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Headlines: S-400 Missiles Delivery Starts; A Major Boost For India

S-400 Missiles Delivery Starts; A Major Boost For India

As per some official sources, Russia has started the delivery of the S-400 missile system to India for deployment, which will prove to be a significant boost for India’s air defence sector. India had signed the deal with Russia in 2018 and bought the system for US$ 5 billion. However, the deal became contentious after threats of US sanctions over countries engaging in defence deals with Russia. The Russian news agency Sputnik reported: “Russia has started delivering the S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile systems to India, the deliveries are going as planned,” Though there was no official statement from the Indian side, sources have said that the deliveries have already begun through sea and air routes. With a range of around 400 km and capable of protecting its air defence bubble from missiles, cruise missiles, rockets and even aircraft, S-400 is the most advanced air-defence system in the world. China already has the system which has deployed it along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh. 

Covid-Bulletin: India Registers 10,229 New Covid-19 Cases; Recovery Rate At 98.26%

According to the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry, India has recorded 10,229 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country currently stands at 1,34,096, which is the lowest in 523 days. Meanwhile, daily recoveries continue to outnumber fresh covid-19 cases, with recording 11,926 recoveries in the previous 24 hours. The daily and weekly positivity rate stands at 1.12% and 0.99%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 62.46 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 112.34 crore covid-19 vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive. 

Delhi: Air Pollution At Wind’s Mercy; AQI In Very Poor Category 

On Sunday, the national capital got some relief after the AQI (air quality index) improved from severe to very poor category and stood at 330. Due to the reduction in transport-level wind speed, the share of stubble burning reduced from 31% to 12%. SAFAR (System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research) said: “AQI is likely to improve for the next two days as winds at transport level are slowing down, resulting in the lesser intrusion of farm fire-related pollutants into Delhi,” “If lockdown is implemented for the next two days, air quality may improve a little. However, it is likely to very poor for the next two days if the stubble burning share doesn’t increase. AQI is likely to deteriorate from Tuesday night due to calm winds. On Wednesday, it is likely to be in the upper end of the very poor category,” it added. 

PM Modi Extends Condolences On Demise Of Padma Vibhushan Babasaheb Purandare

On Monday morning, Padma Vibhushan Babasaheb Purandare breathed his last at 5 am at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital in Pune, aged 99 years. Mr Purandare was a historian and an author who is known for his works on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. He also wrote a lot of books on Shivaji’s life and his administration. Extending condolences on Babasaheb Purandare’s death, PM Modi wrote: “I am pained beyond words. The demise of Shivshahir Babasaheb Purandare leaves a major void in the world of history and culture. It is thanks to him that the coming generations will get further connected to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. His other works will also be remembered,” Babasaheb was admitted to the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit on Saturday after he fell in the bathroom. 

Madhya Pradesh: PM Modi To Inaugurate World-Class Railway Station In Bhopal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to inaugurate the world-class Rani Kamlapati Railway Station in Madhya Pradesh today. The revamped railway station was earlier termed as the Habibganj Railway Station. The station has all the modern amenities and world-class features made with INR 450 crore. With a seating arrangement of 700 to 1,100 passengers in the open concourse and display boards with different languages, the revamped Rani Kamlapati Railway Station has all the facilities that are available at international airports. The station consists of food courts, a VIP lounge, dormitory, air-conditioned waiting rooms, and restaurants, along with lifts and escalators. 

Bigg Boss 15: Shamita Shetty To Leave House After Raqesh Bapat?

After Raqesh Bapat had to leave the Bigg Boss 15 house due to medical reasons, it is being reported that Shamita Shetty has also left the house on the night of 13 November owing to health reasons. However, it also mentions that Shamita Shetty is expected to return to the show. With weeks passing by, Bigg Boss 15 house is now at a crucial stage. Recently, Afsana Khan had to walk out of the show due to her panic attacks

Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh Kickstart Wedding Anniversary Celebrations In Dehradun

Bollywood’s most adorable couple Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, are celebrating 3 blissful years of their marriage. Kickstarting the wedding anniversary celebration with a bang, both Deepika and Ranveer took out time from their busy schedule and jetted off to Dehradun. Deep-Veer were spotted holding hands at the Dehradun airport, and fans bombarded them with their love. Deepika and Ranveer got married in a dreamy wedding at Lake Como, Italy, in 2018 with no media glare and no-phone policy. On the professional front, Ranveer will be next seen in the film 83 and also has Jayeshbhai Jordaar, Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani and Cirkus in the pipeline. Deepika Padukone, on the other hand, has projects like The Intern remake, Pathan and Shakun Batra’s next. 

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