News Digest (18th July 2021, Sunday)

News Digest (18th July 2021, Sunday)

- by AVM

Heavy rains remind us of CHALLENGES in life. NEVER ask for a LIGHTER rain. Just PRAY for a BETTER umbrella. That is ATTITUDE


UP Government cancels Kanwar Yatra amid Covid pandemic; UP Kanwar bodies call off yatra after state government appeal

Full ‘operational freedom’ given to Assam Police to deal with drug menance: Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

India condemns Danish Siddiqui’s killing; Taliban give body to Red Cross

Terrorism compounds twin problems of violence against humanitarian personnel, lack of accountability: India at UN

All gaps in Indian borders will be plugged by this year-end, says Amit Shah

Centre takes over control of Krishna, Godavari irrigation projects amid AP, Telangana water now; Centre notifies Krishna and Godavari river management boards, new tribunals in pipeline to address states’ concerns

India marching ahead by leaving behind old thinking on urban development: PM Narendra Modi

Still looking for pigeons to deliver bail orders: Supreme Court

South Africa unrest: Indian-origin people pay heavy price

Heavy rainfall likely over several parts of India, including northern region, in 6-7 days: IMD

Ram Lalla idols to be shifted to temple ‘garba griha’ for ‘darshan’ by 2023 in run-up to Lok Sabha pols

Election Commission blows bugle for Bengal bypolls

India falls to fourth spot in seven-day Covid count; Indonesia, Brazil and UK are in the top 3 spots

Terrorism compounds twin problems of violence against humanitarian personnel, lack of accountability: India at UK

Next 100-125 days critical for averting 3rd wave, says govt; Not just third wave, plan for third dose too: Experts

Two shots helped cut deaths by 95% in 2nd wave: ICMR

IIT-Hyderabad develops country’s first rapid electronic Covid RNA test kit

BSY meets PM Modi, laughs off buzz about change of CM in Karnataka; ‘Not at all’: Karnataka CM Yediyurappa dismisses rumours about his resignation

Central leaders asked me to continue as Karnataka CM: BS Yediruppa

BJP raising population issue for political motive, to target particular community: Shashi Tharoor

Bengal Chief Election Officer (CEO) Aariz Aftab, asks officials to check EVMs in vacant assembly seats

‘Early stages of 3rd Covid wave’: Cases, deaths rising as Delta become dominant variant worldwide

Congressmen afraid of BJP and RSS have left party, others like them should be shown the door: Rahul Gandhi

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on 3-day visit to Lucknow to chalk out poll plan

Priyanka Gandhi parries question on being Congress’s CM face for UP polls

Miffed over Navjot Singh Sidhu elevation buzz, Captain Amarinder Singh writes to Sonia

Punjab Congress tussle: Amarinder meets Rawat, Sidhu calls on Jakhar

Amarinder vs Sidhu: Congress truce attempts in Punjab hit a hurdle; Dissent refuses to die down in Punjab Congress

DRI unearth imported car racket involving foreign diplomats in Delhi; 5 cars, 3 persons arrested

J&K making efforts through creative waste management strategies for environmental sustainability

ED attaches over Rs. 4cr assets of ex-Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh, wife

30 years on, Agar oil export to Middle East to be reality: Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb

Financial & Business News

Roads cleared for vintage tag for 50-year plus vehicles; registration, fitness to cost more in future

Industry giants skill 5k youth in data science, cloud computing; help 2k with jobs

Recovery on, India’s GDP on course for 7% yearly growth

Paytm eyes largest Indian IPO to raise Rs. 16,600 crore

Zomato IPO subscribed 38x led by institutional bidders

Petrol price moves up further, diesel rate unchanged

Honeywell’s India engineers develop next-generation satellite terminal

Central Bank of India to seek shareholders nod to set off accumulated loss of Rs. 18,724 crore

Top three IT companies hire 41,000 technies in Q1

Hiring activity witnesses uptick in June for most sectors: Report

Ola gets 1 lakh bookings for electric scooter

HDFC Bank Q1 net profit jumps 14.36% to Rs. 7,922 crore

New IMEI tracing tech by Delhi Police, DoT to block stolen mobiles

Mobile computing sales to grow in double digit in 2021: Report

Tesla launches subscription service for advanced driver assistance software

Google team helps Apple, Microsoft fix zero-day bugs in browsers

Corona Updates

India on Saturday reported 38,079 daily new Covid cases pushing the country's caseload to 3,10,64,908. With 560 more fatalities due to the virus, the toll is at 4,13,091. Meanwhile, 4,24,025 have recovered from the virus.

Govt buying Covishield at Rs. 215, Covaxin at Rs. 225

Telangana reports 715 new Covid-19 cases, four deaths

UP first state to administer 4cr Covid vaccine shots

Effect of common Covid-19 antibiotic found similar to that of placebo

First case of monkeypox detected in Texas resident

Abu Dhabi announces several coronavirus related curbs from July 19

UK coronavirus daily cases pass 50,000 for the first time since January

UK Delta variant infections high but hospitalisations in check, study finds

Mizoram reimposes total lockdown in AMC area as Covid-19 cases rise

France recognises India’s Covishield vaccine for travel

World: Confirmed: 189,482,312; Total Deaths: 4,074,688; Recovered: 124,738,844; Active Cases: 60,668,780

India: Confirmed: 31,064,908; Total Deaths: 413,091; Recovered: 30,227,792; Active Case: 424,025

State News

J&K govt orders review of employees' performance for retirement after 22 years of service, 48 years of age

Gujarat govt extends night curfew in 8 cities of the state till July 31

Govt orders 66 crore vaccine doses worth Rs. 14,505 crore

A month after lockdown was lifted, film theatres to open from today in Telangana

Telangana accused arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Hyderabad in major Alprazolam drug racket reveals by NCB Hyderabad in major Alprazolam drug racket reveals links with Karnatak case

Telangana: Two arrested for helping conmen siphon off Rs. 1.96 crore from bank

Telangana CM suppressing Congress agitation against fuel prices on Modi’s directions: Revanth

Hyderabad pips all metros, clocks highest growth in housing sales

Hyderabad sees more road deaths than first half of 2020

A Sub-Inspector (SI) in Bhadradri-Kothagudem District and his team have seized 14.5k kg worth Rs. 31 crore ganja since 2020, more ganja than all the three city police commissionerates put together

Leopard sighted, public cautioned not to go near Kondapaka reserve forest

Open all public roads in Secunderabad Cantonment: Telangana minister K T Rama Rao to Rajnath Singh

Delhi HC gives two weeks to Centre to file reply on plea to open Nizamuddin Markaz

Delhi Cabinet approves bid for 160 low-floor AC buses, to be on roads by Nov: Kailash Gahlot

Delhi assembly monsoon session from July 29

The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) issues notice to Delhi Police, seeks details about steps taken to reduce stalking cases

Delhi Cabinet approves bid for 160 low-floor AC buses, to be on roads by November: Kailash Gahlot

Delhi assembly monsoon session from July 29

Gurugram court dismisses bail plea of Jamia shooter arrested over inciting speech at Mahapanchayat in Pataudi

Water supply hit at Ramprastha City for nearly 2 weeks

BJP national president JP Nadda lauds Yogi for putting UP on accelerated growth trajectory

Sec 144 imposed at major forts, tourist spots around Pune

KCR & Jagan mortgaged interests of both states: Former irrigation minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah of Congress

Floods 2.0: Clogged Hyderabad drains continue to be huge concern

KCR should stop selling government lands to realtors: M Kodandaram

BJP to fight for rightful water share of Telangana: Bandi Sanjay Kumar

Covid-19 cases more in B Positive blood group: Study

Tiger count goes up in Amrabad Reserve of Telangana

Kuwait News

Kuwait Amir returns home after private visit

Kuwait lists 1,263 new Covid-19 cases, 19 deaths

KPC CEO inspects LNG facility

Kuwait oil price steady at US$ 73.40 pb: KPC

Kuwait categorically rejects social media humors of a conspiracy campaign against it allegedly launched by an Emirati group at the European Parliament in Brussels

Kuwaiti citizens residing in the Netherlands are safe and accounted for, the embassy says, after heavy floods which swept parts of western Europe left dozens of people dead and missing

Kuwaiti citizens residing in Belgium and Luxembourg are safe and accounted for, the embassy says, after heavy floods which swept parts of western Europe left dozens of people dead and missing

International News

Belgian PM heads to scene as flood tolls mounts

Angela Merkel to visit flood-ravaged western Germany on Sunday

German, Belgian flood deaths rise to 157 as search continues

Belarus expands crackdown on independent media

OPEC, non-OPEC holds the 19th Ministerial Meeting of DoC today

Britain Health Minister Sajid Javid tests positive for Covid-19

Thousands evacuated from flooded Dutch cities

Lambda strain found in Austria

US signs US$ 600 million grant deal with Jordan

Pilgrims begin arriving at Makkah Great Mosque, for second pandemic haj

Lebanon: No credits, no power

Five states affirm commitment to justice in Malaysian plane crash

At least 14 people in Belgium are killed as heavy floods, caused by torrential rain, struck parts of the country as authorities continue their search for another four missing people

US grappling with ‘pandemic of the unvaccinated’

Syria’s Bashar al-Assad says funds frozen in Lebanese banks biggest impediment to investment

Afghanistan: Curfew imposed in Kandahar after deadly clashes

US, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and Pakistan announce new group for Afghan peace process

Afghan politicians, Taliban meet in Doha as fighting continues

Xi Jinping speaks to Afghanistan President Ghani

Suspending work at Dasu Dam in Pakistan after blast kills engineers: Chinese company

Unstable weather will continue to fuel huge Oregon blaze

Sports News

Tokyo Olympics: First batch of Indian athletes depart for Tokyo in presence of Sports Minister, SAI, IOA officials

India’s table-tennis contingent for Tokyo Olympics best ever, says Sharath Kamal

1st ODI: Das ton helps Bangladesh to convincing 155-run victory over Zimbabwe

ICC T20 World Cup 2021: India to face Pakistan in group stage

BCCI officials to leave for Oman and Dubai for T20 World Cup preparations on Friday

Opened to fit in players like Surya but no guarantee that Rohit and I will open in T20 World Cup: Kohli

Made a lot of sacrifices, I want to make them count in Tokyo: P R Sreejesh

3rd ODI: Malan blasts South Africa to victory against Ireland

Convert sacrifices into desirable results, Graham Reid tells hockey team

High chances of India finishing on hockey podium: Baskaran

Tokyo Olympics: Hockey team has great chance to stand on podium: Former skipper Bharat Chetri

Our shooters certainly among India’s top medal prospects: NRAI president Raninder Singh

Tokyo Olympics: Indian shooting contingent lands in Amsterdam from Zagreb

Tokyo Olympics: Quarantine not required, Indian shooters to start training at venue from July 19

Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu lands in Tokyo ahead of Olympics

India sailor Vishnu Saravanan trains in Tokyo ahead of Olympics

Tokyo Olympics: Sumit Nagal seals berth, Rohan Bopanna misses out

Tokyo Olympics: Usain Bolt sees only tough times in Tokyo for Jamaica’s men

P V Sindhu has improved on her defence, worked on motion skills for Olympics, says coach Park Tae-sang

If Virat or Ravi bhai has a player in mind for T20 World Cup, we will check them out: Dhawan

India tour of England: Indian player tests positive in UK

Sri Lanka seek wicketkeeper on eve of India series

Players were on leave, wearing mask not possible all the time: Sourav Ganguly

ECB chief executive says no strict bubble for India-England series

Shastri and Dravid have different styles of motivating players: Dhawan

Spinner Kuldeep Yadav running out of time

India vs Sri Lanka: WV Raman backs Prithvi Shaw to partner skipper Shikhar Dhawan in Sri Lanka series

It’s always pressure match against Pakistan but not thinking about it now: Bhuvneshwar Kumar on T20 World Cup clash

Team India begins training in Durham for warm-up match against County Select XI

India vs. Sri Lanka: India’s white-ball rookies start Lanka audition for vacant T20 World Cup slots

The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) to launch biometric code after 65 players identified with disputed documents

Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) Special General Body Meeting (SGM) to be held on today, deferred; talks held between Azharuddin and other Apex Council members

Jolt to Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA), Priya Punia parts ways with Rajasthan

Will have a fair idea about Australia, South Africa heading into T20 World Cup: Pollard

West Indies vs Australia: Love to captain whenever I get an opportunity, says Matthew Wade after Aaron Finch’s injury

England’s Liam Livingstone in T20 World Cup frame after stunning century

Jay Shah terms T20 World Cup as ‘huge moment’ for cricket lovers in Oman

India vs England: Virat Kohli and boys get into the groove ahead of Test series

Ben Stokes hoping operated finger won’t cause him problems against India