Today’s News (1st Aug 2021, Sunday)

Today’s News (1st Aug 2021, Sunday)

- by AVM

Tokyo Olympics Updates

Olympics: Indian Women's Hockey Team enters Quarters after 41 Years; losses for Amit Panghal, PV Sindhu; Swiss Belinda Bencic beat Marketa Vondrousova to win Women's Singles Tennis Title; Jamaica's Elaine Thompson-Herah wins Women's 100m Final with a time of 10.61 seconds

Discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur finishes second in discus qualification to make finals; Rakhi Tyagi was coaching her from Patiala

Novak Djokovic loses bronze medal match to Pablo Carreno Busta


TN: In a heart-warming gesture, Coimbatore District Collector G S Sameeran handed over special shoes to Alagumani (3 years), assisted him in walking; later carried the boy back to his parents

‘Sorry Ma’: Boy spends Rs. 40,000 on online game, kills self

WHO urges action to suppress Covid before deadlier variants emerge; wants every country to have vaccinated at least 10% of its population by the end of Sep 2021

Indian-American Rashad Hussain (Roots in Bihar, named among 500 influential Muslims), known for protecting minorities in Muslim-majority countries, is Biden's Envoy for Religious Freedom

Danish’s body was mutilated in Taliban custody: Officials

Change public’s poor perception of police: PM to IPS probationers

Every cloud has a silver lining: Bicycles are back in vogue amid the pandemic - and booming; sale in FT2021 18.37MN Units, expected to go up to 22MN Units, 20% increase

Mumbai-born Shailesh Jejurikar takes the corner office at world's biggest consumer goods company; to take charge as P&G COO from Oct 2021

Kolkata Doctors remove needle from man's (50 years) nasal cavity near brain; conducted craniotomy, a process generally used to remove a brain tumour or abnormal brain tissue

Scientists detect light being ejected from behind Black Hole called echoes - were detected in the form of X-rays, 800MN light-years away from Earth; proving Einstein's theory correct

Munger MP Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan Singh (66) made new national president of JD(U)

Holding minor’s hand not sexual harassment: Pocso court

Delhi HC pulls up NIA judge for not hearing bail plea of a 60-year-old man for 6 months, sets date for the special judge to hear it

After losing cabinet berth, Two-time Asansol MP and former Union Minister Babul Supriyo says ‘Alvida politics’, will also resign as MP

J&K eyes UNESCO tag with Mughal Gardens facelift

Climate goals at risk if only rich nations adopt electric cars; Population growth by 2050 is forecast to take place in developing countries & they may stick to fossil fuel-powered vehicles for decades

Kharif sowing hits ‘normal’ level as rainfall deficit dips

Court backs CBI’s clean chit to Sengar in Unnao girl’s car crash

3 former employees of ISRO Nakul Kukar, Paras Kaushal and Supratim Naskar are now propelling Electric vehicles on Indian roads; also run a logistics company with their electric LCV

Don't pay GST till demands are met, PM's brother Prahlad Modi tells traders on protest

Efforts underway to conduct NExT (Common eligibility exam for PG & for obtaining licence to practice) for medical students in 2023 First Half; Mock-Run likely in 2022

CBSE 12th Results 2021: UP farm labourer's daughter scores 100% marks, aims to become IAS Officer; Guwahati zone excels in CBSE Class 12 exam with pass percentage of 99.31

Yamuna in Delhi could touch danger mark soon, warns Satyendar Jain; 8 person swept away as multiple landslides wreak havoc in Sikkim, West Bengal

Jharkhand CM recommends CBI probe into judge’s death

After Jharkhand, UP Judge Car hit 'multiple times by Innova'; gunner injured, vehicle badly damaged

Union govt says no death reported due to manual scavenging; instead calls them deaths due to hazardous cleaning of septic tanks and sewers; activists decry govt response

8,145 complaints of misleading ads received, accepted in last 3 years by Dept of Consumer Affairs' online GAMA Portal

Mizoram declares border areas as 'no flying' zones for drones amid row with Assam; Mizoram CM says Himanta Ji (Assam CM) is like my brother, we should resolve dispute peacefully; FIR against Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma, 6 top officials in Mizoram

Ladakh standoff: India, China end 12th Corps Commander-level talks after 9 hours; discussed ways to resolve the ongoing military standoff between India and China in the eastern Ladakh sector

Disengage from Gogra and Hot Springs, restore patrolling rights in Depsang: India to China

Amid LAC row, Leh boosts oxygen infrastructure in forward areas

Experts explain how drone threats and attacks can be countered effectively

All should take part in J&K assembly election whenever it’s held; Congress must start preparing: Azad

Disruptions in Parliament caused 133 Cr losses in Taxpayers' Money; Rajya Sabha allowed to function for 11 hours out of possible 53 hours

Why no Neutral Agency?': Assam CM Sarma questions Mizoram govt on being booked for Border dispute; asserting that he will be “happy to join" any investigation into the matter; Mizoram claims no vehicular movement from Assam so far despite 'lifting of blockade

Assam, Nagaland agree to pull forces from border, Himanta Biswa Sarma calls it 'historic step'; Assam signs agreement with Nagaland to diffuse stand-off on eastern front

IIT professors, doctors, parents issue open letter to CMs of three states Maharashtra, Delhi, Karnataka demanding reopening of schools

J&K: Relative of Jaish Chief Masood Azhar & Pulwama terror attack's key conspirator killed in encounter

Air India Express en route Saudi Arabia plane makes emergency landing at Thiruvananthapuram after crack in windshield of the aircraft was detected

Cancelled, rescheduled flights put US-bound students in a fix

Red alert in Rajasthan, MP; IMD predicts intense rainfall in next four days

Maharashtra reports first ever case of Zika virus from Pune district; admitted in hospital now recovered & been sent home.

‘Not even 5% of India’s grasslands protected’

West Bengal extends lockdown-like restrictions till Aug 15

Pune: Woman IPS officer’s ‘free biryani’ order lands her in soup; home minister orders probe

Himachal Pradesh police books Gurpatwant Singh Pannu, a US-based self-styled chief of the banned pro-Khalistan outfit Sikha for Justice (SFJ), for sedition

Indian students worried over EU travel restrictions

National Crossword Contest begins with 9,672 teams from across India

Aavriti Choudhary to represent India at the 12th edition of Miss Supranational

Financial & Business News

PM Narendra Modi to launch digital payment solution e-RUPI

Essar Group sells residential property (Panhar 20,000 sq ft carpet area property) on Mumbai’s Worli sea face for Rs 185Cr to Surat’s diamond manufacturing, export firm Hari Krishna Exports

BASF & Porsche partner to develop High-Performing Lithium-Ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles; BASF to provide high-energy HEDTM NCM cathode active materials

Tesla agrees to pay $1.5MN to settle claims over Temporary Battery Voltage reduction; Owners of the vehicles will get $625 each

Ex-IndiGo boss Aditya Ghosh, (well-known name in aviation industry) joined with Rakesh Jhunjhunwala in his new venture, Akasa Air

Union Govt's fiscal deficit touches 18.2% of annual target at end of June & stands at Rs 2.74 lakh crore

8 core sectors' record 8.9% rise in output in June; In May recorded a growth of 16.3%, 60.9% in April

Rs 1.12 lakh crore outstanding loan with SHGs under DAY-NRLM; 97.17% repayment rate

IndiGo signs pact to explore potential of using sustainable aviation fuel in aircraft; signed MoU with an international SAF provider

CIL board approves increase in coal evacuation facility charges

India formulating standards for services sector for high quality: Piyush Goyal

1.3%, the figure that ‘troubled’ Airtel across all 26 telecom circles in May

Reliance Jio maintains its lead in subscriber numbers in Delhi: Trai

Elon Musk says Apple is charging a global internet tax

Twitter to offer ‘bounty’ to find algorithmic bias

Corona Updates

WHO chief: Pandemic will end when world chooses to end it; n the hands of people and they can end it if they follow the Covid protocols right

Video showing ants crawling on face of paralysed Covid patient at well-known Gujarat Govt run hospital has surfaced on social media platforms

Delta variant may spread as easily as Chickenpox, cause more severe infection; UK study finds Covid-19 early symptoms vary with Age, Gender

2.27 Lakh pregnant women given their First Dose of Covid-19 vaccine; bruised by Covid crisis, Telangana's Budget schools stare at closure

Two central Covid-19 teams reach Kerala to check worrying surge; registered 20,000 cases 4 days in succession; State Health Minister says Covid absolutely under control but running out of vaccines

In world's 1st study, combining AstraZeneca vaccine and Sputnik V shows 'No serious adverse effects; trial involved 50 people and began in Azerbaijan in Feb 2021

Sputnik V vaccine production in India to go fully on stream in September: RDIF

Saudi to reopen to vaccinated (Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson) tourists after 17-month Covid lockdown; not lifting restrictions on Umrah

India becomes 3rd Country to fully vaccinate 10Cr individuals so far or 7.47 of its total population base of 136.13Cr

Kerala records 20K+ cases for 5th day, Health Min urges caution ahead of Onam; Union Govt urged 10 Hotspot States - Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Andhra Pradesh and Manipur to implement stricter Covid curbs, warns against laxity; India logged more than 42,000 new cases of the virus on Saturday

17 Maharashtra villages voluntarily opt for lockdown

Districts hit by 2nd Covid wave may not see intense 3rd wave: ICMR

Centre to provide 1 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses to Karnataka for August: CM Bommai

Nagaland announces fourth phase of unlocking from today, for 18 days

Haryana government extends lockdown for one more week

Covid-19 cases surge in Sydney, Police cordon off Downtown to prevent rally; China's worst Covid outbreak in months spreads to 2 more areas

‘The war has changed’: US documents sound alarm on Delta variant

Biden says US to see new Covid restrictions ‘in all probability’

Bahrain records 106 Coronavirus infections

France reports 43 Covid-19 deaths, 23,471 infections

Russia: 792 new deaths with Covid-19

Belgian health authorities report 1,764 more Coronavirus cases

In another dispiriting setback for the nation’s efforts to stamp out the coronavirus, scientists who studied a big COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts concluded that vaccinated people who got so-called breakthrough infections carried about the same amount of the coronavirus as those who did not get the shots.

World: 198,501,271; Active 15,013,378 (7.56%); Recovery 179,255,661 (90.30%); Vaccinated 4.11BN

India: 31,654,584; Active 417,327 (1.32%); Recovery 30,812,873 (97.34%); Vaccinated 461.52MN

State News

Delhi: Woman gives birth to quadruplets via IVF after being childless for eight years

Over 1 crore people have received at least one Covid vaccine dose in Delhi, 50% of eligible population got at least one jab: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Police arrest ‘Rajasthan don’ Anuradha

Road caves in at IIT flyover in Delhi

Delhi Transport Corporation running into losses of over Rs. 1,000 crore annually since 2015, Delhi Assembly told

Delhi govt opens drug de-addiction centre

Sooraj Pancholi: My family is hopeful that the CBI Court will expedite my case

Prosecutor to HC: Police seized 51 films in Kundra case

Raj Kundra pornography case: Gehana Vasisth's lawyer applies for pre-arrest anticipatory bail

In a shocking incident, a man named Rakhin on Friday barged into the house of Manasa, a 24-year-old house surgeon in Bachelor of Dental Science (BDS) in Kerala’s Ernakulam district, shot the girl and then killed himself

Police have arrested the owner of a private nursing home in Bihar after he was found selling a newborn baby girl abandoned by an unwed mother for Rs65,000. Further investigation has revealed a human trafficking racket has been operating across some north Bihar districts which face annual flood disasters almost every year.

Kuwait News

Kuwait Amir offers condolences to Turkish President over forest fire victims

UN General Assembly chief Volkan Bozir, arrives in Kuwait on two-day visit

Information Minister mourns late Kuwaiti actress Intisar Al-Sharrah (59)

Kuwait Sovereign Debt at KD 4.1bn

Turkish company flees with millions of Dinars, 350 Kuwaitis duped

Despite the completion of preparations by the General Administration of Civil Aviation to implement the Cabinet’s decision to return vaccinated non-Kuwaitis to the country starting today (Sunday), a source at Kuwait Airport confirmed that there will be no noticeable change with the start of the return of residents in scheduling flights. And the numbers compared to last July.

Kuwait Ministry launches blood campaign

Equate records very high demands for its bonds

Fishing sector in deep crisis, shortage of fishermen

Kuwait Embassy honours shooter Al-Turgi for Olympic medal*

Vaccinations at Jaber hospital only for staff, close relatives

Special Forces will monitor Jahra Hospital, to ensure smooth movement of patients and employees

Operating capacity of Airport increases Ticket Prices almost 500%

Expats wait in long queue under hot sun in Benid Al Gar for vaccination

The Ministry of Health is racing against time to speed up the pace of vaccinations against the Corona virus, to reach community immunity within a few months, especially since the daily vaccinations recorded a significant increase and touched the 100,000 doses

Five proposals on table to solve problem of ‘dilapidated School’ the fate of 4,300 students of Fahaheel Private School

‘No solution’ yet to Kuwait University admission crisis

Oil sailing ‘smoothly’ as OPEC-plus takes charge: Kamel Al-Harami, Independent Oil Analyst

Environment Public Authority (EPA) makes extensive efforts to end 30-year-old used tires crisis

Kuwait lists 733 new Covid-19 cases, six deaths

International News

Algiers: Cervantes Cave turns into a world archaeological landmark

Turkish President says terrorism possible cause of wildfires

US Navy explosive experts believe a drone strike targeted an oil tanker that came under attack off coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea, killing two on board

CPC 'Commands the Gun', says Xi as he asks military to expedite modernisation process to build a fully modern military on par with that of the US by 2027

UN warns hunger is expected to rise in 23 Global Hotspots in next 3 months; with highest alerts for catastrophic" situations in Tigray, southern Madagascar, Yemen, South Sudan & northern Nigeria

Coalition intercepts Houthi drive targeting southern Saudi Arabia

Tibetan leader Geshe Dorji Damdul, the former interpreter of Dalai Lama who met US Secretary of State says Dalai Lama biggest threat to China

Israeli cybersecurity company NSO Group temporarily blocked several Govt clients around the world from using its spyware technology over misuse claims

Israel blames Iran for attack on tanker off Oman that killed two

3.6MN Americans at risk of eviction from homes after Biden, Congress fail to extend ban; Biden Biden called on local Govt’s to take all possible steps to immediately disburse funds

China recruiting Tibetans in PLA for deployment at LAC; made mandatory for every Tibetan family to send one member to the PLA

4 killed as wildfires sweep Turkey, 60 such events reported in a week; 40 Wildfires burning in Greece in the last 24 hours

US Lawmakers form Congressional Caucus to put spotlight on China's abuse against Uyghur Muslims

China factory activity slows in July, hit by extreme weather

Sports News

England’s Ben Stokes to take indefinite break to prioritise mental health & to rest his left index finger, to miss India Tests

Sri Lanka Cricket bans Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka and Niroshan Dickwella 1 year for breaching Covid-19 protocols.