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Today our focus will be on the coronavirus crisis. The highly contagious coronavirus, which was first reported in China last year, has affected more than 3.3 million and claimed over 60,000 lives in India so far. However, India's high recovery rate of 76.24 per cent offers a hope in the country's fight against the deadly pathogen. 

Here are the highlights of August 28:

15:36 pm: I must emphasise majority of beneficiaries are women and most accounts are from rural India. In COVID times, we witnessed swiftness and seamlessness with which DBTs empowered and provided financial security to vulnerable sections: MoS Finance Anurag Thakur on Jan Dhan Scheme anniversary

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13:13 pm: Complete lockdown will be observed in West Bengal on 7th, 11th Sep & 12th September. As per State Government's directives, no flight operations will be scheduled on these days from Kolkata airport: Kolkata Airport

13:12 pm: India's COVID-19 recoveries are nearing 26 lakh. 60,177 have recovered in the last 24 hours & ecovery rate has touched 76.28%. Active cases are only 21.90% of total COVID cases and the number of recoveries is nearly 3.5 times the active cases: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

13:12 pm: 346 more police personnel found COVID-19 positive and 2 died in the last 24 hours in Maharashtra. Total number of Corona positive police personnel in the state reaches to 14,641 including 2,741 active cases, 11,752 recoveries and 148 deaths till date: Maharashtra Police

12:05 pm: Home Ministry should first see COVID-19 cases in Gujarat, UP & rest of India, then talk about managing Delhi. This is unfortunate that despite Delhi CM's approval for doubling the testing, the order had to be cleared by MHA also: Satyendra Jain, Health Minister, Delhi

11:30 pm: Terrorism is a cancer that potentially affects everyone just as pandemics potentially impact all humanity: External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar

11:30 pm: Supreme Court refuses to entertain a plea seeking directions for Election Commission to refrain from holding upcoming election in Bihar till the State is declared COVID-19 and flood free, reports ANI

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11:13 am: 557 new COVID-19 cases and 7 deaths reported in Rajasthan today. Total number of cases now at 76,572 including 14,730 active cases and 1,012 deaths, says state Health Department

11:00 am: Shinzo Abe set to resign as Japanese PM citing 'chronic health condition': Reuters

10:39 am: 50 Sashastra Seema Bal personnel at SSB's Gawaldam Camp test positive for COVID19, says GS Rana, Chief Medical Officer Chamoli, Uttarakhand

10:39 am: All asymptomatic COVID-19 positive patients in Jammu to be under home isolation. Patients will be provided oximeter for free, and need to download Aarogya Setu app. Asymptomatic patients admitted to hospital to remain there till they test negative: Jammu and Kashmir Government

10:39 am: Greetings to Bureau of Police Research and Development on its golden jubilee anniversary. BPR&D has played vital role in strengthening India's internal security through research and development. I salute BPR&D's continuous quest for robust and modern police system: Home Minister Amit Shah

9:50 am: The total number of samples tested up to 27th August is 3,94,77,848 including 9,01,338 samples tested yesterday, says Indian Council of Medical Research

9:31 am: India's COVID-19 case tally at 33.87 lakh with a record spike of 77,266 fresh cases and 1,057 deaths in the last 24 hours

COVID-19 case tally in the country stands at 33,87,501 including 7,42,023 active cases, 25,83,948 cured and discharged and migrated and 61,529 deaths: Health Ministry

9:16 am: Will final term exams be held amid COVID-19 pandemic? Supreme Court verdict on UGC circular today

8:47 am: Thunderstorm with light to moderate rain likely to occur at isolated places in Bharatpur, Dholpur, Karauli, Dungarpur, Banswara, Pratapgarh, Baran, Jhalawar, Kota districts and adjoining area: India Meteorological Department

8:47 am: We have three different vaccines in the final trial stage. We are producing them in advance so that many doses are available. We'll have a safe and effective vaccine this year. Together, we will crush the virus, says US President Donald Trump

7:48 am: GST collection severely hit by COVID-19 pandemic, shortfall stands at Rs 2.35 lakh crore: Centre

7:38 am: Serchhip battalion of Assam Rifles recovered 10,000 methamphetamine tablets worth Rs 35 lakhs in general area Melbuk, Champhai (Mizoram) on 26th August: Assam Rifles

7:30 am: In the past 5 months, more than 3/4 of cases have recovered and less than 1/4 are active now. Effective implementation of Centre's strategic and graded Test-Track-Treat approach has led to higher recoveries and lower fatality: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

7:14 am: The novel coronavirus has affected over 3.3 million and claimed 60,472 lives in India so far

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma