US State Department spokesperson Zed Tarar reiterated US President Joe Biden's message that the war in Afghanistan had achieved its central mission to eliminate the Al Qaeda terror network.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease increased to 3,23,74,497, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 per cent, the data showed.
England Vs India: BCCI says Manchester Test to be rescheduled after cancellation over Covid concerns
Although the BCCI had asked the players to get on with the match in a communication sent late Thursday night, things changed overnight with the Indian players putting up a firm stance.
It is understood that the ECB wasn't willing to cancel the Test and stood firm on either delaying the match by a couple of days or asked India to forfeit.
The active cases increased to 3,93,614 comprising 1.19 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.48 per cent, the ministry said.
The two diplomats agreed to remain closely coordinated on shared goals and priorities to deepen the US-India partnership, Price said in a readout of the meeting.
India is among only four to five countries across the world where schools have been closed for such a long time (one-and-half years), it said.
The total number of active cases and high case positivity in some districts continue to remain a matter of concern, MHA told the chief secretaries of all states and UTs.
About 4 million Indians currently reside in the US, including 1.6 million visa holders, 1.4 million naturalised residents and a million are US-born residents.
A reduction of 19,474 cases has been recorded in the total number of active COVID-19 cases in a span of 24 hours.
The active cases have declined to 3,53,398, the lowest in 152 days, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has increased to 97.57 per cent.
Goyal said that India is working towards early harvest agreements with UK and Australia.
On the prolonged second wave of the pandemic in the Northeast, the minister said the peak in the region was seen much later than the rest of India and so it was taking time to decline.
Besides, the ministry said more than 56.81 crore vaccine doses have been provided to states and UTs so far through all sources and a further 1,09,32,960 doses are in the pipeline.
Events like India Day parades, India festivals, lectures, Battery Dance were organised across the US by diverse community organisations as well as local administration to mark Independence Day.