Air quality in the national capital saw a marginal improvement on Wednesday following favourable meteorological conditions. The air quality, however, remained in the ‘poor’ category. The central government’s Air Quality Early Warning System for Delhi said “fire counts” reduced in Punjab (around 2,400) on Tuesday, but were “still significantly high and are likely to impact the air quality in Delhi-NCR and northwest India”.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has released another list of candidates for the third phase of the Bihar Assembly elections, renominating late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s cousin and sitting MLA Neeraj Kumar Singh Bablu from Chhatapur constituency in Supaul district. With public sentiments running high for the late actor who was found dead in Mumbai under mysterious circumstances, Bablu’s nomination was predictable.
British schools should remain open, and workplaces which need their staff on the premises should do so in a COVIDsecure way, senior cabinet minister Michael Gove said on Tuesday ahead of an address by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on new restrictions to curb a second wave of infections.
Rajapaksa recalled that India had assisted Sri Lanka in combating COVID-19 as the island nation had received praise from the WHO for curbing the pandemic.