Morning Summary: February 10, 2022

A selection of stories to read before starting your day.

The high-stakes electoral battle in Uttar Pradesh will begin with voting on February 10 for 58 seats in the western belt of the state where the BJP’s dominance since 2014 faces the challenge of a resurgent SP-RLD alliance .

A three-judge bench of the Karnataka High Court will hear petitions challenging the ban on students wearing the hijab in colleges on Thursday.

Opposition members in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday slammed the government over the country’s high unemployment rate and said the 2022-23 Union budget had failed to address the concerns of the poor. They said the budget was only meant to benefit big business.

The government on Wednesday banned the import of drones with immediate effect, except for research and development, defense and security purposes.

Do not prescribe the death penalty considering only the horror of the crime, also consider factors that may help the prisoner save his life, the Supreme Court told judges nationwide in a verdict on Wednesday.

Data from the human trials of India’s first mRNA COVID-19 vaccine are expected to be presented to authorities for evaluation by the end of the month, and company officials aim to roll out the product before April, two scientists from high level related to the Department of Biotechnology told The Hindu.

Scientists in the UK say they have taken a new step in generating energy from nuclear fusion, or mimicking the way energy is produced in the Sun. Nuclear fusion power is one of mankind’s long-standing pursuits because it promises to be low carbon, safer than the way nuclear power is now produced and, with an efficiency that can technically exceed 100%.

Suryakumar Yadav conjured up an at-fault 64 run before Prasidh Krishna fired an impressive four-wicket run as India beat West Indies by 44 runs in the second ODI to take an unassailable 2-0 series lead of three games, here on Wednesday.

Over 16,000 people committed suicide due to bankruptcy or debt while 9,140 people ended their lives due to unemployment between 2018 and 2020, the Home Ministry informed the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

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