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Assam Congress leader Sushanta Borgohain and former Manipur Congress chief Govindas Konthoujam join BJP
Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh tweeted, ”Giving a major boost to @bjp4manipur former Manipur CongressPresident, Shri @KonthoujamG joined Bharatiya Janata Party today in presence of Shri @sambitswaraj, Prabhari BJP Manipur and Smt @AShardaDevi, President BJP Manipur.”

View: Press freedom suffers in Parliament in the name of Covid
A lottery system under which 21 other electronic and print media reporters (including from the regional and vernacular press) whose name figures in the draw of lots for each day are permitted to enter in the Rajya Sabha. Effectively, this means each channel/newspaper will get access to Parliament on only four of the 19 working days in this monsoon session.

Catch them young: BJP youth wing starts work on its blueprint for 2024, starts with ideological grounding of its functionaries
Although the party has nine morchas including those dedicated to farmers, SC, ST, OBC, it is the Yuva Morcha and Mahila Morcha that are considered most important for political campaigns as they can carry out public outreach programmes cutting crossing caste and class limits.

Trinamool Congress may use ‘Khela Hobe’ campaign in Tripura too
Trinamool Congress national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee, along with a team of Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC) members, will reach Agartala on Monday to chalk out TMC’s future plans there ahead of the 2023 assembly elections.

Amit Shah lauds Yogi government, says will win 2022 UP polls
In Apna Dal (S) stronghold Mirzapur, Shah said while Congress and regional parties used Dalits and backwards for votes and ignored their welfare, PM Modi brought in 27% reservation for OBCs in medical seats under the All India Quota.

BJP can never think of attacking Shiv Sena Bhavan, says Sanjay Raut
Former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, who is BJP's Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly, told reporters that there is absolutely no room for destructive politics in the party, adding “We don’t believe in ‘tod-phod’ politi
UP bans religious processions during Muharram, Shia clerics raise questions over objectionable language in the circular
Shia clerics were unhappy with Muharram being repeatedly referred to as a 'festival' in the circular issued by Uttar Pradesh DGP Mukul Goel.
India`s UNSC Presidency: PM Narendra Modi to address council on Maritime Security
India is expected to launch a mobile tech platform ‘UNITE AWARE’ during its presidency for UN Peacekeepers. External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar is also expected to travel to New York and will be chairing two important debate
Bhubaneswar becomes first Indian city to achieve 100 percent COVID-19 vaccination: Officials
Odisha's Bhubaneswar has achieved the milestone of becoming the first city in the country to achieve 100 per cent vaccination coverage against COVID-19, informed Anshuman Rath, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Zonal Deputy
CAT 2021: Exam date announced, application process to commence from August 4
The registration process for CAT 2021 will begin on August 4, 2021. The candidates need to note that the last date to register for CAT is September 15, 2021. 
Karnataka to closely monitor travellers from Kerala, Maharashtra amid COVID pandemic
Special teams have been formed to ensure proper surveillance on travellers coming from Kerala and Maharashtra into the state especially to Bengaluru.
Five tier security cover, 5,000 police personnel deployed for President Ram Nath Kovind’s 5-day Tamil Nadu visit
The Assembly hall and the state secretariat, both in Fort St George, the Raj Bhavan, and the airport have been brought under the five-tier security cover.
Delhi University UG admission 2021: Registration starts from today, here’s list of documents needed to apply
The university is going to open online registrations for UG courses on the DU admission portal from today.
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Is Sjoerd Marijne 'Chak de India's' Kabir Khan? Fans compare women's hockey coach to Shah Rukh Khan
India beat Australia 1-0 as they moved into the semis of the Tokyo Olympics.

DU Admission 2021: Registration begins today for UG courses on - Check admission process, documents required
Delhi University (DU) has begun the registration process for undergraduate courses for the academic session 2021-22 from today.

CBSE Result 2021: Class 10 result not releasing today - Check details
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will not declare CBSE Class 10 result 2021 today.

Bhubaneswar becomes first Indian city to vaccinate 100% population against COVID-19
Scoring a new milestone, Bhubaneswar has become the first city to achieve 100 per cent COVID-19 vaccination

Kashmir Premier League: BCCI urges ICC to not recognise KPL tournament
Earlier, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had slammed the BCCI for allegedly threatening foreign players who would be taking part in the KPL.

Chak de in Tokyo! Praise pours in for Indian women's hockey team as historic Olympics campaign continues
The Indian side created history and entered their maiden Olympic hockey semifinals as they stunned the three-time champions.

Maharashtra TET 2021 registration process to begin tomorrow - Details here
Maharashtra State Council of Examination to begin the application process for Maharashtra TET 2021 from tomorrow (August 3).

COVID third wave likely to hit India in August, may peak in October: Report
The third wave of COVID will likely hit India this month as daily infections tally will go up to 100,000 in the best-case scenario, researchers said

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Mon, 02 Aug 2021  Australian Dollar 54.7046
Mon, 02 Aug 2021  British Pound Sterling 103.5197
Mon, 02 Aug 2021  Canadian Dollar 59.6303
Mon, 02 Aug 2021  European Euro 88.3392
Mon, 02 Aug 2021  United States Dollar 74.3494

Despite facing teething issues, gold hallmarking set to benefit all stakeholders
Assaying centres issue unique id for over 3.8 lakh jewellery pieces; ‘rumours’, ‘fears’ attract attention

Gold demand up 19% as Covid curbs ease
Demand in the first half of this year plunged to a multi-year low of 216 tonnes, says WGC

Gold demand has yet to recover fully from Covid-19, says WGC
Gold use over the first six months of 2021was lower than in any first half since 2008, according to the Council

Despite dipping 15%, silver may continue to get support from green tech
Fall is only short-term, long-term prospects good, say analysts

Gold loans, best option amid the Covid pandemic
When traditional funding gets clogged, such loans are convenient to secure quick credit

GST to be levied on the difference between purchasing, selling price of second hand gold jewellery, says Karnataka AAR
Experts feel this ruling will bring a lot of clarity on taxation and also help buyers

Folios under gold ETF surge 41% in six months to 18.32 lakh
Assets under gold ETF have jumped 14 per cent in June quarter to ?48,477 crore

Gold mine output likely to rise 5.7% this year
Fitch Solutions sees 3.2% average annual production growth till 2030

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Reuben brothers 2nd-richest in UK, Hindujas 3rd
Mumbai-born brothers David and Simon Reuben held on to their rank as the second-richest in the UK with an estimated net worth of £21.465 billion in the annual Sunday Times Rich List, topped by Russian-origin UK-US dual national Sir Leonard Blavatnik with an estimated fortune of £23 billion.

Joe Biden names Indian-American Rohit Chopra to helm consumer finance body
US President-elect Joe Biden on Monday named Indian-American Rohit Chopra as the head of a federal agency tasked with protecting the interests of consumers financials.

Hindu-American community donates over 1.3 lakh kg food to needy during Diwali
The food drive, a collective effort of cultural and religious communities, yoga institutions, and numerous other organisations rooted in the Dharmic value, has been recognised by many states, cities and local governments, a community release issued said.

Eminent Indian-American physician Ajay Lodha passes away due to COVID-19 complications
Lodha, former president of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), battled COVID for the last eight months at Cleveland Clinic and breathed his last on November 21. He was 58.

Four Indian-Americans among 32 students chosen as Rhodes Scholars from US
American Secretary of the Rhodes Trust Elliot Gerson announced the names of the 32 Americans chosen as Rhodes Scholars representing the US on Sunday. The four Indian-American students include Swathi R Srinivasan, Vijayasundaram Ramasamy, Garima P Desai and Savarni Sanka.

Jill Biden's policy director, Mala Adiga, has roots in Udupi
She belongs to the family of K Suryanarayana Adiga, founder of the erstwhile undivided Dakshina Kannada districts private sector Karnataka Bank Limited, and Aravind Adiga, who won theMan Booker prize in 2008.

Joe Biden appoints Indian-American Mala Adiga as policy director of incoming First Lady
Adiga was a senior adviser to Jill and senior policy adviser for Biden's 2020 campaign. She previously worked for the Biden Foundation as director for higher education and military families.

Indian-American uses Bollywood music to spread message of Biden and Harris during US polls
Slogans like- "America Ka Neta Kaisa Ho Joe Biden Jaisa Ho", "Trump Hatao America Bachao", "Biden-Harris ko Jitao, America ko aage badao" and "Jaago America Jaago- Biden Harris ko Vote do"- were also released in 14 Indian languages.

SC asks States to respond to plea that says citizens are still being booked under Section 66A of IT Act
‘The cooperation of the States was necessary to put the brakes on the police from registering FIRs under Section 66A,’ says Bench.

Six arrested for dacoity in Hunsur
Police suspect two of the accused of being involved in murder elsewhere

Attibele checkpost: Border as COVID-19 barrier
Travellers entering Karnataka from Tamil Nadu have to cross the border on foot owing to the absence of inter-State bus services

Parliament proceedings live | Both Houses adjourned for second time till 2 p.m.
As the Opposition demands that the Pegasus surveillance issue and farm laws be discussed in both the Houses instead of the listed business for the day and continues to protest, Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha have seen repeated adjournments throughout the Session.

Encouraging landings cheer fishers as a standoff threatens to disrupt business
The first of the trawlers returned to the Kalamukku fishing harbour on Vypeen island in the heart of Kochi early hours of Monday with substantial catc

Assam FIR against Mizoram MP withdrawn
Himanta Biswa Sarma said this was in response to Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga’s desire to settle the border dispute amicably.

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Tokyo Games: US Shot Putter Saunders In First Olympic Podium Protest
Tokyo Games: Raven Saunders' protest is the first test of International Olympic Committee rules which ban protests of any kind on the medal podium at the Olympics.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Lauds Indian Women Hockey Team's Win
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan congratulated the Indian women's hockey team for advancing to its first ever semifinal in the Olympic Games on Monday, and described the team's win...
Gold Price Today: Yellow Metal, Silver Rates Rise
Gold, Silver Price Today, August 2, 2021: Domestic yellow metal prices rose marginally at the MCX as they stood at Rs 48,032 per 10 gram.
Two-Wheeler Sales July 2021: Strong Exports Help TVS Sales Grow 10 %
Two-wheeler sales grew by 8 per cent in July 2021, with two-wheeler exports recording a robust 62 per cent growth in July 2021.
Bhubaneswar Becomes 1st City To Achieve 100% Covid Vaccination: Civic Body
Scoring a new milestone, Bhubaneswar has become the first city to achieve 100 per cent COVID-19 vaccination, including the nearly nine lakh people who are above 18 years of age.
Shahid Apologises To Co-Star Raashii Khanna, Because Vijay Sethupathi
"Can't wait to share the frame with Vijay Sethupathi," wrote Shahid Kapoor
Millions Under COVID-19 Lockdown As China Battles Delta Variant Outbreak
Millions of people were confined to their homes in China Monday as the country tried to contain its largest coronavirus outbreak in months with mass testing and travel curbs.
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'Maybe 10, 15 years later, Rahul may mature'
'This business of monopoly of one family must end.''Here, they picked up a few leaders for him as he needed support which was okay, but later, they became his cronies.'

Trump didn't conspire with Russia: US attorney general
'While this (Mueller's) report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him" and sets out evidence on "both sides of the question'

Update: Bumrah has 'recovered' after hurting shoulder
His condition will be 'assessed' on Monday, the Mumbai Indians team management said.

How Rishabh Pant brightened his WC selection prospects
I am glad to bat anywhere the team wants me to: Pant

How to enhance your medical insurance coverage
A sum insured of Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh may have been sufficient seven-eight years ago but would be inadequate today, especially for people living in metros, points out Sanjay Kumar Singh.

This athlete's fitness journey will baffle you
Raipur's Nami Rai didn't let marriage or lack of sporting facilities affect her love for fitness.

Why Akshay Kumar feels LUCKY
'I am 51 now. I think I can do action till 56.' 'After that, God knows.'

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