Cyclone Burevi to cross Tamil Nadu coast between December 3 and 4:The Cyclonic Storm ‘Burevi’ over southwest Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 13 kmph during past six hours and lay centered at 1730 hrs IST of 2nd December 2020 over southwest Bay of Bengal near Lat. 8.8°N and Long. 81.8°E, about 70 km east-northeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), 290 km east-southeast of Pamban (India) and 480 km east-northeast of Kanniyakumari (India).
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India and USA agree to cooperate in data sharing operations, drug treatments and spreading awareness against drug abuse:The officials of India and United States of America met virtually for the inaugural meeting of the U.S.-India Counternarcotics Working Group (CNWG) on November 24, 2020.
Education Minister sets up task force for preparing roadmap on imparting technical education in Mother Tongue:Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has set up a task force for preparing a roadmap on imparting technical education in Mother Tongue.
Kiren Rijiju addresses BRICS Youth Summit; speaks on work done by Indian youth volunteers during Covid 19:Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju attended the VI BRICS Youth Summit and meeting of BRICS Ministers through a virtual programme, on Tuesday. Speaking on the occasion, Rijiju stressed on the importance of the contribution of the youth across the globe in fighting the on-going Coronavirus pandemic.
Government constitutes High-level Ministerial Committee for implementation of Paris Agreement:In another move that re-affirms India’s seriousness to ‘walk the talk’ on climate change, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has constituted a high-level inter-ministerial Apex Committee for Implementation of Paris Agreement (AIPA) under the chairmanship of Secretary, MoEFCC.
Health Ministry releases SOP on Preventive Measures in Markets to contain spread of COVID-19:Persons above 65 years of age, persons with comorbidities, pregnant women, and childrenbelow the age of 10 years are advised to stay at home, except for essential and health purposes.Market Owners Associations shall be advised accordingly.
Cyclonic storm ‘Burevi’ expected to cross shores in southern Tamil Nadu:The cyclonic storm ‘Burevi’ over the south west Bay of Bengal is expected to cross the coast near Trincomalee in Sri Lanka Wednesday evening or night.
Myanmar overtakes China in total number of COVID 19 cases:With rapidly rising cases of COVID 19 being reported from the country, Myanmar has overtaken China in terms of total number of COVID 19 cases. As per the latest figures of the Ministry of Health and Sports on Wednesday, Myanmar reported 1411 new Corona positive cases taking the total to 93,600. It also reported 26 deaths taking the death toll to 1998 in the country.
China appreciates India’s initiatives in hosting SCO Heads of Govt. meet, ready to work with India to elevate SCO:China on Wednesday said that all countries at the SCO Heads of Government meet on 30th November appreciated India’s hosting of this meeting.
United Kingdom approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine:Britain on Wednesday became the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use and said that it will be rolled out from early next week
New Zealand declares climate emergency, promises a carbon neutral government by 2025:New Zealand declared a climate emergency on Wednesday and promised that the government would become carbon neutral by 2025.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath rings Bell at BSE for listing bond of Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC):Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath along with prominent industrialists on Wednesday attended the listing of Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) bond at the Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai. Lucknow now becomes the ninth city in India to have raised municipal bonds and the first city to issue such a bond after the launch of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) Scheme.
Over Rs 1 lakh crore of gross GST Revenue collected in November 2020:Finance Ministry has said that Revenue from the Goods and Services Tax(GST) exceeded One Lakh Crore Rupees for the second consecutive month.
Australia move to the top of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League table:The Aaron Finch-led Australia side has moved to the top of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League points table following their 2-1 victory over India.
India beat Australia by 13 runs in final ODI; Australia win series 2-1:India, riding on a 150-run partnership between Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja for the sixth wicket and a three-wicket haul from Shardul Thakur, pulled off a 13-run consolation win in a closely fought the third and final One-day International and avoided conceding a clean sweep to Australia here at the Manuka Oval; Australia took the ODI series 2-1.
WHO World Malaria Report 2020: India continues to make impressive gains in reduction of Malaria burden:The World Malaria Report (WMR) 2020 released by WHO, which gives the estimated cases for malaria across the world, based on mathematical projections, indicates that India has made considerable progress in reducing its malaria burden. India is the only high endemic country which has reported a decline of 17.6% in 2019 as compared to 2018. The Annual Parasitic Incidence (API) reduced by 27.6% in 2018 compared to 2017 and by 18.4% in 2019 as compared to 2018. India has sustained API less than one since year 2012.