Breaking News Updates August 6, 2021: Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai said allocation of portfolios to 29 Ministers inducted into his new cabinet will be done today. While some Ministers are hoping to retain the portfolio they had in the previous cabinet, some are hoping to get bigger portfolios. Meanwhile, India saw a single day rise of 42,982 new COVID infections yesterday taking the total tally of cases to 3,18,12,114, while the active cases increased to 4,11,076. The death toll climbed to 4,26,290 with 533 fresh fatalities. Stay tuned to this live blog for all the latest breaking news updates.Also Read - 6 Children Found Covid Positive Days After Haryana Schools Reopen

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  • 11:12 PM IST

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  • 11:12 PM IST

    Ladakh unlock: Ladakh Home Department, in its official notification, directed the Superintendents and Deputy Superintendents stating that ‘residents of the protected area’ can visit other protected areas ‘without any permit’

  • 10:04 PM IST

    PM Modi on Vaccine Drive: India’s fight against COVID-19 receives a strong impetus. Vaccination numbers cross the 50 crore mark. We hope to build on these numbers and ensure our citizens are vaccinated under ‘Sabko Vaccine Muft Vaccine movement’: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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  • 9:25 PM IST

    Vaccine Drive: India’s cumulative covid19 vaccination coverage has crossed 50 crore landmark milestone (50,03,48,866), as per the 7 pm provisional report today. More than 43.29 lakh (43,29,673) vaccine doses have been administered today, as per the 7 pm provisional report: Govt of India

  • 9:02 PM IST

    Himachal Pradesh: 12 students tested COVID-19 positive in Shimla’s Rohru area, confirmed Dr Surekha Chopra, Shimla’s Chief Medical Officer. Rohru SDM has ordered to declare Government Sen Sec School Pujarli-4, where 10 students were found positive, as a micro containment zone.

  • 8:25 PM IST

    School reopening: We will reopen schools for students from class 5 to 8 in rural areas from August 17. In cities, we’ll reopen class 8 to 12 while following covid19 protocol: Maharashtra Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad

  • 7:47 PM IST

    Interaction with Heads of Indian Missions: Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with Heads of Indian Missions abroad along with stakeholders of the trade & commerce sector of the country via video conferencing. The event will mark a clarion call by the PM for ‘Local Goes Global – Make in India for the World’: PMO

  • 6:53 PM IST

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  • 6:45 PM IST

    Lockdown extended: Lockdown in Tamil Nadu extended till August 23rd. The offering of prayers by common public in all places of worship is banned on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.