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01. PM Modi, President Ghani Discuss Security Situation, Terrorism

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ashraf Ghani on Monday discussed the evolving security situation in the region against the backdrop of a spike in terrorist violence in Afghanistan.

02. ONGC Seals Leaking Gas Pipeline In Assam

A major incident was averted at Assam’s Sibsagar district on Monday after the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) quickly sealed a natural gas pipeline that had suffered a leakage.

03. DTO Kamrup, 3 Others Under Suspension

Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary on Monday directed the Transport Department to place DTO Kamrup Metro and three others under suspension for irregularities in motor vehicle tax.

04. Ayodhya Ceremony: Security Code Entry For The Inauguration

Two days before the grand Ram Temple ceremony at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh, details like the guest list and the invitation card have been unveiled. Each invitation has a security code that will work only once; if the guest exits the venue they will not be allowed back in.

05. Raksha Bandhan: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s Message About Brother Rahul

On the festival of Raksha Bandhan, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi, wished brother Rahul Gandhi on Twitter. “I have learned love, truth and patience from my brother while living with him through happiness and sorrow. I am proud to have such a brother”.

06. Andhra Chief Minister Launches E-Rakshabandhan For Cybercrime Awareness

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy launched E-Rakshabandhan in the state capital Amaravati on Monday. It is an innovative virtual cybercrime awareness programme of the state CID and the police. The programme was organised to ensure the safety of women and children in cyberspace. It is a month-long programme to bring awareness in the public, especially women, youth and children.

07. Difficult To Predict If India Will See Second Wave Of COVID-19: ICMR Chief

ICMR chief Dr Balram Bhargava said has said that it is difficult to predict whether or not India will see a second wave of COVID-19 infections and there will be smaller peaks at different times due to varied geography of the country.

08. Thunderstorm In Rajasthan, UP, Bihar, Bengal In Next 48 Hours: IMD

India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued a warning of possible severe thunderstorms over parts of East Rajasthan, West Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal.

09. JEE Advanced 2020 Cancelled In Foreign Centres

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Joint Entrance Examination Advanced, or JEE Advanced 2020 will not be conducted in foreign examination centres, an official statement by the Indian Institute of Delhi said.

10. ISIL Militants Storm Prison In Afghanistan, 29 Killed

At least 29 people have died and over 50 have been wounded in a clash between Afghan security forces and militants claimed to be from ISIL group who raided and attacked a jail overnight in Afghanistan, officials said on Monday to Al Jazeera.

11. IIM CAT 2020 Registration Starts Soon

Indian Institute of Management Indore, the conducting body of Common Admission Test, or CAT 2020, has announced that registration for the management entrance examination will start on August 5. Candidates who meet the required eligibility criteria will be able to fill up the CAT 2020 application form up to September 16.

12.  Badminton: India Handed Relatively Easy Draw In Thomas And Uber Cup Final

India have been handed relatively easy draws in the twice rescheduled Thomas and Uber Cup Finals slated to be held from October 3 to 11 in Aarhus, Denmark. Both the men’s and women’s team are seeded fifth in the tournament.

13. Serum-Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine Gets DCGI Nod For Human Trials

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) on Monday has given approval to Serum Institute of India, Pune to conduct Phase II+III clinical trials of Oxford University-Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine (COVISHIELD) in India.

14. FIFA 21 Gameplay Trailer Will Release Tuesday

The gameplay trailer for FIFA 21 will be released Tuesday, publisher EA Sports has announced, giving the first proper look at new gameplay features from the annual update to the world’s biggest football simulation video game

15. Rahul Dravid May Head COVID-19 Task Force: BCCI

In the wake of coronavirus infection, the BCCI is forming a COVID-19 task force and it will include, among others, former captain and National Cricket Academy chief Rahul Dravid. Dravid being the head of NCA is likely to be the head of the said task force, the apex body said.

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