Here’s the latest about COVID-19 in India:
India reports 48,698 new COVID-19 infections
1,183 fatalities in a day
case tally reached 3,01,83,143
Total death toll 3,94,493
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- Congress appoints MP Revanth Reddy as president of the party’s unit in Telangana
- UK minister Matt Hancock, who broke Covid-19 rules by kissing aide, resigns
- Weddings in Delhi can have 50 guests, gyms can reopen from Monday
- Banquet halls for marriages with 50 people, gyms allowed to open in Delhi from Monday: DDMA order
- Punjab reports 308 new cases of COVID19, 15 deaths and 740 discharges; active cases in the state are 4,376
- Madhya Pradesh registers 46 new COVID19 cases, 25 deaths, and 204 recoveries in the last 24 hours
- Assam: Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati illuminated, doors of the temple opened today after three days following Ambubachi.
- Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to visit Ladakh tomorrow
- Mizoram: First Mega Kiosk COVID testing centre opened at Vanapa Hall in Aizawl.
- PM Modi says efforts should be made to help all countries with India’s rich tech expertise in form of Cowin platform.
Delhi Police Crime Branch has arrested cyber-criminal Chhotu Chaudhary, a resident of Bihar’s Nalanda. His gang allegedly cheated people in the name of providing oxygen and medical equipment in Delhi, UP, Mumbai & Haryana
I briefed my Indian counterpart on developments in the Eastern Mediterranean, especially on the Cyprus issue, & thanked him for the special & constructive role that India has undertaken over time: Greece Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias after meeting with EAM S Jaishankar
I would like to make it clear that resolving disputes on the basis of International Law is the only way to proceed and this needs to be understood by countries that refuse to accept it: Greece Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias
Congress appoints MP Revanth Reddy as president of the party’s unit in Telangana
UK minister Matt Hancock, who broke Covid-19 rules by kissing aide, resigns
Jammu and Kashmir: CCTV footage of the grenade attack on CRPF party that left three civilians injured at Barbar Shah in Srinagar, earlier today
#WATCH| Jammu and Kashmir: CCTV footage of the grenade attack on CRPF party that left three civilians injured at Ba… https://t.co/NO8YdDN4Iz
— ANI (@ANI) 1624721866000
Terrorists hurled a grenade upon a joint naka party of Police & CRPF at Barbarshah Chowk area of Srinagar. However, the grenade missed the target. In this incident, four civilians got injured and were evacuated to a nearby hospital. Case registered: Jammu and Kashmir Police
Weddings in Delhi can have 50 guests, gyms can reopen from Monday
Banquet halls for marriages with 50 people, gyms allowed to open in Delhi from Monday: DDMA order
Punjab reports 308 new cases of COVID19, 15 deaths and 740 discharges; active cases in the state are 4,376
Madhya Pradesh registers 46 new COVID19 cases, 25 deaths, and 204 recoveries in the last 24 hours
Case tally 7,89,657
Active cases 927
Outdoor sports activities to be allowed in clubs while indoor sporting activities allowed for vaccinated people. Gyms &restaurants that have vaccinated at least 60% of their staff will be allowed to open for 3 extra hours. Parks will remain open from 5am to 8am.
– Rajasthan Government
Offices with 25 or more employees will be allowed to open with 50% workforce. Offices whose at least 60% of employees have received 1st dose of vaccine are allowed to open with 100% workforce. All religious places will be allowed to open from 5am to 4pm.
– Rajasthan Government
Assam: Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati illuminated, doors of the temple opened today after three days following Ambubachi.
Ambubachi celebrates the menstruation of Goddess Kamakhya during which the temple remains close.
Assam: Activist and Sivasagar MLA Akhil Gogoi met his mother & other family members at his residence in Jorhat, earliuer today.
Akhil Gogoi was granted 2-day parole by an NIA Court yesterday. He was arrested under UAPA during anti-CAA protests in Assam.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to visit Ladakh tomorrow
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be visiting Ladakh tomorrow for three days. During his Ladakh visit, Rajnath Singh will inaugurate infra projects constructed by BRO and also interact with troops deployed in the region: Office of Defence Minister of India
Mizoram: First Mega Kiosk COVID testing centre opened at Vanapa Hall in Aizawl.
“COVID testing can be done every day except Sundays at Vanapa Hall with the help of Local Taskforce,” says Pachuau Lalmalsawma, State Nodal Officer
Sajan Prakash becomes the 1st Indian swimmer Man swimming to qualify for Tokyo 2020 as he clocks 1:56:38 in men’s 200m butterfly at the Sette Colli Trophy in Rome. The qualification cut-off was 1:56:48: Sports Authority of India
A document is doing rounds on social media claiming resumption of DA to Central Government employees & Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners from July 2021.
A document is doing rounds on social media claiming resumption of DA to Central Government employees & Dearness Rel… https://t.co/hVjNUyk2hr
— Ministry of Finance (@FinMinIndia) 1624719275000
PM Modi says efforts should be made to help all countries with India’s rich tech expertise in form of Cowin platform.
Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal held a meeting with Bhartiya Kisan Union leader Yudhvir Singh, via video conferencing.
Farmers across the country were scheduled to meet Governors to submit memorandums (for repeal of new farm laws) today.
India has administered more than 32 crores COVID19 vaccine doses so far: Union Health Ministry
Officers also apprised the PM about the rising interest in CoWIN platform globally. PM said that efforts should be made to help all countries, who have expressed interest, with India’s rich tech expertise in the form of CoWIN platform.
PM directed officers to work with the states to ensure that the pace of testing does not go down as testing remains a very important weapon to track & contain rising infections in any region: PMO
Delhi: PM Narendra Modi holds a meeting on the progress of COVID19 vaccination drive, via video conferencing.
Telangana reports 1028 new COVID cases, 1489 recoveries and 9 deaths today.
Active cases: 15,054
Total recoveries: 6,01,184
Death toll: 3627
Uttarakhand reports 164 new COVID cases, 272 recoveries and 2 deaths today.
Active cases: 2,510
Death toll: 7,086
Delhi records 85 fresh COVID-19 cases, lowest daily count this year; 9 more deaths, positivity rate 0.12 per cent: Authorities
Prince Philip honored on special British 5-pound coin
COVID19 | Uttar Pradesh reports 173 fresh cases, 328 discharges and 40 deaths in the last 24 hours; active case tally at 3197
Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President JP Nadda holds a meeting with party national secretaries.
Third wave of COVID won’t be as severe as second wave. More vaccination and COVID appropriate behaviour could play an important role in mitigating these waves. Study on vaccine effect on Delta plus variant of COVID is underway.
Dr Samiran Panda, Head of Epidemiology, ICMR
Gym, Salon, Spa to remain open till 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Wine shops to remain open from Monday to Friday till 4 pm. Malls and theatres/multiplex, religious places to remain closed: Pune Municipal Corporation
Restaurants, food courts to remain open with 50% seating capacity between Monday to Friday. Only parcel and home delivery allowed on Saturday and Sunday. Social, religious and entertainment events allowed with 50 people between Monday to Friday: Pune Municipal Corporation
Maharashtra: Pune Municipal Corporation issues fresh guidelines to be effective from Monday, 28 June — Essential shops to remain open only till 4pm every day while non-essential shops to remain open till 4pm between Monday to Friday.
My father & Lalu ji have always been close friends. RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav & I know each other since childhood, we’d a close friendship, he is my younger brother. When election time will come in Bihar then the party will take a final call on the alliance.
– Chirag Paswan
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar reaches Greece
- Both sides agreed that this will assist the two countries in realisation of the energy goals set by the respective governments to make renewable energy a significant part of the energy supply: MEA
- In the globalized world, both sides noted the importance of movement of people in an orderly and legal way and agreed to work towards and signing an agreement on migration and mobility: MEA
Hockey India has recommended former stalwarts Dr. RP Singh and M Ch. Sanggai Ibemhal for the Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime Achievement
Coaches BJ Kariappa and CR Kumar have been nominated for the Dronacharya Award
Hockey India nominates goalkeeper PR Sreejesh and former women’s player Deepika for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award while Harmanpreet Singh, Vandana Katariya & Navjot Kaur have been nominated for the Arjuna Award
Makkal Needhi Maiam founder-president Kamal Haasan announces new appointments, to also be MNM general secretary, following the party drubbing in April 6 Tamil Nadu Assembly polls
Delta Plus variant: Jammu’s biggest grain market observes voluntary weekend lockdown
Mafia assets worth Rs 1,128 crore attached from January 2020 till April 2021: Uttar Pradesh Police
BJP names Bhabesh Kalita and Sharda Devi as presidents of its Assam and Manipur units respectively
Due to the COVID situation in the country, we may shift the T20 World Cup scheduled in India to UAE: Jay Shah
We are monitoring the situation closely. Health and safety of players are paramount for us. We will take the final call soon: BCCI Secretary, Jay Shah to ANI
West Bengal government forms an expert committee of four-member to examine the effect of fake vaccination & to take corrective actions
Days after taking fake COVID vaccine, actor Mimi Chakraborty falls ill
- Actor-turned-TMC MP Mimi Chakraborty on Saturday fell ill, a few days after she was administered a fake COVID vaccine, sources said.
- However, the doctor who attended to the Jadavpur MP said it was too early to link her illness with the fake jab that she had taken four days ago, they said.
It depends on which organ am I speaking about, it’ll perhaps damage more those specific organs if it’s proven to be true that it’s causing major pathophysiologic change and affecting different organs
– Raman Gangakhedkar, ex-Head Scientist of Epidemiology & communicable diseases, ICMR
When I said DeltaVariant can go for cell to cell transfer, what does it mean in terms of damage to organs? If it goes into brain, what will happen? It’s more likely to produce neurological symptoms as common manifestation
– Raman Gangakhedkar, ex-Head Scientist, ICMR
Madhya Pradesh: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurates new COVID care centre set up by Lupin foundation in Bhopal
“We hope cases remain low & we get to use this centre not only for COVID patients but for regular ones, too. We’re prepared for the anticipated third wave,” he said
Punjab: A case of Delta plus variant found in Ludhiana
The 62-year-old patient, a resident of Jand village in Pakhowal block has no travel history. He is in better condition. So far, no other villager found Delta plus positive: Deputy Commissioner VK Sharma
Anil Deshmukh skips ED summon, seeks fresh date for appearance
- The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday summoned former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh to its office in Mumbai for questioning in connection with an alleged money laundering case, sources confirmed.
- Deshmukh’s lawyer, Advocate Jaywant Patil later reached the office with an application seeking another date for his appearance before the agency.
Amazon acquires encrypted messaging app Wickr
Stephen Schmidt, Amazon Web Services’ vice president, continued to nod the company’s ever-deepening relationships with the military, and Washington in general, and said that Wickr’s features give “security-conscious enterprises and government agencies the ability to implement important governance and security controls to help them meet their compliance requirements.”
Now, after the US leaves Afghanistan, basically Pakistan would want a civilised relationship, which you have between nations, and we would like to improve our trading relationship with the US. We’d like it to be how it is between the US and Britain, or between US and India right now. So, a relationship which is even-handed. Unfortunately, the relationship during the war on terror was a bit lopsided
– Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan
Police detain former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis during a protest held by BJP workers in support of OBC reservation
Andhra cancels interviews for Public Service Commission
Andhra Pradesh government issues an order to dispense with interviews for all State Public Service Commission examinations under all categories including for Group-I Services
Sydney in two-week hard COVID-19 lockdown
Australia has been more successful in managing the pandemic than many other advanced economies through swift border closures, social distancing rules and high compliance, reporting just over 30,400 cases and 910 COVID-19 deaths.
Tamil Nadu reports first Delta plus variant fatality
We were not called there (at PM’s all party meet) as an alliance. Had that been the case, only one person from the alliance would have been invited…We did not say anything at the meet that is outside agenda of Gupkar Alliance
– Omar Abdullah
India conducts 40 crore COVID-19 tests
India has tested 40,18,11,892 samples across the country till Friday. “This has been enabled by rapidly increasing testing infrastructure and capacity across the country. ICMR has been enhancing COVID-19 testing capability across the country by expanding and diversifying testing capacity by leveraging technology and facilitating innovation in affordable diagnostic kits,” the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said in a statement.