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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.

CM Mamata Banerjee says West Bengal’s unemployment rate better than UP, Haryana

We've implemented a robust economic strategy to tackle #COVID19 & the devastation caused by Amphan. Proof lies in W… https://t.co/r0gl2QaVIS

— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) 1593836834000Recovery rate has further improved to 60.80%. The recoveries/deaths ratio is 95.48% : 4.52% now: Govt of IndiaIndia reports 442 deaths and highest single-day spike of 22,771 new COVID19 cases in the last 24 hours.

Positive cases stand at 648315 including 235433 active cases, 394227 cured/discharged/migrated & 18655 deaths: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

Locust control operation

Rajasthan: Helicopter has been deployed in Jaisalmer for locust control operation. An official says, “The helicopter has left for the area where aerial spraying will be done, after the pesticide was loaded on it. Use of helicopter will help in managing large areas efficiently.”

Nagaland: Out of 411 samples tested, 23 fresh positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed; 21 in Peren & 2 in Kohima.

Total positive cases stand at 562, of which 334 are active cases and 228 have recovered.

IYC held ‘shirtless’ protest against privatisation of Indian Railways

In a “symbolic” protest on Friday, the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) protested shirtless against the privatisation of the Indian Railways at their headquarters in the national capital.

Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates the celebrations organised by International Buddhist Confederation (IBC) on the occasion of Asadha Poornima today.Made in India ventilators in use

So far, 11,300 ‘Make In India’ ventilators have been dispatched; 6154 delivered to hospitals. Ministry of Health is also supplying 1.02 lakh oxygen cylinders across India; 72,293 delivered: Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare

Total number of Covid tests done

The total number of samples tested up to July 3 is 95,40,132 of which 2,42,383 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

NSUI welcomes Centre’s decision of postponing NEET-JEE examination

“NSUI welcomes the government’s decision of postponing the NEET-JEE examination. From the very start, NSUI has been considerate with their demand of postponing the examination,” stated the letter issued by NSUI National President Neeraj Kundan.

Bihar CM announces 4 lakh ex-gratia each for kin of lightning strike victimsChief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar on Saturday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh each to the kin of the eight people who lost their lives due to lightning strike in the state on Friday.The strike claimed the lives of three people in Samastipur, two in Lakhisarai, one each in Gaya, Banka and Jamui.2 US aircraft carriers conduct exercises in South China Sea as Beijing flexes its muscle in regionThe United States has sent two aircraft carriers into the disputed waters of the South China Sea to participate in military exercises as Beijing flexes its muscle in the region.The US navy confirmed with ANI that the USS Ronald Reagan and USS Nimitz are conducting dual-carrier operations and exercises in the South China Sea to support a “free and open Indo-Pacific”.PM Modi performed Sindhu Darshan puja on his arrival at Nimu the forward brigade place in Ladakh, yesterdayISRO captures Moon of Mars

Mars Colour Camera (MCC) onboard Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) has imaged Phobos, the closest and biggest moon of Mars… https://t.co/08WjLCpEOp

— ANI (@ANI) 1593830405000Andaman and Nicobar Islands: 3 new confirmed Covid cases- 2 contacts of earlier positives & 1 traveller

Total cases stand at 119, of which 65 are active cases and 54 have recovered

Priyanka Gandhi calls meeting of UP Cong leaders over law and order situation

AICC General Secretary in-charge Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has called for a virtual meeting of Uttar Pradesh Congress leaders on Saturday to discuss the issue of Law and Order in Uttar Pradesh.

Weather forecast

Thunderstorm with rain would occur over and adjoining areas of Loharu, Mahendargarh, Narnaul, Bijnaur, Meerut, Sambhal, Chandausi, Narora, Sahaswan, during the next 2 hours: India Meteorological Department (IMD)

Trump to attend Independence Day celebrations in South Dakota amid pandemic

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, US President Donald Trump on Saturday will be attending the July 4 American Independence Day celebration in South Dakota. He will also be addressing at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, The Washington Post reported.

UK lifts quarantine requirements for people coming from 59 countries except US

The UK government on Friday (local time) lifted quarantine requirements for people arriving from 59 countries, except for the US, CNN reported. The list will come into effect from July 10.

Number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brazil surpasses 1.5 million: Health MinistryIndian-American, Tibetan and Taiwanese-American communities come together to protest against ChinaUSA: Members of the Indian-American community, Tibetan community and Taiwanese-American community stage a demonstration at Times Square in New York, against China. The protestors also demanded the boycott of Chinese products.The protesters at the demonstration, which was called ‘Boycott China’, demanded to put an end on trade by boycotting Chinese products, complete independence of Tibet and total support of Taiwan.Pune man with a golden face mask

Maharashtra: Shankar Kurade, a resident of Pimpri-Chinchwad of Pune district, has got himself a mask made of gold w… https://t.co/GVwH1dnLi8

— ANI (@ANI) 1593825569000Pvt labs starting TrueNat/CBNAAT based tests for COVID be encouraged for NABL seal: ICMR to states

The ICMR has written to all states and UTs saying all private laboratories in their areas which intend to initiate TrueNat/CBNAAT based tests for COVID-19 be encouraged to apply for NABL accreditation to ensure quality testing.

Ladakh food security scheme launchedThe Ladakh Food Security Scheme (LFSS) has been launched by the Union Territory administration, officials said.The introduction of the scheme will benefit 6,101 beneficiary families under the Antyodaya Anna Yojana, in addition to 43,916 families covered under the MMSFES.Delhi Police ASI on duty outside US Embassy killed by speeding car

A 51-year-old assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Delhi Police was killed on Friday when a speeding car hit him before ramming into a wall near the US Embassy, officials said.

4 hospitalized after shooting at Alabama shopping mallA shooting at an Alabama shopping mall left at least four people hospitalized on Friday afternoon, police said. Multiple shots were reported near the food court inside the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, Police Capt. Gregg Rector said in a news release. He said the victims were transported to area hospitals for treatment. “Their conditions are unknown at this time,” authorities said.Dog in Georgia tests positive for virus that causes COVID-19

A dog in Georgia is believed to have been the second canine in the US to test positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, health officials said.

WHO urges focus on first wave of coronavirusThe World Health Organization’s emergencies chief says “we need to put up a fight now” during a peak in the current wave of the coronavirus pandemic — rather than focusing on when a second wave might come.Dr Michael Ryan said the world will be much better at fighting a second wave, if people can learn the lessons of fighting the first wave.WHO officials emphasized mask-wearing, social distancing, and hygiene by individuals, along with contact-tracing and tracking of cases by health authorities as key strategies to fight the virus.

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