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News in Short - 29-October-2021

Oman adds Covaxin to approved vaccine list

Date: 29 October 2021 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • In a relief for Indians travelling to Oman, the country has now included Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin in its list of approved Covid-19 vaccinations.
  • The government will allow all passengers from India who have received two doses of Covaxin at least 14 days before the estimated arrival date to travel to Oman without the need of quarantine.
  • Passengers who have received AstraZeneca or the Covishield vaccine were already permitted to travel to Oman without quarantine.

India successfully test fires Agni missile 5

Date: 29 October 2021 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • India successfully test-fired surface-to-surface ballistic missile Agni-5 that can strike targets at ranges up to 5,000 km with a very high degree of accuracy.
  • The test-firing was carried around 7:50 PM from APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha. The successful test of Agni-5 is in line with India’s stated policy to have credible minimum deterrence.
  • The successful test-firing of the missile came in the midst of a lingering border standoff with China in eastern Ladakh.

Hiroshima bombing survivor SunaoTsuboi passes away

Date: 29 October 2021 Tags: Obituaries
  • SunaoTsuboi, a survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bombing who made opposing nuclear weapons the message of his life, has died. He was 96.
  • Tsuboi was 20 years old when he miraculously survived the U.S. atomic bombing of his hometown on Aug. 6, 1945, in the closing days of World War II.
  • The world's first atomic bomb destroyed Hiroshima. Three days later, the U.S. forces dropped a second nuclear bomb, on Nagasaki.

Meghalaya to introduce bill to change matrilineal inheritance custom

Date: 29 October 2021 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • A district autonomous council in Meghalaya is attempting to modify a customary practice of inheritance of the Khasi tribe in which the youngest daughter of the family is bequeathed the full share of parental property.
  • The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), an autonomous body under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution, is scheduled to introduce the bill.
  • The bill has been named Khasi Hills Autonomous District Khasi Inheritance of Property Bill, 2021 for “equitable distribution” of parental property among siblings.
  • The Khasis are a matrilineal society and trace inheritance and descent through the mother’s clan.

Ronald Koeman removed as Barcelona coach

Date: 29 October 2021 Tags: Sports
  • Ronald Koeman has been sacked as coach of Barcelona after a 1-0 defeat by RayoVallecano. Barca have won only two of their last seven league games under Koeman.
  • A poor start to the season has raised the possibility of the team failing to qualify for next season's Champions League, which would have enormous consequences for the club's already dire financial situation.
  • Xavi Hernandez, who is currently in charge of Qatari club Al Sadd, is considered Koeman's most likely successor.
  • Barcelona B coach SergiBarjuan could take charge of the first team on an interim basis. River Plate coach Marcelo Gallardo and Ajax's Erik ten Hag have also been linked with Barcelona.