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  1. Regular physical classes in colleges and universities will resume from January 11 for the students of final year undergraduate and postgraduate courses, the Odisha government announced on Sunday.
  2. The Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) informed on its decision to resume ‘Mo Bus’ services from January 4, 2021.
  3. India’s flag will be installed at the United Nations Security Council stakeout on Monday as the country begins its two-year tenure as a non-permanent member of the powerful UN body.
  4. Bharat Biotech’s coronavirus vaccine, which is still undergoing clinical trial, is likely to be the “back-up” vaccine in the coming days, Dr Randeep Guleria, the chief of Delhi’s All-India Institute of Medical Sciences said today as two vaccines got emergency approval from the country’s drug regulator.
  5. The Labour and Employment Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar on Thursday announced that the implementation of the payment of 8.5 per cent rate of interest on employees’ provident fund (EPF) accounts for the year 2019-20 has been rolled out from today.
  6. The National Commission for Women received 23,722 complaints of crimes committed against women in 2020, the highest in the last six years.Nearly one-fourth of the total complaints were of domestic violence, according to NCW data.
  7. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has imposed a penalty of Rs 25 crore and Rs 15 crore, respectively, on Reliance Industries (RIL) and its Chairman Mukesh Ambani for manipulative trading.
  8. Eight police officials in Pakistan were suspended on Sunday for dereliction of duty after a Hindu temple was vandalised and set on fire by a mob led by members of a radical Islamist party in the country’s restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.So far, 100 people have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the incident, the police said, adding that 45 were arrested on Sunday.
  9. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate the ‘National Atomic Timescale’ and ‘Bhartiya Nirdeshak Dravya’ to the nation, and lay the foundation stone of the National Environmental Standards Laboratory on Monday.
  10. Students from 10th and 12th to be allowed to avail hostel facility only after obtaining written consent from parents/guardians.


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