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Today Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the 3rd Annual US-India Strategic Partnership Forum's Leadership Summit at 9 pm via video conferencing. The US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) is a non-profit organization that works for thepartnership between India and the US.

Here are the highlights of September 3:

17:05 pm: Ladakh Standoff | Way ahead is military and diplomatic negotiations. We're firmly committed to resolving all issues through peaceful dialogue. Strongly urge China to sincerely engage with objective of expeditiously restoring peace in border areas through complete disengagement and de-escalation: MEA

17:03 pm: 5 states account for 62% active coronavirus infections in India; recoveries 3.5 times than active cases: Health Ministry

16:07 pm: Per million COVID19 cases in the country is much lesser when compared to other countries in the world. Deaths per million (population) of India is among the lowest in the world; 49 deaths per million population: Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Union Health Ministry

16:06 pm: If people are cycling or running or jogging in groups, then they must wear masks and follow social distancing: Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Union Health Ministry

16:05 pm: Daily positive numbers increasing. It has to be seen in context of total population. Govt has adopted a graded approach of opening the economy, ensuring adequate testing capacity, clear guidelines of clinical treatment protocol & enhanced hospital infrastructure: Health Ministry

16:05 pm: Maharashtra has seen around 7% decline in COVID19 active cases in the last three weeks (week on week basis): Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Union Health Ministry

16:04 pm: There is an increase in the case fatality trajectory in two states - Karnataka and Delhi. Delhi has seen 50% and Karnataka has seen 9.6% increase in average daily case fatality: Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Union Health Ministry

15:44 pm: There has been 13.7% weekly decrease in the number of active cases in Andhra Pradesh, 16.1% decrease in Karnataka, 6.8% decrease in Maharashtra and 23.9% decrease in Tamil Nadu, 17.1% decrease in Uttar Pradesh: Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Union Health Ministry

15:44 pm: Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra account for 70% of total COVID19 deaths in the country: Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Union Health Ministry

15:44 pm: Five states- Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra account for 62% of total active cases in the country: Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Union Health Ministry on COVID19 situation

15:43 pm: More than 11 lakh COVID19 tests have been done in the last 24 hours. Single-day highest recovery of 68,584 has been recorded yesterday: Secretary, Union Health Ministry

15:43 pm: The number of recovered cases is now more than 29.70 lakh which is 3.5 times more than active cases: Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Union Health Ministry on COVID19 situation in the country

15:21 pm: 

15:20 pm: Held a meeting with officials of Centre for High Technology to discuss adoption of best practices & promotion of R&D and innovation in our oil & gas operations to achieve continuous improvement in performance, processes & energy efficiency: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

13:56 pm: Economic Advisory Council of the 15th Finance Commission will hold a day-long meeting with the members tomorrow. Final discussion on GDP growth, tax buoyancy of centre & states, GST compensation, revenue deficit grant and fiscal consolidation will take place: Finance Commission

13:32 pm: Amid ongoing tensions on India-China border, Indian Air Force Chief RKS Bhadauria yesterday visited premier air bases in Eastern sector to review level of operational preparedness & capability enhancement. He also interacted with air warriors serving at these bases.

12:55 pm: Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case | Zaid Vilatra sent to Narcotics Control Bureau's (NCB) custody till September 9

12:23 pm: Delhi Metro services to resume from September 7: Here's what you should know before travelling

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11:18 am: Protocols are being formulated. Dry run is also being done so that it can be ensured that social distancing is maintained, people wear mask and clean their hands - that they follow a COVID appropriate behaviour: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain

10:57 am: Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane is visiting Leh today to review the ongoing security situation there. He will be briefed by senior field commanders on the ground situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), reports ANI

"During the two day visit, the Army Chief will also review the operational preparedness of the troops who are locked in a stand off with Chinese troops for over three months now," ANI quoted sources as saying

10:41 am: Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case | Maharashtra Police and Mumbai Police have a reputation. Maharashtra Police is compared to Scotland Yard Police. The manner in which Mumbai Police was targetted in Sushant Singh Rajput case, I welcome the PIL filed by retired IPS officers, says state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh

10:19 am: Dilip Kumar’s younger brother Ehsan Khan passes away at 90, had tested positive for COVID-19

9:57 am: Single-day spike of 83,883 new positive cases and 1,043 deaths reported in India, in the last 24 hours

COVID19 case tally in the country stands at 38,53,407 including 8,15,538 active cases, 29,70,493 cured/discharged/migrated & 67,376 deaths: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

9:30 am: Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman to review with the top management of Scheduled Commercial Banks and NBFCs, the implementation of the resolution framework for COVID-19 related stress in bank loans today

The review will focus on enabling businesses and households to avail the revival framework on the basis of viability, necessary steps like finalising bank policies and identifying borrowers and discussing issues that require addressing for smooth and speedy implementation.

9:05 am: A total of 4,55,09,380 samples tested up to 2nd September. Of these, 11,72,179 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research

8:11 am: PM Modi's personal website Twitter account hacked; social media giant says 'secured now'

8:09 am: JD(S) leader and former MLA Appaji Gowda from Bhadravathi in Shivamogga passed away on Wednesday night at the age of 67. He had tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to hospital after developing chest pain, reports ANI

7:38 am: Over 11,70,000 tests done in last 24 hours. High levels of testing sustained over a period of time in widespread areas enable to diagnose cases early and facilitate seamless isolation and hospitalisation. It eventually leads to low mortality rate, says Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

7:27 am: PM Modi to deliver a special keynote address at US-India Strategic Partnership Forum's 3rd Annual Leadership Summit at 9 pm today through video conference

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma