India’s hockey team has defeated New Zealand by 3-2, making a place for their team in Toyko Olympics’ next match. Harmanpreet Singh scored a doubler striking at 26th and 33rd minute while Rupinder Pal Singh scored a goal for the team. Though New Zealand scored 2 goals, they couldn’t afford to take their team over the line. Besides, India is all set to play their next match with Australia on July 25.
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Sumit Nagal on July 24 became only the first Indian to win a Men's Singles match at the Olympic Games since 1996. Nagal who came in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with a surprise entry beat former world No. 33 Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin with 6-4, 6-7, 6-4 in the opening match. With Sumit Nagal moving on to the second round, India's hope in the Men's Singles remains afloat.
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India's Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra were knocked out of the mixed doubles Table Tennis event at the Tokyo Olympics in the round of 16 after losing 0-4 to Chinese Taipei team; Lin Yun-Ju and Cheng I-Ching. The Indians had a good start with a 5-1 lead in the first game. However, the Chinese Taipei TT team, which ranks No. 1 in the world recovered soon and won the game.
Under the government’s 'Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Package,' Rs 50 lakh insurance was paid to each of the families of 921 doctors and healthcare workers who died of coronavirus. The provision for this scheme has been extended for 180 days with effect from April 24, 2021. Bharati Pravin Pawar, minister of state stated that necessary steps are being taken for the health and security of the medical officers during Covid-19.
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Excess deaths in India have crossed between 3.4 to 4.7 million in this COVID-19 pandemic. However, not all of them are caused by COVID-19 but are hugely influenced by the pandemic. Currently, India does not have an estimated excess death count while the mortality surveys are only till 2019. US-based Center for Global Development researchers utilized three data sources to evaluate the excess all-cause deaths in the pandemic till 21 June.
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A day after cautioning people to follow Covid-19 rules for 125 days, Health experts from AIIMS have now warned people to be careful for the next one or two years and not to give a chance to Coronavirus to spread again. The warning comes as India heads towards the festival season and experts fear the violation of Covid-19 rules and spread of the virus at religious places.
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Within 24 hours of its booking opened in India, nearly 1 Lakh people have registered for its upcoming scooter, said Ola on July 17. "I am thrilled by the tremendous response from customers across India for our first electric vehicle. The unprecedented demand is a clear indicator of shifting consumer preferences to EVs," said Ola Bhavish Aggarwal, Chairman. However, the price and the features are yet to be revealed.
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Over 100 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) will display over 2,400 new products during the Amazon Prime Day Sale that is scheduled to take place on July 26-27. Startups, women entrepreneurs, artisans, and weavers will bring different products ranging from home appliances to pieces of jewelry to the platform. " Over 75,000 local sellers from over 450 cities will launch their products for the first time," Amazon said.
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Following a surge in the gold prices, it has been put on discount throughout the week for the first time in a month. On July 16, gold was trading at Rs 48,300 per 10 grams. The discount for this week was up to $5 for an ounce over domestic prices, including 10.75% on imports and 3% on sales levies. Besides, India marks as the second biggest bullion consumer after China.
As flights to Malé resumed on July 17, Mumbai International Airport Ltd. stated that 55,000 people had travelled to the Maldives from January to April. The Maldives government had banned Indian flights in May due to the surge in COVID-19 cases. The island nation and Dubai are Indian travellers' preferred countries amongst others with whom India has signed an air bubble agreement. Besides, South Asian travellers will be issued visa-on-arrival… read-more
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