• Ballabhgarh , Faridabad A retired police sub-inspector died during a dispute between two parties in village Nariala. The police have registered a murder case against the two brothers and conducted a post-mortem of the deceased at Badshah Khan Hospital.
  • Faridabad Police has started an anti-bullying campaign to protect teenagers from harassment (bullying) in school. Under this, pages have been created on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Their launch was done by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Ji.
  • Faridabad The number of people suffering from Corona infection has reached 10280, out of which 9259 patients have been cured so far. Reports of 572 samples are yet to come.
  • The CBI filed a case of alleged illegal conversion of residential land to raise Ambience Mall in Gurugram, Harayna against the company chairman Raj Singh Gehlot and others.
  • The e-appointment process of registration of agricultural land in rural areas will begin in the Haryana state. The registration of deed of agricultural land will be started from August 17. In the Secretariat, CM Manohar Lal  Ji and Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala have taken this decision after a two-hour churning with senior officers.
  • Delhi police arrested a 31-year-old junior statistical officer working with the ministry of labour and employment and one of his aides for supplying pistols manufactured in ordnance factories to criminals based in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi on fake arms licences.
  • The total number of coronavirus cases in India has increased to 22,68,675, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
  • A former district president of BJP, Sanjay Khokhar, was shot dead by three unidentified men at his own farm in Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat when he went out for a morning walk.
  • Poet Rahat Indori has tweeted, “My coronavirus test was done and the report came positive.” 
  • West Bengal government has extended the embargo on direct flights to Kolkata from six “high COVID-19 prevalence” Indian cities till August 31.
  • After three days of moderate rainfall in their catchment areas, water stock in seven lakes supplying water to Mumbai reached 50.53% of its total capacity, up from 37.26% on August 5.
  • The Union Health Ministry has asked all states and Union Territories to treat the quarantine period of doctors and health workers as “on duty” amidst the coronavirus pandemic. 
  • Over 50 lakh passengers were flown to their destinations on 56,792 flights since the resumption of domestic flights on May 25, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said. 
  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh  announced that India will ban import of 101 defence equipment, adding that the items will be manufactured in the country under the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative. 


  • Facebook has created a new unit devoted to all its payments-related projects, reportedly called Facebook Financial.
  • Lebanon’s entire government has resigned over last week’s explosion in Beirut that claimed at least 160 lives and injured over 6,000 people.
  • Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates claimed it’s “mind-blowing” that the US government “hasn’t improved COVID-19 testing”, terming it slow and lacking fair access.
  • The Federation of Indian Associations has stated that it will hoist the Indian tricolour for the first time at New York’s Times Square on August 15 to commemorate India’s Independence Day. 
  • A man from Delhi who was posting videos about him committing suicide was saved after DCP (Cyber Cell-Delhi) Anyesh Roy received a call from a Facebook official in Ireland. 
  • At least one person died and several others were trapped after several homes collapsed in northwest Baltimore on Monday morning after a gas explosion. 
  • Donald Trump has denied reports claiming that the White House reached out to South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem about adding the US President’s face to Mount Rushmore. 
  • An Indonesian volcano spewed an ash cloud 5 km into the sky  in its second eruption in three days, authorities said.
  • A group of Indian-Americans held a protest on Sunday in Washington DC against China’s aggression towards India.
  • World donors have pledged over ₹2,200 crore aid to Lebanon during a conference after a blast in Beirut that killed over 150 people, French President Emmanuel Macron’s office said. 
  • Lebanon’s Justice Minister Marie-Claude Najm resigned on Monday, becoming the third cabinet minister to resign citing the blast in Beirut.
  • Saudi Aramco’s profit plunged by 73.4% in the June quarter, amid a slump in energy demand and oil prices due to the coronavirus crisis.


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