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World

Japan to extend emergency loan support of Rs 3,500 crore towards India's fight against COVID-19

The loan will have an interest rate of 0.01 percent per annum with a redemption period of 15 years, including a four year grace period

India

India's COVID-19 cases surge past 33.87 lakh after 77,266 test positive in single day, says health ministry

The COVID-19 toll reached 61,529 on Friday after 1,057 more patients succumbed to the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours

India

Sonia Gandhi convenes meeting with CMs of Congress-ruled states today; NEET, JEE exams issue, GST to be discussed

The Supreme Court had last week dismissed a plea seeking postponement of the two exams amid spurt in the number of COVID-19 cases

Entertainment

Red Hot Chilli Peppers guitarist Jack Sherman dies aged 64

Sherman joined Red Hot Chilli Peppers in 1983 replacing guitarist Hillel Slovak. He later left the band upon Slovak's return.

India

Pakistan admits Dawood Ibrahim living in Karachi, imposes financial curbs on underworld don and 87 others

According to a Pakistani govt document, the underworld don, who is wanted in India for carrying out the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, is said to be staying at White House in Karachi

India

Former Jharkhand CM Shibu Soren, wife in home isolation after testing positive for coronavirus

On 7 August, at least 12 security guards posted at Soren’s official residence had tested positive

India

India records over 29 lakh COVID-19 cases with 54,849 deaths; recovery rate at 74.3%

Maharashtra remains worst COVID-affected state with a total of 1,62,806 active cases and 21,359 deaths

India

Andhra Pradesh: At least 14 labourers hospitalised after ammonia gas leak at dairy unit in Chittoor

Chittoor district collector said three labourers of the Hatson company milk processing unit are in a serious condition

science

Mysterious cold gas shot out of the centre of the Milky Way 'like bullets', leaves researcher wondering

Scientists have seen this happen in other galaxies however, this is the first time it has happened in our own.

Entertainment

The Batman logo, teaser poster unveiled by director Matt Reeves

The Batman teaser poster, designed by DC's chief creative officer Jim Lee, depicts the batsuit worn by Robert Pattinson's Bruce Wayne in the film.

Entertainment

Meena Kumari's life to become subject of upcoming biographical drama at Almighty Motion Pictures

Film production company Almighty Motion Picture has acquired the rights of Mahjabeen as Meena Kumari, a book based on the Pakeezah actor.

Sports

On this day: Wrestler Sushil Kumar wins bronze medal at Beijing Olympics in 2008

Later on, in the 2012 London Olympics, Sushil Kumar changed the colour of his medal and clinched a silver medal and became the only Indian (since independence) to win two individual Olympic medals.

India

At least 16 people injured in Uttar Pradesh after bus overturns on Agra-Lucknow expressway; no casualties reported

The passengers injured in the accident on Agra-Lucknow expressway were admitted to the Saifai Medical Institute, said Etawah SSP Akash Tomar

India

Subject Expert Committee seeks DCGI nod to use hepatitis injection in phase 3 trial of COVID-19 vaccine

So far, Thymosin @-1 injection 1.6 mg has been used to treat chronic Hepatitis B

Entertainment

Ellen DeGeneres reportedly gives a second apology to staff for being 'short and impatient'

Ellen DeGeneres reportedly spoke to more than 200 staff members on a conference on Monday and said she 'would try to change'.

Entertainment

Mahesh Bhatt appears before NCW in relation to sex abuse case against modelling firm promoter

Issuing a statement via his production company Vishesh Films, Mahesh Bhatt clarifies he has no association with the firm in question and that his pictures were misused without his permission.

India

40% Indians likely to live in urban areas by 2030, says Hardeep Singh Puri

At a webinar on the Atmanirbhar Bharat mission, Puri added that "India has to build 600 to 800 million square metres of urban space every year till 2030"

India

Air India's Vande Bharat flights to and fro Hong Kong postponed after city authorities ban aviation ops

Last week, the Consulate General of India in Hong Kong had said Air India is planning to operate 2 flights from Hong Kong to Delhi on 18 and 21 August

science

Cosmic heartbeat discovered in gas cloud synced with a black hole by Arecibo, Fermi telescopes

This gas cloud in the constellation Aquilla 'beats' in rhythm with a black hole 100 light-years away.

science

Despite previous claims, scientists says Oumuamua is not a hydrogen iceberg

Oumuamua is mysterious and difficult to understand because it exhibits peculiar properties that comets and asteroids in our solar system haven't shown.