Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat attended a review meeting of 'Namami Gange Programe' in Delhi on August 07. Minister of State of Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju also attended the meeting of 'Involvement of Youth in Namami Gange Program'. Both the minsters also interacted with youth via video conferencing.
Updating about Delhi traffic, Police Commissioner, SN Shrivastava informed numerous drives have been held against unauthorized parking to ensure roads remain clear. "In the absence of public transport, the number of private cars has increased on the roads of Delhi. We have conducted several drives against unauthorised parking so that roads remain clear and lane driving can be ensured," SN Shrivastava said.
Dr Pradeep Kumar Joshi took oath as the new Chairman of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in Delhi on August 07. He replaced Arvind Saxena, who is completing his term today. Joshi, who was the chairman of both Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commissions, joined the UPSC as member in May 2015.
Talking about safety of women and children in national capital, Police Commissioner, SN Shrivastava assured that several steps are being taken for security. "Security of women and children is our priority. We want to assure people that many steps are being taken in this direction. We have been trying our best to provide full security to people," Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava said.
From Indian men hockey players getting infected to Health Minister’s remark on India’s Covid-19 response, here are the top updates on coronavirus pandemic. Indian men’s hockey team captain Manpreet Singh and three other players tested positive for Covid-19. Other players who tested positive were Surender Kumar, Jaskaran Singh, Varun Kumar. Meanwhile, Seru Institute of India partnered with Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to boost the manufacture and delivery of up to 100 million vaccine doses. Also, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan spoke on India’s Covid-19 response and said the country’s proactive response led to low cases and deaths per million. Watch the full video for more details.
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Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan chaired a meeting with Department of Biotechnology and reviewed the good work done related to COVID-19 by Department and the autonomous institution BIRAC (Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council). During the meeting, the Health Minister also dedicated to the nation the largest network of 5 dedicated COVID-19 Biorepositories established by Department of Biotechnology in record time.
Over 18 people were killed, 123 were injured in a plane crash in Kerala’s Kozhikode. Pilot Captain Deepak Vasant Sathe was one of the pilots who died. Helplines to assist in providing information about passengers were issued. Airport Control Room - 0483 2719493, Malappuram Collectorate - 0483 2736320, Kozhikode Collectorate - 0495 2376901. President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted about the incident and expressed their pain. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan rushed Fire and Police Force at Kozhikode airport. PM Modi spoke to Kerala CM over the phone regarding the crash. Home Minister ordered National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to rush at the airport. The plane, with 190 onboard from Dubai, split into two while trying to land. The aircraft overshot the Karipur’s table top runway. Watch the video for more details.
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Eight people were killed after a blaze in the wee hours at a private hospital in Ahmedabad. The victims, which include five men and three women, were being treated at the ICU ward of the COVID-19 designated Shrey Hospital in Navrangpura area. Fire reportedly broke out around 3.30 am on the fourth floor of the four-storey hospital. Around 40 other COVID-19 patients who were admitted at the facility were rescued and shifted to a civic hospital in the city. Shrey Hospital is among the around 60 private hospitals designated as COVID-19 hospitals by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation.Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has ordered a probe into the incident led by the additional Chief Secretary of the state and a report has to be submitted within 3 days. An ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF) has been announced to the kin of those who died while Rs 50,000 each would be given to those injured in the incident. Home Minister Amit Shah also tweeted to express his condolences. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday launched 'Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy' under which his government will waive the registration fee and road tax, and provide an incentive of up to Rs 1.5 lakh for new cars in the national capital. Addressing an online media briefing, he said the policy, which aims to boost the economy, create jobs and reduce pollution level, has been notified, adding that he hoped that after five years, Delhi's name will be taken when there is a discussion on an electric vehicle in the world. The chief minister termed it a "progressive policy" of the country and said it also aims to constitute 25 per cent electric vehicles by 2024, which is currently just 0.29 per cent in the city.
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Delhi Police arrested the accused in the case of alleged sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl in Delhi's Paschim Vihar area. Victim underwent for surgery at AIIMS in Delhi. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also visited the 12-year-old. Meanwhile, Delhi Commission for Women, Chairperson, Swati Maliwal urged government to take strict action against the accused.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal briefed about Electric Vehicle Policy's objective on August 07 and assured that it will give boost to Delhi's economy during the unprecedented times of coronavirus. "We have notified the Electric Vehicle Policy today. With this policy, we aim to generate employment to give a boost to Delhi's economy and reduce pollution levels in the national capital. This Electric Vehicle Policy is the country's most progressive policy," Arvind Kejriwal said.
A 33-year-old history-sheeter identified as Krishan has been arrested for sexually assaulting a minor in the national capital on August 4th, 2020. The victim was admitted to AIIMS. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal visited AIIMS on thursday and said that the government will ensure strict punishment to the perpetrators of the heinous crime. Kejriwal added that the government will deploy the best lawyers in court to ensure the strictest penalty and announced Rs 10 lakh compensation for the victim's kin. Delhi Police JCP, Shalini Singh said that 20 teams have been formed and they are scanning all CCTV footage to help them nab the accused. She also spoke on the person who has been arrested and said that he has four criminal cases against him and is accused of murder, attempted murder and burglary. Delhi Commission For Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal also visited AIIMS and slammed the Delhi police for the delay in the arrest of the accused in the case. She also said that her team has been assisting the victims. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met the family of a minor girl allegedly raped and grievously injured. The crime reportedly took place in the national capital's Peeragarhi area on August 4. The girl is admitted to AIIMS, Delhi. After meeting the victim's family, Kejriwal briefed the media about her condition. He said that she is critical, with doctors saying that it would take another 24-48 hours to confirm whether she's out of danger. Kejriwal said that he had spoken to the Delhi Police Commissioner and hoped that the culprits would be arrested soon. The Delhi Police reports to the Union government's Home ministry, not the state government. Meanwhile, Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal also met the victim's family. She said that a team would be stationed with the family 24x7 to provide any assistance required. She also said that DCW had issued a notice to Delhi police as no arrests had taken place so far. Watch the full video for more.
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There are 10,072 active coronavirus cases in Delhi, out of which 1076 were reported yesterday, informed Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on August 06. "Yesterday, 1076 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Delhi, taking the total tally to 1,40,232. 890 people were recovered yesterday from infection and 10,072 are currently active, including 2,095 receiving treatment in the hospital," said Jain on coronavirus situation in the national capital.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain informed that Delhi has slipped on the table of COVID-19 active cases. "Earlier it was on second position and now it is on the fourteen position in terms of active cases," Satyendar Jain said. On serological survey, he said, "We will have to extend the serological survey in Delhi by 2 more days. Around 15,000 samples will be collected during the survey."
Speaking on Delhi riots, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Friday said that the culprits should be punished severely but at the same time there should not be any punishment or harassment of innocent people. Jain's statement came after Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal overturned AAP government's decision rejecting Delhi Police's panel of lawyers for arguing the cases related to the February riots in the city in the Supreme Court and the high court. LG Baijal has directed the home department to grant approval to Delhi Police's proposed panel of lawyers. "Investigation and prosecution are two different things. Prosecution is done by lawyers. It's not right to have lawyers suggested by police. We want punishment for all culprits. At the same time, no innocent should be punished," Jain said. Delhi cabinet had earlier rejected the panel of lawyers proposed by city police. Cabinet said it would not help a 'free-and-fair' trial of cases related to North East Delhi riots. Government said that LG Baijal has rejected cabinet decision by exercising special power under Article 239AA(4).
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The Union Health Ministry on August 04 briefed the media in Delhi, over the current COVID-19 situation in nation. Speaking in press conference, Ministry of Health, Secretary, Rajesh Bhushan stated that more than 6.6 lakh COVID-19 tests have been conducted in last 24 hours in the nation. Adding on it, he said recovered cases are now double of the active cases in India. He said, "More than 2 crore COVID-19 tests have been conducted, including more than 6.6 lakh tests in the last 24 hours. Recovered cases are now double of the active cases. The case fatality rate is lowest since the first lockdown."
Former Union minister Manoj Sinha has been appointed as the new Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. The news was announced a day after incumbent LG Girish Chandra Murmu tendered his resignation. He quit on the anniversary of revocation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status. He was sworn in as the first LG of J&K after the erstwhile state was converted into a Union Territory after its bifurcation from Ladakh. The reasons for Murmu's resignation aren't known yet. He had served for only 9 months, out of a 5-year tenure. However, recently the Election Commission had objected to Murmu's comments on the timing of Assembly elections in the UT. After the LG said that polls could be held after delimitation of constituencies concludes, the EC had said that timing and conduct of polls are its 'sole remit', and thus shouldn't be a subject of comment by the LG. The Centre and Murmu were also seemingly at loggerheads over internet restrictions in J&K. Sources say that differences between the LG and the Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam may have further complicated matters. Watch the full video for more.
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Several reforms and facilities have taken place in different sectors since Jammu and Kashmir gets Union Territory (UT) status. Sports culture in the UT has been receiving a great push allowing young talents to polish their skills in their respective sports interest. The youths in Kashmir's Langate Tehsil of Kupwara are happy to receive a good platform with added facilities at a cricket playground. Budding cricketers from nearby villages in Kupwara are happy and appreciate authorities for providing such a playing field. They are seeking for more facilities including dressing rooms and fencing for the whole ground. The government is dedicated in providing every facility on these types of projects.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrated first anniversary of Ladakh's union territory status. The programme took place at party office where Member of Parliament (MP), Jamyang Tsering Namgyal attended the event as the chief guest. Jamyang Tsering Namgyal said, "After 71 years of struggle and Ladakhis got new identity so everyone must thanked Modi government." On August 05, last year, the government bifurcated state of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories - Jammu and Kashmir division and Ladakh under Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019.
From suspension of international flights getting extended to European Union booking potential vaccine doses, here are the top updates on coronavirus. India extended the suspension of commercial international flights till August end. Restrictions, however, won’t apply to cargo and flights specifically pproved by the DGCA. Delhi L-G Anil Baijal overruled AAP government’s decision to re-open hotels and weekly bazaars on a trial basis under Unlock 3. LG’s office said the pandemic situation in the capital continues to be fragile and the threat is far from over. Meanwhile, the European Union has booke d300 million doses of potential Sanofi vaccine for coronavirus. All 27 member countries can buy the vaccine once it is approved. India recorded its highest single day spike with over 55,000 cases in the last 24 hours, according to health ministry data. India breached the 16 lakh cases mark in just two days after reaching the 15 lakh cases mark. Watch the full video for more details.
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Lt Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal visited Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre at Radha Soami Satsang Beas in Chattarpur on July 05. He inaugurated the 10,000 bed-facility for COVID-19 patients at the centre and also inspected the facility at the Radha Soami Satsang Beas. The entire facility at the centre is air-conditioned with all the basic amenities. The cases of coronavirus have crossed 94,000-mark in the national capital