India following developments in Afghanistan ‘very carefully’: S Jaishankar
“We are, like everybody else, very carefully following the developments in Afghanistan, he said, “Obviously, Taliban and its representatives have come to Kabul. So, we need to take it on from there.”
Pankaj Tripathi to be honoured with Diversity in Cinema Award at IFFM
Pankaj said, “It makes me very happy that such a prestigious film festival has recognised my work.” The award will be presented on August 20 by ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ director Anurag Kashyap.
Covid-19 cases rising
India’s new Covid-19 cases rise to 36,401; active cases lowest in 149 days. Kerala accounted for over 58% of the new cases as the state reported 21,427 cases on Wednesday.
India likely to get COVID-19 vaccine for kids by September: Official
Prof Priya Abraham, Director of ICMR-National Institute of Virology said that there are ongoing phase two and three trials of Bharat Biotech Co Vaxin for the 2-18 age group. “The results (of the trials) are going to be available very soon,” .
Vehicle scrappage policy to speed up growth, boost job creation: Gadkari
It’s a win-win situation for both the Centre and states, as they’ll be earning up to ₹40,000 crore in GST, he added. Electric vehicles will be cheaper than petrol and diesel ones in the near future, Gadkari said.