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New Delhi Updated on: September 19, 2020 23:13 IST
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The total number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed 30.6 million, including more than 956,000 fatalities. More than 22,333,000 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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  • 9:28 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Lok Sabha passes taxation bill

     Lok Sabha on Saturday passed a taxation bill that seeks to provide various reliefs in terms of compliance requirements for taxpayers amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  • 9:05 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Former Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh tests positive for coronavirus

    Former Chhattisgarh chief minister and senior BJP leader Raman Singh on Saturday tweeted that he had been detected with COVID-19.

  • 8:43 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    S Jaishankar’s mother passes away

    Sulochana Subrahmanyam, mother of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, passed away on Saturday. Jaishankar informed about the demise of his mother in a tweet, along with a picture of her.

    "Deeply grieved to inform of the passing away today of my mother Sulochana Subrahmanyam. We ask her friends and well-wishers to keep her in their thoughts. Our family is especially grateful to all those who supported her during her illness," he said.

     

  • 7:49 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    West Bengal govt to provide loan to unemployed people under 'Karmasathi Prakalpa'

    With the aim to help the state's unemployed people start new businesses, the West Bengal
    government has decided to launch the 'Karmasathi Prakalpa', under which soft loans up to Rs two lakh will be provided to them.

    Unemployed people aged between 18 and 50 years will be benefited by the new scheme, a senior official at the state secretariat said on Saturday.

    Besides, people who have passed Class 8, as well as those who have registered themselves in the employment bank, will be able to apply for the scheme, he added

  • 7:33 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    National Health Mission staff go on strike in Chhattisgarh

    Contractual employees of the National Health Mission (NHM) in Chhattisgarh went on an indefinite strike on Saturday demanding regularisation of service. The move would hit health services in the state which is struggling with rising number of coronavirus cases.

    Around 13,000 NHM contractual health employees also held protests at all district headquarters, except Raipur where they stayed away from work, as part of their indefinite strike, said Hemant Kumar Sinha, president, Chhattisgarh Pradesh NHM Karmchari Sangh.

  • 7:13 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Net direct tax collection dips 31% in Apr-Aug

    The net direct tax collection during April-August was Rs 1.92 lakh crore, down 31 per cent over the same period of the last fiscal. The net indirect tax collection during the five-month period till August fell 11 per cent year-on-year to Rs 3.42 lakh crore.

     In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Finance Anurag Singh Thakur said net direct tax collection was Rs 2,79,711 crore in April-August 2019, compared to Rs 1,92,718 crore in April-August 2020.

    The net indirect tax collection in April-August 2019 was Rs 3,85,949 crore, as against Rs 3,42,591 crore in April-August 2020.

    During April-August, the Centre's Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection stood at over Rs 1.81 lakh crore. The Budget had estimated Centre's GST collection for full fiscal at Rs 6,90,500 crore.

    In 2019-20, the Centre's actual GST revenue stood at Rs 5,98,825 crore, against the revised estimate of Rs 6,12,327 crore.

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

    Coronavirus cases in Kerala

    Kerala reported the highest single-day surge of COVID-19 cases- 4,644 on Saturday, taking the infection count to 1,31,025, while the toll mounted to 519 with 18 more deaths.

     

  • 6:52 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    PM Modi to lay foundation of 9 highway projects of over Rs 14,000 crore in Bihar

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of nine highway projects in Bihar through video conference on Monday and also inaugurate optical fibre internet services through which the state's all 45,945 villages will be connected, the PMO said on Saturday.

  • 6:31 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Congress calls AICC meeting to strategise stand on farm bills

    Congress has called a meeting of AICC general secretaries, states in charges, and members of special committee to assist interim party president Sonia Gandhi to chalk out the party's strategy on the issue of three farm bills in Parliament, in New Delhi on Monday.

  • 6:17 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    No decision to discontinue printing of Rs 2000 note: Finanace Ministry

    The Finance Ministry on Saturday informed the Lok Sabha that no decision has been taken to discontinue the printing of Rs 2,000 denomination currency notes.

    In a written reply, Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur said printing of bank notes of particular denomination is decided by the government in consultation with the RBI to maintain desired denomination mix for facilitating transactional demand of public.

  • 5:45 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Punjab to use barcodes, QR codes to ensure genuine seeds for farmers

    The Punjab government on Saturday said it has decided to use advanced certification technology, including barcodes and QR (quick response) codes, to ensure that farmers get genuine seeds of various crops, including wheat and rice.

  • 3:07 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Several parts of Kannur District receive rainfall

    Several parts of Kannur District receive rainfall. "A red alert has been declared in Kannur for today and tomorrow. Traffic movement to hilly areas between 7 pm and 7 am has been restricted due to the risk of landslides," says Kannur District Collector.

  • 1:53 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till 9 am tomorrow

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till 9 am tomorrow

  • 1:53 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Rajya Sabha passes Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill 2020

    Rajya Sabha passes Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill 2020

  • 1:52 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    DMK calls for an all-party meeting on 21st September to discuss over the Farm Bill

    Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) calls for an all-party meeting on 21st September to discuss over the Farm Bill, 2020 issue.

  • 1:05 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Bus services resume in Vijayawada from today with necessary COVID-19 protocols

    Bus services resume in Vijayawada from today with necessary COVID-19 protocols. 

  • 11:46 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan moves motion for consideration of Epidemic Diseases Amendment Bill 2020

    Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan moves motion for consideration of the Epidemic Diseases Amendment Bill 2020

  • 11:45 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Rajya Sabha passes the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill 2020

    Rajya Sabha passes the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill 2020

  • 10:57 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus cases in Rajasthan

    7 deaths and 813 fresh positive cases reported in Rajasthan today till 1030 hours. The total number of cases in the state rise to 1,12,103 including 92, 303 recovered, 18, 485 active cases and 1315 deaths

  • 9:53 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Nirmala Sitharaman moves Bill for amendment of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman moves Bill for amendment of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016

  • 9:52 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Farmers hold a protest demonstration against the Centre over recent agriculture ordinances

    Farmers hold a protest demonstration against the Centre over recent agriculture ordinances. 

  • 9:31 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    NIA arrests 9 Al-Qaeda terrorists

    Leu Yean Ahmed and Abu Sufiyan from West Bengal and Mosaraf Hossen & ​Murshid Hasan from Kerala are among the nine Al-Qaeda terrorists arrested by National Investigation Agency (NIA)

  • 9:30 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus cases in India

    India's COVID-19 case tally crosses 53-lakh mark with a spike of 93,337 new cases & 1,247 deaths in last 24 hours. The total case tally stands at 53,08,015 including 10,13,964 active cases, 42,08,432 cured/discharged/migrated & 85,619 deaths: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

  • 8:42 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    NIA busts Al-Qaeda busts Al-Qaeda module in Murshidabad, West Bengal and Ernakulam

    National Investigation Agency (NIA) busts Al-Qaeda module in Murshidabad, West Bengal and Ernakulam, Kerala; arrests few Al-Qaeda operatives after raids. 9 Al-Qaeda operatives arrested by NIA, in raids conducted at multiple locations in Murshidabad, West Bengal and Ernakulam, Kerala

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

    Swami Ramdev LIVE: Yoga asanas to cure Arthritis

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

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

    Second wave of virus inevitable, new restrictions possible, says Boris Johnson

    United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson says second wave of virus inevitable, new restrictions possible

  • 7:30 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Morning Brief: COVID-19 cases cross 30.6 million, death toll crosses 9.56 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 30.6 million, including more than 956,000 fatalities. More than 22,333,000 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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