India crosses 1 Million Coronavirus cases: India becomes 3rd country to cross 1 Million Covid cases

India crosses 1 Million Coronavirus cases: India becomes 3rd country to cross 1 Million Covid cases

With a record single-day surge of 34,956 cases, India’s COVID-19 tally zoomed past 10 lakh on Friday, just three days after it crossed the nine-lakh mark, according to the Union health ministry data. The total coronavirus caseload in the country surged to 10,03,832, while death toll mounted to 25,602 with the highest number of 687 fatalities recorded in a day, the data updated at 8 am on Friday showed. A total of 22,942 people recuperated in the past 24 hours, the highest number of recoveries in a day, taking the…

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Google announces $10bn investment in India to support health, education, and agriculture

Google announces $10bn investment in India to support health, education, and agriculture

Google will invest $10bn (£7.93bn) in India in the next five to seven years, the chief executive of its parent company Alphabet Inc has announced. Sundar Pichai spoke at the annual Google for India event, held online. The investment will be used to build products and services for India, help businesses go digital and use technology “for social good”. “This is a reflection of our confidence in the future of India and its digital economy,” Mr Pichai said. With more than 500 million active internet users in the country, India…

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India Coronavirus Update: Covid-19 crosses 900,000 & 540 deaths in one day

India Coronavirus Update: Covid-19 crosses 900,000 & 540 deaths in one day

Indian Coronavirus latest news: Total number of cases in India has now crossed the 900,000 mark. Maharashtra has 260,924 cases, Delhi 113,740, and Tamil Nadu 142,000. Indian Coronavirus latest update: India has recorded over 28,000 new cases in a day to take its total number of Covid-19 cases to 907,645. This is the third consecutive day when India has recorded over 28,000 new cases. The country’s death toll stands at 23,727. Maharashtra has seen a spike of 6,497 cases in the past 24 hours, while Delhi has added 1,246 cases to…

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India’s Coronavirus tally reaches over 5.28 Lakh & death toll rises to 16,095

India’s Coronavirus tally reaches over 5.28 Lakh &  death toll rises to 16,095

With a record spike of nearly 20,000 cases in a day, India’s COVID-19 tally mounted to 5,28,859 on Sunday and the death toll rose to 16,095, while Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh announced a door-to-door survey joining several states and UTs which have opted for the exercise in their efforts to check the surge.   The Centre noted that recoveries exceeded active COVID cases by over one lakh, stressing that “proactive steps” taken by it along with the states and union territories are showing “encouraging results”. The number of active cases…

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India says that China is amassing troops, weapons along LAC since early May

India  says that China is amassing troops, weapons along LAC since early May

China has been amassing a large contingent of troops and armaments along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh since early May, India said on Thursday, and warned that continuation of the current situation would only vitiate the atmosphere for the development of the relationship. This is for the first time since the military standoff began in early May, India has officially admitted about the Chinese buildup along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). In a strongly-worded statement, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said conduct of the…

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India records highest coronavirus spike with 17,296 cases in 24 hours

India records highest coronavirus spike with 17,296 cases in 24 hours

A highest single-day spike of 17,296 new Covid-19 positive cases in India in the last 24 hours on Friday pushed country’s coronavirus tally to 4,90,401.According to the latest data by the Union health ministry, the total cases include 1,89,463 active cases, while 2,85,637 have recovered. The death toll has, meanwhile, climbed to 15,301. According to the ICMR, a total number of samples tested up to June 25 is 77,76,228; the number of samples tested on 25 June is 2,15,446.As the novel coronavirus near the 10 million-mark, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom…

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All regular train services Postponed till Aug 12

All regular train services Postponed till Aug 12

All regular mail, express and passenger services as well as suburban trains which had been cancelled till June 30 due to the coronavirus pandemic will now remain cancelled till August 12, the Railway Board said on Thursday. Sources said the decision was taken keeping in mind the increasing number of coronavirus cases in the country. However, all special trains — 15 pairs running on the Rajdhani routes since May 12 and 100 pairs of mail/express trains operating since June 1 — will continue, they said. The limited special suburban services…

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India’s Coronavirus cases reach 4,56,183 with record jump of 15,968 fresh cases

India’s Coronavirus cases reach 4,56,183 with record jump of 15,968 fresh cases

As India recorded the highest single-day jump of nearly 16,000 COVID-19 cases, Delhi surpassed Mumbai on Wednesday while the lockdown in containment zones in West Bengal was extended till July 31 and a fresh ‘test, track and treat’ strategy put in place by the Centre to curb the spread of the infection. The total tally reached 4,56,183 with yet another record jump of 15,968 fresh cases. Use of combination of various tests and making testing widely available to all symptomatic individuals across the country were at the heart of the…

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India – America green corridor will ease international travel

India – America green corridor will ease international travel

India and the United States (US) are working on a plan to create a travel corridor which will significantly ease travel restrictions between the two countries. This will be the first green corridor India will establish with any country. Besides the US, similar initiatives are being tried with select European countries as well. Senior officials from New Delhi and Washington confirmed that the two countries were in final stages of forming a “travel bubble”, which will completely remove or substantially relax the quarantine measures for flyers. “As we contemplate further…

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Criminal complaint against Ramdev for Coronavirus drug claims

Criminal complaint against Ramdev for Coronavirus drug claims

A criminal complaint has been filed in a Bihar court against yoga guru Ramdev and Patanjali Ayurved MD Acharya Balkrishna, alleging that they have misled and put at risk the lives of lakhs of people by claiming to have developed a medicine to treat COVID-19. The complaint seeking registration of a first information report on cheating, criminal conspiracy and other charges was filed in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Mukesh Kumar here on Tuesday by Tamanna Hashmi, who identifies himself as a social worker and is often in news…

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