Govt places purchase order with Serum Institute for 11 million doses of Oxford vaccine
Order Oxford Covid-19 vaccine, Covishield, each costing Rs 210, including the GST.
Dispatch of the vaccine is likely to start by late Monday evening.
Bird flu outbreak confirmed in 10 states so far: Govt
Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Uttarakhand and Maharashtra.
Increased surveillance around water bodies, live bird markets, zoos and poultry farms.
PDP youth wing president Waheed Para arrested again
Waheed Para, was arrested on Monday by the Jammu and Kashmir Police.
Over a case related to an alleged nexus involving politicians, terrorists and secessionist forces.
SC ‘disappointed’ with negotiations, asks Centre if farm laws can be put a hold on
Proposed to stay the implementation of the laws to facilitate the atmosphere for talks.
Court’s remarks came during a hearing on petitions challenging the farm laws.
Centre will bear expenses for first-phase vaccination of 3 crore frontline workers
PM held a virtual meeting with chief ministers of all states and union territories.
Public representatives not part of corona warriors and frontline workers to be vaccinated first.
Govt won’t repeal farm laws, there will only be amendments : khattar
After he cancelled his ‘Kisan Mahapanchat’ as farmers protesting against farm laws vandalised the venue, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar accused Opposition parties and state BKU leader Gurnam Singh Chadhuni of inciting people to disrupt law and order.
Khattar said, government is not going to repeal these laws.
It is certain there will only be amendments.
Noida Authority plans to modify over 20 U-turns in city
The Noida Authority is planning to modify over 20 U-turns on three roads in the city.
The Central Road Research Institute has found that most of the U-turns are very small and narrow, which creates problems for vehicles in navigating, “Noida Authority Senior Project Engineer SC Mishra said.
The entire process will take about six months.
Delhi’s Sanjay Lake declared ‘alert zone’ after 17 more ducks found dead
Seventeen more ducks were found dead at Delhi’s Sanjay Lake on Sunday, prompting authorities to declare it an alert zone amid a bird flu scare in different lards of the country.
This comes a day after the Delhi Development Authority closed the lake following the death of 10 ducks.
The samples from the dead ducks were sent for testing.
India reports 161 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours, lowest since May 2020
India has reported 16,311 COVID-19 cases and 161 deaths in the last 24 hours.
The daily rise in the number of cases was lowest since June last year, whereas the number of deaths dropped below 200 for the first time since the end of May 2020.
The total number of cases stood at 1,04,66,595 while active cases stood at 2,22,526.
ED Court summons Andhra Pradesh CM over irregularities in land allotment
An ED court has asked Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to appear before it on Monday.
ED is looking into allegations of disproportionate income and ‘quid pro quo’ investments between 2004 and 2009.
The allegation is that some firms invested in companies linked to CM Reddy’s family in exchange for allotment of land in special Economic Zone.
Taliban ‘checkpoints’ removed by Afghan forces from Baghlan-Balkh highway
Afghan commando forces have eliminated all Taliban “checkpoints” from the Baghlan-Balkh highway as they were being utilized to extort money from the passerby.
Tolo News cited Firoz, a Baghlan inhabitant as saying, “Their ‘customs’ of Afs15,000 to Afs20,000 from each vehicle had adversely affected the costs of goods.”
China threatens ‘counterstrike’ over the US contact with Taiwan
China on Monday undermined a “counterstrike” against a move by the US to lift limitations on official contacts with Taiwan as military tensions develop among Beijing and the self-ruled island.
Beijing says Taiwan is a sacred piece of China to be reclaimed, forcibly if important, and restricts any diplomatic recognition of the democratic island.
New anti-polio drive launched by Pakistan amid tight security
Despite a steady rise in coronavirus cases, Pakistan launched a 5-day vaccination campaign against polio amid tight security, hoping to eradicate the crippling children’s disease this year.
This time, polio workers will attempt to vaccinate 40 million children across Pakistan while simultaneously following social distancing measures and different precautions due to the Covid-19.
The drive is the first anti-polio campaign in 2021.
Joe Biden’s inauguration: Washington mayor asks for increased security
Washington’s mayor has asked for increased security around the inauguration of US President-elect Joe Biden after last week’s storming of the US Capitol.
The storming of the Capitol building a week ago by Trump allies postponed the certification of Biden’s election victory.
Indonesia approves China’s Sinovac for emergency use of Covid-19 vaccine
Indonesia’s Food and Drug Authority on Monday green-lighted emergency use of the COVID-19 vaccine produced by China-based Sinovac Biotech Ltd.
Conditional vaccination of medical care workers and other government employees utilizing the vaccine, called CoronaVac, is expected to start this week.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo said he would be the first person to receive the vaccine.
In Indian History, Union Budget of 2021 to go completely paperless
Due to pandemic situation is going on Union budget board of 2021 is presented on February 1st and it is completely paperless.
Since Independence this will be the first time that the budget papers will not be printed.
From Both houses of Parliament, the Centre has received full authority for this budget papers.
After open offer for India unit Vedanta Resources Bonds Rise
After the Miner launched for India’s unit Vedanta Resources private limited bonds was raised and a corporate structure that prevent the parent from easily accessing cash at branches.
On Monday, the London based holding vehicle also announced a permission to get exercise for its dollar bonds.
Developers waiting clarity after Maharashtra slashes real estate free by half
Maharashtra has slashed fees developers pay for consent of the residential projects.
Half second decision to make a property attractive for home buyers.
The real estate industry wants more clarification for this and they are waiting for more full detail projects.
Investment Credit agency said that India ‘s real GDP to expand by 10.1% in FY2022
Next Financial News the value of GDP will only slightly increase the level that had been recorded in FY2020.
On Monday said that it expects that GDP rate will increase by 10.1 percent in FY2022.
RBI compress money markets to encouragement selloff in shorter bonds
After the central bank took small step India’s key money markets and produce on short term debt.
It towards the unwinding emergency pandemic situation measures.
On Friday after the Central bank, it plans to sewer liquidity through a reverse operation.
Ind v. Aus: Third test match ended in tie
The third test between India and Australia ended in tie.
The Australia scored 338 and 312 in two innings and Indian side scored 224 and 334 in two sessions making the match draw.
Euro 2020 qualifiers: Belgium overcome Thibaut Courtois howler to sink Russia
Belgium defeated Russia 3-1 in their Euro 2020 Group I qualifier with goals from Youri Tielemans and Eden Hazard to trump a Denis Cheryshev strike from a Thibaut Courtois howler.
Ambati Rayudu barred from bowling in international cricket by ICC
Ambati Rayudu had been reported for suspect bowling action during India’s first ODI series against Australia earlier in January.
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Stephen Constantine says India can qualify for Round of 16
Stephen Constantine said that the Indian national football team can make history and qualify from group A of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.
DEFENCE, MED, TECH AND SCIENECE
India returns captured PLA soldier to China
The soldier of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) was apprehended at the southern bank of Pangong Tso in eastern Ladakh on Friday morning after he transgressed across the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
SmartDot radiation-protection phone stickers ‘have no effect’
Energydots says they “counteract the harmful energy emitted by wireless and electronic equipment” to aid sleep, cure headaches and give a clearer mind.
Terra Carta: Prince Charles asks companies to join ‘Earth charter’
Prince Charles wants companies to join what he is calling “Terra Carta” – or Earth charter.
It aims to raise £7.3bn to invest in the natural world.
Terra Carta will harness the “irreplaceable power of nature”, the prince will say in his virtual address to the One Planet Summit on Monday.
Covid: All over-50s in Wales to be offered jab by spring
Everyone over 70, all care home residents and staff and front-line NHS workers will be offered a jab in Wales by mid-February.
Ministers hope to reach all eligible adults by the autumn.
It follows criticism of the speed of the vaccine rollout in Wales.
Indonesia Sriwijaya Air crash: Distraught relatives await news
Sixty-two people were on board the passenger plane which plunged into the sea just minutes after taking off from Jakarta on Saturday.
There appears to be no hope of finding survivors.
Although no-one on board has been formally identified, information is emerging from family and friends.