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Nearly 1,200 Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rescue personnel have been deployed in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry and 800 others are on standby in view of cyclone Nivar, the "very severe cyclonic storm" which is expected to make landfall Wednesday evening.

The government on Tuesday blocked access to 43 more Chinese mobile apps, including Alibaba Workbench, AliExpress, Alipay Cashier, CamCard and WeDate, for being prejudicial to the sovereignty, integrity and defence of the nation.
 
Amid the rising cases of coronavirus, Prime Minister held two meetings today through video with eight Chief Ministers and Lieutenant Governors to discuss the coronavirus situation in the states and preparations for Covid-19 vaccine delivery. PM Modi held virtual meetings with the Chief Ministers of Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Chattisgarh, West Bengal and Kerala.
 
On international front, the US President-elect Joe Biden will announce the first of his Cabinet appointments today and is planning for a scaled-down inauguration due to the coronavirus pandemic

The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards will announce the nominees today.

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