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  • UGC commands students to keep preparing for their final year examinations by September 2020.

After the petitions filed against UGC for their instructions of conducting examination amidst a pandemic, 30 students all over India filed petitions challenging UGC’s decision. The hearing on the case, however, got adjourned to August 10. UGC also made a verbal remark in the SC that students should not stop preparing for their final exams just because there are cases filed against UGC.


  • The output of industries to shrink 15% in June.

Industries, including coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, steel, cement, and a lot more industries are going to see shrinkage in their progress up to 15%. In May, already, the industry saw 22% shrinkage.


  • Nagaland reported the highest number of cases in a single day.

On Friday, Nagaland reported a total of 126 new individuals tested positive of COVID-19, thus showing a huge spike in the number of COVID cases.


 


  • Rajasthan government gave permission to open gyms, yoga institutes and small religious places as a part of Unlock 3

As a part of unlock 3 in India, the Rajasthan Government gave permission to open up gyms, yoga institutes, and small places to conduct religious ceremonies and pray as well. Only 50 people will be allowed to enter the temples, churches, and mosques. Form September 1, all religious places will be permanently open.


  • Trials of technological types of equipment in India to test COVID in 30 seconds.

Israel and India both started trials of types of equipment like breath analyzer etc. to test COVID 19 in 30 seconds. A total of 4 technologies are being tested in both India and Israel.


  • Death of CISF official in West Bengal due to COVID 19.

A CISF official succumbed to death after getting infected by a coronavirus in West Bengal on Friday. This is the 13th death in the CISF force.



  • Mehbooba Mufti under detention for three more months

Under the rules of the Public Safety Act, Mehbooba Mufti, the former CM of Jammu and Kashmir, remains in detention for the next three months as well.


  • No international flights till August 31.

Keeping in mind the lockdown, the government declined all international Flights coming and leaving the country till August 31.


  • Lockdown extended up to August 31 in Tamil Nadu.

Keeping in mind the fresh increment in COVID 19 cases in Tamil Nadu, the government took the decision of extending the lockdown till August 31 with new relaxation rules.


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