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India records 77,266 new COVID-19 cases, 1,057 deaths in single day

Shri Narendra Modi

India’s COVID-19 tally reached 3,387,500 and deaths reached 61,529 on Friday, August 28, 2020, showed the latest data released by the Federal Health Ministry. Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, host of the summit As many as 77,266 new COVID-19 cases and 1,057 deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours. Still, there are 742,023 active cases in the ...

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India records single-day spike of 64,531 COVID-19 cases, 1,092 deaths

Shri Narendra Modi

India reported the biggest daily jump of 64,531 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, taking the total to 2,767,273, according to the latest data released by the Federal Health Ministry. Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India The death toll in the country also increased to 52,889, with 1,092 new deaths reported during the past 24 hours. According ...

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Investigation raises fresh concern over coal mining, deforestation imbalance in India

Shri Narendra Modi

A new investigation by CSE/Down To Earth magazine has raised questions about the rationale behind the Indian government’s recent move to auction more coal blocks. On June 18, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that 41 new coal blocks would be opened for auction to the private sector. The logic behind the decision, as offered by the government, was that ...

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India’s COVID-19 death toll now world’s 4th highest

Shri Narendra Modi

India on Friday, August 14, 2020 overtook Britain as the country with the fourth-highest number of deaths linked to COVID-19 in the world, according to data released by the Ministry of Health. Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India On Thursday a total of 1,007 deaths were reported, taking the countrywide death toll to 48,040. According to the World Health ...

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Over 200 die after weeks of flooding, landslides in South Asia

Asia flooding

Weeks of severe flooding and landslides across Nepal, India and Bangladesh on Monday, July 20, 2020 left more than 200 dead, with high waters continuing to threaten communities. Millions of people have been affected by flooding in India, Bangladesh and Nepal According to Nepal’s National Disaster Agency, in Nepal, the natural disasters triggered by heavy monsoon rainfall have killed 114 ...

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India joins U.S., Brazil to record over 1m COVID-19 cases

Shri Narendra Modi

India on Friday, July 17, 2020 became the third country in the world to record over one million cases of the new COVID-19, behind only the U. S. and Brazil, as infections spread further into the countryside and smaller towns. Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India Given India’s population of about 1.3 billion, experts say, one million is relatively ...

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India’s first COVID-19 vaccine may be launched by Aug. 15

Shri Narendra Modi

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is likely to launch the first COVID-19 vaccine by Aug. 15 in partnership with Hyderabad-based vaccine manufacturing company Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL), a letter said on Friday, July 3, 2020. Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India “It is envisaged to launch the vaccine for public health use latest by 15th August 2020 ...

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World Environment Day: CSE unveils eight-point charter for blue skies, clean lungs

New Delhi pollution

During the pandemic-induced lockdown period, PM 2.5 levels across six major Indian cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru – dropped a phenomenal 45-88 per cent. The drop in Delhi-NCR was of about 66-79 per cent. New Delhi is ranked as among the most polluted cities in the world However, with the nation opening up in lockdown 4, ...

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Monkeys steal coronavirus blood samples in India

monkeys

A troop of monkeys in India attacked a medical official and snatched away blood samples of patients who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, authorities said on Friday, May 29, 2020. Monkeys in captivity The attack occurred this week when a laboratory technician was walking in the campus of a state-run medical college in Meerut, 460 km (285 miles) ...

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Cyclone Amphan lashes Bangladesh, killing 16

Cyclone Amphan

At least 16 people were killed as Cyclone Amphan slammed the Bangladesh coastlines after making landfall in the country onthe night of Wednesday, May 20, 2020, an official said on Thursday. Locals flee their homes to avoid the super cyclone Ayesha Akhter, Assistant Director at the Health Emergency Operations Centre, told Xinhua that the cyclone killed 16 people in about ...

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