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    Mizoram postpones opening of schools for 2020-21 academic session

    The Mizoram government has postponed the opening of schools for the 2020-21 academic session for an indefinite period as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease, a minister said.

    Magic Bus joins hands with Maha govt, pvt sectors to provide relief

    • Non-profit organisation Magic Bus on Saturday said it has joined hands with the Maharashtra government to provide relief to vulnerable families across Mumbai amid the coronavirus outbreak and the ongoing lockdown.
    • Magic Bus India Foundation has partnered with both private and government organisations to ensure that the ongoing city-wide food and hygiene relief distribution efforts remain data-led, aligned and focused, it said in a statement.

    Relaxations in Chennai lockdown to come in effect from 6th July

    Vegetable & grocery shops allowed to open from 6 am to 6 pm, textile & hardware shops from 10 am to 6 pm, and restaurants from 6 am to 9 pm: Edappadi K Palaniswami, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

    Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane says the state will have a plasma bank

    COVID-19 cases reach 1,041 in Himachal Pradesh out of which 331 cases are active: State Health Department

    Some believed that COVID-19 will spread more in east India due to high poverty; people proved it wrong

    – PM Modi to Bihar BJP workers

    A cousin of Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani found shot to death inside his home in Kabul: Afghanistan Media

    Rajasthan BJP has shown how to stand shoulder to shoulder with people, no matter if we are in the power or out of the power. Very inspiring!

    – PM Modi

    COVID-19: UP records 24 more deaths, 757 fresh cases

    Combating COVID-19: Total lockdown imposed in Bengaluru

    Complete lockdown to be imposed from 8 pm today till 5 am on Monday in Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) limits, as per instructions by Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa in view of COVID-19,” BBMP Commissioner Anil Kumar said on Saturday.

    Gujarat: Surat to get 200 ventilators, Rs 100 crore for hospitals

    Considering the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in Surat, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Saturday said 200 ventilators will be made available in the city and Rs 100 crore will be allocated to convert two hospitals into COVID-19 facilities.

    UK FM Sunak urges British public to help restart economy on ‘Super Saturday’

    • Bars, pubs, restaurants, cinemas and hairdressers across England began opening up on what has been branded “Super Saturday” due to the coronavirus lockdown measures being significantly eased.
    • UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak is among the ministers urging the public to relearn safely going out and enjoying meals with friends and family in order to kick-start the economy after over three months of complete shutdown.

    Proposed Rs 8,250-cr Chambal Expressway to be game changer for MP, UP, Rajasthan

    – Nitin Gadkari

    PM to interact with BJP workers via video conferencing at ‘Seva Hi Sangathan’ programme shortly

    Lockdown extended till 12th July in Madurai and area limits of adjoining rural civic bodies of Paravai & Thiruparankundram panchayats: Edappadi K Palaniswami, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

    Lightning strikes in 8 districts of Bihar: 21 dead

    21 people lost their lives due to lightning strikes in Lakhisarai, Gaya, Banka, Jamui, Samastipur, Vaishali, Nalanda, and Bhojpur districts in the last 24 hours: Bihar Disaster Management Department.

    Week-long total lockdown in Arunachal’s Capital Complex from July 6

    The Arunachal Pradesh government on Saturday announced that a week-long total lockdown will be imposed in the Capital Complex, comprising Itanagar and Nagarlagun, from July 6 in view of the rising number of COVID-19 cases, a top official said on Saturday.

    Bihar govt decides to impose Rs 50 fine on people found not wearing masks at public places

    CM lays foundation for one more govt medical college, TN to get 1,650 more MBBS seats

    • The foundation stone for the construction of a government medical college in Kallakurichi district was laid by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami through a virtual link from the Secretariat here on Saturday.
    • The medical college, to come up at Siruvangur village at an estimated cost of Rs 381.76 crore in the newly carved district, would be set up with 150 MBBS seats, the government said.

    ASI, Bhubaneswar Circle releases a list of non-living monuments/sites and museums that will open from July 6

    No passenger flights to Kolkata from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and 3 other cities between Jul 6-19

    • No passenger flights will operate to Kolkata from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Pune, Nagpur and Ahmedabad between July 6 and July 19, the Kolkata airport said on Saturday as novel coronavirus cases continue to rise in the country.
    • India resumed domestic passenger flights from May 25, after a gap of two months due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown. Scheduled international passenger flights are still suspended in India.

    Pak will complete CPEC at all costs, says PM Khan

    Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan vowed on Friday that his government would complete the ambitious China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) at “any cost” as the USD 60 billion project is a manifestation of the all-weather friendship between the two countries.

    Over 2.75 lakh COVID-19 tests, 17k per day since rapid-antigen testing began in Delhi

    Center launches Aatmanirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge

    Bihar reports 349 new cases

    • Total number of positive cases are now 11,460.
    • Number of recovered cases stand at 8,211.

    5 arrested in Tuticorin custodial death case

    Station Officer suspended over allegations in Kanpur encounter

    • The UP Police has suspended from service the Station Officer of Chaubeypur police station in Kanpur district in view of allegations of his involvement in the killing of eight policemen by criminals during a raid to arrest history-sheeter Vikas Dubey.
    • “In view of the allegations levelled against SO, he has been suspended and all the allegations are being thoroughly looked into,” IG Kanpur Range Mohit Agarwal told reporters in Kanpur.
    • “If his involvement or that of any other personnel of the police is found in this incident, then they will be sacked from the department and also sent to jail,” he said.

    Rain lashes parts of Patna city today

    Andhra Pradesh recorded 765 new Covid cases and 12 deaths in the last 24 hours

    Taking the total number of cases to 17,699 out of which 9,473 cases are active and 8,008 have recovered. The number of deaths due to the disease rises to 218.

    Charging interest on delayed payments to vendors on GeM

    To promote discipline & promptness in payment, Govt under PM Modi ji takes a welcome step to charge interest on delayed payments to vendors on GeM. This will especially benefit the MSME vendors, providing relief & helping them become self-reliant: Minister of Commerce & Industry

    Defence Ministry’s statement regarding the facility visited by PM in Leh

    • There have been malicious and unsubstantiated accusations in some quarters regarding the status of the facility visited by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to General Hospital at Leh on July 03.
    • It’s unfortunate that aspersions are being cast on how Armed Forces are treated. Armed Forces give best possible treatment to their personnel. It’s clarified that said facility is part of Crisis Expansion capacity of 100 beds&is part of Gen Hospital complex.
    • The injured braves have been kept there since their arrival from Galwan to ensure quarantine from COVID areas. The Chief of Army Staff General M M Naravane and the Army Commander have also visited the injured braves in the same location.

    Kulgam encounter: So far one unidentified terrorist killed

    Operation going on. Further details shall follow: Kashmir Zone Police

    ‘War-like stores’ discovered in Rajouri, J&K

    Based on a specific input about a possible terrorist hideout, a joint search operation was launched by troops of 38 Rashtriya Rifles (Madras) & Jammu and Kashmir Police in area of Dodasan Pain of Rajouri District and the search led to the recovery of war-like stores: JK Police.

    ‘Seva Hi Sangathan’ interaction at 4:30 pm

    For BJP Karyakartas, serving the nation comes first. In these challenging times, our Karyakartas have been working tirelessly across India, helping those in need. Will be discussing these works & the way ahead during ‘Seva Hi Sangathan’ interaction at 4:30 pm today: PM Modi.

    One death and no new positive Covid case reported in Himachal Pradesh today so far

    Total number of cases in the state stands at 1033 including 332 active cases, 677 recoveries, and 9 deaths.

    An encounter has started at Arrah area of Kulgam

    Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow: Kashmir Zone Police

    Pakistan government under pressure to review China Policy

    Informed sources have revealed that the Foreign Office has told Imran Khan’s PMO that unless Pakistan did a quick course correction on its China relationship, it would face the wrath of the world’s major economic powers who were determined to isolate China consequent to the clash with India and China’s behaviour during the COVID pandemic.

    Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE) Class 10th results have been announced

    The overall pass percentage recorded at 62.84%.

    Kanpur: House of history-sheeter Vikas Dubey, the main accused in Kanpur encounter case, being demolished by district administration. More details awaited

    8 policemen were killed in the encounter which broke out when police went to arrest him in Bikaru, Kanpur yesterday.

    Arms recovered in Rajouri

    Sports Ministry to remove salary cap of Rs 2 lakhs for Indian coaches

    The Sports Ministry on Saturday announced the doing away with of the Rs 2 lakh cap on the salary given to Indian coaches training elite athletes in a bid to encourage them to produce better results and attract former players to become high-performance trainers.

    Reliance launches unlimited free conferencing app JioMeet as competition to Zoom

    • After raising billions of dollars from the likes of Facebook and Intel for its digital business, billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries has launched JioMeet video conferencing app with unlimited free calling that is being seen as rate war on rival Zoom.
    • The JioMeet video conferencing app is available across Android, iOS, Windows, macOS and web since Thursday evening after beta testing.

    Fatehpuri mosque is allowed to reopen now. But, we should keep in mind that COVID19 is still there. We have to take all precautions including wearing masks and using sanitisers frequently.

    – Mufti Mukarram Ahmed, Shahi Imam of the Fatehpuri mosque

    Railway authorities lift Scherzer’s span in Pamban railway bridge in Rameswaram, to enable ships & large vessels to pass.

    Caught on CCTV: Car mercilessly runs over a woman

    Jama Masjid reopens for the public from today.

    Delhi: Jama Masjid reopens for the public from today. Syed Ahmed Bukhari, Shahi Imam of the mosque said that it will remain open from 9 am to 10 pm while following social distancing norms.

    Port sector to witness cargo volume contraction, project delays: ICRA

    • Although the port sector has been classified under essential services and remained operational during the lockdown, the adverse impact on domestic economic activity as well as a slowdown in global trade has resulted in a steep contraction in cargo volumes at the major ports.
    • Similar to the 22 per cent decline in April, May also saw a 22 per cent decline in throughput, according to a research report by rating agency ICRA.
    • While the decline was across major cargo categories, petroleum, oil and lubricant (POL), thermal coal and container segments witnessed significant contraction, it said.

    UP minister, wife test positive for COVID-19, admitted to hospital

    Uttar Pradesh Rural Development Minister Rajendra Pratap Singh (Moti Singh) and his wife have been admitted to the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences after they tested positive for COVID-19.

    Floods: NDRF positions 90 teams, new drills to tackle COVID-19

    The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed more than 90 teams for flood rescue works across the country with a “strong focus” on the sanitisation of men and material in view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a senior official said on Saturday.

    North Korea says it has no plans for talks with US

    • North Korea on Saturday reiterated it has no immediate plans to resume nuclear negotiations with the United States unless Washington discards what it describes as “hostile” policies toward Pyongyang.
    • The statement by North Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui came days after President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, John Bolton, told reporters that Trump might seek another summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as an “October surprise” ahead of the U.S. presidential election.

    Understanding & keeping in mind the times that we are in, we have further extended deadlines. Now, filing of ITR for FY 2019-20 is extended to 30th Nov, 2020: Income Tax Department

    High tides hit Marine Drive in Mumbai

    Lord Buddha’s ideals have lasting solutions to challenges world facing today: PM Modi

    As the world today fights extraordinary challenges, their lasting solutions can come from the ideals of Lord Buddha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday. Addressing the Dhamma Chakra Day event, the prime minister said the eight-fold path of Lord Buddha shows the way towards the well-being of societies and nations.

    WHO team to visit China next week to investigate origins of coronavirus

    • Amid global concerns that China delayed giving information regarding the novel coronavirus outbreak, a team of WHO (World Health Organisation) will visit the country next week to investigate the origins of the virus and its spread to human beings.
    • The visit will take place more than six months after the WHO’s Country Office in China picked up a statement from the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission on cases of ‘viral pneumonia’.
    • WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke in January about an agreement with China for sending a team of international experts “as soon as possible” to work on increasing the understanding of the outbreak.

    Gold worth Rs. 15.67 crores caught by airport customs team

    14 Indian nationals who arrived at Jaipur International Airport, by two charter flights from UAE & Saudi Arabia were intercepted by the customs team at the airport. 31.9918 kg of gold valued at Rs. 15.67 crores recovered from them: Commissioner of Customs, Jodhpur

    Odisha reports 495 new Covid positive cases

    Total positive cases in the State stands at 8,601 including 2,853 active cases and 5,705 recovered.

    204 new Covid positive cases and 3 deaths have been reported in Rajasthan till 10:30 am today

    The total number of cases stands at 19,256 including 3,461 active cases and 443 deaths.

    J&K: Construction of houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin is underway in Ghordi, Udhampur

    Chairman, Block Development Council says, “Around 1000 construction activities are going on. People are happy after getting pucca houses. They can live comfortably during the rainy season.”

    Rahul Gandhi says, “Ladakhis are screaming a warning…listen to them”

    “Patriotic Ladakhis are raising their voice against Chinese intrusion. They are screaming a warning. Ignoring their warning will cost India dearly. For India’s sake, please listen to them.”-Rahul Gandhi tweets.

    BRO starts development work

    Jammu and Kashmir: Border Roads Organisation (BRO) have started development work in several areas of Rajouri District, providing employment to a large number of labourers/workers, amid COVID19 outbreak.

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