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Dec 22, 2021 02:39 PM IST
Sputnik V shows neutralising activity against Omicron: Gamaleya Center’s prelim lab study
The Gamaleya Center’s preliminary laboratory study reveals that Russian Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V demonstrates high virus neutralising activity (VNA) against Omicron variant, and is expected to give a strong defense against severe disease and hospitalisation, ANI reported.
Dec 22, 2021 02:20 PM IST
No Omicron in Haryana till now, over 3 crore vaccine jabs given
Haryana health minister Anil Vij said that till now, no Omicron case has been detected in Haryana, and the state government is geared up to “combat the spread of Omicron variant” along with any surge in the number of Covid-19 infections, according to ANI. “ [As many as] 3,11,86,292 vaccine doses administered till December 19 in the state,” he added.
Dec 22, 2021 02:03 PM IST
AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria’s fresh warning amid Omicron rise in India
A day after the Centre wrote to all states and Union Territories to prepare for the battle against Omicron on a war footing, AIIMS Delhi director Dr Randeep Guleria said vaccine and Covid-appropriate behaviour are the only two ways to counter the increasing spread of the new variant. Read more
Dec 22, 2021 12:25 PM IST
Second Omicron case detected in Andhra Pradesh
A 39-year-old woman who came from Kenya to Chennai, and then travelled to Tirupati, tested positive for Covid on Dec 12. Her sample sent for genome sequencing declared Omicron positive today. Her family members tested negative: State govt
Dec 22, 2021 11:02 AM IST
PM Modi to chair Covid-19 review meeting on Thursday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hold a meeting to review the Covid-19 related situation in the country tomorrow, reports ANI citing sources.
Dec 22, 2021 10:11 AM IST
At least 70 missing in Myanmar after landslide
At least 70 missing after landslide at Myanmar jade mine, reports news agency AFP citing rescue team. “About 70-100 people are missing in a landslide that happened around 4:00am” at Hpakant mine in Kachin state, said rescue team member Ko Ny, according to the report.
Dec 22, 2021 09:58 AM IST
Two earthquakes hit Karnataka district
Two earthquakes of magnitude 2.9 and 3.0 were recorded in Chikkaballapura District today morning, says Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre.
Dec 22, 2021 09:49 AM IST
India’s Omicron count climbs to 213
India’s Omicron count climbed to 213 on Wednesday with Delhi leading with 57 cases, says health ministry.
Dec 22, 2021 09:28 AM IST
India’s daily Covid tally climbs again with 6,317 new cases; new fatalities down by 318
India’s daily Covid-19 tally saw a rise of 6,317 as it reached 3,47,58,481.
Dec 22, 2021 09:23 AM IST
Sony, Zee sign definitive merger agreement amid shareholder spat
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd., India’s largest listed television network, approved a merger agreement with Sony Group Corp.’s local unit amid a complicated boardroom and courtroom feud between Zee’s founders and its largest shareholder. Read More
Dec 22, 2021 08:19 AM IST
Winter session of Parliament likely to conclude today
The Winter session of Parliament is likely to conclude on Wednesday, a day before the schedule, news agency PTI has reported. The session had commenced on November 29 and was scheduled to end on December 23. Read more
Dec 22, 2021 07:28 AM IST
Fire at vaishno Devi shrine area under control: Board
A massive fire that broke out in Vaishno Devi Shrine forest area on Tuesday has been brought under control. The yatra to the temple remained unaffected, says Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board.
Dec 22, 2021 07:05 AM IST
India blocks 20 YouTube channels linked to ‘Pak disinformation campaign’
The ministry of information and broadcasting (I&B) on Tuesday said it has ordered the blocking of two Kashmir-related websites and 20 YouTube channels as they “belong to a coordinated disinformation network operating from Pakistan”.
Dec 22, 2021 06:26 AM IST
‘Anti-national’ not defined in Statutes, Govt tells Parliament
The home ministry told Parliament on Tuesday that there is no legal definition for the term “anti-national”, though there is criminal legislation and various judicial pronouncements to deal with activities that are a threat to the country. Read more
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Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya told Parliament on Monday that over 50% of the eligible population has been double vaccinated.
Published on Dec 22, 2021 02:38 PM IST
- There is speculation that the siblings are planning to contest both constituencies to retain their hold in the state. Their victory in 2024, however, is linked to his party’s political health
Published on Dec 22, 2021 02:34 PM IST
A 39-year-old woman, who returned from Kenya via Chennai on December 10 and travelled to Tirupati by car, has tested positive for the new variant of the coronavirus
Updated on Dec 22, 2021 02:29 PM IST
- Rai said that the government received 8,244 citizenship applications from the minority groups in India’s neighbouring countries in these four years and granted citizenship to 3,117 applicants.
Published on Dec 22, 2021 02:09 PM IST
Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Derek O’Brien was suspended from the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday after he threw the house rule book at the Chair. Speaking to news agency ANI, Dilip Ghosh said that it was not right if a senior Member of Parliament like O’Brien gets suspended again and again.
Updated on Dec 22, 2021 02:06 PM IST
Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi
- This comes as both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha adjourned proceedings sine die today, ahead of the scheduled end of the session (on December 23).
Published on Dec 22, 2021 02:01 PM IST
The administration issued a circular on December 17 modifying school timings, saying changes were in tune with national norms and to ensure maximum utilisation of resources
Published on Dec 22, 2021 01:10 PM IST
“Omicron is a more transmissible variant. We need to do two things to protect ourselves, first one is to take vaccines and the second is to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour,” Dr Guleria said.
Published on Dec 22, 2021 01:04 PM IST
Speaking to news agency ANI, Dr Hymavati, the director of the state’s health department, said on Wednesday that the woman arrived at the Chennai Airport from Kenya on December 10.
Updated on Dec 22, 2021 01:02 PM IST
Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Chouhan blamed the Congress for moving the Supreme Court against the ordinance issued by the state government, alleging the Congress was against people from the backward classes
Published on Dec 22, 2021 12:47 PM IST