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.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar began using the Koo app on Friday. (PTI File Photo)

  • “I am now on #Koo also, the #MakeInIndia micro-blogging platform..." Javadekar tweeted
  • Koo app was launched 10 months ago and is witnesssing a massive surge in users since last week
  • The app has been endorsed by some union ministers and government departments

.Rajasthan, India
Morarka was a Union minister in the Chandra Shekhar government in 1990-91. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @DrRKSOfficial)

  • Former Rajasthan minister Rajkumar Sharma tweeted the news of Morarka's demise
  • Morarka was also a noted industrialist and was the chairman of Morarka Organic
  • He headed the Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) since 2012

.Panaji, Goa, India
Shripad Naik is the Union Minister of state for AYUSH (independent charge) and Defence. (Photo credit: Twitter/@shripadnaik)

  • Naik's wife Vijaya and an aide died in the road accident
  • Shripad Naik is being treated at the Goa Medical College Hospital, Pramod Sawant confirmed
  • "A team of doctors led by Dean of GMCH Dr Shivanand Bandekar is treating him," the CM said

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
The vaccination is very essential to ensure that the nation maintained overall immunity levels against polio virus, said Harsh Vardhan. (Photo Credit: PTI File Photo)

  • The World Health Organisation certified India as polio free in 2014, said Harsh Vardhan
  • According to WHO's website, only three countries have never stopped transmission of polio
  • They are Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
MJ Akbar made the submission before the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate. (Photo credit: Twitter/@mjakbar)

  • MJ Akbar had filed criminal defamation against journalist Priya Ramani
  • Ramani alleged sexual misconduct by Akbar in the #MeToo movement in 2018
  • He resigned as Union minister on October 17, 2018

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Union Minister Smriti Irani has now tested negative for COVID-19. (Photo Credit: Screenshot/Twitter/)

  • Irani had on October 28 announced that she had tested positive for COVID-19
  • "I have tested negative for COVID," she tweeted
  • Would like to extend my grateful thanks to everyone for their good wishes and prayers: Irani

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The Tricolor at Rashtrapati Bhavan flies at half-mast to condole the death of Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • Lok Janshakti Party leader Ram Vilas Paswan died at the age of 74 on Thursday
  • He had undergone a heart surgery at a hospital in Delhi on Sunday
  • Paswan was the Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister

.Patna, Bihar, India
Ram Vilas Paswan enjoyed good relations with the party ruling at the Centre. (Photo credit: PTI/File)

  • Ram Vilas Paswan, in his third term as an MP, Lok Sabha became Union Cabinet Minister, Labour and Welfare
  • Ram Vilas Paswan was elected as an MLA in 1969 at the age of 23
  • Paswan became an MP in 1977 by a record margin of 4,24,545 votes at that time