Top 10 News Headlines of the Day: June 8, 2020

Arvind Kejriwal develops fever and sore throat and more in our evening news wrap of the day’s top headlines.

Health careworkers ready to check the temperature in the Dharavi slum area in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Satish Bate/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal develops fever, sore throat

Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh informed that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal complaining of fever and sore throat therefore he will undergo COVID-19 test tomorrow. Watch the video

Bengal extends lockdown till June 30

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced that the lockdown in the state has been extended till June 30. This development comes at a time when the Centre has issued Unlock 1 guidelines to restart economic. Read More

L-G overrules CM Arvind Kejriwal’s order on Delhi hospitals

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's order to reserve Delhi hospitals only for capital residents was overruled by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Monday. A day after Kejriwal announced the controversial decision, Baijal issued a statement, saying that the hospitals in Delhi cannot deny treatment to patients from other parts of the country. Read More

Not a Congress/BJP issue: Sonia Gandhi on MNREGA

Congress President Sonia Gandhi said that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought the Modi government full circle and added that in the face of an economic slowdown, the government was "obliged to fall back" on UPA's Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). Read More

Health Ministry’s special advisory to 10 worst-hit states

The Union Health Ministry on Monday asked officials of 45 civic bodies across 38 districts in 10 states, that are witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases, to focus on house-to-house surveys, carry out prompt testing and undertake active surveillance measures to contain the infection and reduce mortality. Read More

Maharashtra has more confirmed COVID-19 cases than China

According to the public health department of the government of Maharashtra, the state had 85,975 confirmed cases of Covid-19 as of June 7. The same figures were updated by the Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Monday morning. In comparison, China had 84,191 confirmed cases as of Sunday, per Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE). Read More

Your View: Do you agree or disagree with Amit Shah?

Amid Indo-China tensions in Ladakh that have garnered global headlines over the ongoing stand-off between the two nations, Home Minister Amit Shah claimed that after the United States and Israel, India is the only country that protects its borders as strongly. Have Your Say

The most amazing facts about the world’s oceans

June 8 is World Oceans Day. It’s the day when we celebrate the vast bodies of water that make up about 70% of the earth’s surface. The idea is to promote ocean conservation efforts. Even though oceanographers have mapped 100% of ocean beds very little remains known of the life underwater.  Watch Video

QUIZ: Which is the world’s deepest ocean?

On World Oceans Day, which is observed every year on June 8, here’s a quiz to test your knowledge of these massive water bodies. Tell us how many you got right in the comments section below. Take the Quiz

Darren Sammy says he was racially abused in India

Darren Sammy, the former West Indian skipper, made a shocking revelation when he talked about the racial abuse he faced while being part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL. Sammy played for Sunrisers during the 2013 and 2014 season. Read More

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