Top news of the day: Finance Minister says economy is witnessing strong recovery; Attorney-General clears contempt proceedings against comedian Kunal Kamra, and more

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Addressing a press conference to announce more stimulus measures to boost growth, she said macro-economic indicators are pointing towards recovery.

K.K. Venugopal gave his consent against the stand-up comedian for a series of tweets which “clearly cross the line between humour and contempt of court”. Mr. Kamra’s tweets were based on the Supreme Court order granting interim bail to Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami on November 11.

A division Bench of justices A.K. Menon and S.P. Tavade said if the team of doctors are of the view that video examination is not possible then they should visit Taloja Jail at the earliest to ascertain his medical condition and submit the report on or before November 16. The Bench also said the team of doctors must be the same ones who have seen Mr. Rao before. The hearing was adjourned till November 17.

At present, the SII and the ICMR are conducting Phase-2 and 3 clinical trials of COVISHIELD at 15 different centres, across the country. COVISHIELD has been developed at the SII Pune laboratory with a master seed from Oxford University/Astra Zeneca. The vaccine made in U.K. is currently being tested in large efficacy trials in U.K., Brazil, South Africa and the U.S.

The Prime Minister said that there are many similarities between India’s ‘Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative’ and ASEAN’s ‘Outlook on Indo-Pacific’.

First two submarines of Project-75 have been commissioned into Navy and the third and fourth ones are in various stages of sea trials.

Chief Electoral Officer H.R. Srinivas, meanwhile, submitted the list of winning candidates in the Assembly elections to Governor Phagu Chauhan at Raj Bhavan.

“Congress is trying to play ‘big brother’ role in State,” he says.

Nikita Tomar, 20, was shot point-blank allegedly by her former schoolmate Tausif outside Aggarwal College in Haryana’s Ballabgarh on October 26. She later died during treatment. The police have registered a case under provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Arms Act .

A candidate needs 270 votes in the 538-vote Electoral College to win the presidency.

The rise in general inflation was mainly on account of elevated food prices.

India will be hosting the 2021 edition of the global event as per schedule in October-November.

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