Top news of the day: Maharashtra agrees to treat Varavara Rao in private hospital; Pfizer ends COVID-19 vaccine trial with 95% efficacy, and more

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Decision comes after nudge from Bombay High Court.

Moderna on November 16 released preliminary data for its vaccine, showing similar effectiveness. The better-than-expected data from the two vaccines, both developed with new technology known as messenger RNA (mRNA), have raised hopes for an end to a resurgent pandemic that has killed more than 1.3 million people globally and wreaked havoc upon economies and daily life.

Issues specific criteria for potential donors and recipients.

Delhi has witnessed a surge in cases since October 28, when the daily rise breached the 5,000-mark for the first time, and crossed the 8,000-mark on November 11.

The troops in the front line were accommodated in heated tents as per tactical considerations of their deployment, a source said. The construction was completed by mid-October. Adequate civil infrastructure had also been identified to cater for any emergent requirements, the source added.

The veteran journalist, who is known for her vocal stand on many issues and rights of the lesser known voices across the North East, said the Guild was silent about her case, while it issued statements condemning the arrest of non-member Arnab Goswami whose arrest was not even on grounds of journalistic pursuits.

While the Supreme Court is hearing a similar petition filed on behalf of Mr. Kappan, the other three approached the High Court praying for their release from what they alleged “illegal custody”.

The Supreme Court has reserved its order on a plea by dismissed BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav, who claims that his nomination to contest from Varanasi in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls was rejected to orchestrate a “walkover” for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The male passenger, who was administered all possible medical help onboard, was declared dead after landing at Karachi, an the official said.

Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to end military operations in and around Nagorno-Karabakh in a ceasefire brokered by Russia.

With the current restrictions in Oslo, it would not be possible to carry out the ceremony or other parts of the Laureate’s traditional programme in a good and worthy manner, the Nobel Committee said in a statement.

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg defended at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing the safeguards against the use of their platforms to spread falsehoods and incite violence in the contest between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden. Republican senators, including Committee Chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham, revived complaints of censorship and anti-conservative bias against the social media platforms.

Users can switch on the ‘vanish mode’ and send messages that disappear automatically. The messages will vanish after they have been seen by the recipient or the when the sender leaves the chat.

A moratorium has been imposed on the bank and cash withdrawals have been capped at ₹ 25,000 per account.

The Indian women’s team is currently placed third in the ICC standings behind England.


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