1. J&K terror attack: Two people, a civilian and a cop, were injured after terrorists opened fire on a joint party of Jammu and Kashmir Police and the CRPF in Srinagar’s Hawal area on Sunday. An investigation is on to nab the terrorists.
2. Varanasi blow to BJP: In a setback for the BJP in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Varanasi constituency, the party lost two seats in the legislative council elections after holding on to them for 10 years. Both the seats were won by Samajwadi Party candidates.
3. Cong, Sena support Bharat Bandh: The Opposition parties, including the Congress, Shiv Sena, Samajwadi Party and the Rashtriya Janata Dal have extended their support to the December 8 Bharat Bandh call by farmers. The farmers are protesting three farm laws passed by the government in September.
4. Vijender Singh backs farmers protest: Boxer Vijender Singh, who contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections on a Congress ticket, joined the farmers’ agitation on Sunday and threatened to return his Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award if the central government fails to accept the farmers’ demands.
5.IAF to aid vaccine delivery: To help the government in its vaccine distribution plan, the Indian Air Force will deploy more than 100 aircrafts and helicopters for efficient delivery of the Covid-19 vaccine. The move comes after PM Narendra Modi assured a quick rollout of vaccines in an all-party meeting held virtually.
6.Vaccine from next week: Trump: US President Donald Trump has said Covid-19 vaccines will be made available for American people from next week. He urged people to never let anyone else take credit for the job his administration has done over past seven months.
7.China sets up villages near Arunachal: Satellite imagery has emerged of China setting up villages in uninhabited stretches on its disputed borders with India and Bhutan, particularly in Arunachal Pradesh. The move could be a significant step towards reinforcing its territorial claims along the Arunachal Pradesh frontier.
8.Argentina introduces ‘millionaire’s tax’: Argentina on Sunday imposed “millionaire’s tax” on medical equipment, supplies and relief measures related to the on-going Covid-19 pandemic. Directed at the country’s wealthier with asserts more than $2.5 million, those who are rich will be required to pay extra for virus-related medical products and services.
9.K’taka to ban cow slaughter, love jihad: The executive committee of Karnataka BJP has passed two resolutions to introduce laws to ban cow slaughter and “love jihad” in the state as early as possible.
10.K’taka farmers to join Bharat Bandh: The Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha has announced its support to the December 8 Bharat Bandh call given by the farmers.