New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Each and everything that happens around us impacts us in some way and that's why it becomes important for us to know what’s happening around the world. Thus at English Jagran, we provide our readers with a 360-degree coverage in all genres to give them a brief insight about what’s happening around the world.

Today, we will focus on the coronavirus pandemic which has wreaked havoc across the world and has infected more than 25 crore people worldwide, while over 8.50 lakh people succumbed to the deadly virus. In India, the coronavirus has afflicted nearly 37 lakh people and over 65,000 have been killed after contracting the COVID-19 caused by the novel coronavirus or SARS-CoV-2.

Meanwhile, Unlock 4.0 -- phase-wise upliftment of coronavirus-mandated lockdown -- started in the country from today. The government in Unlock 4.0 has allowed the resumption of metro services from September 7, while religious, political, sports entertainment functions with a capacity of 100 people have been allowed from September 21. Schools, colleges and other educational institutions, however, will remain closed across the country till Septemeber 30.

Here are the Highlights from September 1:

5:00 pm: Earthquake of magnitude 2.5 on the Ritcher scale occurred today at 15:47:00 IST in Palghar, Maharashtra: National Centre for Seismology (NCS)

4:50 pm: KS Eshwarappa, Karnataka Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister tests positive for #COVID19.

4:40 pm: Accused Waiz-Ul-Islam (in Pulwama terror attack case) has filed an application for bail as he wants to appear for NEET exams. Bail listed for 3rd September. We are opposing this application: NIA counsel Vipin Kalra, Jammu Next hearing in the case is on September 15.

4:30 pm: Odisha: Forest officials seized 19.6 kgs of elephant tusk and three arrested persons in Keonjhar, yesterday. Further probe underway.

4:20 pm: Tamil Nadu: Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) bus services restored in Chennai, after state government relaxed lockdown restrictions

4:10 pm: Western Railways (WR) will run 46 additional special suburban services in #Mumbai from 1st to 6th September, for the convenience of JEE & NEET aspirants: PRO, Western Railway

3:55 pm: Five Bangladesh nationals including one minor apprehended for crossing the international border with the support of human traffickers in the border area of Nadia district, West Bengal: Border Security Force

3:40 pm: India's cumulative tests cross 4.3 crores today. 1,22,66,514 tests were done in the last 2 weeks alone. The States contributing maximum to overall no. of tests include Tamil Nadu, UP & Maharashtra among others. Over 10 lakh tests were conducted in the last 24 hours: Health Ministry


3:30 pm: Telangana CM writes to PM Modi over GST compensation to States. The letter states "Decision of asking states to meet the shortfall in compensation through borrowings may be reversed."

3:20 pm: His presence was support for our family, we'll miss him. I feel COVID was not the main factor for his death rather it was the brain operation. I had plans to take him to West Bengal but due to current restrictions we couldn't do so: Abhijit Mukherjee, son of #PranabMukherjee

3:10 pm: We will call him again and give him an opportunity to provide evidence or material if he has to support his statement. Also, at the same time, CCB also would do its own inquiry to collect evidence: Central Crime Branch (CCB), Bengaluru

3:00 pm: Yesterday Kannada filmmaker Indrajit Lankesh was called to Central Crime Branch (CCB) & his statement was recorded, wherein he mentioned about some past incidents & also took few names. No evidence was provided by him to corroborate what he said. We are inquiring: CCB

2:45 pm: More special trains are being planned, state governments are being consulted: Ministry of Railway.

2:35 pm: We have obtained all necessary permissions for IPL matches in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah. A protocol has been created by the relevant authorities which will see the teams be able to travel directly to the venues & return to their hotels, without having to undergo quarantine: ECB

2:30 pm: The teams will remain in their bio bubbles as per BCCI protocols. Those coming from outside may have to undergo quarantine but those who are already there (in their hotels) need not worry over the travel (for matches): Emirates Cricket Board (ECB).


2:25 pm: Moderate risk of flash flood for next 24 hours over southwest Kerala, adjoining south interior & coastal Karnataka watersheds. Moderate risk of flash flood for next 24 hours over watersheds of west Jammu & Kashmir subdivision: Central Water Commission Official Flood Forecast

2:20 pm: India registered 65,081 recoveries in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative number of recovered patients to 28,39,882 & recovery rate among COVID19 patients to further high of 77%. Number of recovered patients has overtaken the active cases by 3.61 times: Ministry of Health

2:15 pm: The area has villages ahead of Anti-infiltration fence. The modus operandi is to leave War Like Stores in caches along LoC; which is subsequently picked up by OGWs or terrorists for further transportation into hinterland to be used for terror activities: Chinar Corps, Indian Army

2:10 pm: These attempts expose the desperation of Pakistan based terror groups to infiltrate weapons into J&K, with active connivance of Pakistan Army. Robust surveillance and LoC domination will continue to deny all such misadventures: Chinar Corps, Indian Army

2:05 pm: Delhi: Former President Pranab Mukherjee laid to rest with full military honours. His last rites were performed at Lodhi crematorium today, under restrictions for #COVID19.

1:50 pm: Delhi: The last rites of former President Pranab Mukherjee being performed at Lodhi crematorium, by his son Abhijit Mukherjee.

1:45 pm: Bangladesh Mission in Delhi to hold special condolence meeting tomorrow, for former President #Pranab Mukherjee.


1:40 pm: #Pranab Mukherjee was a veteran statesman of India. In his 50 years in politics, he made a positive contribution to China-India relations. It's a heavy loss to China-India friendship & to India. We express condolences over his death & extend sympathies: Chinese Foreign Ministry Spox

1:30 pm: 

1:25 pm: Delhi: The mortal remains of former President Pranab Mukherjee brought to Lodhi Crematorium.

1:15 pm: Delhi: The mortal remains of former President Pranab Mukherjee being taken from his residence, 10 Rajaji Marg, to Lodhi Crematorium. He had tested positive for #COVID19 and undergone surgery for a brain clot at Army (R&R) Hospital on August 10, where he passed away yesterday.

12:45 pm: Tamil Nadu: All places of worship including temples, mosques & churches today opened with certain conditions for the devotees in Rameswaram, following the permission given by the state govt. Visuals from Ramanathaswamy temple where devotees turned up to offer their prayers.

12:40 pm: The Union Cabinet today condoled and expressed profound sorrow at the sad demise of #PranabMukherjee, former President of India. Cabinet also observed silence for 2 minutes in his memory: Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India

12:30 pm: Rajeev Kumar assumes charge as the new Election Commissioner of India. He joins the Election Commission of India with Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra.

12:20 pm: Delhi High Court's 5 benches, on a rotational basis, begin holding physical courts from today while remaining benches will continue to take up matters through video conferencing. Court has extended the suspension of its functioning till September 30.

12:15 pm: Maharashtra: Gaurav Arya, owner of a hotel in Goa, arrived at Enforcement Directorate office, earlier today in Mumbai, in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput death case.


12:10 pm: The third phase of serosurvey is beginning today. This time it is being done on a ward-wise basis. The sample size is 17,000. Sampling will be complete within a week and it will take 7-10 days after that to process it: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain.

12:05 pm: Punjab: Shopkeepers in Ludhiana begged today while protesting against Punjab govt's weekend restrictions on markets. "We want permission to open shops on weekends, as most people go out for shopping on those days. We are bearing huge losses," says a shopkeeper

12:00 am: NSA Ajit Doval, along with top officials, reviewed the situation at India-China border. Defence Minister likely to call another high level meeting later today: Sources

11:55 am: Supreme Court gives Telecom Companies a period of 10 years to clear their AGR (adjusted gross revenue) dues.

11:45 am: It's a sad day for all of us that Pranab Da isn't there with us anymore. Those who want to come in politics & learn how to work without any controversy, should observe his political life & follow him: Home Minister Amit Shah on Former President Pranab Mukherjee's demise

11:40 am: Madhya Pradesh: Officers of Lokayukta raided two properties of Pradeep Khanna, an officer of Indore's Mineral Department in Indore and Bhopal, following the allegations of disproportionate assets against him.

11:35 am: 2,734 new COVID19 cases, 2,325 recoveries & 9 deaths reported in Telangana on 31st August, taking the total number of cases to 1,27,697 in the state. Total number of cases includes 31,699 active cases, 95,162 recoveries & 836 deaths so far: State Health Department, Telangana

11:30 am: Tamil Nadu: Meenakshi Amman temple in Madurai re-opens after 165 days, post announcement of the new relaxations as part of Unlock 4. Visuals of devotees lining up outside the temple while following social distancing norms to offer their prayers

11:25 am: Delhi: BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia pays last respects to former President Pranab Mukherjee at his residence, 10 Rajaji Marg.

11:20 am: Supreme Court says that they will hear the matter and all the parties tomorrow after Union of India, through the Solicitor General, filed its reply in the moratorium issue.

11:15 am: Supreme Court starts hearing a petition that seeks direction in waiving off interest on interest during the moratorium period, due to #COVID19. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appearing for Centre, submits to Court that the loan moratorium may be extendable for two years

11:08 am: Delhi: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad pays last respects to former President Pranab Mukherjee at his residence, 10 Rajaji Marg.

11:04 am: Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind paid last respects to former President Pranab Mukherjee at his residence, 10 Rajaji Marg today.


11:00 am: Allahabad High Court grants conditional bail to Dr Kafeel Khan. He was booked under National Security Act (NSA) & arrested from Mumbai in January this year, for his alleged provocative speech at Aligarh Muslim University in December 2019, amid anti-CAA protests.

10:55 am: Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi pays last respects to former President Pranab Mukherjee at his residence, 10 Rajaji Marg.


10:47 am: Delhi: Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh pays last respects to former President Pranab Mukherjee at his residence, 10 Rajaji Marg.



10:45 am: Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal pays last respects to former President Pranab Mukherjee at his residence, 10 Rajaji Marg.


10:38 am: Delhi: Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) President J P Nadda pays homage to former President Pranab Mukherjee at his residence, 10 Rajaji Marg.


10:34 am: Delhi: Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and CPI leader D Raja pay last respects to former President Pranab Mukherjee at his residence, 10 Rajaji Marg.



10:30 am: Delhi: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan pays last respects to former President Pranab Mukherjee at his residence, 10 Rajaji Marg.


10:26 am: Delhi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu pays last respects to former President Pranab Mukherjee at his residence, 10 Rajaji Marg.



10:25 am: Media report has claimed that the government is asking for “sensitive personal data” for the registration of Health ID. This claim is fake. Information like name, year of birth, state, etc. are required while registering for Health ID: Press Information Bureau (PIB)

10:23 am: Megastar Aamir Khan and actor Paresh Rawal also condoled the demise of the former President on Twitter. While Khan tweeted, "Pranabda, rest in peace," the senior actor wrote, "Pranab Da AUM Shanti" on Twitter.

10:20 am: Actor Ayushmann Khurrana, on the other hand, took to Instagram stories and paid homage to the late President by posting his picture and writing, "Purva Rashtrapati aadarniya Pranab Mukherjee ji ko bhaavpurna shradhanjali (My deepest tributes to respected former President Pranab Mukherjee."

10:18 am: Anupam Kher took to Instagram to share a picture of himself accepting the prestigious Padma Bhushan award from Mukherjee in 2016 and expressed deep sorrow over his demise in the caption.

"Deeply saddened to know about the demise of Bharat Ratan Hon. Shri #PranabMukherjee. He was a compassionate politician, a great statesman and a wonderful human being," wrote Kher.

10:15 am: Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays last respects to former President Pranab Mukherjee at his residence, 10 Rajaji Marg.


10:15 am: #Pranab Mukherjee has left a void. He was generous & kind, who used to make me forget that I am talking to the President of India. It was in his nature to make everyone, his own, despite political differences. He'll be remembered always: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat


10:05 am: Pranab Mukherjee believed deeply in the importance of India and the US tackling global challenges together, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has said, condoling the death of the former president.

9:55 am: Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla pays last respects to former President Pranab Mukherjee at his residence, 10 Rajaji Marg.


9:50 am: Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pays last respects to former President Pranab Mukherjee at his residence, 10 Rajaji Marg.



9:45 am: Delhi: Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, Army Chief General MM Naravane, Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria and Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh pay last respects to former President #PranabMukherjee, at his residence.


9:40 am: Single-day spike of 69,921 new positive cases & 819 deaths reported in India, in the last 24 hours. #COVID19 case tally in the country stands at 36,91,167 including 7,85,996 active cases, 28,39,883 cured/discharged/migrated & 65,288 deaths: Health Ministry

9:30 am: Indian Army and Chinese Army to hold Brigade Commander level talks in Chushul/Moldo to discuss issues related to the situation on the southern bank of Pangong lake today. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:30 AM: Indian Army Sources

9:25 am: Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court allows the conducting of #JEE examination. The Court issues direction that those who are affected by flood and can't reach the exam centres may apply to the appropriate authority - National Testing Agency (NTA).

9:20 am: Delhi: The mortal remains of former President #PranabMukherjee being taken to his residence at 10 Rajaji Marg. He passed away at Army Hospital (R&R), Delhi Cantt yesterday. Seven-day state mourning being observed across India from 31 Aug to 6 Sept, both days inclusive.

9:05 am: Bihar: Candidates undergo temperature check & hand sanitization process at TCS Office in Pataliputra Colony, Patna, designated as an exam centre for #JEEMain. They are also being given fresh masks. A candidate, Piyush says, "There were no autos/buses available to reach here."

8:50 am: In a letter to President of UNGA, India demands tangible action for UNSC reform in line with Common African Position, and not let the process be held hostage, as it has been over a decade, by those who do not want reform: Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations, New York

8:45 am: The G4 (India, Brazil, Germany and Japan), in a common letter, demands concrete action on UNSC reforms. The process has lagged on for over a decade without progress: Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations, New York

8:40 am: Chhattisgarh: Candidates appearing in #JEEMain arrive at ICE centre in Raipur's Sarona, that has been designated as an examination centre.

8:35 am: Gujarat: Candidates starts arriving at TCS ION Digital zone in Ahmedabad, designated as an examination centre for #JEEMain. #COVID19 measures being followed & temperature of candidates being checked at the centre.

8:25 am: Gorakhpur: Candidates writing #JEEMain arrive at an examination centre in Nausar. Announcements being made for them to maintain social distancing and other measures in the wake of #COVID19.

8:10 am: West Bengal: Candidates writing #JEEMain arrive at TCS Gitobitan in Kolkata, that has been designated as an exam centre. The temperature of candidates being checked and area being sanitised in the wake of


8:00 am: Delhi: Candidates arrive at Arwachin Bharti Bhawan Sr Sec School in Vivek Vihar, designated as an examination centre for #JEEMain. The temperature of candidates being checked. A candidate, Pranjal says, "I am carrying my own sanitiser and I had also undergone a full body checkup"

7:50 am: Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court to take suo-motu cognisance of & take up for urgent hearing, a letter by a resident of Bhandara in Maharashtra seeking postponement of JEE exams. The letter states the inability of students, residing in flood-affected areas, in reaching exam centres.

7:30 am: Delhi: Flags at Rashtrapati Bhavan and Parliament fly at half-mast as 7-day State mourning is being observed in the country following the demise of former President

7:20 am: Odisha: As per directions of State government, Jajpur district administration has provided travel facilities for students appearing in #JEEMain to help them reach their exam centres. A student, Manas from Dharmasala block says,"It's good for our future that exams are being held.

7:10 am: Bengaluru's KR Market and Kalasipalya market to open for traders and customers from today: Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)

7:00 am: No e-pass will be required for inter-district movement in Maharashtra from 2nd September: State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh

Posted By: Talib Khan