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01. BJP, Assam Pradesh State Committee 2020-23 Announced

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Assam Pradesh has announced the 2020-23 state committee members on Tuesday. The President remains Ranjit Das while the general secretaries are Dr. Rajdeep Roy, Tapan Kumar Gogoi, Pallab Lochan Das, and Phanindra Nath Sarma.

02. Five Assam Candidates Crack UPSC

Four Assam candidates have brought laurels to the state by clearing UPSC mains examination 2019. The candidates are Aranyak Saikia, Tapan Deka, Nibedita Dutta, Sejal Agarawal, and Kishore Sutradhar.

03. Ayodhya Gears Up To Celebrate Bhoomi Pujan of Ram Temple

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, preparations at Ayodhya for Bhoomi Pujan of Ram Temple are going on in full swing. The pilgrims are seen moving to Ayodhya without having any fear of COVID-19 and the city has lit up with colourful lights and decorations amid the Bhoomi Pujan to be held on August 5.

04. Yoga Institutes, Gymnasiums To Lift Shutters from Tomorrow

The government issued fresh guidelines for gymnasiums and yoga institutes which have been allowed to lift shutters from Wednesday (August 5) during Unlock 3. The guidelines said that that the yoga centers and gymnasiums which fall under containment zone shall remain closed until further notice.

05. Bihar CM Recommends CBI Probe Into Sushant Singh Rajput’s Death

Bihar government has recommended a CBI inquiry into the death of Sushant Singh Rajput after the late actor’s family lawyer, Vikas Singh, requested CM Nitish Kumar to transfer the case from Mumbai Police to the central probe agency.

06. Two Large Explosions Rock Lebanon City

Two large explosions shook Beirut in Lebanon on Tuesday, severely injuring many people, witnesses stated in a Reuteurs report. According to RT news, the first explosion struck the city’s port area after 6 pm local time. Another blast took place in the city center.

07. Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Tests COVID-19 Positive

The Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel  Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday tested positive for coronavirus. Through a tweet, Pradhan said he has been admitted to Medanta Hospital after testing positive of COVID-19.

08. 50% Of COVID-19 Deaths Are People Above 60 Years

The Indian ministry of health and family welfare said on Tuesday said, 50 per cent of COVID-19 deaths in India took place in the age group of 60 years and above, while, about 37 per cent of COVID-19 deaths occurred in the age group of 45 to 60 years, and 11 per cent of deaths were recorded in the age group of 26 to 44 years.

09. Prakash Javedkar Launches DD Assam Today

Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar launched Doordarshan Assam, a 24-hour dedicated channel for the State on Tuesday.

10. Govt To Restrict Paramilitary Personnel To Enter Mizoram

Mizoram government has decided not to allow paramilitary personnel enter state till August 15 in the wake of surge in COVID-19 cases among the forces.

11. Manipur Crosses 3,000 mark COVID-19 cases

Manipur’s COVID19 tally crossed 3,000-mark with detection of 98 new cases, including 34 Central Armed Police Forces personnel and active case count of 1,197.

12. Assam Flood: Situation Continues To Improve

Assam Flood situation is continuing to improve with water maintaining receding trend. However, 1.96 lakh people in 15 districts are still affected by the deluge.

13. Theatre Doyen Ebrahim Alkazi Passes Away at 94

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi besides renowned celebrities and personalities condoles passing away of theatre doyen Ebrahim Alkazi. He was the teacher of actors like Naseeruddin Shah and Om Puri and was the longest serving director of National School of Drama.

14. Flight Operations Suspended At Kolkata Airport

Flight operations at Kolkata airport will remain suspended this month on West Bengal’s revised 7 total lockdown days — August 5, 8, 20, 21, 27, 28 and 31.

15. Fluguard Launched For COVID-19 Treatment

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries announced on Tuesday that it has launched Flu Guard (Favipiravir 200mg) at a price of Rs. 35 per tablet, for treating mild to moderate cases of coronavirus infection in India.

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