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No E-Pass Needed: Unlock 4 Opens Inter-State Travel For All People, Goods

Unlock 4: All restrictions on inter-state or inter-district movement of people and goods have been removed under the new guidelines meant to start more activities outside containment zones amid the coronavirus pandemic. New Delhi: Starting September 1, people will no longer need to get e-passes or register their details on government websites to travel anywhere within the country, rules issued by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs as part of Unlock 4 state. As per the new guidelines, meant to start more activities outside containment zones amid the coronavirus pandemic, there will be no restriction on inter-state or inter-district movement of people and goods. Unlock 4 rules, however, do not say anything about the quarantine policy which state governments have been altering in keeping with...

Nearly 83 Lakh People Affected In 16 Districts Due To Floods In Bihar

As many as 82,92,464 people have been affected by the deluge in 1,322 panchayats of 130 blocks since Thursday.

Russia looking for partnership with India for producing Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V: RDIF CEO

Russia is looking for a partnership with India for producing COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V, Kirill Dmitriev, the CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), said on Thursday. Russian President Vladimir Putin had announced that his country has developed the world’s first vaccine against COVID-19, which works “quite effectively” and forms a “stable immunity” against the disease. Sputnik V has been developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, along with the RDIF. The vaccine has not been tested in Phase 3 or larger clinical trials Addressing an online press briefing, Dmitriev said several nations are interested in the production of the vaccine from countries in Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. “The production of the vaccine is a very important issu...

People’s Bank of China invests Rs 15 crore in ICICI Bank

This gives the bank a 0.006% stake in the Indian lender. The People’s Bank of China has picked up a 0.006% stake in ICICI Bank after investing Rs 15 crore, ANI reported on Tuesday. The investment was carried out under ICICI Bank’s Rs 15,000 crore qualified institutional placement exercise, which concluded last week. The Chinese bank was among 357 institutional investors, including mutual funds, insurance companies and global institutions that subscribed to the issue, an unidentified official said. The prominent investors were Government of Singapore, Morgan Investment and multinational investment bank Societe Generale. The People’s Bank of China earlier had investments only in the United States and Europe, Business Today reported. In March, it increased its stake in home loan lender HDFC L...

President Kovind addresses nation on Independence Day eve

President Ram Nath Kovind Independence Day eve Speech: Addressing the nation on the eve of the 74th Independence Day Friday, President Ram Nath Kovind said celebrations this year will be restrained owing to the coronavirus pandemic which has “altered the world we live in.” Lauding the efforts of healthcare professionals at the frontline in the country’s fight against the virus, the President said the nation is “indebted to doctors, nurses and other health workers.” While celebrations are muted for this year’s Independence Day, twenty-five Covid warriors have been invited to the ‘At Home’ ceremony to be hosted by President Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan on August 15. The President also spoke on the Galwan Valley face-off in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed fighting the Chinese army in Jun...

“If These 10 States Beat Covid, India Can Win,” PM Tells Chief Ministers

Coronavirus India: "It has emerged from the discussion that there is an urgent need to ramp up testing in Bihar, Gujarat, UP, West Bengal, and Telangana," PM Modi said.

Details of the deceased passengers of IX 1344

The deceased have been identified as natives of Malappuram, Kozhikode and Palakkad districts of Kerala. There were 184 passengers and 6 crew members on board at the time of the accident. Details of the deceased passengers of IX 1344 ( AS ON 08/08/2020 , 10.30 am) Mohammed Riyas V P – 24 years-Palakkad Saheer Sayed- 38 years- Malappuram Lailabi K V- 51 years- Malappuram Rajeevan Cherikka Parambil – 61 years – Kozhikode Manal Ahamed – 25 years – Kozhikode Sharafudheen – 35 years- Kozhikode Janaky Kunnoth – 55 years – Kozhikode Azam Muhammed Chembayi – 1 year – Kozhikode Santha Marakkat – 59 years – Malappuram Akhilesh Kumar (Airline crew) Deepak Sathe (Airline crew) Sudheer Vaariyath – 45 years – Malappuram S...

Air India Express Flight Crash: Death toll rises to 18

Air India Express Flight Crash Updates: Flight IX 1344, being operated as part of the Vande Bharat Mission, crashed at Kerala’s Kozhikode airport last evening Air India Express Flight Crash LIVE Updates: Air India Express flight IX 1344 crashed at the Kozhikode international airport in Kerala last evening. The flight, flying in from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), overshot the runway while landing at around 7.41 pm. As many as 18 people died in the crash, including both pilots. At least 100 others were injured. It was being operated as part of the Vande Bharat Mission – the Centre’s repatriation programme – and had about 190 people onboard. Kerala’s Governor Arif Mohammad Khan, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri will be visiting Ko...

Over 62,000 Covid Cases In Highest 1-Day Jump; Count Crosses 2 Million

August 7, 2020. COVID-19 India Update: It took three weeks for the country’s Covid count to double; the tally had crossed 10 lakh cases on July 17. India’s coronavirus cases passed 20 lakh after a record surge of 62,538 new patients in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said this morning. It took three weeks for the country’s Covid count to double; the tally had crossed 10 lakh cases on July 17. A total of 41,585 Covid-linked deaths have been reported so far; 886 patients have died since yesterday. More than 13.78 lakh patients have recovered since the beginning of the pandemic, the government data shows; the recovery rate stood at 67.98 per cent this morning. NDTV

Coronavirus India Highlights: Centre, ICMR ask states to ramp up testing

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Tracker, India Lockdown News Highlights: The 11-lakh mark comes three days after the country reported 10 lakh cases. This is the first time that India has reported more than 40,000 infections.

India closely following up demographics issue in Kuwait

‘FMs of both countries discuss issue during recent phone conversation’ India is closely following up the recent developments in Kuwait’s demographics issue after the National Assembly’s Legislative Committee approved the related bill and seeks to gradually reduce the number of expatriates into the country. Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman Anurag Srivastava revealed in a statement quoted by the Indian newspaper, Live Mint, about the discussion of this issue between the foreign ministers of India and Kuwait during a recent phone conversation. “We share excellent bilateral relations that are deeply rooted in the ties between people, and the Indian community in Kuwait is highly valued, as well as elsewhere in the Gulf, and their contributions are well recognized,” he said. “We have shared our...

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