Today’s News (2nd Aug 2021, Monday)

Today’s News (2nd Aug 2021, Monday)

 - by AVM

Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo 2020: India beat Great Britain 3-1 in Men's Hockey to enter Top-Four for First Time in 41 years; Sindhu wins Bronze; With this win, Sindhu has become 1st female athlete to win medals at 2 different Olympics, 2nd overall after wrestler Sushil Kumar; Indian Women Hockey Team braces up for tough Australia challenge in pursuit of Olympic History

Tokyo Olympics: Zverev routs Khachanov to Win Men's Singles Tennis Gold; Italian Marcell Jacobs takes surprising Gold in 100m in 9.8 sec; take the spot held for past 13 years by the now-retired Usain Bolt

Qatar's Barshim & Italy's Tamberi agree to share Olympics gold in high jump after both ended on 2.37 metres


RPF constable Dinesh Singh saved a woman’s life after she slipped and fell through the gap between the platform and a moving train at Secunderabad railway station

Covid-19: 5% of Covaxin royalty to ICMR raises questions

Narendra Modi to be First Indian Prime Minister to preside over UNSC Meeting to be held on Aug 9

Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) MP N K Premachandran’s complaint to Speaker: PM making policy announcements outside when Parliament in session against propriety, courtesy

Centre: Onus on States to implement Supreme Court order quashing Section 66A

As many as 7,832 PILs were filed in various high courts across India b/w 2019 - July 2021 citing violation of fundamental rights

Two new books throw light on Nehru’s ‘indulgent’ approach towards China

Indian and Chinese Armies set up Hotline for Sikkim Sector to boost trust along the LAC; Message of friendship & harmony was exchanged

Parliamentary committee on House panel to visit J&K, Ladakh from August 17 to 21

No security clearance for stone pelters for passport, govt services: J&K Police

Union Ministers to start regular visits to J&K: Jitendra Singh

Amit Shah says UP on top in law and order situation, lauds CM Adityanath

Will seek appointment with PM on caste census issue: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Union Govt trying peaceful solution to Assam-Mizoram dispute; No plans for CBI probe in Border clashes; North East States' Borders to be demarcated though Satellite Imaging

Assam & Mizoram bury hatchet on Shah prod; FIR on Sarma to be nixed

Assam blocking movement of vehicles carrying medical supplies: Mizoram health minister

Not one, not two… nine states are fighting major border disputes

After Assam & UP, Uttarakhand mulls law to curb population

Amritsar: Elderly woman in her 80s Running Juice Stall to make ends meet goes viral, Netizens want to help her

Only time will tell what I do next: Babul Supriyo after announcing decision to quit politics

BJP MP defies 3-tier security, hoists flag at Raj flashpoint fort

To register protest, opposition plan parallel Parliament session

Triple talaq cases down 80% since law passed in 2019, says government

Opposition leadership issue must be put off till 2024, says Abhishek Singhvi

Centre may use NDMA to issue orders to states as Kerala, northeast states see Covid spike

Puri temple may open for public in mid-August

Officer-in-charge of Jharkhand’s Pathardih Police Station, Umesh Manjhi, suspended for negligence in J'khand judge death case

Didn’t know how to take swabs, lab staff tell Special Investigation Team (SIT)

Madhya Pradesh cops thrashed after they refuse to pay Parking Fee outside a railway station in Ratlam

Patna couple seek help from PM Modi, CM Nitish Kumar to raise Rs 16Cr for son's treatment who has been diagnosed with SMA

IMD issues 'red alert' for 10 districts in MP, heavy rainfall predicted over next 24 hours

Crack down on any possible nexus between road contractors and authorities: Parliament Panel

Government likely to re-establish Film Certification Appellate Tribunal

Financial & Business News

GST revenue at over Rs 1.16 Lakh Cr in July; 30% higher than what collected same month last year

Sorry for the delay, but our Tesla is caught up in a tug-of-war between Elon Musk & the India govt

Tata Motors is winning the EV game despite Mahindra’s head start; building a range of affordable electric cars as it remains committed to its electrification strategy, results are clearly showing

Venugopal Dhoot moves NCLAT against Anil Agarwal's Twin Star takeover bid for Videocon group

Corona Updates

After 11 weeks of decline, Covid cases see 7.5% surge. Currently, however, the surge is mainly restricted to Kerala and, to a much lesser degree, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu

India reported 41,831 new cases, 541 deaths and 39,258 recoveries in the last 24 hours. Covid recovery rate is currently at 97.36%.

Kerala reports 20,278 new Covid-19 cases, 56 deaths

Biological E plans to break into the big league by manufacturing three Covid-19 vaccines; Of these, the phase-three trials of Corbevax jointly manufactured by BE, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and Dynavax in California are underway

India achieves July Covid vaccination target but to miss 25 Cr mark initially set for Aug 2021; Bhubaneswar becomes first city in India to vaccinate 100% of its population against Covid

Covid-19: To meet its vaccination target, India needs to give 92 lakh shots per day

Vials need ‘smart’ labels to show heat damage: Experts

It's beginning to look a lot like April for this crucial Covid indicator; India’s R count hits 1 again, 8 states see high caseload as per Michigan University data

White House official Ben Wakana called media reports claiming Delta COVID-19 variant can be passed on by vaccinated people as "completely irresponsible

World: 198,972,182; Active 15,138,611 (7.61%); Recovery 179,593,950 (90.26%); Vaccinated 4.14BN

India: 31,695,368; Active 420,879 (1.33%); Recovery 30,849,681 (97.36%); Vaccinated 461.52MN

State News

12 held in Delhi-NCR for duping foreigners on promise of providing tech support

After 105 days, Delhi zoo reopens in two shifts with online ticket booking facility

CISF nabs man with fake civil aviation ministry, AAI IDs at Delhi Airport

Delhi Police likely to submit its first chargesheet in Sagar Rana murder case tomorrow. Around 12 accused mentioned, including wrestler Sushil Kumar. Over 50 witnesses in the case

Yamuna water level close to danger mark at Old Yamuna Bridge – ‘Loha Pul’

Delhi Metro: Pink Line’s ‘missing link’ at Trilokpuri and Grey Line’s extension to become operational this Friday

The Najafgarh-Dhansa bus stand extension of Grey Line and the Trilokpuri section of Pink Line will be inaugurated by Union minister for housing and urban affairs, Sh Hardeep Singh Puri & CM Arvind Kejriwal on August 6: DMRC

Delhi: Kala Rana to step in from Bangkok for Kala Jathedi

Raj Kundra case: Raj Kundra’s associate Yash Thakur: I was framed because I refused to pay extortion money

Did Mumbai Police ask Gehana Vasisth a bribe of Rs 15 lakh to evade arrest in Raj Kundra pornography case?

'RRR' new song 'Dosti': Jr NTR and Ram Charan’s track celebrates friendship

Sonu Sood to accompany India's contingent to 2022 Special Olympics World Winter Games

Bigg Boss Malayalam 3 Grand Finale: Host Mohan Lal bids farewall after winner Manikuttan's emotional speech

Bigg Boss Malayalam 3 grand finale has crowned Manikuttan as its winner. Finalists Anoop Krishnan, Rithu Manthra, Noby Marcose, Ramzan Muhammed, Manikuttan, Kidilam Firoz, Sai Vishnu, and Dimpal Bhal are currently in the finale.

Jiah Khan death case: Sooraj Pancholi says 'my family is hopeful that CBI court will be expeditious with the case'

Kuwait News

Indian Community Support Group (ICSG) committee members include Rajpal Tyagi, K.S. Lamba, Dhiraj Oberoi, S.K. Wadhawan, Ashok Kalra, Dr. Amir Ahmed, Jatinder Suri, Dr. S. Nayak, Ajai Goel, T. Remesh and Reaven D’Souza, payment aids families of deceased domestic workers in Kuwait

Even vaccinated Indians cannot travel directly to Kuwait

Speaker of the National Assembly: Anniversary of the Iraqi invasion is an opportunity to recall the sacrifices of Kuwaitis for the sake of nation’s pride

The State of Kuwait condemns and denounces in the strongest terms the continuation of the Houthi Militia to threaten the security of sisterly Saudi Arabia and to target a commercial ship and the city of Khamis Mushait with two drones

The Kuwaiti Minister of Information chairs the meeting of the members of the National Council for Culture and reviews its new strategic plans

Kuwait’s strong foreign policy played great role in Country’s liberation

Coronavirus situation affected money spending, saving for Kuwaitis

The Minister of Health inspects health procedures at Kuwait International Airport with the start of the implementation of the decision to allow the reception of non-Kuwaitis

MoH spokesman: 707 new cases of Corona; 1,139 recovered and 8 deaths recorded

Kuwait municipal minster discusses mechanism to implement development projects in the short, medium and long term

The Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirms its confidence in the ability of the sisterly Tunisian leadership to overcome the current exceptional circumstances

The Speaker of the National Assembly receives the President of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly

Kuwait Radio is preparing a program plan to remember the sacrifices of our righteous martyrs and the role of Kuwait in overcoming the ordeal of the invasion

On the 31st anniversary of the brutal invasion, Kuwait continues its humanitarian role to support the Iraqi people

The Embassy of Kuwait in Beirut calls on Kuwait citizens to stay away from places of gatherings and disturbances, and urges those wishing to travel to Lebanon to postpone it

Kuwait International Airport begins to receive immunized non-Kuwaiti travellers with a vaccine approved by the country in according with the health requirements

On the 31st anniversary of the invasion, an unparalleled consensus of international legitimacy on the Kuwaiti right was dictated by the unique Kuwaiti policy and its exemplary relations

The US dollar stabilizes against the dinar at 0.300 and the euro rises to 0.356

Kuwaiti writers wrote down their pain during the Iraqi invasion, recorded the bitterness and difficulty of that period, and preserved historical facts for future generations

The Corona pandemic has strengthened the culture of saving and changed the shopping patter of the Kuwaiti citizen

Secretary of the Workers’ Union of the Kuwait Oil Company, Jada’an Al-Mutairi, has called on the Minister of Oil and Minister of Higher Education Dr. Mohammad Al-Faris, and the President of the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, Hashem Hashem, to “take a corrective decision and do justice to 172 Kuwaiti petroleum engineers who have passed the ‘incapacitating’ tests but have yet to be appointed in the oil sector.

48 countries grant Kuwaiti Citizens a visa upon arrival

No increase in capacity for arriving passengers at Kuwait Airport

Thousands of tickets cancelled due to the limitation of quota; transit flights rate hits KD 600; overbooking forces tickets cancellation

Overbooking Airlines get stern warning

Stranded expatriates start arriving in Kuwait; the airport receives 100 flights per day; inbound flights expected to transport more than 5,000 new domestic workers

Residents in Kuwait among most indebted, New Law dilute deterrence

Kuwait Airways launches its first flight to Frankfurt, Germany

On the first days of permitting fishing in the country: A basket of 20 kilos of Shrimp for 45 dinars

Kuwaiti caught smuggling drugs in fire extinguishers

All registered are expected to receive their first dose of vaccination by the end of August; New vaccination center opened in Farwaniya

Jaber Bridge vaccination Center sets a record on Sunday

MoH race against time to speed up jabs pace

KD 6.09 billion in Oil revenues in 4 months, equivalent to two-thirds of the estimated for the entire fiscal year

MoE discussed return to school plans; final decision expected today

Amendment on over 60’s work permit renewal seen

Social Media users in Kuwait report increased online scamming

International News

70 wildfires sweep Turkey, Greece, Italy, Spain forest areas turned black; forcing 100s to evacuate, 80 civilians injured

Taliban Rockets hit Kandahar Airport; Flights suspended Afghan Govt carries out Airstrike on Taliban hideout, kills 'Tens of Terrorists

The US National Security Adviser calls on the Tunisian President to develop a plan for a quick return to the democratic track

Tunisian President Kais Saied warns that there are unnamed parties seeking to harm Tunisia’s relations with Europe, especially Italy, by financing the recent waves of illegal immigration

Lebanese President Michel Aoun announces that he has asked the Lebanese army to take immediate measures to restore calm to the Khaldeh area, which witnessed armed clashes over the killing of a resident of the area

Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa stresses the importance of working among the countries of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf to reach the objectives of the Al-Ula statement to maintain security and stability and achieve all that is good for the countries of the region

Qatar sets rules for arrivals from India, Pakistan, other Asian States

Saudi Arabia to allow only vaccinated people in Public, Private facilitates

Sports News

Hungarian GP: Alpine's Esteban Ocon took a sensational win fending off competition from Sebastian Vettel, while pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton claimed third

Guinness World record-holder K. Sudhakar drove a shuttlecock-shaped car supporting Indian badminton player P.V. Sindhu.