The Delhi government has informed the Delhi High Court on December 2 that no night curfew would be implemented in the national capital or parts of it as of now. Reportedly, the Kejriwal government has filed a status report in response to the November 26 query by Delhi HC asking the government's stand on imposing night curfew. However, the government has stated that the decision is under "active consideration".
Delhi's air quality has continued to deteriorate as the Air Quality Index (AQI) reached 339 on December 1. According to India Meteorological Department (IMD) scientists, the AQI increment was due to dipping temperature. The IMD added that the wind speed, which is expected slow down from December 2, is likely to aggravate the issue. The Centre's weather forecasting wing SAFAR has also predicted the air quality to remain in the very poor zone… read-more
Amid the increasing COVID-19 cases, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on November 30 announced to reduce the cost of RT-PCR tests in the capital. He said, "Whereas tests are being conducted free of cost in government establishments, however, this will help those who get their tests done in private labs." Reportedly, orders regarding the decision will be issued soon. The RT-PCR tests at private labs in the city currently cost Rs 2,400.
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has planned to install booths in parks to sell fruits, milk and basic items to boost the pandemic-hit corporation's financial condition. The SDMC will provide 4.5 x 2.5 metres temporary sheds on rent that can be operated during fixed hours. The corporation will table the proposal in the next meeting. The kiosks will be provided for a maximum of seven years by the auction method.
The farmers are not budging their stance regarding the new farms laws, after the union Government decided to hold talks and asked farmers to move to Burari ground on November 29. Punjab President of Bhartiya Kisan Union Surjeet S Phul said, "The condition laid down… read-more
Courtesy: The Times Of India
During the Delhi Chalo protests, an elderly man has died on his way to join the protestors, after his car caught fire. The 65-year-old Janak Raj, after a mechanical issue in one of the farmers' tractors, parked his car beside an highway and slept inside it. Suddenly, the car had started burning and efforts to put-off the fire went in vain. Reportedly, police has suspected a short circuit in the car.
Courtesy: The Indian Express
Faced with surge in coronavirus cases, the Uttarakhand government has made the rapid antigen COVID-19 test mandatory for people entering its territory. The order especially aimed the incoming travellers from Delhi. Strictly instructing the border check posts, DIG Dehradun Arun Mohan Joshi has asked cops to maintain details of the people coming in from other states. Also, the district authorities have announced a weekly lockdown, effective… read-more
In a gruesome incident, three men have been arrested by the police after they killed a man for denying a bidi on November 26. The deceased Siddique was violently stabbed near Shaheen Bagh by three men. Reportedly, the three men had assaulted the victim initially and later killed him in the evening. After a tip-off from a witness, the police arrested the accused- Mohammed Faizan, Mohammed Usman, and Jaheer Mansoori.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) showed Delhi's Air Quality Index (AQI) dropped from 302 to 137 on November 27, proceeding to "moderate" category. As per the experts, strong winds and less stubble burning around the city were two reasons behind the better air quality. Although, centre's Air Quality Early Warning System predicted Delhi's air to remain "satisfactory" to "moderate" on November 27 and "moderate" to "poor" the next day.… read-more
The Quacquarelli Symonds company ranked IIT Bombay as the best Institute in India as per its global universities analysis. However, the institute holds 172nd position globally. Reportedly, the analysis was based on metrics like academics, employer reputation, faculty-student ratio and international student-faculty ratio. IITs from Delhi, Madras, Kharagpur, Kanpur, Roorkee and Guwahati including IISc Bangalore has made it to the top 500.… read-more
Courtesy: The Indian Express