This Article is From Feb 15, 2021

Latest News Live Updates: PM Modi Launches Multiple Projects In Tamil Nadu

Latest News Live Updates: PM Modi arrived in Chennai to launch various government programmes in Tamil Nadu, where the assembly election will be held this year.

Latest News Live Updates: PM Modi Launches Multiple Projects In Tamil Nadu

Latest News Live Updates: PM Modi also launched a 9-km-long stretch of the Chennai Metro Rail.

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today handed over the indigenously developed Arjun Main Battle Tank (Mark 1A) tanks to Army Chief General MM Naravane in Chennai. PM Modi arrived in Chennai to launch various government programmes in Tamil Nadu, where the assembly election will be held this year.

Meanwhile, India's tally of COVID-19 cases surpassed 1.09 crore with 12,194 new infections, while fresh fatalities were recorded below 100 for the eighth time this month, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.

The total coronavirus cases rose to 1,09,04,940 and the death count increased to 1,55,642 with 92 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.   

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,06,11,731 which translates to a national COVID-19 recovery rate of  97.31 per cent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.43 per cent.  

The COVID-19 active caseload remained below 1.5 lakh.

There are 1,37,567 active cases of coronavirus infections in the country which comprises 1.26 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

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