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Total number of samples tested up to 29 June is 86,08,654 of which 2,10,292 samples were tested yesterday: ICMR

sk© Security SAVER SALE tightened outside Taj Hotel & nearby areas after a threat call was received yesterday from Karachi, Pakistan to blow up the hotel with bombs: Mumbai Police

China approves national security law for Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong media are reporting that China has approved a contentious law that would allow authorities to crack down on subversive and secessionist activity in Hong Kong, sparking fears that it would be used to curb opposition voices in the semi-autonomous territory.
  • The South China Morning Post newspaper and public broadcaster RTHK, both citing unnamed sources, said that the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress voted unanimously to approve a national security law for Hong Kong on Tuesday.
  • There was no official confirmation from the central government in Beijing or Hong Kong officials.

Taiwan warns citizens of risks in Hong Kong visits after China passes security law

  • The Taiwan government on Tuesday warned its citizens of risks in visiting Hong Kong, hours after China’s parliament passed national security legislation for the Chinese-ruled city.
  • The new law would “severely impact” freedom, democracy and human rights in Hong Kong, Taiwan’s cabinet said in a statement, adding that the democratic island would continue to offer help to Hong Kong citizens.

Earthquake in J&K

Earthquake of magnitude 4.0 on the Richter scale struck 84kms east of Katra, Jammu and Kashmir at 0856 hours today: National Center for Seismology

TikTok removed from Apple’s App Store & Google Play Store

Government of India yesterday banned 59 apps “which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of the state and public order”.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to talk to his American counterpart Mark Esper over telephone.

Ongoing tensions between India and China on the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh expected to come up for discussion in talks: Defence Ministry officials

Judicial, non-judicial, & administrative functions of the High Court of Karnataka, Principal Bench, Bengaluru suspended for today

For sanitization of the entire court complex due to ‘unavoidable circumstances’.

West Bengal: A fire broke out at a furniture warehouse in Asansol late last night.

Three fire tenders were rushed to the spot. Fire under control now, no injuries reported.

In an encounter at Waghama Bijbehara, two terrorists who killed a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan and a 5-year-old boy three days back at Bijbehara, have been eliminated.

– Dilbag Singh, Director General, Jammu & Kashmir Police

Pakistan violates ceasefire along the LOC in Naugam Sector, Baramulla

Pakistan violated ceasefire along the LOC in Naugam Sector, Baramulla in the morning hours today by firing mortars and other weapons. Indian Army retaliating: Chinar Corps, Indian Army

Encounter at Waghama area of Anantnag

Two unidentified terrorists killed.

Search operation underway: Jammu & Kashmir Police

CM inquires about the gas leakage accident at Sainar Life Sciences Pharma co

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has enquired about the accident at Sainar Life Sciences Pharma company at Parawada, Visakhapatnam. The accident occurred due to leakage at 11.30 PM last night. The factory was shut down immediately as a precautionary measure: Andhra Pradesh CM’s Office

IMD has predicted generally cloudy sky with light rain in the national capital for today.

Leakage of Benzimidazole gas at Sainor Life Sciences Pvt Ltd in Visakhapatnam

2 people dead & 4 admitted at hospitals.

Situation under control now. The 2 persons who died were workers and were present at the leakage site. Gas has not spread anywhere else: Uday Kumar, Inspector, Parwada Police Station

Delhi: No change in the price of petrol or diesel in the national capital today.

Price of petrol stands at Rs 80.43 and that of diesel at Rs 80.53.

No new COVID19 positive case reported in Mizoram on 29th June.

The total number of positive cases in the state stands at 151, cured/discharged 61, active cases 90: Department of Information and Public Relations, Govt of Mizoram

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address the nation at 4 pm today.

Andhra Pradesh: Two workers died, four hospitalised following leakage of Benzimidazole gas at Sainor Life Sciences Pvt Ltd in Visakhapatnam.

Encounter has started at Waghama area of Anantnag.

Jammu and Kashmir Police and security forces are on the job.

Further details shall follow: Kashmir Zone Police

New York Governor urges Trump to sign executive order necessitating wearing masks

Bharat Biotech announces India’s first COVID-19 vaccine candidate ‘COVAXIN’

  • Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech announced that it has successfully developed Covaxin, India’s first vaccine candidate for Covid-19, in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and National Institute of Virology (NIV).
  • The Drug Controller General of India – CDSCO, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare granted permission to initiate Phase I & II Human clinical trials after the company submitted results generated from preclinical studies, demonstrating safety and immune response.
  • Human clinical trials are scheduled to start across India in July 2020.

Central team led by Lav Agarwal reviews COVID-19 situation in Telangana

  • A Central team constituted by Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare on Monday visited Telangana Institute of Medical Sciences, Gandhi Hospital and the containment zone in Himayatnagar of Hyderabad to take stock of COVID19 situation.
  • The team was led by Luv Agarwal, Joint Secretary of the Health Ministry, who visited the Telangana Institute of Medical Science (TIMS), later visited the State-run Gandhi Hospital and Containment Zone at Himayatnagar.

Panama records 1,099 new coronavirus cases

Panama registered a record 1,099 new cases of coronavirus infection on Monday, taking the total number in the country to 32,785, while deaths climbed by 16 to 620 overall, the health ministry said in a statement.

WHO says pandemic ‘not even close’ to over as toll passes 500,000

  • The global death toll passed half a million and cases surged in Latin America and the United States.
  • The number of infections recorded worldwide topped 10 million, while some authorities reimposed lockdown measures that have crippled the economies worldwide.
  • “We all want this to be over.

    We all want to get on with our lives.

    But the hard reality is this is not even close to being over although many countries have made some progress, globally the pandemic is actually speeding up,” World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

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