India reports 15,590 new COVID-19 cases, 191 deaths in 24 hours
India reported 15,590 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare stated.
The total number of cases in India so far has reached 1,05,27,683 with 1,01,62,738 total discharges.
191 deaths in 24 hours, death toll now stands at 1,51,918.
No foreign leader as R-Day Chief guest for first time in 55 years due to COVID-19 : Govt
The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday confirmed that there will be no foreign head of state or government as chief guest for Republic Day event for the first time in 55 years.
Earlier UK PM Boris Johnson had accepted India’s invitation to attend the event.
He cancelled after the spread of the new COVID-19 strain in the UK.
Will stage last fast in Delhi in Jan : Hazare to PM on farmer’s issue
Activist Anna Hazare wrote to PM Narendra Modi and stated that he will go on the last fast of his life by January-end in Delhi even if authorities don’t grant him permission.
On the issue of farmers had correspondence five times no response came, Hazare wrote.
This comes amid farmers protest in Delhi-NCR against Centre’s new farm laws.
Construction work of new Parliament building begins in Delhi
The construction work of new Parliament building started on Friday, over a montg after Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the project under the government’s ambitious Central Vista redevelopment plan.
A 14-member heritage panel gave its approval to the new Parliament building earlier this week.
It also gave the go-ahead to the Central Vista redevelopment plan.
Will withdraw Republic Day procession if SC orders : Farmer leader
National spokesperson of Bhartiya Kisan Union Rakesh Tikait on Friday said, if the Supreme Court will order, farmers would not hold the proposed parade on Republic Day.
We would conduct the rally on some different day, he said.
Process to prosecute ex-IAS, 4 IAF officers sought to be expediated by the CBI
The ministry of defence was asked by the CBI to expediate the sanction required to be fiven to prosecute Shashi Kant Sharma and four IAF officers.
This was in the case regarding the alleged irregularities in the purchase of Agusta Westland helicopters.
EC tells state to seek approval before initiating action against poll officials
The state and union territories would need the approval of the Election Commission as stated by it before initiating disciplinary action against poll officials to ensure free, fair, fearless and impartial elections.
The EC specified to the Cabinet secretary and other officials that motivated harassment and victimisation were faced by election officials post the elections.
Farmers’ union reiterates that they will not talk to SC-appointed committee
Bharatiya Kisan Union reiterated its stand on the committee constituted by the SC over the three farm laws, to resolve the standoff between the farmers and the government.
Farmers and Government failed to reach a resolution as farmers remained firm on their demands.
Rakesh Tikait stated that he won’t go to Committee constituted by SC, will only talk to Centre
Rakesh Tikait stated that he would not talk to Committee constituted by SC but only to Centre post the inconclusive ninth round of talks between the farmers and government.
The implementation of the three farm laws had been stayed by the SC until further orders and formed a four-member committee.
In Assam, 12 senior doctors to be the first to get COVID-19 vaccine
Initial doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to be given to twelve senior doctors in Assam and will be the first to receive it as a part of nationwide vaccination drive.
The police, paramilitary personnel, people above the age of 50 years and people with co-morbid conditions would be the next set to be vaccinated.
North Korea unveils new submarine-launched missile
Several of the missiles were displayed at a parade overseen by leader Kim Jong-un, reported state media.
The show of military strength comes days before the inauguration of Joe Biden as US president.
It also follows a rare political meeting where Mr Kim decried the US as his country’s “biggest enemy”.
Covid: What are the new UK travel rules ?
Anyone who has been in – or transited through – any country in South America or Portugal in the previous 10 days will not be allowed to enter the UK.
Portugal is included because of its strong links to Brazil, as are Cape Verde off the coast of west Africa and Panama in central America.
The ban is a measure to try to protect the UK against a new and potentially more contagious strain of coronavirus that has emerged in Brazil.
Travel is already banned from any country in southern Africa, in response to another Covid variant which was identified in South Africa.
Uganda elections 2021: Museveni takes early lead as Bobi Wine cries foul
But his main challenger, pop star-turned-politician Bobi Wine, said that tally was the result of the worst rigging in Ugandan electoral history.
Election monitors say confidence in the count has been damaged by an internet shutdown, now in its third day.
Dozens of people were killed in the run-up to the election.
Covid: UK’s ban on South America and Portugal travellers comes into force
The UK’s new travel ban – which also applies to Portugal and Cape Verde – came into force at 04:00 GMT on Friday.
Like variants discovered in the UK and South Africa, it is thought the Brazil variant could be more contagious.
Virologist Prof Wendy Barclay said one Brazilian variant had already been detected in the UK.
Prof Barclay, head of G2P-UK National Virology Consortium, which is studying the effects of emerging coronavirus mutations, said: “There are two different types of Brazilian variants and one of them has been detected and one of them has not.”
Joe the pigeon spared by Australia after leg tag found to be fake
Joe the pigeon made headlines around the world after he was found in a garden in Melbourne wearing what appeared to be a US identification.
The bird was to be killed for breaching Australia’s quarantine rules.
But he was granted a reprieve amid doubts about the origin of his leg tag.
“The department is satisfied that the bird’s leg band is a fraudulent copy of a legitimate leg band,” the statement said, adding that no further action would be taken against the bird.
Equity Market Saw its Biggest Fall in 4 Weeks
Today the Sensex closed at 549 points whereas the Nifty was closed at 14433, the equity market saw its highest fall in the last 4 weeks as an Investor.
The IT Sector recorded the fall of over 2%, similarly the PSU Banking and the Financial Stocks.
Raghuram Rajan Advises on the Budget 2021
The budget 2021 is going to be announced on 1st February, to which Former RBI Governor advises and says that the Government needs to pay attention on Poor Households and Small Business.
According to Rajan, the Government should grab the benefit of the Indian Rally in Equity Market and sell stakes in PSUs and hence try to bring the Economy back on the Track.
Employment Rate to be increased in India
Tata Group, Reliance Group and a bunch of other top huge companies are planning to increase their Hiring Programme soon in the light of Higher Economic Activities within the Country.
The only drawbacks that is been reported is that bigger percentage of Junior and Entry-Level Jobs are to be offered.
PVR Sees a Terrible Drop in its Revenue
Due to Covid 19 Pandemic the Multiplex PVR has been facing a great loss in its 4 consecutive quarter.
The pandemic has made an adverse effect on the business of the company, Rs. 49.21 Crore of Net Loss during the month of December is been filed by the Company.
Even after a Strong Quarter third Earning, HCL shares falls by 2%
HCL Technology shares rate today in the opening raised but subsequently which the Closing Market drop by 2%.
The stock opened at Rs. 1,046 and while closing dropped at Rs. 1,003.35%
HCL Technology Market Capitalization as per today stood at Rs. 44,347.18 Crore.
Natarajan first Indian to make international debut in 3 formats on same tour
Made his international debut on December 2 in Canberra, India won by 13 runs.
Made an immediate impact by taking 2 wickets for 70 runs from his 10 overs.
Robert Saleh: New York Jets to appoint first Muslim head coach in NFL
New York Jets set to appoint Robert Saleh as head coach.
A move which would make him the first Muslim to take charge of an NFL team.
Pierre Cherpin, French rider dies after crash on stage seven
French motorcycle rider Pierre Cherpin died five days after crashing.
Cherpin, was taking part in his fourth Dakar rally.
Sri Lanka v England, Joe Root makes 168 to build a big lead
England built a lead over Sri Lanka on the second day of the first Test in Galle.
Captain Joe Root scored an unbeaten 168.
Australia v India, Marnus Labuschagne’s century punishes tourists in Brisbane
Marnus Labuschagne’s century put Australia on top after day one of the decisive fourth Test in Brisbane.
Australia were 17-2 but Labuschagne’s 108 from 204 balls – his fifth Test ton – saw them recover to close 274-5.
DEFENCE, MED, TECH AND SCIENCE NEWS
North Korea holds huge military parade as Kim vows nuclear might
State media said Kim took center stage in Thursday night’s parade for celebrating a major ruling party
The economic setbacks have left Kim nothing to show for his ambitions for the diplomacy with the president Donald Trump for the exchanging the sanctions
The Korean central news agency has released photos of Kim on Friday
Army forces acknowledge contributions by veterans, assure them full support
The air forces chief met the veterans from the air forces and will informed them about the various new initiatives for long pending grievances
Navy chief admiral Karambir Singh has extended the gratitude to all veterans for their services to the nations
Drones could help create a quantum internet
Scientists have now used drones to transmit particles of light or photons to share the quantum linkage
The researcher has used the two drones to transmit the photons
To thrive in lockdown, keep looking forward
the most challenging aspects is COVID-19 pandemic for the persistence of the SARS-COV-2virus
due to this event it forced the govt to enact the new lockdown for the safety of people in the country
Thomas Path Android TVS launched in India in 42- inch
launched two android tv sets in its new path ahead of the republic day and sale on Flipkart
the both models have 3 HDM12.0 ports and two USB 2.0 ports