NEWS ON AIR http://newsonair.com/Default.aspx Website cell, IT Unit, NSD, All India Radio, New Broadcasting House, New Delhi, India ? 2006 All rights reserved. All India Radio AIR Top News Expert Committee on Vaccine Administration to meet tomorrow to consider administration of COVID-19 vaccine http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=397002 NAT The Health Ministry today said that the Expert Committee on Vaccine Administration under the chairmanship of NITI Aayog Member Dr V K Paul will meet tomorrow to consider logistics and ethical aspects of procurement and administration of COVID-19 vaccine. President Kovind congratulates M. Venkaiah Naidu on completing 3 years as Vice President http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396995 NAT President Ram Nath Kovind today congratulated Mr M. Venkaiah Naidu on completing three years as Vice President of India. PM Modi advocates for extensive use of innovative technologies for improving weather forecast, warning systems http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396990 NAT The Prime Minister asserted that the Government is committed to the speedy development of national security linked border areas and island states. Recovery rate of COVID-19 patients improves to nearly 70%; Over 15 lakh 35 thousand people recovered so far http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396920 NAT India's COVID 19 cases have crossed the 22-lakh mark today, with 62,064 new cases.Health Ministry said, the death toll climbed to 44,386 with 1,007 more deaths. EPFO ensures hassle free service delivery through UMANG app during COVID-19 pandemic http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396981 NAT Employees' Provident Fund Organisation, EPFO has ensured hassle free service delivery through UMANG app during COVID-19 pandemic. No record of Coronavirus in broiler chicken: Govt http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396979 NAT Government has clarified that there is no record of Coronavirus in broiler chicken. PM Modi reiterates Govt's commitment to speedy development of national security linked border areas & island states http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396884 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the 2300 kilometre submarine optical fibre cable network between Chennai and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launches various initiatives of DPSUs & OFB through digital link http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396963 NAT Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today launched the initiatives of a number of modernisation and up-gradation of facilities as also new infrastructure creation by Defence Public Sector Undertakings. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar launches portal on Human Elephant Conflict on World Elephant Day http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396910 NAT The Minister for Environment and Forest Prakash Javadekar today released document on Best Practices and launched a portal on Human Elephant Conflict on the eve of World Elephant Day, 2020. PM Modi emphasizes on better coordination between all central & state agencies on permanent system for forecasting of floods http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396939 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emphasized on better coordination between all central and state agencies to have a permanent system for forecasting of floods and extensive use of innovative technologies for improving forecast and warning system. Govt taking measures on priority to provide connectivity in far flung, difficult, border areas: Ravi Shankar Prasad http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396946 NAT Communication Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that government will provide mobile connectivity in 498 villages which are located in strategic and border areas. Locust control operations done in over 5.22 lakh hectare area during April 11 to Aug 11: Govt http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396959 NAT Government today said that the locust control operations have been undertaken in more than five lakh 22 thousand hectare area in ten states from 11th April till 8th August this year. Former President Pranab Mukherjee tests positive for COVID-19 http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396932 NAT Former President Pranab Mukherjee has tested positive for COVID-19 today. President Ram Nath Kovind pays floral tributes to former President V V Giri on his birth anniversary http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396951 NAT President Ram Nath Kovind today paid floral tributes to former President V V Giri on his birth anniversary at Rashtrapati Bhavan today. Vice President lays foundation stone of housing complex for RS employees in New Delhi http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396949 NAT Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today laid the foundation stone of a Rs. 46 crore housing complex for Rajya Sabha employees at R K Puram in New Delhi. NEP 2020 is blend of tools enabling students to compete with global world: Union Education Minister http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396945 NAT Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has said that National Education Policy 2020 is a blend of tools enabling the students to compete with the global world, as well as to grasp the Bharat centric values, culture and languages. Book chronicling 3rd year in office of Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu to be released tomorrow http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396944 NAT A book chronicling the third year in office of Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu titled ‘Connecting, Communicating, Changing’ will be released by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Upa-Rashtrapati Nivas in Delhi tomorrow. Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry observes World Biofuel Day http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396943 NAT Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry today organised a webinar on the occasion of the World Biofuel day with the theme Biofuels towards Atmanirbhar Bharat. NDA Govt taken various initiatives to boost fertilizer sector: Sadananda Gowda http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396941 NAT Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister D V Sadananda Gowda has said that NDA Government has taken various initiatives to boost fertilizer sector. Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar slams Rahul Gandhi for raising objections on draft EIA http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396938 NAT Hitting out at senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has said that those raising objections to the draft environment impact assessment, EIA notification. Country achieves remarkable feat by performing more than 7 lakh tests of COVID-19 samples in single day http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396790 NAT India has achieved a remarkable feat yesterday by performing more than seven lakh tests of coronavirus samples in a single day. Health Ministry's tele-medicine platform provides over 1.5 lakh online consultations http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396907 NAT Health ministry’s initiative eSanjeevani OPD, a telemedicine service, has registered one lakh 58 thousand online consultations. SC to hear UGC response by Aug 14 on decisions taken by Maharashtra, Delhi Govt to cancel university exams http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396925 NAT The Supreme Court today granted time to the University Grants Commission (UGC) to respond to the position taken by the Maharashtra and Delhi Government to cancel university exams amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Expert Speak: Follow social distancing, hand hygiene norms http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396928 NAT In our series 'Expert Speak' on All India Radio, we bring you the views of the leading medical experts on COVID-19. Four Indian students in Russia lost their lives due to drowning http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396921 NAT Four students from Tamil Nadu studying medicine in Russia are reported to have lost their lives due to drowning. Defence minister Rajnath Singh to launch Atmanirbhar Bharat Saptah today http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396912 NAT Defence minister Rajnath Singh will launch the Atmanirbhar Bharat Saptah this afternoon. The move is aimed at promoting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision for a self-reliant India with increased local manufacturing. Expert Speak: People to stay at homes, maintain hand hygiene http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396911 NAT In our series ‘Expert Speak’ on All India Radio we bring you the views of the leading medical experts on COVID-19. PM launches Rs 1 lakh cr agriculture infrastructure fund; Also releases 6th installment of PM-Kisan scheme http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396847 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched one lakh crore rupees agriculture infrastructure fund to give a leg up to post-harvest management and marketing of agricultural produce. Indian Railways says no private agency authorized for recruitment; calls advertisement FAKE http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396902 NAT Ministry of Railways has said that advertisement for any Railway recruitment is always done by Indian Railways only and no private agency has been authorized to do the same. Claims that PM writes letter to Yogi Adityanath is fake: PIB http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396908 NAT Government has rejected a letter circulating in the social media which claims that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written a letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Railways to observe cleanliness week from today to mark Independence Day http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396904 NAT Railways will observe cleanliness week from today to mark the Independence Day. Piyush Goyal, Pralhad Joshi dedicate Railway Museum at Hubballi in Karnataka through video conferencing http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396899 NAT Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi today dedicated a Railway Museum at Hubballi in Karnataka through video conferencing. Health Minister lauds contribution of States in popularising eSanjeevani http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396901 NAT Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan today lauded the contribution of States in popularising eSanjeevani. 'No doubt' Buddha born in Lumbini, Nepal, says External Affairs Ministry http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396898 NAT External Affairs Ministry today said, External Affairs Minister Dr Jaishankar’s remarks yesterday at the CII event referred to India and Nepal's shared Buddhist heritage. 12 Islands of Andaman and Nicobar chosen for expansion of high impact projects, says Prime Minister http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396894 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said 12 islands of Andaman and Nicobar have been chosen for the expansion of high impact projects. Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal exhorts traders community to fully contribute towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat campaign http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396879 NAT Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal has exhorted the traders community to fully contribute towards the Aatmanirbhar Bharat campaign. Defence Minister says, import embargo on 101 items to be introduced to boost indigenisation of defence production http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396858 NAT The Ministry of Defence is now ready for a big push to the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative. Pak army initiates unprovoked and indiscriminate firing along LoC in Poonch district of J&K http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396890 NAT In yet another ceasefire violation, Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing with small arms and heavy mortar shelling along the LoC in Shahpur. President honours 202 freedom fighters on occasion of 78th anniversary of Quit India Day http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396886 NAT President Ram Nath Kovind has honoured and felicitated 202 freedom fighters from across the country on the occasion of 78th anniversary of Quit India Day. Objective of making farmers self-sufficient is being fulfilled: PM Modi http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396875 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched one lakh crore rupees Agriculture Infrastructure Fund under PM- Kisan scheme. Railway to observe cleanliness week from tomorrow to mark Independence Day http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396883 NAT Railway will observe cleanliness week from tomorrow to mark the Independence Day. During the week, a special Cleanliness drive will be launched and special focus. Sushant death case: ED questions Rhea's brother Showik Chakraborty for 18 hours http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396882 NAT The Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioned Showik Chakraborty, brother of actor Rhea Chakraborty, for about 18 hours in connection with a money laundering case linked to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. India sustains world food supply chain, continues with exports amid COVID-19 pandemic http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396869 NAT During the difficult time of COVID 19 pandemic, India has sustained the world food supply chain and has continued with exports. PM Modi to launch modern A&N Islands-Chennai submarine telecom cable system on Aug 10 http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396868 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the modern submarine telecom cable system connecting Andaman and Nicobar Islands with the mainland at Chennai tomorrow. NIA raids multiple locations in J&K, looks for Hizbul Mujahideen links in DSP Davinder Singh case http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396853 NAT The National Investigation Agency (NIA) carried out searches at multiple locations in Jammu and Kashmir to investigate financial links between former DSP Davinder Singh and Pakistan-based terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen. India will be self-sufficient in Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients production in next 2 years: DV Sadananda Gowda http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396852 NAT Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister DV Sadananda Gowda has said that in the next couple of years, India will be self-sufficient in the production of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Key Starting materials to reduce import dependency and attain drug security. India, China hold Major General-level talks on disengagement process http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396851 NAT India and China held Major General-level talks yesterday to take forward the disengagement process along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh. Kozhikode airport's issues red flagged in past addressed and rectified: Hardeep Singh Puri http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396848 NAT Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has said all issues like excessive rubber deposits, water stagnation and cracks that were red-flagged by the DGCA in the past were addressed and rectified by the Kozhikode airport operator. IMD warns of heavy rain in Northwest India during next two days http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396846 NAT The India Meteorological Department has warned of heavy rain across the northwest region during the next two days. Reforms in last 6 years in country have drastically changed India's image at global forums: NITI Ayog Vice Chairman http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396842 NAT In the run up to the 74th Independence Day celebrations, AIR brings a special story about Commerce and Industry in the country. PM Modi to inaugurate and dedicate submarine OFC connecting Chennai and Port Blair to nation on Monday http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396827 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate and dedicate the submarine Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) connecting Chennai and Port Blair to the nation on Monday through video conferencing. Centre, Kerala govt announce relief for families of deceased in Kozhikode air crash http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396797 NAT Detailed examination is on, in the passenger flight crash that occured last evening in Kozhikode airport in Kerala, that claimed 18 lives as per official data. Centre directs 13 districts with high COVID-19 mortality rate to focus on reducing mortality rate http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396811 NAT The Centre has directed State Governments to focus all efforts on reducing COVID-19 mortality. PM Modi inaugurates Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra in Delhi; Launches Week-long campaign to free India of garbage http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396775 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has boosted the self-confidence and will-power of every countrymen and its impact is visible on the life of the poor of the country. 21 Employees' State Insurance Corporation Hospitals converted into Dedicated COVID-19 Hospitals: Santosh Gangwar http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396818 NAT Union Minister for Labour and Employment Santosh Kumar Gangwar has said that 21 Employees' State Insurance Corporation Hospitals across the country have been converted into Dedicated COVID-19 Hospitals. Union Minister Kailash Chaudhary tests positive for Coronavirus http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396808 NAT Union Minister of State for Agriculture Kailash Chaudhary has tested positive for Coronavirus. Gadkari emphasises upon improving MSME footprint in 115 aspirational districts http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396807 NAT Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, MSME Minister Nitin Gadkari has emphasised upon improving MSME footprint in 115 aspirational districts. Air Asia flight grounded at Birsa Munda Ranchi airport averting another major airplane accident http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396806 NAT In Jharkhand, an Air Asia flight was grounded at the Birsa Munda Ranchi airport today averting another major airplane accident in Ranchi. PM Modi to launch financing facility of Rs 1 lakh cr under Agriculture Infrastructure Fund tomorrow http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396802 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the financing facility of 1 lakh crore rupees under the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund at 11 AM tomorrow through video conferencing. Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan: Govt promoting beekeeping as part of its aim to double farmers’ income http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396792 NAT Government is promoting beekeeping as part of its aim to double farmers’ income and it has allocated 500 crore rupees towards beekeeping under the Atma Nirbhar Abhiyan. G C Murmu takes oath as Comptroller and Auditor General of India http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396789 NAT President Ram Nath Kovind today administered the oath of office to GC Murmu as Comptroller and Auditor General of India at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Today is 78th anniversary of Quit India movement http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396777 NAT Today is the 78th anniversary of Quit India movement. On this day in 1942, father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi gave the clarion call of Do or Die to all Indians to drive away Britishers from the country. Sarpanches, Panchayats representatives should perform their responsibility for villages development: N S Tomar http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396781 NAT Panchayati Raj Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has said that Sarpanches and elected representatives of Panchayats should perform their responsibility for the overall development of villages. Independence Day 2020: Govt Schemes generating employment for youth http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396779 NAT Narendra Modi government has laid emphasis in the skilling of youth and employment generation. Health Secretary holds high level virtual meeting with state administration on COVID-19 mortality http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396778 NAT A high level virtual meeting was chaired by Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan to engage with the district and State administration reporting higher COVID 19 mortality. Serum Institute enters into partnership to accelerate manufacture, delivery of Covid19 vaccines for India http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396757 NAT Serum Institute of India has entered into a new landmark partnership with Gavi and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to accelerate the production of up to 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines for India and other low and middle income countries. Centre asks States, UTs to conduct Corona test of all grocery shop workers, street vendors to control pandemic http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396774 NAT Health Ministry has asked states and UTs to take up coronavirus testing of grocery shop workers, vegetable and other vendors. NDRF instructed to reach the site and assist with rescue ops: HM Amit Shah http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396770 NAT Home Minister Amit Shah today said that he is distressed to learn about the tragic accident of Air India Express aircraft in Kozhikode, Kerala. Ram Vilas Paswan urges States, UTs to fully implement One Nation One Ration Card scheme without any delay http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396764 NAT Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has urged the States and Union Territories to fully implement One Nation One Ration Card scheme without any delay. More than 10 lakh houses have been approved under PM Awas Yojana (Urban) http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396761 NAT More than ten lakh houses have been approved under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban). New Education Policy will be the foundation of New India: PM http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396694 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said New Education Policy ( NEP) is a game changer to empower students. Govt working on gradual implementation plan for new NEP 2020: Amit Khare http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396759 NAT Higher Education Secretary, Amit Khare today said, the government is working on the gradual implementation plan for the new National Education Policy 2020. Country's first Kisan Special Parcel Train flagged off from Devlali Railway Station of Maharashtra http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396651 NAT Fulfilling its budget announcement, the railways today began the Kisan Rail service to transport perishables at affordable cost. Handloom sector made commendable efforts to preserve indigenous crafts of country: PM http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396690 NAT National Handloom Day is being organised today by the Ministry of Textiles on a virtual platform. Textiles Minister Smriti Irani will be the Chief Guest on the occasion. Govt launches Letter of Recommendation module for street vendors to avail PM SVANidhi Scheme benefits http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396738 NAT Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra today launched Letter of Recommendation module for PM SVANidhi Scheme. President Kovind expresses grief over the loss of lives in Idukki landslide http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396754 NAT President Ram Nath Kovind has expressed grief over the loss of lives due to a landslide in Rajamalai, Idukki (Kerala). PM to inaugurate submarine Optical Fibre Cable connecting Chennai and Port Blair on Monday http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396731 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate and dedicate the submarine Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) connecting Chennai and Port Blair to the nation on Monday through video conferencing. 'Eat Right India' movement is about creating a culture of safe, healthy & sustainable food: Dr. Harsh Vardhan http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396753 NAT Health and Family Welfare Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that the vision of health for all can be achieved through physical exercise and choosing nutritious food in our daily lives. Dr. Pradeep Kumar Joshi takes oath as Chairman of UPSC http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396745 NAT Dr. Pradeep Kumar Joshi took oath as Chairman of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) today. Prof. Joshi joined the Commission as a member in the year 2015. ED questions actor Rhea Chakraborty in Sushant Singh Rajput's alleged suicide case http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396744 NAT Enforcement Directorate is questioning actor Rhea Chakraborty, an accused in actor Sushant Singh Rajput's alleged suicide case. Fact Check: Govt clarifies that wearing helmet is still mandatory for bike riders http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396743 NAT Government has dismissed a Whatsapp message claiming that people are no longer required to wear helmets within a 15 kilometre radius from any city. Shipping Minister virtually launches online exit exam for seafarers http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396742 NAT Shipping Minister Mansukh Mandaviya today virtually launched an online exit examination for the seafarers. Seafarers can now appear in the exam from their homes during this unprecedented pandemic period. Northeast Frontier Railways run over 2,800 trips of freight trains during last 4 months http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396740 NAT The Northeast Frontier Railways has run over 2 thousand 800 trips of freight trains during the last 4 months. Home minister Amit Shah condoles loss of lives in Idukki Landslide http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396737 NAT Home Minister Amit Shah has expressed condolences to the bereaved families of those who have lost their lives in Rajamalai, Idukki in Kerala due to landslide. PM announces ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to next of kin of those who lost their lives in Idukki landslide http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396736 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced an ex-gratia of two lakh rupees each from Prime Minister's National Relief Fund to the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to a landslide in Rajamalai, Idukki. Vice President asks civil servants to be pro-active change-agents in building a New India http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396732 NAT Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu today called upon young IAS officers to treat their vocation as a mission to bridge rich-poor, men-women and urban-rural divides and bring in positive changes to build a New India. Covid-19 recovery rate improves to 67.98 pct; Govt proposes to launch National Clinical Registry for data collection http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396712 NAT The total number of people who have recovered from COVID-19 in the country surpassed the 13.5 lakh mark today. A total of 13 lakh 78 thousand 105 people have recovered so far. Textiles Minister Smriti Irani inaugurates Celebration of 6th National Handloom Day 2020 http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396727 NAT Textiles Minister Smriti Irani today inaugurated the Celebration of 6th National Handloom Day 2020. She also launched Mobile app and a portal to propagate the handloom industry. Exhibitions of MP Handloom products to be organized in Lok Sabha and all Legislative Assemblies http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396728 NAT The famous Chanderi and Maheshwar sarees of Madhya Pradesh will soon be available in the Lok Sabha and the Legislative Assemblies of various states. PM Modi to inaugurate Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra on Aug 8 http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396718 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra, (RSK) tomorrow. It is necessary to build resilient individuals, households, communities to manage disasters: VP Venkaiah Naidu http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396713 NAT Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has said it is necessary to build resilient individuals, households and communities to manage disasters. India significantly ramped up its diagnostic lab network: Health Ministry http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396708 NAT The Health Ministry has said that India has significantly ramped up its diagnostic lab network. Top finalists under 'AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge' to showcase apps in Mega Hackathon http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396707 NAT A Mega Hackathon will be organised today where the top finalists selected under the ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge’ across categories will be showcasing their Apps. CBIC directs Customs to check within 48 hours safety of explosives in warehouses, ports http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396677 NAT The CBIC has urgently directed Customs and field formations to immediately verify and confirm within 48 hours that any hazardous or explosive material lying in warehouses and ports across the country meets all safety and fire standards and presents no danger to life and property. EAM Jaishankar holds telephonic conversation with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396706 NAT External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar held a telephonic conversation with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yesterday. Former J&K Lt Guv Girish Chandra Murmu to be new CAG of India http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396693 NAT Former Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Girish Chandra Murmu will be the new Comptroller and Auditor General of the country. Drinking tap water now reaches 25 pct households under Jal Jeevan Mission: Jal Shakti Minister http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396691 NAT The Centre has initiated the Jal Jeevan Mission to provide safe and adequate drinking water to every rural household of the country by 2024 with the motto Har Ghar Jal. PM Modi speaks to Sri Lankan counterpart, congratulates him on successful conduct of parliamentary polls http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396682 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa today and congratulated him on the successful conduct of parliamentary elections. IBBI amends Insolvency & Bankruptcy Board of India, Liquidation Process, Third Amendment, Regulations, 2020 http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396680 NAT The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India notified the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India, Liquidation Process, Third Amendment, Regulations, 2020 today. CBI’s Manoj Shashidhar to investigate Sushant Singh Rajput suicide case http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396654 NAT CBI’s Special Investigative Team (SIT) under Manoj Shashidhar will investigate the Sushant Singh Rajput suicide case. Nearly 9.5 lakh Indians return home under Vande Bharat Mission: MEA http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396676 NAT The Vande Bharat Mission is nearing the one million mark making this the largest sustained operations for repatriation of stranded Indians. Veteran CPIM leader Shyamal Chakraborty dies of Coronavirus in Kolkata http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396671 NAT Veteran CPIM leader and former West Bengal Minister Shyamal Chakraborty died of Corona infection in Kolkata this afternoon. He was 77. India tested more than 6 lakh COVID-19 samples for third consecutive day http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396670 NAT India has tested more than 6 lakh COVID-19 samples for the third consecutive day in a row. Reserve Bank of India's monetary policy committee decides to unanimously leave policy repo rate unchanged at 4 percent http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396632 NAT RBI governor Dr. Shaktikanta Das today said that the apex bank's monetary policy committee has decided to unanimously leave the policy repo rate unchanged at 4 per cent. Very low Coronavirus cases & deaths per million recorded in country due to Proactive response: Health Minister http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396667 NAT Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan today interacted with WHO regional director and Health Ministers of South East Asia region. New Delhi asserts Islamabad needs to provide unhindered & unimpeded consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396661 NAT India today said it has not received any communication from Pakistan on Kulbhushan Jadhav case. India expects China to work for full restoration of peace & tranquillity in border areas http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396605 NAT India has said it expects China to work with it sincerely for complete disengagement and de-escalation and full restoration of peace and tranquility in the border areas. Total Covid-19 recoveries in country surpass 13 lakh mark http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396665 NAT Total recoveries from Covid-19 in the country surpassed the 13 lakh mark today. DIAT bags 1st prize in Smart India Hackathon 2020 http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396647 NAT Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, DIAT, has bagged 1st prize in Smart India Hackathon, SIH, 2020, held from 1st to 3rd of this month at Noida Institute of Engineering and Technology, Uttar Pradesh. India has set tone for global covid collaboration under leadership of PM Modi: Dr Jitendra Singh http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396656 NAT Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh today said that India has set the tone for global covid collaboration under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi. Jal Shakti Minister presents copy of report on measures to achieve water security to V Prez Naidu http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396653 NAT Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat today presented Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu a copy of the report on the measures taken by his Ministry to achieve water security. WEE cohort initiative helps women to take up entrepreneurship as career option http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396652 NAT The Women Entrepreneurship and Empowerment, WEE cohort initiative helps women ranging from college going students to middle-aged housewives to take up entrepreneurship as a viable, fulfilling career option. I-Day celebrations: Education Ministry, MyGov to organise essay competition for school students http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396650 NAT In the run up to the Independence Day celebrations, Education Ministry in partnership with MyGov is organizing an online essay writing competition for 9th to 10th class students and 11th to 12th class students across the country. National Handloom to be celebrated tomorrow on virtual platform http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396649 NAT National Handloom Day is being organised tomorrow by the Ministry of Textiles on virtual platform. V Prez advises other nations to refrain from commenting on India’s internal matters http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396646 NAT Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today advised other nations, including those in the neighbourhood, to refrain from commenting on India’s internal matters. India asks Pak to desist from interfering in its affairs and refrain from communal incitement http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396644 NAT India today asked Pakistan to desist from interfering in its affairs and refrain from communal incitement. PM to address ‘Conclave on Transformational Reforms in Higher Education under National Education Policy’ tomorrow http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396642 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the Inaugural Address at the ‘Conclave on Transformational Reforms in Higher Education under National Education Policy’ tomorrow. 8 COVID patients die in a major fire accident in Ahmedabad’s COVID hospital; PM announces ex-gratia of 2 lakh rupees each to next of kin of deceased http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396623 NAT In Gujarat, a major fire broke out in Ahmedabad’s COVID hospital in the wee hours today. According to police sources, at least eight COVID patients including three women died in the incident. UPSC rejects questioning on social media regarding less number of recommended candidates against vacancies http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396640 NAT Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has rejected the questioning on social media regarding the less number of recommended candidates against the vacancies indented by the government for the Civil Services Examination, 2019. India looks forward to further increase its cooperation with Japan, says Piyush Goyal http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=396638 NAT India looks forward to further increasing its cooperation and working together with Japan to meet the global requirements of the future.