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Calcutta reports 1,090 new COVID-19 cases, up from 540 on Wednesday: Ministry of Health

COVID-19: Gujarat reports 573 new cases, 102 recoveries and two deaths in past 24 hours, state health department says

Karnataka reports 707 cases of COVID-19, 3 deaths

  • The number of infections is 30,065, the death toll is 38,327.
  • The number of active cases in the state stands at 8,223.

Maharashtra Chief Minister’s meeting with state Covid task force ends

BCCI could postpone Vijay Under-16 Merchants Trophy, scheduled to be held from January 9, due to COVID issues: BCCI Secretary Jay Shah to ANI

Chhattisgarh Police Produced Kalicharan Maharaj In Raipur Court

Delhi government extends 20 pc cut in circular rates until June 2022

The Delhi government on Thursday extended the 20% discount on the circular rate for land and real estate until June 30, 2022, according to an order issued by the finance ministry. The extension of the reduction in the circular tariff will come into force with immediate effect, specifies the decree.

West Bengal today reports 2,128 new cases of COVID, 1,067 recoveries and 12 deaths

  • Active cases: 8,776
  • Total recoveries: 16 06 501
  • Number of dead: 19,757

Delhi High Court and District Courts to operate in virtual mode only January 3-15 following increase in COVID-19 cases

Mumbai reports 3,671 new COVID cases and 371 recoveries today, bringing active cases to 11,360

Of the total number of cases in the city, Dharavi has recorded 20 cases, the highest since May 18

Gujarat Govt has identified 35 lakhs of children who belong to the 15-18 age group and is planning a campaign to vaccinate them against COVID-19 with Covaxin, starting January 3

– State Minister of Health Rushikesh Patel

RBI clears KYC update through March 2022 amid Omicron uncertainty

The Reserve Bank of India extended the Know Your Customer (KYC) update deadline for bank accounts by three months to March 2022. The RBI, through a notification, said she was extending the deadline due to “widespread uncertainty due to the new variant of Covid-19”.

India beat Bangladesh by 103 points in the Asian Under-19 Cup semi-finals to reach the final

State Bank of India purchases 9.95% stake in India International Exchange (IFSC)

Media reports

Bharat Biotech Claims Its Covaxin Was Safe, Well-tolerated And Immunogenic In Volunteers Aged 2-18 Years In Phase II / III Study

Kerala today reports 2,423 new cases of COVID, 2,879 recoveries and 15 deaths

  • Active cases: 19,835
  • Number of deaths: 47,441

All police holidays and weekly public holidays canceled tomorrow and all police officers stationed in Mumbai will be on duty. Reports received that elements of Khalistani could carry out terrorist attacks in the city, after which the Mumbai police were on alert

– Mumbai Police (Agencies)

West Bengal government suspends all flights from UK to Calcutta from January 3

Gujarat Government Extends COVID Restrictions From Dec.31 to Jan.7, Says State Health Minister Rushikesh Patel

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) publishes sixth list of 8 candidates for Punjab Assembly elections

Millions of Rupees Raised from “Sale” of MBBS Seats, Other Courses Used to Fund Terrorist Activities: JK Officials Cite SIA Indictment

The high-level committee under the chairmanship of Union Home Minister Amit Shah approved Rs 3,063.21 crore additional central aid to six states affected by floods, landslides and cyclones in 2021: Union Ministry of the Interior

Five more Omicron cases detected, number rises to 14 in Odisha

World exceeds one million new daily Covid cases (AFP count)

The number of new daily Covid cases worldwide has crossed one million for the first time since the start of the pandemic two years ago, according to an AFP tally on Thursday.

J&K Police SIA files indictment against 8, including Hurriyat chief, for “selling” MBBS seats to fund terrorist activities: Officials

Kayoze Irani, son of Boman Irani, tested positive for COVID-19

All major edible oil brands made a reduction of Rs.30-40 yesterday

State governments have been urged to make effective efforts to secure sales of MRP in their states: Dr Sudhanshu Pandey, Secretary, Department of Food and Public Distribution

Maharashtra COVID-19 emergency task force meeting convened by CM CM Uddhav Thackeray begins

This is the domain of the Electoral Commission and it is not the right forum to address this issue.

– Dr VK Paul, member of Niti Aayog (health), on breaking COVID rules at political rallies amid rising infections

India’s nil R-value, which indicates the spread of COVID-19, is 1.22, so cases are increasing and not decreasing

– Government

Rise in COVID cases in India could be linked to Omicron

– Dr VK Paul, member (health), NITI Aayog

Over 3 Omicron lakh cases and 59 deaths reported in 121 countries in just one month

– Government

All COVID vaccines, whether they come from India, Israel, the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom or China, primarily modify the disease. They do not prevent infection. The precautionary dose is primarily used to reduce the severity of infection, hospitalization and death

– ICMR DG Dr Balram Bhargava

Eligible seniors will be texted by government to remind them to take the precautionary dose from January 10

– Union Ministry of Health

Durability of immunity after COVID-19 infection persists for approximately 9 months

– Government

About 90% of the adult population in India have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with the first dose

– Luv Aggarwal, Co-Secretary, Union Ministry of Health

India win first test match against South Africa by 113 points, lead 3-game series 1-0

Evidence Shows Omicron Variant Has Growth Advantage Over Delta With 2-3 Day Doubling Time

– The government citing the WHO

Maharashtra, WB, TN, Delhi, Karnataka, Gujarat emerge as States / UT of concern based on weekly COVID-19 cases and positivity

– Government

There are 961 cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in India, of which 320 patients have recovered

– Luv Aggarwal, Co-Secretary, Union Ministry of Health

The weekly positivity rate of cases is between 5 and 10% in 14 districts

– Luv Aggarwal, Co-Secretary, Union Ministry of Health

The weekly positivity rate of more than 10% is noted in 8 districts including 6 districts of Mizoram, one of Arunachal Pradesh, Kolkata in West Bengal

– Luv Aggarwal, Co-Secretary, Union Ministry of Health

On average, India reported more than 8,000 cases per day last week. The overall case positivity rate is 0.92%. Since December 26, the country has reported 10,000 daily cases

– Luv Aggarwal, Co-Secretary, Union Ministry of Health

Union Health Ministry addresses media on latest coronavirus infection situation in country

Masks will be mandatory outdoors in Paris from December 31

Two new cases bring Arunachal’s COVID tally to 55,336

Reportedly, 70% of Omicron patients are asymptomatic, and with the variant’s high transmissibility, it will spread like fire once it enters the community because you won’t know if the next person is infected.

– Dr Naresh Gupta, Dir-Prof, Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi

1st test, day 5: South Africa scores 182/7 for lunch, India needs 3 wickets to win

Russia Confirms 21,073 New COVID-19 Cases In Last 24 Hours

Tourism projects underway in Uttarakhand; the growing popularity of yoga will bring tourists generating employment opportunities for young people

– PM Modi

Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi announces fixed monthly allowance of Rs 2,500 for Asha workers

The tax obligations of perfumer Piyush Jain remain to be determined: DGGI

The Centre’s decision to extend AFSPA for another 6 months raised the jaws of important Naga outfits, who said the measure was “unacceptable” and taken with the intention of “suppressing the Nagas for generations to come” .

It was criminal for previous governments not to implement the Lakhwar hydropower project for 46 years: PM Modi in Uttarakhand

Some restrictions will only be imposed in areas where COVID-19 cases are increasing, according to West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

Not Allowed to Board Due to Covid Borders, People Damage DTC Buses, Block MB Road in Delhi

A group of people blocked the MB road and damaged DTC buses on Thursday morning after not being allowed to board a vehicle that had exceeded the permitted passenger carrying capacity set when Delhi is on ‘yellow’ alert due to the increase in Covid cases.

Projects launched today will help make this decade the decade of Uttarakhand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said

Uttarakhand has completed 20 years of his training. During those years you have also seen such people leading the government who said, “you can plunder Uttarakhand, but save my government”. These people pillaged Uttarakhand with both hands.

– PM Modi in Haldwani

The father of Amir Magray, described as an activist by the police, addresses the High Court of J&K for the exhumation of the body of his son

RBI Extends Deadline for Periodic KYC Update to March 31