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Breaking News Latest Updates Highlights of August 2

Updated: Sun, 02 Aug 2020 08:56 AM IST

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After stepping into the third phase of the phase-wise upliftment of the coronavirus-induced lockdown or ‘Unlock 3.0’, the number of coronavirus cases inched towards the 17-lakh mark on Sunday. Out of which, as many as 56,51,03 are currently active and 10,94,374 have been recovered/discharged from the novel coronavirus so far. On Saturday, the Health Ministry said that the case fatality rate of the country stands at 2.15% which is the lowest since the first nationwide lockdown was imposed due to the pandemic. A total of 36,511 deaths have been recorded so far due to COVID-19 in India.

 

In another round of a new political overturn in the deepening crisis of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot on Saturday has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to end the “tamasha” in the state, alleging that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is trying to topple his government. Weeks after the ongoing power tussle between the Chief Minister and Deputy CM in Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot alleged that the “rate for horse-trading has increased” in Rajasthan adding that the drama in the state should end while adding that Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat should resign on moral grounds.

 

Here are the latest updates from August 2:

8: 10 am: Armies of India and China to hold Corps Commander-level talks at Moldo on the Chinese side of Line of Actual Control today. In the meeting scheduled to start at 11 am today, India side will focus on complete disengagement by China in the Finger area: Indian Army Sources

7:50 am: Rain/thundershowers & lightning very likely during next three hours at isolated places over Bareilly, Pilibhit, Shahjahanpur, Lakhimpur Kheri, Bahraich, Balrampur, Siddharth Nagar, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Amethi, Raebareli, Pratapgarh districts and their adjoining areas: IMD

7:40 am: Canada: An anti-China protest was organized by Canada-Hong Kong Link, Bangladesh Minority Rights Alliance, Indian, Tibetan, Vietnamese and Taiwanese diaspora in Toronto on August 1.

7:30 am: Gujarat Government yesterday issued transfer orders of 74 Police officers including 58 Indian Police Service (IPS) officers in the state.

7: 20 am: SpaceX Crew Dragon undocks from International Space Station (ISS) for return to Earth, reports AFP news agency quoting NASA

Posted By: Simran Babbar

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