Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday visited Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Pune to review coronavirus vaccine development work there. The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said the day-long visit was aimed at getting a first-hand perspective of the preparations, challenges and roadmap in India's endeavour to vaccinate its citizens.
The large number of farmers, aggrieved over the three agriculture bills enacted by the government recently, reiterated that they would not accept the Delhi police's offer to hold their protest at the Sant Nirankari ground at Burari in north Delhi.
With 11,57,605 tests conducted in a span of 24 hours, India's cumulative tests have surged to 13.82 crore, while the number of tests per million population has crossed the 1-lakh mark and now stands at 1,00,159.7, the ministry said.
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday said the state has inputs of some unwanted elements raising pro-Khalistan slogans in the ongoing farmers' protests in and around the national capital. ..In videos they said 'jab Indira Gandhi ko ye kar sakte hain, to Modi ko kyu nahi kar sakte' (When it can be done to Indira Gandhi, why not Modi?), said the chief minister.
Addressing a press conference at the Delhi Congress office here, Congress Spokesperson Pawan Khera said, The Prime Minister should be holding meetings to strategise and decide on how will the vaccines be allocated, how will it work and who will get them first. Khera said that he should be focusing on such things rather than doing publicity all the time.
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa's political secretary and relative N R Santosh who was hospitalised following an alleged suicide attempt is 'stable and cheerful', and maybe discharged in a day or two, doctors treating him said on Saturday. According to sources, Santosh is said to have attempted suicide by consuming sleeping pills on Friday night.
Minister of State for Rural Development Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti was shifted to Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) from Lala Lajpat Rai's Neuro Science Centre Covid ICU ward hours after she tested positive for the coronavirus disease on late Friday night.
The idea behind the deployment of the MARCOS in Eastern Ladakh where Indian Air Force's Garud operatives and Indian Army's Para Special Forces is to enhance the integration of the three services and provide the naval commandos exposure to extreme cold weather conditions, government sources said.
OECD data reveals that there are around 120 million migrants living in OECD member countries. 30 to 35 per cent of these migrants are considered highly educated. For India, which topped the list as of 2015/16 with more than three million highly educated migrants in the OECD, the share of those considered of high education status was nearly 65 per cent.
PM Modi will be proceeding to Bharat Biotech's facility located at Genome valley, a life sciences cluster about 20 km from the AF base, officials said. Covid-19 vaccine, Covaxin, being developed byBharat Biotech in collaboration with Indian Council of Medical Research and National Institute of Virology is now undergoing phase-3 trials. The vaccine is being developed and will be manufactured at Bharat Biotech's BSL-3 (Bio-Safety Level 3) facility in Genome Valley in Hyderabad.
Twelve years after the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, the United States has announced a reward of up to USD 5 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction of Lashkar-e-Tayyiba member Sajid Mir for his
ole in the attacks in Mumbai in 2008.
PM Modi expressed condolence on the loss of lives and prayed for a quick recovery of the injured. An ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each would be given to the next of kin of the persons deceased and Rs. 50,000 each to the injured, from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund, the PMO added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday will embark on a three-city visit to personally review the vaccine development and manufacturing process. He will visit the Zydus Biotech Park in Ahmedabad, Bharat Biotech in Hyderabad and Serum Institute of India in Pune (Maharashtra), the Prime Minister's Office said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed here on Saturday as part of his three-city visit to ireview coronavirus vaccine development work at facilities there, an official said. From the airport, Modi proceeded to pharma major Zydus Cadila's plant near Ahmedabad to get information about its vaccine development, the official said.
Polling for the first phase of the first-ever elections to the District Development Councils (DDCs) in Jammu and Kashmir began on Saturday morning. Forty-three out of 280 constituencies in the Union Territory are going to polls in the first phase of DDC elections. The polling will end at 2 pm. Elections for the DDCs, which are being held in eight phases, will conclude on Dec 19.
Government data on the Centres flagship scheme PM-Kisan, as per a RTI reply, shows that almost one-fourth of beneficiaries among landholder farmers in the country are women with northeastern states and Kerala taking lead in bridging the gap of gender disparities. In the dominant agricultural state Punjab, women beneficiaries account for the lowest percentage at 0.003%.
The Supreme Court on Friday extended parole of AG Perarivalan, one of the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, by one more week to enable him to undergo medical treatment and asked Tamil Nadu government to provide police escort to him.
Expressing concern over a disturbing trend of the government not implementing directions of tribunals and thus undermining their independence, the Supreme Court on Friday directed the setting up of an independent National Tribunals Commission to supervise appointments and functioning of tribunals.
The Karnataka cabinet on Friday deferred a decision on recommending the inclusion of Veerashaiva-Lingayat community in the Centres list of Other Backward Classes (OBC) after BJPs not-so-subtle message that the issue should be discussed in the party fora first to study its feasibility.
Nearly one-fourth of beneficiaries under the PM Kisan scheme, launched last year and which was utilised during the lockdown to offer relief to agriculturists, are women, a surprising revelation that indicates that they are also land-holders as is required to receive benefits of the direct transfers from the central government.
A Lucknow bench of Allahabad high court has dismissed a PIL petition, requesting the court to direct the Uttar Pradesh government and its education authorities that Bhagavad Gita be taught as one of the subjects to students of all classes in the overall interest of society.