Saturday, December 19, 2020

Johnson announces tier-4 COVID-19 rules in UK ahead of Christmas

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

London [UK], December 19: Days before Christmas, the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday declared new level 4 COVID-19 limitations in pieces of England, including London, because of the quick spread of another variation of Covid, restricting the festivals. 

"We will present new limitations in the most influenced regions, specifically...London, the Southeast and East of England, which are right now in level 3. These zones will enter new level 4, which will be comprehensively comparable to public limitations, which were put in England in November," Johnson said in a location to the country as cited by Sputnik. 

"That implies inhabitants in those regions should remain at home, aside from restricted exclusions... individuals should telecommute on the off chance that they can... people can just meet one individual from another family unit in open air public space... We can't proceed with Christmas as arranged," he added. 

The Chief Medical Officer for England, Chris Whitty, prior on Saturday, approached the country to stay watchful as an as of late found variation of the Covid was quickly spreading, Sputnik announced further. 

On Monday, UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock declared the revelation of another strain of the illness, which was accounted for in about 1,000 people in southern England. 

"Because of the fast spread of the new variation, primer demonstrating information and quickly increasing frequency rates in the Southeast, the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG) presently consider that the new strain can spread all the more rapidly," Whitty said in an articulation distributed by the UK government on the web. 

According to the most recent update by Johns Hopkins University, the UK has announced 2,010,069 COVID-19 cases and 67,177 passings from the infection. (ANI)

SpiceJet to resume seaplane flights between Statue of Unity, Sabarmati riverfront from Dec 27

SpiceJet is the operator of seaplane service between Statue of Unity near Kevadiya in Gujarat's Narmada district and the Sabarmati riverfront in Ahmedabad. (Photo/ANI)

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], December 19: SpiceJet on Saturday said that it has chosen to restart its seaplane flight administrations between the Statue of Unity close to Kevadiya in Gujarat's Narmada region and the Sabarmati riverfront in Ahmedabad from December 27. 

In its explanation, SpiceJet stated: "SpiceShuttle, the completely possessed auxiliary of SpiceJet, will continue its seaplane activities between Ahmedabad's Sabarmati Riverfront and Kevadia's Statue of Unity from December 27, 2020 with two every day trips on the course." 

"Appointments of the seaplane administration for the travelers will open from December 20, 2020," the carrier added. 

Head administrator Narendra Modi had on October 31 initiated the carrier's seaplane administration between the two objections. In any case, the aircraft suspended the administration following a couple of days. 

The seaplane administration in Ahmedabad is worked by SpiceJet's auxiliary Spice Shuttle under the UDAN plan and it takes around 40 minutes to cover a distance of around 200 kilometers between the two objections. 

"Since the support office was as yet under development in Ahmedabad, the airplane must be shipped off SpiceJet's lessor's office at the Maldives. The seaplane administration in Ahmedabad is worked by SpiceJet's auxiliary Spice Shuttle under the UDAN conspire," the aircraft said. 

Chief Ajay Chauhan, the overseer of Civil Aviation, Gujarat said that couple of airplane were away for support to the Maldives, and are returning on December 27. 

"Seaplane is coming without precedent for India. Individuals are very amped up for this. Inside one month, the seaplane has finished 70 excursions, around 700-750 travelers have gone by it. It has been acceptable, this will get more in the coming a couple of months. This will be an incredible help in Ahmedabad," he said. (ANI)

Miss Transqueen India crowns Shaine Soni as its 2020 winner

Miss Transqueen 2020 Shaine Soni (Photo/ANI)

New Delhi [India], December 19: The Miss Transqueen India show on Saturday delegated Shaine Soni as its champ for the year 2020 at an occasion here. 

Soni, who is a style creator by calling, will presently speak to India at the Miss International Queen show that is set to happen in Thailand one year from now. 

Shaine Soni is a famous name in the style business. In the wake of winning the event, she said that she will accept this open door to work for the strengthening and advancement of transwomen. 

She likewise said that triumphant the crown isn't simply an issue of poise however it is additionally a guarantee that she will work with her central core to standardize the discussions around the LGBTQ+ people group. 

This denotes the fourth year of the Miss Transqueen event which commends the soul of the LGBTQ+ people group. (ANI)

Delhi Court takes cognisance of chargesheet against Sharjeel Imam

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New Delhi [India], December 19: A Delhi Court on Saturday took cognisance of the strengthening chargesheet against JNU understudy Sharjeel Imam regarding a rebellion body of evidence identified with rough fights against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Jamia Millia Islamia University. 

Extra Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat took cognisance of the accuses managing of dissidence, advancing ill will between various gatherings, attributions, declarations biased to public joining and public wickedness of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against Imam. 

Prior, the court had taken cognisance of chargesheet documented under Section 13 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Subsequent to getting endorse from the concerned specialists, Delhi Police recorded advantageous chargesheet under Section 124A/153A/153B/505 IPC. 

Segment 124A arrangements with dissidence while Section 153 An is for advancing animosity between various gatherings on grounds of religion, race, spot of birth, home, language. Area 153B is for ascriptions, declarations biased to public combination, and Section 505 is for public underhandedness. 

"Examination of the record uncovers that the cognisance for commission of offense under Section 13 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, in the current issue, was taken by archetype vide request dated July 29, 2020 while the cognisance for commission of offense under Section 124A/153A/153B/505 IPC was conceded for need of imperative approval under Section 196 CrPC," the court said. 

The essential Sanction under Section 196 CrPC, as valuable chargesheet under Section 173(8) CrPC, has been documented. 

"I have examined the valuable chargesheet. Considering the equivalent, I take cognisance for the commission of an offense under Section 124A/153A/153B/505 IPC," the court said. 

The court additionally coordinated to supply a duplicate of advantageous challan with a duplicate of e-challan to charged Imam. 

From that point, the court set up the issue for investigation of archives on December 24. 

Sharjeel Imam had got into the spotlight for his viral video and was captured regarding a dissidence case for his provocative discourses that had fed contention with his "cut off Assam from India" comment. He was captured from Bihar's Jehanabad in January. 

A progression of recordings have circulated around the web via online media in which Sharjeel is heard saying: "In the event that we as a whole met up, at that point we can isolate the Northeast from India. In the event that we can't do it for all time, at that point at any rate for one to two months, we can do this." 

"It is our obligation to cut Assam from India. At the point when this occurs, really at that time the public authority will hear us out," he is heard saying further in the video. 

At any rate 53 individuals lost their lives and several others were harmed in the savagery which occurred in February this year in the upper east zone of the public capital between bunches supporting and restricting the Citizenship Amendment Act. (ANI)

Russia 'pretty clearly' behind massive cyberattack on US, says Pompeo

US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo (File Photo)

Washington [US], December 19: Russia was "entirely unmistakably" behind the huge cyberattack against different United States government offices and a large number of individual, bureaucratic and private substances, said US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on Friday, who turned into the principal individual from the Trump organization to accuse Russia. 

"I can't state significantly more as we're actually unloading definitely what it could be, and I'm certain some of it will stay ordered. Be that as it may, at the very least there was a huge exertion to utilize a bit of outsider programming to basically implant code within U.S. Government frameworks and it currently shows up frameworks of privately owned businesses and organizations and governments across the world also," The Hill cited Pompeo as saying on "The Mark Levin Show." 

"This was an extremely critical exertion, and I believe the case now we can say entirely unmistakably that it was the Russians that occupied with this movement," Pompeo added. 

Specialists state the exertion, which focused outsider programming temporary worker SolarWinds, walloped the United States government, with various administrative offices including the Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, State Department and Treasury Department allegedly penetrated, The Hill revealed. 

While Trump is quiet on the assault, President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to "lift" online protection all through government and "focus on managing this break from the second we get to work." 

"Our foes should realize that, as President, I won't sit around despite digital attacks on our country," The Hill cited Biden as saying on Thursday, adding his organization would force "generous expenses" on anybody answerable for noxious assaults to dissuade such activity. (ANI)

COVID positive Macron's condition stable

French President Emmanuel Macron

Paris [France], December 19: French President Emmanuel Macron, who has tried positive for the Covid, is in stable condition, and assessments had given consoling outcomes, according to an official assertion from his office on Saturday. 

"The President of the Republic presents a steady condition of wellbeing contrasted with Friday. He actually presents similar side effects of COVID-19 infection (exhaustion, hack, muscle throbs) which not the slightest bit keep him from playing out his obligations," the Elysee Palace said in a public statement, as cited by Sputnik. 

Boss Doctor Jean-Christophe Perrochon said that the French President's clinical group is doing assessments consistently "with consoling outcomes", Sputnik announced further. 

After Macron tried positive for COVID-19, the French Presidency on Thursday said that as per current wellbeing guidelines pertinent to everybody, the president will segregate himself for seven days, proceeding to work distantly. 

France is seeing the second influx of Covid. (ANI)

2 killed, 4 injured in Bomb blast in Afghanistan's Helmand province

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Kabul [Afghanistan], December 19: At least two regular folks were killed and four others supported wounds in a side of the road bomb impact in the Greshk region of southern Helmand area on Saturday, Pajhwok Afghan News revealed refering to authorities as saying. 

A corolla type vehicle struck a side of the road bomb, in which two regular citizens were executed and four others injured, Pajhwok Afghan News cited Mohammad Zaman Hamdard, Helmand appointee police boss as saying. 

The official accused Taliban psychological oppressors for planting the dangerous gadget. Notwithstanding, the Taliban psychological militants have not yet remarked on the Helmand impact. (ANI)

Bomb targeting local leader in Northern Afghanistan injures child

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Kabul [Afghanistan], December 19: A blast happened on Saturday in northern Afghanistan's Balkh region focusing on a local chief and leaving a youngster harmed, police said. 

"Today evening, a bomb detonated on the vehicle of Dawlat Abad area boss Mohammad Usaf, a youngster was harmed," Balkh police representative Adil Shah Adil said in an articulation. 

The blast didn't hurt Usaf himself or result in any losses, according to the assertion. 

No remarks have been given by the Taliban at this point. 

Afghanistan keeps on being buried in savagery notwithstanding progressing harmony talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban in Qatar's capital Doha which started in September yet presently can't seem to bear any critical organic product. (ANI/Sputnik)

President Kovind arrive in Goa to attend 60th Goa Liberation Day event

President Ram Nath Kovind arrived in Goa on Saturday (Photo/ANI)

Panaji (Goa) [India], December 19: President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday showed up in Goa on a two-day visit to check the event of 60th Goa Liberation Day. The President was gotten at the Goa air terminal by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and Chief Minister Pramod Sawant. 

Boss Minister Sawant took to Twitter to share photos of the President's appearance in the waterfront state where he will be partaking in the capacity to declare the initiation of the festivals of 60th Goa Liberation Day. 

"It was an honor to invite the Hon'ble President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovindji at Dabolim Airport, on his visit to Goa on the event of Goa Liberation Day," Sawant tweeted. 

Head administrator Narendra Modi additionally broadened welcome on the event recently. 

"On the uncommon event of Goa Liberation Day, welcome and all the best to my sisters and siblings of Goa. We review with satisfaction the dauntlessness of the individuals who endeavored to free Goa. Appealing to God for the ceaseless advancement of the state in the years to come," he tweeted. 

Goa Liberation Day is seen on December 19 consistently in the nation. It denotes the day Indian military liberated Goa in 1961 adhering to 450 years of Portuguese standard. (ANI)

Donald Trump signs law that could delist Chinese firms from US stock exchanges

US President Donald Trump

Washington [USA], December 19: US President Donald Trump endorsed into law on Friday the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act, which will delist Chinese organizations from American stock trades. 

The new exchanging law will influence essentially all Chinese firms recorded on US trades, none of which currently agree to the US evaluating rules, announced South China Morning Post (SCMP). 

The law will eliminate Chinese firms from American stock trades in the event that they neglect to follow US inspecting oversight rules inside three years. 

The law applies to all unfamiliar organizations recorded on US stock yet is being aimed at Chinese firms, particularly Huawei Technologies, TikTok, and WeChat. 

Most other unfamiliar organizations on US trades are as of now in consistence, yet Chinese law disallows Chinese-based organizations from doing as such, reports SCMP. 

Recently, the US had passed a request to focus on the Chinese material industry wherein; the new custom guideline impeded imports of cotton materials from China. 

According to a legislative report by the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, as of October 2, 217 Chinese firms with a joined market capitalisation of USD 2.2 trillion were recorded on significant US stock trades. 

The Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act was presented in 2019 by Senator John Kennedy, Republican of Louisiana, and Senator Chris Van Hollen, Democrat of Maryland. It passed the Senate consistently in May, and was overwhelmingly endorsed in the House on a voice vote on December 2, detailed SCMP. 

The exchange relations between the two nations have decayed during Trump's administration and the US organization has utilized assents, exchange boycotts and import boycotts to pressure Beijing and its lead organizations. (ANI)

UKPNP slams EU Disinfo Lab report, says Pakistan diverting attention from real issues

Nasir Aziz Khan, Central spokesperson of United Kashmir People's National Party

London [UK], December 19: Nasir Aziz Khan, focal representative of United Kashmir People's National Party (UKPNP) hammered a report by EU Disinfo Lab, guaranteeing that the report was utilized in Pakistan to redirect individuals' consideration from main problems. 

"This [EU Disinfo Lab] is a private NGO which has no connection with the European Parliament, European Commission or the European Union. The discoveries of this report were exaggeratedly introduced in Pakistan, which was utilized by the nation's Foreign Minister to guarantee that they had busted an immense trick," he said in a meeting with Pakistan-involved Kashmir (PoK) dissident Dr Shabir Chaudhary. 

Khan further referenced that Pakistan has on a few events introduced such data which has no legitimacy and association with the real world and redirects the consideration of the individuals from squeezing issues like value climbs, psychological warfare and joblessness. 

Attesting that the report doesn't contain any believable data, the UKPNP representative asserted that the gathering was focused in the report for standing up against the various unlawful exercises in Pakistan and its peripheries. 

"It is a loosely held bit of information that the Pakistani organization is firmly controlling its media and press. Presently their subsequent stage is to ruin the individuals who are uncovering some unacceptable doings of Pakistan on global stages," he said. 

Featuring how Pakistan's Constitution expresses that PoK and Gilgit-Baltistan are not in the nation's domains, Khan likewise talked on against extreme disciplines endured by a few people who requested their major rights and a standard of law in the areas. 

He said that it has consistently attempted to keep India out of the United Nations, and added that a 'unmerited' report from a private NGO can't have a major effect. 

He likewise swore to keep raising the issue of unlawful exercises of Pakistani organization. 

Then, during the meeting, Dr Chaudhary contended that UKPNP had no connection with different associations referenced in the report. 

Recently, the UKPNP firmly censured a report by EU Disinfo Lab, saying that the NGO is engaged with pernicious publicity against territorial nations by supporting Pakistan to additionally smother voices against the various criminal operations of the Pakistani foundation. 

The ideological group of Kashmir further blamed the EU Disinfo Lab for giving one-sided, anecdotal and manufactured reports against India and other local nations. (ANI)

Kriti Sanon recovers from Covid; thanks fans, medical staff

Actor Kriti Sanon (Image Courtesy: Instagram)

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], December 19: Bollywood entertainer Kriti Sanon declared on Saturday that she has at long last tried negative for COVID-19. She expressed gratitude toward her fans and specialist alongside the clinical staff for encouraging her out during her troublesome occasions. 

The 'Bareilly Ki Burfi' entertainer took to her Twitter handle and reported about her Covid recuperation. 

"Glad to advise everybody that I have at long last tried Negative for COVID-19! A major thank you to @mybmc authorities, regarded Assistant official @mybmcwardKW Mr Vishwas Mote and my primary care physician for all the assistance and help. Furthermore, thank you for the warm wishes and the adoration," she composed. 
Kriti was as of late tried positive for Covid when she got back to Mumbai subsequent to wrapping up the shoot of Dinesh Vijan's next venture close by Rajkummar Rao and Aparshakti Khurana in Chandigarh. 

The 'Panipat' star is totally outfitted to be next observed in Laxman Utekar's Mimi featuring close by the stalwart entertainer Pankaj Tripathi, who will assume a crucial job. She will likewise be seen assuming a lead part in 'Bachchan Pandey', featuring inverse Akshay Kumar in the film. (ANI)

Red, delectable and nutritive Cherries from Chile promoted for the first time in India

L-R: Juan Angulo M, Ambassador of Chile in India with Sumit Saran, In-Country Marketing Representative, Chilean Cherries during the Chilean Cherries launch at an event in New Delhi

New Delhi [India], December 19: It's the ideal season to top up your Christmas and New Year festivities with red, succulent and nutritious Cherries from Chile. 

The Chilean Cherry Committee of the Chilean Fruit Exporters' Association (ASOEX), close by the Chilean Embassy in India and the workplace of the Chilean Trade Commission - ProChile, has dispatched the absolute first nonexclusive advancement crusade in Quite a while to acquaint this magnificent natural product with the insightful wellbeing cognizant Indian buyers. 

To check the super dispatch, Juan Angulo M, Ambassador of Chile to India introduced an advancement crusade at Foodhall, Chanakyapuri. The retailer had set up an appealing presentation of Chilean Cherries and detailed great deals. 

Talking on the event Ambassador Angulo commented that, "The Chilean cherries are valued for their flavor and unrivaled quality and the nation is perhaps the biggest exporter of cherries on the planet. The phenomenal taste of the delicious, sweet mash of these cherries are cherished by customers across the world and I am pleased to see them in India." 

"The Chilean Cherry Committee of ASOEX is charmed to advance for the absolute first time Chilean Cherries to India. The expansive Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains make a heaven for cherry creation and the extraordinary climate conditions invigorate the development of cherries. The contrasts between temperatures during the day and around evening time are especially useful for drawing out the healthy kinds of Chilean cherries and guaranteeing their great size and extraordinary red tone. This season Chile is relied upon to trade in excess of 316 thousand tons of new cherries around the world, which speaks to a 38 percent expansion with respect to the earlier year," said Charif Christian Carvajal M, Director of Marketing Europe and Asia, ASOEX, addressing the media through a video call 

"We anticipate gigantic capability of Chilean Cherries in India. Creation of Cherry in Chile is 100% counter occasional to Indian cherry creation that occurs in June/July. Chilean cherries will be in the market in December and January. It is an ideal time for an organic product like Cherries, as request is high for Christmas, New Year and the happy time of Pongal, Valentine Day and so on Our mission is called Cherry-sh Every Moment and we have chalked out a broad retail methodology to take this tasty organic product to knowing Indian customers the nation over. These cherries will be accessible both with retail natural product venders and web based business stages," said Sumit Saran, In-Country Marketing Representative, talking on the India lobby for Chilean Cherries. 

This story is given by NewsVoir. ANI won't be mindful in any capacity for the substance of this article. (ANI/NewsVoir)

CCP spreading disinformation on Covid-19, obstructing WHO investigation: Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (File Photo)

Washington [US], December 19: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday hammered the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for proceeding to spread disinformation with respect to Covid-19, and discouraging the examination of the World Health Organization (WHO) in discovering the root and spread of the infection. 

In a press explanation, Pompeo stated: "Even today, almost a year after the world initially learned of the flare-up, the CCP is as yet spreading disinformation with respect to the infection and hindering a WHO examination concerning its inception and spread. It is additionally hawking antibodies that need basic information on security and viability, because of a crucial negligence for straightforwardness and responsibility with respect to results from clinical preliminaries. The two activities put Chinese residents, and the world, in danger." 

He further called attention to that the CCP has rebuffed researchers, specialists and columnists who attempted to make the world aware of the risks of the infection, which permitted a 'controllable flare-up' to turn into a worldwide pandemic. 

The Secretary of State additionally called for different countries to request straightforwardness from Beijing with respect to the birthplace of Covid-19, adding that if not done, China's record of general wellbeing emergencies makes another future pandemic starting from the nation 'depressingly likely'. 

"On numerous occasions, majority rules systems that esteem straightforwardness, the standard of law, property rights, and unrestricted economy free enterprise have delivered creative answers for general wellbeing emergencies. Opportunity releases human potential, and rivalry prods better results, at lower costs. Interestingly, dictator systems control data and smother advancement," he said. 

China has been reprimanded generally across the world for its supposed function in the spread of the novel Covid that has contaminated more than 75 million individuals across the world. More than 1.6 million individuals have lost their lives to the infection. 

While some blame it for being complicit, others consider it punishable in the spread. (ANI)

Production for Netflix's 'The Gray Man' paused indefinitely due to surge in COVID-19 cases

Actors Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans

Washington [US], December 19: Amid worries over rising Covid-19 cases in California, the creation for the Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling starrer 'The Gray Man' is getting deferred by Netflix. 

As indicated by E! News, 'The Gray Man' was booked to go on floors from mid-January, yet because of the abrupt flood in Covid cases in California, the creation has been delayed for an uncertain time. The sources near the advancement uncovered on Friday that since a generally high number of individuals are expected to dispatch the creation, it's not conceivable to do as such while these safeguards are being taken because of the infection spread. 

The sets for the shoot were being developed in the Long Beach zone of southern Los Angeles County before this interruption by Netflix. 

According to E! News, back in August, the California State Film Commission had reported that 'The Gray Man' was chosen for a USD 20 million creation tax reduction assignment, which was barely the biggest sum disclosed from the USD 50 million restrictive designations for nine film ventures. 

The film, which was reported in July, depends on a progression of blockbuster books of a similar name by Mark Greaney. Ryan Gosling will depict the function of an ex-CIA usable who turns into an agreement executioner just to be sought after by a previous partner, depicted by Chris Evans. 

Coordinated by the 'Vindicators: End Game' distinction chief pair Joe and Anthony Russo, the film is scheduled to be created by them under their AGBO organization. 

'The Gray Man' is perhaps the greatest film by Netflix, with its spending plan in the scope of USD 200 million. Joe Russo will likewise be the author alongside Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who are the co-leaders of story at AGBO and were additionally the journalists for "Justice fighters: Endgame" and "Vindicators: Infinity Wars." (ANI)

US base in Afghanistan hit by 4 rockets

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Kabul [Afghanistan], December 19: The Bagram Airfield, a significant US base in Afghanistan, was hit by four rockets on Saturday morning, detailed TOLO News. 

The rockets were terminated at the US base from the Qalandarkhil territory in Parwan area, said Wahida Shahkar, representative for Parwan lead representative. 

Bagram locale lead representative Abdul Shakoor Qudosi said the occurrence occurred at around 6:30 am on Saturday morning. 

He said 10 BM-12 rockets were set on a little truck in the Qalandarkhil region, adding that four of the rockets were terminated while six others were thwarted by police. 

Authorities have so far not given subtleties on potential losses in the episode, TOLO News further announced. 

Qudosi said there were no subtleties as of now with respect to the harm delivered to the base by the rocket assault. (ANI)

JanaJal 'Water on Wheels' electric vehicle recommended by Jal Shakti Ministry for delivery of safe water

Dr Parag Agarwal, Founder & CEO of JanaJal with Water on Wheels (WOW)

Noida (Uttar Pradesh) [India], December 19: JanaJal Water on Wheels (WOW), an IoT-based, three-wheeled electric vehicle created by Noida-based JanaJal to convey safe drinking water to the doorsteps of family units, has been suggested by the Ministry of Jal Shakti to State governments as one of the five inventive field-level arrangements that can help convey the National Jal Jeevan Mission drinking water program to the majority. 

The five innovations - three for drinking water and two for disinfection - were chosen after a thorough specialized examination from a sum of 87 proposition got by the Ministry. These mechanical arrangements would help the executing organizations in different States and Union Territories to convey drinking water administrations to all rustic networks by 2024. JanaJal WOW is the solitary innovation among the five chose that manages the last-mile conveyance of safe water to individuals. 

"We are charmed and respected that JanaJal WOW (Water on Wheels) has been perceived and suggested by the Ministry of Jal Shakti as an imaginative field-level answer for conveyance of safe water to the majority as a component of the Jal Jeevan Mission. This novel innovation driven advancement vows to not just convey great wellbeing and health in India yet additionally make occupations and give social business occasions to individuals," said Dr Parag Agarwal, Founder and CEO of JanaJal, India's driving innovation empowered safe-water administrations supplier. 

"JanaJal WOW is a totally tech-oversaw, GPS-checked, battery-worked, secure three-wheeler with zero fossil fuel byproducts. It mitigates the requirement for expanded availability and reach by making a 'center point and talked' conveyance model somewhere inside networks. We anticipate assuming a significant part in the 'Har Ghar Jal' mission of the Indian Government that expects to make safe drinking water accessible to each family. The broad appropriation of JanaJal WOW would likewise uphold the Government's push to promote the utilization of electric vehicles in India and decrease our reliance on petroleum products," he added. 

The plan patent of JanaJal Wow has been endorsed and a CNG variation is as of now being worked on. The conservative vehicle has a water tank limit of 500 liters. It can convey up to 2,000 liters of safe water to individuals' homes every day by making upto four excursions for each day. 

JanaJal WOW utilizes a creative enemy of duplicating innovation based answer for forestall unapproved topping off of water, in this way guaranteeing conveyance of safe drinking water as indicated by BIS and WHO norms. The organization has built up its own bound together innovation stage upheld by restrictive IOT regulators and sensors that deals with each decentralized water treatment plant through far off checking progressively. 

"JanaJal WOW capacities like a versatile water ATM that can without much of a stretch infiltrate further into networks for home-conveyance of safe drinking water. Making sure about the day by day portion of consumable water for drinking and cooking by each family unit can be a test in enormous pieces of India. The wellspring of water is regularly found at critical good ways from residences, particularly in country zones. JanaJal WOW, a climate inviting, battery-worked vehicle, was created with the target of conveying water to people groups' doorstep and increment the pace of appropriation of safe water as a basic piece of every day life of residents," added Dr Parag Agarwal. 

"We are working related to existing Safe Water Enterprises to help use their current extra limit through organization of JanaJal WOW inside a span of 5 kms around every one of their water treatment plants. This innovation based intercession vows to affect the lives of millions in the nation by giving expanded accessibility and admittance to safe water. It additionally decreases reliance on unstable water sources and costly bundled drinking water. All things considered, untreated water stays probably the greatest reason for COVID-19 according to a roundabout gave by the United Nations," he added. 

JanaJal right now has in excess of 750 water ATMs and safe water focuses under its administration in relationship with usage accomplices, for example, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation, Konkan Railways, Government of Uttar Pradesh, Indian Railways, Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam and New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC). 

JanaJal Water ATMs and safe water focuses - spread across 7 states in India - have till now administered almost 100 million liters of safe drinking water to individuals, wiped out 23 million single-utilize plastic jugs and aided ration more than 50 million liters of water. 

This story is given by NewsVoir. ANI won't be dependable in any capacity for the substance of this article. (ANI/NewsVoir)

US records nearly 250,000 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours

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Washington [US], December 19: Amid a demolishing COVID-19 circumstance, the United States on Friday broke one more record by enlisting 249,709 new Covid cases, the most noteworthy recorded single-day spike since the pandemic started, as per the most recent update by Johns Hopkins University. 

CNN detailed that a sum of 2,814 individuals have surrendered to the infection over the most recent 24 hours. 

The conditions of California, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Texas have declared in excess of 1,000 passings in the previous week. More than 397,000 cases among students and representatives at in excess of 1,800 foundations have been accounted for throughout the span of the pandemic, announced New York Times. 

This comes as the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) on Friday (nearby time) approved Moderna COVID-19 antibody for crisis use for individuals matured 18 years or more. 

"The Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine is presently approved for appropriation and use under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). Conveyance to the US Government will start right away. Moderna will keep on get-together extra information and plans to record a Biologics License Application (BLA) with the FDA mentioning full licensure in 2021," the organization said in an explanation. 

Recently, the FDA likewise endorsed Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid immunization for crisis use and medical services laborers have begun offering chances of the antibody. 

As indicated by the most recent update by Johns Hopkins University, the US has enlisted a sum of 17,465,147 Covid cases alongside 313,660 passings. (ANI)

To weaken Pakistan's opposition, NAB asks PDM chief Fazlur Rehman to submit details of assets, income sources

PDM Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman

Islamabad [Pakistan], December 19: After the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) started a test against Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) boss Maulana Fazlur Rehman for unlawfully purchasing costly land, the bureaucratic organization has requested subtleties of his resources and type of revenue, in a transition to debilitate the resistance's enemy of government development. 

As per Geo News, Rehman has been approached to give subtleties on what he claims, including any inborn properties. The NAB has given him a cutoff time of December 28. 

The PDM boss likewise needs to give subtleties of his financial balances, type of revenue and sold properties, educated sources. His family has additionally been approached to give similar subtleties. 

Recently, Geo News announced that NAB had begun exploring a grumbling recorded against Rehman that supposed that the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) boss was given 64 kanal government-claimed land after previous Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif shut the overall vehicle administration division. 

The NAB source said land worth Rs 14 million was wrongfully given to the JUI-F for Rs 4 million. 

JUI-F Khyber Pakhtunkhwa boss Senator Attaur Rehman, in any case, disclosed to Geo News that the protest is completely false and nothing will happen to it. 

The circumstance of the examination is being addressed by the JUI-F, as it came only hours before the 6th force show of the PDM against Prime Minister Imran Khan's administration. 

This improvement comes in the midst of rigid act by the shook Pakistani government, including recording arguments against PDM focal administration and specialist organizations for the Lahore rally on December 13. 

Imran Khan had before cautioned that police arguments would be dispatched against the coordinators of the occasion. 

"We will record FIRs against everybody - from the kursi wala to the sound framework overseers however won't prevent them [Opposition leaders] from going there," he said. (ANI)

India, UK hold bilateral discussions on UNSC agenda

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New Delhi [India], December 19: India and the United Kingdom on Friday held reciprocal counsels essentially with respect to United Nations Security Council (UNSC) issues, wherein the two sides had conversations on a wide scope of issues on the UNSC plan. 

The Indian assignment advised their UK partners on its needs during its forthcoming UNSC residency as a non-perpetual part, which incorporates changed multilateralism and counter-psychological warfare, educated the Ministry regarding External Affairs (MEA). 

The UK designation additionally educated India regarding its needs during its forthcoming administration of UNSC, remembering Climate and Security and starvation and long for strife circumstances. 

As indicated by a MEA discharge, the Indian side was driven by Prakash Gupta, JS (UNP and Summits), Ministry of External Affairs and included different authorities from MEA, PMI New York and Indian High Commission in London, while the UK assignment was driven by James Kariuki, Director, Multilateral Policy Department of UK Commonwealth and Foreign Office and included other UK Foreign Ministry authorities and delegates from their Missions in New York and New Delhi. 

The UK complimented India on its political decision to the UNSC, and the two sides consented to proceed with their commitment on all issues under the UNSC plan throughout the following two years. (ANI)

Youth allegedly escapes gun firing in Chicago, parents seek GoI's help

Syed Siraj Mehdi's parents (Photo/ANI)

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], December 19: A Hyderabadi youth was purportedly shot via vehicle borne shooters in Chicago, following which his folks living here have looked for help from the Government of India (GoI) to send them to Chicago to their child. 

Addressing ANI, Syed Abul Hassan Moshin, the young's dad stated, "My child Syed Siraj Mehdi went to the United States for his advanced education and is at the same time working low maintenance to pay his charges. He is by and by working in Chicago. He was shot multiple times by two vehicle borne shooters at North of Devon while he was getting back from his position at 4 am on December 4, 2020." 

"Luckily, my child was not do any harm and is protected at this point. I demand the Government of India to send us to the United States to our kid," he added. 

Syeda Sabhiya Banu, Mehdi's mom guaranteed her child's vehicle was assaulted while he was driving. 

"I demand the Government of India to sympathetically help us in gathering our child," she added. (ANI)

Washington extends Covid-19 emergency state till March 31

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Washington [US], December 19: The highly sensitive situation and the general wellbeing crisis over the Covid have been delayed in Washington, DC until March 31, the Mayor's Office said. 

"Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser gave Mayor's Order 2020-127 to delay different exercises in the District from 10 pm, on Wednesday [03:00 on Thursday, GMT], December 23, 2020, until Friday, January 15, 2021, at 5 am. Furthermore, the Order expands the highly sensitive situation and general wellbeing crisis for Washington, DC through March 31, 2021," the workplace said in an articulation on late Friday. 

The civic chairman likewise approached inhabitants to stay wary during the impending occasions even while managing permitted exercises. 

The World Health Organization proclaimed the COVID-19 flare-up a pandemic on March 11. Until now, more than 75.6 million individuals have been tainted with the Covid around the world, with over 1.67 million fatalities, as per Johns Hopkins University. 

The United States remains the most noticeably terrible hit country, with more than 17.4 million affirmed COVID-19 cases and more than 313,000 fatalities. (ANI/Sputnik)

Jairam Ramesh tenders apology to Vivek Doval in defamation case

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh (file photo)

New Delhi [India], December 19: Congress pioneer Jairam Ramesh on Saturday offered an expression of remorse to Vivek Doval, child of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, under the steady gaze of a Delhi court regarding a criminal maligning case. 

Vivek Doval had documented a maligning body of evidence against Jairam Ramesh and Caravan Magazine for their supposed abusive assertions and articles against him. Extra Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sachin Gupta heard the issue today. 

Ramesh, while offering the statement of regret, explained that his comments depended on a news story and said some autonomous check of the realities may have been all together. 

"In this manner, I might want to offer my expressions of remorse to you and your family for any hurt the assertions have caused. I would likewise ask the INC to eliminate the official statements accessible on their site," Ramesh said in his proclamation submitted under the watchful eye of the court. 

Vivek Doval through his attorney DP Singh has acknowledged Ramesh's statement of regret. 

The Congress chief had, in a public interview on January 17, 2019, offered certain expressions against Vivek Doval, his family and his undertaking GNA Asia Fund. 

"The General Elections were close and the inquiries brought up in the article appeared to be suitable for being featured in broad daylight. All things considered, I may have gone over the edge in making certain implications against you and your family," Ramesh said. 

"I comprehend these assertions have harmed you profoundly. I need to explain that these assertions or allegations, were made reaching inferences from an article that was distributed the earlier day in the Caravan magazine," he added. (ANI)

Indian association donates food rations to less fortunate people in Myanmar

Indian Women's Association of Yangon (IWAY) President Smriti Srivastav donating food rations in Myanmar (Source: India in Myanmar/Twitter)

Nay Pyi Taw [Myanmar], December 19: Indian Women's Association of Yangon (IWAY) on Saturday drove a 'Opportunity for Hunger Drive' in Myanmar by giving food apportions to the inhabitants of Dala Township. 

Taking to Twitter, the Indian Embassy in Myanmar additionally educated that the gifts made by IWAY President Smriti Srivastav were gotten at the India House by neighborhood delegates. 

"The Indian Women's Association of Yangon (IWAY) drove by President Mrs. Smriti Srivastav gave Food apportions to the less blessed occupants of Dala Township. The gift was gotten at India House by neighborhood agents," tweeted India in Myanmar. (ANI)

Biden's transition team expresses concern over tensions with Defense Department

US President-elect Joe Biden

Washington [US], December 19: US President-elect Joe Biden's progress group on Friday communicated concern with respect to an 'sudden end' in participation with the Defense Department, as indicated by The Hill. 

US media announced that acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller requested a stop in collaboration with Biden's progress in the midst of dissatisfaction inside President Donald Trump's organization with the President-elect's group. 

"We were worried to become familiar with this week about a sudden stop in the all around restricted participation there, and as shown by Department of Defense (DoD) recently, we expect that choice will be switched," Biden progress leader chief Yohannes Abraham said in a preparation. 

Abraham additionally invalidated cases of common concession to any occasion break, saying there was no extra time in proceeding with briefings and different commitment during this period. 

During his instructions, Abraham referenced that the group has met separated opposition in certain corners including the DoD, and said that the dropped gatherings had 'promptly and suitably heightened' the issue. 

The Pentagon recognized that around 20 gatherings with 40 authorities were being rescheduled until after January 1, yet demanded that participation with Biden's group was keeping, saying that the change was important for a commonly concurred delay for the Christmas season, The Hill detailed. 

"After the commonly settled upon occasion stop, which starts tomorrow, we will proceed with the progress and rescheduled gatherings from today...Again, I stay focused on a full and straightforward change - this is the thing that our country expects and the DoD will convey AS IT ALWAYS HAS," said Miller in an articulation on Friday. 

The acting Defense Secretary likewise demanded that the Department has not dropped or declined any meeting with the Biden progress and that 139 gatherings with 265 authorities have just been directed, as indicated by The Hill. 

Recently, The Washington Post announced the Trump organization was impeding gatherings between change authorities and insight offices that fall under the Pentagon's control, including the National Security Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency. 

This comes after the US Electoral College confirmed Biden's success in the official decisions, in the midst of rehashed claims of citizen extortion made by Trump. (ANI)

Pakistan's Covid-19 monitoring body chief tests COVID-19 positive

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Islamabad [Pakistan], December 19: Pakistan's Covid observing body, National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) boss Asad Umar has tried positive for the infection, he affirmed on Friday. 

"Just got my Coronavirus test result and it is positive," tweeted Umar, who is additionally the nation's Planning and Development Minister, announced Geo News. 

He further educated that he will be confining at his home. 

On December 2, Federal Minister for Law and Justice Barrister Farogh Naseem had tried positive for Covid-19, as indicated by ARY News. 

Pakistan's Covid-19 inspiration rate as of now is at 7.59 percent, with near 3000 diseases and 84 passings revealed in the course of recent hours, detailed Geo News. 

The count of Covid cases in Pakistan has arrived at 451,494, alongside 9,164 passings, as per the most recent update by Johns Hopkins University. (ANI)

Moukoko becomes youngest goalscorer in Bundesliga history

Borussia Dortmund striker Youssoufa Moukoko (Photo/ Bundesliga Twitter)

Dortmund [Germany], December 19: Borussia Dortmund's striker Youssoufa Moukoko has become the most youthful goalscorer in the Bundesliga (German football rivalry). 

The striker accomplished the accomplishment against Hertha Berlin on Friday (neighborhood time). In the match, he fell off the seat for Erling Haaland and he enrolled the objective in the 60th moment of the match. 

With this awesome strike, Moukoko turned into the most youthful goalscorer at 16 years old years and one day. 

Moukoko has broken the record which was set a half year back by Florian Wirtz, who was 17 years and 34 days old when he enrolled an objective for Leverkusen towards the finish of the 2019-20 season. 

Prior, the striker had broken the records of the most youthful Bundesliga start and the most youthful player to highlight in the Champions League, announced. 

This was likewise Moukoko's first objective for Borussia Dortmund. In any case, this strike didn't assist the side with enlisting a success as Hertha Berlin dominated the game 2-1. 

For Hertha Berlin, Taiwo Awoniyi and Marvin Friedrich enrolled objectives in the 57th and 78th minutes individually. 

Dortmund is right now at fourth spot in Bundesliga standings with 22 focuses from 13 matches. 

The side will next interpretation of Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga on January 3. (ANI)

Poland reports 11,013 new COVID-19 cases

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Warsaw [Poland], December 19: Poland affirmed on Friday 11,013 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the nation's complete caseload to 1,182,864, as indicated by the nation's wellbeing service. 

The service additionally detailed 426 new passings from the infection, raising the public loss of life to 24,771. 

The Polish government reported on Thursday a cross country lockdown from December 28 to January 17 out of a push to contain the COVID-19 scourge. (ANI/Xinhua)

Homeless in Delhi take refuge in night shelters to cope with chilly weather

Visual from the night shelter in Kashmere Gate area (Photo/ANI)

New Delhi [India], December 19: The chilly climate conditions holding the public capital have become a trial for the city's vagrants to endure the crisp evenings, following which a gathering of individuals took asylum at the night covers in the Kashmere Gate region, Delhi. 

IMD has determined a base temperature of four degrees Celsius in Delhi for now. 

Addressing ANI, the guardian of the night cover stated, "Thirty individuals are remaining here. Sanitizer and veils have been made accessible for everybody taking into account COVID." 

The overseer further attested that individuals here are given blanket and any remaining vital offices to make their stay simple. 

"In the event that somebody falls wiped out we send them to Mohalla center here or on the off chance that somebody is fundamentally sick, we do send them to the close by emergency clinic," he added. 

Addressing ANI, Rajesh, an individual taking safe house here stated, "We can rest here however there is no plan for food. We can benefit free clinical administrations and medications on the off chance that we become sick." 

Individuals here were seen resting while at the same time keeping up distance in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. (ANI)

Spain to start vaccinations against COVID-19 on Dec 27: health minister

Spanish Health Minister Salvador Illa (Photo Credit - Reuters)

Madrid [Spain], December 19: Spanish Health Minister Salvador Illa said on Friday that immunizations against COVID-19 will start in Spain on December 27. 

The principal immunizations will utilize the BioNTech Pfizer antibody, with the primary dosages showing up in Spain on December 26. 

"On the off chance that Europe has concurred that inoculation starts in an organized way, in Spain we will begin the principal conceivable day," Illa said at a question and answer session. 

The wellbeing priest said that he is trusting that European specialists will affirm the quantity of dosages that Spain will get, however guaranteed that it will be "an impartial conveyance." 

Illa additionally communicated his expectation that around "20 million residents" will have been vaccinated by May or June. 

"This implies the beginning of the finish of the pandemic, it isn't the finish of the pandemic, we should keep our gatekeeper up, yet it is the beginning of the end," said the pastor. (ANI/Xinhua)

Brazil's Covid-19 death toll tops 185,000

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Brasilia [Brazil], December 19: Brazil's Covid-19 loss of life rose to 185,650 on Friday after 823 additional patients passed on from the illness in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health said. 

In a similar period, tests distinguished 52,544 instances of contamination, raising the complete caseload to 7,162,978 since the beginning of the flare-up in Brazil on February 26. 

The national government distributed a goal in the Government Gazette declaring that, as of December 30, the two Brazilians and outsiders showing up at air terminals should have the option to introduce negative aftereffects of a COVID-19 test. Land and beach front outskirts will stay shut. (ANI/Xinhua)

Class 3 student from Odisha collected over 5,000 matchboxes from different countries

The girl, Dibyanshi has collected over 5,000 matchboxes from different countries

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], December 19: Unlike numerous who may like to click pictures and save them as a diary from occasions, a class three student from Bhubaneswar has an uncommon energy for gathering matches boxes from across the globe. The young lady, Dibyanshi has gathered more than 5,000 matchboxes from various nations up until now. 

Addressing ANI, the young lady said that she didn't venture out to all the spots and rather requested that her family members bring matchboxes at whatever point they travel to another country. 

She said that she got the leisure activity likely from her dad, a natural life picture taker, who used to bring matches from any place he voyaged. 

"My dad is a natural life picture taker and ventures a great deal. I likewise request that my family members bring matchboxes to me. I have coordinated them as per different topics. My dad is a natural life picture taker. He ventures a ton and he brings matchboxes from that point. At that point I began gathering it," she told ANI. 

Dibyanshi has matchboxes from various nations across the globe including Nepal, Poland, Bhutan, Japan, Bangladesh. 

"At the point when my family members and companions travel to another country, they bring matchboxes to me. I have gathered more than 5,000 matchboxes up until now. I do this in my recreation time. My folks help to secure these matchboxes," she said. 

Her mom Gopa Mohanty said that she has been gathering matchboxes throughout the previous three years. 

"His dad used to travel a great deal and brought a matchbox for his companion. The matchbox bundling had a generally excellent plan. Along these lines, she inquired as to whether she can keep it with her. She has been gathering matchboxes throughout the previous three years. His dad's companions and family members used to bring matchboxes for her. We keep these matchboxes in plastic boxes," Mohanty said. (ANI)

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