1. PM Modi inaugurates “Pravasi Bharathiya Divas “convention:  PM Modi, inaugurated Pravasi Bharathiya Divas convention which had been held virtually. This is the sixteenth edition of Pravasi Bharathiya Divas convention. This is a flagship event by the External Ministry of India.

2. Complaint filed against Tri colour waving by Indian in US Capitol Mob: A complaint has been registered against Vincent Xaviar, an Indian Origin resident of Virginia who stood out amidst the pro-Donald Trump mob outside US Capitol for carrying an Indian flag. 54 years Xavier is from Kerala.

3. Twitter suspends Donald Trump’s Twitter account: In a huge embarrassment, The US President Donald Trump’s account is suspended by Twitter. Amid Capitol chaos, his the account was first suspended for a day and now, the Twitter account of Trump is permanently suspended.

4. 90 patients are infected with new mutant Covid 19: India has reported 18,222 new COVID-19 cases, 19,253 recoveries, and 228 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the country’s count to 1,04,31,639, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said.

5. PM says ready to save humanity: In the inauguration of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, convention. He said that India has been trying to save the world and he said that, India is ready to save humanity with two indigenous coronavirus vaccines.

6. The central government advises the state government to be vigilant about the bird flu: After the death of several crows, and hundreds of migratory birds in Himachal Pradesh’s Pong Dam, many similar occurrences have been reported from different parts of the country.

7. Karnataka’s Former CM’s wife in a cheating case: Former CM Kumara Swamy’s wife Kutty Radhika is accused in a cheating case. A person who is accused in a cheating case sent money to her account and in this case, she was issued a summons by the Bangalore crime branch.

8. Australia lead by 197 runs: After the completion of India’s batting in the first innings with 244, Australia started its second innings, and at the end of the third day, Australia scored 103/2 and Australia lead by 197 runs.

9. Trump says conspiracies to mute him: After the permanent suspension of the Twitter account, Trump said that, the conspiracies are devised to mute him.  Trump is planning to have an alternative social platform. 

10. Pakistan’s Muslim League’s vice president slams Pakistan PM Imran Khan: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz Sharif on Friday slammed Prime Minister Imran Khan for not visiting the Shia Hazaras protesting against the killing of coal miners in Balochistan and for suggesting that the demonstrators were “blackmailing” the premier.

11. 10 infants are killed in a fire accident: After the Bhandara Hospital fire accident and tragic death of 10 infants, the Maharashtra government has announced an immediate audit of all hospitals in the state.

12. The Bharatiya Janata Kisan Morcha (BJKM) is set to launch its flagship programme ‘Ek Mutho Chaal’ (a handful of rice): The Bharathiya Janata Kisan Morcha set launch Ek Mutho Chaal’ (a handful of rice) in North Bengal on 10 January, following its launch in the Jagadanandapur Gram Panchayat in undivided Bardhaman by BJP’s national president Jagat Prakash Nadda tomorrow.

13. New the strain of COVID is from France not from the UK but France:  The first contamination of the cluster detected in a geriatric centre near Rennes in France does not correspond to the British variant of the coronavirus, the Brittany Regional Health Agency (ARS) announced on Friday in a press release.

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