New Delhi, Aug 26 (PTI) Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Wednesday.
Amid strict protocols against the COVID-19 pandemic, a one-day session of the Haryana Assembly began in Chandigarh with the House paying tributes to 20 Indian soldiers killed in the Galwan Valley clash.
IYC members stage protest in Delhi demanding JEE and NEET postponement.
UP sees 82 COVID-19 deaths and the highest single-day spike of 5,898 cases.
Without salary, Delhi maths teacher sells bags for living.
As many as 329 fresh cases push Tripura's COVID-19 tally to 9,542 with death toll rising to 83.
Mizoram's COVID-19 tally rises to 967 as 14 more test positive for the coronavirus infection.
Phase II human trial of Oxford vaccine begins in Pune.
Scientists decode sex difference in immune response to COVID-19 Early identification of the COVID-19 infections through timely and aggressive testing has played a pivotal role in India's strategy to fight the pandemic, the Union Health Ministry says.
Odisha slashes school syllabus by 30 per cent.
A 58-year-old official, working in the Special Branch-CID office dies of COVID-19.
Actor Tamannaah Bhatia's parents test positive for COVID-19.
A COVID-19 vaccine developed by Australia's University of Queensland shows promising results in animal trials, the varsity says.
As many as 21 fresh cases take Meghalaya's COVID-19 tally to 2,022.
Three more Punjab MLAs test positive for COVID-19.
Rajasthan reports six more COVID-19 deaths and 610 new cases.
Singapore reports 60 new COVID-19 cases.
The TN government has requested the Centre to scrap NEET or at least exempt students from the state from attending that exam if they were held, Minister K A Sengottaiyan says.
India's GDP needs to rise annually at 8-8.5 per cent to create opportunities in the post COVID-19 era, and the country risks a decade of stagnating incomes and quality of life if urgent steps are not taken to spur growth, says a report by McKinsey Global Institute.
CM Yogi Adityanath expresses satisfaction over daily 1.46 lakh novel coronavirus tests being done in UP and issued directions for increasing the capacity to 1.50 lakh per day.
CGHS starts teleconsultation services through e-Sanjeevani in Delhi-NCR.
Padmanabha Swamy temple opens for devotees with strict COVID- 19 protocols.
Delay in testing led to rise in COVID-19 deaths in Palghar.
COVID-19 testing to be doubled, says Kejriwal as cases rise in Delhi.
Maharashtra's Aurangabad records 123 fresh COVID-19 cases.
BCCI recruits VPS Healthcare to conduct 20,000 plus COVID Tests during IPL.
Indian scientists find N95 masks to be most effective at stopping COVID-19 spread.
Holding NEET and JEE will risk exposing 28 lakh students to COVID, says Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, who reiterated his demand that NEET and JEE exams be postponed and the Central government work on alternative methods for selecting students.
Steadily ramping up its testing capacity, Karnataka is clocking more than 50,000 tests per day, and has conducted more than 25 lakh so far, state Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar says.
NSUI members begin hunger strike demanding postponement of NEET-JEE.
BJP leader Pon Radhakrishnan appeals to the TN government to scrap the existing e-pass system in the state in accordance with the Unlock 3 guidelines issued by the Centre.
Pakistan reports 482 new COVID-19 cases.
Record 3,371 cases push Odisha's COVID-19 tally to 87,602 as death toll mounts to 441.
Scientists evaluate how effective COVID-19 vaccine needs to be to stop pandemic.
HP's Kangra reports sixth COVID-19 death.
Ex-Assam CM Tarun Gogoi tests positive for COVID-19.
India's novel coronavirus tally rose to 32.34 lakh with 67,151 more people testing positive for the infection, the Health Ministry says.
Arunachal Pradesh reports 100 new cases of COVID-19.
Haryana agriculture minister J P Dalal tests positive for COVID-19.
Senior Telangana cop succumbs to COVID-19 days before retirement.
CM Arvind Kejriwal has called a high-level meeting to discuss the rising number of novel coronavirus cases in Delhi, sources say.
Andaman-Nicobar reports 41 new COVID-19 cases and two fresh fatalities.
Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat has isolated himself for three days as a precautionary measure despite his novel coronavirus test report coming negative. PTI VIS VIS