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New Delhi Updated on: September 18, 2020 23:19 IST
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The total number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed 30.3 million, including more than 950,000 fatalities. More than 22,030,000 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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  • 11:09 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    India's World Bank Executive Director named new Pharma Secretary

    IAS officer S. Aparna, who was serving as the World Bank's Executive Director from India, has been appointed as next Secretary, Pharmaceuticals, under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, and will take over after the retirement of incumbent P.D. Vaghela, an official statement said on Friday.

  • 10:40 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Rajasthan govt allows kin to meet coronavirus patients at hospitals

    Rajasthan Health Minister Raghu Sharma on Friday directed officials to allow family members of coronavirus patients to meet them after wearing PPE kit and other protective gear, according to a statement.

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

    Nagaland schools to partially reopen from September 21

    The Nagaland government on Friday decided to partially reopen schools from September 21 for students of Class 9 to 12, on a "voluntary basis", to seek academic guidance.

    In an order, Chief Secretary Temjen Toy said that up to 50 per cent of teaching and non-teaching staff, residing outside containment zones, may be permitted to be called to the schools at a time for online teaching, tele-counselling and related work.

  • 7:52 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    MSRTC to operate special buses for women govt staff in MMR

    The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) will operate special buses for women government employees in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region from Monday, transport minister Anil Parab said.

    Parab, who is the chairman of MSRTC, tweeted on Friday that a special bus will be run for women government employees from Panvel, Virar and Dombivli on an experimental basis, and more services will be added depending upon the response.

    Government employees and others who travel to Mumbai from surrounding satellite towns have to be dependent on buses as suburban train services have been curtailed in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • 7:47 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Monsoon withdrawal likely to begin next week: IMD

    The Southwest Monsoon is likely to start withdrawing from west Rajasthan by the end of next week, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday.

    Conditions are likely to become favourable in the next two days for the withdrawal of monsoon. North Indians plains are also witnessing above normal temperatures, it said.

  • 7:29 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Justice B L Bhat's tenure as officiating NCLAT Chairman extended till Oct 16

    The government has extended the tenure of Acting Chairperson of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT), Justice B L Bhat, by one month till October 16.

    Justice Bhat's previous extension of three months as “officiating Chairman” of the appellate tribunal ended on September 16 and the Ministry of Corporate Affairs in a notification informed to extend his tenure further till October 16.

  • 6:44 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Tamil Nadu agricultural university signs MoU with Ukraine university

    The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) here and a university in Ukraine on Friday signed an MoU for collaboration in education and research activities.

    Through the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences (NULES), signed virtually, staff and students from both the universities could be exchanged for these activities, a TNAU release said.

  • 6:35 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    KSRTC to operate buses to Maharashtra from September 22

    The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation on Friday said it will restart its operations to Maharashtra from September 22.

    In a statement, the KSRTC said it had stopped operation of inter-state bus services due to Covid-19 and Lockdown.

    "As lockdown has been relaxed, KSRTC will restart the operations to Maharashtra State from September 22," the statement read.

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

    Schools and PU colleges to open from Sep 21 but no regular classes: Karnataka Education minister

    Schools and pre-university colleges in Karnataka will open from September 21 not to resume classes but to clear the doubts of students related to their studies, Karnataka Minister for Primary and Secondary Education S Suresh Kumar said on Friday.

  • 4:34 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Tropical storm Noul makes landfall in Thailand

    The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) on Friday issued a warning to 24 provinces to brace for flooding as tropical storm Noul made landfall in the country's north and north-east regions.

    Noul is as devastating as tropical storm Podul, which caused widespread flooding in the Nakhon Phanom province last August, Xinhua news agency quoted the TMD as saying.

    Noul is currently increasing in strength as it approaches Vietnam and is likely to develop into a typhoon, said the TMD, adding that it was closely monitoring whether it weakens into a tropical storm as it sweeps through upper Thailand.

    The northeast, the TMD said, is forecast to be showered with more than 90 mm of rainfall and may cause flooding in the region.

  • 2:08 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Essential Commodities Act is being regulated as there was a rise in volume of commodities: Nadda

    Essential Commodities Act is being regulated as there was a rise in the volume of commodities. We won't buckle under pressure politics. We will do what is right for farmers. Farmers are being misled by middle-men & vested interests about reforms: J P Nadda, BJP National President

     

  • 2:07 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Pakistan initiated an unprovoked ceasefire violation along LoC in Kanzalwan, Gurez Sector, Bandipora

    Pakistan initiated an unprovoked ceasefire violation along LoC in Kanzalwan, Gurez Sector, Bandipora today morning by firing mortars & other weapons. A befitting response is being given: Chinar Corps, Indian Army. 

  • 1:21 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till 9:00 am tomorrow

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till 9:00 am tomorrow

  • 12:32 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    PM Modi dedicates Kosi Rail Mega Bridge to the nation | HIGHLIGHTS

    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicates Kosi Rail Mega Bridge to the nation and inaugurates new rail lines and electrification projects in Bihar, via video-conferencing. 
    • These projects, worth almost Rs 3000 Crores, will not only strengthen Bihar's rail network but also strengthen West Bengal and eastern India's rail connectivity. I congratulate everyone
    • But the people who ruled this country for decades are attempting to mislead the farmers on this issue. They are lying to the farmers

  • 11:58 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    I am pained by the use of word 'quackery': Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan in Rajya Sabha

    A member of the House called the reform and regulation of the Indian systems of medicine being undertaken through the bills, as promoting 'quackery'. I am pained by the use of this word: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan in Rajya Sabha. 

  • 11:55 AM (IST) Posted by Himanshu Shekhar

    Apple Online Store launches in India on September 23: Tim Cook

    India Tv - Apple brings online store to India September 23.

    Image Source : APPLE.COM

    Apple brings online store to India September 23. (Image Courtesy: Apple.com)

    Mumbai: Apple will launch the Apple Store online in India on September 23, offering Apple’s full range of products and support directly to customers across the country for the first time, Cupertino based tech giant announced in a blog post shared by CEO Tim Cook today. 

    The new online store will provide customers with the same premium experience found in Apple store locations around the world, delivered by online team members who are ready to offer their expertise, Apple announced in a press statement. 

    “We’re proud to be expanding in India and want to do all we can to support our customers and their communities,” said Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail + People. 

    “We know our users are relying on technology to stay connected, engage in learning, and tap into their creativity, and by bringing the Apple Store online to India, we are offering our customers the very best of Apple at this important time,” O'Brien said.

    We know how important it is for our customers to stay in touch with those they love and the world around them. We can’t wait to connect with our customers and expand support in India with the Apple Store online on September 23! - Tim Cook tweeted. 

  • 11:01 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus cases in Rajasthan

    The total number of COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan rises to 1,10,283 with 810 new cases reported today till 10.30 am. The number of active cases is 18,282 and the death toll is at 1,301. 

     

  • 9:44 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Rahil Vishram detained with 1 kg Charas of Himachal Pradesh, connected SSR death case: NCB

    NCB Mumbai detained one Rahil Vishram with 1 kg Charas of Himachal Pradesh. NCB also seized Rs 4.5 Lakhs cash from him. He is directly connected to other peddlers related to Sushant Singh Rajput death case: Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Zonal Director

  • 9:38 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus cases in India

    India's COVID-19 case tally crosses 52-lakh mark with a spike of 96,424 new cases & 1,174 deaths in last 24 hours. The total case tally stands at 52,14,678 including 10,17,754 active cases, 41,12,552 cured/discharged/migrated & 84,372 deaths: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

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

    Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut has given Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha

    Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut has given Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha over farmers' agitation over ban on the export of onion.

  • 8:54 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Kerala Govt issued revised instructions for quarantine norms

    Kerala Govt issued revised instructions for quarantine norms for guest workers, specialized workers visiting Kerala from other states & SOP for registration in Covid-19 Jagratha portal to ensure proper quarantine.  Employees who reach Kerala will remain in quarantine for 14 days

  • 8:39 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar reviewed ongoing construction work of Pune Metro earlier today

    Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar reviewed ongoing construction work of Pune Metro earlier today. He is in Pune to attend weekly review meeting on #COVID19 that will be held later today.

     

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

    Swami Ramdev LIVE: Yoga asanas to manage work from home stress

    Yog Guru Swami Ramdev to reveal yoga asanas to manage work from home stress | WATCH NOW 

  • 7:44 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    We have decided to hold a 'rail roko' agitation from September 24 to 26: Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee

    We have decided to hold a 'rail roko' agitation from September 24 to 26 against the three agriculture ordinances: Sarwan Singh Pandher, General Secretary, Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee

  • 7:34 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    President Kovind accepts the resignation of Harsimrat Kaur Badal

    As advised by Prime Minister Modi, the President has directed that Narendra Singh Tomar (in file pic), Cabinet Minister, be assigned the charge of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, in addition to his existing portfolios: Rashtrapati Bhavan

    President of India Ram Nath Kovind, as advised by the Prime Minister, has accepted the resignation of Harsimrat Kaur Badal from the Union Council of Ministers, with immediate effect: Rashtrapati Bhavan.

  • 7:28 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Morning Brief: COVID-19 cases cross 30.3 million, death toll crosses 9.50 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 30.3 million, including more than 950,000 fatalities. More than 22,030,000 patients are reported to have recovered.

    Total positive cases country-wise:

    • USA 6,828,301
    • India 5,115,893
    • Brazil 4,421,686
    • Russia 1,079,519
    • Peru 744,400

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