Three months after passing an amendment to sanction a new political map that identifies Kalapani in Uttarakhand as its own, Nepal has inscribed the changes in its academic curriculum and currency. A book for higher secondary students includes the disputed Kalapani as Nepal’s territory and the Central Bank has been allowed to mint one and two-rupee coins with the new map.
India’s Covid-19 case tally crosses 52-lakh mark with a spike of 96,424 new cases & 1,174 deaths in last 24 hours. The total case tally stands at 52,14,678 including 10,17,754 active cases, 41,12,552 cured/discharged/migrated & 84,372 deaths, said the health ministry. Globally, over 30 million people have been infected with the coronavirus. Stay with TOI for live updates.
US drug developer Novavax Inc said on Tuesday it was doubling its potential Covid-19 vaccine manufacturing capacity to two billion doses annually under an agreement with Serum Institute of India, sending its shares up about 7%. In August, Novavax signed a deal with Serum Institute to produce a minimum of one billion doses of its vaccine candidate.
The Covid-19 death toll in India reached 80,776 on Tuesday, with total number of cases going over 49 lakh. Stay with TOI for latest updates. Covid fatality and recovery rates stand at 1.67% & 77.65% respectively.
Two Indian officials said Chinese troops were laying a network of optical fibre cables near the Himalayan border with India, suggesting they were digging in for the long haul despite high-level talks aimed at resolving a stand-off there.
In a major diplomatic jolt to China, Germany has decided to focus on maintaining stronger partnerships with democratic countries in the India-Pacific region in order to promote the rule of law. Berlin’s drift towards the India-Pacific strategy comes as Europe has expressed concerns over China’s track record on human rights and its economic dependence on the Asian country.
India registered 92,071 new Covid cases & 1,136 deaths in the last 24 hours pushing the country’s caseload to cross the 48 lakh mark. The total case tally stands at 48,46,428 and death toll is at 79,722. Stay with TOI for latest updates:
A high intense drama unfolded on Wednesday after Kangana Ranaut landed in Mumbai from her home state Himachal Pradesh amid protests by Shiv Sena workers at the airport over her remarks on Mumbai police. Although court stayed the demolition process of her office, the actress has been taking on the Sena Government of “movie mafia” through social media. Take a look at all the live updates here:
Indian Army has occupied heights overlooking the Chinese Army positions at Finger 4 along the Pangong Tso lake, according to sources. Meanwhile, foreign minister S Jaishankar has met his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Moscow today. The MEA has confirmed that India will take up the issue of the current situation in eastern Ladakh with Wang Yi during the meeting. Stay with TOI for all live updates