News Digest (22nd July 2021, Thursday)

Category: News in Brief
Published: Thursday, 22 July 2021 05:13

News Digest (22nd July 2021, Thursday)

--by Annadatha Venkata Murali Manohar


DRDO Successfully Test-fires low weight man-portable Anti-tank Guided Missile (MPATGM); paves way for production for army

Jeff Bezos thanks the people, Amazon customers and employees to help him pay for his space travel

Nirav Modi’s extradition to India will worsen suicidal tendencies, harm his mental health: Lawyer to UK court

Help us before it’s too late: Afghan Sikhs, Hindus

‘No deaths due to oxygen shortage’: Opposition accuses Centre of insensitivity as BJP defends govt’s response

Over 200 people were killed in South Africa after violen…
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DRDO Successfully Test-fires low weight man-portable Anti-tank Guided Missile (MPATGM); paves way for production for army

Jeff Bezos thanks the people, Amazon customers and employees to help him pay for his space travel

Nirav Modi’s extradition to India will worsen suicidal tendencies, harm his mental health: Lawyer to UK court

Help us before it’s too late: Afghan Sikhs, Hindus

‘No deaths due to oxygen shortage’: Opposition accuses Centre of insensitivity as BJP defends govt’s response

Over 200 people were killed in South Africa after violence and looting erupted over former president Jacob Zuma serving a 15-month prison sentence for contempt of court. The looting and violence that spread to different parts of the nation also prompted concerns over the South African Indian community

Kerala records 17,481 new Covid-19 cases, imposes total lockdown on weekend

For average Indians, the cost of hospitalisation in the ICU for Covid treatment equals to 7-month pay

Around Rs 700 Cr funds meant for various Andhra Direct Cash Transfer schemes went to wrong hands

China heightens activity along LAC in Uttarakhand; 40 soldiers of the People's Liberation Army were seen patrolling the area, Indian Army on alert

Jyotiraditya Scindia forms three key panels to revive Covid-ravaged aviation sector

‘Khela Hobe’ till BJP is ousted from Centre: Mamata Banerjee

In a show of strength, Sidhu hosts 62 Congress MLAs as tussle with Amarinder continues

256 chaat, paan sellers in Kanpur found to be crorepatis in I-T, GST probe; purchased properties worth more than ₹375Cr

Mumbai rains to cross 2k mm-mark soon; Orange Alert in MMR; Heavy spell warning for East Vidarbha; red alert for several Telangana districts, heavy rain forecast for next 48 hours

NSO said "Enough is Enough" and that it Pegasus Maker would no longer "play along with the vicious and slanderous campaign

Farmers get Delhi Police’s nod to hold protests at Jantar Mantar

Anti-riot force, water cannons on standby, Delhi Police ups security ahead of Farmers' March to Parliament

Pics of goat in Madhya Pradesh weighing 175 kg priced at ₹5.5 lakh goes viral; height of 4 ft; been reared for ten months

3 more Test Positive for Zika virus in Kerala, total reported cases at 41; 5 are undergoing treatment

Pay salary to faculty on time, relax fees, share internet: AICTE warns engineering colleges

Lalu Prasad Yadav better, ‘no change in RJD leadership for now’

CAA, NRC nothing to do with Hindu-Muslim divide: RSS chief

Indian students being ‘forced’ to download banned Chinese apps

Financial & Business New

India-Morocco to explore joint electrification projects in Africa; focus on renewable

Saankhya Labs gets 5G broadcast trial spectrum, teams up with US broadcaster Sinclair for live TV services on mobile phones

Bajaj Finserv Q1 results: PAT falls 31% YoY to Rs 833 crore hit by Covid 2.0

ICICI Securities Q1 profit surges 61%; revenue up 37%

AAI committees find Adani in violation of branding, logo pacts; group begins making changes

GAIL issues swap tender to buy and sell LNG over August-December: Report

ILO: 1.3Cr fewer women will be employed in 2021 compared to 2019; 43.2% women against 68.6% of working age men; Women's employment declined by 4.2% globally b/w 2019 – 2020; drop of 5.4Cr jobs

BYJU'S acquires US-based kids reading platform Epic for $500MN In cash and stock deal

Infosys reopens offices as India Inc eyes long road back to work

Snapdeal flips business model, won’t sell high-end brands

MN Dastur bags US carbon capture project

Policybazaar plans IPO to raise up to Rs. 6,500 crore

Maruti crosses 50 lakh cumulative sales milestone in rural markets of India

Maker village receives CSR funding from Cochin Shipyard

IOC, GAIL may buy shares if open offer for Petronet, IGL gets triggered

Corona Updates

India reported 42,015 new cases and 3,998 deaths in last 24 hours

France enters fourth Covid-19 wave due to Delta variant: French PM

Study: Covid-19 India's worst human tragedy since the 1947 partition; estimated up to 49 lakh 'excess deaths' from the start of Covid-19 to June 2021

Report: 1,19,000 Indian children lost caregivers to Covid during first 14 months of pandemic; 25,500 lost Mother; 90,751 lost father & 12 lost both

Johnson & Johnson expects $2.5 bln in Covid-19 vaccine sales in 2021; China's Nanjing cancels flights as 17 airport workers test Covid +ve

China begins Mass Testing for Covid-19 cases in Nanjing City after New Virus cluster; Tokyo virus cases hit 6-month high 2 days before games open

French PM Jan Castex affirmed that the new Covid-19 Delta variant has officially led to France experiencing its fourth wave of the pandemic

Covid Delta variant to dominate within months: WHO

Dramatic drop in Covid deaths but US must stay vigilant about Delta variant: Joe Biden

Covid-19: Delhi reports 62 cases, four deaths

World: 192,782,946; Active 13,322,724 (6.91%); Recovery 175,318,346 (90.94%); Vaccinated 3.73BN

India: 31,256,839; Active 416,005 (1.33%); Recovery 30,412,813 (97.33%); Vaccinated 415.47MN

State News

Andhra Pradesh may seek changes to river board notification

Delhi assembly monsoon session: Ramvir Singh Bidhuri demands meeting to set agenda

Over 95 lakh Covid vaccine doses administered in Delhi till now: Bulletin

Cop held him for Covid violation, says kin after court acquits man in Delhi riots case

Doctors congratulate journalist Padma Priya, for putting it all out on Twitter. Say long Covid needs to normalised; families, employers need to know about it

Andhra Pradesh: Students protest near CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s house over job calendar

Andhra Pradesh: YSRC MPs stall proceedings in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabhar over SCS, Polavaram

Tirupati: Meda Sundar Rao takes charge as red sanders anti-smuggling task force SP

Andhra CM committed to empower the backward classes’ communities: Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy

Nandan Cleantec PLC chairman donates Rs. 1.8 crore worth golden sword to Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala temple

Inn & out: Plan to link Delhi Zoo with Sunder Nursery nixed

Covid conscious: Imams call on people not to crowd mosques

People celebrate Eid-al-Adha, offer namaz at homes amid pandemic

Ghaziabad: Man poses as tax inspector, held

Welcome record: Private hospitals have ZERO Covid patients in Ahmedabad

Gujarat: District Education Officer (DEO) orders closure of Delhi Public School East, Hirapur, after receiving complaints that the school was illegally students for the term 2021-2022

Gujarat ACB seizes record Rs. 2.27 crore cash from arrested govt official

Lawyers face-off on SC suggestion. Should lawyers have a fixed time limit to argue causes?

Priest was brutally assaulted inside Vindhyavasini temple, in UP’s Mirazapur

Parts of Delhi receive light rains, small dry patch over weekend: IMD

Kangana Ranaut moves Bombay High Court against defamation case filed by Javed Akhtar

Raj Kundra case: Poonam Pandey on Raj Kundra leaking her personal number

Kamaal R Khan reacts to Raj Kundra's arrest in pornography case, also comments on Kangana Ranaut calling 'Bollywood a gutter'

Pornography case: Raj Kundra earned Rs 6-8 lakh daily, his business grew during Covid-19 lockdown, claim Mumbai Police Crime Branch

Kuwait News

Hajj pilgrims perform three-day stone throwing act

Kuwait doles out alms to Jordan’s Syrian refugees on Eid

Kuwait Amir congratulates Belgium on National Day

Kuwait Amir expresses condolences over death of Saudi Princess

Kuwait’s June trade surplus with Japan more than doubled

Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) announced sending medical devices and supplies to Nepal Republic to combat Coronavirus pandemic

Kuwait Foreign Ministry urged citizens wishing to travel to Indonesia to postpone their plans due to the critical health situation caused by the rapid spread of the coronavirus

Muslims performing the Islamic Hajj pilgrimage in Makkah began the three-day stone throwing ritual from dawn to dusk

Kuwait’s Islamic endowments body, Awqaf, distributed sacrificial meat to Syrian refugees in Jordan and Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza as part of an annual endeavour to usher in the Muslim Eid holiday

Kuwait’s June trade surplus with Japan more than doubled

Kuwait Amir condoles with Chinese President, over floods’ victims

Kuwait registers 8 Covid-19 cases, 969 new cases

International News

In Mecca, women set off on hajj as ‘guardian’ rule cast aside

Central Chinese province swamped after heaviest rain in 1,000 years

Flooding in Central China turns streets to rivers, kill 12, 100,000 evacuated in Henan province

Climate envoy says US, China must end world’s ‘suicide pact’

China: 12 deaths, 100,000 evacuated in Henan province’s floods

Biden: Covid-19 cases ‘dramatically’ down but have to remain ‘vigilant’

Tunis: A Kuwaiti military plane loaded by medical supplies arrived in Tunisia through an air bridge to help the fellow Arab country to combat the spread of the coronavirus

The European Union (EU) presented new legislative package on anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing in the EU

Israel vows to ‘act aggressively’ against Ben & Jerry’s

Washington: US Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen met with King Abdullah II of Jordan during which she underscored the ‘broad partnership’ between the two countries

Couple Refugio Manuel Jimenez Jr and Angela Renee Jimenez charged in California fire sparked by gender reveal

Damage caused by devastating floods in Germany likely to cost insurance industry up to $5.9BN

Central China's Henan Province flooded after heavy downpour in 1,000 years; 25 killed, over 1 mn affected; President Xi calls in PLA

Barbaric Practice": UK could make street harassment of women a crime

UNESCO strips English city of Liverpool of its World Heritage status; found new buildings, including a football stadium, undermined the attractiveness of its Victorian docks

UK warns China against 'Threats to freedom of navigation' as it dispatches Carrier Group to Japan

Taliban in ‘defence status’ during Afghan Eid holiday

Pregnant women and mothers threatened by Afghan violence

Afghan president slams Taliban; rockets target Kabul Palace

Afghan withdraws diplomats from Islamabad, Pak assures probe into abduction of envoy's daughter

Pak blames India, Afghanistan for ‘distortion of facts’ on envoy daughter’s abduction

Police complaint filed against Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) Vice-President Maryam Nawaz in London for statement against children of Imran Khan

Taiwan angers China with first Europe office using its name

Surging Covid cases in Australia’s Sydney spark fears

Push to get wary Russians vaccinated leaves some Covid clinics short

24 killed, 31 missing after storm strikes fishing ships in Central Indonesia; storm reportedly hit the area for two days a week ago

Wildfires rage across 1MN acres in US, Canada; smoke causes cross-country pollution; Smoke reach New York; (AQI) for fine particulate matter reached 170

German prosecutors; Porsche must pay a fine of $47MN for breach of duty relating to its tax filings

Merkel, Putin discuss Nord Stream 2

Chairman of US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley said almost 95 percent of troops in Afghanistan completed withdrawal, and all military bases outside Kabul were handed over to Afghan forces

UK PM Boris Johnson asked to apologise to over-80s after ex-aide Covid claims

UK irks EU with call to change post-Brexit trade rules

Sports News

#HumaraVictoryPunch: Anurag Thakur cheers for Indian athletes in Tokyo Olympics

Shikhar Dhawan moves up two places to 16th, Virat Kohli remains second in ICC ODI rankings

India responded like champions, says Rahul Dravid in dressing room speech

Virat Kohli has a hit at the nets as Indians play warm-up game

Injured Avesh Khan all but out of England series with fracture in left thumb

Tokyo Olympics: Decorated boxer Vikas Krishnan Yadav seeks missing Olympic medal

Tokyo Olympics: Indian paddlers handed tough draws, Sharath-Manika pair to face third seed in opener

Opening of Tokyo Olympics will be ‘a moment of joy and relief’, says IOC president

65,000 basketball fans packed into Milwaukee's Deer District erupted in loud cheers on Tuesday night as the Milwaukee Bucks won their first NBA (National Basketball Association) championship in 50 years. The Bucks defeated the Phoenix Suns 105-98 to win the NBA Finals four games to two.