Day: January 6, 2021

Congress set to confirm Biden’s electoral win over Trump

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s extraordinary effort to overturn the presidential election is going before Congress as lawmakers convene for a joint session to confirm the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden. The typically routine proceeding Wednesday will be anything but, a political confrontation unseen to such intensity since […]

EXPLAINER: Hong Kong mass arrests chill democracy movement

HONG KONG — The sudden arrest of dozens of pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong, in the most sweeping use of a new national security law to date, is a clear sign of Beijing’s determination to rein in political opposition in the former British colony. The Wednesday morning roundup, […]

Reuters editor-in-chief Adler to retire after decade at the helm

Stephen J. Adler, editor-in-chief of Reuters for the past decade, said he would retire from the world’s largest international news provider on April 1. A search for his successor will begin over the next few days, Reuters CEO Michael Friedenberg said on Wednesday in a memo to Reuters […]

Criticism mounts over India’s ‘abrupt’ approval of COVAXIN

BENGALURU – Criticism of India’s approval of a local COVID-19 vaccine without proof of its efficacy grew on Wednesday after news that a regulatory panel approved the shot just one day after asking the vaccine maker for more evidence it would work. The recommendations of the Indian drugs […]

DoT issues Notice Inviting Applications for auction of Spectrum

Last date for submission of applications for participation in the auction is 5 Feb 2021 Auction to commence online from 1st March 2021 DELHI, JANUARY 6: Department of Telecommunications(DoT) issued today Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for auction of Spectrum in 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, […]

10 member delegation of Ladakh met the Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah today

Representatives expressed their concern with respect to conservation of language, culture and land of Ladakh, participation of the people of Ladakh in its development Shri Amit Shah informed that under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narender Modi ji, the Union Government is committed towards the development of […]

India-Germany Leaders’ Video-Teleconference

DELHI, JANUARY 6: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi held a video-teleconference with his German counterpart, Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel today. The Prime Minister appreciated the long-standing role of Chancellor Merkel in providing stable and strong leadership at the European and global stage, and thanked her for guiding […]

In a massive country-wide exercise, another Mock Drill on COVID19 Vaccine

Around 1.7 lakh vaccinators and 3 lakh vaccination team members trained in vaccine administration DELHI, JANUARY 6: The Central Government is gearing up for the roll out of COVID19 vaccine across the country. Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) has been pro-actively carrying out the preparations […]

Status report on Avian Influenza in Kerala in ducks and report of avian influenza in crows/wild/ migratory birds in the country

DELHI, JANUARY 6: This is regarding updated status of control and containment operation Avian Influenza in villages of Thalavady South, Thakazhi, Pallipad, Karuvattaindistrict of Alappuzha and village of Neendoor in district of Kottayam, Kerala.  As per the report received, a total of 5 RRTs have been deployed in […]

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