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Nov 29, 2021 11:05 PM IST
Padma Shri awardee 'Nanda Master' hospitalised, reports PTI
Padma Shri awardee and teacher Nanda Prusty was admitted to a hospital in Odisha's Jajpur district on Monday, news agency PTI quoted an official as saying.
Prusty has been ill for the past month and is suffering from fever, cough and other old-age ailments, a doctor at the district hospital told PTI.
Nov 29, 2021 10:05 PM IST
Fire breaks out at scrap godowns, shanties in Delhi's Neb Sarai, reports ANI
Fire on Monday broke out at scrap godowns and shanties in Delhi's Neb Sarai area, reported news agency ANI. "20 fire engines were sent to the spot. Fire is almost extinguished. No injuries or casualties have been reported. Still, we will check thoroughly once again," an official from the Delhi Fire Service told ANI.
Nov 29, 2021 09:23 PM IST
Parag Agrawal to succeed Jack Dorsey as Twitter CEO, reports Reuters
Parag Agrawal is likely to succeed Jack Dorsey as Twitter CEO, reported Reuters.
Nov 29, 2021 09:10 PM IST
Uttarakhand CM chairs high-level meet on omicron variant
Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Monday chaired a high-level meeting on the new Covid-19 variant 'omicron' in Dehradun."We had a meeting regarding COVID-19 variant Omicron and we will start it with the RT-PCR test of corona warriors first. Random testing will be done at airports and railway stations. We will review again a week later. We will also increase testing," he said.
Nov 29, 2021 09:01 PM IST
UK extends Covid vaccine booster programme to all adults, reports AFP
The United Kingdom has extended the Covid-19 vaccine booster programme to all adults, according to a report carried by news agency AFP. This came after two cases of omicron variant of Covid-19 were detected in the country on Saturday.
Nov 29, 2021 08:22 PM IST
Jack Dorsey to step down as Twitter CEO, reports Bloomberg
Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and chief executive officer of Twitter Inc., is stepping down, a person familiar with the situation told Bloomberg.
Dorsey, 45, is also the head of payments company Square Inc. and has been taking an increasing interest in cryptocurrencies recently.
Nov 29, 2021 08:14 PM IST
Suspended MPs of Rajya Sabha to meet Venkaiah Naidu tomorrow, reports ANI citing govt sources
The Suspended MPs of the Rajya Sabha are expected to meet chairman of the house, M Venkaiah Naidu, on Tuesday to tender their apology, news agency ANI reported on Monday, citing government sources.
Nov 29, 2021 07:52 PM IST
Fauci urges people to get vaccinated as US on 'high alert' for Omicron variant
Senior government scientist Anthony Fauci said Monday the United States was on "high alert" for the new Covid-19 variant and urged people to get vaccinated after Canada confirmed its first cases of the new strain, news agency AFP reported.
Nov 29, 2021 06:46 PM IST
Air India pilots give 3 days' ultimatum to management over ‘illegal’ pay cut
Air India pilots have given an ultimatum of three days to its management, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.
In a letter addressed to the aviation secretary (also Air India CMD), the pilots warned that if they do not see the “illegal” pay cut-related issues being addressed within three days, they will seek justice through "industrial action".
Nov 29, 2021 06:40 PM IST
Lucknow issues protocol for air passengers amid omicron fears
In the wake of the worrying new variant of Covid-19 ‘omicron’, the Lucknow administration on Monday issued protocols for passengers arriving at Lucknow Airport.
“Passengers showing symptoms in the thermal scanning will be subjected to free RT-PCR test. RT-PCR test of 10% passengers arriving on all domestic flights to be done on random basis,” news agency ANI quoted the Lucknow DM as saying.
Nov 29, 2021 06:21 PM IST
BioNTech starts work on Omicron-specific vaccine: Report
BioNTech said on Monday it has started work on a vaccine tailored to Omicron, the worrying new coronavirus variant detected in South Africa, reported news agency Reuters. It was, however, not yet clear if it would have to rework its established Covid-19 shot.
Nov 29, 2021 05:50 PM IST
2 die after toxic gas leaks at Ramky Pharmacity in Visakhapatnam, reports ANI
At least 2 people were killed after a toxic gas leaked at Ramky Pharmacity in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam. “Toxic poison gas leaked out of the pump house, opened by the deceased; both bodies were sent for a post-mortem. Situation now under control & probe has been launched,” news agency ANI quoted an official as saying.
Nov 29, 2021 05:08 PM IST
Farm laws have been a disease, says BKU leader Rakesh Tikait
Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Monday said farm laws have been a disease and it’s good that they are revoked. “Let the President put the stamp on the bill then we will discuss other issues like 750 farmers who died, MSP, and quashing the cases lodged against farmers,” news agency ANI quoted Tikait as saying.
Nov 29, 2021 03:26 PM IST
12 Rajya Sabha MPs suspended for misconduct during monsoon session
A total of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs have been suspended for 'obstructing business of House' during Monsoon session of Parliament.
Nov 29, 2021 03:20 PM IST
Omicron more transmissible, but existing vaccines likely to offer protection, reports Bloomberg citing South African advisers
Omicron, the new coronavirus variant, appears to be more transmissible than its predecessors, but existing vaccines are still likely to offer good protection against severe illness and death, according to scientists advising the South African government, reported Bloomberg.
Nov 29, 2021 02:35 PM IST
43 girls at Telangana school test positive for Covid-19, reports ANI citing official
At least 43 girls studying in Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Backward Classes Welfare School in Sanga Reddy district of Telangana have tested positive for Covid-19, news agency ANI quoted DM & HO of Sangareddy district, Dr. Gayatri, as saying. Students have been kept in isolation and are receiving medical treatment, the official further informed.
Nov 29, 2021 02:14 PM IST
Farm Laws Repeal Bill 2021 passed in Rajya Sabha amid ruckus
The Rajya Sabha on Monday passed farm laws repeal bill 2021 amid ruckus.
Nov 29, 2021 01:26 PM IST
Centre says Delhi's air quality improved in 2020 compared to 2019
The Union environment ministry in a written reply in Lok Sabha said that the AQI data suggested Delhi's air quality improved from the year 2019 to 2020, as the number of days in 'Good', 'Satisfactory', 'Moderate' conditions increased in 2020 as compared to 2019, reports ANI.
Nov 29, 2021 01:16 PM IST
Uddhav Thackeray to speak to PM Modi to suspend flights from 7 countries
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray might speak is expected to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting the Centre to suspend flights from seven counties.
The state cabinet, after its presentation on the Omicron Covid-19 variant, has urged Thackeray to speak to Modi.
Nov 29, 2021 12:15 PM IST
Lok Sabha passes Farm Laws Repeal Bill 2021
Lok Sabha passed the Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021, without any discussion, amid ruckus by Opposition ministers. Leader of Congress Party in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury demanded discussion on the bill in the house, reports ANI.
Nov 29, 2021 12:09 PM IST
19 people on duty during President's Uttarakhand visit found Covid-positive
As many as 19 people from different government departments, including seven police personnel, have been found positive for Covid-19 so far, who were on duty during President Ram Nath Kovind's visit (in Haridwar Rishikesh), reports ANI citing Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar.
Nov 29, 2021 11:43 AM IST
‘Won’t leave unless govt discusses MSP, other issues': Rakesh Tikait
Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait has reiterated that the protesting farmers won't return home before minimum support price and other demands are discussed by the government, reports ANI.
Nov 29, 2021 11:33 AM IST
Hearing on Delhi air pollution: SC directs states to comply with CAQM's directions
Supreme Court directs Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab governments to immediately comply with all the directions issued by the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) in Delhi-NCR and adjoining areas. The court also sought compliance reports from all the states and posted the matter for further hearing for Thursday.
Nov 29, 2021 11:08 AM IST
Omicron Covid variant not detected in India yet, 2 clusters in Maharashtra, Karnataka under investigation
No cases of the omicron Covid-19 variant has been detected yet in India. Also, two clusters are under investigation for the new variant currently— one in Maharashtra and another in Karnataka.
Nov 29, 2021 10:59 AM IST
Supreme Court expresses concerns about ‘rising’ air pollution levels in Delhi
The Supreme Court has expressed its concerns about the rising air pollution levels in Delhi and the adjoining National Capital Region. The top court observed that the pollution levels are rising amid the problem of Covid-19 pandemic, reports ANI.
Nov 29, 2021 10:39 AM IST
‘Govt ready to answer all questions, house’s decorum should be maintained': Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Centre is ready to answer all questions during the Winter Session of Parliament. “We should debate in Parliament and maintain the decorum of the proceedings,” he said, reports ANI.
Nov 29, 2021 10:20 AM IST
IMD issues orange alert to 4 districts in Andhra Pradesh
The India Meteorological Department issued an orange alert for Prakasam, Nellore, Chittoor, Kadapa districts in Andhra Pradesh. Fishermen advised not to venture into the sea, reports ANI.
Nov 29, 2021 09:56 AM IST
Omicron fallout: Japan to bar new foreign arrivals
Japan to bar new international arrivals due to concerns over omicron Covid-19 variant, reports AFP citing says PM Fumio Kishida.
Nov 29, 2021 09:16 AM IST
India reports 8,309 new Covid-19 cases, 236 deaths in 24 hours
India reported 8,309 new Covid-19 cases and 236 deaths in the last 24 hours. Active caseload drops by 1,832 cases to 103,859.
Nov 29, 2021 09:02 AM IST
Cong's Manish Tewari gives adjournment motion notice in LS to discuss creating record of farmers who died during protests
Congress MP Manish Tewari gives adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha to discuss 'to direct the government to create a record of farmers who lost their lives during farm laws protest and give compensation to their families, reports ANI.
Nov 29, 2021 08:53 AM IST
Uttarakhand to test people arriving from outside if they exhibit Covid-19 symptoms, 14-day quarantine for those positive
All people arriving at Uttarakhand to be tested for Covid-19 if they are exhibiting symptoms of the disease. If positive, they would be subjected to 14-day quarantine, reports ANI.
Nov 29, 2021 08:50 AM IST
Parliament Winter Session: CPI MP Binoy Viswan gives suspension of business notice in RS, demands discussion on MSP
Communist Party of India minister Binoy Viswam gave Suspension of Business Notice in Rajya Sabha and demanded a discussion on ensuring a legal guarantee for Minimum Support Price, reports ANI.
Nov 29, 2021 07:23 AM IST
Nellore, Chittoor districts in Andhra Pradesh lashed by heavy rainfall
Nellore and Chittoor districts witnessed heavy rains since Sunday morning. As of 6am today, Chillakur in Nellore district received a rainfall of 210.25mm, followed by 182.25mm in Atmakur, according to the real-time data of the AP State Development and Planning Society. Other parts of Nellore and Chittoor districts record rainfall ranging from 54.5 mm to 149.5 mm since Sunday evening.
Nov 29, 2021 06:50 AM IST
Mizoram reports 282 recoveries, 1 death; active caseload at 3,834
Mizoram reported 282 recoveries from Covid-19 and one related death. The active caseload stood at 3,834, reports ANI.
Nov 29, 2021 06:09 AM IST
3.6-magnitude earthquake observed near Tamil Nadu's Vellore
An earthquake of 3.6 magnitude in the Richter Scale has hit 59kms west-southwest of Vellore in Tamil Nadu at 4.17am today, reports ANI.
- The one hand bag guidelines comes in addition to the existing single check-in baggage rule imposed during the Covid-19 pandemic.
- After weeks of exponential growth in daily Covid-19 cases, the daily tally has fallen steadily in the last few days.
- According to officials, the merger of flames will be done in an elaborate ceremony which is scheduled for 3:30pm today at India Gate.
- A two-minute video clip of the Clubhouse chat was shared on Twitter in which participants were heard making abusive and derogatory remarks against Muslim women.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi's approval rating was at its peak in May 2020 during the nationwide lockdown.
- The Covid-19 caseload has now jumped to 3,85,66,027, while the death toll is at 488,396.
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