October 30, 2020

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  • Will Delhi get relief from air pollution? IMD predicts rains in coming daysWill Delhi get relief from air pollution? IMD predicts rains in coming days
    The Indian Meteorological Department issued a forecast on Monday stating that a depression would result in heavy rainfall in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh from November 30 to December 2. The depression might bring an overall change in weather in Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, Western Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand would undergo many changes. These parts might experience rainfall in the next few days.  Read more »
  • Japan: Earthquake of magnitude 6.5 jolts southeast HonshuJapan: Earthquake of magnitude 6.5 jolts southeast Honshu
    An earthquake of magnitude 6.5  on the Richter Scale hit Southeast of Honshu in Japan on Monday at 6.10 pm, National Centre for Seismology said.  Read more »
  • Opposition condemns suspension of 12 MPs, to discuss 'future course of action' in meeting tomorrowOpposition condemns suspension of 12 MPs, to discuss 'future course of action' in meeting tomorrow
    Reacting strongly against the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs on grounds of indiscipline for the ongoing Winter session of the House, the opposition parties issued a joint statement on Monday, stating that the 'future course of action' will be discussed by the parties in a meeting tomorrow. Read more »
  • NEET PG counselling delay: OPD services affected for 3rd day as resident doctors' body continues protestNEET PG counselling delay: OPD services affected for 3rd day as resident doctors' body continues protest
    Patient services were affected on the third consecutive day on Monday as resident doctors of three central hospitals withdrew from rendering OPD services in protest against the repeated postponement of NEET-PG 2021 counselling. Read more »
  • Policy on booster doses for Covid19 in next two weeks: GovtPolicy on booster doses for Covid19 in next two weeks: Govt
    A comprehensive policy on additional and booster doses for COVID-19 will be made public in the next two weeks by the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) of India, said Dr. NK Arora, India's COVID-19 Task Force Chairman on Monday. Read more »
  • Our alliance will form government in Punjab, says Amarinder Singh after meeting Haryana CM Manohar Lal KhattarOur alliance will form government in Punjab, says Amarinder Singh after meeting Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar
    Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday said that he along with his allies will form the government in Punjab after securing victory in the upcoming Assembly election. Read more »
  • Omicron scare: Sample of South Africa returnee in Bengaluru is 'different from Delta variant'Omicron scare: Sample of South Africa returnee in Bengaluru is 'different from Delta variant'
    Amid the Omicron variant of COVID-19 creating concern globally, Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar on Monday said the sample of one of the two persons who arrived in Bengaluru recently from South Africa is 'different from the Delta variant'. Read more »
  • Tharoor's selfie with women MPs sparks row; leader says 'Sorry if some people are offended'Tharoor's selfie with women MPs sparks row; leader says 'Sorry if some people are offended'
    Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Monday apologized after his selfie with women members of Parliament sparked a row. The selfie in question showed him posing with MPs Supriya Sule, Preneet Kaur, Thamizhachi Thangapandian, Mimi Chakraborty, Nusrat Jahan Ruhi, and Jyothimani. It was captioned "Who says the Lok Sabha isn't an attractive place to work?", triggering a controversy with many netizens accusing him of sexism.  Read more »
  • Omicron variant scare: Mumbai man who returned from South Africa tests Covid positiveOmicron variant scare: Mumbai man who returned from South Africa tests Covid positive
    A 32-year-old man who tested positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra's Dombivli after returning from South Africa. The patient has been kept in isolation at a civic COVID-19 care centre and his sample has been sent for genome sequencing, amid concerns over the potentially more transmissible new 'Omicron' variant of the virus. Read more »
  • IPL 2022 Retentions: All you need to know, likely player retentions ahead of deadlineIPL 2022 Retentions: All you need to know, likely player retentions ahead of deadline
    Some will unveil their core, while others might just go with a clean slate when the deadline to retain players ends on Tuesday for the eight existing IPL franchises. Most of the teams have been making last ditch efforts to keep players of their choice in the lead up to the mega auction next year. Read more »
  • Sidhu clean bowls Kejriwal over women empowerment, says 'you don't have one woman minister'Sidhu clean bowls Kejriwal over women empowerment, says 'you don't have one woman minister'
    Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief Navjot Singh Sidhu took on AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal on a number of issues including women empowerment, unemployment, and other developmental promises the Delhi chief minister made during poll campaign in Punjab. Read more »
  • Omicron Covid variant risk 'very high', warns WHOOmicron Covid variant risk 'very high', warns WHO
    The World Health Organization on Monday warned against the new Covid-19 variant 'Omicron', claiming that the risk against it is 'very high'. The development comes shortly after WHO had said that  it is “not yet clear” whether the newly-detected coronavirus variant Omicron is more transmissible or causes more severe disease compared to other variants, including the highly-transmissible and globally prevalent Delta variant. Read more »
  • Cryptocurrency Bill: Bitcoin will not be accepted as currency in India, says FM Nirmala SitharamanCryptocurrency Bill: Bitcoin will not be accepted as currency in India, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman
    In a reply to the Lok Sabha. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said the government has no proposal to recognise Bitcoin as legal tender or currency in the country. Finance Minister also informed the House that the government does not collect data on Bitcoin transactions. Read more »
  • COVID-19: Telangana on alert after 45 students, teacher in residential school test positiveCOVID-19: Telangana on alert after 45 students, teacher in residential school test positive
    As many as 45 students and a teacher have tested positive for COVID-19 in a residential school in Telangana on Monday, said Sangareddy District authorities.  Read more »
  • Bharat Biotech to commence exports of Covaxin to additional countries from DecemberBharat Biotech to commence exports of Covaxin to additional countries from December
    Vaccine manufacturer Bharat Biotech will commence the export of its Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin to additional countries from December. The long-pending export orders have already been executed during the month of November.  Read more »
  • 12 Opposition MPs suspended from Rajya Sabha for 'violent behaviour' in previous Parliament session12 Opposition MPs suspended from Rajya Sabha for 'violent behaviour' in previous Parliament session
    At least 12 Rajya Sabha MPs have been suspended on grounds of indiscipline for the ongoing Winter session of the House.  Read more »
  • 'Govt scared of discussion': Rahul says passage of Farm Laws Repeal Bill without discussion 'unfortunate''Govt scared of discussion': Rahul says passage of Farm Laws Repeal Bill without discussion 'unfortunate'
    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday lashed out at the government for not allowing discussions on the Farm Laws Repeal Bill in the Parliament and passed it immediately. Speaking to reporters outside the Parliament after the bill was cleared by the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, Rahul said "it is unfortunate that the farm laws were repealed without discussion" and sought to know why the government was shying away from a discussion on the bill, when the opposition was supporting them. Read more »
  • Air pollution: Ban on construction, demolition activities extended in DelhiAir pollution: Ban on construction, demolition activities extended in Delhi
    Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai Monday said the ban on construction and demolition activities in Delhi will continue till further orders in view of the high air pollution levels. The ban on the entry of trucks, barring those engaged in essential services, will continue till December 7, while CNG and electric trucks will be allowed to enter Delhi, Rai said after a review meeting with officials of departments concerned. Read more »
  • Omicron Covid variant spooks the world, should you be scared? AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria explainsOmicron Covid variant spooks the world, should you be scared? AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria explains
    Omicron variant of COVID-19 latest news: Since the beginning of the pandemic, several mutations of the COVID-19 virus have emerged across the world. Researchers and doctors have previously labelled the Delta variant as the most dangerous of all Covid variants. Now, the new Covid variant –  B.1.1.529 or Omicron – has the world worried. A few reports claimed that Omicron could be much more deadly than the Delta variant.  Read more »
  • Parliament passes bill to repeal three farm laws on day 1 of Winter Session | HighlightsParliament passes bill to repeal three farm laws on day 1 of Winter Session | Highlights
    Parliament on Monday passed The Farm Laws Repeal Bill, to repeal the three farm laws against which farmers have been protesting for over a year, with its passage in Rajya Sabha. Earlier in the day, Lok Sabha also passed The Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021 within minutes of its introduction in the lower House. As soon as Rajya Sabha met in the afternoon, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar introduced The Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021 shortly. Before the motion was adopted for the passage of the bill, Deputy Chairman Harivansh allowed Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge to speak for two minutes. Kharge was of the view that the government has taken back the three farm laws in view of the forthcoming elections in five states after reviewing the results of recent bypolls. He also mentioned the death of over 700 farmers in more than a year during the agitation against these laws. When Kharge took more than the allocated time, the deputy chairman called Tomar to move the motion. Tomar moved the motion and said while moving the bill for the passage that the three laws were brought for the benefit of farmers. He regretted that the government could not convince the agitating farmers about the benefits of the laws. He also attacked Congress for adopting "double standard" on the laws, as its own election manifesto talked about the need for reforms in the farm sector. He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi showed a large heart by announcing the repeal of the laws on  Guru Nanak Janyanti. He said as both the government and the opposition parties are for repeal of the laws, so there was no need for any discussion on the farm repeal bill. The House passed the bill with a voice vote amid protests by Congress and TMC members. Dola Sen (TMC) and Nadimul Haque (TMC) were in the well to protest the passage of the bill without debate. Read more »