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Digest for domestic stories for week Jun 27 - Jul 3, 2020

Digest for domestic stories for week Jun 27 - Jul 3, 2020
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Saturday

New Delhi: With a record single-day surge of 18,552 cases, India''s COVID-19 tally raced past five lakh on Saturday as it added four lakh infections in just 39 days to reach another grim milestone amid increased testing for the disease.

New Delhi: A serological survey to undertake a comprehensive analysis of the spread of COVID-19 in Delhi commenced in some parts of the city on Saturday with nearly 600 samples collected on the first day amid a rise in the number of coronavirus cases.

New Delhi: Eight states, including Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu, contributed 85.5 per cent of the active coronavirus infection caseload and 87 per cent of the total deaths due to the disease in India, according to the Union Health Ministry.

Sunday

New Delhi: A record single-day spike in COVID-19 cases was reported in several states like Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and West Bengal as the country-wide tally rose by nearly 20,000 on Sunday.

New Delhi: Tightening import norms, India will check all power equipment bought from China for malware and Trojan horses that can be potentially used to trigger electricity grid failures to cripple economic activity in the country, Power Minister R K Singh said.

New Delhi: Air India will fly 114 flights while IndiGo and GoAir will operate 457 and 41 flights respectively between July 3 and July 15 under the fourth phase of the Vande Bharat Mission.

Monday

New Delhi: The Delhi government will set up a first-of-its-kind ''plasma bank'' in the country for treating COVID-19 patients, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday, even as the number of coronavirus cases crossed the 85,000 mark in the national capital.

New Delhi: India on Monday banned 59 apps with Chinese links, including hugely popular TikTok and UC Browser, saying they were prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity and security of the country.

New Delhi: Maharashtra, Delhi and Haryana are among the states making a big push for use of convalescent plasma therapy for treatment of critical coronavirus patients as new COVID-19 cases in the country on Monday rose by over 15,000 for the sixth consecutive day.

Tuesday

New Delhi: As the month-long ''Unlock-1'' ends on Tuesday, India reported nearly 66 per cent of its COVID-19 cases in June alone, and a concerned Prime Minister Narendra Modi said people not strictly adhering to rules and precautions as they did during the lockdown was a cause of worry.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced extension of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY), a programme to provide free ration for over 80 crore people, mostly poor, by five more months till November end.

New Delhi: The fiscal deficit during the first two months of the current financial year widened to Rs 4.66 lakh crore or 58.6 per cent of the budget estimates mainly on account of poor tax collection due to the lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus.

Wednesday New Delhi: India on Wednesday recorded the highest single-day jump of 507 COVID-19 deaths and also a majority of cases--close to four lakh--in June to make it the worst month for the country prompting some states to go for varying degrees of lockdown.

New Delhi: The government on Wednesday asked Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to vacate her bungalow in Lutyens'' Delhi within a month, saying she is not entitled to the facility following withdrawal of her SPG protection.

New Delhi: Citing under-utilisation of COVID lab facilities, the Centre has advised states and UTs to enable all qualified medical practitioners, including private practitioners, to prescribe coronavirus test to any individual fulfilling the criteria for testing as per the ICMR guidelines which will prevent any delay.

Thursday

New Delhi: The Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague has upheld the conduct of the Indian authorities in the Enrica Lexie case in which two Italian marines were accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012, and said New Delhi is entitled to get compensation in the case but can''t prosecute the marines due to official immunity enjoyed by them.

New Delhi: In the midst of India''s tense border standoff with China, the defence ministry on Thursday approved procurement of 33 frontline fighter jets, a number of missile systems and other military hardware at a cost of Rs 38,900 crore to bolster the combat capability of the armed forces, officials said.

New Delhi: India''s COVID-19 tally zoomed past six lakh cases on Thursday with a single-day increase of 19,148 cases, just five days after it crossed the five-lakh mark, while the death toll rose to 17,834, according to the Union health ministry data.

Friday

Kanpur: Eight police personnel, including a DSP, were gunned down in a village near the city by the henchmen of a criminal who lost two of them in a firefight later, officials said on Friday.

New Delhi: India''s COVID-19 cases soared by over 20,000 in a day for the first time taking the country''s total figure to 6,25,544 on Friday, while the death toll climbed to 18,213 with 379 new fatalities, according to Union Health Ministry data.

Leh/New Delhi: In a clear message to China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the era of expansionism is over and that India''s enemies have seen the "fire and fury" of its armed forces as he made an unannounced visit to Ladakh, signalling India''s firmness in dealing with the border row with the neighbouring country. PTI MAH MAH


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