Our weekly news roundup brings you a short and quick update of what’s happening and what’s trending around the globe. Have a look.
With news pouring in from all over the world every second, we know it’s difficult to keep up. With ‘Work From Home’ becoming ‘Work Without Time Limit’, who has the time to check out what’s happening outside the office? Last week was a tedious one and we are here to give you a quick weekly news roundup.
Here’s what made it to the headlines in the past week:
Russia announced the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine, ‘Sputnik V’
Russia became the first country in the world to launch its first vaccine against the novel coronavirus. The production of the first batch of the vaccine is currently in process. As per Russian Health Minister, 1 lakh people have already been vaccinated against the virus.
Moscow will start vaccinating at-risk groups against the coronavirus this weekend, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced Thursdayhttps://t.co/kZvV2ck4E8
— The Moscow Times (@MoscowTimes) December 4, 2020
President-elect Biden elected a historical all-female communications team
US President-elect Joe Biden selected the members of his communications team to hire mostly women, including several women of colour. The decision has been applauded across the world for ensuring diversity and representation.
President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris today announced new members of the White House staff who will serve in senior communications roles.
For the first time in history, these communications roles will be filled entirely by women.https://t.co/SjWAWJg941
— Biden-Harris Presidential Transition (@Transition46) November 29, 2020
Farmers continue to protest against Farm Law Bill; Centre engaging in talks
Farmers Protest in Delhi has entered its ninth day. The Centre had staged a discussion of three union ministers with the farmers on Thursday, 3rd December. However, no resolution has come out of it. The next meeting will be held on Saturday, 5th December.
#ExpressFrontPage | These provisions actually represent the heart of the most contested legislation passed in the last Parliament session. Amendments to them can, thus, tantamount to a virtual rollback of the law.https://t.co/95csoLwqLL
— The Indian Express (@IndianExpress) December 4, 2020
COVID-19 Update: PM Modi in meeting with all-party leaders to discuss vaccine
India’s coronavirus case count now stands at 95.71 lakh crossing the 90 lakh mark. Meanwhile, the death toll has risen to 1,39, 188. The number of current active cases in the country is 4,16,082. Currently, PM Modi‘s all-party meeting is underway which has been joined by about 12 leaders from prominent political parties across India.
India still continues to have one of the lowest cases per million population in the world (6,936).#IndiaFightsCorona pic.twitter.com/lf0ogcxyyS
— Prasar Bharati News Services पी.बी.एन.एस. (@PBNS_India) December 4, 2020
Actor Elliot Page identified himself as transgender in an overwhelming note on social media
Umbrella Academy actor Elliot Page took to social media to announce that he identifies as transgender. “My pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot. I feel lucky to be writing this,” the post read. Read more about it here.
— Elliot Page (@TheElliotPage) December 1, 2020
Reality show, ‘MX TakaTak Fame House’ teaser released; features famous digital creators
‘MX TakaTak Fame House’ an MX Original will include 18 digital creators who will live together in an exotic Spanish Villa for a week. A winner will be announced after a week of the battle for fame. Check out the trailer:
IND vs AUS 1st T20 today
India will today fight Australia in the 1st of the 3 part T20 match at the Oval Stadium, Canberra. The match will be streaming live on SonyLiv.com at 1.40 PM.
Australia have won the toss in the first T20I and they have opted to bowl first. #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/jWbp8uVJXU
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 4, 2020
F1 driver Romain Grosjean escaped death in a horror crash
Formula One driver Romain Grosjean witnessed a horrid crash of his Haas at Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix on 29th November. Grosjean miraculously escaped the burning car which split into two. The driver was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital. He only sustained burns on his hands.
Haas F1 Team Statement: Romain Grosjean – Medical Update#HaasF1 pic.twitter.com/WqofSCeNJM
— Haas F1 Team (@HaasF1Team) November 30, 2020