Breaking News Latest Updates, Highlights of January 18


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Over 17,000 people were vaccinated across 553 sites in six states on Day 2 of India’s coronavirus vaccination drive, the Health Ministry said Sunday evening, adding that the number who had received at least one shot was around 2.24 lakh. The six states that conducted vaccinations on Sunday were Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur and Tamil Nadu.

Here are the highlights of January 18:

11:45 am: Parliamentary standing committee on IT has summoned Facebook and Twitter officials on January 21st, change in WhatsApp privacy policy also to be discussed: Sources

11:38 am: Supreme Court starts hearing in the case of farmers issue. Court will also hear the application filed by Delhi Police seeking a direction to put an injunction on the proposed tractor rally on Republic Day. Court had already issued notice on this matter on January 12th.

11:35 am: Supreme Court says the question of entry into Delhi is a law and order situation that is to be determined by Police. Attorney General KK Venugopal, appearing for Centre, says that tractor rally by farmers will be illegal & there will likely be an entry of 5000 people in Delhi.

11:31 am: Work is underway on over 1000 kms of metro network in 27 cities across the nation, as of now. There was a time when there was no modern thinking in nation, regarding metro network. There was no metro policy. As a result, there were different kinds of metro in different cities: PM

11:27 am: We’re developing cities’ transport system like integrated system-it means that bus, metro, rail won’t ply as per their own design but work as collective system, complementary to each other: PM at ‘Bhoomi Poojan’ of Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II & Surat Metro Rail Project

11:22 am: Best example to see difference b/w approach of previous govts & work of current govt is the expansion of metro rail network across country. Before 2014, only 225 kms of metro line became operational in 10-12 yrs. In last 6 yrs, over 450 kms of metro network became operational: PM

11:15 am: Ahmedabad and Surat are receiving very important gifts today. Metro will further strengthen the connectivity in two major business centres of the country – Ahmedabad and Surat: PM Modi at the ‘Bhoomi Pooja’ of Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II & Surat Metro Rail Project

11:10 am: Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs ‘Bhoomi Poojan’ of Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II and Surat Metro Rail Project via video conferencing.

11:00 am: No confirmed case of #BirdFlu in the state till now. We have sent 4014 samples for test till Jan 17. No death reported among poultry birds. As per the instruction by Centre, we’re not going to impose ban on poultry products: Nancy Sahay, Director Animal Husbandry Dept, Jharkhand

10:50 am: BJP leader Kapil Mishra sends a legal notice to Amazon Prime Video demanding that web series #Tandav be removed from their platform immediately otherwise criminal proceedings will be initiated against them.

10:40 am: A Bench comprising Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and Election Commissioners Sushil Chandra and Rajiv Kumar, DG Dharmendra Sharma, Deputy Election Commissioner and officials will leave for poll-bound Assam today, to review election preparedness.

10:25 am: Govt, govt-aided/unaided schools re-opened for std 10th & 12th in Delhi, months after they were closed due to #COVID19. Visuals from Lady Irwin Senior Secondary School. A teacher says, “Not more than 12 students will sit in a classroom. Mask and sanitiser available at school.

10:15 am: Mumbai: Sameer Khan, the son-in-law of Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik, being taken for medical examination before being produced before Court. He was arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau on January 13th, in connection with a drugs case. His NCB remand ends today.

10:00 am: There were only 155 passengers in the two coaches, arrangements were made for them. No injury/casualty. The train had just left from the yard & was running at a slow pace. It is a matter of probe that why did the derailment occur. A committee is being formed: Sanjay Tripathi, DRM

9:45 am: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has taken cognisance of the complaints against web series #Tandav and has sought an explanation from Amazon Prime Video: Sources

9:30 am: India reports 13,788 new #COVID19 cases, 14,457 discharges and 145 deaths in last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry Total cases: 1,05,71,773 Active cases: 2,08,012 Total discharges: 1,02,11,342 Death toll: 1,52,419

9:20 am: Delhi: At 8:30 am today, Palam and Safdarjung recorded 9.7℃ and 9℃ temperatures respectively, as per India Meteorological Department (IMD)

9:15 am: Govt, govt-aided/unaided schools re-opened in Delhi today for classes 10th & 12th, months after they were closed due to #COVID19 “We’ll clear our doubts with teachers & learn about new pattern. We’ll follow social distancing, keep our masks on & carry sanitisers,” said a student.

9:05 am: Former cricketer BS Chandrasekhar admitted to a private hospital in Bengaluru. He is in ICU & is stable. More details awaited: Karnataka State Cricket Association spokesperson Vinay Mruthyunjaya

8:55 am: 26 trains running late on 18th January, due to low visibility caused by fog: Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO), Northern Railway (NR)

8:45 am: Placards of PM Narendra Modi and other world leaders raised at pro-freedom rally in Sann town of Sindh in Pakistan, on 17th January. Participants of the rally raised pro-freedom slogans and placards, seeking the intervention of world leaders in people’s demand for Sindhudesh.

8:30 am: Delhi: Security forces carry out Republic Day Parade rehearsals at Rajpath.

8:15 am: Gorakhpur: The city wakes up to dense fog this morning. Current temperature 10.4 degree Celsius, as per India Meteorological Department (IMD).

8:04 am: Visibility at 5:30 am today (in meter): Chandigarh, Bareilly & Gorakhpur-25; Amritsar, Ambala, Ganganagar, Gwalior, Baharaich, Patna, Gaya, Bhagalpur, Purnea, Guwahati, Tezpur, Agartala & Silchar – 50; Patiala, Hisar, Agra & Lucknow – 200 each. Delhi-Safdarjung & Palam- 500: IMD

7:58 am: Dense to very dense fog observed over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh and moderate to dense fog over Delhi, north-west Rajasthan, north-west Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Assam and Meghalaya at 5:30 am of 18th January: India Meteorological Department (IMD)

7:50 am: Delhi: At 5:30 am today, Palam and Safdarjung recorded 10℃ and 11.2℃ temperatures respectively, as per India Meteorological Department (IMD)

7:45 am: Delhi continues to remain engulfed in a layer of fog in the morning. Visuals from Singhu border (Delhi-Haryana). Current temperature 11.2 degree Celsius, as per India Meteorological Department (IMD).

7:30 am: PM Narendra Modi to perform Bhoomi Poojan of Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II and Surat Metro Rail Project, via video conferencing today.

7:15 am: CEC, ECs to hold series of meetings in poll-bound Assam to review election preparedness

7:00 am: Tripura: People gathered at Kapali Para in Lankamura village to attend the ‘Poush Parban 2021’ that concluded yesterday. Locals had set up makeshift stalls of traditional Bengali rice-cake at the event

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Talibuddin Khan


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