No proposal to recognise Bitcoin as currency in the country, says Ministry of Finance
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The government of India does not collect data on Bitcoin transactions. No proposal to recognise Bitcoin as a currency in the country, says the Ministry of Finance in a written reply in Lok Sabha.

19 people including 7 police personnel test positive for Covid-19 in Haridwar

A total of 19 people from different govt departments including 7 police personnel have been found Covid-19 positive so far, who were on duty during President’s visit in Haridwar in Rishikesh, said Ashok Kumar, Uttarakhand DGP.

Japan bans entry of foreign visitors as Omicron spreads

Japan announced Monday it will suspend entry of all foreign visitors from around the world as a new coronavirus variant spreads. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said the measure will take effect Tuesday. The decision means Japan will restore border controls that it eased earlier this month for short-term business visitors, foreign students and workers. Over the weekend, Japan tightened entry restrictions for people arriving from South Africa and eight other countries, requiring them to undergo a 10-day quarantine period at government-designated facilities.

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