The new COVID-19 variant has been named Omicron after the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet.
It is a matter of concern for the Indian Army that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China is not only rapidly developing military infrastructure but has also deployed some of its missile regiments there, along with Chinese settlements very close to the LoC. China has already set up airstrips at Kashgar, Gar Gunsa and Hotan to land its fighter aircraft and transport planes near the LAC.
Attempts are being made to move him from Antigua to Guyana. Fugitive Mehul Choksi, accused in the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case, is currently in Antigua.
According to the Ministry of Defence, the two-day (November 27 and 28) conclave concluded on Sunday. During the conclave, exercises were conducted between the lead maritime security agencies of India, Maldives and Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean region.
Amid the deteriorating relations between the US and China, two US lawmakers introduced a bipartisan bill earlier this week, which seeks to help Taiwan develop ties with other countries amid coercive actions by the Chinese government designed to isolate the country.
This new Covid-19 variant is said to be even more dangerous than the Delta variant. Given the threat of the new Covid-19 variant, many countries have banned travelers from South Africa. The World Health Organization (WHO) has placed this variant in the category of 'Variant of Concern'.
Several nations in China's neighbourhood have stoutly resisted Chinese aggression. While the Indian Army gave a bloody nose to the Chinese during the Galwan Valley clash, Taiwan and Japan are also opposing China's belligerent stance.
Pakistan on Friday finally released its expenditures on COVID-19 after six month's of cajoling from the IMF, wherein bungling of over PKR 40 billion was unveiled, reported Tribune.
On November 26, 2008, terrorists struck at Mumbai, India's financial capital, and killed 170 people, including 26 nationals from 15 countries, and severely injuring another 304.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday chaired a meeting with the top government officials on the COVID-19 situation and vaccination.