Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to chief ministers of both Odisha and Andhra Pradesh and assured them of all possible support from Centre.
India Meteorological Department has predicted the formation of a cyclonic storm over the Bay of Bengal, following which districts of Odisha have been put on high alert.
It said the searches were conducted under the provisions of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) and that eight premises of these traders in the West Godavari district of the state were covered.
The quake, reported at 12.35 pm, was at a depth of 10 km in the Bay of Bengal and was about 296 km south-south east of Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh and 320 km east north east of Chennai.
A CMO release said the government would also come out with detailed guidelines on August 16 on the implementation of the New Education Policy-2020.
Rise in Covid cases in Maharashtra and Kerala is a matter of grave concern for the country, PM Modi said.
Supreme Court directed the States to implement an internal assessment scheme within 10 days.
Members of the United Kisan Morcha block the railway tracks during their Bharat Bandh, at Sonipat railway station.PTI Photo
Security personnel at Ghazipur border during farmers' 'Bharat Bandh' against central government's three farm reform laws, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Atul Yadav
A farmer during farmers' 'Bharat Bandh' against central government's three farm reform laws, at Ghazipur border in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Atul Yadav
Farmers block a road during their 'Bharat Bandh' against central government's three farm reform laws, at Ghazipur border in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Atul Yadav
Farmers sit on a road divider to protest during their 'Bharat Bandh' against central government's three farm reform laws, at Ghazipur border in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Atul Yadav
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