rights Award for his fight against authoritarianism in the Philippines.

ISRO makes India proud once again. Chandrayan 2 launched from Sathish Dhawan

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) sent the Chandrayan to explore the Moon in 2008.

After the success of the project, ISRO decided to send a Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft to land at the South Pole in the Moon. ISRO has announced that the Chandrayan 2 spacecraft will be launched early on the morning of the 15th, when all missions have been completed.

But, that morning, the PSLV went off. When the Mark-3 rocket was refueled, the occupant suffered a technical failure. The launch of Chandrayaan-2 has been halted.

Scientists and engineers were actively involved in the repair of technical problems. ISRO has announced that the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft will be launched at 2.43 pm tomorrow (22).

But, that morning, the BSLV went off. When the Mark-3 rocket was refueled, the occupant suffered a technical failure. The launch of Chandrayaan-2 has been halted.Scientists and engineers were actively involved in the repair of technical problems. ISRO has announced that the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft will be launched at 2.43 pm tomorrow (22).

Following this, a 20-hour countdown to rocket launches began yesterday evening.ISRO leader K Sivan yesterday said that the Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft will be successfully launched into space.

With the launch of the satellite at 2.40 pm today, there was strong anticipation. Chandrayaan 2 Satellite, PSLV Mark 3 rocket was successfully launched from the rocket launch of Satish Dhawan Space Research Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

The Chandrayaan 2 satellite, which has been built at a cost of Rs 978 crore, will reach the moon in 2 months.

Tamil should be the official language of India – MDMK General Secretary Vaiko

Tamil should be the official language of India – Vaiko
Vaiko has accused the central government of trying to impose Hindi and Sanskrit on all fronts today.

Tamil language should be the official language of India, not only Tamil all the 22 languages should be made as the official language of India. Untill all language made to be the official language English should be the temporary official language.

Vaiko posing in Airport before leaving to paarliment
“I am sworn in as a member of the Rajya Sabha after 23 years,” he told reporters at the Chennai airport today. Tamil Nadu faces many risks. The Cauvery dam will be completely ruined by the Megathadhu Dam. With the hydrocarbon project, Tamil Nadu is slowly becoming a Sahara desert. ”

Responding to the question of wastewater, he said, “The spilling of nuclear waste would risk 100 nuclear bombs. Tamil Nadu will become a hotbed. There is a danger of the Muttiyaru dam in honey bearing the Neutrino project and the Idukki dam in Kerala. These are the dangers that Tamil Nadu has to face,”

Responding to a question posed by Next, he said, “The central government plans to bring the next risk program for medical college students.

Talking about Hindi, he said, “Today the central government is trying to impose Hindi and Sanskrit in all fields. In a country of all faiths, This is the dangerous decade of India as mentioned in Semi Garrison – India tha dangerous decade. ”

He added that “Tamil should be the official language of India and English should be the only language of the 22 languages. This is Rajaji’s opinion.”

After completing the press meet Vaiko posed for several pictures along with his party members. His Party members gave him a huge send off in Airport.

All about golden girl Hima das who won 5 gold medals in 3 weeks

Hima Das has won five gold medals in three weeks at the International Athletics Championships. Here is all about young teenager who has overcome obstacles

Kandulurimari is a small village located in the district of Navgaon in Assam. Himatas was the youngest of five children of the farmer Ronjit-Jonali. Coach Nipun Das has been impressed with the racing ability of Hima, who came to a football training camp in Guwahati a few years ago. Speaking to Hima’s family, he said he would accept the cost of his training.

Hima Das, who initially ran the 100-meter and 200-meter races, focused on the 400-meter run. She went through tough training and finished sixth at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Won the silver medal in the 400 meters at the Jakarta Asian Games. She also won the gold medal in the under-20 category at the World Athletics Championships in Finland.

Hima Das, who has been practicing non-stop, has been participating in international athletics in Europe for the past 20 days. She won the gold medal in the 200-meter categories at the Poznan Grand Prix Athletics in Poland, the Kudno Athletics in the Czech Republic, the Gladno Athletics in the Czech Republic and the Tabor Athletics. He won gold in the 400 meter race on Saturday.

Hima Das, who has won five gold medals in three weeks, is in awe.

President Ramnath Govind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated him and congratulated him on winning the race in the future. Hima, who has amassed a series of successes, is expected to qualify for next year’s Tokyo Olympic Games.

Born and raised in a poor family, Hima was only a target of success.

NHAI’s Revised Rates Toll fee at 20 of 43 in Tamil Nadu

Tamilnadu public now has to pay the extra cost for their easy travels in Highway. National Highway Authority of India increased nearly half of the Toll plaza’s user fee from April 1st, 2019. As per the NHAI officials ”
There will be some increase in monthly pass rates. In some cases where road widening is happening, the rates are yet to be finalized and will come into force along with other plazas on the appointed date.” NHAI claims that this annual rate revision is based on increased price in the wholesale market.

NHAI made is announcement on March 28,2019 and it will be in existence from April 1,2019. Chennai’s Outer Ring Road like to get 4 toll gates from April after hthe works completed in March. ORR project was started in 2010 and it took almost 8 years to complete the project from Minjur to outer Vandalur. Tamilnadu Road Development Company (TNRDC) to setup four toll plazas on the stretch each at Varatharajapuram (6 Km) near Mudichur, Kolappancheri (21.8 Km) near Nemilichery, Palavedu (30.85 Km) near Red Hills and Chinnamullaivoyal (56.70 Km) about 4 Km from Minjur.

Rate for Monthly pass for Local Commercial Vehicles for crossing one plaza
1. LOAD AUTO, JEEP, VAN, LMV, THREE WHEELERSRs.205/-
2. LCV / JCB /CRANERs.256/-
3. TRUCKS / MAVRs.819/-
4. SCHOOL BUSRs.1637/-

ANNOUNCEMENT OF REVISION OF TOLL RATES AND CONCESSIONAL PASSES WITH EFFECT FROM 01st APRIL 2018

BETWEEN CHENNAI(AKKARAI) TO PLACES UPTO MAHABALIPURAM AND VICE VERSA (FOUR LANE)

Vehicle CategoryFee for Single JourneyFee for Return Journey (within a day)Daily Pass (Multiple Trips)
(valid for 24 hrs)
Fee for 50 Trip Pass(valid for 3 months)Monthly Pass(valid for 30 days)
Car, Jeep, Van, Light Motor Vehicle &Motorised Three wheelers36 /-56 /-102 /-1203 /-2131 /-
Light Commercial Vehicles, Light Goods Vehicle, Mini Bus57 /-87 /-153 /-1857 /-3267 /-
Truck / Bus
(Two Axles)
104 /-154 /-281 /-3380 /-5936 /-
Three Axle Commercial Vehicle129 /-195 /-352 /-4232 /-7417 /-
Heavy Construction Machinery (HCM) / Earth Moving Equipment (EME)/ Multi axle Vehicle (MAV) (4 to 6 Axles)156 /-232 /-419 /-5075 /-8904 /-
Over Sized vehicles
(7 or more axles)
207 /-309 /-562 /-6770 /-11872 /-

BETWEEN MAHABALIPURAM TO PLACES UPTO PUDUCHERRY LIMIT AND VICE VERSA(TWO LANE)

Vehicle CategoryFee for Single JourneyFee for Return Journey (within a day)Daily Pass (Multiple Trips) (valid for 24 hrs)Fee for 50 Trip Pass(valid for 3 months)Monthly Pass (valid for 30 days)
Car, Jeep, Van, Light Motor Vehicle &Motorised Three wheelers52 /-77 /-138 /-1681 /-2952 /-
Light Commercial Vehicles, Light Goods Vehicle, Mini Bus83 /-124 /-224 /-2690 /-4723 /-
Truck / Bus
(Two Axles)
157 /-232 /-419 /-5048 /-8856 /-
Three Axle Commercial Vehicle167 /-248 /-450 /-5382 /-9446 /-
Heavy Construction Machinery (HCM) / Earth Moving Equipment (EME)/ Multi axle Vehicle(MAV) (4 to 6 Axles)210 /-311 /-563 /-6731 /-11809 /-
Over Sized vehicles
(7 or more axles)
262 /-388 /-701 /-8412 /-14761 /-

BETWEEN CHENNAI(AKKARAI) TO PLACES UPTO PUDUCHERRY AND VICE VERSA(FOUR LANE & TWO LANE)

Vehicle CategoryFee for Single JourneyFee for Return Journey (within a day)Daily Pass (Multiple Trips) (valid for 24 hrs)Fee for 50 Trip Pass (valid for 3 months)Monthly Pass (valid for 30 days)
Car, Jeep, Van, Light Motor Vehicle &Motorised Three wheelers88 /-134 /-240 /-2884 /-5082 /-
Light Commercial Vehicles, Light Goods Vehicle, Mini Bus140 /-211 /-378 /-4548 /-7990 /-
Truck / Bus
(Two Axles)
260 /-387 /-700 /-8428 /-14792 /-
Three Axle Commercial Vehicle296 /-443 /-802 /-9614 /-16863 /-
Heavy Construction Machinery (HCM) / Earth Moving Equipment (EME)/ Multi axle Vehicle(MAV) (4 to 6 Axles)366 /-543 /-982 /-11806 /-20713 /-
Over Sized vehicles
(7 or more axles)
469 /-697 /-1263 /-15182 /-26633 /-

Sonakshi Sinha happy after his father Exits from BJP

Sonakshi Sinha told the reporters while speaking at HT India’s Most Stylish 2019 awards that she’s happy with his fathers decision to exit BJP. She also mentioned that his father Shatrughan Sinha should have done this before. Senior Leaders and My Father Not Given Respect in BJP

Being a party member from the beginning from the time of JP Narayan ji, Atal ji and Advani ji, my father has a lot of respect within the party and I feel the entire group has not been given the respect they deserve. I think he has done it a bit too late, and he should’ve done it long back.

Sonakshi Sinha

Sinha while responding to the news agency “if you are not happy with how things are going on around you, you should not shy away from change.” Sinha also joined Congress party he also mentioned that ” Painfully….on the way out of BJP…But hopefully in the best direction under the dynamic leadership of my dear friend Lalu Yadav and the desirable, most talked about the leader from the Nehru Gandhi family… the true family of nation builders… “

Mr. Sinha was not part of the Cabinet since 2014. He was been avoided by the BJP members. Sinha was one of the experienced politician who had most his time to interact with Vajpayee, Advani and Narayan. Its been reported many leading leaders in BJP are ignored by the new officials of BJP.

Kanimozhi and Tamilisai Soundarrajan Nomination rejected in Tutucorin

Lok Sabha election is to be conducted withing less than a month Nomination filling for all the 39 constituency TamilNadu are closed in 26th of March 2013. All Major parties filed their nomination expect one Candidate from Makkal Needhi Mayam.Total of 1621 nominations filed in the General Elections. All Nomination are under processing its been reported that Kanimozhi and Tamilisai Soundarrajan applications are under hold and not processed.

Why Tamilisai Soundarrajan Nomination under hold?

DMK filed a appeal against Tamilisai Soundarrajan Nomination. DMK claims that Tamilisai not mentioned that she’s a chairman in Bharat Petroleum and also not mentioned the source of Income by Doctor.

Why Kanimozhi Nomination under hold?

BJP claimed that Kanimozhi not mentioned her spouse TAN number and mentioned her constituency as Tuticorin though her permanent address is in Chennai.

Both Kanimozhi and Tamilisai Soundarrajan applications are under hold these applications may or may not be cancelled. Final confirmation will be released within end of the day.

Consolidated list of 112 people conferred for the Padma awards

The Padma Awards for the year 2019 were announced on Friday 25th January 2019. 112 people are about to receive the award this year.These awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March or April every year. This year the President of India Ram Nath Kovind approved conferment of 112 Padma Awards including one duo case (in a duo case, the Award is counted as one). The list comprises 4 Padma Vibhushan, 14 Padma Bhushan and 94 Padma Shri Awards. Padma Vibushan 4, Padma Bhushan  14, and Padma Shree 94.

India’s highest Civilian honor, Bharat Ratna has been awarded to former President Pranab Mukherjee, Singer Bhupen Hazarika and Social activist Nanaji Deshmukh.

Nearly 50,000 nominations for the 2019 Padma awards, which are given for work of distinction and exceptional achievement in different fields, were received by the Home Ministry.

Padma Vibhushan

  1. Ms. Teejan Bai (Art-Vocals-Folk)
  2. Shri Ismail Omar Guelleh (Public Affairs)  Djibouti
  3. Shri Anilkumar Manibhai Naik (Trade & Industry-Infrastructure)
  4. Shri Balwant Moreshwar Purandare (Art-Acting-Theatre)

Padma Bhushan

  1. Shri John Chambers (Trade & Industry-Technology)
  2. Shri Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa (Public Affairs)
  3. Shri Pravin Gordhan (Foreigner) for Public Affairs
  4. Shri Mahashay Dharam Pal Gulati (Trade & Industry-Food Processing)
  5. Shri Darshan Lal Jain (Social Work)
  6. Shri Ashok Laxmanrao Kukade (Medicine-Affordable Healthcare)
  7. Shri Kariya Munda (Public Affairs)
  8. Shri Budhaditya Mukherjee (Art-Music-Sitar)
  9. Shri Mohanlal Viswanathan Nair (Art-Acting-Film)
  10. Shri S Nambi Narayan (Science & Engineering-Space)
  11. Shri Kuldip Nayar (Posthumous) for Literature & Education (Journalism)
  12. Ms. Bachendri Pal (Sports-Mountaineering)
  13. Shri V K Shunglu (Civil Service)
  14. Shri Hukumdev Narayan Yadav (Public Affairs)

Padma Shree

  1. Shri Rajeshwar Acharya (Art-Vocal-Hindustani)
  2. Shri Bangaru Adigalar(Others-Spiritualism)
  3. Shri Illias Ali (Medicine-Surgery)
  4. Shri Manoj Bajpayee (Art-Acting-Films)
  5. Shri Uddhab Kumar Bharali (Science & Engineering-Grassroots Innovation)
  6. Shri Omesh Kumar Bharti (Medicine-Rabies)
  7. Shri Pritam Bhartwan (Art-Vocals-Folk)
  8. Shri Jyoti Bhatt (Art-Painting)
  9. Shri Dilip Chakravarty (Others-Archaeology)
  10. Shri Mammen Chandy (Medicine-Hematology)
  11. Shri Swapan Chaudhuri (Art-Music-Tabla)
  12. Shri Kanwal Singh Chauhan
  13. Shri Sunil Chhetri (Sports-Football)
  14. Shri Dinyar Contractor (Art-Acting-Theatre)
  15. Ms. Muktaben Pankajkumar Dagli (Social Work-Divyang Welfare)
  16. Shri Babulal Dahiya (Others-Agriculture)
  17. Shri Thanga Darlong (Art-Music-Flute)
  18. Shri Prabhu Deva (Art-Dance)
  19. Ms. Rajkumari Devi (Others-Agriculture)
  20. Ms. Bhagirathi Devi (Public Affairs)
  21. Shri Baldev Singh Dhillon (Science & Engineering-Agriculture)
  22. Ms. Harika Dronavalli (Sports-Chess)
  23. Ms. Godawari Dutta (Art-Painting)
  24. Shri Gautam Gambhir (Sports-Cricket)
  25. Ms. Draupadi Ghimiray (Social Work-Divyang Welfare)
  26. Ms. Rohini Godbole (Science & Engineering-Nuclear)
  27. Shri Sandeep Guleria (Medicine-Surgery)
  28. Shri Pratap Singh Hardia (Medicine- Ophthmology)
  29. Shri Bulu Imam (Social Work-Culture)
  30. Ms. Friederike Irina (Foreigner) (Social Work-Animal Welfare)
  31. Shri Joravarsinh Jadav (Art-Dance Folk)
  32. Shri S Jaishankar (Civil Service)
  33. Shri Narsingh Dev Jamwal (Literature & Education)
  34. Shri Fayaz Ahmad Jan (Art-Craft-Papier Mache)
  35. Shri K G Jayan (Art-Music-Bhakti)
  36. Shri Subhash Kak (Foreigner) (Science & Engineering-Technology)
  37. Shri Sharath Kamal (Sports-Table Tennis)
  38. Shri Rajani Kant (Social Work)
  39. Shri Sudam Kate (Medicine-Sickle Cell)
  40. Shri Waman Kendre (Art-Acting-Theatre)
  41. Shri Kader Khan (Posthumous-Foreigner) (Art-Acting-Films)
  42. Shri Abdul Gafur Khatri (Art-Painting)
  43. Shri Ravindra Kolhe and Ms. Smita Kolhe (Medicine-Affordable Healthcare)
  44. Ms. Bombayla Devi Laishram (Sports-Archery)
  45. Shri Kailash Madbaiya (Literature & Education)
  46. Shri Ramesh Babaji Maharaj (Social Work-Animal Welfare)
  47. Shri Vallabhbhai Vasrambhai Marvaniya (Others-Agriculture)
  48. Ms. Gita Mehta (Foreigner) (Literature & Education)
  49. Shri Shadab Mohammad (Medicine-Dentistry)
  50. Shri K K Muhammed (Others-Archaeology)
  51. Shri Shyama Prasad Mukherjee (Medicine-Affordable Healthcare)
  52. Shri Daitari Naik (Social Work)
  53. Shri Shankar Mahadevan Narayan (Art-Vocals-Films)
  54. Shri Shantanu Narayen (Foreigner) (Trade & Industry-Technology)
  55. Nartaki Natraj (Art-Dance-Bharatnatyam)
  56. Shri Tsering Norboo (Medicine-Surgery)
  57. Shri Anup Ranjan Pandey (Art-Music)
  58. Shri Jagdish Prasad Parikh (Others-Agriculture)
  59. Shri Ganpatbhai Patel (Foreigner) (Literature & Education)
  60. Shri Bimal Patel (Others-Architecture)
  61. Shri Hukumchand Patidar (Others-Agriculture)
  62. Shri Harvinder Singh Phoolka (Public Affairs)
  63. Ms. Madurai Chinna Pillai (Social Work-Microfinance)
  64. Ms. Tao Porchon-Lynch (Foreigner) (Others-Yoga)
  65. Ms. Kamala Pujhari (Others-Agriculture)
  66. Shri Bajrang Punia (Sports-Wrestling)
  67. Shri Jagat Ram (Medicine-Ophthalmology)
  68. Shri R V Ramani (Medicine-Ophthalmology)
  69. Shri Devarapalli Prakash Rao (Social Work-Affordable Education)
  70. Shri Anup Sah (Art-Photography)
  71. Ms. Milena Salvini (Foreigner) (Art-Dance-Kathakali)
  72. Shri Nagindas Sanghavi (Literature & Education-Journalism)
  73. Shri Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry (Art-Lyrics)
  74. Shri Shabbir Sayyad (Social Work-Animal Welfare)
  75. Shri Mahesh Sharma (Social Work-Tribal Welfare)
  76. Shri Mohammad Hanif Khan Shastri (Literature & Education)
  77. Shri Brijesh Kumar Shukla (Literature & Education)
  78. Shri Narendra Singh (Others-Animal Husbandry)
  79. Ms. Prashanti Singh (Sports-Basketball)
  80. Shri Sultan Singh (Others-Animal Husbandry)
  81. Shri Jyoti Kumar Sinha (Social Work-Affordable Education)
  82. Shri Anandan Sivamani (Art-Music)
  83. Ms. Sharada Srinivasan (Others-Archaeology)
  84. Shri Devendra Swarup (Posthumous) (Literature & Education-Journalism)
  85. Shri Ajay Thakur (Sports-Kabaddi)
  86. Shri Rajeev Tharanath (Art-Music-Sarod)
  87. Ms. Saalumarada Thimmakka (Social Work-Environment)
  88. Ms. Jamuna Tudu (Social Work-Environment)
  89. Shri Bharat Bhushan Tyagi (Others-Agriculture)
  90. Shri Ramaswami Venkataswami (Medicine-Surgery)
  91. Shri Ram Saran Verma (Others-Agriculture)
  92. Shri Swami Vishudhananda (Others-Spiritualism)
  93. Shri Hiralal Yadav (Art-Vocals-Folk)
  94. Shri Venkateswara Rao Yadlapalli (Others-Agriculture)

Virat Kohli to rest for ODIs and T20 series

India captain Virat Kohli was on Wednesday rested for the last two games of the five-match ODI series against New Zealand and the following T20 series owing to his “workload in the last few months”.
Vice-captain Rohit Sharma will lead the side in his absence.
The selection committee and the team management took the call in view of his packed schedule over the past couple of months during which he led India to their maiden Test and bilateral ODI series wins in Australia.
“Considering his workload in the last few months, the team management and Senior selection committee is of the view that it would be ideal for him to get adequate rest ahead of the home series against Australia,” said the BCCI in a statement.
“There will be no replacement for Mr. Kohli in the squad for the New Zealand series. Rohit Sharma will captain the side in the final two ODIs and T20I series,” it added.
The 30-year-old on Tuesday became the first cricketer to win all three major ICC awards — the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for Cricketer of the Year, Test Player of the Year and the ODI Player of the Year –, following an extraordinary 2018.
In the historic Test series win in Australia, Kohli scored 282 runs at 40.28, including a hard fought hundred on a testing Perth pitch. In the following ODI series, he completed his 39th hundred, taking his tally across formats to 64.
Prior to the Australia tour, Kohli was rested for the home T20 series against the West Indies.
He was also given a break for the Asia Cup in September and Rohit led the team to the title in the event held in the UAE.The Indian players have a hectic schedule going into the World Cup to be held in May-July.
After the ongoing New Zealand tour which ends with the third T20 on February 10, India will host Australia for five ODIs starting February 24 and soon after the IPL follows.Star pacer Jasprit Bumrah has already been rested from the limited-overs tour of New Zealand.
India lead the ongoing ODI series against New Zealand 1-0 after winning the opening match by eight wickets here Wednesday. The second game will be played in Mount Maunganui on Saturday.
The three-match T20 series begins in Wellington on February 6.