India records fresh 3.5L COVID cases; CBI haunts Anil Deshmukh in vasooligate scam | Top news

Here are the top headlines of the day: 1. India crosses another daily milestone as far as the COVID case is concerned. India records over 3.4L cases along with 2,600 more deaths in the last 24 hours. 2. Delhi hospitals continue to gasp for oxygen as less than an hour's supply is now left in many of the hospitals. 20 people dead in the last 24 hours at Jaipur Golden Hospital due to a shortage of oxygen supply. 3. Amid the acute shortage of oxygen supply in Delhi, the testing rates in the National Capital have dropped down as well. Only 75,000 tests conducted in the last 24 hours. 4. India seeks foreign aid amid the O2 crisis. SOS sent to UAE and Singapore, and Indian Air Force to lift the 23 oxygen plants from Germany. MHA lists a detailed plan and asks the states to send an action report. 5. The opposition has now come and slammed the Central government over its priority. This after the construction of the Central Vista project has sparked a row. The opposition questions why unnecessary projects are being priortised. 6. After CJI SA Bobde retires, Justice NV Ramanna takes charge as the 48th CJI. 7. CBI names Former Maharashtra's Home Minister Anil Deshmukh in its preliminary investigation in the vasooligate scandal.