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The new Covid-19 variant, B.1.1.529, detected in South Africa is mainly affecting people in the under 25 age group, among whom the vaccination rate against the virus is only 26%, according to health officials. The South African news outlet reported that with Gauteng emerging as the epicenter of the fourth wave of the pandemic once again, it’s no surprise that the province has recorded the most number of infections from the B.1.1.529 variant.
  • Hong Kong also detected the new COVID-19 variant in people with a travel history to South Africa.
  • Germany and Italy have banned fliers from South Africa over the concerns regarding this new Covid variant.
  • Fear grips the streets in Botswana following new Covid strain outbreak
  • Indian Government announces tighter testing standards for all fliers. No reports have been reported as of yet.
  • Singapore restricts travelers from seven African countries hit by new coronavirus variant.

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Arms and ammunition including 71 hand Grenades, 24kgs of RDX, detonators, IED fuses, remotes of IEDs and its covers, seized in 2009 in Mahore-Chassana area, have now been destroyed by the Reasi Police, citing security threat of accidental explosions: J&K Police

Israeli PM says “we are currently on the verge of a state of emergency” regarding new Coronavirus variant

Thunderstorm, rainfall likely in TN, Puducherry in next 1-2 hours, says IMD

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday predicted thunderstorms with moderate rainfall with isolated heavy rains in parts of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal in the next one or two hours. The IMD Chennai said that thunderstorm with moderate rain with isolated heavy rain at times is likely to occur over Chengalpattu, Villupuram, Kallakuruchi and thunderstorm with moderate rain is likely to occur over Chennai, Tiruvallur, Ranipet, Vellore, Tiruvannamalai Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur district of Tamilnadu and Puducherry, Karaikal area within next one or two hours.

Under the CM’s free pilgrimage scheme for the senior citizens of Delhi, the Delhi govt has also decided to include Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan. The first batch of devotees will leave on Jan 5, in a deluxe bus from Delhi to Kartarpur: Delhi govt

Around 1015 hours today, there was an exchange of fire between Bijapur DRG team and Naxals near Bandarpara. Tents and other materials recovered indicate the presence of 12 to 15 naxals in the area. Search operation underway

– IG Bastar Range P Sundarraj

Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely over Tamilnadu, Puducherry and Karaikal during 26th to 29th November. Isolated extremely heavy falls also likely over north Tamil Nadu today: IMD

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov & Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu will hold talks in Delhi with their Indian counterparts Dr S. Jaishankar and Rajnath Singh. This meeting will be the first of its kind in the “two plus two” format: Russian Embassy

ITC to buy 16% stake in Mother Sparsh Baby Care

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge has called a meeting of the Opposition parties on 29th November.

Hong Kong reports 4 new imported COVID-19 cases

Hong Kong’s Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported four new imported cases of COVID-19 on Friday, taking the total tally to 12,421. Three of the cases involved mutant strains while the mutation test result of the remaining case is pending. A total of 40 cases have been reported in the past 14 days in Hong Kong. Hong Kong’s vaccination drive is making steady progress. Since the launch of the government inoculation program in late February, more than 4.72 million people, or 70.1% of the eligible population, have taken at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccines, while about 4.51 million people, or 67%, are fully vaccinated.

RIC countries need to work together to ensure that humanitarian assistance reaches the Afghan people without hindrance and politicisation. It is necessary for the RIC countries to coordinate respective approaches on the threats of terrorism, drug trafficking and radicalisation: EAM

Global market alert: European indices tumble on new coronavirus variant scare; FTSE, CAC and DAX all trading with cuts of more than 3% at open

Germany to ban most travel from South Africa over new Covid variant: minister

Italy bans visitors from southern Africa over new Covid variant

India will continue to make every effort to seek justice for families of “victims and martyrs” of 26/11 Mumbai attacks: MEA

India calls on Pakistan for expeditious trial into 26/11 Mumbai terror attack case: MEA

Benchmark US Treasury 10 year tips yield tumbles, down by 11 BPS on day at -1.096%

EU directs member state to cease air travel from South Africa following recent outbreak of new covid variant

Global Market Alert: Dow Futures plunge 700 points, European markets set to open with deep cuts

Hong Kong detects new COVID-19 variant in people with travel history to South Africa

New Covid variant, B.1.1.529 in South Africa affecting those under 25

The new Covid-19 variant, B.1.1.529, detected in South Africa is mainly affecting people in the under 25 age group, among whom the vaccination rate against the virus is only 26%, according to health officials. The South African news outlet reported that with Gauteng emerging as the epicentre of the fourth wave of the pandemic once again, it’s no surprise that the province has recorded the most number of infections from the B.1.1.529 variant.

No case of COVID19 variant B.1.1.529 has been reported in India so far: Official Sources

Farmers hold ‘Kisan Mahapanchayat’ on the first anniversary of protests against the three farm laws at Bahadurgarh

Kerala DGP Anil Kant suspends CL Sudheer, Circle Inspector of Aluva PS over the alleged suicide of a law student. She had reportedly alleged domestic violence by her husband and in-laws and police negligence, in her suicide note. A departmental inquiry has been ordered against him.

Farmers in large numbers gathered at the Singhu border to observe the first anniversary of protest against the three farm laws

“France honours the memory of the victims of 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attacks. France and India stand together in solidarity and determination against terrorism in all its forms,” tweeted Ambassador of France to India, Emmanuel Lenain

SC issues notice on plea seeking mandatory surveillance of adverse events following immunisation. Events after taking covid vaccine

1st Test cricket match: India all out for 345 in the first innings against New Zealand on Day 2 at Kanpur.

Congress leader Yusuf Sharif, contesting elections to Karnataka Legislative Council from Bangalore Urban has declared moveable and immovable assets worth Rs 97.98 cr and 1643.59 cr respectively and liabilities of Rs 67.24 cr in his affidavit submitted to ECI.

Schools, colleges to be closed due to heavy rains in Puducherry, Karaikal

All schools and colleges in Puducherry and Karaikal will remain closed for today and tomorrow due to heavy rains forecast, said Minister of Education of A Namassivayam. In a statement, the minister said, “All the schools and colleges in Puducherry and Karaikal will remain closed on November 26 and 27 due to heavy rains forecast.” The decision came after the IMD predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall likely over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal between November 25 and 29.

RMC forecasts thunderstorm with moderate rain over Cuddalore, Kanyakumari and Tirunelveli

The Regional Metrological Centre (RMC) has forecasted thunderstorms with moderate rain at Isolated places over Chennai, Tiruvallur, Chengalpattu, Kanchipuram, Vellore, Ranipet. The department said that thunderstorm with moderate rain is likely to occur over Cuddalore, Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Tenkasi, Trichy, Karur, Namakkal, Tiruvannamalai, Villupuram, Kallakuruchi and Salem, district of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, Karaikal area within the next one or two hours.

Supreme Court issues notice to the Centre on a plea of NGO CPIL against the appointment of Rakesh Asthana as Delhi Police commissioner. SC serves notice to Centre and Rakesh Asthana on NGO’s plea; Case to be heard after two weeks.

PM Modi pays homage to security personnel who sacrificed their lives in line of duty during 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.

Our Constitution binds our diverse country. It was drafted after many hindrances and united the princely states in the country

– PM Modi addresses the Parliament

Constitution Day is the day to salute this House, where many of India’s leaders brainstormed to give us the Constitution of India. We also pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and all those who fought during India’s independence struggle

– PM Modi during an address at the Parliament

The Constitution of India is like a modern version of ‘The Gita’ for us that motivates us to work for the nation. If each one of us commits to working for the country then we can build ‘Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat’

– Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla

President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and other political leaders to take part in Constitution Day celebrations at the Central Hall of the Parliament

Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Dev has been appointed as Election Commissioner in the Election Commission of NCT of Delhi for conduct of elections to Municipal Corporations of Delhi.

India reports 10,549 new COVID-19 cases, 488 deaths

India reported 10,549 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday. With this, the active cases stand at 1,10,133. The active caseload now accounts for less than 1% of total cases, currently at 0.32%, the lowest since March 2020. According to the Health Ministry as many as 9,868 patients recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours. With this, the recovery tally in the country has gone up to 3,39,77,830. The recovery rate stands at 98.33%.

Sensex plunges more than 1300 points, Nifty below 17,200

Medical college party reportedly becomes Covid cluster as covid cases increase to 182 in Karnataka

A medical college in Karnataka’s Dharwad becomes the latest Covid 19 cluster as a number of staff and students have tested positive for covid and brought the daily caseload to 182 from 66 a day before. Most of those infected at the SDM College of Medical Sciences have received both doses of the Covid vaccine, according to officials. The official added that a recent freshers’ party hosted within the campus is what led to the outbreak.

Heavy rain results in waterlogging at T- Nagar; water pumps installed to remove stagnant water

One year of farm protests: Delhi CM says farmers taught us how to fight for right with patience

Patna’s Special Vigilance Unit registered a case u/s of Prevention of Corruption Act against Mirtunjay Kumar, OSD working in Mines and Geology Department and his close aides Dhananjay Kumar and Ratna Chatterjee. Searches are being today in the premises of accused persons: Office of ADGP

After the Congress reach out to Opposition parties, 14 parties including Congress, the Left, TMC, RJD, Shiv Sena, NCP, SP, IUML and DMK are boycotting the Constitution Day function being held in the Central Hall of Parliament today.

Sensex falls over 820 points, currently trading at 57,973

India reports 10,549 new cases, 488 deaths and 9,868 recoveries in the last 24 hours; Active caseload stands at 1,10,133: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh has filed an application for the cancellation of court proclamation order against him in Esplanade Magistrate’s court; hearing on 29th November

Sensex plunges 705.93 to 58,089.16 in opening session

Oil tumbles on concerns of surplus supply in Q1, new variant

Brent crude futures extended declines for a third session, falling $1.69, or 2.1%, to $80.53 a barrel by 0327 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude was down $2.04, or 2.6%, at $76.35 a barrel. There was no settlement for WTI on Thursday because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Oil prices likely dropped in tandem with wider financial markets on concerns the new variant would hit demand by limiting movements again, while market participation has fallen due to the U.S. holidays, CMC Markets analyst Kelvin Wong said.

Fast bowler Pat Cummins is new Australia cricket captain

After a week of speculation, Cricket Australia has confirmed Pat Cummins as the first fast bowler to captain Australia’s test cricket team on a fulltime basis. And former captain Steve Smith returns from leadership wilderness to become the team’s vice captain.

Yogi Adityanath to visit Ayodhya, review development plans today

The Chief Minister will also participate in the mass marriage program being organized by the Labor Department and will bless the married couples.

Indian Army foils infiltration bid along LoC in J-K’s Rajouri

A Pakistani terrorist was killed in Bhimber Gali village of Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army informed on Friday. “On the night of November 25, 2021, Pak terrorist attempted an infiltration bid along LoC in Bhimber Gali sector (J&K). Alert Indian Army troops successfully foiled the infiltration attempt and One Pak terrorist has been eliminated,” PRO Jammu said.

TN: Schools, colleges closed in 22 dists over heavy rainfall

Thunderstorms with heavy rains are likely to occur at isolated places over Kanniyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Tenkasi districts and thunderstorm with moderate rains is likely in Chennai, Chengalpattu, Kanchipuram, and Cuddalore on Friday.

UK suspends flights to six African countries

The country has restricted entry after the emergence of a new variant of the coronavirus

Australia, NZ dollars hit three-month lows, upbeat data no help

The Australian and New Zealand dollars were pinned near three-month lows on Friday and heading for another week of hefty losses as a fresh bout of global risk aversion overshadowed economic strength at home. Some pointed to a warning from British authorities that a newly identified coronavirus variant spreading in South Africa could make vaccines less effective.

Australia ex-captain Paine leaves cricket for ‘foreseeable future’

Australia’s Tim Paine will quit all forms of cricket for the “foreseeable future”, Cricket Tasmania said Friday, after a sexting scandal led him to resign as Test captain. His decision put an abrupt end to debate in Australia over whether he should take part in the Ashes, with the first Test against England opening in Brisbane on December 8.

52 killed in Russian mine accident

  • A total of 52 people, including six rescuers, were killed after smoke occurred in a coal mine in Russia’s Kemerovo Region on Thursday.
  • It was the most deadly mine accident in five years in the country.
  • According to preliminary data, there were no survivors in the Listvyazhnaya mine, TASS reported, adding that most of the bodies remain underground and will be raised to surface when temperature and methane concentration allow.
  • It was reported earlier that 11 miners were killed due to the ignition of coal dust in the ventilation and the ensuing smoke at a depth of 250 meters.

Strong earthquake of 6.1 magnitude strikes India-Myanmar border

A shallow and strong earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck the Myanmar-India border region early on Friday, India’s National Center for Seismology said. The quake was felt in Chittagong in Bangladesh and as far away as Kolkata in eastern India, according to witness accounts posted on European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre’s (EMSC) website and by users on Twitter.

South Africa detects new Covid variant with many mutations

  • Scientists in South Africa said Thursday they had detected a new Covid-19 variant with a large number of mutations, blaming it for a surge in infection numbers. The number of daily infections in Africa’s hardest-hit country has increased tenfold since the start of the month.
  • “Unfortunately we have detected a new variant, which is a reason for concern in South Africa,” virologist Tulio de Oliveira told a hastily called news conference.





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