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India sustains trend of consistently low Active Cases

With a high number of COVID patients recovering every day and the sustained fall in the mortality rate, India’s steady trend of registering dipping active cases continues. The active caseload is sustained below the 6L mark for the sixth successive day today. India’s active caseload stands at 5,33,787 today. Presently the active ... Read More »

12 killed in fire incident in chemical factory near Ahmedabad

According to sources, the incident occurred after the fire and blast in a chemical factory Sahil Enterprise. Several nearby godowns of cutting and packing materials of textiles collapsed following the fire and blast.   More than 20 firefighters rushed to the spot and started rescue and relief works. The NDRF ... Read More »

India’s COVID-19 recovery rate crosses 92%

The national recovery rate has reached 92.09 per cent. With overall recovery of nearly 76 lakh 56 thousand patients, the recovered cases in the country stand at over 14 times the number of active cases. Over 53 thousand patients recovered and were discharged in the last 24 hours whereas the ... Read More »

Australia signs two more COVID-19 vaccine deals

Thursday’s agreements follow deals in September worth A$1.7 billion ($1.22 billion) with AstraZeneca and CSL Ltd for a total of nearly 85 million vaccine doses. The deals with Novax, Pfizer and BioNTech are worth about A$1.5 billion. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine along with AstraZeneca’s and Novavax’s are among the leading candidates ... Read More »

Nadal survives Lopez scare in Paris to claim 1,000th win

Nadal becomes just the fourth man to achieve 1,000 singles victories in the Open Era, behind Jimmy Connors (1,274), Roger Federer (1,242) and Ivan Lendl (1,068). Nadal, who was handed a bye in the first round, got off to a terrible start, losing his opening service game and never really ... Read More »

China parries question regarding its stand on ‘Gilgit-Baltistan’

Using an oft repeated cliché, he said it is an issue left over from history between India and Pakistan. The seemingly quiet response of the Chinese establishment vis a vis Pakistan’s move in forcibly occupied Gilgit-Baltistan exposes its diatribe against India scrapping article 370 from Jammu & Kashmir in August ... Read More »

Bangladesh and US launch joint naval exercise CARAT Bangladesh 2020

According to a press release issued by the US embassy in Dhaka on Wednesday, the exercise  demonstrates U.S.’s continuing commitment to work with the Bangladesh military to address shared maritime security concerns in the region and strengthen partnership to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific region. Speaking during the online ... Read More »

Significant weather dated on 04.11.2020

A cyclonic circulation lies over Southwest Bay of Bengal off Sri Lanka coast and a trough runs from southeast Arabian Sea to Karnataka coast across Lakshadweep area in lower tropospheric levels. Under its influence: i) Scattered to fairly widespread rainfall very likely over Tamilnadu & Puducherry, Kerala & Mahe, South Interior Karnataka ... Read More »

16 die after typhoon Goni hits Philippines

The super typhoon Goni weakened after barrelling through the southern part of the Philippines’ main island of Luzon. The weather bureau downgraded Goni, to typhoon category, with 215 kph sustained winds and gusts of up to 290 kph after it made landfall in two places in the Bicol region.   ... Read More »

Over 54% voter turnout recorded in 2nd phase of Bihar assembly elections

Briefing media in Patna this evening, Chief Electoral Officer HR Srinivasa said, voter turnout will increase after receiving of final figures from remote areas. Earlier, Briefing media in New Delhi, Secretary General of Election Commission of India, Umesh Sinha informed that the second phase of election for Bihar state assembly ... Read More »