Coronavirus News: Former Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh passes away due to post-COVID issues
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Here are the highlights of the day:
4:06 pm| The Centre is free to take any action against Twitter if it finds the social media platform breaching the IT Rules. Matter adjourned for July 28. Twitter to file an affidavit regarding the appointment of the interim official: Delhi High Court
3:45 pm| Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to hold talks with MEA S Jainshankar on July 9 in all areas including political dialogue, security, trade, and economic, military-technical, scientific, cultural and humanitarian ties
The sides will compare notes on cooperation at the UN, BRICS, and SCO platforms as well as on major global and regional issues, including the political process in Afghanistan, settlement in Syria, situation around the Iranian nuclear program: Russian Embassy in India— ANI (@ANI) July 8, 2021
2:59 pm| Newly-appointed Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan joined PM Narendra Modi's interaction with Directors of centrally funded technical institutions like IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, IIT Kanpur & IISc Bangalore via video conferencing today.
Newly-appointed Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan joined PM Narendra Modi's interaction with Directors of centrally funded technical institutions like IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, IIT Kanpur & IISc Bangalore via video conferencing today. pic.twitter.com/xmNNHgtpZB— ANI (@ANI) July 8, 2021
2:30 pm| SC said that the social media platforms are having the power and potential to influence people across borders, like Facebook & debates and posts on these platforms may have the potential to polarise the society as many members of society do not have the wherewithal to verify contents.
Supreme Court starts pronouncing its verdict in connection with Facebook India's Vice President, Ajit Mohan’s petition challenging the issuance of summons against him by the Delhi Assembly Committee in relation to the Delhi violence. pic.twitter.com/JXjhcTtkFX— ANI (@ANI) July 8, 2021
2:06 pm| CBDT issues refunds of over Rs 37,050 cr to more than 17.92 lakh taxpayers between April 1, 2021 to July 5, 2021. Income tax refunds of Rs 10,408 crore have been issued in 16,89,063 cases & corporate tax refunds of Rs. 26,642 crore have been issued in 1,03,088 cases
1:37 pm| It can definitely be back. Govt has talked to them. Govt is ready to talk...We have to tell the nation that the Govt stands with farmers: Shobha Karandlaje, MoS in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare on talks with farmers
I have been given the responsibility to work for farmers. I am a farmer's daughter, so I know their pain. I will work for the welfare of farmers & see to it that they get benefitted from the govt: Shobha Karandlaje, MoS in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare pic.twitter.com/wM50rTl5Uv— ANI (@ANI) July 8, 2021
12:55 pm| Short circuit in the CBI building due to generator, however, no major destruction reported.
New Delhi | Smoke emanating was due to short circuit in the generator in the CBI building. No fire & damage to properties were reported. After smoke, an automatic sprinkler system was activated. The functioning of the office will be restored in some time: CBI officer pic.twitter.com/5mRnU6c5B3— ANI (@ANI) July 8, 2021
12:43 pm| Minister of Information and Broadcasting & Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur thanks Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for her support and guidance at the Ministry of Finance & Corporate Affairs.
12:28 pm| Health infrastructure was meagre but efforts are made towards betterment. We will work for the betterment of health in rural areas. I believe that everyone will be happy & PM's vision of a healthy India will be fulfilled: Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar, MoS for Health & Family Welfare
Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar takes charge as the Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare pic.twitter.com/juL6M2AEDb— ANI (@ANI) July 8, 2021
12:26 pm| Twitter tells the Court that it has engaged the services of the Interim Chief Compliance Officer as a contingent worker via a third-party contractor and has also addressed a communication to MeitY (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology)
Twitter tells Delhi HC that it'll, in good faith, make an offer of employment to a qualified candidate to fill Chief Compliance Officer position within 8 weeks. Twitter tells HC that it has appointed a resident of India as its interim Chief Compliance Officer effective 6th July. pic.twitter.com/ac7MrMMzzg— ANI (@ANI) July 8, 2021
12:04 pm| PM began work with the new ministers, a day after #CabinetReshuffle. He interacted with Directors of centrally funded technical institutions like IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, IIT Kanpur & IISc Bangalore via video conference today. New Education Min Dharmendra Pradhan was also present.
11: 12 am| I'll cooperate. Entire Maharashtra can see what is happening. Everyone knows this is politically motivated. The inquiry has already been done 5 times. It is being done again now. ACB has given a report that there is no evidence: NCP leader Eknath Khadse arrives at ED office in Mumbai
11: 10 am| NCB arrested 2 drug peddlers from Mira Road & Nala Sopara, yesterday night in the raid. Out of these, one was a Nigerian national. A huge amount of cocaine was seized for the arrested peddlers. They used to supply drugs to celebrities. Both the accused will be produced before the court today
10:55 am| In Pulwama, there were 2 terrorists in a village. Police, CRPF & Army laid down cordon, asked them to surrender. They didn't relent & started firing. We retaliated, both were killed. They were local terrorists & affiliated to LeT. Total 5 terrorists killed in 24 hrs: IGP Kashmir
9:55 am| All new ministers to meet BJP national president Jagat Prakash Nadda today at party headquarters.
9:46 am| Anurag Thakur takes charge as Minister of Information and Broadcasting.
Anurag Thakur takes charge as Minister of Information and Broadcasting.— ANI (@ANI) July 8, 2021
"PM Modi has done terrific work in last 7 yrs to take India forward. The work done by people before me in I&B Ministry & responsibility given to me by the PM, I will try to meet those expectations," he says pic.twitter.com/NRGzxFCBSc
9:40 am| Ashwini Vaishnaw takes charge as the new Minister of Railways.
Delhi: Ashwini Vaishnaw takes charge as the new Minister of Railways. pic.twitter.com/obGaJ5tWRK— ANI (@ANI) July 8, 2021
9:26 am| ANI: Discussions are still going on over Indemnity to Moderna
Discussions are still going on over Indemnity to Moderna: Sources#COVID19— ANI (@ANI) July 8, 2021
9:25 am| PM Modi mourns Congress Virbhadra Singh's death, says "Had a long political career, with rich administrative and legislative experience. He played a pivotal role in Himachal Pradesh and served the people of the state. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and supporters."
9:20 am| Active cases constitute 1.50% of total cases. Recovery Rate increases to 97.18%. Weekly Positivity Rate below 5%, currently at 2.37%. Daily positivity rate at 2.42%, less than 3% for 17 consecutive days. Testing capacity ramped up – 42.52cr tests total conducted: Health Ministry
9:15 am| India reports 45,892 new COVID-19 cases, 44,291 recoveries, and 817 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Health Ministry
Total cases: 3,07,09,557
Total recoveries: 2,98,43,825
Active cases: 4,60,704
Death toll: 4,05,028
Total vaccinated: 36,48,47,549 (33,81,671 in last 24 hrs)
9:12 am| Karnataka Government tells Karnataka High Court in its affidavit that former minister Roshan Baig's properties and bank accounts will be attached in the multi-crore IMA scam.
9:05 am| If the DNA of Hindus and Muslims is the same, then what is the use of the law against religious conversions? What is the use of the law against 'Love Jihad'? Then it means that the DNA of Mohan Bhagwat & Owaisi is the same: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, in Sehore (MP)
8:57 am| 42,52,25,897 samples tested for COVID-19 up to 7th July 2021. Of these, 18,93,800 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
8:43 am| Jagannath Temple authority in Puri asked devotees to light lamps as no gathering is allowed during Rath Yatra
Odisha | Jagannath Temple authority in Puri asked devotees to light lamps as no gathering is allowed during Rath Yatra— ANI (@ANI) July 8, 2021
Light lamps at your houses. Everyone will be able to watch Rath Yatra on TV: Krushna Chandra Khuntia, prez Khuntia Niyog, Puri Jagannath Temple pic.twitter.com/xhx9pN5BHC
8:36 am| As a mark of respect to former CM and Congress leader Virbhadra Singh, the Government of Himachal Pradesh has decided to observe three days of state mourning, from 8th July to 10th July.
8:20 am | The mortal remains of former Himachal Pradesh CM & Congress leader Virbhadra Singh brought to his residence in Shimla.
8:11 am | Three rockets fired at US embassy in Baghdad, reports AFP News Agency, quoting Iraq Army
8:10 am | Secretary-General of the UN, António Guterres, tweets, "Four million people have now lost their lives as a result of #COVID19. This painful milestone is a reminder of the long way we still have to go to defeat the pandemic...".
"Four million people have now lost their lives as a result of #COVID19. This painful milestone is a reminder of the long way we still have to go to defeat the pandemic...," tweets Secretary-General of the UN, António Guterres. pic.twitter.com/mLyO5Wvgut— ANI (@ANI) July 8, 2021
8:00 am | Former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister & Congress leader Virbhadra Singh passes away at 87 after battling with prolonged illness in the early hours of the day: Medical Superintendent Dr Janak Raj, Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Shimla
Embalming is underway & after that mortal remains will be handed over to the family. He recovered from COVID but had post-COVID issues like pneumonia. He had diabetes & other health issues. After having trouble in breathing, he was shifted to ventilator 2 days back: Dr Janak Raj— ANI (@ANI) July 8, 2021
7:41 am | CNG retail price in Delhi revised from Rs 43.40/kg to Rs 44.30/kg w.e.f 8th July; PNG domestic price to be Rs 29.66 per SCM. CNG retail price in Noida, Greater Noida & Ghaziabad revised from Rs 49.08/kg to Rs 49.98/kg w.e.f 8th July; PNG domestic price to be Rs 29.61 per SCM.
7:35 am| Petrol at Rs 100.56/litre (an increase of Rs 0.35) today in Delhi, diesel at Rs 89.62/litre (an increase of Rs 0.09)
7:15 am| 5 terrorists killed in 24 hours in Kashmir.
7:00 am | A dedicated health clinic for transgenders to start in Pune
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