Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday. Shivraj Chouhan made the announcement in a series of tweets. "My dear countrymen, I had symptoms of Covid-19 and after the test my report has come back positive. I appeal to all my colleagues that...
The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has given approval to Serum Institute of India (SII), Pune, to conduct Phase II and III clinical trials of Oxford University. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a number of vaccines are now in phase-3 clinical trials. Meanwhile, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan on August 03 again tested positive for COVID-19 on the 10th day of his admission to hospital. Today, Andhra Pradesh reported 7,822 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the state 1,66,586. Uttar Pradesh reported 4,473 new COVID-19 cases and 50 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking active cases to 40,191 and death toll to 1,778. Tamil Nadu reported 5,609 new COVID-19 cases and 109 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking total cases to 2,63,222 including 2,02,283 discharges and 4,241 deaths.
While speaking to media in Bhopal on August 03, the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan spoke on construction of Ram Temple. He said, "I have a belief that with the construction of Ram Temple, Ram Rajya will come to the country under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership." "I appeal to all to light earthen lamps at their homes on the nights of August 4, 5 to express their happiness," MP CM added.
Hanuman Chalisa recital was organised at former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and Congress leader Kamal Nath's residence in Bhopal on August 04. It was organised ahead of Ram Temple foundation stone laying ceremony, which is scheduled on August 05. Kamal Nath said, "We are sending 11 silver bricks to Ayodhya from the people of Madhya Pradesh, they were bought with donations from Congress members. It's a historic day (tomorrow) for which entire country was waiting. Hanuman Chalisa recital was done for welfare of the state's people."
Former president of Bajrang Dal and former education minister of Madhya Pradesh, Jaybhan Singh Pawaiya reached at Chhoti Chhawni Mani Das Ram Temple in UP's Ayodhya on August 04. He carried a 'jal kalash' from Chambal and holy soil of Pitambara Sidha Peetha and handed it over to Mahant Nritya Gopal Das Ji Maharaj at Chhoti Chhawni Mani Das Ram Temple. The foundation stone laying ceremony of Ram Temple is scheduled to be held on August 05. Only 200 people will be allowed to present at the temple premises.
Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra reacted to Congress leader Digvijaya Singh's tweet where he gave the credit of Ram Mandir to Rajiv Gandhi. Narottam Mishra said, "Do they assume that Ram Bhakts are stupid? On one hand there is 'Sundar kand' and on the other hand Congress' 'Lanka kand'. Party whose president, Sonia ji has not said a word, how can that party take the credit of Ram Temple. One person is talking about delaying the date, another is talking about 'Sundar kand.' Ram Mandir was a part of BJP's agenda, we said that 'saugand ram ki khate hai, mandir wahi banayege' (we swear on Lord Rama, temple will be constructed there only)."
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Maryland-based biotechnology company, Novavax, said on Tuesday its experimental COVID-19 vaccine produced antibodies against the novel coronavirus and appears to be safe, according to an early-stage study. President of Research and Development, Dr. Gregory Glenn told Reuters the experimental vaccine “looked good in animals. Now it looks really good in people."
From another minister in the Narendra Modi cabinet testing positive for infection, to the progress report of India's indigenously-developed vaccine candidates - here are the top news updates on the Covid-19 pandemic. Union minister of petroleum and natural gas, and steel, Dharmendra Pradhan, tested positive days after Union Home minister Amit Shah confirmed his positive diagnosis. Meanwhile, other members of the Union cabinet, like Ravi Shankar Prasad and Babul Supriyo, are quarantining themselves as a precaution. On the medical front, India's two vaccine candidates have completed phase 1 of human clinical trials. The vaccines have been developed by Bharat Biotech, ICMR and Zydus Cadila. The Jammu and Kashmir administration has decided to allow all places of worship to reopen from August 16. Earlier, the authorities had decided to cancel the annual Amarnath Yatra due to the Covid pandemic. In economic news, the International Monetary Fund has said that Covid might exacerbate the narrowing of global current account imbalances which was happening due to trade slowdown in 2019. Watch the full video for the other updates on the spread of the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus.
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*Bhopal: *Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan inducted 28 new ministers on Thursday including 12 from Jyotiraditya Scindia's camp. Of the 22... Mid-Day Also reported by •IndiaTimes •Hindu •DNA