The bhoomi pujan for construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya will be held on August 5. PM Narendra Modi is likely to attend the ceremony. The gathering would be limited to 200 people for adequate social distancing because of the coronavirus pandemic.
India has received its first batch of new multi-role fighter aircraft in two decades with the arrival of five Rafale jets, giving the country’s air power a strategic edge in the midst of a bitter border row with China in eastern Ladakh and frayed ties with Pakistan.
The government has extended the deadline for filing income tax returns for 2018-19 by two months till September 30. This is the third extension because of the coronavirus crisis. In March, the date was extended from March 31 to June 30. In June, it was extended by a month till July 31.