'Even small negligence can bring us grief': PM Modi urges people to follow Covid norms in festive season
Tuesday, 20 October 2020 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the lockdown may have ended but the coronavirus is still around and urged people not to lower their guard till country gets a vaccine. Addressing the nation, PM Modi said "We can't afford to be careless till we get final success in the fight against Coronavirus."
The Union government claimed that it never spoke of vaccinating the entire Indian population. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan made the comment while addressing a press briefing on the Covid-19 pandemic. Indian Council of Medical Research Director-General Balram Bhargava elaborated on the statement. He explained that if the government vaccinates a 'critical mass' of people, it may be able to break the chain of transmission. The government's clarification came days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited 3 Covid vaccine laboratories to take stock of the progress in clinical trials and production. Watch the full video for more.
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Border Security Force (BSF) celebrated its 56th Raising Day on Tuesday, December 1. Organised at Delhi's Chhawla Camp, event was attended by BSF DG Rakesh Asthana. Asthana paid tributes to BSF personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty. A parade by BSF personnel also took place during the event to mark the occasion. MoS Nityanand Rai, who was the chief guest of the event, felicitated the BSF personnel. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and wished all BSF personnel on the occasion. Home Minister Amit Shah also saluted brave personnel of the force for their national service. India's one of the paramilitary forces, BSF was constituted on December 1, 1965.
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The screenings for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) have dropped by over 40-45 per cent approximately since April, just around the time the COVID-19 pandemic hit India, as compared to previous years, said a senior doctor on Tuesday, the World AIDS Day. This can take a very costly collateral toll on India's fight against the COVID-19 and other infectious diseases as patients suffering from Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) already have compromised immunity, according to experts. India has the third-highest number of estimated people living with HIV in the world. The estimated number of people living with HIV AIDS in India was 2.08 million (20.9 lakh) in 2011, out of which an enormous 86 per cent was in 15-49 years age group.
Karnataka's Private Schools Association says that financial crunch has gripped schools, with some of them on the verge of shutting, due to non-payment of fee by parents. "There's no support from govt. Over 60% of parents with their children in budget schools have not paid fee. There are over 20,000 schools in the state and out of that around 18,000 are budget pvt schools that depend on monthly fee," said Association President Shashi Kumar. Schools remain closed in the school due to extant COVID situation.
Despite extant COVID crisis, some people have been defiant. COVID precautions still remain to be the best solution to avoid getting infected. Contributing his bit, a man hailing from West Bengal, is covering cities on foot to spread the vital information. Thakur Das Sasmal has covered 5500 km so far. "I started the trek from Kolkata on 25 August. My goal is to inform people about Corona, to convince them," he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi lashed out at the opposition over the farmer protests. While addressing a public meeting in his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi, PM Modi said that those people who cheated..
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Nation remembered Guru Nanak Dev on his 551st birth anniversary on November 30. Devotees offered prayers at Golden Temple in Amritsar following Covid-19 protocols. People along with their families lit..
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Serum Institute of India in Pune to review Covid-19 vaccine development. PM Modi was seen holding a meeting with officials at SII. PM Modi was on a three-city..
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