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Telangana’s COVID-19 count surpasses one million
“2,384 new COVID-19 cases, 1,851 recoveries and 11 deaths reported in Telangana yesterday, taking the total number of cases to 1,04,249 in the state. The total number of cases includes 22,908 active cases, 80,586 recoveries,” said the State Health Department.
Approahed UK for Nawaz Sharif’s extradition, says Pakistan
“The government is treating him (Sharif) as an absconder and has already sent a request to the British government to extradite him,” Dawn news quoted Adviser to the Prime Minster on Accountability and Interior Shahzad Akbar as saying said while addressing a press conference in Lahore.
‘Centre should decide on JEE, NEET post reviewing students’ agony’
“There is extreme distress among students and parents for JEE and NEET exams. COVID-19 situation has made students’ preparations difficult. These exams are career-defining for them hence decision to conduct these exams by Central Govt. should only be made after reviewing their agony,” Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh tweeted.
No rise in complaints of crimes against children: NCPCR chief
There has been no increase in the number of complaints of crimes against children during the coronavirus-induced lockdown in the country, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights chairperson Priyank Kanoongo has said.
Odisha: 2,993 new cases
Odisha reported its highest single-day surge of 2,993 coronavirus cases, taking its total tally to 78,530.
Three and a half crore samples collected for testing, so far: ICMR
“The total number of samples tested up to 22nd August is 3,52,92,220 including 8,01,147 samples tested yesterday,” ICMR tweeted.
Respiratory complications haunt Covid-19 recovered patientsA team of health experts has found that people who recovered from the Covid-19 disease are being commonly readmitted to the hospital within 14 days of being discharged majorly for respiratory complications.These patients were also more likely to have other ailments including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and hypertension, said Girish Nadkarni and Anuradha Lala from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in the US.Of the nearly 2,900 discharged patients in the study, more than 100 returned for emergency care after about 4.5 days and 56 of those returning patients required readmittance into the hospital.Pranab Mukherjee remains in deep coma, on ventilator support
“There is no change in the condition of Pranab Mukherjee this morning. He remains in a deep coma and on ventilator support. His vital parameters are stable,” an update from the Army Research and Referral (R&R) Hospital said.
Congress Working Committee to meet amid talks of leadership change
“A CWC meeting will be held on August 24 at 11 am via videoconference,” tweeted Congress General Secretary (Organisation) KC Venugopal on Saturday.
Rajasthan: 697 new cases
Total cases rose to 69,961, including 950 deaths.
Agra to conduct extensive sero survey from August 26
The total number of cases so far in Agra stand at 2,481. Of this, 272 are active cases and 105 have died.
SOPs issued for resuming production of films and TV serials
– Prakash Javadekar, Minister for Information and Broadcasting
Petrol prices rise by 12-14 paise per litre
Diesel prices are, however, same across the metros. In the national capital, diesel prices have remained stable since the Delhi government announced a 13.25 per cent reduction in the Value Added Tax on July 30, which had caused the price to fall by Rs 8.36 per litre.
Thane: 1,284 new cases
Cases in Maharashtra’s Thane district have gone up to 1,13,884, with deaths at 3,240.
Top seer body seeks CBI probe into Palghar incident
The Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP) said that the Supreme Court’s decision to entrust the probe into actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death to the CBI had proved the “incompetence” of the Mumbai Police, while asking for a probe into the deaths of two sadhus in Palghar, Maharashtra, on April 16.
China successfully launches new optical remote-sensing satellite
The satellite, Gaofen-9 05, was sent into orbit by a Long March-2D carrier rocket. A multifunctional test satellite and another satellite named Tiantuo-5 were also launched via the rocket.
Germany: 782 new cases
Total cases now 2,32,864.
Trump campaign releases commercial for Indian-Americans
Aiming to woo the influential Indian-American voters numbering over two million, the Trump campaign has released its first video commercial that has short clips from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speeches and US President Donald Trump’s address in Ahmedabad.
Brazil: 50,000 new cases
Brazil now has a total of 35,82,362 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 50,032 new cases having been registered in the past 24 hours.
India reports 69,239 new casesThe case tally in the country rises to 30,44,941 including 7,07,668 active cases, 22,80,567 cured/discharged/migrated & 56,706 deaths: Ministry of Health2 tropical storms heading for double blow to US Gulf CoastTwo tropical storms advanced across the Caribbean on Saturday night as potentially historic threats to the U.S. Gulf Coast, one dumping rain on Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands while the other was pushing through the gap between Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and Cuba.Tropical Storms Laura and Marco were both projected to approach Louisiana at or close to hurricane force just two days apart next week.A hurricane watch was issued for the New Orleans metro area, which was pummeled by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005.South Korea sees steady rise in virus casesSouth Korea has added 397 new coronavirus cases, counting its tenth straight day of triple-digit increases as the speed of viral spread nears the levels the country saw during the worst of its outbreak in spring.The resurgence, which began in the densely populated capital area before spreading to practically every major city and provincial town over the past week, is a major setback for the country that had been eager to tout its hard-won gains against the virus.Jharkhand Agriculture Minister says he has tested positive
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— Badal (बादल) (@Badal_Patralekh) 1598147570000China reports 12 coronavirus cases, 7th day without local transmissionAndaman and Nicobar Islands records 61 new casesThe union territory’s tally hits 2,808; active case count now 923No crowds makes for a new world as tennis gears up for US OpenPlayers are having to adjust, however, as tennis returns amid the COVID-19 pandemic that brought the sport to a halt in March.”There isn’t really an atmosphere, so that’s obviously a little bit tricky,” former men’s number one Andy Murray said after his first-round victory over American Frances Tiafoe.”I know it’s a bit of a cliche, but you need to kind of create your own atmosphere a bit on the court. It’s just not quite the same.”No COVID-19 vaccine before winter of 2021, warns UK’s Chief Medical OfficerCoronavirus spread largely among under 40-year-olds in FranceThe new coronavirus is circulating four times more among people under 40 in France than over among 65-year-olds, France’s health minister said, though he warned that contamination was on the rise among the elderly and more vulnerable too.”We’re in a risky situation,” Olivier Veran said in an interview with France’s Journal Du Dimanche (JDD) published on Sunday, adding that the higher number of cases being detected was not solely down to more testing.Trump struggles to use power of presidency to counter BidenTraditionally, an incumbent would devote the week of his rival’s convention to bolstering his own credentials as a leader.But rather than focusing on his command of the job or using its power, Trump hit the campaign trail, where he flouted his own administration’s pandemic safety guidance and expressed gratitude for support from adherents to an extremist conspiracy theory, QAnon.Ten weeks out from Election Day, as the coronavirus pandemic has ravaged Trump’s reelection chances, aides have recognized that a vote on his presidency is not one he is likely to win.Mexico’s coronavirus deaths pass 60,000, cases top 550,000Mexico’s health ministry on Saturday reported 6,482 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection and 644 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 556,216 cases and 60,254 deaths.The government has said the real number of infected people is likely significantly higher than the confirmed cases.TikTok to challenge Trump’s executive orderTikTok said on Saturday it plans to file a lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s executive order that prohibits transactions with the popular short video app and its Chinese parent ByteDance, confirming an earlier Reuters report. Reuters exclusively reported on Friday that TikTok would challenge Trump’s executive order as early as Monday.TikTok in a statement said that it had tried to engage with the U.S administration for nearly a year, but faced “a lack of due process” and that the government paid no attention to the facts.