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  • Yediyurappa called off the lockdown in Karnataka, advised people to wear masks, and maintain social distancing while heading the roads.

Yediyurappa called off the lockdown in Karnataka, advised people to wear masks, and maintain social distancing while heading the roads. The Karnataka government took the decision of ending the lockdown in the districts of Karnataka and Bengaluru’s urban as well as rural places. They are now planning to revive the economy of the state while keeping the pandemic under control.

Chief Minister Yediyurappa said that the lockdown is not the correct way to fight the pandemic. Strict laws are imposed on the wearing of masks and maintaining social distancing as well. Police will take strict actions if someone is seen violating these rules.


  • Delhi’s population yet to see a rise in the COVID cases. 

The Delhi government, in collaboration with the National centre for Disease Control, revealed that the population of the capital is going to see quite a huge rise in the COVID cases in the upcoming months. Only 23.48% of the population has been infected, which is quite less compared to the total population of Delhi.

It has been almost six months the world is fighting with coronavirus but it seems good news for Delhi is far away. Still a good number of people in Delhi are still vulnerable to the virus hence the capital needs to continue the social distancing and total lockdown in containment zones to keep everything under control.


  • AIIMS starts trials for COVAXIN phase I testing.

On Monday AIIMS declared their decision of starting the trials for our indigenous vaccine COVAXIN. COVAXIN developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with ICMR is our sole vaccine project in India to fight against coronavirus.

Phase I trials will be starting for which healthy individuals are chosen within the age group of 18 to 50 years. Around 12 institutes have been selected who will be initiating the trial process.


  • Oxford’s vaccine claimed to provide double protection against COVID 19.

Oxford University in collaboration with AstraZeneca made the vaccine which is currently leading all the projects working to develop a vaccine for coronavirus. Oxford claimed that their vaccine will not only help in killing the virus but will also boost the immunity of the person thereby enhancing the T cell immune response in the body.

Currently the trials of phase 3 are carried on in countries like Brazil, US, South Africa and are showing positive feedback till now.


  • Lalji Tandon, Madhya Pradesh Governor passes away at 85.

The Madhya Pradesh governor Lalji Tandon passed away at 85 years old in a private hospital in Lucknow on Tuesday. After complaining about having difficulties in breathing, urination and fever he was admitted in Medanta Lucknow on July 11.

During treatment he developed chronic liver diseases which ultimately caused the death of Mr Tandon. PM Narendra Modi conveyed his condolences and thanked Lalji Tandon for his efficient contribution behind the development of Indian society.


 


  • Rajeev Masand to be questioned for Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide.  

The Bandra police are likely to question Rajeev Masand after he uploaded a video on social media criticizing Sushant Singh Rajput. After questioning the chairman of Yash Raj Films Aditya Chopra, now the Bandra police plans to question Rajeev Masand.

After the death of Sushant Singh a total of 35 people were questioned by the police. 


  • Dairy farmers hiked the prices of milk in Maharashtra.

The dairy farmers of Maharashtra demanded a hike in the prices of milk procurement by INR 5 per litre. They demanded that the benefitted money should be directly deposited in the account of the milk producers. They also demanded a hike in the export subsidy of Rs 30 and also a cancellation of GST on milk products as well.


  • Mamata Banerjee talks about NRC and NPR at Martyr’s day rally in West Bengal.

On Tuesday Mamata Banerjee dug up the issue of NRC and NPR by the BJP government on the martyr’s day rally arranged by her political party Trinamool Congress. She claimed that the NRC and NPR is solely designed to destabilize the harmony in Bengal and will do no good to anybody.

Due to the COVID 19 crisis the party could not host the rally hence CM Mamata Banerjee gave her speech on a stage near her residence in Kalighat which was telecasted on the television.


  • NCERT added the scrapping of Article 370 in the syllabus of Political Science.

NCERT took off the chapter of Separatism and Beyond whereas in chapter “Regional Aspirations” the Scrapping of Article 370 has been added. The chapter throws light on the President’s rule imposed on Kashmir and Jammu on 2018 after BJP government stopped supporting the Mehbooba Mufti government.


  • JEE and NDA examinations to be held on September 6 this year.

Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said that students need not to worry about the JEE and NDA examinations as those will be held on time this year only. No time will be wasted and examinations will be conducted smoothly guided by the rules to keep COVID 19 under control as well.