• Faridabad: The final full dress rehearsal of the district level function of Independence Day took place on the grounds of State Sports Complex Sector-12. District Deputy Commissioner Yashpal hoisted the flag and took the salute of the march past.
  • Faridabad. The strike of ASHA workers continued for the seventh day in heavy rain. On Thursday, outside the civil hospital BK, he raised slogans opposing the government for their demands and said the strike could go ahead if the government did not implement their demands.
  • Haryana received rains for the first time in the monsoon season. From late Wednesday to Thursday morning, there was a rainy season in Bhado. Heavy life was severely affected due to heavy rains at 220 mm in Sonipat city, 170 in the district, 150 in Bahadurgarh and Gurugram 97 MA. People had to remain in darkness due to the power failure overnight.
  • The number of coronavirus cases in India has reached 24,61,190 as 64,553 people tested positive in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. 
  • Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accused the government of dismantling India’s environment rules and demanded that the Draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification 2020 be withdrawn immediately.
  • The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Delhi government to ensure that noise pollution norms are enforced at the ground level. It also constituted a committee, headed by former Delhi HC judge Justice SP Garg, to monitor compliance. 
  • Two police personnel have been martyred after terrorists attacked a team in Jammu & Kashmir’s. Another police personnel was injured in the firing by terrorists.
  • A 21-year-old youth resident of Satwari in Jammu died due to a corona infection at GMC. This is the first death of a young man of such a young age in the division. Apart from this, a policeman resident of Surankot, Poonch also died due to corona. He was brought dead from Batra Hospital in GMC Jammu.
  • he Union Home Ministry announced the awards for the best officers investigating criminal and other corruption related cases across the country. In this, only Inspector Vikram Sharma of Jammu and Kashmir Anti Corruption Bureau has received the highest award.
  • Corona infection continues to increase in Jammu district.42 more people, including two doctors and a para medical medical worker, have been found corona infected in Jammu. This includes 25 traveller and other class cases.
  • The Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) has directed the planning department to “complete the civil work on the 85 cusec Ganga water project by September”, an official said.
  • The total number of people arrested for the August 11 violence in Bengaluru has risen to 206 after 60 more arrests, the police stated. 
  • India will fund the largest civilian infrastructure project in Maldives through $400 million line of credit and $100 million grant, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar announced  after a virtual meet with Maldives’ Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid.


  • The UAE has become the first Gulf Arab country to establish diplomatic relations with Israel in a “historic deal” brokered by US President Donald Trump. 
  • The World Health Organization has said that the COVID-19 vaccine approved by Russia this week is not among the nine that it considers in the advanced stages of testing. 
  • US President Donald Trump said in an interview on Thursday that Hong Kong markets will “go to hell” under the Chinese rule which was tightened after the introduction of the new national security law.
  • Several US companies, including Apple, Ford and Disney expressed their concerns over the effects of the executive order on WeChat, The Wall Street Journal reported.
  • Veteran journalist Bob Woodward obtained 25 personal letters exchanged between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for his new book ‘Rage’, according to the publisher Simon & Schuste.
  • WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that the world needs to spend at least $100 billion on new tools, especially vaccines, to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The US government announced it dismantled digital campaigns by al-Qaeda and two other terrorist groups that used social media campaigns globally to obtain cryptocurrency.
  • YouTube announced that it’ll remove videos that encourage others to interfere with the election process in the US.
  • Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been criticised for delivering two near-identical speeches to mark the anniversaries of the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 
  • The large Beirut explosion on August 4 was preceded by six small blasts spaced at 11-second intervals, the last of which was a combustion of fireworks that apparently set off a warehouse full of ammonium nitrate, an Israeli seismologist said. 
  • Elements of the Islamic State (ISIS) group are working to rebuild in western Syria, General Kenneth McKenzie, Commander of US Central Command, said. 


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