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The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) will meet again today to discuss granting emergency use authorisation to Serum Institute of India (SII) for the Oxford-AztraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. SII, Bharat Biotech and Pfizer are the three firms that have applied for emergency use approval in India.

Here are the highlights of January 1:

16:06 pm: A youth was allegedly beaten to death in Rohini district on December 30, 2020 after he had reportedly abused one of the accused on social media. Two accused have been arrested. Probe underway: Delhi Police

16:05 pm: Dry run for COVID19 vaccination to be done in five districts of Jharkhand — Ranchi, East Singhbhum, Chatra, Palamu and Pakur on January 2. All necessary preparations have been completed. 7000 vaccinators have been trained for vaccination drive, says Banna Gupta, state Health Minister.

15:52 pm: Awantipora Police with assistance of 42 RR and 130 Bn CRPF arrested one terror associate of proscribed outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba involved in providing shelter, logistics, transportation of arms and ammunition and explosive material to terrorists in Awantipora and Tral: Jammu and Kashmir Police

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14:35 pm: Dubai based absconding kingpin of cryptocurrency fraud (Pluto Exchange) Umesh Verma arrested for alluring many people to invest in bogus cryptocurrency: Economic Offences Wing, Delhi Police

13:58 pm: Gross GST revenue collected in the month of December 2020 is Rs 1,15,174 crores of which CGST is Rs 21,365 crores, SGST is Rs 27,804 crores, IGST is Rs 57,426 crores and Cess is Rs 8,579 crores (including Rs 971 crores collected on import of goods): Ministry of Finance

13:57 pm: The lists of health workers have been created & will be uploaded on COVID platform. Just like we prepare during elections, the same way we need to train each member of all medical teams responsibly: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on dry run of COVID-19 vaccine

After training over 2,000 master trainers at the national level, the training is underway at State and district level, in over 700 districts. The procedure is similar to conducting elections where the team at a booth is also trained: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan

13:11 pm: At one time, Housing Plans were not the priority of Central govt. The govt did not care about the details and quality of construction. If the changes were not made, it would have been very difficult. Today, the country has chosen a different approach: PM Modi

13:10 pm: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan holds a review meeting with Delhi government for the preparation of dry run of COVID19 vaccination drive on January 2, via video conferencing

12:12 pm: Kerala Cabinet recommends the convening of the 22nd session of the Legislative Assembly from 8th January to Governor Arif Mohammad Khan.

12:09 pm: On the demise of Col Narendra ‘Bull’ Kumar, we convey our condolences. A soldier whose determination and yearning to scale high mountain peaks led to discoveries that helped Army to occupy locations that helped us in strengthening our defensive posture, says Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat.

Our strong posturing on the Saltoro Ridge and in other areas of Ladakh are a part of his adventurous travels. His name will forever remain etched in the rich history of our Army, CDS General Bipin Rawat added.

11:18 am: PM Modi lays foundation stone of Light House Projects (LHPs) under Global Housing Technology Challenge-India. LHPs will be constructed at Indore, Rajkot, Chennai, Ranchi, Agartala and Lucknow,comprising about 1,000 houses at each location along with allied infrastructure facilities

10:53 am: Air quality in Delhi in 'severe' category today, as per SAFAR-India. Minimum temperature of 1.1 degrees Celsius was recorded at the Safdarjung observatory in Delhi today. Cold wave conditions persist with dense fog.

10:52 am: Union Home Minister Amit Shah takes stock of the wildfire situation at Dzuko valley at Manipur-Nagaland border.

"Amit Shah Ji has assured all the necessary assistance from the Home Ministry to contain the situation at earliest," says Manipur CM N Biren Singh

10:03 am: A total of 17,31,11,694 samples tested for COVID-19 up to December 31. Of these, 10,62,420 samples were tested yesterday, says Indian Council of Medical Research.

9:35 am: Sensex up 114 points, currently at 47,866, Nifty at 14,016 in opening trade.

9:20 am: India reports 20,036 new COVID-19 cases, 23,181 recoveries, and 256 deaths in last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry

Total cases: 1,02,86,710

Active cases: 2,54,254

Total recoveries: 98,83,461

Death toll: 1,48,994

9:10 am: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal extends New Year wishes. "I salute our corona warriors including doctors, nurses, police personnel and sanitation workers among others. They continued to serve the people during this difficult situation," he says.

8:45 am: Vice President Naidu tweeted, "I convey my warm greetings and best wishes to all our citizens as we step into the New Year 2021."

8:31 am: President Ram Nath Kovind has extended greetings to the nation on the occasion of new year.

"Happy New Year everyone! New Year provides an opportunity to make a fresh beginning and resolve for individual and collective development. Challenges arising out of COVID-19 situation strengthen our determination to move forward unitedly," he tweeted.

8:15 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi extends new year greetings. "Wishing you a happy 2021! May this year bring good health, joy and prosperity. May the spirit of hope and wellness prevail," he tweets.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma