Podcast | Quick look 28: India successfully test-fires naval version of BrahMos missile

Siddharth Mathew Cherian | Updated on October 18, 2020 Published on October 18, 2020

Hi and welcome to Quick look, i am your host Siddharth The naval version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired from INS Chennai, a stealth destroyer of the Indian Navy in the Arabian Sea on October 18.

India’s Covid-19 caseload mounted to 74,94,551 with 61,871 new infections being reported in a day, while the recoveries surged to 65,97,209 pushing the recovery rate to 88.03 per cent.

There are 7,83,311 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprise 10.45 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and 40 lakh on September 5 . It went past 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28, and crossed 70 lakh on October 11.

Moving on to international news, in New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a second term in office. Ardern’s liberal Labour Party got 49 per cent of the vote, crushing the conservative National Party, which got 27 per cent. Ardern said the margin of the victory exceeded their expectations.

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Published on October 18, 2020