Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the first phase of the Pan-Indian rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign on January 16 at 10:30 a.m. via video conference. The world’s largest immunization program will start at a total of 3,006 session sites in all states / UTs, which will be connected virtually throughout the exercise.

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The ninth round of talks between the Center and the farmers’ unions on Friday failed to break the deadlock over the demand to repeal the three disputed farm laws. It was however agreed to continue the direct dialogue in parallel with the proceedings of the commission appointed by the Supreme Court on the same issue.

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi said on Friday that the Narendra Modi government was “remotely controlled” by a handful of corporations and that the three farm laws were an example of Mr. Modi trying to “cede” what belongs to farmers.

The additional indictment sheet filed by the Mumbai police in connection with investigations into the falsification of the TRP by some news channels, notably Republic TV, WhatsApp conversations between Republic TV Editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami and Pratho Dasgupta, former CEO of the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), recently ended a warm relationship.

As India begins one of the largest COVID vaccination campaigns in the world, Dr Samiran Panda, Head of Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases at Indian Council of Medical Research – National AIDS Research Institute, points out different stages of vaccine development, adding that a March 2019 amendment to the rules for new drugs and clinical trials in India allows for expedited drug approval.

India’s trade with China fell last year to its lowest since 2017, with the trade imbalance falling to its lowest level in five years due to India’s decline in imports from China.

The Supreme Court is due to hear the case of farmers’ protests on Monday amid media reports that one of the four members of its expert committee, set up on January 12 to negotiate between the government and farmers, is is challenged.

After an interval of 21 months, the Supreme Court will consider the petition for review filed by the EPFO ​​(Organization of the Employee Provident Fund) against the Supreme Court verdict on pensions and the appeal lodged by the Ministry of Labor. and Employment.

Nepal raised the Kalapani border dispute with India at the Joint Commission meeting, visiting Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said on Friday. The Minister said that the Indian-Nepalese border dispute exists in “two segments” and Kathmandu wants to find a solution to the matter urgently.

The Bombay High Court on Friday extended the protection afforded to Republic TV editor Arnab Goswami and other ARG Outlier Media Private Limited employees of the Mumbai Police Department until January 29 in the alleged manipulation of Television Ratings Point (TRP).

The trust set up to oversee the construction of a Ram Mandir in Ayodhya launched a nationwide fundraising campaign on Friday, with President Ram Nath Kovind making the first 5 lakh contribution.

The appointment Thursday of Kashmiri-born Sameera Fazili as deputy director of the US National Economic Council (NEC) by President-elect Joe Biden sparked celebrations among her extended family in Srinagar.

US prosecutors now believe supporters of President Donald Trump planned to “capture and murder elected officials” during their siege on Capitol Hill last week, according to a new court filing.

The Indian military has signed a $ 20 million contract with ideaForge, a player in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology, to purchase undisclosed quantities of a high-altitude variant of SWITCH UAV, an indigenous system used in surveillance operations.

Friday turned out to be a dream day for newbies Washington Sundar and T. Natarajan, two players who weren’t originally on the squad and who stayed behind as bowlers at the net. On day one, the Tamil Nadu duo picked up three of the five wickets India took, with Washington getting the key wicket from Steve Smith.

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