Top political leaders today expressed anguish over the allegedrape and murderof a nine-year-old Dalit girl in the Delhi Cantonment area on Sunday. The government has said today that the pandemic is still raging in the country and eight states have shown a rise in the R-factor, calling it a significant problem. The monthly production capacity of Covishield is projected to be increased to more than 120 million doses and of Covaxin to around 58 million doses by December, the government told Rajya Sabha today, citing information from the COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers. The United Arab Emirates will lift a ban on transit passenger traffic from India, Pakistan, Nigeria and other countries from August 5, the country's National Emergency and Crisis Management Authority said on Tuesday.
#Covid19 #Coronavirus #DalitGirlRape
Today, the International Monetary Fund sharply cut India's GDP forecast to 9.5 per cent for 2022; Today, Basavaraj S Bommai was elected the new Chief Minister of Karnataka; Veteran journalists N Ram and Sashi Kumar have moved the Supreme Court seeking an independent probe into Pegasus Spyware controversy; The Metropolitan Magistrate at Andheri has granted a last chance to Kangana Ranaut to appear before the Court in the defamation case filed by lyricist Javed Akhtar.
#BasavarajBommai #KarnatakaCM #IndiaGDP
After ravaging Twitter and Instagram, actor Kangana Ranaut has now resorted to her Koo account to post her opinions. Yesterday, she demanded that the name of the country should be changed from India to Bharat. Kangana added that India is a ‘slave name’.
#KanganaRanaut #Bharat #India
Today, Twitter appointed Vinay Prakash as Resident Grievance Officer for India. The appointment was announced on the official website of Twitter. The company has also published its compliance report for the period of May 26, 2021, to June 25, 2021.
For previous updates on the Twitter issue with new IT rules, watch:
Twitter informs Delhi HC that it will take 8 more weeks to appoint an RGO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyRrYQDmJt4
Twitter yet to comply with new IT rules; Delhi HC says govt can take action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O6qzipiXDc
Twitter receives final notice from MeitY to comply with new IT rules: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyyFBx1h9r8&t=3s
Social media platforms under scrutiny for not yet complying with Intermediary Rules: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0_QcAGkpCQ&t=1s
#Twitter #VinayPrakash #ITRules
The Indian Space Research Organisation is getting back into launch activity at Sriharikota spaceport; Today in the afternoon, three militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir; WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan has said that the organisation is likely to take a decision on EUL of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin within four to six weeks; The centre has informed the Delhi High Court that it has asked all states and Union territories to ensure strict compliance with the national directives for Covid management.
#ISRO #J&K #Covaxin
The Delhi High Court has asked the Centre to take action on the Unifrom Civil Code so that youth belonging to different communities, tribes, castes or religions who solemnise their marriage “ought not be forced to struggle with issues” arising due to conflicts in various personal laws.
#UniformCivilCode #DelhiHC #UCC
Today, Mamata Banerjee met with Congress president Sonia Gandhi in Delhi; Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the US has ‘really messed it up’ in Afghanistan, The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare pointed out that Kerala now accounts for 50% of all new Covid-19 cases in the country; Billionaire investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala is planning on having 70 aircraft within four years for a new airline.
#MamataBanerjee #SoniaGandhi #AkasaAir
Navjot Sidhu is meeting Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in Delhi, a day after reports circulated that Sidhu would be elevated as Punjab Congress chief; The Supreme Court today asked the Uttar Pradesh government to consider not holding even a "symbolic" Kanwar Yatra in the state in view of COVID-19; After meagre rains were received all through Thursday, Mumbai saw a downpour through the night and in the early hours of Friday. All this and more news at 2 PM.
#PunjabDrama #Sidhu #AmarinderSingh
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be in Delhi later this month as political activity, targeted at the 2024 national elections. This is the first visit of Mamata Banerjee after her landslide victory in the Bengal assembly elections in May.
#MamataBanerjee #SoniaGandhi #Opposition
A day after Prashant Kishor held discussions with Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, speculation has intensified over whether the poll strategist will join India's main opposition party. Sources indicate the Gandhis and Prashant Kishor, during their talks, may have explored a formal role for the strategist in the party as it prepares big elections ahead, state and national.
#PrashantKishor #CongressParty #RahulGandhi
A Belarusian athlete who took refuge in the Polish embassy in Tokyo on Monday, a day after refusing her team's orders to board a flight home from the Olympic Games, has been granted a humanitarian visa by the Warsaw government. Maha Albadrawi reports.