1. RCP Singh replaced Bihar CM Nitish Kumar as Janta Dal (United) President.
RCP Singh, a close confidant of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, was on Sunday chosen as the new president of Janata Dal (United).
Kumar had proposed the name of Singh for the top post, which was then approved by other members during the party’s national executive meeting, a senior leader told PTI.
The chief minister, who was re-elected as the JD(U) president in 2019 for three years, relinquished the post in favour of Singh, its leader in Rajya Sabha.
2. This Gurugram man praised by PM Modi for clearing plastic waste from Himalayas.
In his last ‘Mann Ki Baat’ broadcast of the year, PM Modi while talking about new resolves for the new year said, “You must have also felt in your life that when you do something for society then the society itself gives us the energy to do much more. Normal sources of inspiration can accomplish great tasks. One such young man is Pradeep Sangwan.”
3. Three more countries became victim of UK COVID-19 Variant.
Spain, Sweden and Canada have joined the growing list of countries to have reported cases of the more contagious coronavirus variant first identified in Britain.
Four cases of the variant have been confirmed in Madrid. All involve people who recently arrived from the UK, the Madrid regional government’s deputy health chief, Antonio Zapatero, told a news conference on Saturday.
4. 7 killed and 7 injured in a knife attack in China.
At least seven people were killed and another seven injured in a knife attack in northeastern China, state media reported Sunday.
The attack in the city of Kaiyuan in Liaoning province was carried out outside a sauna and bathhouse. The suspect, identified by the media by his surname Yang, was arrested while the motive for the attack remains unknown, Associated Press reported.