China Covid Outbreak News Live: The United States has expressed its concern over the possibility of a new mutation of the Covid-19 virus as numbers continue to regularly increase in the world’s most populous nation China, even though many countries have arrested the pandemic spread.While addressing the media, US State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said, “First and foremost, any time there is death and illness anywhere around the world, we want to see a situation like that come to an end. When it comes to COVID, secondly, we know that any time the virus is spreading, that it is in the wild, that it has the potential to mutate and to pose a threat to people everywhere.””We’ve seen that over the course of many different permutations of this virus and certainly another reason why we are so focused on helping countries around the world address COVID, another reason why bringing this to a close in China would be beneficial,” he added.Talking on Covid-19 toll Price said he is concerned that “not only does China need to be in a good position” but other countries as well.He said, “the US is concerned that China might not be fully transparent about the COVID numbers, the cases, and also the deaths that we’re seeing in China right now”.This development came after China reported two Covid deaths on Monday.According to the National Health Commission of China, the mainland also reported 1,995 new Covid-19 cases.As of Sunday, the National Health Commission had received reports of 380,453 confirmed cases and 5,237 deaths in 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps on the Chinese mainland, and in all 339,885 patients had been cured and discharged from hospital.
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Governor of Himachal Pradesh de-notifies all Health Institutions under the Health & Family Welfare Department, created/upgraded on or after April 01, 2022, with immediate effect: Govt of Himachal Pradesh
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Rajasthan CM Gehlot decides to increase compensation for families of those killed in gas cylinder blast in Jodhpur from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 lakh
Taliban official: University education banned for women in Afghanistan
India steps up Covid genome sequencing as China cases soar
India’s federal health ministry instructed state authorities on Tuesday to step up genome sequencing of Covid cases in view of a “sudden spurt” in cases in China and elsewhere.In a letter seen by AFP, the ministry said that it is “essential to gear up the whole genome sequencing of positive case samples” in order to track any new variants.
Australia beat India by 54 runs in fifth and final women’s T20I, take series 4-1.
Saudi Energy Minister says OPEC+ leaves politics out of decisions
OPEC+ members leave politics out of the decision making process and out of their assessments and forecasting, Saudi energy minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said in an interview with the Saudi state news agency on Tuesday.The minister added that the OPEC+ decision to cut oil output, which was heavily criticized, turned out to be the right one for supporting the stability of the market and the industry.
TMC leader Anubrata Mondal in seven-day police custody in six-month-old assault case
Trinamool Congress Birbhum state President Anubrata Mondal was remanded to seven-day police custody by a local Dubrajpur court in West Bengal’s Birbhum district on Tuesday following a complaint by a Trinamool worker, who was allegedly threatened by heavyweight Trinamool leader after 2021 assembly polls. This came on the day the Enforcement Directorate (ED) was scheduled to shift Mondal to New Delhi from his present judicial custody in Asansol correctional home, following an order by Delhi’s Rouse Avenue court. The Rouse Avenue court yesterday permitted the central agency to bring him to the national capital for interrogation in the multi-crore cattle smuggling case. Meanwhile, Opposition BJP and CPI-M called it a ploy by Trinamool-led state administration to evade ED custody of Anubrata Mondal and stop his transfer to Delhi.
Retail inflation for rural workers rises to 6.99 pc in Nov
Retail inflation for farm and rural workers rose to 6.87 per cent and 6.99 per cent, respectively, in November on annual basis mainly due to lower prices of certain food items. Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL (consumer price index-agricultural labours) and CPI-RL (rural labourers) stood at 7.22 per cent & 7.34 per cent respectively in October, 2022 and 3.02 per cent and 3.38 per cent, respectively, during the corresponding month (November 2021) of the previous year, a labour bureau statement said.
Some 200-300 people from Maharashtra tried to enter Karnataka but were sent back on Tuesday. “Now, there’s a peaceful situation. Police deployed to ensure no untoward incident happens. We are monitoring the areas & protests as well,” said Alok Kumar, ADGP, Law & Order, Karnataka.
The General Body Meeting of the Congress Parliamentary Party is scheduled to be held tomorrow morning in Parliament
Fitch affirms India’s rating at BBB with stable outlook
Govt to wind up its overseas tourism offices by March 31 next year, experts criticise move
The Ministry of Tourism has decided to shut down its seven overseas offices tasked with promotional activities by March 31 next year.At present, the ministry runs tourism offices in London, Tokyo, Beijing, Dubai, Singapore, New York and Frankfurt.An office memorandum, issued by under secretary Rajesh Kumar, reads, “The undersigned is directed to intimate that as per the approval of the competent authority, Ministry of Tourism has decided to wind up all the overseas Indian Tourism offices before March 31, 2023.”
It’s propaganda to defame state govt. NCRB report was presented in Parliament, why didn’t team went to MP & Haryana? Where were these people 4 months ago when BJP was in power? It should be asked if they’ve come here or have been sent
– Bihar Dy CM Tejashwi Yadav on NHRC visit
Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya to hold a meeting with senior officials and experts on the COVID-19 situation in the country tomorrow: Sources
Elon Musk actively searching for a new twitter CEO – CNBC
Himachal CM directs finance dept to come up with final proposal regarding old pension scheme
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on Tuesday directed the Finance Department to come up with the final proposal regarding the old pension scheme to ensure its implementation at the earliest. In a statement, he said the state government has decided that the long pending demand of employees regarding OPS would be fulfilled in the first Cabinet meeting as promised in the Congress ‘Pratigya Patra-2022’.
Delhi LG directs chief secretary to recover Rs 97 crore from AAP for ‘political advertisements’
Delhi Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena has directed the chief secretary to recover Rs 97 crore from the AAP for political advertisements it published in the guise of government advertisements in 2016, official sources said on Tuesday.The development comes days after the AAP wrested power from the BJP in the MCD polls. The AAP alleged that the LG gave the order on the saffron party’s directions and claimed that Saxena has no power to issue such a directive.
The 2023 IBA Women’s World Championships will be held from March 15 to 31 in New Delhi
Domino’s launches 20-minutes delivery across 20 zones in India to deliver hotter, fresher and tastier pizzas to consumers
Delhi government to build water recycling plant of 2 MGD capacity in Bawana
The Delhi government will build a water recycling plant of two million gallons per day (MGD) capacity in Bawana as part of its plan to provide round-the-clock water supply in the city, according to a statement on Tuesday. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia approved the Delhi Jal Board’s project for the construction of the plant at the 20-MGD Bawana water treatment plant at a cost of Rs 10.3 crore.
Centre asks all states, UTs to increase genome sequencing of Covid-positive samples amid rise in cases in China, Japan, US: Official.
Tripura CM Manik Saha laid the foundation stone of Samabayaika Super Market II & inaugurated Samabayaika Super Market I in Kumarghat, Unakoti District, Tripura.
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UPSRTC buses will not operate from 8 pm to 8 am
Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) buses will not operate from 8 pm to 8 am (or till fog is clear), in view of fog conditions in the state. Regional/Assistant Regional Managers will be on duty at bus stations from 8 pm to 12 am to monitor fog condition: UPSRTC
Argentina football team receives warm, rousing welcome at home following FIFA World Cup triumph
Genome sequencing of positive case samples to track variants
- In view of sudden spurt of cases being witnessed in Japan, USA, Korea, Brazil & China, it’s essential to gear up whole genome sequencing of positive case samples to track variants through Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium(INSACOG)network, writes Union Health Secy to States & UTs
- All states are requested to ensure that as far as possible samples of all positive cases, on a daily basis, are sent to the designated INSACOG Genome Sequencing Laboratories (IGSLs) that are mapped to the States and UTs: Union Health Secretary
Sri Lanka bank opens ‘vostro’ account with India’s SBI
A Sri Lankan bank has opened a ‘vostro account’ with the State Bank of India to conduct bilateral trade in rupees, the Indian embassy in Sri Lanka wrote on Twitter. Vostro accounts are held by a bank on behalf of another, often foreign bank, and are a key part of correspondent banking.
Covid-19 deaths from ‘respiratory failures’ will be counted in official toll: China
China said only Covid-19 deaths from ‘respiratory failures’ will be included in the official death toll, as the country witnessed a massive spike in infections fuelled by new variants of the Omicron strain. Beijing, which is hit by the BF.7 variant of the Omicron strain, has announced five more deaths in addition to the two on Monday, the first official fatalities since the government abandoned its stringent anti-virus controls earlier this month following widespread anti-government protests against the Zero-Covid policy.
Lucknow Development Authority forms a 7-member team to identify the illegal constructions in the capital. The team will submit its report within 10 days: Lucknow Development Authority
U.S. Central Command conducts raids in Syria, detains IS operatives – statement
The U.S. Central Command forces conducted three helicopter raids in eastern Syria over the past 48 hours, which resulted in detaining six Islamic State operatives, according to a statement on Tuesday.One of those detained was a senior IS Syria province member involved in attacks in Syria, according to the statement.
All 33 hostage takers, 2 special forces troops killed in Pakistan siege: minister
UP Congress leader booked for sexist remark against Smriti Irani
Police here have registered a case against Congress leader Ajay Rai for his “latka-jhatka” remark against Union minister Smriti Irani, an official said on Tuesday. The Uttar Pradesh Congress leader on Monday took a jibe at Irani here, saying she only comes to her constituency Amethi to show “latkas” and “jhatkas”, an unflattering reference to dance moves that provoked a sharp response from the BJP.
Gambia lawmakers say Maiden to blame for child kidney injury deaths
Gambia’s parliamentary select committee on health on Tuesday said the India-based Maiden Pharmaceuticals Ltd was responsible for the deaths of over 70 children from acute kidney injury and called on the government for legal action against the company.
Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann met Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao at Pragathi Bhavan in Hyderabad
Sebi chief Madhabi Puri Buch says stock exchange route for share buyback vulnerable to favouritism; prefers tender offer route
Part of Russia’s Urengoi-Pomary-Uzhhorod gas pipeline closed after blast -local officials
Part of Russia’s Urgenoi-Pomary-Uzhhorod gas pipeline where a blast occurred earlier on Tuesday is closed, emergency services in Russia’s Chuvashia region said on Tuesday. They said the pipe was severed near the village of Kalinino, about 150 km (90 miles) west of the Volga city of Kazan.
General Anil Chauhan, Chief of Defence Staff and Secretary, Department of Military Affairs along with his wife Anupama Chauhan called on President Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan today
Sebi to reduce time taken for registration of FPIs to facilitate ease of doing business
Markets regulator Sebi to amend norms to facilitate sustainable finance, curb ‘greenwashing’
No special privilege to private security agencies under Private Security Agencies (Regulation) Act, says MHA
BRS MLA Rohith Reddy appeared before Enforcement Directorate (ED) in Hyderabad for the second consecutive day, for questioning in connection with a money laundering case
The occurrence of ‘love jihad’ can be seen on a large scale in Maharashtra: Maharashtra Dy CM Devendra Fadnavis
An appropriate decision will be taken in the interest of women after studying laws on ‘love jihad’ made by other state governments.
Sebi board decides to gradually phase out share buyback through stock exchange route
Sebi board approves measures to boost governance at stock exchanges and other market infrastructure institutions
The first session of the 14th Legislative Assembly of Himachal Pradesh which was scheduled to be held on December 22 has been cancelled.
Himachal Pradesh CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu tested positive for #COVID19 yesterday.
PM Narendra Modi attended a millet-exclusive lunch at the Parliament House, earlier today
Accused Anuj Sharma (who murdered his aunt by hitting her with a hammer and chopped her body into pieces) has been sent to police remand till December 23: Virendra Kuril, SHO, Vidhyadhar Nagar Police Station, Jaipur
People have given a mandate to BJP and Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena in gram panchayat polls: Maharashtra Dy CM Devendra Fadnavis
I want to assure people that under PM Modi’s leadership, we will continue to serve people.
Bihar Police recovered 8,000 litres of liquor from a godown in Patna’s Paliganj
In the morning, we stopped a car and found a liquor bottle inside it. On enquiry, it was found that the bottle was taken from a godown in Moriwan village: Mahesh Kumar, Insp, Vikram PS, Patna.
#ICC gives below average rating to #Gabba pitch after Australia wins first Test against South Africa by six wickets inside two days
Govt has not enumerated caste-wise population Census since Independence, says MHA
Looking at the sentiments of the people of Punjab, he should avoid joining the Yatra: Congress leader & former Punjab minister Pargat Singh on Jagdish Tytler joining Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra in Delhi
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will reply tomorrow on the discussion in Lok Sabha under rule 193 on the “Problem of drug abuse in the country and steps taken by the government”
Office of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says he has visited the besieged city of Bakhmut, reports AP
“As we prepare to mark 2023 as the International Year of Millets, attended a sumptuous lunch in Parliament where millet dishes were served. Good to see participation from across party lines,” tweets Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Fifth Scorpene submarine ‘Vagir’ delivered to Indian Navy
Had the police investigated, this incident could have been averted. An inquiry has been ordered: Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis
We are inquiring as to why they did not act for so long.
Government approved ‘National Policy and Action Plan to address LWE’ in 2015 led to significant downfall in Maoists activity, says MHA
Bombay High Court grants bail to Sanjeev Palande, personal secretary of NCP leader and Maharashtra former home minister Anil Deshmukh, in a money laundering case
There isn’t any opposition from the state government to interfaith marriages. Some laws have been made on Love Jihad in other states, after studying all those laws, if necessary, the state government will decide on it, so that no woman becomes a victim of it.
– Maha Dy CM Fadnavis
So far it has been found there wasn’t political pressure on Shraddha Walkar to withdraw the complaint: Maha Dy CM Fadnavis
We’re investigating the matter. There was month’s gap between filing & withdrawing of complaint, we’ll probe what action did police take during that time.