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India reports 30,093 new cases
There have been 45,254 recoveries, and 374 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry
Total cases: 3,11,74,322
Active cases: 4,06,130
Total recoveries: 3,03,53,710
Death toll: 4,14,482
Total vaccination: 41,18,46,401
Rockets landed near the Presidential Palace in downtown Kabul during Eid prayers: Afghanistan’s TOLOnews
Congress MP given notice
Congress MP Manickam Tagore has given Adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha on ‘Pegasus Project’ media report issue
AAP MP gives Zero Hour notice in RS on ‘Pegasus Project’ report
On Monday, the AAP MP gave a suspension of business notice under rule 267 over revelations of the scale of Pegasus spyware. Rajya Sabha witnessed three adjournments, on the first day of the monsoon session on Monday before it was adjourned for the day.
Since the start of the pandemic, the World Bank Group has committed or mobilised a record USD 157 billion in new financing, an unprecedented level of support for an unprecedented crisis
– World Bank Group President David Malpass
Congress on Pegasus
Congress to hold press conferences in every state tomorrow on the ‘Pegasus Project’ media report. State units of the party will stage protest march to Raj Bhavans across the country on July 22
S Korea PM apologizes for virus surge on destroyer
South Korea’s prime minister has offered a public apology over a large-scale coronavirus outbreak on a destroyer on an anti-piracy mission off East Africa. Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum said Tuesday the government is “very sorry for failing to carefully take care of the health of our soldiers who are devoting themselves to the country.”
Parts of Delhi to receive light rains today
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday predicted light rains for several parts of the national capital. The weather body also predicted a drizzle for Haryana’s Sonipat and Uttar Pradesh over the next two hours.
US improves travel advisory
United States has improved the travel advisory for India, lowering it from the highest Level 4, which means no travel, to Level 3, which urges citizens to reconsider travel.
WB travel advisory
West Bengal government made it mandatory for all in-bound flight passengers (commercial and non-commercial flight) to produce either a proof of full vaccination or a negative RT-PCR report to enter the state.
Blinken speaks to Iranian-American journalist after kidnap plot
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken offered support Monday to an Iranian-American journalist after prosecutors say Tehran plotted to kidnap her in New York. “Good conversation today with @AlinejadMasih, who has demonstrated tremendous courage,” Blinken tweeted after talking with Masih Alinejad, a journalist known for her criticism of the clerical state including its requirement that women veil themselves.
Leftist Pedro Castillo is Peru’s president-elect
Leftist school teacher Pedro Castillo was proclaimed Peru’s president-elect Monday by an elections jury after reviewing claims of electoral fraud raised by his right-wing rival, Keiko Fujimori. The trade unionist, 51, was declared the victor six weeks after a polarizing vote that leaves Fujimori facing an imminent corruption trial.
IS claims responsibility for Iraq market bombing
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility early Tuesday for a market bombing that killed at least 30 people and wounded dozens in Iraq’s capital Baghdad on the eve of Eid al-Adha holiday celebrations.