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  • 31-Dec-2021
  • Sourav Ganguly remains haemodynamically stable

    BCCI President Sourav Ganguly is haemodynamically stable after testing positive for COVID-19, informed Woodlands Hospital MD & CEO Dr. Rupali Basu. The MD further informed that the former cricketer's oxygen saturation was maintained at 99 percent on room air. Ganguly had been admitted to the hospital late evening on December 26,2021 when he tested positive for COVID.

  • PM Modi to release 10th installment under PM-KISAN scheme on January

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release the 10th installment of financial benefit under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme on January 1, 2022. The Prime Minister will transfer an amount worth Rs 20,000 crore through video conferencing to more than 10 crore beneficiary farmer families. The fund will be directly transferred to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries.

  • Assam Rifles veteran who escorted 14th Dalai Lama on his arrival in India passes away

    Chandra Das, the Assam Rifles veteran, who had received and escorted the 14th Dalai Lama on his arrival in India in 1959 passed away on December 28, 2021. He was 83. Dalai Lama had fled Tibet in 1959 at the age of 22 and crossed the border on March 30, 1959 with the help of the CIA's Special Activities Division. He had arrived at Tezpur in Assam. He was escorted into India by a seven-member Assam Rifles team, which comprised 23-year-old Naren Chandra Das.

  • Congress to get new President in September 2022?

    According to Congress Central Election Authority President Madhusudan Mistry, the Congress party will gets its new national president by the end of September 2022. The Congress is currently being led by interim President Sonia Gandhi, who took over after Rahul Gandhi resigned from the post in July 2019 after the party's massive defeat in 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.

  • Vaccines still effective against Omicron: WHO Chief Scientist

    According to WHO Chief Scientist Dr.Soumya Swaminathan, vaccines are still proving to be effective against Omicron as even though the number of Covid cases are rising sharply across the globe, the severity of the disease has not risen. The WHO scientist said that the T cell immunity is holding up better against the Omicron Coviod variant. She urged all those who have not yet received their vaccine to get vaccinated at the earliest.

  • Jhansi Railway Station in UP renamed as Veerangana Laxmibai Railway Station

    The Government of Uttar Pradesh has renamed the Jhansi Railway Station as ‘Veerangana Laxmibai Railway Station’. Jhansi station new name has been decided after Rani Laxmibai. The Chief Minister of UP Yogi Adityanath made the announcement regarding the new name of Jhansi station on December 29, 2021, via a tweet.

    The Uttar Pradesh Government also issued a notification and the Railways has also started preparations to implement the change in the name of Jhansi Railway Station. The notification informing about Jhansi station new name also stated that the name has been changed after a ‘no-objection certificate’ issued by the Home Affairs Ministry in a letter dated November 24, 2021.

  • Ross Taylor announces retirement from international cricket

    New Zealand cricketer Ross Taylor announced his retirement from international cricket on December 30, 2021. The cricketer announced that his last series would be New Zealand's two-match home Test series against Bangladesh and six ODIs against Australia and Netherlands. New Zealand is scheduled to tour Australia for three ODIs in late January then will play Netherlands at home.

  • Indian Army sets up New Quantum Computing Lab, artificial intelligence centre in MP’s Mhow

    The Indian Army has set up a quantum computing laboratory and a centre for artificial intelligence at a military engineering institute in Mhow, Madhya Pradesh. MM Naravane, the Chief of Army Staff General had also visited the facility during his recent visit to MP’s Mhow.

    The Defence Ministry of India announced that the Indian Army with support from the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) established the Quantum Lab at Military College of Telecommunication Engineering, Mhow in MP.

  • Egypt becomes new member of BRICS NDB

    India on December 29, 2021, welcomed Egypt as the new member of BRICS New Development Bank. With this, Egypt has now become a fourth new member to be admitted to BRICS NDB. The BRICS group includes five major emerging countries around the world- Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa and the multilateral bank BRICS NDB was established by these rising economies to finance the sustainable development projects.

    The news of Egypt being a new member of BRICS NDB was announced by the Spokesperson of External Affairs Minister, Arindam Bagchi who also said that the membership expansion will enable the bank to position itself as a significant development institution.

  • ICC World Test Championship Points Table 2021-2023

    India won its first test match against South Africa at Centurion by 113 runs on December 30, 2021, claiming a 1-0 lead in the three match series. With this, India's total points have gone up to 54 and percentage of points to 64.28 in the World Test Championship Points Table 2021-2023.

    India is however still ranked fourth on the World Test Championship Points Table behind Pakistan, as it has lesser percentage of points. Australia is ranked at the top of the ICC WTC Points Table with 36 points after thrashing England by an innings in the third Ashes test, claiming the Ashes series 3-0. Sri Lanka is ranked second on the ICC WTC Points Table with 24 points, while Pakistan is ranked third with 36 points.

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