Prime Minister Scott Morrison told Parliament that 35 communities in northern New South Wales had been isolated and emergency services had conducted more than 700 flood rescues.
The Dubai Public Prosecution referred an Asian technician to criminal court for forging official documents to commit embezzlement.
Sima Sadat Lari, Health Ministry spokeswoman, told state TV that the total number of infected cases had reached 775,121, while total fatalities had increased to 41,979.
An unidentified Chinese buyer paid a world record 1.6 million euros ($1.9 million) for a female homing pigeon called New Kim.
Mahajan, a resident of Nashik in the state of Maharashtra, cycled 3,600km from Srinagar to Kanyakumari on his bicycle in eight days, seven hours and 38 minutes, according to a report in a section of the Indian media.
The United States now advises against travelling to India, even for those fully vaccinated, while Britain has added India to its "red list". Hong Kong and New Zealand have banned flights.
The latest health ministry data reports 314,835 new cases of the novel coronavirus over the previous 24 hours, the world's largest one-day rise in case numbers, a grim reminder of the threat still posed by the virus. Deaths rose by a record 2,104.
Daily infections, which surpassed 100,000 for the first time on Monday, have now exceeded that mark three times, the biggest daily rises in the world.
"There were 17 patients inside when a fire broke out in the ICU of Vijay Vallabh Hospital, out of which 13 died and four have been shifted to other facilities," fire department official Morrison Khavari said.