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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson smiles at a media briefing on the coronavirus pandemic in Downing Street, London, Britain January 15, 2021. Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)

Covid-19: UK Prime Minister's TV spokesperson self-isolates over virus fears

ANI, London
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 06:35 PM IST
On Tuesday, UK Health Minister Matt Hancock had self-isolated over the risk of coronavirus infection.
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Athletics generic image.(File)
Athletics generic image.(File)

SAI takes steps to ensure no drop in intensity of athletes returning to training

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 06:29 PM IST
In a statement, SAI said the measure has been introduced to ensure that athletes are able to maintain continuity in their training programme.
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Pushing against the climate crisis — in spite of the terrible fire and hurricane damage — was his way of putting the economy before all else. This is what Biden-Harris will have to overcome with smart policies and even smarter communication. (AFP)
Pushing against the climate crisis — in spite of the terrible fire and hurricane damage — was his way of putting the economy before all else. This is what Biden-Harris will have to overcome with smart policies and even smarter communication. (AFP)

On climate, what the US needs to do

By Sunita Narain
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 06:28 PM IST
Joe Biden has done well to rejoin the Paris accord. But his administration will have to overcome Trumpism, take responsibility for historic emissions, and change energy consumption patterns at home
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"It is time for the healthcare workers to get their second dose of vaccine by February 13.Therefore the plan is to complete the first phase of vaccination by February 15 and commence the second phase of the drive after that," the health minister said.(ANI Photo)
"It is time for the healthcare workers to get their second dose of vaccine by February 13.Therefore the plan is to complete the first phase of vaccination by February 15 and commence the second phase of the drive after that," the health minister said.(ANI Photo)

Kerala prepares action plan for second phase of Covid-19 vaccination drive

PTI, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 06:27 PM IST
A total of 133 vaccination centres were allotted in the southern state in the initial phase which were being increased with the availability of more doses of vaccines.
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Washington : FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden reacts to a reporters question after signing executive orders in the State Dinning Room of the White House, in Washington. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, right, look on. AP/PTI(AP01_23_2021_000009B)(AP)
Washington : FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden reacts to a reporters question after signing executive orders in the State Dinning Room of the White House, in Washington. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, right, look on. AP/PTI(AP01_23_2021_000009B)(AP)

Oil industry reels as Joe Biden targets fossil fuels in first days

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 06:25 PM IST
  • Officials are worried that technical permitting decisions are being placed in the hands of political appointees, rather than expert regulators in the field. And they’re concerned permits -- or simply changes to them -- will be delayed for existing drilling operations.
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This picture of Varun Dhawan and his friends has made its way online.
This picture of Varun Dhawan and his friends has made its way online.

Varun Dhawan chills with his gang of boys in first picture from wedding

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 06:25 PM IST
Actor Varun Dhawan is having a tonne of fun with his best mates at his wedding in Alibaug. The first picture from the venue shows him with his friends in traditional attire.
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The Bengaluru-Patna-Bengaluru Vistara flight (UK 717) had left Bengaluru on schedule at 8.30 am, but landed in Patna around 11.30am, after a delay of half an hour because of poor visibility in the morning. (TWITTER) (Image used for representation).(Twitter/travelobiz)
The Bengaluru-Patna-Bengaluru Vistara flight (UK 717) had left Bengaluru on schedule at 8.30 am, but landed in Patna around 11.30am, after a delay of half an hour because of poor visibility in the morning. (TWITTER) (Image used for representation).(Twitter/travelobiz)

Vistara flight bird hit before landing in Patna, all passengers safe

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 06:24 PM IST
  • The aircraft, which developed a technical fault, was delayed by over six hours on its return. All 151 outgoing passengers to Bengaluru were stranded at the airport because of the delay.
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Niharika Rajput at work on a paper sculpture of the Indian Roller.
Niharika Rajput at work on a paper sculpture of the Indian Roller.

These artists craft natural wonders to boost conservation

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 06:20 PM IST
Paper, paint, creativity and a passion for the environment make the works of Nirupa Rao, Nibha Sikander and Niharika Rajput stand out.
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The JPC, hence, has a daunting task ahead, balancing the needs of State security against individual privacy. Giving entry to security agencies will compromise the encryption grid and data of millions. The State has to collaborate with tech giants in using the meta-data more meaningfully and for meeting other requirements without breaking the encryption. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The JPC, hence, has a daunting task ahead, balancing the needs of State security against individual privacy. Giving entry to security agencies will compromise the encryption grid and data of millions. The State has to collaborate with tech giants in using the meta-data more meaningfully and for meeting other requirements without breaking the encryption. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Data bill: The security vs privacy debate

By Yashovardhan Azad
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 06:26 PM IST
The Data Protection Bill also does not touch upon State surveillance methods. Who watches over the watchers? How can an officer of the same rank give permission to another for snooping? And how can another in the same system oversee its justification?
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On Monday, the city had recorded 161 cases, the lowest in nearly nine months, with a positivity rate of 0.32 per cent.(HT PHOTO.)
On Monday, the city had recorded 161 cases, the lowest in nearly nine months, with a positivity rate of 0.32 per cent.(HT PHOTO.)

Delhi records 197 fresh coronavirus cases; positivity rate dips to 0.26 per cent

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 06:20 PM IST
From January 15-22, the daily figures stood at 295; 299; 246; 161; 231; 228; 227 and 266 respectively.
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