1.Delhi govt allows schools to reopen for classes 10, 12 from January 18
The Delhi government on Wednesday allowed all schools in the national capital to call students of classes 10 and 12 back to the campus from January 18 for pre-board preparations and practical work. The schools have been asked only to call students with the consent of the parents and follow all the Covid-19 precautions.
2. Japan finds new Covid variant different from Britain and South Africa strain
The Japanese Health Ministry has found a coronavirus variant in people arriving from Brazil that’s different from the ones in Britain and South Africa. The variant was found in airport tests on a man in his 40s, a woman in her 30s and two teens, the ministry said Sunday.
Japan was working with other nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) and other medical experts to analyze the new version of the virus, and it was still unclear whether available vaccines would work.
3.Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos back as worlds richest man
As of 2020, Jeff Bezos was the richest person on earth, with his personal fortune eclipsing the wealth amassed by legendary investor Warren Buffet and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates. Bezos made the top spot of Forbes magazine’s 2018 400 Richest in America list with a net worth of $160 billion. Jeff Bezos has literally dozens of ideas that span a broad range of investments, all the way from real estate to the retrieval of rocket ship engines from the ocean floor.
4..Indonesia launches one of world’s biggest COVID-19 vaccination drives
Indonesia launched one of the world’s biggest COVID-19 vaccination campaigns on Wednesday with President Joko Widodo getting the first shot of a Chinese vaccine as his country fights one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in Asia.
The drive aims to inoculate 181.5 million people, with the first to be vaccinated receiving the CoronaVac vaccine from China’s Sinovac Biotech, which Indonesia authorised for emergency use on Monday.