The new COVID variant in South Africa is the most heavily mutated version discovered so far.
President Ram Nath Kovind to lead the nation in celebrating Constitution Day on November 26
Constitution Day will be celebrated all over India on November 26, 2021, to mark the adoption of the Indian Constitution by the Constituent Assembly. On November 26, 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India had adopted the Constitution which later came into force on January 26, 1950.
New COVID Variant in South Africa
The new COVID variant in South Africa is the most heavily mutated version discovered so far. The variant is called B.1.1.529 and is most likely to be given Greek code-name such as Alpha and Delta variants by the World Health Organisation on November 26, 2021. The new COVID variant is an unusual constellation of mutations and it is also very different to the other variants that have circulated.
Pat Cummins announced to be Australia’s new Test captain
Fast bowler Pat Cummins will be the new Test Captain of the Australian Cricket team, with Steve Smith named his deputy. Cummins was selected from several candidates after the former Test Captain Tim Paine stood down following the revelations of a text messaging scandal in 2017.
All govt & Private schools to be opened in Haryana from December 1
The Education Minister of Haryana announced that from December 1, 2021, all the government and private schools will open in full capacity. But, the compliance with COVID-19 protocols will continue as before. If COVID-19 cases rise again, the state government will take immediate action in this regard.
Indian Railways rolls back increased platform ticket prices
Indian Railways has decided to roll back the increased platform ticket prices during the COVID-19 pandemic time. The platform tickets will now be available for Rs. 10 as before. The prices of platform tickets were earlier increased to reduce the crowd at railway stations during the pandemic.
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