01. Finally Lord Ram Will Get Its Own Temple: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed that Ram Lalla (infant Lord Ram) who has been living in tents for years will finally get a temple of his own now. “Today, Ram Janmbhoomi breaks free of the cycle of breaking and getting built again – that had been going on for centuries,” said PM Modi.
02. COVID-19+ Mothers Can Breastfeed Their Child: WCD
The Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry has instructed all field functionaries and healthcare providers to reassure mothers to initiate and continue to breastfeed their infants as per guidelines even if they have tested positive for COVID-19 as breastfeeding helps to protect a baby even if the mother is infected with coronavirus.
03. Alaboi Battle: Govt To Set Up War Memorial
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Ministers Himanta Biswa Sarma and Keshab Mahanta paid rich tribute to the Assam soldiers who attained martyrdom in the 1669 Alaboi Battle. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also announced that the state government would set up a war memorial at Kamrup as a part of the government’s rich tribute to the devotion, dedication, martyrdom of the soldiers.
04. Manipur: Congress Issues Whip to MLAs To Attend Assembly on Aug 10
The Congress in Manipur has issued a whip to its 24 MLAs to attend one-day Assembly session on August 10 and vote in support of no confidence motion against the BJP-led government for which the party legislators have already given notice to the Speaker, reported news agency PTI.
05. Assam COVID-19: 6 More Succumb To Disease
Six more persons succumbed to COVID-19 in Assam on Wednesday, taking the toll to 121, tweeted Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. The minister condoled the death of the deceased.
06. Heavy Rains Lashes Mumbai
With heavy rain battering Mumbai city and adjoining districts from Tuesday night and continuously on Wednesday, the Colaba weather observatory has recorded 229.6 mm rain in about nine hours (from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm)—the season’s heaviest rainfall for south Mumbai.
07. Section 144 Imposed In Parts Of Guwahati
Assam’s Kamrup Metro district administration has imposed Section 144 of CrPC in some parts of Guwahati. The areas are Bharalumukh, Fatasil Ambari, Gorchuk, and Azara Police Station, said reports. Assembly of more than five persons has been prohibited without prior permission from the competent authorities, said reports.
08. Dibrugarh Jail Turns Into COVID-19 Hotspot
Dibrugarh Central Jail has turned out to be another COVID-19 Hotspot of Assam with more than 100 prisoners and jail staff having tested positive for COVID-19 in a single day.
09. SC Refers Pleas Against Economic Quota To 5-Judge Bench
The Supreme Court on Wednesday referred to five-judge Constitution Bench pleas challenging the central government’s decision to grant 10 per cent quota to Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) in jobs and admissions in the general category.
10. Case Against 11 Sanitizer Brands After Quality Test In Haryana
Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Wednesday said cases have been registered against 11 sanitizer brands after their samples failed quality parameters. “Out of the reports received so far, 109 samples passed quality tests, while 14 failed. Among these, 9 brands were found substandard, while 5 brands were found with excessive quantity of methanol present in it, which is harmful,” he said.
11. Emergency Aid Lands In Lebanon As World Offers Support
Emergency medical aid and pop-up field hospitals were dispatched to Lebanon Wednesday along with rescue experts and tracking dogs, as the world reached out to the victims of the explosion that devastated Beirut. The blast centred on the city’s port caused massive destruction and killed at least 113 people, heaping misery on a country already in crisis.
12. Sonitpur: Bajrang Dal Members Attacked By Miscreants
On the auspicious day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Ram Temple at Ayodhya, some miscreants in Assam have attacked the members of Bajrang Dal in Sonitpur while they took out a bike rally.
13. 90% Of Recovered COVID-19 Patients In Wuhan Suffering From Lung Damage
Ninety per cent of a sample group of coronavirus-recovered patients from a prominent hospital in China’s Wuhan city where the pandemic broke out have reported lung damage and five per cent of them are again in quarantine after testing positive for the virus, according to a media report on Wednesday.
14. Tibetan Parliament-In-Exile To Hold Elections In 2021
The election for the 17th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile will be held next year, the Chief Election Commission of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) announced on Wednesday. The 2021 general elections will be held to elect the fifth directly elected Sikyong or president of the CTA and the 17th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile (TPiE).
15. Harmanpreet Kaur Wants First Edition Of Women’s IPL To Be Held In India When “Time Is Right”
Indian women’s T20I captain Harmanpreet Kaur on Wednesday said she wants the first edition of the women’s Indian Premier League (IPL) to take place in India when the ”time is right”. She said, “I think we are definitely in the right direction towards having a women’s IPL, I feel the first edition of women’s IPL should be held in India when the time is right”.