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- Last Updated: July 1, 2020, 7:35 AM IST
Today’s Big Stories
Europe Reopens Borders to 15 Countries Including China from Tomorrow, US and India Left out of List
The European Union on Tuesday agreed to open its borders to 15 nations from July 1, however the United States, the place the coronavirus continues to be spreading, will stay excluded. Travellers from different huge nations like Russia, Brazil and India will even miss out. These nations have rising numbers of coronavirus instances. China made it to the listing, which might be up to date each two weeks, however on the situation that Beijing do the identical for Europeans, an announcement stated.
Tamil Nadu Custodial Deaths: Judicial Team Probe Reveals Father-Son Duo Assaulted through Night at Police Station
The Judicial Magistrate probing the Jayaraj-Bennix custodial killings in Tamil Nadu has stated there may be proof of assault on the father-son duo. The Justice of the Peace stated that in accordance to eyewitnesses, each the daddy and the son had been assaulted by cops through the evening, leading to blood marks on canes and the desk on which they had been laid and overwhelmed. Earlier, the Madras High Court stated that there was sufficient proof to lead to registration of homicide case towards cops.
In Other News
Helping hand: Modi introduced that PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, the scheme to present free meals to practically 80 crore poor individuals which was put in place three months in the past, might be prolonged until the tip of November. Meanwhile, Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee prolonged free ration scheme for poor until June 2021.
Vizag gasoline leak: At least two individuals had been killed and 4 taken sick after benzimidazole gasoline leaked at Sainor Life Sciences in Visakhapatnam’s Parawada Pharma City. According to officers, of the 4 affected workers, one is alleged to be critical.
Retort: China stated that India’s transfer to ban 59 Chinese-origin cellular apps might be a breach of World Trade Organisation (WTO) guidelines, and urged New Delhi to create an open and truthful enterprise surroundings.
Extended lockdown: Thane metropolis will observe a whole lockdown between July 2-12 and in neighbouring Mira-Bhayander, additionally a part of Thane district, civic authorities re-imposed whole lockdown between July 1-10 to comprise the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Horrific: A video purportedly displaying well being staff inappropriately burying some our bodies of COVID-19 victims in a big pit allegedly in Ballari district in Karnataka has set off an outrage on social media following which some well being staff had been suspended.
On Our Specials
Plan-B: The deadline for bidders to submit their bids for Air India has been prolonged by practically two months to August 31. This is the third such extension because the disinvestment course of for AI was restarted in January this yr however the newest extension, at least, comes as no shock. Sindhu Bhattacharya writes that the federal government might have to infuse a major sum of money to preserve the airline afloat and probably additional sweeten the supply for disinvestment.
Shifting geopolitics: A day earlier than the assembly of navy commanders from India and China to ‘de-escalate’ the standoff Ladakh, the federal government introduced a ban on 59 Chinese apps. India couldn’t be clearer about its temper and its intentions — the time for pussy-footing across the China downside is over. Karthik Subbaram writes that even when the Chinese had been to restore established order ante and return to the positions they held in early April, the rupture might be unattainable to mend for years at least.