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India records highest single-day spike in the world; Covid tally crosses 33.8 lakh

India on Friday registered an unprecedented 77,266 fresh coronavirus infections in 24 hours. With this India’s tally mounted to 33,87,500 while the toll reached 61,529 with 1,057 more fatalities, said the Health Ministry.

So far the third worst-hit country, after the US and Brazil, India has been reporting the highest number of daily coronavirus cases in the world for the last three weeks.

No other country has reported such a continued surge since the virus surfaced in China’s Wuhan in December 2019. India’s journey to over 33 lakh cases took precisely six months and 28 days since the emergence of the first case in the country on January 30.

On July 17, the country had logged 10 lakh cases, which then doubled in 20 days on August 7, and added another 10 lakh on August 23.

It has now added almost 4 lakh cases in five days.

The silver lining is that recoveries are over three times more than the active cases. Recoveries have surged to 25,83,948 with 60,177 more people recuperating in the past 24 hours, taking the recovery rate to 76.28 per cent.

The actual caseload of the country is the active cases, which currently stands at 7,42,023. The fatality rate, which is the proportion of people who die from the disease among individuals diagnosed, has also dropped to 1.81 per cent.

So far the third worst-hit country, after the US and Brazil, India has been reporting the highest number of daily coronavirus cases in the world for the last three weeks.



‘My dear students, I feel for you’: Sonia Gandhi supports NEET, JEE postponement demands

She tweeted a video on Twitter asking the centre to ‘listen’ to students who have raised concerns over conducting the examinations amid the spread of the pandemic.


Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday has supported the voice of students demanding the postponement of NEET and JEE examinations. She tweeted a video on Twitter asking the centre to “listen” to students who have raised concerns over conducting the examinations amid the spread of the pandemic.

“My dear students, I feel for you because you are now facing a very difficult situation. The issue of your exams, of when they should be held and where, is the most important issue not only for you but your family too,” she said.

“You are our future. We depend on you to build a better India. Therefore, if any decision has to be taken regarding your future, it is important that it is being taken with your concurrence. I hope the government listens to you, listens to your voices and act upon your wishes. This is my advice to the government. Thank you. Jai Hind,” she added.

“Students are our future, we depend on them to build a better India, therefore, if any decision has to be taken regarding their future it is important that it is taken with their concurrence,” the tweet captioned.

Last week, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had joined the voices of students in their demand to postpone the JEE and NEET examinations amid the spread of deadly coronavirus.

“Government of India must listen to the #StudentsKeMannKiBaat about NEET, JEE exams and arrive at an acceptable solution,” Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet.

“Today, lakhs of students are saying something to the government. Their concerns about the NEET, JEE examinations should be heard,” he added.

Earlier in the day, six non-BJP ruled states approached the Supreme Court seeking a review of its order permitting the centre to allow the commencement of JEE and NEET examinations.

On August 17, the Supreme Court had dismissed a petition seeking the postponement of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), scheduled to be held in September.

Refusing to defer the examinations, the top court had said, “The careers of students can’t be put in jeopardy”.


Congress MP from Tamil Nadu’s Kanyakumari H Vasanthakumar dies due to Covid-19; PM Modi condoles

The 70-year-old leader was admitted to the Apollo Hospital in Chennai on August 10 after testing positive for coronavirus.  

Another public figure, this time a Congress Member of Parliament from Tamil Nadu’s Kanyakumari, H Vasanthakumar died due to deadly coronavirus on Friday.

The 70-year-old leader was admitted to the Apollo Hospital in Chennai on August 10 after testing positive for coronavirus.

According to the doctors, the Congress leader was in critical condition after contracting severe pneumonia and had been placed on ventilator support.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed grief on the death of the leader by saying, “Saddened by the demise of Lok Sabha MP Shri H. Vasanthakumar Ji. His strides in business and social service efforts were noteworthy. During my interactions with him, I always saw his passion towards Tamil Nadu’s progress. Condolences to his family and supporters. Om Shanti.”

H Vasanthakumar was an MLA prior to being elected to the Parliament. He was also elected as the working president of the state Congress committee.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala also condoled his death, saying, “Deeply saddened at the untimely demise of a born fighter, resolute Congressman, M.P & Working President of TNCC – Sh. H. Vasanthakumar.”

“All of us, along with lakhs of his supporters, will always miss him deeply. Heartfelt condolences to family & well-wishers. RIP,” he added.

Apart from his political affiliation, Vasanthakumar also owns a chain of consumer electronics and appliance stores and also an entertainment channel named Vasanth TV.

Former President Pranab Mukherjee's health deteriorated and went into deep coma

The Army Research and Referral Hospital issued a medical bulletin saying that former President Pranab Mukherjee is hospitalized for the last 17 days and is undergoing a serious condition after brain surgery.


New Delhi. The health of former President of the country Pranab Mukherjee is continuously deteriorating. According to doctors, Pranab Mukherjee has gone into a deep coma and is constantly on ventilator support. The Army Research and Referral Hospital issued a medical bulletin saying that the former president is hospitalized for the last 17 days and is undergoing a serious condition after brain surgery.

Army Research and Referral Hospital officials said that former President Pranab Mukherjee has got an infection in his lungs, which is being treated. The team of doctors told that the condition of Pranab Mukherjee's kidney is also not correct from Tuesday. Doctors said that his condition remains 'hemodynamically stable'. This means that Pranab Mukherjee's heart is working properly and blood circulation in the body is also normal.


Let me tell you that Pranab Mukherjee had received a complaint of lung infection last week, after which his condition became worse. A team of specialist doctors is constantly monitoring them. Please tell that former President Pranab Mukherjee was admitted to the hospital for a surgery on the afternoon of August 10. During the investigation, he was found to be corona positive, since then there is no improvement in his health.

UGC's decision upheld, SC said - no state without final exam, date can be postponed by state governments

SC judgement on UGC: The Supreme Court upheld the decision of the University Grants Commission while hearing different petitions related to postponement of final year exams.


New Delhi. The Supreme Court has upheld the decision of the UGC that the final year exams should be conducted by 30 September. The court said- 'States cannot pass the students without final year exams.' Several petitions, including Aditya Thackeray's youth army, demanded cancellation of examinations amid Corona virus crisis. In the petitions, citing the difficulties faced by the students, it was said that all educational institutions are closed due to virus crisis. It was demanded that the examination should be canceled.

The Supreme Court Court said that states should conduct examinations to pass students. It said that under the Disaster Management Act, examinations can be postponed in view of epidemics in the states and the UGC can be consulted to fix the date. The court said that the states which are not willing to take the final year exam by 30 September, they will have to inform the UGC. A bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan gave its verdict, which reserved its decision on the subject on 18 August.
What were the arguments of the UGC and the petitioners
Significantly, it was argued in the petitions against the final year examinations that students have completed five semesters and final year results can be declared on the basis of their cumulative grade CGPA. The University Grants Commission (UGC) ordered the examinations to be conducted by the end of September. The UGC had argued that the exam is being conducted to 'protect the academic future of the students' and a degree cannot be awarded without examinations. The UGC had told the apex court that the directive issued on July 6 in relation to conducting final year examinations by 30 September between universities and colleges in the Kovid-19 epidemic is not a decree, but granting state degrees without conducting examinations Can not decide. The UGC had told the court that this instruction is for the benefit of the students as universities have to start admissions for postgraduate courses and the state authorities cannot ignore the UGC guidelines.

Mamta demands to postpone exams, except last semester in Tamil Nadu, other exams canceled
Meanwhile, many state governments had appealed to the government and the UGC to postpone the examinations. West Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee had said, 'In our last video conference with respected Prime Minister Narendra Modi, I openly spoke on the guidelines of UGC for compulsorily conducting examinations in universities / colleges by the end of September. was. Due to these exams, there is a high probability of endangering the lives of students. Banerjee appealed to the government to assess the danger and postpone the examinations till the situation improves. At the same time, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.K. Palaniswami said here on Wednesday that except for the last semester, other examinations of undergraduate and postgraduate courses have been canceled in view of the corona virus epidemic. He said that except for the final semester examinations, the students who paid the fee for the subjects related to other semesters and who are waiting for the exams will be exempted from giving the exam and they will be given marks.

Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain's allegation - Home Ministry is stopping from increasing the corona testing

Satyender Jain said that this is very unfortunate. Such a question does not arise, when the Chief Minister orders, then his approval should be taken from MHA.

Delhi. Health Minister Satyender Jain has made serious allegations against the Principal Secretary of Health. He issued a letter on Friday saying that the Principal Secretary Health of Delhi took his approval from MHA after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal ordered to increase the testing which is wrong. There was no need to take permission from the MHA to implement the CM's order, Satyendra Jain said that it clearly shows how an attempt was made to stop the order to increase testing.

Satyendra Jain said that this is very unfortunate. Such a question does not arise, when the Chief Minister has given the order, its approval should be taken from the MHA. This is not fair in any way. Overall, it seemed that testing in Delhi should not be increased. He said that the Chief Minister had a meeting 3 days ago in which he had talked about double testing.

Pressure applied from home ministry!


He alleged that the Home Ministry was pressurized the officer not to do this testing. Permission in writing from the Home Ministry was asked from us that if the test is to be increased or not, then how much to increase, if the testing is being increased inside Delhi, then they should not object to it. I am happy that after writing my letter yesterday, he cleared, now it is expected that the testing will be increased.
40 thousand tests should be done within a week

Jain said that till now, it has been our policy to deal with the situation of Corona in Delhi by testing as much as possible to identify and isolate patients. Under this policy, the Chief Minister has ordered that 20,000 tests should be done within 1 week by doubling the 20,000 tests being done daily in Delhi.

Hyderabad: Mosque becomes healthcare center, offers free treatment

Hyderabad: A mosque in the Old City of Hyderabad has been turned into healthcare center exclusively for women and children below 10 years. It will provide treatment to five lakh persons of 31 slums around Wadi-al-Mahmood in Rajendranagar Mandal. There are no charges for the service.

Treatment irrespective of religion
The treatment will be provided to women and children irrespective of religion. The facilities available at the center include nebulization, intravenous fluid replacement, wound dressing, etc. It will also provide a free lab facility.

Special focus will be given to pregnant women by providing nutrient diet and medicines.

Helping Hand Foundation
The center is being run by Helping Hand Foundation (HHF), in collaboration with SEED, US.

Giving the details of the center, managing trustee of HHF, Mujtaba Hasan Askari said that doctors and support staff at the clinic will be women.


Jeetan Ram Manjhi arrives at CM House to meet Nitish Kumar, the deal between the two leaders is confirmed

Former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi has recently left the Grand Alliance, after which there were speculations that he would return to the NDA again with the help of Nitish Kumar.


Patna. The big news of this time is coming from Patna, the capital of Bihar, where the deal has been confirmed with the entry of Jitan Ram Manjhi (Jitan Ram Manjhi) out of the Mahagathbandhan. According to the information, a conversation has been made between former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi and Nitish Kumar about their entry into the NDA again. Now this matter is stuck only because of BJP. As soon as the BJP gets the green signal, the formalities of Manjhi's entry into NDA will be completed.

Manjhi asked for 15 seats

After this news on Thursday, Manjhi has also gone to meet Nitish at his residence, where talks are going on between the two leaders. According to information received from reliable sources, Nitish Kumar is ready to give 9 to 12 seats to the Hindustani Awam Morcha in the assembly elections, while Manjhi had demanded 15 seats for the Bihar assembly elections. Under this, Manjhi had demanded some seats for BJP's quota in Magadh region, on which he is also in talks with BJP leaders in the last round.


A formal announcement can be made on 31 August
According to the information, Jeetan Ram Manjhi has also demanded the presence of BJP leaders while joining the NDA and the decision may come soon, in such a situation that speculations are being made that Manjhi will join the NDA by August 31. Manjhi had recently separated himself due to lack of attention in the Grand Alliance. Let us tell you that Jitan Ram Manjhi is the only MLA from us, while his son Santosh Manjhi is the MLC of the party. All eyes are on the meeting of Nitish Kumar and Manjhi happening today.

Input- Saket Kumar News 18

Gold becomes cheaper in domestic futures market again, know how prices can fall today

Gold and silver prices have fallen on the domestic futures market MCX on Thursday after a strong rally in the previous session. However, prices in foreign markets have remained stable. In such a situation, it is believed that prices may fall again in the bullion market.


Mumbai. The bullion market is eyeing the speech of Jerome Powell, chairman of the US Central Bank Federal Reserve. Because, his speech will determine the US dollar move. Which will directly affect the prices of gold. However, experts are anticipating a fall in gold prices in the short term. Asif Iqbal, head of research at Escort Security, says that in view of the speech of the US Federal Chairman today, gold and silver may fluctuate. They say that there is support of 51 thousand rupees in gold on MCX and resistance of Rs 51,800-52,220. On the other hand, silver has a support of Rs 66,200 and a resistance of Rs 68,500-69,200 on a closing basis.

Silver has become cheaper by Rs 13 thousand in August: On Wednesday, prices of 24 carat gold fell from Rs 52,173 per ten grams to Rs 51,963 per ten grams in Delhi Bullion Market. During this period, the prices fell by Rs 210 per 10 grams. At the same time, the price of 99.9 percent gold in Mumbai came to Rs 50983.00 per ten grams.

Earlier this month, the price of gold was Rs 56,200, which has fallen from the upper level to Rs 51,000 per 10 grams. At the same time, silver has also become cheaper by Rs 13,000 per kg. Its prices have come down from Rs 78,000 to Rs 65,000 per kg.

Hallmarking centers to be opened in every block of the country- Consumer and Food Minister Ramvilas Paswan recently said that the government will open hallmarking centers in every block of the country in the next few years. With this, jewelers will now have to register in BIS. In addition, any person who wants to open a hallmarking center can apply by visiting With this, millions of people can get employment in the country.

Registration for Hallmark Center - Any person who wants to open Hallmarking Center will have to apply by visiting Jewelers can also apply online for renewal of recognition and recognition of Hallmarking Centers. With this, every jeweler of the country will also have to register. Jewelers will now have to register with BIS. Through this, the online system of registration of jewelers and renewal of registration was introduced.

Riya Chakraborty opened a secret, told how Sushant's life had changed after the Europe trip

Rhea Chakraborty has given some kind of statement about Sushant for the first time amid the allegations against him. During an interview, he has made many surprising revelations.


Mumbai. Sushant Singh Rajput's girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty has been facing various allegations. Sushant's family has also made serious allegations against 6 people, including Riya and his family. CBI is engaged in the investigation of the case. After all these allegations, people are constantly looking towards Riya. Meanwhile, Riya has given some kind of statement about Sushant for the first time, in which he has explained about Sushant's life with clarification on the allegations made on him.

Sushant Singh Rajput's girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty spoke to the private channel for the first time on the matter. During this conversation, he told what kind of life Sushant used to live.

Sushant's family has accused Riya of the money. Refuting those allegations, he said that Sushant had always won a king size life. Before going into a relationship with me, he went on a Thailand trip, where he spent Rs 70 lakh on 6 boys.


Referring to Europe Trip, he said that when we were going on a trip to Europe, Sushant told that he is afraid of sitting in a flight. For that, he takes a medicine, named Modafinil, before the flight, he took that medicine, because that medicine used to be with Sushant all the time.
Why did Riya take her brother to Europe in this interview? What happened in the Europe Tour? These questions were asked, which they answered. He told that we landed in Paris, Sushant did not leave the room for three days. She said I was a little upset to see this, because I was very excited. I wanted to be able to see his funcide, because here he can comfortably splash the streets, which he could not do in India.

But he was happy when he reached Switzerland, then when he arrived in Italy, where there was a strange strange structure in our room. Riya told that I was scared in the room, but Sushant said that everything is fine. Riya said that at that time Sushant had told her that there is something here, but I said that can be a nightmare. Sushant's condition changed since then and he did not want to leave the room.

Riya told that this happened in 2013. When things like depression started with him. Then he met a psychologist, whose name is Haresh Shetty, he had told about medicine.

During this, he talked about the company named Realetics, along with bonding in Shovik-Sushant. Riya told that it was Sushant's dream project, in which me, my brother and Sushant were the three partners. For this, the three had to give 33-33%, I gave my brother's money from my account. Riya bluntly said that charges are being made against me today, but we used to live like a couple.