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PM Narendra Modi`s Mann Ki Baat, India-Aus 2nd Test Day 2: Here are top 5 news of the day

Ind vs Aus Live, 2nd Test: Australian bowlers eye early wicket on Day 2

 
(Farmers during ‘Delhi Chalo’ protest march against farm laws at Ghazipur border; PTI photo)

On Day 2 of second Test match, India’s overnight batsmen Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara would look see off the first hour of play at The Melbourne Cricket Ground. Shubman looked solid and would be eyeing his maiden fifty in Test cricket. Australia, on the other hand, would look to get early breakthrough today and test the inexperienced middle-order.

 

Farmer unions ask centre to resume talks on agri laws on Dec 29

(Farmers during ‘Delhi Chalo’ protest march against farm laws at Ghazipur border; PTI photo)
 

The Samyukt Kisan Morcha, a joint front of almost 40 farmer organisations, wrote a letter to the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare accepting the Centre’s offer for dialogue and proposed December 29 as the next date for the meeting. The farmer unions also put forth a four-point agenda and asked that the campaign launched by the entire state machinery to defame and malign the farmers’ movement must stop.
 

PM Narendra Modi to address last Mann Ki Baat of 2020 today
 

(PM Modi addresses during a launch of Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY SEHAT; ANI photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation through his radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on Sunday 11 am. The address by PM Modi comes amid the raging farmers’ protest and fears of mutated Coronavirus strain. Notably, this will also be his last broadcast for this year. Taking to Twitter, Modi wrote, “Tune-in tomorrow at 11 AM. #MannKiBaat.”
 

CBSE classes 10, 12 board exam dates on Dec 31

(Union Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal; PTI photo)
 

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal informed that the dates for the 2021 CBSE board examinations will be declared on December 31 evening. “Major announcements for students and parents! I will announce the date when the exams will commence for students appearing for CBSE board exams in 2021. Stay tuned,” he tweeted. Earlier this month, the minister, in a virtual address to teachers, had said that the board exams will be conducted after February next year.

Delhi sees 655 new COVID cases, lowest since Aug 16
 

(Health workers spray disinfectants at a building; File photo)

Delhi recorded 655 fresh COVID-19 cases, the lowest in over four months, and 30 more fatalities due to the disease, even as the positivity rate stood at 0.98%, authorities said. The case tally mounted to over 6.22 lakh in the city and the death toll due to the coronavirus rose to 10,437, they said. The tally of active cases in the national capital dropped to 6,921 on Saturday.

Published at Sat, 26 Dec 2020 22:37:26 +0000

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