India logs biggest single-day jump of 26,506 Covid-19 cases; nears 800k
India saw yet another record single-day jump of 26,506 Covid-19 cases on Thursday pushing its tally to 7,93,802, while the death toll climbed to 21,604 with 475 people succumbing to the infection, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The number of recoveries stands at 4,95,51, while there are 2,76,685 active cases of coronavirus
infection presently in the country.
Reliance to load Venezuelan oil cargo under fuel swap deal: Report
Reliance will load its first cargo of Venezuelan crude in three months this week in exchange for diesel under a swap deal the parties say is permitted under the US sanctions regime on the Latin American country, according to a Reliance source and a shipping document from state oil firm PDVSA. An oil tanker named Commodore would load the cargo of crude in Venezuela and ship it to India.
136 Congressmen, 30 Senators seek reversal of US decision on int'l students
A group of 30 US Senators and 136 Congressmen - all from the Democratic Party - has urged the President Donald Trump-led administration to reverse its order that bars international students from staying in the country. In its July 6 order, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement declared that non-immigrant F-1 and M-1 students attending schools operating entirely online or taking only online courses will not be permitted to take a full course load and remain in the United States.