Early morning absorb: India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 9 million; Douglas Stuart’s ‘Shuggie Bain’ wins 2020 Booker Reward, and more
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The variety of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India crossed 90 lakh (9 million) on November 19, according to data collected from numerous State Health Departments. As lots of as 48,493 individuals recuperated from COVID-19 in a day bringing India’s active caseload to below 5 % of the total infections as daily recoveries remained greater than single-day increase in cases for the last 47 days, the Union Health Ministry said in an update at 8 a.m. on November 19.
New York-based Scottish writer Douglas Stuart on Thursday won the 2020 Booker Reward for his debut novel ‘Shuggie Bain’, a coming of age story set in Glasgow, beating Indian-origin author Avni Doshi.
Mumbai horror attack mastermind and Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed was on Thursday sentenced to 10 years in prison by an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan in 2 more horror funding cases. Saeed, a UN-designated terrorist on whom the U.S. has placed a $10 million bounty, was apprehended on July 17 in 2015 in the terror funding cases. He was sentenced to 11 years in prison by an anti-terrorism court in February this year in two horror funding cases.
Digital India objective, launched 5 years earlier, was not being viewed as any regular government initiative and had now become a way of living, particularly for the bad and marginalised and those in the federal government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday. He asserted that ‘technology first’ was their governance model.
A ‘leaked’ audio recording of an accusatory mobile phone discussion, purportedly between gold smuggling case implicated Swapna Suresh and a confidential person, has kicked up a row.
Genuine action against metropolitan Naxals has been taken by Chhattisgarh govt. in apprehending those supplying materials to Naxals, states Chief Minister
Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday kick-started the party’s campaign for the upcoming District Development Council (DDC) surveys in north Kashmir’s Kupwara on Thursday and described the Gupkar alliance as the “Gumrahi gang” of J&K
The Watchfulness and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) on Thursday indicted Kerala’s Industries Secretary A.P.M. Mohammed Hanish for corruption in the “shoddy” building and construction of the just recently decommissioned flyover bridge at Palarivattom in Kochi
The government prepares to cultivate India as a big information economy and as a precursor, the nation will soon have its Data Security Law in location, said Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
Former Minister and incumbent DMK MLA from Alangulam Poongothai Aladi Aruna was confessed to a personal health center in Tirunelveli in an “unconscious state” on Thursday morning. Sources in the DMK stated Dr. Poongothai, who was not enjoying great relationship with the celebration’s office-bearers in her constituency, was upset that a family member is likewise attempting to get the party ticket to contest in 2021 from Alangulam constituency from where she was chosen in 2006 and 2016.
Willow warbler ( Phylloscopus trochilus), among longest moving small bird which types throughout northern and temperate Europe and the Palearctic, sighted for the first time in the nation at Punchakkari in the capital.
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