Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on December 8, briefed media over Covid-19's Omicron situation. "Transmissibility is higher. But the severity or virulence is low. So we do not need to panic," said Tope. Furthermore, Tope said that there are 10 Omicron cases in Maharashtra at present. He also assured strict surveillance at Mumbai airports, screening domestic and international passengers. "We are working with the 3T principle," he added.
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The District and Sessions Court sentenced three youth accused of gang rape to 30 years and seven years of imprisonment, on December 8. Reportedly, the three were accused for kidnapping and raping a minor girl near Basantaria police station, in 2018. Rs 1 lakh of fine has been imposed by the court on those convicted for 30 years while Rs 50,000 on the youth convicted for seven years.
Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari reached the chopper crash site near Coonoor in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu on December 9, along with DGP C Sylendra Babu. In the Mi-17V5 helicopter crash, 13 people including Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat lost their lives on December 8. An order has been given by IAF for inquiry in the case.
The list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women was released by Forbes on December 7. In India, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman secured the 37th spot, followed by HCL Corporation CEO Roshni Nadar Malhotra (52), Biocon Executive Chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (72), and Nykaa founder Falguni Nayar (88). Besides, American novelist MacKenzie Scott topped the ranking with the 1st spot, followed by America's vice president Kamala Harris.
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Internet is full of surprising videos, this time a bride named Mudra Bhagat is going viral on Instagram for demanding to complete her marriage ritual in ripped jeans. The video shows she's wearing her wedding dress and accessories with a pair of jeans instead of a lehenga. ''Meroko Lehenga nahi penhna, mujhe aise hi jaana hai,'' she… read-more
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Mukesh Ambani, MD of the Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), on December 8, said, "Roll out of 5g in India should be a national priority." Aiming at a digital revolution in India, Ambani emphasized on the need of 5g, executed by telecom army, Jio. It is expected that by 2027, 39% mobile subscriptions will have 5g technology.
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Healthcare startup Pristyn, gained funding from giant companies across the globe. The company for its shares generated $85 million (Rs 635.41 crores) with issuance of 1,266 shares (Rs 50 face value) and 106 equity shares (Re 1 face value). With new findings, Pristyn's face value is $1.3 billion, making it a member of Coveted Unicorn Club. It is also the 42nd unicorn company in December, 2021, in India.
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Indian Weightlifter Sanket Mahadev Sargar, brings gold at Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship, on December 8. He set a national record with his best lift of 113 kgs. Sanket Mahadev won the medal representing India in "Men's 55 kg Snatch Category" at Commonwealth Games in Uzbekistan. Furthermore, Indian athletes are competing in both Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship and World Weightlifting Championship (till December 17).
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The Rajya Sabha, on December 8, approved the "Dam Safety Bill." Tabled by Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, the bill sought systematic surveillance, maintenance and operation, avoiding disasters. Changed to "Dam Safety, Amendment Bill 2021," the bill added a clause, which impose punishment to state or individuals, upon violation of the laws. The Bill is now yet to be assented by the President.
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Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 others died in a plane crash in Tamil Nadu, on December 8. After hours of search operation, the Indian Air Force (IAF) confirmed the news. "With deep regret it has now been ascertained that Gen Bipin Rawat, Mrs Madhulika Rawat and 11 others on board have died in the unfortunate accident," said IAF.
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