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RBI clearly signals policy normalisation is on: Economists, analysts

Leading economists and analysts are of the view that both the policy stance as well as tone of the central bank clearly ‘signal normalisation of policy stance’ even though the governor remains vocal on prioritising growth over inflation.

Pornography case

Mumbai sessions court to deliver verdict on actor Gehana Vasisth’s bail application case tomorrow. A case was lodged against 3 producers of businessman Raj Kundra’s company, where Vasisth was also named among accused.

Decision to get rid of retrospective tax shows our commitment, policy stability

– PM Narendra Modi

Jal Shakti Ministry has released Rs 2,400 crore grant-in-aid to Uttar Pradesh against allocation of Rs 10,870 crore for financial year 2021-22 under Jal Jeevan Mission: Official statement

NTA JEE Mains Session 3 results declared at

India’s cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 50 crore landmark milestone (50,03,48,866), as per the 7 pm provisional report today. More than 43.29 lakh (43,29,673) vaccine doses have been administered today, as per the 7 pm provisional report: Govt of India

Taliban enjoys safe haven in supply&logistic extended to their war machine, from Pakistan. Video of Talibanis congregating close to Durand Line to enter Afghanistan, bodies’ transfer for mass burial&treatment of Talibanis in Pak hospitals emerging: Afghanistan’s Ambassador to UN

Jammu & Kashmir: Two terrorists neutralised in a joint operation by security forces and police in a forest area of Thanamandi, Rajouri; operation underway

Delhi’s Rohini Court takes cognizance of the chargesheet filed against wrestler Sushil Kumar (file pic) and others in the 23-year-old Sagar Rana murder case. Delhi Court issues a production warrant against the arrested accused and lists matter for August 20th for further hearing

Election Commission of India registers Rashtravadi Vikas Party as a political party under section 29A of Representation of the People Act, 1951, with effect from August 4th, 2021

Sand art of Javelin thrower, Neeraj Chopra

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with Heads of Indian Missions abroad along with stakeholders of the trade & commerce sector of the country via video conferencing. The event will mark a clarion call by the PM for ‘Local Goes Global – Make in India for the World’: PMO

Lockdown in Tamil Nadu extended till August 23rd. The offering of prayers by common public in all places of worship is banned on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays

Kerala reports 19,948 new cases, 187 deaths and 19,480 recoveries today; active caseload rises to 1,78,204. Test positivity rate at 13.13%

Railways says there is no proposal yet to restore concessions offered to certain categories of people in ticket fares after facility was stopped due to coronavirus pandemic

Mizoram government will offer government job and plot of land to woman hockey star Lalremsiami as appreciation of her participation and performance in Tokyo Olympics: Chief Minister Zoramthanga

Army Chief General MM Naravane is on a two-day visit to Southern Command, touching base at Pune & Goa. During his Pune visit, he visited Tata Motors at Pimpri where he observed the operations of assembly lines of Passenger & Commercial Vehicles & Engineering Research Centre

Hopeful of launching Covovax for adults in October this year, for children in Q1-2022

– Adar Poonawalla, Serum CEO

Sebi board clears proposal to provide investment flexibility, streamline regulatory processes for AIFs

Sebi board decides to reduce minimum lock-in period for promoters post IPO

Sebi board agrees “in-principle” to proposal for shifting from the concept of promoter to “controlling shareholders”

NIA arrests Jufri Jawhar Damudi from Bhatkal in Karnataka today in connection with the Kerala ISIS module case

Enforcement Directorate summons mother of former J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti in money laundering case: Officials

Maharashtra Congress president Nana Patole slams Modi government for its decision to rename Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, says move reflects BJP and RSS’ “hatred” for members of Nehru-Gandhi family

49.53 Cr. vaccine doses administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive

CBI books UP govt special secretary Prabhunath for alleged irregularities in Additional Private Secretary Exam-2010: Officials

India, China disengage in Gogra in Eastern Ladakh after 12th round of talks

  • Both sides cease forward deployments
  • Troops retreat to permanent bases
  • All temporary structures dismantled
  • Land restored to pre-standoff period

Monthly vaccine production capacity of Covishield is planned to be increased from 11 crore doses to more than 12 crore doses per month and of Covaxin from 2.5 crore doses to around 5.8 crore doses: Govt

Kanpur: 23 nursing staff members & 2 ward boys of Lala Lajpat Rai Hospital stage protest after being terminated on charges of stealing Remdesivir doses

“Doses were ordered by doctors. We had no role. We left families to perform duties. We’ll hold hunger strike,” says a nurse.

Karnataka: Decision about reopening of classes up to std 8th will be taken in the last week of August after looking at all aspects of third-wave.

All this is what the experts suggested. Covid-19 task force will be formed soon: Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai

Karnataka schools to reopen for Classes 9 to 12 from August 23

Education & health experts discussed reopening of schools. We’ve also discussed other states’ status. We’ve decided to re-open in 2 phases, schools for std 9-12 will start from 23rd Aug, classes will be held in alternate batches (2 batches in one week, 3 days each): Karnataka CM

Axis Bank says exposure to Future Retail at Rs 3.05 bln as on June 30

Kerala has reported 65 Zika virus cases as on August 2, 2021: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya informs Lok Sabha

Sensex drops 215.12 pts to end at 54,277.72; Nifty inches 56.40 pts lower to 16,238.20

Maharashtra: Mithi river clean-up pilot project launched today

It is inaugurated by Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority in collaboration with Marine Debris Partnership. A machine will be used to collect the floating waste: State Maharashtra Environment Min Aaditya Thackeray

Government approved Rs 5.05 crore for granting Rs 5 lakh each as assistance to families of 101 journalists who died due to COVID-19

– Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar informs Lok Sabha

Complying with the recently amended IT rules matter in Delhi High Court: Permanent appointments have been made for required posts on Aug 4th, Twitter tells Delhi High Court

Central Govt says that they need to verify this. The court adjourned the matter to 10th August.

Head of Afghan Government Media Department assassinated

Reports AFP

Ministry of Civil Aviation grants drone use permission to National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar

The decision allows the use of drones for aerial survey and photogrammetry of centrally protected monuments.

Delhi records 44 fresh COVID-19 cases, five deaths

Positivity rate dips to 0.06 per cent

Travel advisory Assam had issued on July 29, withdrawn last night

However, movement of traffic has not started till now. We’ve taken up these issues with Asaam govt. So let us hope that this blockade is removed soon: Mizoram Chief Secretary Lalnunmawia Chuaungo

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya today met Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla and held a discussion over the supply of Covishield vaccine

Meghalaya and Assam hold the second Chief Ministerial-level talk on the inter-state boundary dispute, in Guwahati today

  • Today in the meeting, we had a detailed presentation given by the Assam govt on six out of twelve areas of dispute. Both states have decided to form regional committees which will be headed by Cabinet Ministers: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma
  • We’ve three regions where these six areas of differences fall in. 3 committees from Meghalaya and 3 from Assam will focus on historical facts, ethnicity, administrative convenience, willingness, and contiguity & submit their reports within 30 days: Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma

Mahindra & Mahindra group chairman, Anand Mahindra, will step down from his executive role to become the non-executive chairman from November 2021

Reports ET Bureau

Drone activity spotted near the International Border

Jammu and Kashmir: Drone activity spotted near the International Border in Samba at early hours today. Search of the area resulted in the recovery of arms and ammunition: Western Command, Indian Army

If the Opposition is really concerned about farmers, then govt is ready to discuss the issues in both Houses. Why is the opposition not ready to talk? This shows they just want to be in the media’s limelight

– Narendra Singh Tomar, Agriculture Minister

Cache of arms, ammunition recovered during search operation in J-K’s Samba: Officials

Rockets fired from south Lebanon towards Israel: State media

Future Retail says will exercise available remedies in law in Amazon dispute

People should maintain all COVID protocols for some more time. This isn’t the time to let down your guard. Let us be careful for another 6 months or so. By then, if vaccination coverage is very high then things should start improving

– Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, WHO chief scientist

Flood-like situation in Rajasthan

Two terrorists neutralised in Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu & Kashmir: Two terrorists neutralised in a joint operation by security forces and police in a forest area of Thanamandi, Rajouri; operation underway:16 Corps, Indian Army

It’s unfortunate. Rajiv Gandhi was PM, he led the country into the 21st century. He encouraged sports, youth. This Govt wants to saffronise & that’s why they gave another name

– Congress MP K Suresh on Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award renamed as Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award

Appointment of Rakesh Asthana as Delhi commissioner challenged in SC

Opposition is saying that we’re passing bills in a hasty manner; 11 bills in 2007 & in 2011, constitution bills were passed in a hurry. Congress’ Kapil Sibal has admitted to it. We’re are asking Opposition to discuss & yet they make such claims

– Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Voda Idea after retro tax change

Price as on 06 Aug, 2021 01:23 PM, Click on company names for their live prices.

Puducherry reports 88 COVID-19 cases, one fatality

Infection tally rises to 1,21,421, death toll 1,799. Number of active cases stands at 872.

Earthquake of magnitude 3.2 on the Richter scale occurred at 1246 hours in Morigaon, Assam: National Center for Seismology

Lok Sabha adjourned for the day amid protest by opposition over Pegasus, other issues

Lok Sabha passes The Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2021

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