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Today our focus will remain on the coronavirus crisis. A new strain of the deadly pathogen discovered in the United Kingdom has alarmed the authorities with many countries including India, UAE imposing travelling restrictions on UK flyers. The new strain is said to be more dangerous and spreads faster.

Here are the Highlights from December 24:

11:21 am: India is the only major country which is moving in the right direction to achieve the targets of the Paris Agreement: PM Narendra Modi at centenary celebrations of Visva-Bharati University

11:15 am: PM Narendra Modi attends centenary celebrations of Visva-Bharati University in Shantiniketan, West Bengal, via video conferencing

11:00 am: Delhi Health Department asks Lok Nayak Hospital to set up a separate isolation unit for people testing COVID positive after returning from UK. A new strain of coronavirus has been detected in UK.

10:45 am: Palghar mob lynching case: 24 more people including at least four minors arrested earlier this week, adult accused sent to judicial custody, says Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Maharashtra

10:30 am: Police in West Delhi have busted four illegal hukka bars running in Punjabi Bagh area and arrested 4 people including owners/managers of the bars: Delhi Police

10:15 am: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to chair a meeting of the health minister and health secretary today to review preparation for COVID-19 vaccination.

10:00 am: Kerala Chief Secretary approaches Supreme Court against the high court order which raised the number of permissible daily pilgrims at Sabarimala Temple to 5,000.

9:20 am: Sensex up by 309 points, currently trading at 46,753 points. Nifty up by 80 points, currently trading at 13,681 points.

9:00 am: A 28-year-old male COVID-19 positive patient with travel history to United Kingdom has been admitted to a separate ward of Government Medical College, Nagpur. His swab sample has been sent to Pune for further test: Nagpur Municipal Commissioner Radhakrishnan B

8:45 am: Buses of Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation & Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation, autorickshaws & cabs will operate during night curfew (11 pm-5 am) which starts tonight: Karnataka Transport Minister Laxman Savadi

8:25 am: Delhi's air quality continues to remain in severe category, with overall AQI standing at 450, as per System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting & Research (SAFAR) The national capital recorded AQI level of 404 (severe category) in the morning yesterday.

8:10 am: Very dense fog conditions have been observed in isolated pockets over Punjab & west Uttar Pradesh & dense fog conditions in isolated pockets over Delhi & east Uttar Pradesh. Visibility recorded at 50 metres in Palam & at 25 metres in Amritsar: IMD

7:50 am: Air India's Kolkata-Hyderabad flight returned back soon after taking off & declared full emergency due to technical reasons yesterday. Chief Justice of India was on board the flight. He will depart for Hyderabad today: Kolkata Airport Director

7:30 am: PM Narendra Modi to address the centenary celebrations of Visva-Bharati University in Shantiniketan, West Bengal, via video conferencing today.

7:20 am: Very Dense fog conditions have been observed in isolated pockets over Punjab and west Uttar Pradesh. Dense fog conditions in isolated pockets over Delhi and east Uttar Pradesh: India Meteorological Department (IMD)

7:00 am: Maharashtra: 18 Congress corporators of Bhiwandi Nizampur Municipal corporation including Deputy Mayor Imran Ali Mohammed Khan joined Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in presence of Deputy CM Ajit Pawar and NCP State chief Jayant Patil, yesterday.

Posted By: Talib Khan