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01. Eid-Ul-Zuha: 5 Persons Allowed To Offer Namaz In Mosques

On the upcoming occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha to be observed August 1 amid the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the Kamrup Metropolitan district administration has permitted five worshippers to offer namaz maintaining social distancing norms in Mosques and Idgahs.

02. Nagaland Extends Lockdown Till August 31

The Nagaland government on Thursday decided to extend the ongoing lockdown measures in the state by a month till August 31 in view of the rising cases of coronavirus in the state, a senior minister said.

03. Delhi Government’s Job Portal Receives 3 Lakh Applications In 3 Days

On Monday, Delhi government had launched its jobs portal ‘Rozgaar Bazaar’ to connect employers and job seekers, and today the Delhi Chief Minister announced that it had received a tremendous response with 7,577 employers had registered themselves and offered 2,04,785 job vacancies. But the number of job seekers is much higher with 3,22,865 applications.

04. Manipur: 3 Assam Rifles Jawans Martyred in IED Blast

Three security personnel of the Assam Rifles unit on Thursday died and four others were severely injured in an explosion and subsequent firing by terrorists in the Chandel district of Manipur, bordering Myanmar. According to reports, the terrorists were affiliated to the local group People’s Liberation Army.

05. Living With Sushant Rajput, Left On June 8: Rhea To Court

Actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s friend Rhea Chakraborty has told the Supreme Court that she lived with him for a year and shifted on June 8 — just six days before the 34-year-old as found dead in his Mumbai house. Sushant Rajput’s family has accused Chakraborty of fraud and abetment to suicide, and a case has been filed against her in Patna.

06. Delhi Doctors Save Man Stuck In Assam Floods Via Video-Conference

Doctors of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi saved the life of a man through video-conferencing, who was stuck in a flooded area in Assam and suffering from acute liver failure.

07. Jet Airways Acquires Ownership Of Six Boeing Planes

Jet Airways, which is undergoing an insolvency resolution process, has acquired ownership of six Boeing aircraft along with engines worth of USD 13,000,000, according to a regulatory filing.

08. Sonia Gandhi Admitted To Hospital

Indian National Congress president Sonia Gandhi was admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Thursday for routine tests, hospital authorities said. She was admitted to the private facility in Delhi at 7 pm for “routine tests and investigations”, the hospital said in a health bulletin.“Her condition is currently stable,” Dr. D S Rana, the chairman of the Board of Management of the hospital, was quoted as saying in the bulletin.

09. Cricketer Hardik Pandya Blessed With Baby Boy

Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya on Thursday shared the news of becoming a father to a baby son on social media. Hardik posted a photograph on his Instagram, in which he is seen holding his newborn’s little hand.

10. Names Of Galwan Martyrs To Be Inscribed On National War Memorial

The names of the 20 Indian soldiers killed while combatting Chinese troops at Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh on June 15 will be inscribed on the National War Memorial in Delhi.

11. Ayodhya: Priests, Cops At Ram Temple Test COVID-19 +

A junior priest at the Ram temple in Ayodhya has been found positive for coronavirus. Pradeep Das, who is a pupil of the head priest Acharya Satyendra Das at Ram temple, has been put on home isolation following the test. A total of four priests are given charge of taking care of the Ram temple. Das, who tested positive, is one of them. On the other hand, at least 16 police personnel on duty at the temple have also tested positive for Covid-19, following which all of them have been asked to isolate at home.

12. Priyanka Gandhi Vacates Government Bungalow

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi has vacated the bungalow allotted to her by the central government in 35, Lodhi estate of Luyten’s zone on Thursday.

13. Johnson & Johnson Starts Human Trial For Its COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

Johnson & Johnson on Thursday kicked off US human safety trials for its COVID-19 vaccine after releasing details of a study in monkeys that showed its best-performing vaccine candidate offered strong protection in a single dose.

14. Rajendra Singh Dhami, Wheelchair Cricketer, Turns Labourer During Lockdown

A player for India’s national wheelchair cricket team has been forced into work as a manual labourer as he is left jobless by the coronavirus pandemic. Rajendra Singh Dhami previously earned a living from prize money and sponsorship, supplemented by income from working as a coach, despite wheelchair cricket not being a professional game in India.

15. Guinness World Records Honours Shakuntala Devi For ”Fastest Human Computation”

Guinness World Records on Thursday honoured Indian math genius Shakuntala Devi with the long overdue record title for ”fastest human computation”, four decades after she achieved the feat. The fastest human computation is 28 seconds and was achieved by Shakuntala Devi by successfully multiplying two randomly selected 13-digit numbers, at Imperial College London, UK, on June 18, 1980.

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