• Aruna Sharma got a call that her husband Inspector Sanjay Sharma (50) had passed away at the Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, three days after testing positive for Covid, she knew she had to solely rely on the Delhi Police and her husband’s colleagues for the cremation.
  • Delhi received heavy rains since early morning on Wednesday, leading to a drop in the mercury and waterlogging in some areas. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said more rains are likely during the day.
  • Heavy rain in Delhi and its neighbouring districts of Ghaziabad and Noida this morning led to a dip in the temperature, bringing relief to residents from the sultry weather.
  • Unlock-3 is the 19th day in Haryana. The total number of corona infected patients has reached 48 thousand 936. In Rohtak district, along with District Deputy Commissioner RS ​​Verma, PGI Rohtak Public Relations Officer, four senior doctors and their families have been infected.
  • The Bharatiya Janata Party of Haryana on Wednesday morning announced the names of the district heads. Of the 22 district heads in the new team of Omprakash Dhankhar, the old 18 district heads have been replaced. His chair was already vacant after the death of the District President of Yamunanagar and Rewari.
  • Faridabad: Three days before the murder of Jasana couple (Sukhbir and Monica), Sukhbir had a lot of quarrel with his wife Monika’s sister-in-law (Salhaj). The reason for the quarrel was indecent photos. Monika’s sister-in-law was asking Sukhbir to delete these photos from mobile.
  • Faridabad: Four masked miscreants barged into a house and robbed family members and three servants as hostages in Greenfield Colony. The miscreants had pistols. The corner inside the house was shattered for about an hour and a half. During this time he took two gold rings, a chain, two mobile phones and some cash.
  • Ballabhgarh: Two died in separate incidents. The police handed over the dead bodies to the kith and kin of both of them after conducting a post-mortem at King Khan Hospital.
  • India on Wednesday saw its total number of coronavirus recoveries reach 20,37,870 after 60,091 recoveries in the last 24 hours, the highest in a day so far. 
  • A Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander involved in killing of J&K BJP leader Wasim Bari and his father and brother, has been killed in an encounter by security forces in Baramulla, said Kashmir Police .
  • Government has constituted a high level committee for ‘relief and revival of business sector’ in Jammu and Kashmir. The committee has been asked to submit a ‘consolidated proposal’ by 1st  September 2020.
  • Transport sector in worst crisis. over 1.5 lakh people affiliated with the transport sector in Kashmir are living in penury as the lockdown since August last year has hit them badly.
  • Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries’ subsidiary Reliance Retail Ventures has acquired a majority equity stake in Vitalic Health and its subsidiaries (collectively called Netmeds) for ₹620 crore in cash.
  • Assam government has decided to distribute scooties to 22,000 girl students who have secured first division in Assam Higher Secondary Education Council Class 12 Board exams. 
  • A fire broke out at substation of Noida Power Company Limited (NPCL) in Sector 148 area in Uttar Pradesh’s Noida on Wednesday. 
  • Ten people who helped rescue passengers from an Air India Express flight from Dubai that crashed at the Kozhikode international airport on August 7 tested positive for COVID-19 
  • The Supreme Court has asked ICSE Board to provide one-time relief to students who have failed in Classes 9 and 11.
  • National carrier Air India has been banned from flying into Hong Kong airport from August 18 to 31, an airline official has confirmed. As per a report, the ban came after 11 Delhi-Hong Kong passengers tested COVID-19 positive upon landing on August 14. 
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office has reportedly asked officials to reduce the government’s stake in four banks by March 2021.


  • US President Donald Trump has elevated the US’ ties with India and “solidified the growing partnership between the two countries in ways not seen in any previous administrations”, the White House said.
  • Reacting to US President Donald Trump’s remark that there is a “big surge” in coronavirus cases in New Zealand, PM Jacinda Ardern said, “Obviously, it’s patently wrong.”
  • Elon Musk has become the world’s fourth-richest person after Tesla shares surged 11% on Monday, boosting his net worth by nearly $8 billion to $84.8 billion, as per Bloomberg. 
  • Australia has signed a deal with British-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca to secure a potential COVID-19 vaccine, the country’s PM Scott Morrison said on Tuesday. 
  • The Philippines government will be following the ‘Dharavi model’ for containing COVID-19 in densely populated slums, BMC commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal said .
  • The Democratic Party officially nominated former Vice President Joe Biden to be their Presidential candidate in the 2020 US Presidential Elections. 
  • Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa helped rescue two women who were struggling in the water after their kayak overturned off a beach in the Algarve. 
  • Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita resigned in a brief address broadcast on state television on Tuesday and dissolved parliament after mutinying soldiers detained him at gunpoint. 
  • People in North Korea are reportedly being forced to give up their pet dogs so they can be used as dog meat for restaurants amid food shortages.
  • Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak has tested positive for coronavirus, the country’s Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said .
  • South Korean officials on Tuesday said that they’ve found 457 COVID-19 cases linked to a church in Seoul. 
  • Israel would oppose any sale of US F-35 fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) despite the two countries signing a peace deal recently, PM Benjamin Netanyahu said. 


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