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  • Last Updated: September 16, 2020, 7:47 AM IST
  • Edited by: Bharvi Dasson


Covid-19 Tally in India Breaches 49 Lakh-mark, 1,054 New Deaths Take Toll to 80,776

India’s COVID-19 caseload sprinted previous 49 lakh with 83,809 folks testing constructive in a day, whereas 38,59,399 folks have recuperated to date. The whole coronavirus instances mounted to 49,30,236, whereas the loss of life toll climbed to 80,776 with 1,054 folks succumbing to the illness in a span of 24 hours,the info up to date at eight am confirmed. Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu examined constructive for the coronavirus.

 India Walks Out of SCO Meet of NSAs after Pakistan Uses ‘Fictitious Map’ 

India walked out of a gathering of the nationwide safety advisors of the member nations of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in protest after the Pakistani consultant used a “fictitious” map exhibiting Indian territories as a part of Pakistan. The assembly, which was chaired by Russia, noticed National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval stroll out.

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‘Not acceptable’: Briefing the Parliament in regards to the ongoing standoff between the 2 militaries in Ladakh, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh mentioned the Indian Army has repeatedly foiled China’s makes an attempt to alter the established order on the LAC and that the Indian forces are absolutely geared and “prepared to deal with all contingencies”. Meanwhile, the opposition accused the Centre of shying from dialogue and walked out of the Lok Sabha. 

Diplomatic channels: China’s overseas ministry denied reviews that Chinese troops are organising a community of fibre optic cables at Ladakh flashpoint. China and India will stay in communication by way of diplomatic and navy channels, overseas ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin was quoted as saying by Reuters.

Poll gimmick? The Union Cabinet is more likely to clear AIIMS for Bihar, the institute shall come up in Darbhanga, sources mentioned. The transfer comes forward of state meeting elections and just lately PM Narendra Modi had praised Bihar for being the “powerhouse of the country’s talent”.

Accusations: President Donald Trump, in his newest shredding of political niceties, prompt that his Democratic opponent Joe Biden has taken medication to enhance his efficiency in debates. The Republican, who’s effectively behind within the polls, initially insinuated throughout a Fox News interview that “something was strange” with what he noticed as Biden’s enchancment throughout the Democratic main season debates.

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Court wrap: The Supreme Court described as “insidious” and “rabid” efforts to focus on a selected group by way of TV exhibits. A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and KM Joseph expressed deep concern on use of energy and attain of digital media to assault a selected group because it heard a petition in opposition to a TV present by a non-public channel on the entry of Muslims in civil companies. Utkarsh Anand writes.

Plasma remedy: The central authorities will evaluate the off-label use of convalescent plasma remedy quickly after the outcomes of the Indian Council of Medical Research’s research of the remedy are peer-reviewed and printed. ICMR Director-General Dr Balram Bhargava mentioned the physique, together with the nationwide process drive on coronavirus and the Union Health Ministry’s joint monitoring group, will evaluate the problem when the trial outcomes are out quickly. Nikhil Ghanekar writes.

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