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1. Maharashtra releases new guidelines amid new strain concerns
Maharashtra government has released fresh guidelines amid the concerns of the Omicron variant of Coronavirus making it compulsory for people using public transport to be fully vaccinated. The government has also made the COVID-appropriate behaviour mandatory in taxis, cars, and other vehicles. The people travelling to the state need to be fully vaccinated or get the COVID negative certificate.
2. Bihar announces lucky draw to boost vaccination drive
To give a major boost to the vaccination drive, the health minister of Bihar Mangal Pandey has announced the lucky draw between November 27 to December 31. Under the system, one winner from each block will receive the bumper prize while nearly 10 winners will be given consolation prizes in the next 5 weeks. The government has also developed Home Isolation Tracking (HIT) app to monitor the COVID patients.
3. Indian shuttler becomes youngest to qualify for BWF World Tour Finals
Lakshya Sen, the 20-year-old has become the youngest ever shuttler to qualify for the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals, which is going to be organized next month in Bali, Indonesia. Hailing from Almora, Uttarakhand, Sen had started his career at a very early stage and had also won a silver medal at Summer Youth Olympics at the boy's singles in 2018.
4. Delhi to deposit Rs. 5,000 in the bank accounts of construction workers
Since there was a ban on construction activities due to increasing pollution in the national capital, a lot of workers had lost their jobs. To meet the livelihood expenses of such construction workers, the Delhi government has announced to deposit Rs 5,000 in the accounts of workers. The ban, however, has now been lifted.