Day: August 6, 2020


(Contains Press releases concerning Covid-19, issued in last 24 hours, inputs from PIB Field Offices and Fact checks undertaken by PIB) Press Information Bureau Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of India India’s COVID-19 Recovery Rate climbs to 67.62%, as total recoveries cross 13.2 lakh; Case Fatality Rate […]

N. Korea’s escalating virus response raises fear of outbreak

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea is quarantining thousands of people and shipping food and other aid to a southern city locked down over coronavirus worries, officials said, as the country’s response to a suspected case reinforces doubt about its longstanding claim to be virus-free. But amid the […]

Joe Biden launches new national ad aimed at Black Americans

DETROIT — Joe Biden’s Democratic presidential campaign has launched a new national ad focused on Black Americans, urging them to stand up to President Donald Trump the way their ancestors stood up to “violent racists of a generation ago.” The one-minute ad, which was shared exclusively with The […]

India should focus on protecting economy, says ex-RBI governor

MUMBAI – India’s policymakers should focus on protecting the economy as businesses struggle amid the coronavirus pandemic instead of being overly focused on what ratings agencies think, former Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan said on Thursday. “It is also important to convince both domestic and international […]

Eight COVID-19 patients die in hospital fire in Ahmedabad

AHMEDABAD, India – Eight COVID-19 patients died in a fire that broke out in the intensive care ward of a private hospital in Ahmedabad early on Thursday, officials said as they launched a probe into the incident. Police stopped angry relatives from entering the Shrey Hospital in Gujarat […]

Standoff with China will be long, India warns in pulled statement

GUWAHATI, India – India’s defence ministry has warned, in a statement since removed from its website, that a military standoff with China that began with border fighting in June is likely to be a long one, despite multiple rounds of talks between the nuclear-armed rivals to defuse the […]

PM to deliver inaugural address at the ‘Conclave on Transformational Reforms in Higher Education

open view news desk NEW DELHI, AUGUST 6: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi shall be delivering the Inaugural Address at the ‘Conclave on Transformational Reforms in Higher Education under National Education Policy’ tomorrow, i.e 7th August 2020, through video conference. The conclave is being organised by the Ministry of Education and […]

Defence Institute of Advanced Technology wins first prize in Smart India Hackathon-2020

open view news desk NEW DELHI, AUGUST 6: Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) Pune, an autonomous organization under the Department of Defence Research & Development, DRDO, won 1st prize in Smart India Hackathon (SIH)-2020, where Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi interacted with the participants in a live event. The […]

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