SNIPPETS at 02:00 PM

1) A Pulwama type attack was scuttled by Indian security forces in Jammu and Kashmir. A car laden with explosives was detonated upon seizure at Ayangund in J&K.
2) Security officials attributed the conspiracy to Lashkar e Tayyaba, Jaish e Muhammad and Hizbul Mujahideen. Probe has been handed over to National Investigation Agency (NIA).
3) Cabinet Secretary holds video conference with Chief Secretaries of states and union territories on the post 31 May scenario.
4) Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. Mr Modi congratulated Mr Rajapaksa for completing 50 years since entering his country’s Parliament. The two leaders also discussed the covid19 situation. Prime Minister Modi assured of India’s continued support to Sri Lanka.
5) 67,692 people have recovered from covid19 in India. Maharashtra and Gujarat have reported the maximum number of deaths due to the virus.
6) China’s Parliament has approved the Hong Kong security law. Beijing has brought in the legislation to control protests in the self autonomous region
7) UK has begun testing and tracing programmes; as Britain opens up with many restrictions due to the covid19 pandemic.
8) India to play 4 test match cricket series against Australia in Australia. The first Test of the Border-Gavaskar trophy would begin on 3rd December 2020.
9) Protests in the US over the killing of a black man in police custody has spread to many cities. Racist riots have broken out in many places.
10) Severe heat wave continues to batter North India. Weather department says, respite soon.