* Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla to review COVID-19 situation in Delhi. The meeting is going to be held amidst the rising cases of coronavirus in Delhi. The sudden spike in COVID-19 cases comes amid festivities and rising air pollution. While Durga Puja celebrations ended on October 25, the next major festivals are Diwali and Chhath in November.

* SC to hear waiver of interest on interest in loan moratorium case. The three-judge Bench of justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and M R Shah will hear pleas seeking waiver of accruing interest during the six-month loan moratorium period. The apex court had earlier asked the government to implement the decision to waive compound interest payment for small borrowers during the six-month moratorium period by November 2.

* Educational Institutions in Assam to reopen with strict Covid-19 guideline. Officials said the students of classes 6, 8 and 12 would attend school on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and the rest three days are reserved for class 7, 9 and 11.

* West Bengal govt and the Eastern Railway to hold a meeting to discuss resumption of suburban train service. The development comes a day after the state government wrote to the Eastern Railway (ER) seeking discussions for plying of a few pairs of suburban trains daily by observing the Covid-19 regulations.

* Gold smuggling case: Kerala HC to decide on Swapna Suresh's plea seeking statement copy. During the last hearing, the Customs had submitted that if the information revealed by accused Swapna Suresh was let out, then prominent political persons may try to escape and sought to dismiss the plea of Swapna Suresh.

* Germany to go into partial lockdown from today. In a televised address, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the new lockdown measures saying the Federal Government had come to an agreement with states to lock down the entire country from Monday for at least two weeks.