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New Delhi Updated on: August 25, 2020 23:25 IST
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The total number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed 23.8 million, including more than 816,000 fatalities. More than 16,356,000 patients are reported to have recovered. Follow this breaking news blog for live updates on coronavirus pandemic as it continues to pose a challenge for health workers and scientists who are in a race against time to produce a vaccine/medicine. Russia became the first country to register the world's first coronavirus vaccine. President Vladimir Putin himself endorsed the vaccine and said that the vaccine was safe to use and that one of his daughters had already been vaccinated.

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  • 10:32 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Coronavirus cases in Jharkhand

    Jharkhand reports 1,056 new COVID-19 cases, 725 recoveries and 12 deaths, taking total cases to 32,174 including 21,750 recoveries and 347 deaths. Number of active cases stands at 10,077.

  • 10:30 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    6 killed in Karachi flood

    Flooding caused by heavy rains in the last two days has killed six people, including three children, and destroyed hundreds of homes in Pakistan's largest city Karachi, officials said on Tuesday.

  • 9:42 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Govt relaxes export conditions for N95 masks, medical coveralls

    The government on Tuesday relaxed curbs on exporting of masks and medical coveralls that are mostly used to control coronavirus infections. "The export policy of N-95/FFP2 masks or its equivalent is revised from prohibited to restricted category," the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said in a notification.

    A montly export quota of 50 lakh units has been fixed for N-95/FFP2 masks or its equivalent for issuance of export licenses to eligible applicants, it said.

  • 8:17 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Coronavirus cases in Goa

    Goa's COVID-19 count rose by 392 cases to 14,530 on Tuesday, health department said. With nine patients succumbing to the infection, the overall toll went up 157.

    A total of 315 patients were discharged from various facilities in the day, taking the number of recoveries to 11,224, it said.

    Goa's COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 14,530, new cases 392, deaths 157, discharged 11,224, active cases 3,149, samples tested till date 1,84,872.

  • 7:58 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Govt extends deadline for Air India bid by 2 months

    The government has extended by two months the deadline for placing bids for Air India till October 30 as the COVID-19 fallout has disrupted economic activity globally.

  • 7:44 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Coronavirus cases in Kerala

    Kerala's COVID-19 count crossed the 60,000 mark on Tuesday as 2,375 fresh cases were reported, while 10 more fatalities took the toll to 244, Health minister K K Shailaja said. The COVID-19 tally touched 61,878, while as many as 40,343 have recovered, including 1,456 who were discharged.

  • 6:24 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    FDC launches 2 variants of Favipiravir in India at Rs 55 per tablet

    Drug firm FDC Ltd on Tuesday said it has launched two variants of the COVID-19 drug Favipiravir under the brand names PiFLU and Favenza. The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) had earlier approved the use of Favipiravir, an off-patent, oral antiviral drug that has been shown to quicken clinical recovery in COVID-19 patients with mild to moderate symptoms, FDC said in a statement.

  • 5:30 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Mamata Banerjee writes to PM Modi, asks him to file review petition against SC order on JEE, NEET exams

    West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene and file a review petition in Supreme Court against its order to hold NEET and JEE examinations.

     

  • 4:48 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Irresponsible, less cautious people who are not wearing masks are driving pandemic in India: ICMR DG

    Irresponsible, less cautious people who are not wearing masks are driving the pandemic in India, said Prof (Dr.) Balram Bhargava, Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research on coronavirus

  • 4:40 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    RBI expects inflation to firm up further in coming months

    Country's headline inflation is expected to firm up further in the coming months largely due to disruptions in food and manufactured items' supply chains, the Reserve Bank of India said in its annual report for 2019-20 released on Tuesday. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said headline inflation picked up strongly during the closing months of 2019-20 and the short-term outlook for food inflation has turned uncertain.

    "Disruptions in food and manufactured items' supply chains could amplify sectoral price pressures, thus posing an upside risk to headline inflation. Heightened volatility in financial markets could also have a bearing on inflation," said the RBI Annual Report 2019-2020.

  • 4:29 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Kerala: Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple to open for devotees from tomorrow

    Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala will be opened for devotees from tomorrow. Darshan will be allowed from 8 am to 11 am in the morning and 5 pm till the time of Deeparadhana in the evening, temple administration said.

  • 4:09 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Markets end with modest gains; financial stocks extend rally

    Equity benchmarks Sensex and Nifty closed in the green for the third straight session on Tuesday, propelled by financial stocks amid firm global cues. After a choppy session, the BSE index ended 44.80 points or 0.12 per cent higher at 38,843.88. The NSE Nifty inched up 5.80 points or 0.05 per cent to close at 11,472.25.

  • 3:55 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Odisha CM appeals to Centre to postpone JEE, NEET exams

    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday urged the Centre to take steps for postponing the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) and the
    National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) as it will be unsafe for students to physically appear in the exams in view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation.

  • 3:10 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Dead toll rises to 4 in Raigad building collapse incident in Maharashtra

    Dead toll rises to 4 in Raigad building collapse incident in Maharashtra. Bodies of 3 males & 1 female recovered from the site, 1 male child rescued from the debris: National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)

  • 2:56 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Annamalai Kuppusamy met party president JP Nadda

    Annamalai Kuppusamy met party president JP Nadda, after joining the party along with BJP national general secretary P Muralidhar Rao & Tamil Nadu BJP president L Murugan.

  • 2:22 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    4-year-old boy was rescued from under the debris at the site of building collapse in Mahad, Raigad

    4-year-old boy was rescued from under the debris at the site of building collapse in Mahad, Raigad.

  • 2:21 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Former IPS officer Annamalai Kuppusamy joins BJP

    Former IPS officer Annamalai Kuppusamy joins BJP at party headquarters in Delhi in the presence of BJP national general secretary P Muralidhar Rao & Tamil Nadu BJP president L Murugan.

  • 2:20 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Water level of Yamuna River recorded at Delhi's Old Yamuna Bridge is 204.00 Metre

    The water level of Yamuna River recorded at Delhi's Old Yamuna Bridge is 204.00 Metre. At 8 am, 5195 cusec of water was released from the Hathini Kund Barrage.

  • 12:06 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Former IPS officer Annamalai Kuppusamy says he will join BJP today at party headquarters in Delhi.

    Former IPS officer Annamalai Kuppusamy says he will join BJP today at party headquarters in Delhi.

  • 12:04 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus: Latest updates on COVID-19 crisis around the world

    Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Tuesday:

    • At least 49 more people, including 19 security personnel and a health worker, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, raising the state's tally to 3,312, an official says.
    • COVID-19 cases in Telangana rise to 1.08 lakh with 2,579 fresh infections and nine more fatalities.
    • The India-US cooperation is proving crucial to confront the health challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, including future vaccine development and distribution, New Delhi's top envoy in the US says.
    • Over 1,600 Ganesh mandals in Maharashtra's Parbhani district have not installed idols of the deity during the Ganpati festival this year in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Minors aged between 5 and 17 are most exposed to the novel coronavirus in Delhi, according to a serological survey conducted in the city this month.
    • Americans have to "make this China virus go away" and it is happening, President Donald Trump has said, as he thanked the frontline workers for their incredible efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
    • India's COVID-19 tally rises to 31,67,323.
    • Wastewater containing coronavirus may be potential threat, say scientists.
    • Andaman & Nicobar Islands COVID-19 tally rises to 2,904.
    • Amid the coronavirus-enforced lockdown, more than 1,300 people battling mental stress and depression have approached the Maharashtra government with requests for medical help, state health official says.
    • South Africa cinema industry has put on a united, non-competitive front to reopen after five-month closure due to COVID-19.
  • 11:23 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Farmers block Belagavi Airport road, protesting against Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa's visit.

    Farmers block Belagavi Airport road, protesting against Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa's visit. Farmers are demanding compensation announced by the state govt last year for their damaged crops during the floods

  • 9:49 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus cases in India

    India's COVID-19 case tally crosses 31 lakh mark with 60,975 fresh cases and 848 deaths in the last 24 hours. The COVID-19 case tally in the country rises to 31,67,324 including 7,04,348 active cases, 24,04,585 cured/discharged/migrated and 58,390 deaths

  • 9:03 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    The monsoon trough is active and south of its normal position: IMD

    The low-pressure area lies over Southwest Rajasthan and neighbourhood. It is likely to persist during next 24 hours, and merge with heat low thereafter. The monsoon trough is active and south of its normal position. It is likely to remain active during next 2-3 days.

     

  • 8:16 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Jammu-Srinagar National Highway blocked due to landslide

    Jammu-Srinagar National Highway blocked due to landslide in Ramban district, following heavy rainfall.

  • 8:16 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Building collapsed in Kajalpura area of Raigad district

    Search and rescue operation by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) underway at the spot where a building collapsed in Kajalpura area of Raigad district y'day. (Image source: NDRF) As per Raigad District Collector, 2 deaths reported so far, 18 still feared trapped.

  • 8:01 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Swami Ramdev LIVE: Yoga asanas to control thyroid problems

    Yog guru Swami Ramdev reveals yoga asanas to control thyroid problem | WATCH NOW 

  • 7:17 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Morning Brief: COVID-19 cases cross 23.8 million, death toll crosses 8.16 lakh

    Hello and welcome to today's live coverage of coronavirus news in India and across the world, with me, Sushmita Panda and my colleagues  Himanshu Shekhar, Shashwat  Bhandari, Vani Mehrotra, Priya Jaiswal, and Rashi Hardaha. You can get in touch with us directly on Twitter @sushmitapanda, @himaanshus, @ShashBhandari​ @vani_mehrotra​ @priyajais, and  @rashihardaha for news, tips, photos, questions and comments. Stay tuned to Indiatvnews.com (@indiatvnews) for all the latest updates on what's happening around the world. 

    Here's a quick overview: 

    The total number of global cases has surpassed 23.8 million, including more than 816,000 fatalities. More than 16,356,000 patients are reported to have recovered.

    Total positive cases country-wise:

    •  USA 5,874,146
    •  Brazil 3,605,783
    •  India 3,105,185
    •  Russia 956,749
    •  South Africa 609,773