News Update


Headlines 25.09.2021

Germany and EU News


Germany News Update

 

Nationwide Incidence Rate decreases further, now at 60.6 - RKI registers 7,211 new cases and 62 deaths in the past day - City circle of Bremerhaven reports incidence rate at 267.7 (highest in Germany)  - Frankfurt reports incidence rate at 95.5 

 

Details: https://www.faz.net/aktuell/gesellschaft/gesundheit/coronavirus/sieben-tage-inzidenz-sinkt-in-deutschland-auf-60-6-17554288.html


Germany News Update

 

Bundestag Elections Tomorrow - Parties finish campaign with key promises and criticism of the opponents

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/btw21/wahlkampf-abschluss-101.html


Spain News Update

 

Due to Volcanic eruption, Flights to La Palma Cancelled: The volcano Cumbre Vieja on La Palma is still active and spits thick clouds with black ash for kilometers up into the air. Now all flights to and from the island, that is to be declared a disaster area, have been canceled.

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/la-palma-109.html


International News


India News Update

 

India's Daily new COVID-19 case Count at 29,616 in the past day, 5.6% lower than yesterday - 290 deaths also reported in the past day

 

Details: https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/coronavirus-29-616-fresh-covid-19-cases-in-india-5-6-lower-than-yesterday-2553009#pfrom=home-coronavirus_coronavirus-topscroll_live


India News Update

 

PM Modi in USA: Modi meets Biden, US President says "The relationship between India and the US, the largest democracies in the world, is destined to be stronger, closer, tighter"

 

Details: https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/pm-modi-offers-help-to-joe-biden-in-his-quest-for-bidens-in-india-i-have-papers-2552769




Headlines 24.09.2021

Germany and EU News


Germany News Update

 

Nationwide Incidence Rate decreases further, now at 62.5 - RKI registers 9,727 new cases and 65 deaths in the past day - City circle of Bremerhaven reports incidence rate at 237.8 (highest in Germany)  - Frankfurt reports incidence rate at 93.8 

 

Details: https://www.faz.net/aktuell/gesellschaft/gesundheit/coronavirus/corona-rki-zahlen-sieben-tage-inzidenz-sinkt-weiter-17552236.html


Germany News Update

 

Bundestag Elections on coming Sunday - In the last TV debate, the top staff of the parties from the Bundestag exchanged blows - but the candidates remained vague on some questions.

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/btw21/bundestagswahl-tv-schlussrunde-103.html


Germany News Update

 

STIKO recommends booster vaccination in Germany - The Standing Vaccination Commission (STIKO) has decided to make a recommendation for the third Corona vaccination booster shot. According to the recommendation - booster shot should initially only be given for high-risk patients.

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/corona-auffrischungsimpfung-stiko-101.html


International News


India News Update

 

India's Daily new COVID-19 case Count at 31,382 in the past day, marginally lower than yesterday - 318 deaths also reported in the past day

 

Details: https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/coronavirus-31-382-fresh-covid-19-cases-in-india-marginally-lower-than-yesterday-2551760#pfrom=home-coronavirus_coronavirus-topscroll_live


India News Update

 

PM Modi in USA: US Vice President Kamala Harris discusses Indo-US ties in 1st in-person meeting

 

Details: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/us-vice-president-kamala-harris-pm-modi-talk-up-indo-us-ties-at-1st-in-person-meeting/articleshow/86467327.cms




Headlines 23.09.2021

Germany and EU News


Germany News Update

 

Nationwide Incidence Rate decreases further, now at 63.1 - RKI registers 10,696 new cases and 115 deaths in the past day - City circle of Bremerhaven reports incidence rate at 221.0 (highest in Germany)  - Frankfurt reports incidence rate at 96.2 

 

Details: https://www.faz.net/aktuell/gesellschaft/gesundheit/coronavirus/corona-10696-neuinfektionen-inzidenz-sinkt-auf-63-1-17550406.html


Germany News Update

 

"No More Wage compensation for non-vaccinated from November" - decision taken in the Federal and State Health Ministers meeting yesterday

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/lohnersatz-ungeimpfte-101.html


Germany News Update

 

Petrol Station Employee's killing over Mask dispute: After the killing of a petrol station employee in Idar-Oberstein, Interior Minister Seehofer has now also spoken out. He called the act "deeply shocking" 

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/idar-oberstein-angriff-101.html


International News


India News Update

 

India's Daily new COVID-19 case Count at 31,923 in the past day, 18% higher than yesterday - 282 deaths also reported in the past day

 

Details: https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/coronavirus-31-923-fresh-covid-19-cases-in-india-18-higher-than-yesterday-2550494#pfrom=home-coronavirus_coronavirus-topscroll_live


USA News Update

 

USA approves first vaccine for booster shot: BioNTech and Pfizer's vaccine can now be used for third party vaccinations in people over 65 and other high risk groups.

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/amerika/fda-impfungen-usa-auffrischung-coronavirus-101.html




Headlines 22.09.2021

Germany and EU News


Germany News Update

 

Nationwide Incidence Rate decreases slightly, now at 65.0 - RKI registers 10,454 new cases and 71 deaths in the past day - City circle of Bremerhaven reports incidence rate at 234.2 (highest in Germany)  - Frankfurt reports incidence rate at 103.3 

 

Details: https://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/inland/spahn-zu-herdenimmunitaet-rki-corona-inzidenz-bei-65-0-17548824.html


Germany News Update

 

"No More Wage compensation for non-vaccinated" - decision on this expected today in the Federal and State Health Ministers meeting

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/corona-lohnersatz-101.html


Germany News Update

 

Spahn expects End of Pandemic by begining of the next year - Herd immunity expected to be reached by Spring next year

 

Details: https://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/medizin/spahn-erwartet-ende-der-pandemie-im-fruehjahr-a-204b21b9-e966-4e16-83d1-52cbb8dca83e


International News


India News Update

 

India's Daily new COVID-19 case Count at 26,964 in the past day, 3.2% higher than yesterday - 383 deaths also reported in the past day

 

Details: https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/coronavirus-26-964-fresh-covid-19-cases-in-india-3-2-higher-than-yesterday-2549176#pfrom=home-coronavirus_coronavirus-topscroll_live


India News Update

 

On UK Row Over Covishield, Government Warns Of "Reciprocal Measures" - UK Covid travel policy: The UK has said it is engaging with India to resolve the matter of Covishield not being recognised as a legitimate vaccine.

 

Details: https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/uk-not-recognising-covishield-discriminatory-within-right-to-take-reciprocal-measures-if-no-resolution-says-government-2548377




Headlines 21.09.2021

Germany and EU News


Germany News Update

 

Nationwide Incidence Rate decreases slightly, now at 68.5 - RKI registers 4,664 new cases and 81 deaths in the past day - City circle of Bremerhaven reports incidence rate at 218.4 (highest in Germany)  - Frankfurt reports incidence rate at 107.7 

 

Details: https://www.faz.net/aktuell/gesellschaft/gesundheit/coronavirus/rki-zahlen-inzidenz-sinkt-weiter-auf-68-5-17547126.html


Germany News Update

 

Travel to USA from Europe - possible for Vaccinated people from November onwards: The US wants to lift its entry ban for Europeans in November for vaccinated people. But how exactly this will work and what evidence must be required to be presented, is still unclear.

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/amerika/usa-einreisesperre-corona-lockerung-103.html


International News


India News Update

 

India's Daily new COVID-19 case Count at 26,115 in the past day, 13.6% lower than yesterday - 252 deaths also reported in the past day

 

Details: https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/26-115-fresh-covid-19-cases-in-india-13-6-lower-than-yesterday-2547961#pfrom=home-coronavirus_coronavirus-topscroll_live


Canada News Update

 

Trudeau's Liberals win Canada Elections: According to initial results, his liberals won the election - but it was initially unclear whether it would be enough for more than half of the seats.

 

Details: https://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/prognosen-trudeaus-liberale-gewinnen-kanada-wahl-17547134.html


Afghanistan News Update

 

Taliban leader Mullah Baradar held hostage, Haibatullah Akhundzada dead: says Report

 

Details: https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/taliban-leader-mullah-baradar-held-hostage-haibatullah-akhundzada-dead-report-101632195007476.html




Headlines 20.09.2021

Germany and EU News


Germany News Update

 

Nationwide Incidence Rate increased slightly, now at 71.0 - RKI registers 3,736 new cases and 13 deaths in the past day - City circle of Traunstein reports incidence rate at 218.0 (highest in Germany)  - Frankfurt reports incidence rate at 105.6 

 

Details: https://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/inland/spahn-erwartet-impfstoff-zulassung-fuer-kinder-unter-12-17545535.html


Germany News Update

 

Last TV Triell between Chancellor Candidates - Less new content: Olaf Scholz is the winner of the triell as per experts

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/btw21/triell-kanzlerkandidaten-111.html


Spain News Update

 

Volcanic Eruption on Spanish Canary Islands - Thousands brought to safety on La Palma : Glowing magma and ash in the air, lava flows from crevices: For the first time in 50 years, a volcano has erupted on the Canary Island of La Palma.

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/la-palma-105.html


International News


India News Update

 

India's Daily new COVID-19 case Count at 30,256 in the past day, 1.6% lower than yesterday - 295 deaths also reported in the past day

 

Details: https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/coronavirus-30-256-fresh-covid-19-cases-in-india-1-6-lower-than-yesterday-2546750#pfrom=home-coronavirus_coronavirus-topscroll_live


India News Update

 

Charanjit Channi's Oath As Chief Minister Today, Rahul Gandhi To Attend: Charanjit Singh Channi will be sworn in as Punjab's new Chief Minister today after Amarinder Singh's weekend resignation just months before polls in the state

 

Details: https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/rahul-gandhi-to-attend-charanjit-singh-channis-oath-as-punjab-chief-minister-today-2546735#pfrom=home-ndtv_topscroll




Headlines 19.09.2021

Germany and EU News


Germany News Update

 

Nationwide Incidence Rate decreases further, now at 70.5 - RKI registers 7,337 new cases and 38 deaths in the past day - City circle of Traunstein reports incidence rate at 216.9 (highest in Germany)  - Frankfurt reports incidence rate at 101.4 - Latest value of Nationwide Hospitalization rate reported by RKI at 1.89

 

Details: https://www.faz.net/aktuell/gesellschaft/gesundheit/coronavirus/rki-corona-inzidenz-sinkt-den-sechsten-tag-in-folge-17544122.html


Germany News Update

 

SPD's Chancelor Candidate for the first time states the increase percentage in the top Tax rate, to be increaced by 3 points to 45 percent

 

Details: https://www.welt.de/politik/bundestagswahl/article233883000/SPD-Kanzlerkandidat-Olaf-Scholz-nennt-geplanten-Spitzensteuersatz.html


Germany News Update

 

India, Cyprus and all of Portugal no longer corona high-risk areas : The federal government has removed Cyprus, Portugal, as well as the Irish "West" region, Brazil, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and some African countries from the list of High Risk areas. On the other hand, Armenia, Moldova, Venezuela, Guyana, Belize, Barbados and Antigua and Barbuda were newly included.

 

Details: https://www.deutschlandfunk.de/covid-19-zypern-und-ganz-portugal-keine-corona.1939.de.html?drn:news_id=1302974


International News


India News Update

 

India's Daily new COVID-19 case Count at 30,773 in the past day, 13.7% lower than yesterday - 309 deaths also reported in the past day

 

Details: https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/coronavirus-30-773-fresh-coronavirus-cases-in-india-13-7-lower-than-yesterday-2545911#pfrom=home-coronavirus_coronavirus-topscroll_live


India News Update

 

Punjab CM Amrinder Singh resigns - Successor May Be Announced Today Amid Flurry Of Meetings : 

Sources told NDTV that over 50 of the Congress' 80 MLAs wrote to interim chief Sonia Gandhi demanding that Amarinder Singh be replaced as Punjab Chief Minister

 

Details: https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/punjab-congress-crisis-amarinder-singh-successor-may-be-announced-today-amid-flurry-of-meetings-2545981#pfrom=home-ndtv_topscroll




Headlines 18.09.2021

Germany and EU News


Germany News Update

 

Nationwide Incidence Rate decreases further, now at 72.0 - RKI registers 8,901 new cases and 63 deaths in the past day - City circle of Traunstein reports incidence rate at 221.4 (highest in Germany)  - Frankfurt reports incidence rate at 110.2 - Latest value of Nationwide Hospitalization rate reported by RKI now at 1.89

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/newsticker/liveblog-coronavirus-samstag-287.html


Germany News Update

 

Brigadier General Arlt awarded by Federal President for Afghanistan Evacuation mission : The Bundeswehr flew thousands of people from Kabul after the Taliban seizure of power - a dangerous mission under the leadership of Brigadier General Arlt. He has now received the Federal Cross of Merit.

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/arlt-bundesverdienstkreuz-afghanistan-101.html


International News



USA News Update

 

After Drone attack in Kabul, Pentagon admist killing civilians - The US Department of Defense has admitted that it accidentally killed innocents in an air strike in the Afghan capital in late August. The US had previously stated that they were IS fighters. 

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/asien/usa-kabul-drohnenangriff-zivilisten-101.html


USA News Update

 

Recommendation from US Experts: Booster vaccinations only from 65 years of age - A panel of experts from the US FDA has spoken out against booster vaccinations for most people. However, this would make sense for seniors over 65 and members of risk groups.

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/amerika/fda-booster-impfungen-usa-103.html