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Economic Times | 06 Jul, 2020 | 11.53PM IST

July 6 News Highlights: India's Covid-19 tally crosses 7 lakh-mark; over 1 crore tests conducted

With another big single-day jump in coronavirus cases, India's COVID-19 tally crossed the seven lakh-mark on Monday, just four days after the number of infections in the country had reached six lakh.

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11:53 PM

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  • National positivity rate stands at 6.73%: MoHFW
  • PAN-Aadhaar linking deadline extended till March, 2021
  • Mandatory e-registration for those travelling to Punjab from Monday midnight
  • Haryana cabinet clears draft ordinance to reserve 75% private sector jobs for residents
  • ASI monuments reopen in Delhi, masks mandatory
  • Govt not considering merger of CBDT, CBIC: FinMin
  • Maharashtra: Hotels outside containment zones can operate from July 8
  • India reviewing around 50 investment proposals from Chinese firms: Sources
  • Hyundai records over 15 lakh visitors on its online car sales platform
  • Airtel customers paying over Rs 499/month to get preference on network
  • MHA permits conduct of examinations by universities and institutions during Unlock period
  • Karnataka govt cancels the licence of 110 pharmacies
  • Worldwide cases cross 11.52 million, death toll at 533,496
  • Delhi cases cross 1 lakh mark, toll at 3,115
11:48 PM

1,245 new coronavirus found in Pune district; 21 more die

  • Tally - 29,844
  • Toll - 890
11:23 PM

Diplomacy has gone strongly digital, India at forefront: FS Shringla

  • Diplomacy has gone strongly digital, adapting to the situation arisen due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and India has been at the forefront of it with Prime Minister Narendra Modi turning challenge into opportunity to start global conversations using virtual platforms, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said on Monday.
  • Speaking at a webinar organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India on 'Implementing the Vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat', Shringla said COVID-19 has disrupted diplomatic calendars causing almost all international meetings and summits to be cancelled.
11:05 PM

Students unable to appear in final-year exams to get another chance; universities will conduct special exams when feasible: HRD Ministry

11:02 PM

Gujarat has become 'epicentre of Chinese investment in India': Congress

11:02 PM

SBI's Northeast HQ's three floors, regional biz office sealed as 30 employees test positive

  • The State Bank of India's Northeast head office's three floors and the entire regional business office were sealed on Monday after at least 30 employees in the two buildings tested positive for COVID-19, officials said.
10:53 PM

Indian app Trell records 1.2 cr downloads since Chinese app block

  • Local lifestyle app Trell on Monday claimed to have recorded over 1.2 crore downloads within five days of the government blocking 59 Chinese apps.
  • The company co-founder Pulkit Agarwal said that the app registered 5 times growth in daily active users and touching 2 crore monthly active users in last two days.
10:47 PM

11 deaths and 1831 new cases reported in Telangana today

  • Tally - 25,733
  • Toll - 306
10:44 PM

Moderate showers in Mumbai; above average rains in city so far

  • After witnessing a spell of heavy rainfall over the past three days, Mumbai and neighbouring Thane received moderate rains on Monday, but the IMD predicted showers will continue in the night in the region.
  • The India Meteorological Department (IMD), in a statement, also said that significant reduction in rainfall is expected over the west coast during the next two days.
10:41 PM

NBCC Q4 net profit down 41 pc at Rs 83.77 cr

10:28 PM

Intermediate semester students will be evaluated based on internal assessment (as per earlier issued guidelines): Union HRD Minister

10:27 PM

An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 hit 30 km southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan at 21:36:26 IST, today: National Center for Seismology

10:10 PM

The terminal semester(s)/final year(s) examinations be conducted by the universities/institutions by the end of September 2020: UGC

10:07 PM

Earthquake of magnitude 4.0 on the Richter scale struck 304km Southeast of Dushanbe, Tajikistan at 2057 hours: National Center for Seismology

10:00 PM

Jammu & Kashmir to re-open for tourism soon

Govt to issue detailed guidelines and SoP shortly. LG issues directions in a high-level meeting in Srinagar today: Rohit Kansal, Principal Secy- Power and Information, J&K
09:59 PM

UGC issues revised guidelines on examinations and academic calendar for universities

09:48 PM

K'taka plans to give frontline health workers risk allowance

  • Karnataka government is considering providing risk allowance to frontline healthcare workers fighting against COVID-19, state Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar said on Monday.
  • He said the government was also considering awarding five marks in the NEET exam to medical students involved in COVID-19 related work.
09:47 PM

Government of India appoints IAS Injeti Srinivas as Chairman, International Financial Services Centres Authority

09:39 PM

Frequency of trains between Howrah and Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad reduced from daily to weekly on request of West Bengal govt: Railway official

09:36 PM

India's COVID-19 tally crosses 7 lakh-mark; over 1 crore tests conducted

09:36 PM

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 11.52 million, death toll at 533,496

09:35 PM

Indian & foreign coaches will be hired on a contractual basis of 4 yrs: Kiren Rijiju

Indian & foreign coaches will be hired on a contractual basis of 4 yrs keeping in mind with the Olympic Games. We've also removed a salary cap of Rs 2 lakh for Indian coaches. These decisions will bring stability in coaching&training : Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju
09:34 PM

Maharashtra allows private establishments to conduct covid tests of their staff subject to conditions: State Medical Education and Drugs Department

09:34 PM

Farooq Lone and Zubair Ahmed Raza appointed as members of Jammu & Kashmir Public Service Commission: Department of Information and Public Relations, J&K Govt

09:19 PM

Mumbai reports 1,201 new COVID-19 cases and 39 deaths, taking case count to 85,326 and fatalities to 4,935: BMC

09:03 PM

246 new cases in Jammu and Kashmir today

  • Tally - 8675
  • Toll - 138
09:01 PM

Karnataka govt cancels the licence of 110 pharmacies

Karnataka Government cancels the licence of 110 pharmacies for not maintaining details of customers purchasing drugs related to Influenza-like Illnesses (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Illnesses (SARI), cough, sneeze and fever.
09:01 PM

RIL becomes first domestic firm to cross Rs 12 lakh cr m-cap mark

  • Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) on Monday added another feather to its cap as its market valuation crossed Rs 12 lakh crore mark, a first by any domestic company.
  • The company's market valuation rose by Rs 40,508.8 crore to Rs 11,73,677.35 crore at close of trade on the BSE.
  • RIL's partly paid-up shares crossed Rs 40,000 crore in market cap, thereby taking the aggregate market capitalisation of RIL to Rs 12.14 lakh crore (USD 163.1 billion).
08:55 PM

Pvt trains to share gross revenue with railways, including earnings from preferred seats, baggage, ads

Just like in airlines, passengers of private trains, once launched, could have to pay for preferred seats, baggage and onboard services, the earnings from which will be part of the gross revenue to be shared with the Railways, according to a document of the national transporter.
08:54 PM

House-to-house testing in Guwahati after jump in COVID-19 cases

- Assam health minister

08:42 PM

Karnataka reported 1,843 new cases and 30 deaths

  • Tally - 25,317
  • Toll - 401
08:32 PM

COVID-19: 1.82 lakh antigen tests conducted in Delhi since June 18

08:17 PM

Online exam to start from Jul 10, left out students can appear in physical exam in Sept: DU to HC

08:15 PM

MHA permits conduct of examinations by universities and institutions during Unlock period: Officials

MHA, in a letter to Union Higher Education Secy, today permitted conduct of exams by universities & institutions. The final Term Exams are to be compulsorily conducted as per UGC Guidelines and as per the Standard Operating Procedure approved by Union Ministry of Health: MHA
07:57 PM

Delhi petrol pump owners seek reduction of VAT on petroleum products

  • Petrol pump owners in the national capital on Monday urged Delhi government to reduce VAT on petroleum products, citing lower rates in neighbouring states.
  • The increase in value added tax (VAT) on diesel is resulting in heavy loss of sales at petrol pumps in Delhi and making it unviable to operate them, the Delhi Petrol Dealers Association (DPDA), which has around 400 petrol pump owners as members, said in a statement.
07:53 PM

Maharashtra reports 5,368 new cases and 204 deaths

  • Tally - 2,11,987
  • Toll - 9,026
07:51 PM

Delhi cases cross 1 lakh mark

1379 new cases and 48 deaths reported today
  • Tally - 1,00,823
  • Toll - 3,115
07:36 PM

COVID-19: Vistara will let passenger book adjacent seat at discount to keep it vacant

  • A passenger planning to travel on a Vistara flight will soon be able to book the adjacent seat as well at a discounted rate so as to keep it vacant, said its Chief Commercial Officer Vinod Kannan on Monday.
  • This statement came after Vistara released a survey on Monday that stated 24 per cent passengers were worried that fellow flyers would not adhere to coronavirus-related health protocols while flying.
07:26 PM

Airtel customers paying over Rs 499/month to get preference on network

  • Bharti Airtel on Monday said it will give preference to platinum mobile customers, who pay Rs 499 and above per month for post paid connection, on its 4G network.
  • The platinum customers will get better 4G speed on Bharti Airtel network compared to other customers.
  • "Airtel has deployed advanced technologies that give its Platinum mobile customers preference on the network. As a result all Platinum customers will experience faster 4G speeds. As part of the Airtel Thanks program, all postpaid mobile customers on Rs 499 and above plans are designated as Platinum," the company said in a statement.
07:15 PM

Facebook, WhatsApp say suspending user info requests from Hong Kong Government: AFP news agency

07:12 PM

Hyundai records over 15 lakh visitors on its online car sales platform

With the 'Click To Buy' online sales platform, that integrates over 600 dealerships, the auto major is offering a complete end-to-end online car buying solution that enables customers to purchase cars from the convenience and safety of their homes, HMIL said in a statement.
07:12 PM

NHRC issues notices to UP govt, police chief over deaths of people in fire at illegal candle-manufacturing factory in Ghaziabad

06:54 PM

Eco package, opening up of economy post lock down have begun showing results: Survey

  • The opening up of India's economy post lockdown and implementation of the economic package unveiled by the government have started showing results on the ground with initial signs of improvement in the performance of businesses now visible, says a survey.
  • The Ficci-Dhruva Advisors industry survey was conducted in June 2020 and saw participation of over 100 top corporate executives (CxOs) from across sectors.
06:53 PM

Toyota suspends work at Bidadi plant for a day after worker succumbs to COVID-19

06:47 PM

Chandigarh reports 21 new cases

  • Tally - 487
  • Toll - 6
06:41 PM

Kerala reports 193 new cases today, taking the total number of positive cases to 5,522

06:31 PM

Tata Sons are providing 20 ambulances, 100 ventilators and Rs 10 crores cash donation to Maharashtra: State CMO

06:27 PM

MG Motor opens bookings for Hector Plus

  • MG Motor India on Monday opened bookings for its upcoming multi-purpose vehicle Hector Plus, which will be launched later this month.
  • The company said the six-seater vehicle with two 'captain seats' in the middle row can be booked with payment of Rs 50,000.
  • MG Motor India President & Managing Director Rajeev Chaba had earlier stated that the new model will be costlier than the company's existing sport utility vehicle (SUV) Hector by about Rs 1 lakh.
06:20 PM

China has caused great damage to the United States and the rest of the World!: Trump

China has caused great damage to the United States and the rest of the World!: Trump
06:19 PM

Current economic scenario in India as well as global markets is challenging

- N Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Consumer Products Ltd

06:17 PM

India reviewing around 50 investment proposals from Chinese firms: Sources

  • The Indian government is reviewing around 50 investment proposals involving Chinese companies under a new screening policy, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
  • Under new rules announced by India in April, all investments by entities based in neighbouring countries need to be approved by the Indian government, whether for new or additional funding. China is the biggest of these investors and the rules drew criticism from Chinese investors and Beijing, which called the policy discriminatory.
06:06 PM

Tamil Nadu reports 61 deaths and 3,827 new cases today

  • Tally- 1,14,978
  • Toll - 1,571
05:57 PM

Guidelines being framed for online classes, Centre tells HC

  • The Centre on Monday informed the Madras High Court that rules and regulations are being framed for online education.
  • Additional Solicitor General Sankara Narayanan made a submission to this effect before a division bench comprising Justice MM Sundresh and Justice R. Hemalatha.
05:56 PM

TMC writes to Election Commission against postal ballot voting for people aged above 65; says it's "unconstitutional"

05:55 PM

Assam's Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary to be upgraded into national park

- Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal

05:55 PM

Hotels will operate at 33% capacity and certain conditions: Maharashtra Government

05:43 PM

Govt not considering merger of CBDT, CBIC: FinMin

05:26 PM

Odisha govt allows counter sale of Out Still liquor & ENA based country liquor in shops(outside containment zones) from July 7

  • Home delivery of Out Still Liquor & ENA based Country Liquor was allowed from July 1. Now, govt has allowed counter sale of Out Still liquor & ENA based country liquor in the shops (except in containment zones) in addition to home delivery from July 7.
  • Opening hours to be rescheduled to 7 am to 6 pm (to avoid evening crowds).
  • There will not be any consumption inside the shop premises of 0.S. liquor or ENA based country liquor shop.
05:24 PM

Bihar: Midday Meal Scheme for May, June and July 2020

Bihar Education Department instructs senior district education officers to provide 8 kg ration and Rs 358 to children studying in Class 1-5 and 12 kg ration and Rs 536 to students of Class 6-8.
05:23 PM

Manipur Governor reallocates Finance, Science and Technology, and Economics and Statics portfolios

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