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Here’s each state’s status in regard to the White House exit strategy for COVID-19

The spread in the states

Using criteria provided by the White House, analysts at Covidexitstrategy.org are tracking each state’s progress in reducing symptoms and case numbers and conducting testing.

The group of public health and crisis experts includes members from the U.S. Digital Response and Duke University’s Margolis Center for Health Policy and has built the website to track each state’s progress toward stopping the spread of COVID-19. Members of the team have experience working at the White House, Department of Health and Human Services and on the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the website says.

The group says a downward trajectory of illness reported and of documented cases is critical. So far, not many states have a downward trend, but several are getting close.

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Tata Capital Growth Fund to invest Rs 225 Crore in Biocon Biologics

Bengaluru, Jul 31: Biocon Ltd, a global
Biopharmaceuticals company, announced on Friday that the board of its subsidiary Biocon Biologics India Limited has approved a primary equity investment by Tata Capital Growth Fund.
As per the terms of the proposed agreement, Tata Capital will invest Rs 225 crore for a 0.85 per cent minority stake in the biosimilar business, valuing Biocon Biologics at an equity valuation of Rs 26,250 crore and an enterprise valuation of Rs 30,400 crore, Biocon said in a statement.
The transaction is subject to standard condition precedents and approvals.
Post the completion of this transaction, Biocon will hold 95.25 per cent stake in Biocon Biologics, the company added.
Dr Christiane Hamacher, CEO, Biocon Biologics, said, “This equity infusion is the next step in...

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Fauci optimistic COVID-19 vaccine will be widely available

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Matthew Perrone | The Associated Press

Once a coronavirus vaccine is approved as safe and effective, Americans should have widespread access within a reasonable time, Dr. Anthony Fauci assured lawmakers Friday.

Appearing before a House panel investigating the nation’s response to the pandemic, Fauci expressed “cautious” optimism that a vaccine would be available, particularly by next year.

“I believe, ultimately, over a period of time in 2021, that Americans will be able to get it,” Fauci said, referring to the vaccine.

There will be a priority list for who gets early vaccinations. “I don’t think we will have everybody getting it immediately,” Fauci explained.

But “ultimately, within a reasonable time, the plans allow for any American who ne...

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Sparks learning how to prepare for late-night starts

In a typical WNBA season, 10 o’clock at night would represent the end of game day for most players. Maybe they would be finishing a post-game meal, or perhaps laying down to get some sleep before the next day’s practice.

But not in 2020, the year of the WNBA’s Florida bubble. With a condensed season and teams sharing a limited number of arenas, 10 p.m. can be the local tip-off time, as it was Thursday for the Sparks’ 81-76 win over the Sun. And in those cases, players have to figure out a new way to navigate game day.

“I think it really is finding a new routine, a new way to prepare yourself,” Sparks head coach Derek Fisher said.

Of the Sparks’ 19 remaining games this season, 13 of them will start at 8 p.m. or later on the East Coast, like Saturday’s 8 p...

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Amazon closer to launching satellites, upping internet reach

NEW YORK: Amazon.Com is one step closer to space.

The company received Government approval to put more than 3,200 satellites into orbit with the goal of beaming internet service to earth.

Amazon said the satellites could provide internet to parts of the world that don’t have it. It could also become a new business for Amazon, selling internet service to people or companies.

“We have heard so many stories lately about people who are unable to do their job or complete schoolwork because they don’t have reliable internet at home,” said Amazon executive Dave Limp, in a written statement.

Amazon said it will spend USD 10 billion on the initiative, called Project Kuiper. It’s opening a research facility in Redmond, Washington, where the satellites will be designed and tested.

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Immigration, wildfires, drug cartels: 3 powerhouse new documentaries you need to see

In Netflix’s new documentary series “Immigration Nation,” the filmmakers won unprecedented access to the inner workings of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, showing how ICE agents do their jobs as well as the toll of their work on immigrant and refugee families.

The Ron Howard-directed “Rebuilding Paradise” from National Geographic Documentary Films tracks the devastating impact of the Camp Fire on Paradise, California as its residents struggle to recover over the year that followed that November 2018 wildfire.

“The Last Narc,” a four-part docuseries on Amazon Prime, tells the story of the 1985 murder of DEA Agent Kiki Camarena by the Guadalajara cartel, posing the disturbing question of what the CIA knew and did or did not about that crime.

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Army foils infiltration bid along LoC

SRINAGAR: The Army on Friday foiled an infiltration bid by militants along the Line of Control in Macchil sector, a defence spokesman said here.

Alert troops noticed suspicious movement 600 metres into the Indian side along the LoC in Kupwara district around 3 am, the spokesman said.

He said the militants were intercepted, leading to a firefight.

“After the first light, a search was carried out during which a trail of blood was found,” the spokesman said.

He said three AK rifles, a sniper rifle, eight grenades and other “war-like stores” were seized from the scene of the gunbattle.

A combing operation was going on in the area when the reports last came in. (AGENCIES)

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Morning Wrap: Full coverage from Lakers-Clippers thriller; Angels, Dodgers going in different directions; Whicker pays tribute to legendary Mike Gillespie

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ONE: The Lakers and Clippers opener in Orlando to restart the NBA was what everyone expected, a slugfest that came down to a last second shot, the Clippers’ Paul George missing a game-winning 3-pointer, allowing the Lakers to walk off with a 103-101 victory, writes Kyle Goon.

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Biz with turnover above Rs 500 cr to generate e-invoice for B2B transactions

NEW DELHI: Businesses with turnover of Rs 500 crore and above will generate all B2B invoices on a centralised Government portal starting October 1.

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has notified the revised format for e-invoice under GST by replacing existing form and also increased the turnover threshold for businesses who have to generate e-invoice for B2B transactions.

With this, the e-invoice under Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be applicable for GST-registered businesses having turnover above Rs 500 crore with effect from October 1, 2020.

Also, SEZ units have been excluded from e-invoicing. (AGENCIES)

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