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Omicron variant of COVID-19 reportedly has 30+ mutations in spike protein region, may bypass vaccines: AIIMS Chief

The new Omicron variant of coronavirus has reportedly got over 30 mutations in the spike protein region giving it the potential to develop a immunoescape mechanism, and thus the efficacy of vaccines against it needs to be evaluated critically, AIIMS chief Dr Randeep Guelria has said. The presence of spike protein facilitates a virus' entry into the host cell and is responsible for making it transmissible and causing infection.

Sports

We are human! Stop abusing my wife: Marizanne Kapp on the online abuse faced by her partner after a dismal show in WBBL final

South African star Marizanne Kapp won the Women’s Big Bash League with her side Perth Scorchers after defeating Adelaide Strikers by 12 runs. Her partner Dane van Niekerk only scored six runs for Strikers. This pushed some of the insensible netizens to abuse her and the messages reached Kapp as well. Kapp posted a screenshot of the online abuse her wife faced after an indifferent inning in the final of WBBL.

Politics

PKR 40 Billion irregularities detected in PM Imran Khan's COVID-19 package

After International Monetary Fund (IMF) pressured the Imran Khan government to disclose expenditures on the Covid-19 relief package, Pakistani rupees (PKR) 40 billion irregularities have been unveiled. According to Express Tribune, Pakistan on Friday gave in to the International Monetary Fund's pressure by releasing the audit report.

Technology

Twitter may launch ''Reactions'' feature soon

After unveiling several features this year, micro-blogging site Twitter is reportedly readying new features, including Reactions, Downvotes and Sorted Replies for iOS users. According to reverse engineer Nima Owji, the Reactions feature, which started being tested a couple of months ago, is set to launch soon, reports 9To5Mac.

Entertainment

Salman Khan requests fans not to 'waste' milk on 'Antim' posters, urges to help poor

Actor Salman Khan, on Sunday, shared a video on social media in which his fans can be seen pouring milk on 'Antim' posters and dancing to dhol beats. Along with it, he penned a note to ask his fans to not "waste" milk and further requested them to rather give the milk to underprivileged children who are unable to afford it.

Business

Zerodha CEO Nithin Kamath explains why company values itself at only $2 billion

Zerodha co-founder and CEO Nithin Kamath opened on why the company values itself at mere $2 billion at a time when smaller rivals are receiving better valuation than the brokerage. Zerodha is currently valued at $2 billion during its ESPO buyback. Taking it to Twitter, Kamath said that "the only reason why we do a valuation exercise at Zerodha every year is for our ESOP buyback.

Miscellaneous

ED summons Amazon, Future Group officials over 2019 deal

India`s economic crime-fighting agency summoned officials of Amazon.com Inc and its warring partner Future Group in a case related to alleged violation of foreign investment rules, according to sources with direct knowledge of the matter. Amazon received a summons issued by India`s Enforcement Directorate in connection with the Future Group, an Amazon spokesperson told Reuters on Sunday.