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Over 12.7L health workers vaccinated against COVID-19 so far: Centre
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 22 Jan 2021,Friday
The Union Health Ministry on Friday said that the cumulative number of healthcare workers vaccinated against coronavirus across the country has exceeded 12.7 lakh. Over 2.28 lakh beneficiaries were vaccinated on Friday, the Ministry said. As many as 267 cases of Adverse Effect After Vaccination (AEFI) were reported today till 6pm, it added.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 09:00 pm on 22 Jan
A 55-year-old health worker, who received a COVID-19 vaccine shot last week, died at her home in Haryana's Gurugram on Friday. Gurugram Chief Medical Officer Virender Yadav said that the deceased health worker's viscera have been sent for investigation and the report is awaited. "There is nothing yet to suggest any link (of the death) with the vaccination," said Yadav.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 09:40 pm on 22 Jan
New Congress President to be elected by June 2021: KC Venugopal
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 22 Jan 2021,Friday
The Congress Working Committee (CWC) has decided that there will be a new elected party president by June 2021, party leader KC Venugopal said after a CWC meeting on Friday. The party has not had a full-time president since Rahul Gandhi resigned from the post in 2019. Sonia Gandhi took over as interim Congress president after that.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 07:53 pm on 22 Jan
A 40-year-old wild elephant was killed after a staff member of a private resort in Tamil Nadu's Nilgiris district threw a burning tyre at it. The burning tyre got stuck on the elephant’s ear and forced it to run away. Forest rangers later found the elephant with severe burn injuries. Two people, including the resort's owner, have been detained.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:01 pm on 22 Jan
Six migrant workers from Assam have died in a forest in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills after falling into a 150-feet deep pit on Friday. The incident took place when illegal mining was taking place at the site, a state Minister said. Police is investigating the incident and will present its findings, he added.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 08:13 pm on 22 Jan
Speaking about the fire that broke out at Terminal 1 gate of coronavirus vaccine maker Serum Institute of India in Pune on Thursday, CEO Adar Poonawalla said, "The supply of COVID-19 vaccine won't be affected due to the fire." "No actual vaccine was being made at that facility. The extent of the damage is more than ₹1,000 crore," he added.
short by Daisy Mowke / 06:33 pm on 22 Jan
Centre has told farmers' representatives that the next round of talks will be held only if farmers are ready to accept its proposal of putting a stay on farm laws, BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait said on Friday. Centre said this during the eleventh round of talks on farm laws in Delhi. Centre had proposed an 18-month stay on farm laws.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 06:59 pm on 22 Jan
Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar On Friday said, "[Pune] administration should take initiative to inspire the healthcare workers to take COVID-19 vaccine as the rate of vaccination is low." He added, "If maximum people will take the vaccine soon, only then the pandemic will be effectively tackled." He said this after holding a review meeting of vaccination drive in Pune.
short by Tushar Swarup / 07:19 pm on 22 Jan
Will vaccinate around 3K-4K healthcare workers daily: BMC official
short by Sharangee Dutta / on 22 Jan 2021,Friday
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) aims to vaccinate nearly 3,000-4,000 healthcare workers daily, BMC Additional Commissioner (Western Suburbs) Suresh Kakani said. "Starting Friday, we'll continue to do so until we vaccinate all 1,30,000 identified healthcare workers for first phase," he added. BMC has allowed walk-in vaccination for these workers to boost turnout at vaccination centres.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 06:17 pm on 22 Jan
BJP only party where an ordinary person can become PM: JP Nadda
short by Sharangee Dutta / on 22 Jan 2021,Friday
BJP President JP Nadda on Friday said that unlike other political parties where "parivarvaad (dynastic politics)" exists, "It's in BJP that an ordinary person can become PM, Defence Minister or Home Minister". "We have neta (leader), niyat (intention), niti (policy), karyakarta (workers) and karyakram (programme). We have no reason to stop," he further said at an event in UP's Lucknow.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 06:14 pm on 22 Jan
Kin of farmers who died during protest will get govt job: Punjab CM
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 22 Jan 2021,Friday
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday announced that his government will provide government jobs to one family member of the farmers who died during protest at Delhi borders. Apart from the job, an additional compensation of ₹5 lakh will also be given to the families. "The [Centre] should have consulted the agrarian states...before passing the [farm] laws," he said.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 11:12 pm on 22 Jan
Unfortunate: CEC Sunil Arora on TMC's allegations against BSF
short by Tushar Swarup / on 22 Jan 2021,Friday
After TMC lodged a complaint, alleging Border Security Force (BSF) of threatening people in the border areas of West Bengal to vote for BJP, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said that the allegations are 'unfortunate'. "They're (BSF) one of the finest forces in the country. There is no point in castigating any force," Arora said.
short by Tushar Swarup / 09:00 pm on 22 Jan
Samples of dead cranes in Delhi zoo test -ve for bird flu: Officials
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 22 Jan 2021,Friday
Samples of 12 dead cranes in Delhi's National Zoological Park have tested negative for bird flu, authorities said on Friday. "Twelve samples were collected on Monday and sent to [ICAR-NIHSAD, Bhopal] for testing," director of the animal husbandry unit of the Delhi government said. Last week, samples from a dead owl had tested positive for avian influenza.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 08:32 pm on 22 Jan
The Centre has informed the Supreme Court that no extra attempt will be given to Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) aspirants, who could not appear for their last attempt in October 2020 due to COVID-19. Earlier, the Centre had said that the proposal to give an extra chance to civil service aspirants affected by COVID-19 was under active consideration.
short by Tushar Swarup / 07:15 pm on 22 Jan
Guj CM announces body cameras for policemen to monitor their conduct
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 22 Jan 2021,Friday
Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani on Friday said that police personnel above the rank of sub-inspector will be given body cameras. "Using these cameras...we can monitor the conduct of policemen towards public," Rupani said. He added that the cameras will be pinned on their uniforms and the live feed will be streamed to a control room.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 09:51 pm on 22 Jan
Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA), along with the traffic police, has started an awareness drive for commuters to reduce accidents on the Yamuna Expressway that starts from Greater Noida. "Violation of traffic rules...often leads to accidents affecting the lives of many," YEIDA CEO said. YEIDA had also organised an event for road safety at Jewar toll plaza.
short by Tushar Swarup / 08:04 pm on 22 Jan
Lalu Prasad tests negative for COVID-19; condition stable
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 22 Jan 2021,Friday
Authorities of the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) on Friday said that RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's health condition is stable. Yadav, who has been undergoing treatment at RIMS since December 2017, on Thursday complained of breathing difficulties. "COVID-19 has been ruled out with both antigen and RT-PCR tests being negative," RIMS Director Dr Kameshwar Prasad said.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 10:07 pm on 22 Jan
Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar visited Pune's Serum Institute of India (SII) campus on Thursday to inspect the building where a fire had broken out earlier in the day. "It'll be premature to speculate over the reason behind fire at this moment. We'll know about it...after an audit of the site," he said. Notably, five people died in the incident.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 06:42 pm on 22 Jan
All industries in Delhi likely to switch to PNG by Jan 31: DPCC
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 22 Jan 2021,Friday
All industries in Delhi are likely to switch to petroleum natural gas (PNG) by January 31, the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) said on Thursday. "At least 1,624 industrial units in Delhi have converted to PNG...out of 1,644 units using polluting fuels," an official said. Officials said the remaining units will be inspected in the coming weeks.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 06:49 pm on 22 Jan
Maharashtra Urban Development Minister Eknath Shinde has said that Mumbai Metro will get its first indigenously-manufactured driverless train on January 27. "This will be a driverless metro train, running automatically. But, in order not to panic or make passengers feel unsafe, for around six months initially, [it] will be operated by a motorman," Shinde added.
short by Tushar Swarup / 06:56 pm on 22 Jan
Delhi govt gives financial aid of ₹7.48 cr to 307 sportspersons
short by Tushar Swarup / on 22 Jan 2021,Friday
Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia on Thursday distributed cheques worth ₹7.48 crore among 307 sportspersons as financial assistance. "It is [Delhi] CM Arvind Kejriwal's dream that every student plays at least one sport and every talented sportsperson gets all kinds of assistance from the government to excel," Sisodia said. He added, "Sports play a crucial role in education."
short by Tushar Swarup / 06:16 pm on 22 Jan
60-yr-old Mumbai man cheated of ₹10.50L by man he met on WhatsApp
short by Sharangee Dutta / on 22 Jan 2021,Friday
A Mumbai man (60) was duped of ₹10.50 lakh by one 'D Newton', he met on WhatsApp and who said he'll come to Pune from US to visit his hospitalised mother. Later, a supposed customs officer asked complainant to pay penalties, among others, in Indian currency as Newton was detained at Delhi airport for carrying huge amounts of foreign currency.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 07:08 pm on 22 Jan
Expedite process of making flats for slum dwellers: Delhi CM to DUSIB
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 22 Jan 2021,Friday
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has directed Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) officials to expedite construction and allocation process of flats under Delhi government's in-situ rehabilitation policy for slum dwellers. "A total of 9,315 houses are in a ready-to-move condition for 14 identified slum clusters," the government said. Another 28,910 flats are being built for 73 slum clusters.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 07:42 pm on 22 Jan
Indian Railways finalises tender for 44 Vande Bharat train sets
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 22 Jan 2021,Friday
Indian Railways has finalised the tender for 44 rakes of Vande Bharat trains with 16 cars each, Railway Ministry said. A contract of ₹2,211 crore has been awarded to Medha Servo Drives Pvt Ltd. "The tender required minimum 75% local content requirement of the total value...This is expected to give a boost to the 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' mission," the Ministry said.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 09:22 pm on 22 Jan
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