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UK Queen urges people to ‘think about others’ and get vaccinated
UK’s Queen Elizabeth II has urged people to “think about others rather than themselves” and get the COVID-19 vaccine when they’re offered one. On being asked about her experience of getting the vaccine, the Queen said, “It was very quick…It didn’t hurt at all.” The 94-year-old monarch and her 99-yr-old husband, Prince Philip, got vaccinated against COVID-19 last month.
Canada govt: Concerned by sexual assaults during hotel quarantine
The Canadian government has expressed concerns over multiple incidents of sexual assault involving travelers during COVID-19 quarantine. A woman was assaulted in a room at a state-designated hotel while another was assaulted by a state-trained security guard. Canadian Conservative Party has asked for the suspension of the hotel quarantine program, but the government has decided against it.
Govt extends guidelines on COVID-19 surveillance till March 31
The Ministry of Home Affairs today issued an order to extend the existing guidelines for surveillance, containment and caution amid COVID-19 pandemic to remain in force up to March 31. The government further advised states and Union Territories to speed up the vaccination of the target population. There are 1,55,986 active coronavirus cases in India.
DU considers admissions based on combined board exams, entrance results
The Delhi University is considering an admission process based 50% on the Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) and 50% on board exam results. University’s Vice-Chancellor PC Joshi said DU will try to move away from looking at board exam percentages and will consider percentiles instead. “The Centre is coming out with the CUCET,” Joshi further said.
Petroleum Minister Pradhan: Fuel prices will come down after winters
Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said that the fuel prices will “come down a little” after winters. “It’s an international matter, price is high due to increase in demand, it happens in winters,” Pradhan added. Petrol was sold at ₹90.93 per liter and diesel at ₹81.31 in Delhi on Friday. In Mumbai, petrol prices jumped to as high as ₹97.34.
Deepika mobbed by hawkers outside restaurant, woman tries to pull her bag
A video has surfaced online showing actress Deepika Padukone being mobbed by hawkers outside a restaurant in Mumbai. In the video, a woman, seemingly trying to sell “tissues”, can be seen trying to pull the actress’ bag. Deepika was heard saying, “Ek minute, ek minute.” The actress’ security managed to rush her into her car.
Reports claim Emma Watson will retire to spend time with her boyfriend
After reports claimed ‘Harry Potter’ actress Emma Watson will retire from acting to spend time with boyfriend Leo Robinton. Her manager clarified to EW, “Emma’s social media accounts are dormant but her career isn’t.” Earlier, Daily Mail had stated, “Emma Watson has gone ‘dormant’ according to her agent.” Fans had taken to Twitter to request her to not quit films.
India beat England within 2 days in D-N Test at world’s largest stadium
India defeated England by 10 wickets on Thursday to win the Day-Night Test in Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium. The world’s largest sports stadium, within two days. With this, India took a 2-1 lead in the four-match Test series. The match witnessed left-arm spinner Axar Patel become the first bowler to take 11 wickets in a Day-Night Test match.
Fast bowler Vinay Kumar announces retirement from all forms of cricket aged 37
Fast bowler Vinay Kumar on Friday retired from all forms of cricket aged 37. Sharing a note on Twitter, Vinay wrote, “Today ‘Davangere Express’ after running for 25 years and passing so many stations of cricketing life has finally arrived at a station called ‘Retirement’.” He represented India in 1 Test, 31 ODIs, and 9 T20Is and took 49 wickets.
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