Day: August 26, 2020

Trump’s convention gives platform to some with fringe views

WASHINGTON — An advocate of “household voting” in which husbands get the final say. A woman who has argued that school sex ed programs are “grooming” children to be sexualized by predators like Jeffrey Epstein. A candidate who has peddled in racist tropes and bizarre QAnon conspiracy theories. President Donald […]

Laura now forecast to be a catastrophic Category 4 hurricane

GALVESTON, Texas — Hurricane Laura rapidly gained strength on Wednesday, forecast to become a “catastrophic” Category 4 hurricane before striking the Texas and Louisiana coasts with wind and water now swirling over much of the Gulf of Mexico. Satellite images show Laura’s remarkable intensification into “a formidable hurricane” […]

India to hold national college tests despite surging virus infections

MUMBAI – More than 2 million Indian students will sit for admission tests to medical and engineering schools next week, the government said on Wednesday, despite growing concern that the move could fuel a jump in coronavirus infections. India reported more than 60,000 infections, maintaining the world’s highest […]

How India’s Silicon Valley saw its COVID-19 success come undone

BENGALURU, India – On June 9, an Indian health education minister posted an infographic on Twitter showing COVID-19 infections and deaths in the city of Bengaluru were running about half the rate in New Zealand, a country acclaimed globally for reining in the disease. The city — which […]


PIB’S DAILY BULLETIN ON COVID-19 (Contains Press releases concerning Covid-19, issued in last 24 hours, inputs from PIB Field Offices and Fact checks undertaken by PIB) As Recoveries in India grow, difference with Active Cases widens, Recovered Patients are 3.5 times the Active Cases The number of recoveries […]

Principal Bench of Armed Forces Tribunal initiates hearings of matters pertaining to Regional Benches through video conferencing

open view news desk NEW DELHI, AUGUST 26: Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) Chairperson Justice Rajendra Menon has inaugurated hearings by video conferencing for all ten Regional Benches of the Armed Forces Tribunal here today. The Principal Bench of Armed Forces Tribunal is the only court that has been […]

No locust adults or hoppers spotted in any of the affected areas

As per Food and Agriculture Organization’s latest Locust Status Update, the risk of swarm migration to the Indo-Pakistan summer breeding area has nearly subsided open view news desk NEW DELHI, AUGUST 26: Starting from 11th April, 2020 till 25thAugust, 2020, control operations have been done in 2,79,066 hectares […]

NITI Aayog to Launch Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)–Transport Initiative for Asia(TIA) India Component tomorrow, 27th August

NDC-TIA India Component to focus on establishing a multi-stakeholder dialogue platform for decarbonizing transport in India open view news desk NEW DELHI, AUGUST 26: NITI Aayog will virtually launch the India Component of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)–Transport Initiative for Asia (TIA) tomorrow, 27 August.  GIZ Director, Division South Asia, Corinna Küsel, […]

Phase II human trial of Oxford vaccine candidate begins

Pune, Aug 26: The Phase II human clinical trial of the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine candidate, being manufactured by the city-based Serum Institute of India (SII), began at a medical college and hospital here on Wednesday. Two male volunteers were administered the vaccine at Bharti Vidyapeeth’s Medical College and Hospital, […]

Govt needs to spend more, not lend more: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Aug 26: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday attacked the government over the state of the economy and said it needs to give money to the poor to restart the economy through consumption Gandhi said “distractions” through media won’t help the poor or make the “economic disaster […]

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