dailyO
Vivek Mishra

Vivek Mishra

Assistant Editorvivek.mishra@aajtak.com

Vivek likes to follow politics, international affairs, sports and technology. He is currently an Assistant Editor at DailyO.

By Vivek Mishra

Delhi Covid positivity rate close to 20 per cent; new Omicron subvariant BA.2.75 on rise

Even though Delhi reported less than 1,000 Covid-19 cases after a fortnight on Tuesday, the positivity rate of 19.20 per cent was highest in 200 days. A new Omicron sub-variant BA 2.75, which has been detected in the majority of cases in Delhi, is also a cause of concern.

...Full Story

Salman Rushdie attack: The Satanic Verses, 33-year-old fatwa and the Iran connection

Even though Iran has denied involvement in the attack on Salman Rushdie, activists around the world have blamed the country as it never renounced the 1989 order calling for the writer's murder. Rushdie was attacked on Friday in New York.

...Full Story

Why all 11 life imprisonment convicts in Bilkis Bano case were released

The Gujarat government on Monday released all 11 convicts sentenced to life imprisonment in the 2002 post-Godhra Bilkis Bano gang-rape case. The convicts were released under the state government's remission policy.

...Full Story

Facebook, Twitter in favour of self-regulatory body in India; Google opposes it

Top tech companies had last month signed a code of practice to self-regulate and to reduce harmful online content in New Zealand. On the same line, Facebook and Twitter have supported the Indian government's idea of a self-regulatory body in India, but, Google has opposed it

...Full Story

India okays Corbevax as booster for Covishield, Covaxin recipients: What you need to know

India has approved Covid vaccine Corbevax as a booster dose for those above 18 years and fully vaccinated with either Covishield or Covaxin. This is for the first time that a precaution dose that is different from the one used for primary vaccination has been allowed in the country.

...Full Story

Xi Jinping withdraws promise to not send troops to Taiwan. Is China preparing to invade the island nation?

A week after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Taiwan visit, tensions between China and the island nation continue. China on Wednesday withdrew the promise of not sending troops or administrators to Taiwan if it takes control of the island.

...Full Story

Elon Musk sells Tesla shares worth $6.9 billion. Here's why

Fighting a legal battle with Twitter over his terminated deal of buying the social media company, Elon Musk has sold $6.9 billion worth of Tesla shares. The sale comes just four months after the world's richest person said he had no further plans to sell Tesla shares.

...Full Story

Nitish Kumar and the art of staying in power: A look at his political journey

Whatever you may think of Nitish Kumar and his politics, one thing that he knows very well is to stay in power. Kumar, who broke his alliance with the BJP and rejoined hands with the RJD, will take oath as the Chief Minister of Bihar for a record 8th time on Wednesday (August 10).

...Full Story

44 dead, over 300 injured: What has led to the current Israel-Palestine violence?

After three days of violence, which killed 44 Palestinians and injured over 300, a cease-fire has finally come into effect between Israel and Palestine. The flare-up was the worst fighting between Israel and Palestine since Israel and Hamas fought an 11-day war last year.

...Full Story

CWG 2022: Medal rush by wrestlers, boxers and track and field athletes put India in top 5

In the last three days, wrestlers, boxers and track and field athletes have been on a medal-winning run to put India at the fifth place, just one gold medal behind New Zealand. India has so far won 55 medals including 18 gold, 15 silver and 22 bronze medals.

...Full Story

Why was US basketball star Brittney Griner sentenced to 9 years in prison in Russia? Will there be a prisoner swap?

A Russian court on Thursday sentenced US basketball star Brittney Griner to nine years in prison over drug possession and smuggling. The two-time US Olympic champion and an eight-time all-star with the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury was also fined one million rubles (Rs 13 lakh).

...Full Story

What is Personal Data Protection Bill? Why did the Indian govt withdraw it?

A data protection and privacy bill, which was first proposed in 2019, has been withdrawn by the Indian government. IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw moved the withdrawal of the Personal Data Protection Bill in Lok Sabha on Wednesday after a committee suggested 81 amendments to it.

...Full Story

National Herald case: ED seals Young Indian office; Congress says party 'under siege'

The ED on Wednesday sealed the office of Young Indian Limited in the National Herald building in Delhi as part of an ongoing money laundering investigation. ED had questioned Sonia Gandhi (in July) and Rahul Gandhi (in June) in this case at its headquarters in Delhi.

...Full Story

Commonwealth Games 2022, Day 5: Historic gold medals for India in lawn bowls and table tennis, disappointment in badminton

Day 5 was a good one for India as it clinched four more medals to remain at sixth place. India got 2 gold medals - 1 in lawn bowls and 1 in table tennis, 1 silver in badminton and 1 silver in weightlifting.

...Full Story

Why is China furious over Nancy Pelosi's Taiwan visit? What's next?

Chinese Premier Xi Jinping had warned the US not to "play with fire" but that didn't stop US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from visiting Taiwan on Tuesday. Pelosi became the highest-ranking US official in 25 years to visit the self-ruled island claimed by China.

...Full Story

160 days of Russia-Ukraine War: Thousands dead, global economic crisis, and a Vogue cover

It has been 160 days since Russian armed forces invaded Ukraine. The war has left thousands dead, millions displaced and has affected the economy of the entire world.

...Full Story

5G auction in India ends: Governments earns Rs 1.5 lakh crore; almost half of spectrum goes to Jio

India's biggest ever auction of telecom spectrum has finally ended with Jio getting nearly half of all the airwaves with a Rs 88,078 crore bid. A record over Rs 1.5 lakh crore worth of 5G telecom spectrum was sold in a seven-day auction.

...Full Story

Why Delhi government decided to bring back old liquor policy

After a lot of controversy, the Delhi government has decided to discontinue the new excise policy and has brought back the old liquor policy. The 468 private liquor shops operating in the national capital will be shut from August 1 as the term of the new excise policy expires on July 31.

...Full Story

Commonwealth Games 2022: Six weightlifters who have won medals for India

Just when we thought India will have a poor show at the CWG due the the exclusion of shooting and the last-minute injury to Neeraj Chopra, weightlifters have come to the rescue. Indian weightlifters have won six medals - 3 golds, 2 silvers and one bronze.

...Full Story

Rare, dangerous bacterium found in US soil: What you need to know

US health officials issued a health advisory after they found a rare but dangerous bacterium in Mississippi. The bacterium, Burkholderia pseudomallei, can cause a disease called melioidosis, which can cause fever, joint pain, and pneumonia.

...Full Story

China warns US not to ‘play with fire’ as Joe Biden, Xi Jinping talk for over 2 hours

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday warned the US not to "play with fire" over the concerns about a possible visit to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. US President Joe Biden and Xi talked about a range of issues during a phone call that lasted more than two hours.

...Full Story

Kim Jong-un threatens South Korea, US; says ready to mobilise nuclear forces

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said that he's ready to use his nuclear weapons in potential military conflicts with South Korea and the United States. He criticised South Korea's President and said that Seoul is pushing the Korean Peninsula to the brink of war.

...Full Story

BSNL is not finished. Government approves Rs 1.64 lakh crore package, other measures to revive telecom PSU

With the major telecom companies contesting to get the 5G spectrum, we had all but forgotten about BSNL. But, the almost-dead telecom PSU got a huge boost as the government approved Rs 1.64 lakh crore package for its revival.

...Full Story

What is marburg virus? Should you be worried?

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared Ghana’s first outbreak of Marburg virus disease (MVD) after labs confirmed the infections in two cases. It is in the same family as the virus responsible for Ebola, and causes a very infectious hemorrhagic fever.

...Full Story

7.1-magnitude earthquake jolts northern Philippines, tremors felt 300 km away in capital Manila

A strong 7.1-magnitude earthquake shook the northern Philippines on Wednesday. The tremors damaged buildings and forced people to run outdoors in capital Manila, 300 kilometres away from the epicentre in Abra province.

...Full Story

As border tensions with China grow, India approves procurement of arms worth Rs 28,000 crore

India's defence ministry on Tuesday approved the proposal for procurement of arms worth Rs 28,000 crore. The procurement proposals were cleared by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

...Full Story

Neeraj Chopra pulls out of Commonwealth Games 2022. That World Athletics medal came at a price

Just two days before the start of Commonwealth Games 2022, India's medal hopes got a jolt as star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra decided to pull out of the event due to an injury. Chopra had won a historic silver medal at the World Athletics Championship in the US on Sunday.

...Full Story

In 'dry' Gujarat, 28 people dead after drinking spurious alcohol

28 people have died so far in Gujarat's Botad district after consuming spurious liquor. Around 30 people are undergoing treatment at government hospitals in Botad, Bhavnagar and Dhandhuka.

...Full Story

5G auction in India: Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel key players as spectrum worth Rs 4.3 lakh crore on offer

The auction of telecom spectrum that supports 5G services in India will begin on Tuesday (July 26). Four players, including Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea will bid for 72 GHz of radio waves worth Rs 4.3 lakh crore on offer.

...Full Story

Olympic medallist boxer Lovlina Borgohain alleges mental harassment 3 days before Commonwealth Games

Three days before the start of the Commonwealth Games, Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain has alleged mental harassment by the authorities. The Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist said that one of her coaches has been denied entry to the Athletes Village in Birmingham, while one has been sent home.

...Full Story

Please log in
I agree with DailyO's privacy policy