Some people infected with SARS-CoV-2 may be able to transmit the virus for longer than the recommended quarantine period, without necessarily showing symptoms in the final stage of infection, a study suggests. The research, published recently in the journal Frontiers in Medicine, involved 38 Brazilian patients who were followed on a weekly basis between April and November 2020. … Show more

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Bharti Airtel Acquires Around 25% Stake in Bengaluru Tech Startup Lavelle Networks

Sensex climbs 1,000 points, Nifty approaches 17,400 on the eve of the budget

Madurai Bench of Madras High Court orders transfer of Thanjavur student death case to CBI

Odisha reports 3,329 new COVID cases, 18 more deaths

Pondicherry adds 504 new cases of COVID-19

Key Highlights from Prez Kovind’s Joint Address

  • India’s longest highway linking Delhi to Mumbai will soon be completed; the government also approved 21 new airports
  • Seven Mega Integrated Textile Regions & Apparel Parks set up by my government with an investment of Rs 4500 crores
  • Eleven new subway lines have started, benefiting hundreds of thousands of passengers in eight states
  • India now has a network of over 1.40 lakh km of national highways up from 90,000 km in March 2014
  • India has set a target of net zero emissions by 2070 as part of its commitment to tackle climate change
  • Gatishakti Master Plan Ushers in New Era of Multimodal Transport in India
  • Priority given to Make in India in defense contracts, 209 items used by the armed forces will not be imported

Four Chinese military planes enter Taiwan Air Defense Identification Zone

According to the Ministry of National Defense (MND), two People’s Liberation Air Force (PLAAF) Shenyang J-11 fighter jets and two Shaanxi Y-8 anti-submarine warfare jets flew in the southwest corner of the ADIZ.

TMC MP Saugata Roy writes to Lok sabha Chairman Om Birla for tabling a motion of privilege against the Union Government “for misleading the House on the Pegasus spyware issue”.

Arunachal Pradesh extends COVID-19 restrictions until Feb 14

The Arunachal Pradesh government has extended COVID-19 restrictions in the state until February 14 with some changes – one of which is allowing vaccinated teenagers to attend physical classes in schools.

UP: Computer raids in Varanasi and Jaunpur

  • Close associates suspected of the Samajwadi party were raided.
  • Raids underway at eight locations.
  • 50 officers and officials lobbied.

Dr. BR Ambedkar had said that his ideal society would be one based on independence, equality and harmony. Democracy is not just a form of government, the basis of democracy is a sense of respect for people. My government regards the ideals of Babasaheb as its guiding principle

– Chairman Kovind

We administered 150 million doses of Covid vaccines in record time

– President Kovind addresses the joint sitting of Parliament

DMK MPs and Tamil Nadu Congress MPs protested to the President before the start of his speech, for the State Governor’s delay in passing the NEET Bill which was passed by the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly the state.

Activist Nida Khan and former Mayawati aide join BJP in UP

I ask all MPs, the elections continue but the budget session is very important, we must make it successful

-PM Modi

Binoy Viswam, CPI MP in Rajya Sabha, brings a motion of privilege against IT Min Ashwini Vaishnaw for his statements on the floor of the House regarding the Pegasus issue, in light of a recent report by an international publication.

Karnataka: Schools reopen for grades 1-10 in Bengaluru

“We have reopened with COVID measures. LKG and UKG classes have not started yet,” says Sujata, Principal of Government Primary School, Shivaji Nagar

The rupee jumped 13 paise to 74.94 against the US dollar in early trading

Today, the president’s speech and the budget will be presented tomorrow. Everyone is ready to discuss it, but new issues and problems already present – inflation, unemployment, farmers’ problem, crimes against women and Dalits – will come up from time to time.

– Mallikarjun Kharge, LoP in RS

Over 164.59 doses of COVID-19 cr vaccine provided to states, UT: Center

Vistara Cancels Several Flights for February and Offers Change Fee Waiver for Rescheduling for Affected Passengers

Army Chief visiting South West Army Command Headquarters

Israel passes the peak of the Omicron wave (PM)

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said the country was beginning to see the end of the wave of the highly infectious Omicron variant.

Australia reports fewer COVID-19 deaths and infections as students return to school

Australia reported its lowest daily COVID-19 deaths in two weeks on Monday, as cases continued to fall as authorities braced for staff shortages in schools due to likely outbreaks amid thousands of students were returning after their summer holidays.

Lt Gen CP Mohanty, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, lays a wreath at the National War Memorial on his retirement pension

India reports 2,09,918 new COVID19 cases, 959 deaths and 2,62,628 recoveries in past 24 hours

Delhi’s air quality remains in the ‘very poor’ category

Global AQI at 302 according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Research and Forecasting (SAFAR) – India

Mizoram reported 806 new cases of COVID19 and 1 death in the past 24 hours

The Election Commission of India will hold a review meeting today on the ban on physical gatherings and road shows.

CEC Sushil Chandra will meet with the Union Health Secretary today. ECI will also meet virtually with the Secretaries of Health and Chief Secretaries of states subject to ballot.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the 30th NCW Foundation Day program later today.