Centre, farmers talks on Jan 8: The seventh round of talks between the Centre and farmer representatives remained inconclusive as the government ruled out the roll-back of the three contentious agricultural laws while the protesters refused to call off the agitation until their demands are met. The next round of talks will be held on January 8.
SC to hear plea against Central Vista project: The Supreme Court is scheduled to pronounce its verdict Tuesday on a batch of pleas, which have questioned several aspects including the environmental clearance granted to ambitious Central vista project.
Bengal special session against Centre’s farm laws: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday that her government will soon convene a session of the state assembly to pass a resolution against the three farm laws passed by Parliament.
Shoes hurled at vehicle of Kailash Vijayvargiya: Shoes were hurled at the vehicles of BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, party’s national vice-president Mukul Roy on Monday allegedly by Trinamool Congress workers when they had gone for a roadshow in Kolkata’s Watgunge area.
Covaxin will protect against new mutant strain: Bharat Biotech head: Addressing a press conference on Monday, the head of Bharat Biotech has expressed confidence that Covaxin, developed by the company, will be effective on mutant strains of Covid-19. The company is likely to establish the “hypothesis” on the same in a week’s time.
China denies Covid leak from Wuhan lab: China on Monday refuted the US charge that the novel coronavirus was leaked from a bio lab in the country and asserted that the pandemic was likely to have been caused by separate outbreaks in multiple places in the world.
Iran enrich uranium to 20% purity: In fresh escalation with the West, Iran has resumed enriching uranium up to 20 percent in the country’s biggest breach yet of the landmark nuclear deal with world powers, government spokesperson has said.
Hotels in TN emerge Covid-19 hotspots: After the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M), two luxurious five-star hotels in Tamil Nadu have emerged as the newest Covid-19 hotspots. As many as 114 persons working in five-star properties have so far tested positive for coronavirus.
BSY will complete his term: Karnataka BJP in-charge Arun Singh has asserted that Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa would complete his full term, dismissing speculation that the top party leadership was in favour of replacing the 77-year-old leader with a younger candidate.
K’taka to use blockchain for property registration: In a bid to make property registration more secure and hassle-free, Karnataka government develops a system based on blockchain technology for online property documentation.