Latest news LIVE: India logs 132 new Covid cases, death toll at 530,707


India saw a single-day rise of 134 in infectionson Tuesday, with the active cases declining to 2,582. The total tally of Covid cases was recorded at 44,678,956. The overall death toll to date stands at 530,707. The daily positivity was recorded at 0.09 per cent, while the Weekly positivity was pegged at 0.13 per cent.

India has raised windfall tax on petroleum, and aviation turbine fuel, according to a government order dated Jan. 2. It raised windfall tax on to 2,100 rupees ($25.38) per tonne from 1,700 rupees ($20.55), effective on Tuesday, the order said. The federal government also raised export tax on diesel to 7.5 rupees per litre from 5 rupees, while raising the windfall tax on ATF to 4.5 rupees per litre from 1.5 rupees, the document showed.

Ukraine said around 400 Russian soldiers have died in a missile attack on the occupied Donetsk region. Russian officials contested the figure, admitting only to 63 of their troops being killed. Neither claim has been verified. The attack hit a building in the city of Makiivka, where Russian forces were stationed. It is extremely rare for battlefield casualties to be confirmed by Moscow. 


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