Parliamentary proceedings begin; 15 newly elected MPs take oath in RS:While adhering to social distancing norms amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Rajya Sabha today took up business on the first day of Monsoon Session of Parliament. Fifteen newly elected MPs took oath. They include Shibu Soren of JMM, Zafar Islam of BJP, Dr K Keshav Rao of TRS, Tiruchi Siva of DMK, and Dinesh Trivedi of TMC.
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Harivansh re-elected as Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha:NDA candidate Harivansh has been re-elected as the Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha. The upper house cleared his name with a voice vote. BJP President JP Nadda had moved the proposal to elect Harivansh as the deputy chairman and his motion was adopted. Later, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu announced his name
Delhi Police Commissioner assuage doubts regarding investigation in riots:Delhi Police Gazetted Officer Association organised an on-line seminar on Monday which was graced by Delhi Police Commissioner S. N. Shrivastava.
COVID19: India’s Recovery Rate touches 78%:India’s journey of a fast growing Recovery Rate has crossed a milestone on Monday. On a continuous upward trajectory, the Recovery Rate has touched 78.00% reflecting the increasing number of high recoveries per day.
Bangladesh gives special permission for export of Hilsa fish to India:The Commerce Ministry of Bangladesh has given special permission for traders to export Hilsa fish to India on a limited scale in view of the forthcoming Durga Puja.
Yoshihide Suga elected as new leader of Japan’s LDP:Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga was on Monday elected as the new leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), replacing outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who announced his resignation last month due to health issues, from the top post.
Global Covid-19 cases top 28.8 million: Johns Hopkins:The overall number of global corona virus cases has topped 28.8 million, while the deaths have increased to over 922,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
Around 19 killed, 3.2 million acres burned in California wildfires:There have been at least 19 people killed in the past month, 3.2 million acres (about 12,950 square km) burned, and 4,000 structures destroyed in the fires across the US state of California, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire).
England win second ODI after dramatic Australia collapse:England won the second ODI by 24 runs to level their three-match series against Australia after the visitors, chasing a modest target of 232, suffered a dramatic collapse on Sunday.
Austria’s Dominic Thiem scripts stunning fightback to claim US Open title:Austria’s Dominic Thiem claimed his first Grand Slam title with a jaw-dropping comeback to edge past Germany’s Alexander Zverev 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6(6) in Sunday’s US Open final in New York.
New low-cost method upscales & produces twisted multilayer highly conducting graphene:Graphene, the one-atom-thick sheet of carbon atoms, which is a boon for energy storage, coatings, sensors as well as superconductivity, is difficult to produce while retaining its single layered properties.