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Quick look 40 Podcast: US Capitol hill violence; India's Covid-19 caseload

Siddharth Mathew Cherian | Updated on January 10, 2021 Published on January 10, 2021

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On January 6, Swarms of protesters stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday as they sought to force Congress to undo President Donald Trump's election loss, temporarily suspending a last-ditch effort by some of Trump's fellow Republicans to throw out the results.

Four civilians and one police office died during the protests.The US Congress later convened to certify the US presidential elections with Joe Biden as the next US President.

India's COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,04,50,284 with 18,645 infections being reported in a day, while the recoveries have surged to 1,00,75,950.

The death toll reached 1,50,999 with 201 more people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours.India's COVID-19 recovery rate to 96.42 per cent, while the case fatality rate dropped to 1.44 per cent.

The Tamil Nadu government will provide free data card of 2 GB per day capacity to over 9.69 lakh college students to enable them attend online classes till April this year, Chief Minister K Palaniswami announced.

The move was being effected since the colleges have remained closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and were conducting online classes.

Last week, the Ugly head of racism in Cricket again saw a recurrance when play was halted for a few minutes on the fourth day of the third Test between India and Australia after pacer Mohammed Siraj complained of abuse from a section of the crowd, leading to expulsion of some spectators and an unreserved apology from the Australian Cricket Board.

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Published on January 10, 2021