India News LIVE Updates: Sputnik light COVID vaccine likely to be launched in India by December

The Russian Direct Investment Fund on Wednesday informed that Sputnik light COVID-19 vaccine will likely be launched in India by December this year. Addressing a press conference, the CEO of Russian Direct Investment Fund Kirill Dmitriev said, “We are hopeful for the launch of Sputnik light in India in December and we are working very well with Indian institutes.”

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Congress issues show-cause notice to its Patiala MP Preneet Kaur, wife of former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh, seeking explanation for her “anti-party activities”

Telangana reports 156 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death

12 of the 18 Congress MLAs in Meghalaya join TMC

Principal Opposition in Meghalaya is now Trinamool. Another huge setback for Congress.

Delhi Transport Department fixes fees for issuing speed limit device certificates at Rs 500, move to benefit commercial vehicle owners in national capital

US has reached a political agreement with India regarding the treatment of Digital Services Taxes (DSTs) during the interim period prior to full implementation of Pillar 1 of Organization for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD) agreement: USTR

Modi set to inaugurate new campus of Dr BR Ambedkar School of Economics University in Bengaluru on December 6

Can’t keep Kashmir with you by using muscle power, says PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti

“We decided to go with India of Gandhi Ji, which gave us Article 370, Article 35A & our own flag… If you want to keep J&K with you, reinstate Article 370 & Article 35A & solve Kashmir issue,” said Mufti.

Maharashtra: Central Railway announces to revert platform ticket price from Rs 50 to Rs 10 at CSMT, Dadar, LTT, Thane, Kalyan, and Panvel stations

Punjab CM writes to PM Modi regarding compensation to kin of those who died due to COVID-19

Gautam Gambhir has received another death threat mail from ‘ISIS Kashmir’: Delhi Police

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot writes to PM Narendra Modi, urges him to increase compensation for families of those who died due to COVID-19 from Rs 50,000 to Rs 4 lakh: Official statement

French police say ‘more than 20 dead’ in Channel migrant boat sinking

It’s shocking that govt statics about the death of people due to COVID have lots of discrepancies. We are talking to our state governments. Every state govt can provide Rs 1 lakh but the Central govt should give Rs 3 lakhs each to families of COVID victims

– KC Venugopal, Congress

Police order probe after document containing details of security arrangements for President Ram Nath Kovind’s two-day visit to Kanpur surface on some WhatsApp groups: Officials

Congress’ Punjab in-charge Harish Choudhary writes to party MP Preneet Kaur, seeking explanation within 7 days on reports of her anti-party activities

There is a great level of friendship between the Indian PM & the French president… Both of them are planning as to when they could meet in person. So I hope to bring some good news soon

– French Ambassador Emmanuel Lenain

In the meeting, 9 agenda items were taken for review including 8 projects & one scheme. These eight projects, having a cumulative cost of about Rs 20,000 crores, are concerning Bihar, MP, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra & West Bengal


IEA chief urges OPEC to take ‘necessary steps’ to lower oil prices

PM Narendra Modi today chaired the meeting of 39th edition of PRAGATI, the ICT based multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation, involving Centre and State governments


US jobless claims hit 52-year low after seasonal adjustments

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits plummeted last week to the lowest level in more than half a century, another sign that the US job market is rebounding rapidly from last year’s coronavirus recession.

US will not ‘sit idly’ if Iran drags out nuclear talks, envoy says

Over 119 Covid vaccine doses administered in India so far: Union Health Ministry

Six infrastructure firms, including Tata Projects Limited and L&T Limited, submit technical bids to construct executive enclave that will house PMO, Cabinet secretariat, India House and National Security Council Secretariat: CPWD official

Mamata Banerjee to visit Mumbai on November 30, will meet Uddhav Thackeray, Sharad Pawar

UK government urges all nationals to leave Ethiopia immediately

Congress general secretary K C Venugopal terms crossing over of some of its leaders to TMC ‘drama’, asserts that the party will not be weakened by such efforts and “no one can destroy it”

Sputnik light COVID vaccine to be launched in India by December: Kirill Dmitriev, CEO, Russian Direct Investment Fund

Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel will hold meetings with senior managers and business leaders regarding the Vibrant Gujarat Summit, in New Delhi on Thursday: CMO

New German government to aim for end of coal use by 2030: Coalition pact

New German government to legalise cannabis: Coalition pact

Centre-left-led alliance announces deal to form new German govt: Coalition pact

Reports AFP

I would not comment on this because these matters are either with investigating agencies or in the court

– Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra on being asked about farmers’ demand of action against him over the Lakhimpur Kheri violence

According to TMC party sources, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s meeting with the PM lasted for 30 mins

She raised the issue of pending dues with the Centre and her opposition of the centre’s decision to extend BSF jurisdiction in 3 states. She has invited PM Modi for a business conference to be held on 20-21 April 2022.

Authorities in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur district withdraw order offering 10 per cent discount on country liquor to people who take second COVID-19 vaccine jab: Official

There were only 2 airports in UP for last 70 years but now Jewar airport will be 10th airport to be built in UP in last 7 years. Soon we’ll see 17 airports in the state. Previously, only 25 destinations were covered but now 80 destinations are covered

– Civil Aviation Minister

Jewar airport (in Greater Noida) will help in the development of the nation. It will be Asia’s biggest airport. It will also create employment opportunities for more than 1 lakh people

– Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia

Karnataka reported 254 new COVID cases, 546 discharges, and 3 deaths today

Centre writes a letter to 13 states and UTs expressing concerns over less COVID testing


Maharashtra Congress Legislature Party writes to CM Uddhav Thackeray

CM Charanjit Singh Channi announced to increase the annual grant of Punjabi University, Patiala from Rs 114 crores to Rs 240 crores & to also take over the Rs. 150 crore financial liability of the university: Punjab Chief Minister’s Office

Russia’s health ministry will register Sputnik COVID vaccine for children aged 12-17 today, manufacturers say

Kerala reported 4,280 new COVID cases, 5,379 recoveries, and 35 deaths today

Congress MLA Aditi Singh and BSP MLA Vandana Singh joined BJP in UP

WB CM Mamata Banerjee meets PM Narendra Modi, invites him to inaugurate Global Business Meet

Spoke to PM on issues concerning West Bengal; on extension of BSF’s jurisdiction, asked for it to be withdrawn

– CM Mamata Banerjee

Doctor, nurses, & paramedical staff of Delhi’s Hindu Rao Hospital go on indefinite strike

Not all demands of farmers have been accepted. MSP is their basic demand. Govt should accept this demand and form a committee. If they do it, farmers would withdraw their protest

– Meghalaya Governor Satyapal Malik

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address the Constitution Day programme at Central Hall of Parliament on 26th November. He will also inaugurate the Constitution Day celebrations organised by the Supreme Court at Vigyan Bhawan: PMO

Two civilians killed missile attack in Syria

Two civilians were killed and seven others, including six soldiers, were injured during a fresh Israeli missile strike against sites in central Syria earlier on Wednesday, state news agency SANA reported. Citing a military source, the report said the civilians were critically wounded from the attack. The report said Israel was targeting areas in the central region and launched the missiles from Lebanon, most of which were intercepted by the Syrian air defenses missiles before reaching their targets.

Three terrorists neutralised by security forces and police in Srinagar’s Rambagh area.

BJP MP and former Cricketer Gautam Gambhir has allegedly received a second death threat from ‘ISIS Kashmir’. A video containing footage from outside his residence is also attached with the threat e-mail: Delhi Police

Police has neutralised three terrorists in Srinagar, say Jammu and Kashmir Police

Two terrorists killed in an ongoing encounter between terrorists and security forces in Srinagar, J&K; Operation continues: Sources

I congratulate farmers for their victory (on the issue of farm laws). They have emerged victorious. Narendra Modi and arrogance have been defeated. This struggle will continue until a law on MSP is made. I demand the Govt to bring a law on MSP: RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav

Total Rs 54 lakhs in cash found during the raid including Rs 13 lakhs recovered from one of the drainage pipes at the house of a PWD junior engineer: Mahesh Meghannanavar, SP, North Eastern Range, ACB

I congratulate farmers for their victory (on the issue of farm laws). They have emerged victorious. Narendra Modi and arrogance have been defeated. This struggle will continue until a law on MSP is made. I demand…

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