The Kejriwal Government has proposed to provide ex gratia of Rs 1 crore to each family of six martyred personnel including three from the Indian Air Force, two from Delhi Police, and one from the city’s Civil Defence sector. The proposal was approved by the cabinet on July 24. The government promised to stand by the families of paramilitary, army, police, and civil defence personnel living in the city. … read-more
Owing to the incessant rainfall in Maharashtra for the last two days, around 129 people have been reported to be dead in rain-related incidents including landslides. However, almost 84,452 people were evacuated to higher altitudes under the Pune division on July 23. According to the official from State Disaster Management Department, 38 people have died due to landslides in Raigad district on July 22. Rescue operations are still in progress… read-more
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The Ministry of Indian Railways has announced that India's oxygen express will transport the Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) for "the first time ever'' to its neighboring country Bangladesh. Reportedly, the train will leave with 10 containers rake for Benapole to deliver 200 metric tonnes of LMO. Notably, India started the train on April 24, 2021, for supplying oxygen across the country.
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Saurabh Chaudhary became the first Indian to reach the finals of 10m Air Pistol in the Tokyo Olympics. The Asian Games and Youth Olympics gold medallist secured the first spot in the Men's Qualification five series round. The 19-year-old appeared in his maiden Olympics with 586 points in the qualifications. Abhishek Verma, the other Indian in the competition however couldn't make it after finishing at the 17th rank.
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has approached Indian authorities asking for a reduction in import tax before any launch of its electric vehicles in India. Musk took to Twitter and said, ''Import duties are the highest in the world." Reportedly, Musk is also looking for setting up a factory if gets respite in tax. However, India imposes a 60% tax on vehicles below $40,000 and 100% above the value.
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UP's Ghaziabad police were pranked by an eight-year-old girl who called them on July 20, saying ''police uncle, 5 murder ho gaya hai. Gali number 5, sarkari school ke pass. Aap jaldi aa jao, main akeli hoon.'' However, police found that the girl loves watching crime shows and wanted to know whether police arrives on time or not. Reportedly, police have warned the father about his daughter's actions for the future.
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According to AIIMS Chief, Dr. Randeep Guleria, vaccination for children in India is likely to start by September 2021. “Hopefully, by September, we should start vaccinating children, and that will be a big boost as far as breaking the chain of transmission is concerned," said Dr. Guleria. Reportedly, Zydus has completed its trials and is waiting for their emergency authorisation. Besides, 67% of India’s population has developed antibodies.… read-more
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma informed that Assam's Chirang police rescued 42 children from Sikkim who were trafficked from the state. Reportedly, two people have been arrested for the crime who lured each child's parents promising a good education but they sold the children as domestic helpers. Moreover, it was also found that they trafficked 80 children so far from the state and a few were sent to Dubai.
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The Jammu and Kashmir police informed that two unidentified terrorists were killed at J&K's Bandipora district. In the wee hours of July 24, an encounter broke between the security forces and terrorists at Shokbaba forest, resulting in the death of the terrorists. According to the officials, the operations are still in progress. However, further details are awaited.
A four-football field-sized asteroid at a speed of 29,000 Km/hr will pass through Earth at a very closer distance at 11:21 pm (IST) on July 25. The asteroid has been named ''2008 GO20'' and has a width of 97 meters and a length of 230 meters. However, according to the Deputy Director of Pathani Samanta Planetarium in Odisha, it will not collide with Earth and will revisit in 2034.
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