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New Delhi Updated on: August 31, 2020 23:33 IST
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The total number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed 25.3 million, including more than 850,000 fatalities. More than 17,704,990 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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  • 11:05 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    JNU extends date of registration for monsoon semester till September 4

    The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Monday said the institute will remain closed till September 30 and extended the date of registration for the monsoon semester till September 4.

    It issued a notification, saying, "Students are required to stay back where they are and should not return to the campus until further notice." 

  • 8:49 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Ola, Uber in Delhi-NCR to go on strike from Tuesday

    Cab aggregators Ola and Uber in Delhi-NCR will be on a strike from Tuesday demanding extension of the moratorium on loan repayment and a hike in fare in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 7:36 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Coronavirus cases in Delhi

    Delhi reports 1358 new coronavirus positive cases,1507 recoveries and 18 deaths. Total number of cases now at 174748 including 14626 active cases, 155678 recovered/discharged/migrated cases and 4444 deaths.

  • 6:21 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Mosques in Goa to open from September 1

    Mosques in Goa will open from September 1, with the Association of All Goa Muslim Jamaats urging strict implementation of social distancing norms and hygiene precautions when the mosques open on Tuesday.

  • 6:10 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Rupee drops 21 paise to 73.60 against USD; geopolitical tensions weigh

    The rupee stalled its three-session winning run on Monday, sliding 21 paise to 73.60 against the US dollar after fresh tensions along the India-China border dented forex market sentiment. At the interbank forex market, the domestic unit opened on a strong note at 73.26 but lost momentum as the trade progressed and finally ended at 73.60 against the greenback, down 21 paise over its previous close of 73.39.

    During the session, the local unit witnessed an intra-day high of 73.25 and a low of 73.80 against the US dollar.

  • 6:01 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Indian economy contracts 23.9 pc in April-June quarter

    The Indian economy contracted by 23.9 per cent in the April-June quarter of this fiscal amid the COVID-19 crisis, official data showed on Monday.

  • 5:52 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Pranab Mukherjee passes away at 84

    Pranab Mukherjee, former President of India and stalwart of Indian politics, breathed his last on Thursday (August 31). He was 84. 

  • 5:41 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Blast rips through restaurant in UAE's Abu Dhabi; 2 killed

    A powerful blast ripped through a restaurant in the UAE’s capital here on Monday, killing two persons, police said. A number of people were injured in the explosion which took place at the fast food restaurant in a building on Rashid Bin Saeed Street, Khaleej Times reported.

    “According to on-site investigations, the incident was caused by a misalignment in the gas container fittings following refuelling," the Abu Dhabi Media Office said.

    Emergency response teams evacuated residents of the building and cordoned off the area, the Abu Dhabi Police said.

    Two persons have been killed in the explosion, the Abu Dhabi Media office said in a statement on social media.

  • 5:37 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    West Bengal govt asks state universities to conduct final semester exams in October

    The West Bengal government on Monday asked state universities to conduct final semester college and university examinations between October 1 and 18.

     

  • 5:18 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    RBI announces steps to ease pressure on liquidity

    The Reserve Bank on Monday announced a host of steps, including term repo operations totalling Rs 1 lakh crore in mid-September to ease pressure on the liquidity and maintain congenial financial conditions with a view to ensuring sustainable recovery of economic growth.

    "The RBI stands ready to conduct market operations as required through a variety of instruments so as to ensure orderly market functioning," the central bank said in a statement adding that recently market sentiment has been impacted by concerns relating to the inflation outlook and the fiscal situation amidst global developments that have firmed up yields abroad.

    As part of the measures to 'foster orderly market conditions', the RBI will conduct term repo operations for an aggregate amount of Rs 1,00,000 crore at floating rates (at the prevailing repo rate) in the middle of September to assuage pressures on the market on account of advance tax outflows.

  • 4:41 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    West Bengal extends lockdown till Sept 30

    West Bengal government extends lockdown till September 30. Metro rail service to resume in a graded manner with effect from September 8.

  • 4:07 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Sensex crashes 839 pts as China border tensions flare up

    Snapping its six-session winning run, the BSE benchmark Sensex plummeted 839 points on Monday as fresh India-China border tensions triggered a broad-based selloff in domestic equities. Profit-booking at higher levels and weak macroeconomic data also fuelled the crash, traders said.

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

    Gold rises by Rs 161, silver jumps Rs 800

    Gold prices rose by Rs 161 to Rs 52,638 per 10 gram in the national capital on Monday amid rupee depreciation, according to HDFC Securities. The precious metal had closed at Rs 52,477 per 10 gram in the previous trade.  Silver prices also gained Rs 800 to Rs 68,095 per kg from its previous close of Rs 67,295 per kg. Read More

  • 2:15 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Terrorists lobbed grenade on Indian Army vehicle in Baramulla

    Terrorists lobbed a grenade on an Indian Army vehicle in Baramulla today. But the grenade missed the vehicle & exploded on the road, injuring six civilians present at the spot. 

  • 12:40 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Kannada filmmaker Indrajit Lankesh arrives at Central Crime Branch

    Kannada filmmaker Indrajit Lankesh arrives at Central Crime Branch, over his remarks on alleged drug use in Kannada film industry

  • 11:19 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus cases in Odisha

    2,602 new COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths reported in Odisha on 30th August. 57,877 samples were tested across the state

  • 9:59 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah discharged from AIIMS

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah discharged from AIIMS, Delhi. He was admitted here on August 18 for post-COVID care

  • 9:50 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus cases in India

    India's COVID-19 case tally crosses 36 lakh mark with a spike of 78,512 new cases and 971 deaths in the last 24 hours. COVID-19 case tally in the country stands at 36,21,246 including 7,81,975 active cases, 27,74,802 cured/discharged/migrated and 64,469 deaths.

  • 9:26 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Complete lockdown being observed in Siliguri, to curb the spread of COVID-19

    Complete lockdown being observed in Siliguri, to curb the spread of COVID-19

  • 8:02 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Swami Ramdev LIVE: Yoga asanas for liver problems

    Yog guru Swami Ramdev reveals yoga asanas for liver problems | WATCH NOW

  • 7:50 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Free Balochistan Movement held protest demonstration outside official residence of UK Prime Minister

    The Free Balochistan Movement held a protest demonstration outside the official residence of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in London yesterday, to mark the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances.

     

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

    Waterlogging in Dwarka's Khambhalia following heavy rainfall in the area

    Waterlogging in Dwarka's Khambhalia following heavy rainfall in the area.

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

    Morning Brief: COVID-19 cases cross 25.3 million, death toll crosses 8.50 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 25.3 million, including more than 850,000 fatalities. More than 17,704,990 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