In other Covid-19 updates:
- India reported 3,33,533 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, 4,171 fewer than yesterday
- 525 Covid-related deaths and 2,59,168 cures were confirmed in the last 24 hours
- India’s COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Has Exceeded 161.92 Crore
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Companies Look to Indian Expats for Niche Tech Jobs
Several top Indian companies in fields such as manufacturing, industrials, metals and mining, automotive, are looking for returning Indians or expatriates mainly from US and Europe to meet their needs for technical expertise amid rapid digitization of companies, focused on new growth areas and a shortage of specialized technical talent in India.
IND vs SA: India win toss, choose to bowl first in ODI . final
South Africa have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-game series.
Ex-Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Receives Netaji Award 2022
Former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe received the Netaji Award 2022 from the Netaji Research Bureau on Sunday.
India’s R-value continues to fall, COVID-19 peak likely in next 14 days: IIT analysis
India’s R-value, which indicates the spread rate of the coronavirus, has fallen further to 1.57 in the week of Jan. 14-21 and the national peak of the third wave of infection is expected to come in the next two weeks, according to a reporter. preliminary analysis by IIT Madras.
‘Congress’ situation miserable in UP, says Mayawati
The head of the Bahujan Samaj party, Mayawati, said on Sunday Congress is so miserable that it “changed” its face of the prime minister for the polls in Uttar Pradesh within hours of the announcement.
Omicron at Community Transfer Stage in India, Dominant in Multiple Metros: INSACOG
The Omicron variant of COVID-19 is in the community transmission phase in India and has become dominant in multiple subways where new cases have risen exponentially, the INSACOG said in its latest bulletin.
With the elections approaching, central authorities are also becoming active. BJP can send all agencies. Not only Satyendra Jain, but they can also send them to me, Manish Sisodia, Bhagwant Mann. We welcome them with a smile.
– Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
A scuffle breaks out between TMC, BJP supporters
#LOOK | A scuffle broke out between TMC and BJP supporters at an event marking Netaji’s 125th birthday… https://t.co/egpA34St3d
— ANI (@ANI) 1642921387000
Our sources have informed us that ED will arrest Satyendar Jain in the coming days. Twice raids have been made against him by the Center, but in vain.
– Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
Omicron at community transfer stage in India, dominant tribe in cities, center says
Lamborghini expects India to rank higher in the top 10 markets in the APAC region
Italian super luxury carmaker Automobili Lamborghini is optimistic about India to rank higher in the top 10 markets in the Asia-Pacific region in the future, supported by strong, consistent performance over the years, according to a senior company official.
COVID-19: Assam rolls out new SOP as case count rises
With a spate of COVID-19 cases, Assam has devised a new SOP that banned all cultural programs, awards ceremonies and participation of school children in the Republic Day celebrations.
Mann Ki Baat this Sunday at 11:30 am
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ speech this month will be broadcast from 11:30 a.m. instead of the usual 11:00 a.m. after observing the Mahatma Gandhi commemorations, the PMO said on Sunday.
Would target $300 billion in services exports in 2022-23: SEPC
SEPC is pursuing a $300 billion export target for 2022-23 as it expects regular international travel and other business activities to resume in the near future, said Chairman Sunil H Talati. He said that by the end of this fiscal year, service exports would reach $240 billion.
The Chinese military has informed us that they have found a missing boy from Arunachal Pradesh and that the correct procedure is being followed.
– PRO Defense, Tezpur Lieutenant Colonel Harshvardhan Pandey
Polls in Manipur: Former CM Okram Ibobi Singh and 11 incumbent MLAs on congressional list of 40 candidates declared on Saturday
PM pays tribute to Netaji on 125th birthday
Delhi | Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to Netaji #SubhasChandraBose on his 125th birthday in… https://t.co/OA4NjqcF0Z
— ANI (@ANI) 1642916808000
Assocham asks government to remove customs duties on copper concentrate
Industry body Assocham has urged the government to cut customs duties on copper concentrate from the current 2.5 percent to zero to create a level playing field and help the industry compete with imports of value-added copper products from countries with free trade agreements (FTA). below zero service.
The third wave has probably peaked in 4 of the 8 largest cities
The third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic appears to have peaked in the country’s four largest cities, with the seven-day average of cases showing marked declines in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai.
India’s economy has “some bright spots and some very dark spots,” Raghuram Rajan tells PTI
Government must do more to prevent K-shaped economic recovery: Raghuram Rajan to PTI
Republic Day rehearsal underway
Full dress rehearsal for Republic Day underway in Rajpath, Delhi. https://t.co/Ry61YuX62m
— ANI (@ANI) 1642915204000
Tamil Nadu Health Minister MA Subramanian pays tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on 125th birthday
To portray Gandhiji’s killer as a hero is not acceptable. Our country is known for Gandhi and his ideology. He is celebrated worldwide. Congress will oppose it; will request CM not to allow the release of this film in Maharashtra.
– Nana Patole, Congress, on the movie ‘Why I Killed Gandhi’
Xi himself is a risk to China’s economy: report
The side effects of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s “abrupt and extreme” policies underlined a report published in a Japanese daily newspaper saying Xi himself poses a risk to China’s economy.
Battle for UP: ASP Fields Dreaded Criminal on 1st List
The list of 33 candidates released by Azad Samaj Party (ASP) leader Chandra Shekhar includes the name of feared mobster of western Uttar Pradesh, Bhupendra Bafar.
India reports 3,33,533 new COVID cases, 525 deaths and 2,59,168 recovery
Bridge under the border of Dumri Police Station of Giridih District, blown up by Naxals around 10pm last night, Jharkhand Police say
Her health has improved since yesterday, but she remains under observation in the ICU. Pray for her speedy recovery.
– dr. Pratit Samdani, who treats singer Lata Mangeshkar at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai
This month’s #MannKiBaat, which takes place on the 30th, kicks off at 11:30 a.m. after observing the commemorations of Gandhi Ji on his Punya Tithi (death anniversary).
– the Prime Minister’s Office
PM Modi pays tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on 125th birthday, says every Indian proud of his monumental contribution to the nation
COVID-19: Mizoram reports 1,285 new cases and 1 death; active cases at 9.845
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern cancels wedding amid new Omicron restrictions
NDRF Twitter handle hacked on Saturday, says NDRF DG Atul Karwal
Sunday curfew in Kerala
Police underway in Thiruvanathapuram with a view to "sunday curfew" in Kerala, amid rising cases. Kerala re… https://t.co/4p3iCBG7C0
— ANI (@ANI) 1642907827000
Taliban say bombers target minivan in Afghanistan, killing seven
A bomb attached to a fully loaded minivan detonated Saturday in Afghanistan’s western Herat province, killing at least seven civilians and injuring nine others, Taliban officials said.
Assembly polls in Uttarakhand: Congress publishes first list of 53 candidates
Congress released the first list of 53 candidates for the assembly elections in Uttarakhand on Saturday. Uttarakhand Congress Speaker Ganesh Godiyal will fight from the Srinagar seat and Leader of the Opposition in the outgoing assembly Pritam Singh of Chakrata (ST) constituency.
German naval chief resigns after Ukraine comments
Call for center to declare Netaji’s birthday a national holiday, says CM Mamata Banerjee. from West Bengal
Interior Minister Amit Shah pays tribute to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on his 125th birthday
President Ram Nath Kovind remembers Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on his 125th birthday as the Republic Day celebration begins today
Hyderabad: Gold valuables over 2kg seized by man at airport
Hyderabad airport customs have recovered 2,715 kg of gold chains and paste worth Rs 1.36 crore from a man arriving from Dubai, a press release said on Saturday.
ADGP Jammu Zone Review Security Arrangements For Republic Day
J&K records 6,568 new COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths
Jammu and Kashmir reported 6,568 new cases of COVID-19 and seven deaths on Saturday. According to the health bulletin, there are 2,330 recoveries. There are 39,113 active cases in the territory of the Union.
Delhi gets light rain on Sunday
Delhi continued to receive light rainfall on Sunday as the Met department expected minimum temperatures to likely remain 2-3 degrees Celsius below normal in the western Himalaya region, east-central and eastern and northeastern India.
Virat Kohli himself did not give up the captaincy. He was forced to do this… He’s a great cricketer. I think he’s going to get out of here.
– Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar to ANI