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Rashi Bisaria | December 10, 2020

Farmers reject Centre's 3-point draft proposal; call for pan-India protests on Dec 14

Farmer bodies protesting against the contentious farm bills have rejected the proposed amendments Centre suggested on Wednesday. The decision was followed by measures to further intesify the protests against the recently formed agriculture laws. Dissenting farmers, who have been protesting at borders of Delhi for the past 14 days, have said that they will block Delhi-Agra and Delhi-Jaipur highways on December 12. They have also called for nationwide protests on December 14.

RTGS to be available 24x7 from December 14: RBI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday announced that the money transfer facility, Real Time Gross Settlement System (RTGS), will be available round the clock on all days of the year from December 14, 2020. With this, India will become one of the few countries in the world to operate its RTGS system round the clock throughout the year, says the central bank.

India may approve Covid-19 vaccines in weeks, 300 million people on priority list

India may approve some coronavirus vaccines over the next few weeks and an estimated 300 million people would be inoculated in the first tranche, the country's top health official said on Tuesday. The Modi government has identified 300 million people, including healthcare workers, policemen, and citizens above the age of 50, who would be administered a vaccine on a priority basis.

Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine 70% effective: Lancet

Medical journal Lancet has reported that the coronavirus vaccine developed by British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and Oxford University is 70.4 per cent effective against the coronavirus. This is the first time that the efficacy result of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate has been published in a scientific journal.  

Cabinet approves Atmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana; to cost Rs 1,584 crore this year

Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved employment generation scheme Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana at an expenditure of Rs 1,584 crores for the current financial year and Rs 22,810 crores for the entire scheme period i.e. 2020-2023. The Atmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana scheme, which aims to create more formal jobs, to benefit around 58.5 lakh employees, said Union Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar while briefing media after Cabinet meeting.

Kanika Kapoor, Rhea Chakraborty among Google's top-searched terms of 2020

Search engine giant Google has revealed its top-searched terms for 2020. US President-elect Joe Biden is the most searched personality of the year in India, according to Google. Biden is followed by news anchor Arnab Goswami. In the third place, is retired singer Kanika Kapoor known for songs such as 'Baby Doll' and 'Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan'. Kapoor had made headlines in earlier in the year when she was tested positive for COVID-19 in April. She was among the first celebrities to be tested positive for the virus. Following Kapoor in the fourth place is actress Rhea Chakraborty who was at the centre of the Sushant Singh Rajput death case.

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