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New Delhi Updated on: August 30, 2020 23:02 IST
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  • 10:26 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    MP govt to provide free transport facility for JEE, NEET aspirants

    The Madhya Pradesh government will provide free transport facility to the candidates appearing for the Joint Entrance Exam or JEE (Main) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET (UG) 2020, from block/district headquarters to their exam centres, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Sunday. 

  • 9:30 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    August rainfall in Delhi highest in 7 years: IMD data

    Delhi recorded 236.5 mm rainfall in August this year, the highest for the month in seven years, according to an India Meteorological Department data.

    The Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative data for the city, recorded 236.5 mm rainfall against the normal of 245.7 mm till August 30, a deficiency of four percent.

  • 9:01 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Coronavirus cases in Maharashtra

    With a single-day spike of 16,408 cases, Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally climbed to 7,80,689 on Sunday, the state health department said. The death of 296 patients during the day pushed the fatality count to 24,399, it said. As many as 7,690 patients were discharged on Sunday following recovery, it added.

    With this, the number of recovered patients has gone up to 5,62,401.

    The state's recovery rate is 72.04 per cent and the fatality rate is 3.13 per cent.

    So far, 40,84,754 people have been tested across the state.

    There are 1,93,548 active cases in the state at present.

  • 8:55 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Flood water of Mahanadi submerges several villages in Odisha

    Several villages in coastal Odisha were inundated by flood waters of the Mahanadi on Sunday with over 10 lakh cusecs flowing through Mundali barrage near Cuttack, officials said.

    Cusec is a unit of flow, especially of water, equal to one cubic foot per second. One cusec denotes a flow rate of 28.317 litres per second, so 10 lakh cusecs amount to a flow of 28,300,000 litres of water per second.

    Noting that an inflow of even 7 lakh cusecs (19,821,900 litres per second) at Mundali usually triggers flood in the Daya and the Bhargavi, the two tributaries of the Mahanadi, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) P K Jena said, the flood waters have submerged many villages in Kanasa and Delang blocks in Puri district causing two breaches in the embankments of the Daya and another in the Rajua in Khurda district.

  • 7:40 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Coronavirus cases in Delhi

    Delhi recorded 2,024 fresh coronavirus cases on Sunday, taking the tally to over 1.73 lakh, while the death toll mounted to 4,426 with 22 fresh fatalities, authorities said.

  • 7:09 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Delhi Fire Services to train hotel, restaurant staffers on fire safety measures

    As hotels and restaurants reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Delhi Fire Services is planning to organise a massive online-cum-practical training session for hotel staffers in the national capital to educate them about the need to have adequate fire safety measures in place, officials said on Sunday.

    The training session will start in September.

  • 6:59 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    COVID-19: Delhi's weekly markets can open for 7 more days on trial basis

    The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Sunday extended the functioning of weekly markets on a trial basis till September 6 in the national capital, officials said.

  • 5:53 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    COVID-19 recoveries cross 27 lakh, case fatality rate drops to 1.79%: Health ministry

    India's COVID-19 recoveries have sprinted past 27 lakh, taking the recovery rate to 76.61 per cent, while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.79 per cent, the health ministry said on Sunday.

  • 5:38 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Space X postpones launch of Starlink project

    Space X postponed the launch of the Starlink project that was scheduled for today, due to inclement weather during pre-flight operations. According to Space X, the next launch opportunity will be on Tuesday, September 1.

  • 5:01 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    JEE, NEET Exams 2020: Chhattisgarh govt to facilitate transportation for aspirants

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Sunday instructed district collectors to arrange free transportation facilities to the candidates appearing for the Joint Entrance Exam or JEE (Main) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET (UG) 2020 to reach examination centres.

    The buses and other accommodations to be arranged in every district on the basis of number of aspirants. Permission to travel in the vehicle with admit card only.

     

     

  • 4:32 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Karnataka BJP President Nalinkumar Kateel tests coronavirus positive

    Karnataka BJP President Nalinkumar Kateel on Sunday said, he has tested positive for coronavirus and has been admitted to hospital with no symptoms.

  • 3:54 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    FM Sitharaman to meet bankers on loan recast on Thursday

    Ahead of the roll out of one-time debt recast for resolution of COVID-19 related stress in bank loans, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will hold a review meeting with bankers and heads of non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) on September 3 for smooth and speedy implementation of the scheme.

  • 1:32 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Several areas in Chhoti Sarwan have been flooded in Rajasthan

    Banswara: Several areas in Chhoti Sarwan have been flooded after water from Mahi dam was released following heavy rainfall in the area. 

  • 11:42 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Congress will hold a virtual rally across Bihar from 1st September

    Congress will hold a virtual rally across Bihar from 1st September.

  • 11:08 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    PM Modi addresses the nation through Mann Ki Baat | HIGHLIGHTS

    PM Modi addresses the nation through Mann Ki Baat | HIGHLIGHTS

    • This is a time for festivals but at the same time, there is also a sense of discipline among people due to the COVID-19 situation
    • Onam festival also being celebrated with gaiety & fervour. This festival arrives in month of Chingam. During this period, people buy something new, decorate their homes, prepare Pookalam, enjoy Onam-Saadiya. Variety of games, competitions also held
    • The zest of Onam today has reached distant shores of foreign lands. Be it America, Europe or Gulf countries, the verve of Onam can be felt everywhere. Onam is increasingly turning out to be an international festival
    • Some parts of India developing also as toy clusters, that is, as centres of toys. Like, Channapatna in Ramnagaram (Karnataka), Kondaplli in Krishna (Andhra Pradesh), Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu, Dhubri in Assam, Varanasi in UP – there are many such places, we can count many names
    • Under #AatmaNirbharBharat App innovation challenge,  there is an app- KutukiKids Learning app. This is an interactive app for children in which they can easily learn many aspects of maths, science through songs and stories
    • Dear countrymen, everyone acknowledges capability of Indians to offer innovation, solutions, when there is dedication & sensitivity, this power becomes limitless. At the beginning of this month an app innovation challenge was put before youth of country
    • #AatmaNirbharBharat App innovation challenge: There is also an app for the microblogging platform. Its called KOO. In this, we can place our opinion and interact in our mother tongue through text, video or audio
    • Similarly, ChingariApp too is getting popular among the youth. There is an app AskSarkar. In this you can interact through a chatbot and can get the right information about any govt scheme - that too through all 3 ways- text, audio, video
    • There is another app called, Step Set Go. This is a fitness app and it keeps a track of how much you walked, how many calories you burnt; it keeps track of the data and also motivates you to stay fit
    • I have been told that Indian breed dogs are very good & competent. The cost of their upkeep is also quite less and they are also accustomed to the Indian conditions. Now our security forces have also inducted and trained Indian breed dogs in their dog squads
    • Dear countrymen, everyone acknowledges capability of Indians to offer innovation, solutions, when there is dedication & sensitivity, this power becomes limitless. At the beginning of this month an app innovation challenge was put before youth of country
  • 10:54 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus cases in Telangana

    Telangana reported 2,924 new COVID-19 positive cases, 1,638 recoveries and 10 deaths on August 29, taking the total number of cases to 1,23,090 in the state. The total number of cases includes 31,284 active cases, 90,988 recoveries and 818 deaths so far.

     

  • 10:48 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Pantha Chowk encounter: Wreath laying ceremony of police personnel ASI Babu Ram

    Wreath laying ceremony of police personnel ASI Babu Ram, who lost his life last night in an encounter with terrorists at Pantha Chowk in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.

  • 10:00 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus cases in India

    India's COVID-19 case tally crosses 35 lakh mark with a spike of 78,761 new cases and 948 deaths in the last 24 hours. COVID-19 case tally in the country stands at 35,42,734 including 7,65,302 active cases, 27,13,934 cured/discharged/migrated and 63,498 deaths: Health Ministry. 

  • 8:34 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Mortal remains of Sepoy Prashant Sharma, who lost his life in encounter

    Mortal remains of Sepoy Prashant Sharma, who lost his life yesterday in an encounter with terrorists in Pulwama, arrive at his native place in Muzaffarnagar. 

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

    BJP to celebrate PM Modi's birthday on 17 September by observing 'Seva Saptah'

    BJP to celebrate Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday on 17 September by observing 'Seva Saptah' from 14-20 September.

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

    Swami Ramdev LIVE: Yoga asanas to cure diabetes

    Yog guru Swami Ramdev reveals yoga asanas to cure diabetes | WATCH NOW

  • 7:49 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    3 terrorists gunned down by security forces

    Three terrorists gunned down by security forces in an encounter that began at Pantha Chowk in Srinagar last night. One police personnel lost his life. Operation is still underway. 

  • 7:29 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    PM Modi to address nation through 'Mann Ki Baat' today

    PM Modi to address the nation through 'Mann Ki Baat' today.

  • 7:16 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Morning Brief: COVID-19 cases cross 25.1 million, death toll crosses 8.46 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 25.1 million, including more than 846,000 fatalities. More than 17,590,990 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