• Dr Reddy’s Laboratories has launched antiviral drug Avigan (Favipiravir) at ₹99 per tablet.
• The second serological survey which was conducted between August 1-7 shows that 29.1% of people have developed antibodies against COVID-19, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has said.
• Accident on Agra Expressway:Bus going from Delhi to Bihar overturned in Etawah, people pulled out after breaking glass, 30 passengers injured, 16 undergoing treatment.
• AAP MP Sanjay Singh, who has been touring Uttar Pradesh to make inroads for his party, has said, “The Yogi Adityanath government is trying to turn me into a history-sheeter.
• On the 76th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “On his birth anniversary, tributes to former Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi Ji.”
• Heavy traffic congestion was seen in Delhi’s Sarita Vihar as the downpour continued in the national capital .
• The Gurugram Police on Thursday cautioned citizens against water-logging in the city following heavy rainfall and avoid such routes for commutation.
• India’s total coronavirus cases have reached 28,36,925 after a record one-day spike of 69,652 cases.
• Centre has ordered “immediate” withdrawal of about 10,000 paramilitary personnel from Jammu and Kashmir, officials said
• The Union Cabinet Wednesday approved the creation of National Recruitment Agency (NRA) for conducting a common eligibility test for central government jobs, initiating a “landmark reform” in the recruitment process.
• Jammu and Kashmir: painful road accident in Behara of Mendhar sector, 11 passengers injured, two in critical condition.
• Coronavirus in Jammu Kashmir: Corona infected figures exceed 30 thousand, one gardener of Raj Bhavan also infected.
• NC convenes meeting today under house arrest of leaders.Angered by the government’s response to the court’s arrest on the arrest of leaders in Jammu and Kashmir, the National Conference has called a meeting of party leaders
• BJP MP from Karnataka’s Kalaburagi Umesh Jadhav and his MLA son Avinash Jadhav have tested positive for COVID-19.
• A 22-year-old student from Vadodara was arrested for allegedly hacking the software of Gujarat Technical University (GTU) and stealing data of 1,275 students and uploading it on different websites.
• The mortal remains of the martyr Rajendra Singh Negi, placed for the last visit, will be merged with the five elements in Haridwar.
• Pradeep Gupta, the main accused behind the ‘hijacking’ of a private bus carrying 34 passengers, was arrested by Agra Police after an encounter where Gupta suffered a bullet injury in his leg.
• Mumbai Police on Tuesday warned that amid the COVID-19 pandemic if any non-permitted and non-essential vehicular movement is noticed, then the vehicles will be seized.
• Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, who heads the parliamentary panel on IT, gave a ‘breach of privilege’ notice against BJP MP Nishikant Dubey on.
• Female doctor murdered in Agra:On refusing to marry, the senior doctor first strangled, then stabbed with a sharp weapon, the body thrown in the field.
• Monsoon session of UP Legislature from today: The three-day session of the 17th assembly begins today, SP MLAs protest in PPE kit


• The World Health Organization has said the world is nowhere close to herd immunity levels needed to stop the coronavirus from transmitting.
• The Democratic Party has officially nominated US Senator Kamala Harris to be their Vice Presidential candidate in the 2020 US Presidential Elections.
• US President Donald Trump has elevated the US’ ties with India and “solidified the growing partnership between the two countries in w
• National carrier Air India has been banned from flying into Hong Kong airport from August 18 to 31, an airline off

icial has confirmed.
• 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.
• The UN has been accused by some of its staff of racism after it issued a survey that included a question asking how they identify themselves and offered “yellow” among options.
• Nearly 11,000 lightning strikes were documented during a 72-hour stretch this week in California, US in the heaviest thunderstorms to hit California in over a decade, igniting 367 individual fires.
• The Democratic Party officially nominated former Vice President Joe Biden to be their Presidential candidate in the 2020 US Presidential Elections.
• Australian PM Scott Morrison clarified a potential vaccine against coronavirus won’t be compulsory after previously saying, “I would expect it to be as mandatory as you can possibly make”.
• Soldiers who mutinied and ousted Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and government in a military coup said that they’ll organise general elections within a “reasonable time limit”.
• Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh said reports that claim Iran paid Taliban fighters bounties to target US forces and allies in Afghanistan are “entirely false”.
• German prosecutors said that a series of car crashes on a Berlin highway was an “Islamist-motivated attack”.
• Indian-origin student Bianca Shah joined Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott to represent US’ Maryland state during the roll call at the Democratic National Convention.
• Toronto Police has reached a settlement of over ₹93.9 crore in a class-action lawsuit with around 1,100 protesters arrested during the 2010 G-20 Summit in the city.


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