TNI Morning Headlines – February 04, 2021

Morning News Headlines - February 4

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Odisha News

➡️ 15th Finance Commission: Odisha enlisted in the bottom 10 in the indices of per capita income.

➡️ Odisha 12th Poorest in Doctor – Population Ratio In Country.

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➡️ Odisha reports 87 new Covid-19 positive cases and 1 death in the last 24 hours. Active cases stand at 910.

➡️ The ongoing border dispute between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh heated with the neighbouring state allegedly changing the name of three villages in the Koraput district for conducting gram panchayat elections.

➡️ Cuttack: The Orissa High Court quashed a Lokayukta order for Vigilance inquiry into the corruption allegations leveled against Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigarhi.

➡️ Bhubaneswar: The State government announced the extension of the deadline for filing the forms for upcoming annual Matric examinations.

➡️ The Centre has directed the State Commerce and Transport Department of Odisha to submit a report on the old and unfit vehicles within 15 days.

➡️ IMD warns of a cold wave in Odisha in the next 24 hours.

➡️ Odisha gets Rs 5528 crore for Railway projects.

➡️ Sundergarh: 2 Elephants died after being hit by a train in Rourkela.

➡️ Odisha Government allegedly commenced Ekamra Kshetra beautification project without the approval of the Archaeological Survey of India.

India News

➡️ India reports 12,899 new COVID-19 cases, 17,824 recoveries, and 107 deaths in the last 24 hours. 

➡️ India becomes the fastest country in the world to vaccinate 4 million citizens.

➡️ The US State Department backs agricultural reforms in India, but supports rights to protests and cautions against Internet restrictions.

➡️ Indian Medical Association stated that 734 doctors have died till now due to the Covid-19 virus in India.

➡️ Supreme Court rejects plea seeking a judicial probe into Republic day violence.

➡️ Maharashtra: Colleges to reopen from February 15 with 50% students on a rotational basis.

➡️ Gujarat ex-CM Shankersinh Vaghela will rejoin the Congress Party for state polls.

➡️ Delhi: Police personnel, sanitation workers to get Covid-19 shots from tomorrow onwards.

➡️ Centre announces a project worth 8000 crores to develop eight new cities to meet growing urbanisation demands.

➡️ Actress Kangana Ranaut sparks off a row by terming agitating farmers as ‘terrorists’.

➡️ Sachin Tendulkar, Akshay Kumar, and other Bollywood celebrities back govt amid tweets from Rihanna, Greta.

➡️ Multiple rape complaints filed against NCP leader Dhananjay Munde by his live-in partner and her sister.

➡️ PM Narendra Modi’s brother Prahlad Modi staged a dharna at the Lucknow airport alleging that police arrested his supporters who had come to receive him.

➡️ Lok Sabha was adjourned repeatedly as opposition party members continued to protest against the farm laws.

➡️ As a part of the International COVAX facility, India is likely to get 97 million doses of the Astra Zeneca Covid-19 vaccine.

➡️Environmentalist Greta Thunberg’s toolkit on farmers’ protest creates uproar on social media.

World News

➡️ Britain to assess immune responses generated by combining AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccine in the two-shot regimen.

➡️The US nominates Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement for the Nobel Peace Prize.

➡️Social distancing norms revamped in South Korea amid the fourth wave of Covid-19.

➡️ Saudi Arabia bans international flights from 20 countries, including India.

➡️ Covid-19 negative test mandatory for arrival in Sweden.

➡️ Myanmar Citizens urged people to boycott military-linked products and services in the country.

➡️ Tik Tok plans to block users under the age of 13 in Italy after a girl dies.

➡️ Pakistan starts countrywide Covid-19 vaccination drive.

➡️ US President Biden in discussion with automobile sector to find the solution for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

➡️ US President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris visits US Capitol to police officers killed in the riot.

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