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COVID-19: India crosses 15-lakh case mark; case fatality rate declines to 2.25%With COVID-19 Case Fatality Rate (CFR) declining to 2.25 per cent, India now is among countries with the lowest fatality rates, a Health Ministry official said on Tuesday. The CFR reduced from around 3.33 per cent in mid-June to 2.25 per cent on Tuesday.While the total count of COVID-19 cases is 15,83,156, the country has reported 33,425 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to hold a meeting tomorrow to discuss delinking of hotels attached to COVID19 hospitals: Sources

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France calls for United Nations-led observer mission to evaluate China’s treatment of Uyghurs

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Pakistan ceasefire

Pakistan initiated an Unprovoked Ceasefire Violation today along the LoC in Macchal & Gugaldhar Sector, Kupwara (J&K) in the afternoon hours by firing mortars and other weapons. Befitting response ensued: Chinar Corps, Indian Army

Rajasthan: 1072 fresh Covid infections reported todayThe total number of positive cases in the state is now 38,636 including 10,675 active cases27,317 recovered 644 deathsWest Bengal: Covid case tally rises to 62,964 with 2,134 fresh cases today.19,493 active cases42,022 dischargesDeath toll 1,449Mumbai: 717 fresh cases reported todayCovid tally at 1,10,846 2,467 patients were discharged today, taking total number of discharges to 84,411Total active cases 20,251Death toll 6184Haryana: 749 Covid cases, 712 recovered/discharged & 9 deaths reported today.Total number of cases in the state is now at 32,87625,758 recovered/discharged 406 deathsGoa: Covid tally reaches 5,287 with 168 new positive cases reported today.The number of active cases is 1,656 Recovered cases at 3,595Death toll 36Twitter temporarily restricts Donald Trump Jr.’s account after he posts video claiming masks are unnecessary

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Earthquake in Mizoram

An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 struck 27 km South South-West of Champhai, Mizoram at 08:08 pm today: National Centre for Seismology (NCS)

Gujarat: 1,108 Covid cases and 24 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.Total cases increase to 57,98213,198 active cases42,412 cured/discharged2,372 deathsMaharashtra: 7,717 fresh Covid cases, 10,333 discharges and 282 deaths reported today.Total number of positive cases is now 3,91,440 including 2,32,277 discharged14,165 deaths1,44,694 active casesRecovery rate is 59.34%Uttar Pradesh: 3490 new infections reported in the last 24 hours.27,934 active cases44,520 discharged casesDeath is toll is 1497Manipur: 31 new Covid cases reported todayTotal number of cases in the State at 2,317702 active cases 1,615 recovered casesThoothukudi custodial deaths case: Madurai bench of Madras High Court has directed CBI to file a status report in a sealed cover on August 17.Madhya Pradesh: 10 deaths & 628 new Covid cases reported todayTotal number of positive cases in the state at 29,217 including 20,343 recovered cases 8,044 active cases 830 deathsAll passenger reservation offices in Howrah Division will remain closed tomorrow due to lockdown announced by West Bengal government, except one office at Howrah Station: CPRO Eastern RailwayBihar floods: NDRF has evacuated more than 6,800 persons

21 teams of National Disaster Response Force are deployed in Bihar. So far, NDRF has evacuated more than 6,800 persons in the state. NDRF teams are also assisting the state government in the distribution of relief materials to the needy persons.

Punjab: 612 fresh Covid cases reported todayTotal number of cases at 14,378The number of patients discharged is 9,752The number of active cases is 4,290Total deaths are 336Uttarakhand: Covid cases rise to 6587 with 259 new infections reported today.2759 active cases3720 recovered casesAfghanistan President Ashraf Ghani says Taliban peace talks could start ‘in a week’s time’ following completion of prisoner exchange.

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Emmanuel Lenain, French Ambassador to India on Rafale fighter jets arriving tomorrow:

“Planes are outstanding, Indian technicians and pilots marvellously completed their training in France. They are totally capable to use these planes at their best.”

Mumbai Serological Surveillance: 6936 samples collectedSerological Surveillance for SARS-CoV2 infection was commissioned by NITI-Aayog, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai & Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. In the first round, 6936 samples were collected from 3 wards in slum & non-slum areas: Brihanmumbai Municipal CorporationSystematically conducted study estimates around 57% Sero-prevalence in slums and 16% sero-prevalence in non-slums, on an average, in the three wards that were studied: BMCBhima Koregaon case: NIA arrests Hany Babu Musaliyarveettil Tharayil

National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested accused Hany Babu Musaliyarveettil Tharayil in connection with Bhima Koregaon case. He will be produced before NIA Special Court at Mumbai tomorrow.

Karnataka reports 5,536 new Covid cases and 102 deaths.The total number of cases in the State stands at 1,07,001 64,434 active cases2,055 deathsPM Modi & Mauritius PM Jugnauth to inaugurate new Supreme Court building of Mauritius on July 30.PM Modi & Mauritius PM Jugnauth will jointly inaugurate new Supreme Court building of Mauritius on July 30. The inauguration is scheduled to take place through video-conference in presence of senior members of Judiciary from Mauritius & other dignitaries from both the countries: MEAThe building has been constructed with Indian grant assistance and will be first India assisted infrastructure project within the capital city of Port Louis: Ministry of External AffairsJammu and Kashmir: 489 Covid cases reported today134 from Jammu division & 355 Kashmir divisionTotal number of cases in the Union Territory is now at 18,8797,661 active cases10,885 recovered333 deathsKerala: Covid tally rises to 20,896 with 1167 new cases and 4 new deaths reported today.There are 10,091 active cases till today 679 people recovered todayChandigarh: 24 new Covid cases reported today

The total number of cases in the Union Territory stands at 934.

FIR registered against actor Rhea ChakrabortyFIR registered against actor Rhea Chakraborty under various sections, including abetment of suicide, on the complaint of Sushant Singh Rajput’s father. A four-member team has been sent to Mumbai. The team will collect case diary and other important documents from Mumbai Police: Sanjay Singh, Inspector General, Patna Central ZoneTamil Nadu: 6,972 new Covid cases and 88 deaths reported todayTotal number of cases stand at 2,27,688 57,073 active cases1,66,956 discharges 3,659 deathsGujarat govt increases fine amount for not wearing face mask

Fine for not wearing mask increased from Rs 200 to Rs 500, effective across the state from August 1: Gujarat Chief Minister’s Office (CMO)

Delhi: 1,056 news Covid cases, 1,135 recovered/discharged, and 28 deaths reported today.Total number of cases in the national capital is now at 1,32,2751,17,507 recovered/discharged10,887 active cases 3,881 deaths4,843 RTPCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests and 13,701 Rapid antigen tests conducted across the national capital today.Himachal Pradesh: Covid case tally rises to 2,284.There are 1,031 active cases1,224 recovered cases 12 deathsFrance has donated 50 Osiris-3 ventilators, 70 Yuwell 830 ventilators, 50k IgG/IgM test kits, and 50k nose & throat swabs to India.Delhi Cabinet dismisses the panel of advocates appointed to represent Delhi Police in court cases regarding February 2020 riots in the national capital: Delhi Chief Minister’s OfficeIn view of Rafale’s landing tomorrow, the administration is on a high alert: DSP Traffic, Ambala

Section 144 has been imposed in 4 villages closer to Ambala airbase. Gathering of people on roofs and photography during landing has been strictly prohibited: Munish Sehgal, DSP Traffic, Ambala

PM Modi will join stakeholders from NBFCs to discuss and deliberate on vision and roadmap for the future, tomorrow evening: PMO

The topics on agenda include credit products & efficient models for delivery, financial empowerment through technology, prudential practices for stability and sustainability of the financial sector: Prime Minister’s Office

Ambala Cantt area is a ‘no-drone area’: DSP Ambala Cantt

The Ambala Cantt area is a ‘no-drone area’ as it is a sensitive zone. Also, no photography allowed in the area. If anyone violates these orders, action will be taken against them: Ram Kumar, DSP Ambala Cantt

Andhra crosses 1.1 lakh mark in Covid cases, death toll reaches 1,1487,948 new Covid positive cases reported, the highest new cases in India over the last 24 hours, taking the total to 1,10,297 cases with a positivity rate of 6.3% as against the national average of 8.55%. 58 Covid deaths over the last 24 hours, which take the total death toll to 1,148 translating into a mortality rate of 1.04% as against the national average of 2.25%. 52,622 recoveries representing 47.71% recovery rate as against the national average of 64.24%. Andhra saw 56,527 active cases by Tuesday.Himachal CM and his family test Covid negative for the second time

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and his 5 family members test negative for the second time, a week after their first test also came negative. Himachal CM & his family members had gone in self-quarantine after an aide tested positive for COVID19.

Dates of complete lockdown in West Bengal

Complete lockdown will be observed in the state on 2nd, 5th, 8th, 9th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th and 31st August: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

Results of SSC (10th standard) of Maharashtra state board to be declared tomorrow.

It will be available online after 1 pm tomorrow (29 July): Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher Education

B S Yediyurappa to lay the foundation stone for Bengaluru Lifesciences Park on July 29

Bengaluru: Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa will lay the foundation stone for the much-awaited Bengaluru Lifesciences Park at Electronics City on July 29: Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Dr. C N Ashwathnarayan

Good news from Kejriwal

No death in our biggest COVID hospital LNJP yesterday

— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) 1595933797000Bihar floods: People set up temporary shelters along the road in Muzaffarpur6 arrested in child trafficking case

Andhra Pradesh: Visakhapatnam City Police has arrested six persons, including two doctors and two ASHA workers, in connection with a child trafficking case

Special CBI court in Lucknow completes recording of statements in Babri mosque demolition case.Kerala golds muggling case: Court sends key accused Swapna Suresh, Sandeep Nair to 5-day Customs custodyLockdown (2 days in the week) in the state extended till 31st August: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

No lockdown in the state on August 1st on the occasion of Bakr Eid: CM Mamata Banerjee

Punjab CM reviews Covid preparedness of AIIMS Bathinda

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh reviews Covid-19 preparedness of AIIMS Bathinda, which will soon launch 180 tests/day COVID testing facility in 2 weeks. Testing to be ramped up to 500 tests/day within a month of the launch.

In the meeting, various decisions were taken. CM is considering to change the name of Chambal Expressway to Chambal Progressway. I think it would be right. Under his rule, Chambal has been established as a peaceful region.

– Narottam Mishra, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan held a virtual cabinet meeting. He told us that he does not have a fever today along with some relief in his cough.

– Narottam Mishra, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister

Kerala gold smuggling case: Special NIA Court sends accused KT Ramees to 7-day NIA custody.2 dead, incessant rains in Dooars region of north Bengal cuts off direct road connectivity with Siliguri

Thunderstorm forecast for south Bengal districts, including Kolkata: Officials

Sensex zooms 558.22 points to close at 38,492.95; Nifty reclaims 11,300-level’Only 700 cases today in Mumbai’- Aaditya Thackeray tweets

The good news: Only 700 cases today in Mumbai & that too with highest testing till date in Mumbai in a single day(8… https://t.co/PurTPexBQA

— Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray) 1595923767000With spike of 47,704 cases, India’s COVID-19 tally reaches 14,83,157India on Tuesday reported 47,704 more COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the country’s count of coronavirus cases to 14,83,157, informed the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.Out of the total cases, there are 4,96,988 active cases in the country while the number of patients cured/discharged and migrated stands at 9,52,744.With 654 deaths due to COVID-19 in the country reported in the last 24 hours, the death toll rises to 33,425.The recovery rate among COVID-19 patients has increased to 64.23 per cent. The recoveries to deaths ratio is 96.6 per cent:3.4 per cent, informed the Centre.Sushant Singh Rajput case: CEO of Dharma Productions records statement

Mumbai: Apoorva Mehta, CEO of Dharma Productions, has left the Amboli Police Station after being questioned for 3 hours in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput death case.

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