Modi to review Covid situation: PM Narendra Modi is set to meet the chief ministers of states and Union Territories on Tuesday to review the Covid-19 situation on ground. He will also review the public health measures being taken to control the spread of the infection and discuss the vaccine distribution strategy. At least one crore health care workers have been identified to receive the first dose of vaccine that will be available early next year.
SC seeks Covid report from states: With Covid-19 cases on a rise, the Supreme Court has sought a status report from Delhi, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Assam on the steps taken to control the spread of infection. Observing that cases in these states are “going out of control”, the apex court asked them to submit a status report within two days.
Maharashtra mandates Covid negative report: Fearing a surge in Covid positive cases, the Maharashtra government has made it mandatory for all passengers travelling to the state from Delhi NCR, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Goa to carry a Covid-negative report. Reportedly, these states have been recording a high caseload of the virus.
Vessel capsizes in Bengal: At least 10 people went missing on Monday when a vessel carrying several trucks drowned after a launch capsized at river Ganga in Bengal’s Malda district. The RORO vessel developed some mechanical snag while coming from Sahebganj side to Manikchak.
S Jaishankar on Gulf tour: External affairs minister S Jaishankar will be undertaking a visit to Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and Seychelles from November 24 to 29. This will be his first visit to the extended neighbourhood amid the Covid-19 pandemic to boost bilateral cooperation.
China to be prepared for ‘tough US stance‘: China’s top political scientist: China must drop its illusion that its relations with the United States will automatically improve under President-elect Joe Biden’s administration, a top Chinese political scientist has said, adding Beijing should be prepared for a tough stance from Washington.
KCR announces free water: Ahead of next week’s municipal election, Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao has said Hyderabad households need not pay water bills as long as they consume less than 20,000 litres per month starting from December.
Owaisi like Jinnah: Tejasvi: The BJP’s Tejasvi Surya on Monday attacked AIMIM leader and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi in a highly controversial and divisive speech in which he called him an avatar of Mohammad Ali Jinnah and said every single vote for him was a vote against India. Tejasvi was campaigning for the upcoming Hyderabad civic polls.
K’taka not to reopen schools in Dec: The Karnataka government has decided not to reopen schools and pre-university colleges in December due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation. Chief minister BS Yediyurappa said he would “review the Covid-19 situation during the third week of December.”
K’taka allocates Rs 500cr to community corporation: The BS Yediyurappa administration has allocated Rs 500 crore to the newly-established Karnataka Veerashaiva-Lingayat Development Corporation in a bid to consolidate the community’s support.