Day: December 22, 2021

South African study suggests lower risk of hospitalisation with Omicron versus Delta

Summary Scientist: data tells ‘positive story’ on Omicron Omicron patients much less likely to be hospitalised S.Africa’s high population immunity also a likely factor Unclear if similar in countries with lower immunity Dec 22 – A South African study suggests reduced risks of hospitalisation and severe disease in […]

India OKs $170-mln plan to promote RuPay debit cards, rivaling Visa, Mastercard

NEW DELHI, Dec 15 – India on Wednesday approved a 13-billion-rupee ($170 million) plan to promote domestic RuPay debit cards and low-value digital transactions to boost their use in marginalised populations, in a move that could challenge the clout of rivals like Visa (V.N) and Mastercard (MA.N). Under the plan, the […]

World’s children bearing brunt of COVID pandemic, Vatican studies say

VATICAN CITY, Dec 22 – The world’s children are bearing the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, with marked increases in violence, abuse, child labour, lost schooling, and malnutrition, two Vatican studies said on Wednesday. The studies, based on academic, scientific, United Nations data and other source material, were […]

India’s capital bans Christmas, New Year celebrations over Omicron fears

NEW DELHI, Dec 22 – India’s capital New Delhi on Wednesday banned Christmas and other celebrations ahead of New Year to contain a possible surge in the Omicron coronavirus variant, as the city reported the country’s highest number of cases along with Maharashtra state. Over the past 24 […]

Russian FM: Security talks with US, NATO to start next month

MOSCOW — Russian and U.S. negotiators will sit down for talks early next year to discuss Moscow’s demand for Western guarantees precluding NATO’s expansion to Ukraine, Russia’s top diplomat said Wednesday. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Russia in January will also start separate talks with NATO to […]

Linking Aadhaar with Voter card will nail bogus voters: Raman Suri 

“Opposition doesn’t want transparency” JAMMU, DECEMBER 22: “The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill 2021, linking Aadhaar card with the Voter Identity Card, passed by the Lok Sabha as well as Rajya Sabha is historic in the sense that with this decision, bogus voters will be nailed and complete transparency […]

NC Provincial President Rattan Lal Gupta bereaved

JAMMU DECEMBER 22- National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah and Vice President Mr Omar Abdullah today expressed grief over the passing away of Mr Kishori Lal, retired headmaster of Kathua and brother-in-law of Provincial President Jammu Mr Rattan Lal Gupta and conveyed condolences to the bereaved family. In […]

ABVP Jammu Mahanagar announced its GGM science college unit

JAMMU, DECEMBER 22: Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) Jammu Mahanagar today announced its GGM Science College unit declaring for the session 2021-2022 in which Neeraj sharma as the president, shubam Sharma as Secretary for the session 2021-2022Poonam, Varun Sharma,Tarun Charak, Satyam sharma as joint secretary.Harsh sharma, Mohit choudary, […]

Delimitation Commission Draft defining moment for political empowerment of marginalised segments of J&K : Rana

JAMMU DECEMBER 22- Hailing the preliminary recommendations of the Delimitation Commission, proposing addition of six seats in the Legislative Assembly for the Jammu region and one for the Kashmir Valley besides reservation for Scheduled Tribes apart from Scheduled Castes as a path breaking initiative and defining moment for […]

Dr Samoon inaugurates KM Technical Training and Management Institute

SRINAGAR, DECEMBER 22: Principal Secretary Skill Development Department, Dr. Asgar Samoon, today inaugurated the Kashmir Motors Technical Training and Management Institute, a private ITI, here in Srinagar. While speaking on the occasion, Dr Samoon said that ITIs will be playing a great role in the coming times and […]

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