Breaking News Updates August 2, 2021: PM Modi will launch a digital payment platform e-RUPI today via video conferencing. e-RUPI is a cashless and contactless medium for digital payment based on QR code or SMS string-based e-voucher delivered to beneficiaries on their mobile phones. Meanwhile, India reported a fresh spike of more than 40,000 new COVID-19 cases yesterday, for the fifth consecutive day. And, both houses of Parliament are set to resume for the monsoon session from 11 am today. Parliament has been witnessing a logjam due to both houses being adjourned earlier every day as the stalemate between the opposition and the government continued over several issues. Stay tuned to this live blog for all the latest breaking news updates.Also Read - PM Narendra Modi to Launch e-RUPI on August 2: Know All About The New Digital Payment Platform

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    Uttarakhand Lockdown: COVID curfew to remain in force from 6 am of August 3 to August 10, 6 am; vaccination to continue during the curfew, says Uttarakhand Govt.

  • 11:26 PM IST

    Delhi Rape Case: Delhi’s Women and Child Development Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam Monday visited the family of the minor girl and promised a magisterial inquiry if the police do not investigate the incident properly.

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    Jammu and Kashmir: Top 10 targets on J&K Police list: Old terrorists- Salim Parray, Yousuf Kantroo, Abbas Sheikh, Reyaz Shetergund, Farooq Nali, Zubair Wani & Ashraf Molvi; New terrorists- Saqib Manzoor, Umer Mustaq Khandey & Wakeel Shah: Vijay Kumar, IGP Kashmir.

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    Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: A bill to amend the general insurance law to allow the government to pare its stake in state-owned insurers was passed on Monday by Lok Sabha without a debate amid continuing protests by opposition parties on the Pegasus snooping and other issues.
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    Zika Virus in Maharashtra: Union Ministry of Health has rushed a multidisciplinary team to Maharahstra to monitor the Zika virus situation and support the state government in management of Zika cases. A case of Zika virus has been reported in Pune district recently.

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    Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: Lok Sabha proceedings adjourned for the day; House to meet on Tuesday.

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    Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: The Inland Vessels Bill, 2021 passed in Rajya Sabha. House adjourned till 3.36 pm.
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    BJP national president JP Nadda calls a meeting of all general secretaries and presidents of Morchas of the party, on August 4th.