States impose night curfew, penalty to curb Covid spread
Wednesday, 25 November 2020 The fresh curbs come on a day when the Maharashtra government started implementing strict restrictions on people travelling from Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Goa by undertaking Covid tests of travellers.
With India vaccinating over 1.65 lakh people on Day 1 of the world's largest immunisation drive, doctors spoke on when the jabs would be available to the general public. Dr Atul Peters of Max hospital said that he wouldn't be surprised if vaccinations for general populace started in 2-3 months. Dr Suranjit Chatterjee of Apollo hospital disagreed, saying that it might take a few months before common people get access to vaccines. He added that other factors like role of the private sector would also play a role. Watch the full video for more.
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Home Minister Amit Shah on January 16 said that India, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, fought the most successful battle against COVID-19 in the world. "World has been fighting battle against COVID-19 for over a year. Several people died. It has been the toughest battle in humankind's history. But I'm happy to say that India fought the most successful battle against COVID, under PM Modi's leadership," HM Shah said while delivering his speech at the foundation stone laying ceremony of Rapid Action Force centre in Bhadravathi, Karnataka.
On Day 1 of India's Covid-19 vaccination, two doctors who took the shots shared their experience. Dr Atul Peters and Anil Dhar of Max hospital were given Bharat Biotech's Covaxin and SII-made Covishield jabs respectively. Both didn't experience any side-effects and said that doubts regarding the inoculants are unfounded. Dr Suranjit Chatterjee of Apollo hospital, who is set to receive a shot soon, also weighed in on the controversy regarding Covaxin and its third phase trials. Watch the full video for more.
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India's Covid-19 vaccination drive was launched by PM Modi on January 16, Saturday. Reactions from politicos across the country started pouring in soon after the launch. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that the vaccine will work as 'sanjeevani' in the fight against Covid-19. Union ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat praised the vaccine drive. Leaders of various states and UTs also hailed the Covid vaccination drive. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal urged people not to pay heed to rumours over vaccine. Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh and Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio expressed satisfaction and hope over the drive. Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray said it was a 'moment of hope and honour'. Bhutan PM Lotay Tshering also congratulated PM Modi and the people of the country for the 'landmark' launch.
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The 51st International Film Festival of India kicked off in Panaji on January 16. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar, and Chief Minister Pramod Sawant were present at the event. Actor Sudeep was also present during the opening ceremony as the Chief Guest.
Vice President (VP) M Venkaiah Naidu celebrated 'Bhogi' festival in Goa's Panaji on January 13. He celebrated the auspicious occasion with his family members at Raj Bhavan. 'Bhogi' marks the beginning of the four-day Pongal festival. It is celebrated by boycotting the old things for focusing on new beginnings.
Speaking on the health condition of Union Minister of State for AYUSH, Shripad Naik, who met with an accident on January 11, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on January 12, informed mediapersons that his condition is stable, and as per doctors, he doesn't seem to be in any danger as of now. He said, "I'd spoken to Goa CM after the accident, PM had spoken to him too. PM had then called me up and expressed his distress. He then asked me to come here (Goa), I was thinking the same. Shripad Naik, is stable, doctors say that he doesn't seem to be in any danger as of now." "Doctors have spoken to AIIMS Director (Delhi), a team will come here and consult with the doctors. If needed, he might be taken to Delhi for treatment. It depends on the doctors here," he added. On Jan 11, Naik was injured after his car met with an accident in Karnataka's Ankola town, unfortunately, Naik's wife died in the accident. Naik's personal assistant also died in the accident.
The COVID-19 vaccination drive began at Civil Hospital in Ahmedabad on January 16. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy CM Nitin Patel were present during the inaugural launch. Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha also reviewed COVID-19 vaccination drive in Jammu. The mega COVID-19 vaccination drive began in India today.
An FIR has registered against Prakash Jha directed 'Aashram' in Rajasthan's Jodhpur under SC/ST Act for allegedly promoting discrimination against Schedule Castes and Schedule Tribes. Station House Officer of Luni, Sitaram Pawar said, "The complainant DR Meghwa, in his complaint, said that in the first episode of the web series 'Aashram', the people of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe communities are insulted and the series promotes discrimination in society. We have registered the case under relevant sections of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, and further investigation is underway." 'Aashram' stars Bobby Deol, Darshan Kumar and Anupriya Goenka in pivotal roles.
With India's Covid immunisation drive launching on January 16, a sanitation worker became the first vaccine recipient at the country's premier AIIMS hospital in Delhi. Manish Kumar said that seeing other people have doubts about the inoculants, he approached his seniors to be the first one getting a jab. His mother, initially anxious over the decision, supported him later. Dr Harpreet Bains of Ludhiana's civil hospital also spoke about his experience after getting vaccinated. Watch the full video for more.
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People across the country celebrated the arrival of 2021 amid Covid-19 pandemic. People gathered in Kolkata's Park street area to greet and welcome the New Year. While, in the national capital people..
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