While addressing the Aatmanirbhar Madhya Pradesh webinar in Bhopal on August 10, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, "We have to ensure that every child in the state goes to school." "Under the new education policy, we should start the work of imparting skills along with education to students from class 6," he added.
From the testing of Union Home minister Amit Shah, to New Zealand completing 100 days without domestic transmission of the virus - here are the top news updates on the Covid-19 pandemic. Shah is likely to be tested for Covid infection again in the next couple of days. He is currently admitted in a private hospital, Medanta, in Haryana's Gurugram. He reportedly continues to be asymptomatic and is working from his hospital bed. Maharashtra saw another big jump in cases with over 12,200 new infections being reported. This took the state's total tally past the 5.15 lakh-mark. In Madhya Pradesh, minister Vishvas Sarang tested positive for Covid infection. The news came just days after MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was discharged from hospital after recovering from the disease. India has so far reported a total of 21.53 lakh Covid cases with over 43,300 deaths. A little over 6.28 lakh cases are active, while over 14.8 lakh patients have been discharged. In international news, Paris has tightened rules regarding wearing of face masks. The French capital has reportedly made masks mandatory in certain crowded areas for people aged 11 and above. In the neighbouring United Kingdom, Prime Minister Boris Johnson called reopening of schools in September the government's moral responsibility. Watch the full video for other updates on the spread of the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus.
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Robin Williams' daughter, Zelda, is slamming Eric Trump for sharing a video of the late comedian poking fun at Joe Biden, Antonio Banderas has joined the list of public figures who have contracted COVID-19 and more entertainment news.
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Congress leader and former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, Digvijaya Singh joined 'Satyagrah' of 'Kendriya Shram Sangathan' on August 09. "Since 2014, all steps taken by them (Centre) are anti-labourer. They want to make public sector unviable in order to show that public sector has no technical competence, thus should be privatized," said Digvijaya Singh.
An Indian National Congress party leader was booked by Madhya Pradesh police over a complaint by a Bharatiya Janata Party leader. Jitu Patwari was booked for allegedly posting a 'tampered' photograph of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on social media. The post contained an image of the Prime Minister conducting 'bhumi pujan' or ground-breaking at the Ram temple site in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya on August 5. Police filed a First Information Report (FIR) over a complaint by BJP's Gaurav Randive. He accused Patwari of igniting public passions and tampering photographs. The police mentioned Indian Penal Code Sections 464 and 181 which refer to making a false document and statement. Watch the full video for more.
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Incessant rain in Tamil Nadu's Dharmapuri region increased the water flow of Hogenakkal falls. The flow of water was so intense that it entered into villages near the Hogenakkal falls. In Hogenakkal the river Cauvery enters into Tamil Nadu as a big river with gushing water presentably as a natural falls but due to heavy rain the water level of the river breached its banks and flooded the houses in low-laying areas. Hogenakal is situated at the borders of Karnataka at 46 kms from Dharmapuri.
The cases of coronavirus continued to surge in India. Maharashtra reported 9,181 new COVID-19 positive cases and 293 deaths on Aug 10 taking total corona cases to 5,24,513. Delhi recorded 707 COVID-19 cases and 20 deaths today. 5,914 new COVID-19 positive cases and 114 deaths have been reported in Tamil Nadu today.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leaders paid tribute to former chief minister M Karunanidhi on his second death anniversary on August 07. DMK president MK Stalin paid homage to Karunanidhi. Party's MP Kanimozhi along with other leaders also paid tribute to the former Tamil Nadu chief minister. M Karunanidhi had the longest tenure as chief minister of Tamil Nadu and had served for almost two decades over five terms between 1969 and 2011.
Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh continue to lead the coronavirus caseload of the country. Maharashtra on August 06, reported 11,514 new COVID-19 cases, which took the total number of cases in the state to 4,79,779. While Andhra Pradesh, reported 10,328 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. Total cases in the state reached 1,96,789 including 1,12,870 recoveries and 1,753 deaths. Karnataka also saw rise of 6,805 COVID-19 cases and 93 deaths in last 24 hours. 5,684 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Tamil Nadu and 110 deaths today.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting on August 10, through video-conference with Chief Ministers of Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala to review their preparedness to deal with south-west monsoon and current flood situation in the country. The meeting was also attended by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Health Minister Harshvardhan, both the Minister of State in Home Affairs and senior officers of the concerned Central Ministries and organisations
New cases of COVID-19 continue to climb, however, to a relief, India's COVID-19 recoveries crossed the 15 lakh mark. Single-day spike of 62,064 cases and 1,007 deaths reported in India, in the last 24..