1.12 PM: IIT-JEE EXAM IN JULY
IIT-JEE (Main) examination to be held on 18, 20, 21, 22, & 23 July. IIT-JEE Advance exam to held in August, date to be announced later. NEET exam to be held on 26th July, says Ramesh Pokhriyal, Union Human Resource Development Minister.
12.38 PM: ANDHRA GOVT INCREASES LIQUOR PRICES BY 75%
After Delhi, the Andhra Pradesh government has hiked liquor prices by 50 per cent, taking the total overall liquor price hike to 75 per cent. The revised rates will come into effect from today afternoon. "The price hike has been imposed to discourage alcohol consumption," says Andra Chief Minister's Office.
10.00 AM: DELHI GOVT INCREASES FUEL PRICE
The Delhi government has increased VAT on petrol from 27 per cent to 30 per cent and on diesel from 16.75 per cent to 30 per cent. Price of petrol increased by Rs 1.67 and diesel by Rs 7.10.
9.19 AM: SINGLE HIGHEST SPIKE IN COVID-19 CASES
Total number of COVID-19 positive cases inIndia rises to 4,6433, including 32,134 active cases, 12,727cured/discharged/migrated and 1,568 deaths, says the Ministry of Health andFamily Welfare data.
9.00 AM: RAHUL GANDHI, ABHIJIT BANERJEE TO DISCUSS ECONOMY
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's dialogue with Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee on dealing with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 crisis will be aired on Tuesday as part of his series of deliberations with experts on economy and health. The Congress party has tweeted a 1.44-minute clip from the conversation which will be aired in full at 9 am Tuesday.
A conversation with Nobel Laureate, Abhijit Banerjee on the economic impact of the COVID19 crisis. https://t.co/dUrok8Wm3Q— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 5, 2020
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Tomorrow at 9 AM, tune in to watch my conversation with Nobel Laureate, Abhijit Banerjee on dealing with the economic fall out of the #COVID19 crisis.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 4, 2020
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