NEG deliberates on strategy to ensure COVID-19 vaccines’ availability & delivery mechanism: National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19, met for the first time on 12th August. The meeting was chaired by Dr V K Paul, Member Niti Aayog along with Secretary (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare) as co-Chair.
India tests highest ever single day tests at 7,33,449: India has conducted highest ever single day Covid tests at over 7.33 lakh in the last 24 hours. This has taken the cumulative tests to more than 2.60 crore.
482 fresh COVID-19 cases in J&K UT; count rises to 26,413: In the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir 482 new positive cases…106 from Jammu Division and 376 from Kashmir Valley have been reported during the last 24 hours.
Tamil Nadu records 5871 fresh Covid-19 cases: Chennai continues to show progress in the fight against Covid-19 recording below a thousand cases for the sixth day in a row.
No improvement in Bihar flood situation: There is no improvement in flood situation in Bihar as the flood water has entered in 11 more panchayats. In all, a population of 77 lakh spread over 1,271 panchayats in 16 districts are reeling under intense floods.
PM to launch platform for “Transparent Taxation: Honoring the Honest”:Prime Minister will launch the platform for “Transparent Taxation: Honoring the Honest” via video conferencing on the 13th August 2020. The focus of the tax reforms has been on reduction in tax rates and on simplification of direct tax laws.
CBDT unearths money laundering worth over Rs 1000 cr involving Chinese nationals: Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has unearthed money-laundering worth over 1,000 crore rupees involving Chinese and Indian nationals. The Income Tax Department has conducted searches on premises of Chinese entities, their close confederates and a couple of bank employees.
Bangladesh to get largest ever dollar 3.1 billion loan package from Japan: Japan has signed its largest ever loan package worth dollar 3.1 billion for Bangladesh. Announcing this in Dhaka on Wednesday, the embassy of Japan said that the loan under its Official Development Assistance (ODA) will be given for seven projects of Bangladesh under concessional terms.
Bangladesh to proceed with caution on human trial of Chinese Sinvoac Corona vaccine: Bangladesh is in no hurry to allow the human trial of the Chinese Sinovac corona vaccine in the country.
Indian-origin Senator Kamala Harris named US Vice Presidential candidate for Democratic party: In the United States, Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden has named Indian-origin senator Kamala Harris as his Vice-Presidential running mate. Joe Biden made history by selecting the first black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket.
MoRTH allows Sale and Registration of Electric Vehicles without batteries: Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has allowed registration of electric vehicles without pre-fitted batteries.
Delhi’s Sudeva FC to play in I-League: Delhi’s Sudeva FC are all set to take part in the 2020-21 season of the I-league after winning a bid for direct entry into the competition.
After Mandeep, 5 other Covid positive hockey players shifted to hospital as precaution: SAI: After Indian hockey player Mandeep Singh was hospitalised late on Monday night, owing to a dip in his oxygen level, the Sports Authority of India decided to shift the other five players, team captain Manpreet Singh, Jaskaran Singh, Surender Kumar, Varun Kumar and Krishnan B Pathak to SS Sparsh Multi- speciality hospital in Bengaluru on Tuesday afternoon, as a precautionary measure.