Daily buzz @ 30 June, 2020 TikTok’s app stops functioning in India


India @ 585,792 and death toll touched 17,410


TikTok’s app stops functioning in India:

Chinese short video platform TikTok has stopped working for users in India. The company has started sending out notices to its users informing them about the government’s ban and explaining that the service won’t work going forward. The app had earlier disappeared from Apple’s App Store and Google Play.

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International flight services will resume in a phased manner during Unlock 2.0, says govt:

The international passenger flight services in the country will resume in a phased manner during ‘Unlock 2.0’, the ministry of home affairs said in a statement on Monday. In the wake of coronavirus outbreak, India suspended all the domestic and international flight services in the last week of March. While the domestic flights have started operations in limited routes after a gap of two months, the international flight services will remain suspended till July 15.

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China says concerned about India banning Chinese mobile apps:

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said that India has a responsibility to uphold the rights of Chinese businesses. India on Monday banned 59 Chinese mobile apps in its strongest move yet targeting China in the online space since a border crisis erupted between the two countries this month.

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European Union Reopens Borders To 15 Nations Including China, US Excluded:

The EU on Tuesday agreed to open its borders to 15 countries from July 1, but the United States, where the coronavirus is still spreading, will remain excluded.China made it to the list, which will be updated every two weeks, but on the condition that Beijing do the same for Europeans, a statement said.US neighbour Canada as well as Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Uruguay were included without conditions on the list which was drawn up by diplomats on Friday, but required final approval.

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Coronavirus-hit Arizona reverses course on reopening:

Arizona has abruptly reversed course on reopening its economy as coronavirus cases spike there and across the US.The state’s governor has ordered the closure of bars, nightclubs, gyms, cinemas and water parks.Florida and Texas have also performed U-turns on relaxing restrictions as the whole US Sun Belt region becomes a new virus epicentre.At least 16 US states have paused or rolled back reopenings as their infection caseloads balloon.

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India to hold human trial of coronavirus vaccine in July:

Volunteers in India will be immunised with a new locally made coronavirus vaccine in July.An unspecified number of people will have the vaccine, as part of a trial by Hyderabad-based firm Bharat Biotech.Tests in animals suggest the vaccine is safe and triggers an effective immune response.The trials are among many across the world – there are around 120 vaccine programmes under way. Half a dozen Indian firms are developing vaccines.This is the first India-made vaccine and developed from a strain of the virus that was isolated locally and weakened under laboratory conditions.

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PM Modi announces extension of free ration scheme till Nov end:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced extension of the PradhanMantriGaribKalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY), a free ration scheme, for 80 crore people across the country till end of November.In a televised address to the nation, Modi also said the government was working on a “one nation, one ration card” initiative.

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Mancherial’s Covid-19 pandemic curve continues to rise:

On Sunday, the district saw the highest single-day spike of 33 cases, when 10 residents of ChakepalliBellampallimandal and 17 natives of the coal belt town and six from Mandamarri and Thandurmandals were diagnosed with the acute respiratory disease. A scribe of a vernacular newspaper, a renowned textile merchant and his relative and driver of Mancherial town contracted the disease.

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Telangana Police get ready for next lockdown:

With the possibility of another lockdown, this time perhaps a much more stricter one, looming large over Hyderabad, the State Police is gearing up to be back on roads on enforcement duty.

Police personnel, who have been among the frontline warriors in Telangana’s continuing battle against the Covid-19 pandemic, will be double careful this time, with more than 200 police personnel across the State getting affected with the virus. The department is drawing up a strategy to effectively enforce restrictions and also to make sure that its personnel stay safe in the process.

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