Breaking News, Latest Updates Highlights of November 21
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Today our focus will be on the ongoing coronavirus crisis. With the arrival of winters, Centre and state governments are mulling to put extra restrictions to control the spread of the deadly infection. Amid this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held a meeting with several senior officials to review India's COVID-19 vaccination strategy.
Here are the highlights of November 21:
16:40 pm: Happy to share that starting 23rd Nov night, Kisan Unions have decided to end rail blockades for 15 days. I welcome this step since it'll restore normalcy to our economy. I urge Central Govt to resume rail services to Punjab forthwith: Punjab CM after meeting Kisan Unions
16:39 pm: Five Trinamool Congress MPs will resign anytime. Saugata Roy (TMC MP) pretends to be a TMC leader in front of camera: BJP MP Arjun Singh
15:40 pm: 278 more COVID-19 positive cases have been reported on 20th November, taking the total count of active cases in Bihar to 5,881, says state Health Department
14:35 pm: A low-pressure area has formed over equatorial Indian Ocean & adjoining central parts of south Bay of Bengal today. It's very likely to concentrate into a depression over Southwest Bay of Bengal during next 48 hrs & is likely to intensify further during the subsequent 48 hrs, says India Meteorological Department (IMD)
WATCH via ANI Multimedia: Vice Adrimal MS Pawar, Navy Dy Chief says, "Malabar 2020 helps us show our combat readiness, interoperability & ability to tackle challenges in the maritime domain." pic.twitter.com/ODdUirsfqQ— ANI (@ANI) November 21, 2020
14:05 pm: ICMR has increased RT-PCR testing capacity from 27,000 tests/day to 37,200 RT-PCR tests per day on directions of Home Minister Amit Shah. 30,735 RT-PCR samples collected in Delhi on 19 November as compared to 12,055 RT-PCR samples on 15 November: Ministry of Home Affairs
13:05 pm: India conveyed strong concern to Pakistan over terror attack planned by JeM in J&K. Strong protest lodged demanding Pakistan stops supporting terrorists operating from their territory. GOI firm & resolute in taking all necessary measures to safeguard national security: ANI
12:26 pm: I have close relations with MK Alagiri (DMK chief MK Stalin's brother). I will try to bring him to Bharatiya Janta Party: KP Ramalingam who joined BJP today
11:50 am: Narcotics Control Bureau conducts a raid at the residence of comedian Bharti Singh in Mumbai: NCB
11:50 am: Today, you are entering the industry at a time when due to the pandemic, major changes are taking place in the energy sector of the world. At this time,there are many opportunities for growth of entrepreneurship & employment: PM at convocation of Pt Deendayal Petroleum University
11:49 am: Today, we are moving forward with the goal of reducing the country's carbon footprint by 30-35%. Efforts are on to increase the use of natural gas for energy needs by 4 times in this decade: PM Modi at convocation of Pt Deendayal Petroleum University
11:29 am: Seven people killed in collission between a truck and a car in Patdi, says HP Doshi, Deputy SP, Surendranagar district, Gujarat
11:02 am: Earthquake of magnitude 4.0 on the Richter scale occurred 40 km east of Ukhrul, Manipur at 1019 hours: National Centre for Seismology
11:02 am: Pakistan High Commission official in Delhi summoned by Ministry of External Affairs, on Nagrota incident where four terrorists were neutralised
10:24 am: We are well prepared for the local body polls in Kerala. People are looking for efficient administration. BJP will be victorious in the upcoming elections: CP Radhakrishnan, BJP State in-charge of Kerala and National Executive Member
10:23 am: The governments which are wanting to hide their inadequacies are bringing in such laws. Maharashtra government is doing its work efficiently, and it does not need to bring such laws: Maharashtra Minister Aslam Shaikh on laws on 'Love Jihad' in Madhya Pradesh and UP
10:00 am: Total number of samples tested up to 20 November is 13,06,57,808 including 10,66,022 samples tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research
8:25 am: PM to attend Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University's 8th convocation today, reports ANI
8:17 am: Multiple people injured in a shooting at the Mayfair Mall in US' Wisconsin: AFP
8:05 am: Earthquake of magnitude 2.8 on the Richter scale occurred in Senapati, Manipur at 0654 hours today: National Center for Seismology
7:47 am: Delhi's air quality in the 'very poor' category as per System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research.
7:34 am: US President Donald Trump's eldest son Donald Trump Jr has tested positive for COVID-19. He is currently quarantining without symptoms. "Don tested positive at the start of the week and has been quarantining out at his cabin since the result," said a US official.
Posted By: Aalok Sensharma