Day: August 2, 2021

Turkey battles wildfires for 6th day; 10,000 are evacuated

BOZALAN, Turkey — Selcuk Sanli set his two cows lose, put his family’s most treasured belongings in a car and fled his home as a wildfire approached his village near Turkey’s beach resort of Bodrum, one of thousands fleeing flames that have coated the skies with a thick […]

Poland grants visa to Belarus Olympian who fears for safety

TOKYO — Poland granted a visa Monday to a Belarusian Olympic sprinter who said she feared for her safety after her team’s officials allegedly tried to force her to fly home, where the autocratic government was accused of diverting a flight to arrest a dissident journalist. An activist […]

Citing Taliban violence, US expands Afghan refugee program

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Monday expanded its efforts to evacuate at-risk Afghan citizens from Afghanistan as Taliban violence increases ahead there of the U.S. military pullout at the end of the month. The State Department said it is widening the scope of Afghans eligible for refugee status in […]

Nigeria hit by deadly cholera surge focused on north

KANO, Nigeria, Aug 2 – Nigeria has been hit by a surge in cholera cases in recent weeks, focused on the country’s north and adding to a public health crisis accompanied by a rise in COVID-19 cases. “In the last two weeks we had new and resurgence cases,” […]

Delta spreads ‘like wildfire’ as doctors study whether it makes patients sicker

LOS ANGELES, Aug 2 – With a new wave of COVID-19 infections fueled by the Delta variant striking countries worldwide, disease experts are scrambling to learn whether the latest version of coronavirus is making people – mainly the unvaccinated – sicker than before. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and […]


DELHI, AUGUST 2: 47.22 Cr. Vaccine Doses administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive 3,08,57,467 total recoveries across the country so far Recovery Rate currently at 97.35% 36,946patients recovered during last 24 hours India reports 40,134 new cases in last 24 hours India’s Active caseload currently 4,13,718 Active […]

PM launches digital payment solution e-RUPI

eRUPI voucher will help everyone in targeted, transparent and leakage free delivery: PM eRUPI voucher will play a huge role in making DBT more effective and will give a new dimension to digital governance: PM We see technology as a tool to help the poor, a tool for […]

Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) – Quarterly Bulletin

DELHI, AUGUST 2: Considering the importance of availability of labour force data at more frequent time intervals, National Statistical Office (NSO) launched Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) in April 2017. On the basis of PLFS, a Quarterly Bulletin is brought out giving estimates of labour force indicators in urban areas, viz., Worker population ratio (WPR), Labour Force Participation Rate (LFPR), Unemployment […]

Nitish favours inquiry into Pegasus controversy

Patna, Aug 2: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday favoured a thorough inquiry into allegations of phone tapping with the help of Pegasus spyware which has led to a logjam in Parliament. Kumar, whose JD(U) is an ally of the BJP at the Centre as well as in […]

153 black fungus cases in AP in last five days

Amaravati, Aug 2: Andhra Pradesh added 153 new black fungus cases in the last five days, taking the total to 4,446. According to Health Department data, 14 more deaths due to mucormycosis were reported, making it a total of 414 so far. The number of active cases was […]

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