The key facts behind the day's headlines on May 6 after US President Joe Biden’s administration threw its support behind efforts to waive intellectual property protections for Covid-19 vaccines in an effort to speed up the end of the pandemic.
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With India's healthcare system under unprecedented pressure, and an acute shortage of key supplies like medical oxygen and remdesivir drug costing lives, six friends in Rajasthan's Kota have started a creditable undertaking. Chandresh Gehija, Ravi Kumar, Ashish Rajawat, Bharat Samnani, Deepak Ambani, and Gauram Godyani have turned four cars into 'mini-hospitals' with oxygen supply and air conditioning facilities. Watch the full video for more.
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Singer Sonu Nigam inaugurated the blood donation camp organised by Ameet Satam's Adarsh Foundation at Bharatmata Hall, Vidyanidhi campus in Juhu. He donated blood and urged his fans to donate blood amid the second wave of COVID-19. The singer became the first blood donor of the two-day camp set up in Juhu and he also motivated the youth to donate blood before taking the vaccination. Sonu Nigam had tested COVID positive earlier.
Union External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar addressed ICWA-USI International Gallipoli virtual seminar. He said, "It's worth recalling that Indian soldiers during World War were motivated neither by conquests nor requisition. Their driving force was military ethics, honour and dignity of a professional soldier. This shaped their self-perception and behaviour abroad, building an image of discipline and responsibilities, standards with which Indian military is associated at home and abroad. It's particularly relevant to an India that's now poised to enter a different phase of its evolution." He further said, "The exemplary demeanour of Indian soldiers in World War I, on or off the battlefield, has set us on the long road to peacekeeping. With 50 Missions 253,000 soldiers, in addition to Police personnel, India has been the largest contributor to UN Peacekeeping."
Police personnel checked vehicles and IDs of people who are commuting in Delhi amid the 6-day lockdown imposed in the national capital in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. The lockdown will continue till 5 am of 26th April. On April 21, Delhi reported over 28,000 COVID cases, highest ever single-day spike.
An ambulance caught fire outside a welding shop at Kineshwar Chauraha in Lucknow city on April 12. The ambulance was at the welding shop for repair. Oxygen cylinder blasted at the welding shop leading to the ambulance catching fire. Fire Tenders and Police reached the spot, and flames were brought in control. There are reports of few people sustaining injuries. More details are awaited.
Counting of votes for three-tier Uttar Pradesh's Panchayat elections 2021 is underway. Counting agents and party supporters thronged the counting centres in large numbers and defied social distancing..