Maharashtra govt to give ₹50,000 as ex gratia payment to kin of Covid victims
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Nov 26, 2021 11:07 PM IST
33 students test positive for Covid-19 at Bengaluru school, reports ANI citing official
At least 33 students have tested positive for Covid-19 at The International School in Bengaluru, news agency ANI quoted Bengaluru district health officer as saying.
“They're asymptomatic. 2 of them taken by their parents to Nagpur & Hyderabad, cross notification sent to the States. Campus sealed,” the official added.
Nov 26, 2021 10:43 PM IST
10 cops injured as violence spreads on French Caribbean islands, reports AFP
At least 10 police officers were injured and several journalists shot at on the French Caribbean island of Martinique overnight Thursday to Friday as protests sparked by Covid-19 vaccine measures spread, reports news agency AFP.
Nov 26, 2021 10:28 PM IST
Congress' Mukesh Goel to join AAP on Saturday, reports ANI
Senior Congress leader Mukesh Goel to join Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday, people familair with the matter told news agency ANI.
Nov 26, 2021 09:17 PM IST
Maharashtra to give ₹50,000 as ex gratia payment to kin of Covid victims
The Maharashtra government on Friday announced that it will give ex gratia of ₹50,000 to the kin of people who died of Covid-19 in Maharashtra over the last 20 months. The state has reported as many as 1,40,891 deaths since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic last year.
Nov 26, 2021 09:10 PM IST
Merck’s latest trial data show its Covid-19 pill is less effective: Report
Merck & Co. said updated results showed its Covid-19 pill reduced the risk of hospitalization or death among adults with mild to moderate disease by 30%, less than a previous estimate and well below a rival treatment from Pfizer Inc, reported Bloomberg.
Nov 26, 2021 08:33 PM IST
Booster doses will be required: AIIMS Delhi Covid-19 Task Force
“Booster doses will be required & immediate studies are needed, based on age groups & different patients. In Israel, vaccine effectiveness after the booster dose rose from 40% to 93%,” news agency ANI quoted chairperson of the Covid Task Force in AIIMS Delhi, Dr Naveet Wig, as saying.
Nov 26, 2021 07:46 PM IST
Israel bans arrivals from most of Africa over new coronavirus variant, reports Reuters
Israel has imposed a travel ban on most African states, after reporting cases of a new coronavirus variant first detected in South Africa, reports Reuters.
Nov 26, 2021 06:46 PM IST
Serum Institute of India resumes Covid-19 vaccine exports
Serum Institute of India, the world's largest vaccine maker, on Friday said it has resumed exports of Covishield vaccine to low- and middle-income countries with the first batch of consignment leaving its Pune facility.
Nov 26, 2021 06:45 PM IST
Hundreds of years of dependence pushed India into several problems: PM Modi
"Hundreds of years of dependence pushed India into several problems. The India that was once called a golden bird was suffering from poverty, starvation & diseases. In that background, the Constitution always helped us in taking forward the nation,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday, while addressing Vigyan Bhavan on the occasion of the Constitution day.
Nov 26, 2021 05:52 PM IST
Fire breaks out in Durg Express near Jhansi, 3 coaches detached for firefighting operations
Fire has broken out in Durg Express near Jhansi. At least three coaches have been detached for firefighting operations, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. Two fire tenders are currently at the spot, and medical vans have been rushed from Agra and Gwalior.
Nov 26, 2021 05:48 PM IST
Russian President Putin to visit India on December 6, reports ANI citing Russian embassy
Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit India on December 6, 2021. During his visit, Putin and PM Modi will exchange views on topical issues on the international agenda, including joint work within the G20, BRICS and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, news agency ANI quoted the Russian embassy as saying.
Nov 26, 2021 05:03 PM IST
India to resume int'l flights from Dec 15, bars 14 countries
The Centre will resume regular international flights from December 15, barring 14 countries, people familiar with the development said on Friday. Read more
Nov 26, 2021 04:33 PM IST
WHO urges countries to apply 'risk-based' approach for travel measures
The World Health Organisation has recommended countries to apply 'risk-based' approach when implementing travel measures amid fears over new Coronavirus variant detected in South Africa.
Nov 26, 2021 03:31 PM IST
Israeli PM meets health experts over new Covid-19 variant, warns of ‘state of emergency’
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met health experts on Friday to discuss how best to respond to a new variant of coronavirus that has been detected in South Africa. "We are currently on the verge of a state of emergency," Reuters quoted Bennett as saying.
Nov 26, 2021 02:48 PM IST
CBI to prosecute former Allahabad HC judge in bribery case
The Central Bureu of Investigation on Friday received sanctions to prosecute former Allahabad High Court judge Narayan Shukla in a bribery case.
Nov 26, 2021 02:32 PM IST
WHO to meet today to designate new variant B.1.1.529: Report
The World Health Organisation is convening an experts' meeting from Geneva at midday (1100 GMT) on Friday to assess the new Covid-19 variant B.1.1.529 amid growing concern, Reuters quoted WHO spokesperson Christian Lindmeier as saying.
Nov 26, 2021 01:46 PM IST
Israel detects case of new Covid variant from South Africa
The Israeli health ministry announced on Friday that the country has reported a case of the new Covid-19 variant from South Africa. Israel is the third country apart from Hong Kong and Botswana to report cases of this variant
Nov 26, 2021 01:45 PM IST
After UK, Germany to ban most travel from South Africa over new Covid variant
Nov 26, 2021 01:13 PM IST
No cases of B.1.1.529 Covid variant cases in India so far: Report
No cases of the B.1.1.529 variant of the coronavirus have been reported in India so far, reports ANI citing official sources.
Nov 26, 2021 12:49 PM IST
‘Mark of disrespect’: Union minister slams oppn skipping Constitution Day event
Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal on Friday targeted the Congress and other opposition parties for boycotting the Constitution Day event at Parliament, which was attended by President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi among others. Read more
Nov 26, 2021 12:32 PM IST
TMC urges SC to postpone counting of Nov 25 Tripura civic polls
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Friday urged the Supreme Court to postpone the counting of votes for the municipal elections held in Tripura on Thursday. The TMC alleged that people were not allowed to vote.
Nov 26, 2021 11:37 AM IST
Constitution Day a salute to our Parliament, says PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday Constitution Day is a salute to Parliament, where many of the country's political leaders brainstormed to give India its Constitution. Read more
Nov 26, 2021 11:36 AM IST
SC issues notice on NGO's plea challenging appointment of Rakesh Asthana as Delhi Police commissioner
The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to an NGO that challenged the appointment of Rakesh Asthana as Delhi Police commissioner.
Nov 26, 2021 11:22 AM IST
Constitution a modern version of ‘The Gita’ for us, says Om Birla
Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla said on Friday that the Indian constitution is a modern version of the Gita.
Nov 26, 2021 11:03 AM IST
Delhi chief secy appointed as election commissioner for municipal polls
Delhi chief secretary Vijay Kumar Dev has been appointed as the election commissioner for municipal polls in the city, news agency ANI reported on Friday.
Nov 26, 2021 10:38 AM IST
Sensex plunges over 1,300 points, Nifty below 17,200
Nov 26, 2021 09:45 AM IST
Heavy rain forecast in Puducherry, schools to be closed till Nov 27: Minister
The Puducherry government announced on Friday that all schools and colleges in the Union Territory (UT) will be closed till Saturday because of heavy rainfall predicted by the weather bureau. Read more
Nov 26, 2021 09:28 AM IST
India's daily Covid-19 rises again with 10,549 new cases; active cases up by 193
India's daily tally of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) went up again on Friday after 10,549 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the caseload to 34,555,431, according to the Union health ministry's dashboard. The active cases have increase by 193 and stand at 110,133.
Nov 26, 2021 09:07 AM IST
PM Modi greets citizens on Constitution Day, shares part of Ambedkar's speech at Constituent Assembly
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted citizens on the occasion of Constitution Day and shared a part of Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar's speech at the Constituent Assembly.
Nov 26, 2021 08:22 AM IST
Chhattisgarh CM likely to meet PM Modi; farmers, mill workers issues on agenda
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inform him about the problems mill workers and farmers of the state are facing. Baghel will be accompanied by all members of his cabinet. Read more
Nov 26, 2021 07:40 AM IST
Delhi's air quality in very poor category
According to data shared by SAFAR-India, Delhi's air quality index (AQI) is at 339 in the ‘very poor’ category.
Nov 26, 2021 06:35 AM IST
Constitution Day today: History, celebrations, significance
November 26 is observed as Constitution Day or ‘Samvidhan Diwas’ every year, which commemorates the adoption of the Constitution of India. On November 26, 1949, the Constitution was adopted and it came into effect on January 26, 1950. Read more
Nov 26, 2021 06:22 AM IST
K'taka CM tells officials to intensify vaccination drive to improve 2nd dose coverage
Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai has instructed officials to intensify vaccination drive against Covid-19 to improve 2nd dose coverage. Read more
Nov 26, 2021 05:43 AM IST
UK to increase global military presence, says defence ministry
The United Kingdom will step up its military presence in the world, according to a plan, released by the defence ministry on Thursday.
"More of the Army will be deployed across the globe, more of the time. Greater forward deployment will improve our ability to anticipate crises and be ready to compete beneath the threshold of open conflict," according to the Future Soldier modernisation plan.