Shiv Sena questions Centre on democracy ranking drop, economic woes
Friday, January 24, 2020, 11:27 AM
The Shiv Sena on Friday said there have been attempts to muzzle dissenting voices and this is one of the reasons for India slipping in the 2019 Democracy Index's global ranking. An editorial in Sena mouthpiece "Saamana" said a slowdown in the economy gives rise to unrest and instability, and this was getting reflected in the prevailing situation in the country.
New Chinese Virus Not Yet Global Health Emergency: WHO
Friday, January 24, 2020, 11:08 AM
A deadly virus outbreak in China and beyond does not yet constitute a global emergency, the World Health Organization said, urging China to keep its lockdown of some 20 million people "short". "I am not declaring a public health emergency of international concern today," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters after a two-day emergency meeting in Geneva on the virus.
Delhi: Cold winds sweep national capital, air quality improves
Friday, January 24, 2020, 10:56 AM
Cold winds swept Delhi on Friday morning with the minimum temperature settling at 8.2-degrees Celsius, one notch above the normal in the season. Strong winds improved the air-quality in the city. At 145, the AQI was in the moderate category at 145. Mainly clear skies are forecast for the day. The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 20-degrees Celsius, said a MeT department.