Breaking News LIVE, October 23:
2:00 PM| Former India captain Kapil Dev had to be hospitalised after he suffered a heart attack. The World Cup-winning captain has undergone angioplasty, according to reports.
1:40 PM| The state government of Karnataka has finalised the decision to reopen degree, diploma and engineering colleges by November 17, 2020. The students, however, would have an option of either physically attending the classes or attending them online.
12:00 PM| India is working on relief and return of 33 Indians stuck in Somalia and the High Commission in Nairobi has taken up their predicament with Somalian authorities, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said.
India crossed the 10 crore-mark in conducting tests for the detection of COVID-19 as on Thursday with an average testing of more than 10 lakh samples per day in the last 17 days, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said. Till now, 74,000 tests per million population have been conducted.
The number of coronavirus infections reported on Thursday remained below 60,000 for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday as India’s caseload went past 77 lakh, while recoveries have crossed 68 lakh, according to data updated by the Union Health Ministry.
“Look at China, Russia, India, how filthy it is. The air is filthy. We have the cleanest air, the cleanest water and the best carbon emissions,” Donald Trump said while speaking at the US Presidential Debate.
The air quality in Delhi slipped to the “very poor” category. Air Quality Index is at 387 in Anand Vihar, 333 in RK Puram, 391 in Rohini, and 390 in Dwarka; all four in the ‘very poor’ category, as per Delhi Pollution Control Committee data.
Two firemen Ravindra Chaugul (53) and Shamrao Banjara (33) sustained minor injuries in fire incident at City Center Mall in Nagpada area of Mumbai. They are now discharged from the hospital after treatment.