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01. UNLOCK 3.0 Guwahati: Liquor “On” Shops Timings

The Kamrup Metro district administration on Thursday has announced of all IMFL (Indian Made Foreign Liquor) “on” shops are allowed to be opened from 10 AM to 5 PM. IMF “on” shops are places where one can purchase and consume liquor while “off” shops are only wine shops.

02. BCCI, Vivo India Suspend IPL 2020 Partnership

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Chinese smartphone maker Vivo’ s national arm Vivo India on Thursday have announced the suspension of their partnership for this year’s Indian Premier League, an official statement stated.

03. CBI Probe In Sushant Rajput Case Illegal: Rhea Chakraborty

Sushant Singh Rajput’s friend Rhea Chakraborty who sought a transfer of the case filed against her in Patna to Mumbai said the Central Bureau of Investigation should stay away till the Supreme Court has given its verdict on the issue, she said in a statement this evening.

04. After quitting as J&K Lt Governor, GC Murmu Is India’s New Comptroller And Auditor General

GC Murmu, who resigned two days ago as Lieutenant Governor of Jammu Kashmir, has been appointed as the country’s new auditor general. Mr Murmu had resigned from his post in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday and Manoj Sinha was appointed as his successor.

05. Delhi: Man Accused Of Raping 12-Year-Old Girl Arrested

A man accused of raping and torturing a 12-year-old girl in her Delhi house has been arrested, the police said. The survivor underwent a surgery at AIIMS hospital and was critical, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said earlier today, calling it a barbaric crime.

06. Court Rejects Indrani Mukerjea’s Bail Plea

A special CBI court in Mumbai rejected the bail plea of Indrani Mukerjea, the prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, noting that the possibility of the accused influencing prosecution witnesses cannot be ruled out.

07. 8 Patients Killed In Fire At Ahmedabad COVID Hospital

Eight coronavirus patients died in a huge fire that broke out in the intensive care ward of a Shrey Hospital in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad at 3 AM on Thursday morning. Eight fire engines and 10 ambulances of the fire department were rushed to the site.

08. TV Actor Samir Sharma Found Dead At Mumbai Home

TV actor and model Samir Sharma was found dead last night at his Mumbai home, police said. The 44-year-old actor was found hanging in the kitchen of his Malad flat, police said, adding that they suspect he killed himself.

09.  Nirav Modi To Be Remanded In Custody Until August 27

Fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi who has been fighting extradition to India was further remanded in custody until August 27 on Thursday. The announcement came at a regular remand hearing before a UK court on charges over USD 2 billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud and money laundering case on Modi.

10. Centre Releases 890.32 Cr For States To Fight COVID-19

The union government released Rs. 890.32 cr as the second installment of the COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package to 22 States and Union Territories (UTs) on Thursday, an official statement said.

11. No Clear Mortality Benefit Of Plasma Therapy: AIIMS

Convalescent plasma therapy did not show benefit in reducing mortality risk among COVID-19 patients, according to an interim analysis of a randomised controlled trial done at AIIMS in Delhi to assess the efficacy of this mode of treatment, a PTI news agency report stated.

12. India’s COVID-19 Recovery Rate Climbs To 67.62%

The ministry of health and family welfare on Thursday informed the recovery rate has continued its upward journey to reach another record high of 67.62% amongst COVID-19 patients. The total recoveries of COVID-19 patients have jumped to 13,28,336 with 46,121 COVID-19 patients being discharged in the last 24 hours. The spike in recoveries has led to the gap between recovered patients and active COVID-19 cases to reach 7,32,835, the ministry said.

13. After Beirut Blast, Chennai Found With 700 Tonnes Of Explosive Chemicals

Two days after 135 people died and thousands injured in Lebanon’s Beirut due to an explosion that occurred from unsafe storage of ammonium nitrate, major concerns have aroused as about 700 tonnes of explosive chemicals have been stored for years under the custody of the Customs Department at the outskirts of Tamil Nadu’s capital city Chennai.

14. Five Indians Injured In Beirut Blast

Five Indians suffered minor injuries in the deadly explosion that ravaged the Lebanese capital of Beirut on Tuesday, Ministry of External Affairs said.

15. Vande Bharat: Over 9 Lakhs Stranded Indians Returned To India

Over 9,30,000 stranded Indians have returned from abroad after the government launched the ‘Vande Bharat’ evacuation mission on May 7 in view of the coronavirus pandemic, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said.

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