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.Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Kerala Higher Education Minister KT Jaleel resigned from his post on Tuesday. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ANI)

  • Lokayukta had found the minister guilty of "allegations of abuse of power, favouritism, and nepotism"
  • The Kerala Lokayukta had passed the verdict on Friday
  • The minister had moved the Kerala High Court on Monday, challenging the Lokayukta report

.Uttar Pradesh, India
UP Minister Anand Swarup Shukla talks on Burqa (Photo Credits: Unsplash)

  • Uttar Pradesh Minister Anand Swarup Shukla called burqa an evil tradition
  • He said Muslim women will be freed from 'burqa' like they were from triple talaq
  • "There are many Muslim countries where 'burqa' is banned," he said

Ernakulam native Priyanca Radhakrishnan. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@priyancanzlp)

  • Ernakulam native Priyanca Radhakrishnan became New Zealand’s first-ever Indian-origin minister
  • Born in India, the 41-year-old Radhakrishnan went to school in Singapore and pursued further studies in New Zealand
  • In 2019, she was appointed the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister for Ethnic Communities

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The special CBI court made the decision on Monday. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @ANI)

  • Dilip Ray was sentenced to jail with two others
  • They were convicted in the case earlier this year
  • The case pertains to alleged irregularities in Jharkhand coal block in 1999

.Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand, India
Shayara Bano was the first Muslim woman to question the constitutionality of the practice of triple talaq. (Photo Credit: ANI)

  • The move comes just ten days after Shayara Bano joined BJP
  • She was appointed as the VP of the State Women's Commission
  • Jyoti Shah and Pushpa Paswan were the two other women appointed to the post

.Kathmandu, Nepal
Yogesh Bhattarai said that he has only experienced a "little fever" until now. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @yogeshbhattarai)

  • Nepal's tourism minister Yogesh Bhattarai announced that he tested positive for coronavirus
  • He is the first minister in the Cabinet of PM KP Sharma Oli to get infected
  • Besides him, Nepal's education minister Giriraj Mani Pokharel had tested positive for COVID-19

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri's recent comments about Air Asia has been condemned by global aviation consultancy CAPA. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • India’s aviation sector has been among the worst hit segments of the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Multiple airlines are wobbling due to the immense post-COVID financial strain
  • Indian carriers’ revenue fell more than eight times in Q1, which is from April to June

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The COVID-19 test reports of the 23 MPs came after the monsoon session of the Parliament commenced on Monday. (Photo Credit: LSTV/PTI)

  • The MPs took the coronavirus test in order to attend the monsoon session of the Parliament
  • They had to take the test and clear it as a part of the coronavirus protocol at the Parliament
  •  The reports of the MPs came on the day India recorded a total of 4.85 million coronavirus cases

The veteran Congress leader urged all those who came in contact with him recently to get tested. (Photo credit: Twitter/@tarun_gogoi)

  • His wife Dolly Gogoi has tested negative, party sources said
  • Doctors have advised the 85-year-old politician to stay in home isolation
  • Gogoi represents the Titabor assembly constituency in Jorhat district

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Civil Aviation Minister Puri said that India was trying to establish separate bilateral air bubble arrangements with more countries. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@HardeepSPuri)

  • The countries include Australia Japan and Singapore
  • The Civil Aviation Minister said that air bubbles had been proposed with Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and others
  • India has established air bubbles with the US and the UK since July