Top news of the day: Omicron in community transmission stage, says genomics consortium; Sindhu wins Syed Modi International title, and more

A nurse attends to a COVID-19 patient brought to the Omandurar Government Medical College Hospital in Chennai on January 23, 2022.
The Hindu BureauJanuary 23, 2022 18:47 IST
Updated: January 23, 2022 18:47 IST

The major news headlines of the day, and more.

Omicron in community transmission in India, has become dominant in multiple metros: INSACOG

Omicron is now in community transmission in India and has become dominant in multiple metros, where new cases have been rising exponentially, the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) has said in its latest bulletin.

India’s R-value further reduces, COVID-19 peak likely in next 14 days: IIT analysis

R-value indicates the number of people an infected person can spread the disease to. A pandemic is considered to end if this value goes below 1.

Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu tests positive for COVID-19 for the second time

It seems unlikely that he will participate in Republic Day celebrations.


Karnataka achieves 100% first dose COVID-19 vaccine coverage

Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar claimed that Karnataka became the first State in the country to achieve this feat.

Sindhu wins Syed Modi International badminton title

Men’s singles final between Arnaud Merkle and Lucas Claerbout was declared a ‘No Match’ after one of the finalists tested positive for COVID-19.

Punjab Assembly Elections 2022 | Amarinder’s Punjab Lok Congress releases first list of candidates

The PLC is fighting the elections in 37 of the 117 seats as part of its alliance with the BJP and the SAD (Sanyukt).

Himachal Congress ex-chief pushes for law on transparency for lawmakers

Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu to introduce bill to make declaration of income sources mandatory for all elected representatives.

Injustice done to Bengal by rejecting Netaji tableau, says Mamata

Centre failed to live up to its promise of unearthing the mystery behind the disappearance of Netaji, the Bengal Chief Minister said.

German Navy Chief resigns over remarks in India on Ukraine, Russia

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach made the comments while speaking at a think-tank in New Delhi.

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern cancels her wedding amid new Omicron restrictions

A cluster of nine COVID-19 Omicron cases showed community spread from the North to South islands after a wedding.

HDFC Capital raises $1.22 billion for affordable housing fund

H-CARE 3, combined with potential reinvestments by the fund, would create an estimated total fund corpus of $1.88 billion.

Australian Open 2022 | Ash Barty enters quarterfinals, beats Anisimova in straight sets

The Australian is into the quarterfinals at Melbourne Park for the fourth straight year.

SA vs Ind third ODI | Indian bowlers bundle out Proteas after de Kock century

India have made four changes with Suryakumar Yadav, Jayant Yadav, Deepak Chahar and Prasidh Krishna coming into the playing XI.