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Representatives of several farmer unions hold a meeting near Singhu border (Haryana-Delhi border) as their protest against the farm laws enters Day 11.

Sixth-round of talks between farmer unions and the Central government is scheduled to take place on December 9.

India Inc borrowings from foreign markets down 41pc to USD 2.03 bn in OctIndia Inc’s borrowing from foreign markets fell by nearly 41 per cent to around USD 2.03 billion in October this year compared to the year-ago period, according to the RBI data.The domestic firms had borrowed more than USD 3.41 billion from overseas markets in October 2019.No amount was raised by way of rupee-denominated bonds (RDBs) or masala bonds during the month under reporting in 2020 and 2019.India Inc borrowings from foreign markets down 41pc to USD 2.03 bn in OctChinese probe prepares to return moon rocks to EarthA Chinese probe that landed on the moon transferred rocks to an orbiter Sunday in preparation for returning samples of the lunar surface to Earth for the first time in almost 45 years, the space agency announced.The upper stage of the Change’e lander blasted off Friday from the lunar surface. If the mission succeeds, it will make China the third country after the United States and former Soviet Union to bring moon rocks to Earth.6 held at Delhi airport for smuggling gold, cigarettes worth Rs 1.79 crore: CustomsEconomy to reach pre-Covid-levels by end of FY2022: Niti AayogIndia’s economic growth is likely to reach pre-COVID-19 levels by the end of 2021-22 fiscal as the GDP contraction in this financial year is expected to be less than 8 per cent, Niti Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar said on Sunday.The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has also revised its forecast of economic growth for the current fiscal year (2020-21) to (-)7.5 per cent as against its earlier forecast of (-)9.5 per cent.Sikh-Americans hold protest rallies in US cities against farm laws in IndiaHundreds of Sikh-Americans have held peaceful protest rallies in several cities across the US in support of the Indian farmers who have been protesting against the new agricultural reforms in India.A large car caravan of protesters from various parts of California blocked the traffic on the Bay Bridge on Saturday as they moved towards the Indian Consulate in San Francisco, while several hundreds gathered in downtown Indianapolis.The protesters at both the places demanded the new laws be repealed, saying they would push Indian farmers towards poverty and give the corporate sectors a monopoly.Gujarat: Around 20 shops gutted in fire at Shyam Shikhar Complex in Bapunagar area of Ahmedabad.

“The reason behind the fire can be disclosed only after the investigation,” says Rajesh Bhatt, an official of the fire department.

Total Covid tests

Total number of samples tested up to December 5 is 14,69,86,575 including 11,01,063 samples tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

16 injured in fire at residential building in MumbaiAt least 16 people were injured after a fire broke out in a ground-plus-four floor residential building in Lalbaug area of Mumbai on Sunday morning, a fire official said.The blaze erupted around 7.20 am on the second floor of Sarabhai building in Ganesh Galli locality, he said.”It was a ‘level-one’ (minor) fire. Sixteen people were injured in the blaze. Twelve of them are undergoing treatment at KEM Hospital, while four have been sent to Global Hospital,” the official said.Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa pays floral tribute to Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar in Bengaluru

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa pays floral tribute to Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar at Vidhan Soudha in Bengaluru on… https://t.co/qLsNvBYWVO

— ANI (@ANI) 1607231037000’Shallow Fog’ in Delhi as temperature dips in Delhi; air quality remains ‘Very Poor’The national capital on Sunday experienced ‘shallow fog’ in the morning as the temperature dropped in the city, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.The IMD has forecast a minimum temperature of 13° Celsius and a maximum of 26° Celsius for today.The air quality index (AQI) at the national capital remains in the “very poor” category, according to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) at 9 am.A four-storeyed house was gutted in fire at Gujandli village of Shimla district yesterday.

Himachal Pradesh: A four-storeyed house was gutted in fire at Gujandli village of Shimla district yesterday. The fi… https://t.co/Bse3GZfxmg

— ANI (@ANI) 1607229208000Kalindi Kunj, Suraj Kund, Badarpur and Aaya Nagar borders are open from both sides for traffic movement: Delhi Traffic PolicePaying tributes to Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar

Maharashtra: Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray & state minister Ajit Pawar pay tributes to Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar at Chaityabhoomi in Mumbai on Mahaparinirvan Diwas. They also released a booklet on the life of Ambedkar.

Pfizer India seeks emergency use authorisation from DCGI for its COVID-19 vaccine in the country: official sources

PTI reports

India reports 36,011 new Covid cases

With 36,011 new COVID- 19 infections, India’s total cases rise to 96,44,222. With 482 new deaths, toll mounts to 1,40,182. Total active cases at 4,03,248. Total discharged cases at 91,00,792 with 41,970 new discharges in the last 24 hrs.

Farmers protest: Visuals from Tikri Border

Delhi: Farmers continue to camp at Delhi-Haryana border in Tikri to protest against the farm laws; security personn… https://t.co/DIW2kuOC3Y

— ANI (@ANI) 160722159400020 people injured in a cylinder blast in Lalbaug area of Mumbai, Maharashtra. Two fire brigade and two jumbo tankers are on the spot: Brihanmumbai Municipal CorporationFarmers protest

Delhi: Farmers protest at Burari's Nirankari Samagam Ground against recent farm laws enters 11th day. https://t.co/Pfx0cMDOZf

— ANI (@ANI) 1607224136000Britain is preparing to become the first country to roll out the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine this week, initially making the shot available at hospitals before distributing stocks to doctors’ clinics, the government said on Sunday. The first doses are set to be administered on Tuesday, with the National Health Service (NHS) giving top priority to vaccinating the over-80s, frontline healthcare workers and care home staff and residents.Kia Motors Corp said on Saturday it is recalling 295,000 U.S. vehicles for engine fire risks.

The Korean automaker said the recall covers some 2012-2013 model year Sorento, 2012-2015 Forte and Forte Koup, 2011-2013 Optima Hybrid, 2014-2015 Soul, and 2012 Sportage vehicles because an engine compartment fire can occur while driving.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth to get Covid-19 vaccine ‘in weeks’: reportsBritain’s Queen Elizabeth II will receive the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine within weeks, after UK regulators granted emergency approval and the world’s first roll-out begins next week, reports late Saturday said.The monarch, 94, and her 99-year-old husband Prince Philip are in line to get the jab early due to their age and will not receive preferential treatment, the Mail on Sunday reported.The newspaper said Britain’s most senior royals would reveal they have been given the inoculation “to encourage more people to take up the vital jab”, amid fears so-called anti-vaxxers could dent enthusiasm for it.National capital to experience ‘Shallow Fog’, as per IMD forecast.

Temperature drops in Delhi, India Meteorological Department forecasts minimum temperature of 13° Celsius & maximum… https://t.co/xWGHe6j7cJ

— ANI (@ANI) 1607220055000US President-elect Joe Biden has formally secured the number of Electoral College votes needed to clinch the White House next month after California certified his victory in the state on Friday. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla certified that the state is assigning its 55 electors after reviewing the election results, which pushes the former Vice President’s total number of electoral votes to 279 – nine more than required to be elected President, reported The Hill.UK cabinet ministers said they will back Prime Minister Boris Johnson over a no-deal Brexit. A total of thirteen cabinet ministers, including eight who opposed Brexit, said they would support no-deal if Johnson concludes that is necessary, the report said.Virus cases continue climbing in US during holiday seasonBritain in ‘final throw of the dice’ as EU trade talks set to restartBritain and European Union negotiators will meet in Brussels on Sunday in what the British team said was a final throw of the dice to clinch a post-Brexit trade deal.British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen spoke on Saturday, and instructed their teams to resume the talks in a last ditch attempt to bridge significant differences.Both sides acknowledge that time is running out to strike a deal before a transition arrangement expires at the end of the year and sources gave a pessimistic readout after Johnson and von der Leyen spoke on Saturday.President Donald Trump ripped Republican Gov. Brian Kemp at a rally for the state’s two Republican senators, hours after the governor refused a direct entreaty from the president to intervene to overturn Trump’s loss in the state. As the large crowd chanted “Stop the Steal”–what’s become a rallying cry for Republicans unwilling to accept Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in last month’s presidential election–Trump responded that “Your governor could stop it very easily if he knew what the hell he was doing.’More Netanyahu protests as Israel edges toward snap electionTrump says ‘we’re winning this election’ at first post-poll rallyAsteroid dust collected by Japan probe arrives on EarthIn a streak of light across the night sky, samples collected from a distant asteroid arrived on Earth on Sunday after being dropped off by Japanese space probe Hayabusa-2.Scientists hope the precious samples, which are expected to amount to no more than 0.1 grams of material, could help shed light on the origin of life and the formation of the universe.The capsule carrying samples entered the atmosphere just before 2:30 am Japan time (1730 GMT Saturday), creating a shooting-star-like fireball as it entered Earth’s atmosphere.Cyclone Burevi: Parts of Thoothukudi witness waterlogging following rainsLast rites of Dineshwar Sharma

Bihar: Last rites of Dineshwar Sharma, Lakshadweep Administrator and former interlocutor to Jammu and Kashmir was p… https://t.co/L6EivoTL7u

— ANI (@ANI) 1607210147000Brazil registers 43,209 new cases of coronavirus and 664 new covid-19 deaths

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