Veteran actor Jagdeep passes away at 81. He is survived by sons Javed Jaffry and Naved Jaffry. Jagdeep has been a part of several hit films in Hindi but his most popular and unforgettable role is in Sholay. He was seen in a brief role as Soorma Bhopali.
Today is the 105th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown, to curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. India has so far recorded 7,19,665 cases, which includes 20,160 deaths. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat have reported the highest number of cases. However, the recovery rate is rising and now stands at 61.1 percent.
The West Bengal government on Tuesday announced complete lockdown in all the designated COVID-19 containment zones across the state from July 9. The containment and buffer zones will be clubbed together to constitute a “broad-based” containment zone where a strict lockdown will remain imposed from 5 pm on July 9.
The Union government on Tuesday asked the central board of secondary education (CBSE) to revise its curriculum and reduce course load on students by up to 30 per cent in the academic year 2020-21. The direction has been issued considering the time lost to disruptions caused by the spread of COVID-19.