INS Jalashwa entered the Tuticorin Harbour in Tamil Nadu on July 01. Naval ship brought back 687 Indians from Iran's Bandar Abbas. Indian Navy had launched 'Operation Samudra Setu' to repatriate Indian citizens from foreign nations via sea.
India's amphibious warship Indian Navy Ship (INS) Jalashwa, which has been deployed to bring back the stranded citizens from Iran under Operation Samudra Setu, has departed from Bandar Abbas port on June 25 with 687 Indians aboard for Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu. INS Jalashwa reached the port of Bandar Abbas in Iran on June 24. On June 11, INS Shardul had brought back 233 Indians from Iran. Operation Samudra Setu is a part of Vande Bharat Mission to bring back stranded citizens overseas amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Indian Navy had launched Operation Samudra Setu on May 08 to repatriate Indian citizens. INS Jalashwa and Magar have already evacuated 2,874 personnel from Maldives and Sri Lanka to ports of Kochi and Tuticorin. On June 23, INS Airavat brought back 198 Indians from Maldives.
Special flight carrying Indian passengers from Kuwait arrived at Indore airport on July 04. Proper arrangements were done at the airport keeping COVID spread in mind. Due to coronavirus pandemic, several people have been stranded abroad.
Indian Naval Ship Shardul on June 11 safely docked at the harbour in Gujarat's Porbandar bringing back 233 stranded Indians from Iran. Indian Navy had launched Operation Samudra Setu to repatriate Indian nationals stuck abroad. The operation commenced on May 08. Indian Navy evacuated 2,874 Indians from Maldives and Sri Lanka by INS Jalashwa and INS Magar so far.
Indian Navy Ship (INS) Airavat carrying 198 Indian citizens, who were stranded in Maldives, arrived in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi on June 23. All the passengers were screened and their luggage was disinfected, upon arrival. The third phase of Operation 'Samudra Setu' initiative was started by the Centre and Indian Navy to bring back citizens stranded overseas amid COVID-19 pandemic.
Indian Navy Ship (INS) Airavat left Port of Male in Maldives for Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu) after embarkation of 198 Indian citizens. 5th round of operation Samudra Setu for evacuation of Indians from Maldives is underway. Operation was launched in May to repatriate stranded citizens amid coronavirus situation.
INS Jalashwa carrying 700 Indian nationals from Male, Maldives arrived at Thoothukudi harbour in Tamil Nadu on June 07. With this, INS Jalashwa alone has repatriated around 2700 Indians from Maldives and Sri Lanka. INS Jalashwa is a transport dock which is currently in service with the Indian Navy.
On Kerala gold smuggling scam, the Spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Anurag Srivastava said that UAE has been informed regarding this matter. He said, "MEA had kept the Embassy of UAE informed regarding this matter. The UAE mission has extended all cooperation to the Customs Authority in examining this consignment. The matter is presently under investigation."
Following the High Court decision clearing the way for the construction of the new Secretariat of Telangana government, the demolition of the old Secretariat complex began in Hyderabad. The demolition process started after the Telangana High Court rebuffed PILs challenging the K Chandrashekar Rao government's decision to build a new secretariat complex. BJP has been opposing the state government's decision on making the new secretariat. The TRS on the other hand has dismissed the criticism, while also accusing the BJP of politicizing the issue.
A Wild jumbo entered residential area at AKS colony in Mettupalayam on July 10. Mettupalayam is located on the outskirts of Coimbatore. Operation to drive away the jumbo to the forest area is still underway.
India's COVID-19 total case count has reached 7,67,296 on July 09.Total active cases reached 2,69,789 and death toll has gone up to 21,129 today. As per Government of India, the rate of recovery among COVID-19 patients has improved over the days. It has touched 62.09% today. The number of recovered cases has exceeded the number of active cases by 2,06,588. The number of recovered cases is 1.75 times (almost reaching twice) the number of active cases. Maharashtra reported 6,875 new COVID-19 cases and 219 deaths today. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 2,30,599 including 1,27,259 recovered, 93,652 active cases and 9,667 deaths. Tamil Nadu reports 65 deaths and 4,231 new COVID-19 positive cases today. The total number of positive cases stands at 1,26,581 including 46,652 active cases and 1,765 deaths. 2187 COVID-19 positive cases and 45 deaths reported in Delhi today. Around 4027 people have been recovered, discharged and migrated in the national capital. The total number of positive cases in the national capital rises to 1,07,051 including 82,226 recovered, discharged and migrated and 3,258 deaths. 9,719 RT-PCR tests and 12,570 Rapid antigen test have been conducted today. A total of 7,24,148 tests were done till date.
Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray on May 31 requested fishermen to avoid fishing in the sea for next 3-4 days as cyclone is expected to hit the Arabian Sea. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has informed that a low-pressure area has been formed near southeast Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep. Maharashtra CM also thanked Railway Minister Piyush Goyal for arranging trains for migrants. Nearly 11 lakh migrants have returned to their homes by 800 trains, said Thackeray in his press conference.
The Director General of India Meteorological Department, Mrutyunjay Mohapatra informed that a low-pressure area has been formed near southeast Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep on May 31. IMD has predicted that it'll transform into depression tomorrow (June 01) and into cyclonic storm day after. "A low-pressure area formed near southeast Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep today. We're expecting that it'll transform into depression tomorrow and into cyclonic storm day after. It'll move towards north and reach near Gujarat and north Maharashtra coast by evening of June 3," said Mohapatra while talking to ANI.
As repatriation process continues in the country, a ship carrying 19 passengers arrived at Mangaluru Old Port on May 28. AMINDIVI ship bought back people, who were stranded in Lakshadweep amid lockdown. District Health Department screened the passengers upon their arrival.
INS Shardul cast off from Bandar Abbas city in Iran to repatriate 233 Indian nationals who are stuck abroad amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The ship is headed for Porbandar in Gujarat, and is expected to..
The Indian Navy has deployed INS Shardul to evacuate Indians from Iran on June 08 to bring them back to Gujarat. Indian Naval Ship Shardul will evacuate Indian citizens from the port of Bandar Abbas in..