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Health

COVID-19 notified as disaster; Rs 4 lakh ex-gratia for death

The notification of COVID-19 as a national disaster follows a steep rise in the number of patients and one death each in Karnataka and Delhi

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India

Disaster resilience: Modi urges G20 states to collaborate

Disaster resilience is the ability of individuals, communities, organisations and states to adapt to and recover from hazards, shocks or stresses without compromising long-term prospects for development

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Astronomy

RISAT-2B, useful in agriculture, forestry, disaster management, successfully launched

The RISAT-2 satellite, fast-tracked in the aftermath of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, is used for border surveillance, to deter insurgent infiltration and for anti-terrorist operations

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India

Modi discusses COVID situation with 10 chief ministers

During yesterday’s meeting with Chief Ministers of flood-affected states, PM Modi raised concerns over rescue efforts amid the pandemic

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India

UGC: Degrees invalid if no exams held

The UGC filed an affidavit before the top court on 30 July defending its 6 July directive that examinations be held by September-end

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India

NDRF resumes rescue ops in Idukki as death toll rises to 43

2 NDRF teams, a full unit of Idukki fire and rescue team each from Kottayam and a team which received special training are leading the rescue operations

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India

Air India Express plane crashes into 2 parts in Calicut, killing 16

The airport authority has evacuated most people on board the Boeing 737 jet of Air India Express, taking at least 35 of them to hospital

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World

Beirut explosions kill 27, injure 2,500

The dead and the barely surviving were rushed to hospitals amid debris strewn across central Beirut in ‘a disaster in every sense of the word’

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India

Mumbai rains: Local train and BEST services stop

The IMD said that extremely heavy rain will occur at isolated places in Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts of Maharashtra on 4 August and 5 August

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India

Sushant on road to hell, suggest messages from brother-in-law

Brother-in-law OP Singh was unable to contact Sushant; mutual friend Siddharth Pithani was supposed to forward these messages to the actor