Baseer Ahmed Khan, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor of J-K informed that all parks and gardens in Jammu and Kashmir will reopen for the public from tomorrow i.e. July 08. He said, "All parks and gardens in Jammu and Kashmir will reopen for the public from tomorrow. I appeal to people to take all precautions including wearing masks, using sanitisers and maintaining social distancing. The entry points of parks and gardens will have the arrangements of thermal screening."
Two people were arrested in a drug peddling case in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba on July 07. A large consignment of intoxicants was recovered by the police. Police also recovered capsules, and a case has been registered. Samba DSP, Tilak Raj Bhardwaj said, "The consignment was going from Gurgaon to Kashmir, the truck was carrying 5,760 bottles of Corex and 38,160 capsules were recovered. 2 have been arrested in the case."
Under Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP), a Government of India scheme, the Jammu and Kashmir government is constructing ponds in Udhampur's Peroya Jagir. Step was taken to aid villagers in solving water issues. Under the scheme, 7 ponds are being built currently. Project Officer IWMP says, "Construction of 6 ponds completed while the last one is under progress. The project generated employment and will solve water issues here."
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison attended first ever 'India-Australia Virtual Summit' with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During the interaction, PM Modi laughed as PM Morrison said, "It doesn't surprise me, this is how (virtually) we'd continue to meet in these circumstances. You are the one who started hologram in your campaigning many years ago, maybe next time we can have a hologram of you here." PM Morrison further said, "I thank you for your leadership not just within India but broadly throughout G20, Indo-Pacific and the stabilizing, constructive and very positive role that you have played in these very difficult times".
Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal attended a video conference meeting of commerce ministers of G-20 countries on May 14. The meeting focused on the ways to promote trade and cooperation among the G20 countries. International trade has been hit hard by the coronavirus-induced lockdowns in most of the countries.