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01. EIA Violates Sole Principle of 1986 EPA: Balipara Foundation

Balipara Foundation said that the draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) leads to the violation of the sole motive and basic principle of the 1986 Environment Protection Act. EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) is an important process to evaluate the environmental impact of a proposed project. 

02. Union Home Minister Amit Shah Tests COVID-19+

Union Home Minister Amit Shah tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, he informed through his own twitter handle. He said that he is getting admitted to a hospital on the advice of doctors.

03. Tinsukia: No Fire Occur At Baghjan Oil Well, Clarifies Dist Admin

The Tinsukia district administration clarified that the fire at Baghjan Oil Well which has been reported to have spread to some neighbouring farmlands and has created panic and havoc in the region is completely false. The District Administration hereby clarified that the fire has occurred in farmland near the Maguri Matapung Beel, approximately 1.5 to 2 kms away from the said Baghjan Oil Well, under Baghjan Police Station and was lit to clear the farmland from bushes as reported.

04. Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa Tested COVID Positive

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa tweeted late Sunday night that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. 77-year-old Yediyurappa said that he was fine but had been hospitalised on the advice of doctors.

05. New Ayodhya Railway Station To Be Completed In 2021

Phase 1 of new Ayodhya railway station, modelled on Ram temple, to be completed by June 2021, Northern Railway general manager informed. Sanctioned in 2017-2018, new Ayodhya station will be constructed at cost of around Rs 104 crore.

06. Fresh Guidelines Issued For International Passengers Arriving In India 

The Indian Health Ministry has issued fresh guidelines for arriving international passengers which will be operational from August 8. The guidelines state that before planning to travel, all travelers should submit a self-declaration form on the online portal – newdelhiairport.in at least 72 hours before the scheduled travel. 

07. Britain Likely To Mint Coin Honouring Mahatma Gandhi

Britain is planning to mint a coin to honour and commemorate Mahatma Gandhi, amid growing interest in acknowledging the contributions of people from different racial and minority ethnic communities.

08. Social Worker Leena Bhattacharyya Passes Away

Retired employee of State Bank of India (SBI), socialworker and renowned citizen of Zoo-Road Tiniali Leena Bhattacharyya passed away on Sunday evening at a private nursing home in Guwahati. She was 61 at the time of her death.

09. Amitabh Bachchan Tests COVID-19 Negative, Discharged From Hospital

Bollywood’s Big B Amitabh Bachchan who was tested positive for COVID-19 has been discharged from Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai after he tested negative of the virus on Sunday.

10. President Kovind Greets On Eve of Raksha Bandhan

President Ram Nath Kovind greets citizens on the eve of Raksha Bandhan, asks them to take a pledge to stand for honour and dignity of women so that they can contribute their best for nation and society.

11. COVID-19 Recovery Rate Rises To 65.44%

With 51,225 patients cured and discharged in a day, India’s total recoveries have surged to 11,45,629 and exceeded active cases of Covid-19 by 5,77,899 as on date, while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 2.13%. The recovery rate has climbed to 65.44%, the Union health ministry said on Sunday.

12. Sachin Pilot Must Have Conversation First, Says Congress On Whether He Can Return

After Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said he will embrace rebel Congressmen if they apologise to the “high command”, the Congress on Sunday made it clear that Sachin Pilot must first spell out his position unequivocally and hold a conversatio

13. Military Commanders Of India And China Held Fifth Round Of Talks

After the talks held between the Indian and Chinese armies , the Ministry of External Affairs said both sides agreed that an early and complete disengagement of the troops along the LAC in accordance with bilateral agreement and protocols was essential for overall development of relations between the two nations.

14. Biography of India’s Youngest Basketball Captain 

A new book on the inspirational story of Vishesh Bhriguvanshi, India’s youngest basketball team captain, will hit the stands on August 29, the National Sports Day, announced publishing house Bluerose.

15. Delhi: Umar Khalid Questioned

The Delhi Police Special Cell questioned former JNU student Umar Khalid for around three hours in connection with the Northeast Delhi riots, following which his phone was seized.

She suffered from brain stroke due to high blood pressure and was under treatment at hospital for few days.

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