? Odisha reports 325 Covid-19 cases including 187 quarantine and 138 local contact cases in 24 hours. Total cases now stand at 327867 including 322972 recoveries & 2989 active cases.
? Khordha reports 36 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours followed by Sundargarh (33).
? Odisha reports 3 new COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours. Toll mounts to 1,853.
? Tea-seller and Social worker Padma Shri D Prakash Rao tests positive for COVID-19.
? Cuttack and Gajapati District Collectors test positive for COVID-19.
? Two accused of thrashing Nandighosha TV reporter at Jadupur in Nayagarh arrested.
? Poems of Kosli poet and Padma Shri Haldhar Nag find a place in Gulzar’s New Book.
? Devotees attend mass prayer at churches across the State following Covid-19 protocols.
? India records 23,068 new infections, 336 deaths in the last 24 hours.
? Total case tally stands at 1,01,46,846 including 2,81,919 active cases, 97,17,834 cured cases & 1,47,092 deaths.
? Malayalam Film Director Shanavas Naranipuzha passes away in Kochi.
? PM Narendra Modi releases Rs 18,000 crore as the next instalment of financial benefit under PM Kisan Samman Nidhi.
? Earthquake of magnitude measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit the Philippines’ capital Manila at 5:13 am on Friday.
? Govt is gearing up for roll-out of COVID19 vaccine across the country. the State level trainings completed in all States/UTs with the participation of more than 7000 district level trainees, except Lakshadweep: Govt of India.
? Delhi’s Sacred Heart Cathedral closed for visitors on Christmas.
? People across India celebrate Christmas amid Covid-19.
? PM Modi and other parliamentarians pay floral tribute to Bharat Ratna awardee Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya and former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee on their birth anniversaries.
? IMD recorded Minimum temperature of 4.6 degrees Celsius at Safdarjung, Delhi today.
? Farmers protest at Delhi’s borders with Haryana at Singhu and Tikri enters 30th day.