" /> CURRENT NEWS SCAN - 2 AUGUST 2020 - AFPA

  • Ganja of ₹1.38 crore found in a truck in Thane, Maharashtra

On Saturday, 1 August 2020, police officials found Ganja worth ₹1.38 crore from an abandoned truck parked near a decrepit structure in the Manpada area (in Thane city).


  • The coronavirus death rate in India reduces to 2.15%; Centre permitted the export of ventilators

The high-level Group of Ministers (GOM) have given the nod to the proposal of Health Ministry to allow the export of indigenously made ventilators after the COVID death rate falls to 2.15%.


  • 11 people killed in a crane accident in Hindustan Shipyard – Visakhapatnam

Eleven people lost their lives on the spot after a crane collapsed and fell on the workers at Hindustan Shipyard in Visakhapatnam. All of them were employees working at the site. Bodies of 10 people have been found and identified, while the 11th person’s body is yet to be retrieved.


 


  • Amar Singh passed away in Singapore

Former leader of Samajwadi party and a Rajya Sabha MP, Amar Singh, died at the age of 64 in Singapore. Amar Singh was undergoing some medical treatment. In 2011, he had a kidney transplant and was not doing well for a long time. Defense minister Rajnath Singh expressed grief through his tweet.


  • Sushant Singh’s sister writes to PM Modi

Shweta Singh Kirti, Sushant Singh’s sister, made an appeal to our PM demanding justice for her Sushant, who allegedly committed suicide last month in his Bandra apartment. She shared a brief note on her social media profiles, requesting the PM to look into the matter.


  • PM Modi says that NEP will make more job creators

The new education policy that was announced this week primarily focuses on the interests of the student. PM says this policy will produce more job producers instead of more job seekers. Smart India Hackathon initiative is also taken to tackle the current problems faced by our country.


 


  • North American temples to hold virtual prayers on August 5

The temples in North America will perform virtual prayers to mark the beginning of a new era with the foundation laying ceremony of Ayodhya Ram Mandir. A collective chanting of priests will be held, and after that, devotional songs will be played in the temples of North America.


  • Coronavirus cases in West Bengal cross the 70,000 mark

On Friday, West Bengal recorded a spike of 2,496 positive coronavirus cases, taking the total to 70,188 cases in the state. Along with the RT-PCR tests, the government has started testing through antigen tests in Kolkata and North 24 Parganas, the two worst-affected areas.


  • Heavy rain expected in Mumbai between 3-5 August

Apart from Mumbai, several other districts of Maharashtra (including Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Pune, Kolhapur, Sangli, Beed, Latur, and Osmanabad) are likely to experience heavy to very heavy rain between August 3 to 5.


  • MK Stalin opposes the NEP

DMK’s President MK Stalin spoke against the new education policy, says it is an attempt to impose Hindi and Sanskrit over students. He also questioned the replacement of the successful model of ‘10+2’ with a ‘5+3+3+4’ model.


 

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