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India take on England in the first of five Tests match series starting Wednesday

LONDON Aug 3: The toughest four months of Virat Kohli’s eventful leadership career start on Wednesday when his strategic acumen will be tested while selecting a perfect Indian combination to take on a good England side in the first Test of a five-match series.
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Warm weather expected to return from second half of August after two weeks of wet weather

LONDON Aug 3: Weather forecasters predict that UK will experience yet another boiling hot wave of heat, as an African plume causes temperatures to soar later this month.

The mercury is expected to be hotter than usual towards the second half of August, which will see temperatures hit a whopping 30C once again, Express newspaper reported.

This is down to the African heatwave travelling up towards the UK combined with high pressure from the Azores. Speaking to The Sun, Brian Gaze, a forecaster for Weather Outlook revealed: “There are tentative signs of an improvement in the middle third of August.”

The forecast will vary a lot across different parts of the UK, with the south and east of Britain set for the driest weather.

He added: “Temperatures should be above average, aggregated over the period. In the second half, the chance of settled and very warm periods increases.” Currently, The Met Office predicts “a drier and warmer than average period from the middle of August” forecast on their website, with “above average temperatures”. It’s expected that the mercury could rise to around 30C.

However, UK will first have to get through a period of showers and downpours, with more wet weather predicted over the next two weeks.

Met Office meteorologist Dan Stroud said: “It is pretty grim out there especially this week.

“Thursday is not looking like a nice day, almost autumnal in terms of rain. But there is a signal from roughly August 10 to 11 for dryer conditions to become more prevalent. Temperatures will be below normal at first but tending to be above average from mid-month, especially across the North.”

Scorching maximum temperatures of 27C could also be possible on August 13 in some areas of southern England. For the rest of the UK on this date, other parts of the country could see maximum temperatures hovering around 21 to 26C.

Around mid-August, the Met Office predict temperatures could be “trending closer to” or even “perhaps above average” in the UK.

And the Met Office long-range forecast for August 17 to 31 suggests “warmer than average” weather could hit the UK in the second half of August too.

UK unveils £338 million package to boost cycling and walking across the country

LONDON Aug 2: The UK government has unveiled a 338 million pound (USD 472 million) package in an effort to boost cycling and walking across the country, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced.
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India’s PV Sindhu creates history by becoming first woman to win second Olympic medal

TOKYO Aug 1: PV Sindhu scripted history on Sunday as she defeated He Bing Jiao of China to become the first Indian woman to win two individual Olympic medals.
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NHS made secret pandemic plan to deny care to elderly in event of pandemic: Report

LONDON Aug 1: A secret document prepared by NHS England for the Department of Health & Social Care in 2017/18 proposed treating patients on their chances of survival rather than clinical need, says report obtained by The Telegraph.
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OCI online portal activated for uploading new passport, photo and details: Click to Read Procedures

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LONDON July 30: The Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) online portal has been updated with features for OCI services to be accessed online. OCI cardholder is required to upload Online a copy of the new passport and a latest photo each time a new passport is issued upto 20 years of age and once after completing 50 years of age. Necessary changes to upload documents in the OCI portal to facilitate the services has been done.
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Surge in Covid cases: Centre rushes high-level team to Kerala to contain the outbreak

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM July 31: Amid a surge in Covid-19 cases in Kerala, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has decided to depute a six-member high-level multi-disciplinary team to the state to “collaborate” with the state’s health authorities for management of the outbreak.
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Ben Stokes takes indefinite break from all forms of cricket “To Prioritise Mental Wellbeing”

LONDON July 30: England’s Ben Stokes is to take an indefinite break from all forms of cricket to “prioritise his mental well-being”, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced Friday, with the all-rounder the latest high-profile sports star to step away from the pressures of competition.
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Issue of normalising foreign travel of Indian citizens being taken up with various countries: India

New Delhi July 30: The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said the issue of normalising foreign travel of Indian citizens is being taken up with authorities of various countries and noted that some of them have taken positive steps on it in view of the significant improvement in the Covid situation in India.
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UK govt to allow vaccinated visitors from US and EU to travel to England without quarantine

LONDON July 28: The UK government is set to allow visitors from the US and the European Union to travel to England without needing to quarantine on arrival if they have been fully vaccinated.
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