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To counter the Omicron COVID variant, the UK requires anyone entering the country to take a PCR test within the second day of arrival & isolate till then, says Boris Johnson. T
The railway is constructing the world’s tallest bridge pier in Manipur which is a part of the 111 km long Jiribam-Imphal railway project Sandeep Sharma, Chief Engineer of the project informed, “With the completion of the project the 111 km of distance will be covered in 2-2.5 hrs.”
Due to torrential rains observed in the city for the past few days, several regions in Chennai were partially submerged in floodwater.
Tamil Nadu | Several areas in Chennai partially submerged in floodwater after torrential rains over the past few days

Visuals from the Ashok Nagar area pic.twitter.com/IaerqUV80u
 
All the Schools in Delhi will reopen from 29.11.2021 for all classes. pic.twitter.com/wOHR7Y9CJ9
 
Union MoS Jitendra Singh told ANI, “Developed at National Aerospace Laboratories it can be used in hilly states like J&K, Himachal, Arunachal where transportation isn’t easy & it’s difficult for health workers to transport vaccines”.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in Mohali said, “Channi Sahab said electricity has been made free in Punjab. I ask you if you have access to free electricity. Who all are such beneficiaries? Did he lie? I’ve brought bills of Delhi’s 1 Lakh consumers.35 Lakh consumers received zero electricity bill last month”.
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad in Kashmir’s Kulgam said, “Usually, UTs are upgraded to state. But in our case, the state was downgraded to UT. It’s like demoting DGP to the post of thanedaar, CM to MLA, and chief secretary to Patwari. No wise man can do this.”
New variant is a serious threat.

High time GOI gets serious about providing vaccine security to our countrymen.

Bad vaccination figures can’t be hidden for long behind one man’s photo. #Omicron pic.twitter.com/3J7E8TEwXT
 
BKU leader Rajveer Singh Jadaun in Delhi informed, “In today’s meeting of SKM, we have decided to continue to protest until Govt holds talks with us over MSP, the death of farmers during the protest, & the Lakhimpur violence matter. We do not agree with Govt’s announcements today”. 
“We will come to find talent in the rural areas. They will be chosen, tested, polished and made capable of turning into diamonds so that they bring laurels to India. Ravi Dahiya of the future will be found like this.”
“If you look at medal winners, you will realise that they are not from affluent households. Those with fire in their belly and the sense to do & achieve something, those from rural areas are winning medals for India,” he added.
Aircel Maxis case: Delhi court issues summons to former Union Minister P Chidambaram, his son Karti Chidambaram and others in ED and CBI cases. The court takes cognizance of the charge sheets filed by probe agencies in the matter.
After Narendra Singh Tomar’s appeal to protesting farmers, unions have called off the demonstration scheduled for November 29. Earlier today, Tomar had asked the farmers to end their agitation and ‘go home’.
PM Narendra Modi chaired a comprehensive meeting which lasted for almost 2 hours to review the public health preparedness & vaccination-related situation for Covid-19 today morning: PMO
PM Narendra Modi chaired a comprehensive meeting which lasted for almost 2 hours to review the public health preparedness & vaccination-related situation for Covid-19 today morning: PMO pic.twitter.com/inne5zdyka
Delhi Congress leader Mukesh Goel joins Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the presence of Deputy CM Manish Sisodia.
Delhi Congress leader Mukesh Goel joins Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the presence of Deputy CM Manish Sisodia. pic.twitter.com/7OOiNHaZrZ
 
Children are allowed to go to Sabarimala temple without RT-PCR test report, says Kerala Govt However, adults will require either the final vaccination certificate or an RTPCR negative certificate within 72 hours to enter temple premises 
 
15 fire fighters have rushed to the spot. No casualties are reported as yet. 
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar announced today that a committee will be formed to deliberate on the issues of crop diversification, zero-budget farming, and making the MSP system more transparent and effective. 
“This committee will have representatives from farmers’ organizations. With the constitution of this committee, farmers’ demand on MSP stands fulfilled,” said Tomar. 
“Farmer organizations had demanded to decriminalize stubble burning by farmers. The government of India has accepted this demand as well,” the Minister said. 
“As far as cases registered during the protest are concerned, it comes under the jurisdiction of state governments and they will take a decision. The state governments will decide on the issue of compensation too, as per their state policy,” he clarified.
While speaking to CNN, chief medical advisor to the US President and director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr Fauci, said, “Right now you’re talking about sort of like a red flag that this might be an issue- but we don’t know.” He clarified that once it is tested it would be clear whether the new COVID strain “does or does not evade the antibodies that we make- for example against the virus, through a vaccine.”  
“US scientists are in very active discussion with South African specialists to learn more about the molecular makeup of the variant so that researchers can examine for the variant in the United States. This kind of data also can help investigators better foretell how well current COVID-19 vaccines may work against the variant,” Fauci told CNN.
The administration of Andhra Pradesh said on Friday that 44 people have died as a result of floods triggered by the state’s unprecedented rain. According to a statement released by the state government, the floods devastated a total of 1990 villages in 119 mandals in four districts namely — Kadapa, Chittoor, Anantapur, and Nellore — with 211 villages entirely flooded, 44 persons killed, and 16 people still missing.
“The rains, which started after the first week of this month, continue to fall today. The Rains began on the 16-17th. As never seen before in history, heavy rains inundated Rayalaseema. On the streets of Tirumala and in the town of Tirupati, we have experienced heavy rains and vehicles being washed away,” the statement said. “Four buses were stuck in the flood, where an RTC bus had fallen from Nadaluru bridge, causing 10 people to succumb to death and the rest were rescued by SDRF teams. 10 others had died at Sivalayam which is on the banks of the river,” it said.
A collision took place between MVs Aviator & Atlantic Grace in the Gulf of Kutch on Nov 26 night. No casualties, oil slick reported. Indian Coast Guard ships in the area including pollution control vessel on stand-by in the vicinity & monitoring the situation: PRO Defence, Gujarat.
A collision took place between MVs Aviator & Atlantic Grace in Gulf of Kutch on Nov 26 night. No casualties, oil slick reported. Indian Coast Guard ships in area including pollution control vessel on stand-by in the vicinity & monitoring the situation: PRO Defence, Gujarat pic.twitter.com/S9wgsYaHrQ
 
Amid concerns over the new South Africa COVID strain, Mumbai announces genome sequencing for those arriving from South Africa. 
Bengaluru-Patna GoAir flight with 139 passengers & crew members on board makes an emergency land at Nagpur airport due to technical glitch, as per an official of Nagpur airport.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath asserted that Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Akhilesh Yadav must repent and apologise for what entailed in the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots. Further, CM Yogi claimed the state’s law and order, under the SP regime, was disrupted while girls and women were unsafe. 
“There were riots every second day. Who can forego the Muzaffarnagar riots? Who can forget the Kosi Kalan riots? Disturbance and commotion erupted on a daily basis. Day to day rioting in Bareilly cannot be forgotten either.  Who can let go of all that?” CM Yogi Adityanath asked. 
With the objective to motivate the youth of Jammu and Kashmir to join the armed forces, the Indian Army held an interactive program in the border district of Samba. The initiative has been taken to urge the youth to join Indian Armed forces and make them aware of the operational preparedness. 
As a part of this program, college students including children from border districts partook and they were educated about weapons used by the Army to combat enemies. Further, details regarding various weaponry including anti-tank guided missiles, Sig Sauer assault rifles (SiG 716), and their effectiveness were briefed to them.
State Revenue and Disaster Management Minister KKSSR Ramachandran in Chennai stated, “Eight people have died in rain-related incidents in Tamil Nadu, out of which 3 people lost their lives yesterday. Two teams of NDRF have been deployed in Chinglepet and one in Kanchipuram.”
“Waterlogging has been reported at 220 places in Chennai, out of which water is cleared at 34 places. The process to pump out floodwater is ongoing at 127 places,” he added. 
Gujarat mandates RT-PCR testing for travellers landing at the airports in the state from Europe, UK, Brazil, South Africa, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Hong Kong over the new variant concerns
“After the announcement of the repeal of the three farm laws, there is no point in continuing farmers’ agitation. I urge farmers to end their agitation and go home,” Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said.
#WATCH | After the announcement of the repeal of the three farm laws, there is no point in continuing farmers’ agitation. I urge farmers to end their agitation and go home: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar pic.twitter.com/2noFm5MZsF
 
The Central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to introduce the all-important Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021 on the opening day of the winter session on Monday, November 29. Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar will move the bill for introduction and passage. The move comes as a show of the government’s quick response to its promise to the farmers. PM Modi had announced the decision to repeal the three contentious farm laws earlier last week.
An official bulletin on Friday confirmed that the repeal legislation will be listed at the Lok Sabha on the opening day of the winter session. Minister Narendra Tomar will push the bill for passage. Meanwhile, the opposition is adamant to discuss the bill in the House in order to attack the government. The opposition which had earlier spoken against the laws will bring up the issues faced by the farmers during the tenure of the protest.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, along with other state officials, at Gyan Bhawan, Patna, took an oath on November 26, to abstain from alcohol consumption for the rest of their life, pledging that the state’s liquor prohibition law will be enforced more effectively in the future. The CM urged people to help with the project since alcohol is detrimental to health and society. Media agency ANI posted a video of the event on Twitter with the caption, “Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and his cabinet and others present at Gyan Bhawan in Patna today took a pledge that they would neither consume liquor nor take part in any activity related to it.”
#WATCH | Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and his cabinet and others present at Gyan Bhawan in Patna today took a pledge that they would neither consume liquor nor take part in any activity related to it. pic.twitter.com/vAegajzxYa
The Nitish Kumar led government banned alcohol use in 2016. Kumar went on to say that since the legislation was implemented in 2016, the number of crimes and accidents has decreased across the state. The CM also recognised 31 officials, including police officers, for their efforts in enforcing the order. All law enforcement authorities must ensure that the ban is properly enforced across the state, he said, adding that all violators, including government employees, will face harsh penalties, according to several media reports. Patna police recently raided many hotels and wedding halls in the state capital, arresting several people on suspicion of consuming and distributing alcohol.
“Akhilesh had laid the foundation stone of Purvanchal Expressway, but after 2017 it was found that the work was zero per cent. Tenders were issued, but there was no land,” CM Adityanath said to Republic TV. 
#EXCLUSIVE | Akhilesh had laid the foundation stone of Purvanchal Expressway, but after 2017 it was found that the work was zero percent. Tenders were issued, but there was no land: @myogiadityanath to Republic

Watch here – https://t.co/rGQJsiKgt2 pic.twitter.com/mAAgW1Ze4l
 

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