01. No Vaccine Before 2021
A vaccine against COVID-19 will be available in India not before the first quarter of 2021. This has been suggested by certain senior government officials today. They officials, to be precise, were answering the questions of the members of the Rajya Sabha Standing Committee on science and technology.
02. Conrad Sangma Wants Violators Punished
CM Conrad Sangma wants the violators involved in the Greenwood incident to be punished. The violators, who attended a wedding at Greenwood Resort, have been accused of suppression of facts and violation of protocols.
03. COVID-19: 701 Patients Recovered In Assam On Friday
A total of 701 patients were released across Assam on Friday. This takes the figure of total discharged patients to 9848. Active cases stand at 4714.
04.“Treatment To Akhil Is Worse” – Lurinjyoti Gogoi
General Secretary of AASU has now come out in support of Akhil Gogoi and against the alleged fascist tendencies of the ruling government. “The treatment meted out to #AkhilGogoi in a democratic republic is worse than what we can expect to happen in a dictatorship..,” he tweeted.
05. COVID-19: Lakhimpur Reports Highest Single-Day Count
Lakhimpur district witnessed a record number of 34 COVID-19 positive cases on Friday. 21 of these infected people are from North Lakhimpur Town, the district headquarters of the Lakhimpur district. A total of 12 cases, out of the above figure, are from K.B. Road, one of the busiest places of the town.
06. NDFB Chief Ranjan Daimary Tests COVID+
NDFB Chief Ranjan Daimary has tested positive for COVID-19 today. He has been taken to MMCH for treatment. He was reportedly among the 19 inmates of the Guwahati Central Jail who were infected by the contagion today.
07. Guwahati Lockdown May Be Extended
The ongoing lockdown in Guwahati may be extended. This was suggested at a meeting of NHM held on Friday. A final decision in this regard is expected to be taken on Saturday.
08. Rahul Gandhi Wants Independent Review of Chinese Intrusion
Gandhi said that The government should listen to defence veterans and allow an independent fact-finding mission to “identify incursion, intrusion and encroachment” by China
09. Pune To Face Full Lockdown
The Maharashtra Government announced that a comprehensive lockdown will be enforced in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad from July 13-23.
10. ICMR Plans Nationwide Survey
ICMR plans a nationwide sero-survey to find the population’s exposure to COVID-19 virus. It will check for antibodies against the contagion.
11. BCCI CEO’s Resignation Accepted
BCCI accepted the resignation of its CEO Rahul Johri. He has been asked to leave office with immediate effect.
12. Mukesh Ambani 7th Richest Man
Mukesh Ambani overcomes Waren Buffet to become world’s 7th richest person, as per Forbes data.
13. Google To Invest In Italy
Google will invest over 900 miillion US dollars in the next five years to promote digitalization in Italy.
14. India and China Should Be Rivals
Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Weidong said that both the countries should be partners and work together to maintain peace at borders.
15. Assamese TV Serial Actress Preety Kongana Files FIR
Preety Kongana filed an FIR against two persons who allegedly made offensive remarks at her on social media over one of her dramas.