TNI Morning News Headlines – December 22, 2020


Odisha News

? Odisha reports 319 Covid-19 cases including 184 quarantine and 135 local contact cases in 24 hours. Total cases now stand at 326915 including 321956 recoveries & 3063 active cases.

? Sundargarh reports 72 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours followed by Angul (35) and Khordha (23).

? Odisha reports 4 new COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours. Toll mounts to 1,843.

? Cold wave sweeps several parts of the State. Mercury levels drops below 10 degree Celcius in 13 places. Phulbani records the lowest at 4 degree Celcius followed by Daringbadi (5.5) Jharsuguda (5.8): Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar.

? Fake cement manufacturing factory busted in Jagatpur area of Cuttack.

? Nayagarh Pari murder case: Process begins to dry up Jadupur village pond to collect evidence.

? 3 youths from Choudwar area arrested over multi-crore GST fraud in Cuttack.

? Several idols stolen from Dakhya Prajapati temple in Banapur of Khordha district.

PM Modi releases postal stamp as part of centenary celebrations of Aligarh Muslim University

India News

? India records 19,556 new infections, 301 deaths in the last 24 hours.

? Total case tally stands at 1,00,75,116 including 2,92,518 active cases, 96,36,487 cured cases & 1,46,111 deaths.

? A total of 16,31,70,557 samples tested for COVID-19 up to December 21. Of these, 10,72,228 samples were tested yesterday: ICMR.

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? Counting of votes for 280 constituencies of District Development Council (DDC) underway.

? Kanta Prasad, the 80-year-old owner of Baba Ka Dhaba in Malviya Nagar has started a new restaurant in Delhi.

? Delhi: Air quality dips in the national capital as overall Air Quality Index (AQI) stands at 329 (very poor category).

? 12 terrorists have surrendered during live encounters with security forces this year in Jammu & Kashmir.

? Prime Minister Narendra Modi releases postal stamp via video conferencing as part of centenary celebrations of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

? Passengers who arrived from United Kingdom have been sent to institutional quarantine in Mumbai in the wake of new Coronavirus strain.

? India records 60% rise in number of leopards.

? Russia to jointly produce Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine with India’s Dr Reddy’s Laboratories.

? Rupee slips 16 paise to 73.95 against US dollar in early trade.

? Sensex jumps 302.29 points to 45,856.25 in opening session; Nifty rises 94.95 points to 13,423.35.

World News

? Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli calls a meeting of his supporters inside the ruling Nepal Communist Party.

? Donald Trump awards PM Modi with Legion of Merit for elevating India-US ties.

? US President-elect Joe Biden receives Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine publicly in Delaware, live on television.

? Global Covid-19 cases top 73.7 Million, Death toll crosses 1.70 Million.

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