Operation Samudra Setu: INS Jalashwa departs to Kochi from Malé with 698 Indian citizens onboard:The Indian Navy ship carrying 698 Indian nationals sailed off from from Maldives capital of Male on Friday evening. They will reach Kochi on Sunday morning.
Railways ferried 2.6 lakh workers in 261 Shramik Specials since May 1:The Indian Railways, which has started Shramik Specials to transport the stranded migrant workers, students, pilgrims and tourists, has in eight days operated 251 trains and transported over 2.6 lakh people.
Home Minister Amit Shah expresses concern over corona cases in CAPFs:Union Home Minister Amit Shah has expressed concern over increasing coronavirus positive cases in different paramilitary forces as 526 Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) personnel have been found infected till Friday across the country.
PM Modi holds telephonic conversation with Italy PM Giuseppe Conte:Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a phone call on Friday with Giuseppe Conte, Prime Minister of Italy; conveyed his condolences for the loss of lives in Italy caused by the COVID-19 pandemic; He commended the fortitude shown by citizens of Italy during the crisis.
India gifts 12.5 tonne consignment of medical supply to Sri Lanka:India on Friday sent a 12.5 tonne gift consignment of essential medicines and medical items to Sri Lanka as a special friendly gesture during the ongoing auspicious Vesak week. It reached Colombo by a special flight of Indian air force carrying best wishes from the government and the people of India.
No corona positive case reported from 13 states, UTs during past 24 hours: Health Minister:Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has said that thirteen states and Union Territories have not reported any new case of COVID-19 during the past 24 hours.
Goods train runs over 15 migrant workers in Aurangabad:In Maharashtra, at least 15 migrant workers sleeping on rail tracks were crushed to death by a goods train in Aurangabad district on Friday morning.
PM Modi takes stock of Vishakhapatnam gas leak situation:With Prime Minister Narendra Modi taking stock of the steps in response to the Vishakhapatnam gas leak incident, all out efforts are being made to tackle the situation on ground.
COVID-19 has unleashed tsunami of hate: UN chief:UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday said the coronavirus pandemic has “unleashed a tsunami of hate and xenophobia”.
World Red Cross Day: 8th May:World Red Cross day is observed on May 8 every year. The theme for this year is to #Keepclapping for the volunteers, staff and everyone responding to Covid-19.
Nepal: COVID-19 positive cases tally climbs to 102:The number of COVID-19 cases in Nepal have reached to three digits. COVID-19 tally in the Himalayan nation has climbed to 102 as one more person tested positive today.
Seven flights to evacuate Indians from Bangladesh:The evacuation of stranded Indians in Bangladesh started today with the first batch of 168 passengers leaving for Srinagar from the Hazrat Shahjalal Airport at 11 in the morning on Friday.
U.S. COVID-19 cases top 1.25 mln:The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States reached 1,254,750 as of late Thursday Eastern Daylight Time, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.
Sensex rises 199.32 pts to end at 31,642.70; Nifty advances 52.45 pts to 9,251.50:The Indian stock market closed on a positive note on Friday after trimming major gains achieved earlier in the day.
Narinder Batra’s term as FIH President extended to May 2021:Narinder Batra will remain President of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) until May 2021. The FIH said in a statement on Friday while announcing the postponement of the 47th FIH Congress that the terms of Batra and the Executive Board members which were due to end in October 2020 have now been extended.