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New Delhi Updated on: September 15, 2020 23:33 IST
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The total number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed 29.4 million, including more than 932,000 fatalities. More than 21,268,000 patients are reported to have recovered. Follow this breaking news blog for live updates on the 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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  • 10:58 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Delhi Metro develops indigenous signalling technology under 'Make in India'

    The DMRC on Tuesday said it has taken a major step towards development of an indigenously-built signalling technology for metro trains in line with the government's flagship 'Make in India' initiative.

    As part of it, i-ATS, an important sub-system of the signalling system, was launched on Tuesday, it said. 

    "The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation on Engineers Day (September 15) today took a major step towards the development of an indigenously-built CBTC (Communication Based Train Control) based signalling technology for metro railway with the launch of the i-ATS, which is an important sub-system of the signalling system," the DMRC said in a statement.

  • 8:53 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Tamil Nadu clears medical seats quota for govt school students

    The Tamil Nadu Assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed a Bill to provide 7.5 per cent reservation for students from government schools within the current reservation in undergraduate medical courses. Chief Minister K. Palaniswami moved the Bill, which was passed by voice vote.

    The provisions of the new law are applicable for medical, dental, Indian medicine and homeopathy streams.

    The reservation is also application for admissions into private colleges.

    However, the students have to pass the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET).

    Palaniswami said owing to the reservation, an additional 300 poor students would be benefitted.

  • 7:56 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    LS passes Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020

    Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020.

  • 7:43 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Tomato prices touch Rs 100 in Malda, Aizawl, Imphal: Govt data

    Tomato prices are showing an upward trend due to supply crunch following heavy rains in southern and western India with retail prices ruling at as high as Rs 100 a kg in Malda, Aizawl and Imphal.

    As per data compiled by the consumers affairs ministry, the average retail price of tomato stood at Rs 50 a kilo in the country on Tuesday, while the maximum price was Rs 100.

    The ministry tracks retail prices of 22 essential commodities (potato, tomato, and onion) in 114 market centres spread across India.

  • 6:20 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    SpiceJet posts Rs 600.5 cr loss for Jun quarter

    Budget carrier SpiceJet on Tuesday reported a net loss of Rs 600.5 crore for the first quarter ended June 30, owing to the suspension of flight operations due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown. It had posted a net profit of Rs 262.8 crore in the corresponding period of the previous financial year.

    The airline's operating revenue stood at Rs 521 crore in the first quarter of 2020-21, significantly lower as against Rs 3,002.8 crore a year ago, it said in a statement.

  • 6:06 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    LS passes bill to cut salaries of MPs by 30 per cent

    Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed a bill to reduce for one year the salaries of MPs by 30 per cent "to meet the exigencies arising out of COVID-19 pandemic".

  • 3:20 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh makes a statement on India-China border issue | HIGHLIGHTS

    • Both India and China agree that to maintain peace and tranquillity in the India-China border areas, it is essential for the further development of bilateral relations
    • India and China border issue remains unresolved. Till now, there has been no mutually acceptable solution. China disagrees on border
    • China doesn't recognise the traditional & customary alignment of the boundary. We consider that this alignment is based on well established geographical principals
    • We have told China through diplomatic channels that the attempts to unilaterally alter the status quo were in violation of the bilateral agreements
  • 1:47 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Madan Sharma met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan today

    Madan Sharma, retired Navy officer who was beaten up allegedly by Shiv Sena workers in Mumbai, met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan today.

  • 1:00 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Special NIA Court grants custody of Kerala Gold Smuggling Case accused to NIA till 18th September

    Special NIA Court grants custody of Kerala Gold Smuggling Case accused Sandeep Nair, Muhammad Ali & Muhammad Shafi to NIA till 18th September, for interrogation. Court has not granted custody of accused Swapna Suresh & Muhammad Anwar to the probe agency.

  • 12:37 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    PM Modi inaugurates and lays foundation stone of 7 projects in Bihar | HIGHLIGHTS

    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates and lays the foundation stone of seven projects related to urban infrastructure in Bihar, via video conferencing. 
    • Out of these, four are related to water supply, two to sewerage treatment and one to riverfront development.
    • Our engineers are working hard for the development of this country, says PM Modi
    • Urbanisation is the reality of present times. For many decades, it was considered that urbanisation was a problem in itself. But I don't think that way. If it is a problem, there are opportunities also. BR Ambedkar was a big supporter of urbanisation, says PM Modi 

  • 11:09 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    I expected Jaya ji to support what I said, says BJP MP Ravi Kishan

    I expected Jaya ji to support what I said. Not everyone in the industry consumes drugs but those who do are part of a plan to finish the world's largest film industry. When Jaya ji & I joined, situation was not like this but now we need to protect the industry: BJP MP Ravi Kishan

  • 11:07 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    People in the entertainment industry are being flogged by social media, says MP Jaya Bachchan

    People in the entertainment industry are being flogged by social media. People who made their names in the industry have called it a gutter. I completely disagree. I hope that govt tells such people not to use this kind of language: MP Jaya Bachchan in Rajya Sabha

    Just because there are some people, you can't tarnish the image of the entire industry. I am ashamed that yesterday one of our members in Lok Sabha, who is from the film industry, spoke against it. It is a shame: Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan in Rajya Sabha

    Just because there are some people, you can't tarnish the image of the entire industry. I am ashamed that yesterday one of our members in Lok Sabha, who is from the film industry, spoke against it. It is a shame: Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan in Rajya Sabha

  • 11:06 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Parliament schedule for Tuesday, September 15

    LOK SABHA

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to make a statement on 'Developments on our borders in Ladakh'

    Bills for consideration and passing

    • The Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament (Amendment) Bill, 2020
    • The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020
    • The Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020

    RAJYA SABHA

    Bills for withdrawal

    • The Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2018.
    • Bills for introduction
    • The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2020.
    • The National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2020

    Bills for consideration and passing

    • The Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020.
    • The Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill, 2020.
    • The Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill,2020.
  • 9:31 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus cases in India

    India's COVID-19 case tally crosses 49-lakh mark with a spike of 83,809 new cases and 1,054 deaths in last 24 hours. The total case tally stands at 49,30,237 including 9,90,061 active cases, 38,59,400 cured/discharged/migrated & 80,776 deaths.

  • 9:21 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to make statement on India-China border issue today

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh (in file pic) to make a statement on India-China border issue, in Lok Sabha later today.

  • 8:32 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Education Ministry to constitute a National Committee for Integration of Vocational Education: Pokhriyal

    Education Ministry to constitute a National Committee for Integration of Vocational Education. It'll consist of experts in vocational education & representatives from across Ministries to help develop different models of vocational education & apprenticeships: Education Minister

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

    Swami Ramdev LIVE: Yoga asanas for enhancing structural balance

    Yog guru Swami Ramdev reveals yoga asanas for enhancing structural balance | WATCH NOW 

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

    US Justice Department launches internal inquiry into Roger Stone's sentence recomendation

    US Justice Department has launched an internal inquiry into circumstances surrounding the decision to ease sentencing recommendations for President Donald Trump’s long-time friend Roger Stone.

  • 7:09 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Encounter underway at Marwal area of Pulwama

    Encounter has started at Marwal area of Pulwama. Police and security forces are on the job. More details awaited: Kashmir Zone Police

  • 7:08 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Morning Brief: COVID-19 cases cross 28.9 million, death toll crosses 9.24 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 29.4 million, including more than 932,000 fatalities. More than 21,268,000 patients are reported to have recovered.

    Total positive cases country-wise:

    • USA 6,749,289
    • India 4,926,914
    • Brazil 4,349,544
    • Russia 1,068,320
    • Peru 733,860

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