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Election Commission further bans poll rallies & roadshows in poll-bound states till 22nd January
COVID-19: Mizoram reports 477 new cases today; Active case tally at 8,048
Mexico sees fake molnupiravir, 1 week after drug approved
Mexico said Friday it is already seeing black market or fake versions of molnupiravir circulating for sale, just one week after authorities approved the drug to treat those at risk of severe COVID-19. The real medication is produced by US pharmaceutical company Merck. But Mexico’s health regulatory agency found versions labelled molnupiravir for sale from an array of companies like “Merit,” “Molaz” and “Azista.”
I will contest the election from the Khatima constituency. We all are together and ready to contest polls. This time, we have given a slogan ‘Abki Baar 60 Paar’. The candidates’ list will be announced soon
– Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami after the BJP Core Committee meeting
Unilever offered 50 billion pounds for GSK unit
Consumer goods giant Unilever made a bid towards the end of last year for pharmaceutical group Glaxosmithkline’s consumer goods business worth roughly 50 billion pounds ($68.4 billion), Britain’s Sunday Times reported. GSK and Pfizer, which owns a minority stake in the division, were understood to have rejected the offer on the basis that it was too low, the newspaper said. The approach by Unilever, which owns brands such as Dove soap and Marmite, for Glaxo’s portfolio of household brands including Panadol painkillers and Sensodyne toothpaste was understood to have been unsolicited, it added.
Olympic medallist Mirabai Chanu joins Manipur Police
It is an honour to have joined the Manipur Police as the Additional Superintendent of Police (Sports). I would like… https://t.co/KE14ZPSKJj
— Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (@mirabai_chanu) 1642243151000
COVID-19 cases rising in poll-bound Manipur
Manipur Health and Family Welfare Department’s Additional Director Khoirom Sasbeekumar Mangang said that the daily positivity rate of the Covid cases in Manipur has been fluctuating during the past one week. “During the holidays the positivity rate is little less and during the working days the Covid-19 positivity rate is increasing,” Mangang, who is the spokesperson of the Health and Family Welfare Department, told IANS.
Senior Bihar Congress leader Vijay Shankar Mishra, a two-term former MLC, has died at the age of 76 after prolonged illness. CM Nitish Kumar calls Mishra’s demise an irreparable loss, says he was an able politician and social worker.
A crematorium for animals is proposed in BMC’s budget which will be constructed in 2500 square feet space in Dahisar. There was no crematorium for pets in Mumbai. This initiative is for the animals who can’t speak for themselves: Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain: We can say that Delhi has reached its peak in terms of cases. Cases have started slowing down. Let’s see when the decline happens.
Congress fields Punjab deputy CMs — Sukhjinder Randhawa from Dera Baba Nanak and Om Prakash Soni from Amritsar Central for state polls.
Punjab Assembly Elections list released, here are some contestants:
- Navjot Singh Sidhu: Amritsar East
- Charanjit Singh Channi: Chamkaur Sahib
- Malvika Sood: Moga
- Pratap Singh Bajwa: Qadian
- Sidhu Moosewala: Mansa
New combat uniform of Indian Army
The new combat uniform of the Indian Army was unveiled at the 'Army Day' parade, today. https://t.co/2d1u8FwV9v
— ANI (@ANI) 1642236728000
10 seats for women, 44 seats for OBC candidates and 19 seats for SC, in upcoming assembly polls: BJP
HDFC Bank posts 18% rise in standalone net profit to Rs 10,342.20 cr in December 2021 quarter: Company filing
I appeal to the leaders party workers to abide by EC guidelines, COVID protocols whenever they come to the office…I have also heard that a notice was also put up at our office today: SP chief Akhilesh Yadav
BJP names 107 candidates for UP polls in first list; 63 of 83 sitting MLAs repeated, 20 dropped
- Yogi Adityanath: Gorakhpur
- Keshav Prasad Maurya: Sirathu
- Tejendra Singh Nirwal: Shamli
- Umesh Malik: Budhana
Deputy CM Kesav Prasad Maurya to contest UP Polls from Sirathu in Prayagraj district: BJP
CM Yogi Adityanath to contest UP Polls from Gorakhpur: BJP
We are releasing list of candidates on 57/58 seats in first phase and 38/55 in second phase: BJP leader & Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan
Investment in R&D for future technologies is a priority for government: Prime Minister Narendra Modi
The World’s largest national flag made of ‘khadi’ was displayed along the India- Pakistan border in Jaisalmer to celebrate Indian Army Day. The flag was 225 feet long and 150 feet wide.
Evidence of early community transmission of Omicron (B1.1.529) in Delhi: Department of Clinical Virology at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), New Delhi
Start-ups are going to be the backbone of new India. When India completes 100 years of independence, start-ups will have an important role. Country’s innovators are making the country proud globally.
– PM Modi
Number of patents granted has risen to 28,000 last year from 4,000 in 2013-14. Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Telangana Minister replies to Elon Musk’s tweet revolving around the difficulties of setting up shop in India
Hey Elon, I am the Industry & Commerce Minister of Telangana state in India Will be happy to partner Tesla in wor… https://t.co/DBJ7GMyMlQ
— KTR (@KTRTRS) 1642184220000
Today, Delhi COVID cases are expected to be reduced by 4,000- positivity rate will be around 30%; hospital admission rate hasn’t risen in past 5-6 days. This indicates that cases are going to be fewer in the coming days. 85% of hospital beds vacant.
– Delhi Health Min Satyendra Jain
Joint efforts at various levels led to disengagement in many areas which is a constructive step: Gen Naravane on eastern Ladakh standoff
Our message is clear, Indian Army won’t let any attempt to unilaterally change status quo along country’s borders to succeed: Gen Naravane
BJP to release its first list of candidates today at 12.30 PM
Source: ET Bureau
14th round military-level talks held between India, China recently to keep situation under control: Gen Naravane on eastern Ladakh standoff.
Republic Day Celebrations will now begin every year from 23rd January instead of 24th January to include the birth anniversary of Subhash Chandra Bose: GoI Sources
General MM Naravane presents awards and unit citations; confers Sena medal to Major Anil Kumar and Major Mahinder singh.
Former Punjab minister Joginder Singh Mann joins Aam Aadmi Party, a day after snapping his 50-year-old tie with Congress
Odisha logs 10,856 fresh COVID-19 cases, 2 more fatalities
Election Commission to take a call on holding poll rallies and roadshows today, with CEC Sushil Chandra holding series of virtual meetings with Health Secretary, Chief Secretary & Chief Electoral Officers of poll-bound states: Sources
Parade underway at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi to mark Army Day.
The country recorded 402 COVID fatalities in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 4,85,752: Union Health Ministry
6,041 cases of Omicron variant of coronavirus detected in India so far: Union Health Ministry
India reports 2,68,833 fresh COVID cases (4,631 more than yesterday) and 1,22,684 recoveries in the last 24 hours
Active case: 14,17,820; Daily positivity rate: 16.66%; Confirmed cases of Omicron: 6,041
PM Modi pays tribute to Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar on his birth anniversary
Sharing a video showcasing an aerial view of Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Thiruvalluvar Statue located in Tamil Nadu that he shot last year ahead of his election rally in Kanyakumari, the Prime Minister said Thiruvalluvar’s ideals “stand out for their diverse nature and intellectual depth.”
Army Day today
Delhi | Chief of Armed Forces – General Manoj Mukund Naravane (Army), Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari (Air Force), a… https://t.co/Zd9PwIJNha
— ANI (@ANI) 1642217862000
J&K extends covid restrictions
- Restrictions imposed in Jammu & Kashmir shall continue to remain in force till further orders, says new notification
- There shall be complete restriction on non-essential movement during weekends; night curfew to remain in force from 9 pm-6 am with complete restriction on non-essential movement.
Words cannot do justice to the invaluable contribution of the Indian Army towards national safety: PM Modi
Best wishes on the occasion of Army Day, especially to our courageous soldiers, respected veterans and their famili… https://t.co/1eIXHnkx1W
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1642214627000
Jallikattu in full swing!
People gather to mark the second day of bull-taming sport #Jallikattu in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. Visuals from this m… https://t.co/6lZMqd7uzF
— ANI (@ANI) 1642213755000
Mizoram reported 373 recoveries and 1 death. Active cases 7685
Canada reported 20,036 new COVID-19 cases Friday noon, raising its national total to 2,706,977 cases with 31,306 deaths, according to local media CTV.
China reports 165 new coronavirus cases for Jan 14 vs 201 a day earlier
Ukraine says it has uncovered clues Russia could have been behind a cyberattack that knocked out government websites in Kyiv at a time of mounting tensions between both neighbours: AFP
Delhi’s air quality deteriorates to the ‘very poor’ category, with the city recording an overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of 339, according to SAFAR-India
Security forces have seized a huge amount of explosive materials in Odisha
Odisha | Security forces have seized a huge amount of explosive materials of a banned outfit from a forest in Malka… https://t.co/I594Wv0W3I
— ANI (@ANI) 1642207513000
Brazil registers 112,286 cases of coronavirus, 251 COVID-19 deaths
Djokovic again detained in Australia
Novak Djokovic was again detained in Australia Saturday, after authorities ripped up his visa for a second time and declared the unvaccinated tennis superstar a threat to the public.
United States announces website to order free COVID19 tests starting January 19
HDFC Bank will declare Q3 results today
Analysts expect 12-18 per cent year-on-year growth in net profit and 11-17 per cent growth in net interest income for HDFC Bank during the December quarter.
Indian Army will celebrate the 74th Army day today
PM Modi to interact with more than 150 startups today
- Startups from various sectors such as enterprise systems, space, industry 4.0, security, fintech, environment besides agriculture and health will be part of this interaction, the PMO said on Friday.
- More than 150 startups have been divided into six working groups based on themes
- The event marks the sixth anniversary of the launch of the ‘Startup India’ initiative.