Top stories of the day:
- Uttarakhand extends Covid restrictions until January 31
- Schools in Maharashtra open today
- PM Modi to interact virtually with PMRBP winners
- Ratan Tata receives Assam’s highest civilian award
- US orders departure of diplomats’ families from Ukraine
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Pakistan hands over 20 Indian fishermen to India in Wagah
Deputy Superintendent of Police Azeem Thebo said that with the release of these 20 Indian fishermen as a goodwill gesture, 568 Indian fishermen are now in prison, Dawn newspaper reported. The released fishermen, arrested for illegally entering Pakistani waters and fishing without permission, were escorted by the Edhi Foundation on the road to Lahore.
Monthly shutdown in the Chinese elevators in Xian
Chinese authorities on Monday lifted a month-long lockdown in the northern city of Xi’an and its 13 million residents as infections ease ahead of the Beijing Winter Olympics in less than two weeks. Meanwhile, the 2 million residents of a Beijing district have been ordered to undergo tests after a string of cases in the capital.
The position of Congress in Uttarakhand is good…BJP divides people based on religion. They did it in Uttar Pradesh and still do it. BJP got power by using religion, but what did people get by voting for them?
– Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel
Maharashtra: 5 dead, 5 injured in Pune-Ahmednagar . road accident
The incident took place around 7 p.m. near Shikrapur, police said. Among the deceased is a couple who traveled on one of the motorcycles.
ICICI Bank Shares Rise Nearly 2% on Earnings Announcement
The stock rose 1.76 percent to Rs 818.80 on the BSE. On the NSE, it gained 1.51 percent to Rs 816.70. ICICI Bank on Saturday reported an 18.8 percent jump in December consolidated net profit to Rs 6,536.55 crore, aided by growth in interest income and decline in provisions
Australian Prime Minister Morrison loses control of China’s WeChat account
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s Liberal Party lost access to his official WeChat social media account months ago, politicians said Monday, alleging censorship, while the still-active account managed by a new Chinese controller now enters Chinese life. promotes in Australia. Amid mounting diplomatic tensions with China, Australia’s two main political parties have used the social media platform, owned by Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd, to communicate with Australian voters of Chinese ethnicity in hard-fought voters since 2019.
Unvaccinated people, children under 15 not allowed on R-Day parade
Police also said people will be required to adhere to all Covid protocols such as wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing at the program at Rajpath on January 26. “It is necessary to have both doses of anti-coronavirus vaccine. Visitors have been asked to bring their vaccination certificate,” Delhi police tweeted. It said children under 15 are not allowed in the position. The nationwide Covid vaccination program, which initially started on January 16 last year with healthcare and frontline workers, was gradually expanded to include everyone over the age of 18.
Seoul closely monitors North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missile activities
On January 19, North Korea held a politburo meeting of its ruling Workers’ Party, chaired by leader Kim Jong-un, and decided to consider restarting “all temporarily suspended” activities, citing Washington’s “hostile policy” against the country. Yonhap news agency.
Country’s active COVID-19 cases highest in 241 days
Active cases comprise 5.69 percent of total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate fell to 93.07 percent, the ministry said. An increase of 62,130 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a 24-hour time frame.
UAE intercepts two ballistic missiles fired by Yemeni rebels
“The attack caused no casualties, while the remnants of the intercepted and destroyed ballistic missiles fell in separate areas around the emirate of Abu Dhabi,” a statement from the Defense Ministry said.
More than 162.73 crore COVID19 vaccine doses have been provided to states/UTs to date; over 13.83 crore balance and unused vaccine doses are still available with states/UTs to be administered
– Ministry of Health
Sensex drops 233.53 points to 58,803.65 in opening session; Nifty falls 73.70 points to 17.543.45
Five people were killed, five were injured after a truck rammed into a car and two motorcycles on the Pune-Ahmednagar road last night: Pune Rural Police officials
UK court to rule on Assange extradition case today
- A Supreme Court on December 10 overturned an earlier decision by a British magistrates’ court that it would be “oppressive” to extradite the 50-year-old Australian to the US justice system because of his mental health and suicide risk.
- The court will now decide whether to allow Assange, who faces 18 charges related to the disclosure of 500,000 classified US files, to appeal that decision to the UK’s Supreme Court on “issues of law of general public interest”.
Odisha reports 7,291 Covid cases
Covid-19 report for January 23 New positive cases: 7291 of which 0-18 years: 954 In quarantine: 4226 Local contacts:… https://t.co/7IZNrKQHiZ
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India reports 3,06,064 new COVID cases (27,469 less than yesterday), 439 deaths and 2,43,495 recovery in the last 24 hours
- Active case: 22.49.335
- Daily positivity rate: 20.75%
Maharashtra’s Thane district reports 2,234 new COVID-19 cases, five deaths
UAE says it intercepts 2 ballistic missiles over Abu Dhabi
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. However, the attack came a week after Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed an attack on the Emirates capital that left three people dead and six others injured.
Champaran: Son of Bihar tourism minister Narayan Prasad reportedly opened fire and injured a man: ANI
Champaran: The son of Bihar’s tourism minister, Narayan Prasad, is said to have opened fire and injured a man. "Kids played cri… https://t.co/isAK7M5Gox
— ANI (@ANI) 1642993161000
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray unveiled the horse-ridden statue of Maharana Pratap
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray unveiled the horse-ridden statue of Maharana Pratap along with his son & State Min… https://t.co/7IcsVDzLJN
— ANI (@ANI) 1642980299000
Mizoram reported 495 new cases. Active cases 9468 and total deaths 581
Uttarakhand Govt extends the COVID restrictions in the state until January 31. All Anganwadi centers and educational institutions up to 12th standard will remain closed, online classes will continue
The US Embassy in Ukraine has issued a travel advisory stating: “Do not travel to Ukraine due to the increased threat of Russian military action and COVID-19. Take special care in Ukraine due to crime and civil unrest. Some areas are at increased risk
US orders departure of diplomats’ families from Ukraine
We have not made the physical presence of students in schools compulsory. A few districts open schools, a few districts don’t. Parents can send their wards with permission. We request everyone to follow COVID19 appropriate behavior
– Minister of Maharashtra Aaditya Thackeray
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has virtual contact with the winners of Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar (PMRBP) today at 11:30 am
The Supreme Court will today hear Tarun Tejpal’s plea for an in-camera hearing of the appeal filed by Goa against his acquittal in a sexual assault case.
Assam government today grants ‘Asom Baibhav’, state’s highest civilian award, to industrialist Ratan Tata in Guwahati
Maharashtra schools will reopen for grades 1-12 from today
- Schools reopened in Mumbai, Nashik, Thane, Nandurbar and Jalgaon districts.
- Nagpur and Dhule are reportedly planning to open schools from January 26 and 27 respectively.
- Other districts have not yet made a decision on reopening schools.