Politicians, including Sen. Patrick Leahy put out a stern statement based on the report that said, "State-sponsored Russian hacking is a serious threat, and the attempts to penetrate the electric grid through a Vermont utility are the latest example".
However, on Friday, the Reserve Bank of India announced that that it would continue to control how much money people can withdraw from ATMs and banks for now. Modi also said that in the next three months as many as three crore Kisan credit cards will be converted into RUPAY credit cards. Both 500 and 1,000 rupee notes will cease to be legal tenders after December 31, and Modi has scheduled a speech to the nation on that day.
British Olympic gold medal victor Mo Farah has been given a knighthood in the New Year's honours list Mr Farah, 33, described it as a dream come true. Another married sporting couple are getting honours: hockey players Kate Richardson-Walsh and Helen Richardson-Walsh have been recognised following Great Britain's first women's Olympic hockey gold medal in the summer.
Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. A high temperature in the low 40s is expected Wednesday , with partly sunny skies, winds from the south at between 5-15 miles per hour and gusts as high as 25 miles per hour, according to the weather service.
Meanwhile a multi-vehicle collision on the Bangor-bound A2 Sydenham Bypass close to City Airport is causing significant delays. Easyjet said the fog was also affecting airports in Amsterdam and Paris as well as southern England. The airline added: "This is due to clear early this afternoon". The Met Office said "freezing fog" had settled in patches of the country and poor visibility could persist into Friday afternoon.
Yet all is fine after a Buckingham Palace spokesman confirmed: " The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh continue to recover from their heavy colds". A fake BBC news account on Twitter sent people into a panic by announcing that the Queen had passed away.