Shah warns China, US protests and more: A round-up of the top stories

A brief look at all the news you need to start the day with during the time of social distancing. Follow live updates on COVID-19 here.

A roadside barber located under a tree attends to customers while wearing PPE overalls in Panchkula. (Photo by Sant Arora/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

'Irrespective of state politics, everyone's been together'

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that since the enforcement of the lockdown the government has been preparing a trained army of workers at district level to fight COVID-19. Read More

Trump deploys ‘thousands' of troops on Washington's streets as protests rage

The US President denounced ‘acts of domestic terror’ after nationwide protests against the death of an unarmed African American devolved into days of violent race riots across the country. Read More

We can't take the issue of LAC lightly: Amit Shah on standoff with China

Several areas along the LAC in Ladakh and North Sikkim have seen major military build-up by both the Indian and Chinese armies. Read More

Moody’s cuts India’s sovereign bond rating to ‘Baa3’ from ‘Baa2’

According to Nasdaq, ‘Baa 3’ is the lowest rating of investment grade Moody's Long-term Corporate Obligation Rating. Read More

India's drug regulator grants Gilead marketing authorisation for anti-viral drug

The approval process for remdesivir was accelerated in view of the emergency situation and the unmet need for medicines in light of the coronavirus outbreak. Read More

Chinese forces moved up to north of India along LAC, says Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asserted that authoritarian regimes take these kinds of actions. Read More

End of ‘brain fade' days, Steve Smith now admires Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli and Steve Smith had shared a rather rocky on-field relation dating back to the DRS controversy in the 2017 series played in India. Read More

No place for hate, racism in society: Satya Nadella

Nadella's remarks come in the wake of the custodial death of George Floyd, who was pinned to the ground in Minneapolis by a white police officer who kneeled on his neck as he gasped for breath. Read More

Ebola outbreak in northwest Congo, 2 years after the last one

In 2019, with over 28,000 cases and over 11,000 deaths, WHO had declared Ebola a global health emergency. Read More