Congress leader Rahul Gandhi along with other leaders released a booklet over the three farm laws of Central Government at the party headquarters in Delhi on January 19. During the press conference, Rahul Gandhi said that there is a tragedy unfolding in the country as it is witnessing development of massive monopolies in this country. "There is tragedy unfolding today in country, government wants to ignore issue and misinform the country. I am not going to speak about farmers alone as it is only part of tragedy. It's important for youngsters. This is not about present but about your future. We are witnessing development of massive monopolies in this country," said Rahul Gandhi.
Home Minister Amit Shah on January 19 visited Delhi Police headquarters in Delhi. There he launched a mobile application. Shah also met the plasma donors, who donated their plasma after recovering from COVID-19 virus.
Officers of Delhi and Uttar Pradesh police arrived at the Singhu border to hold talks with the farmers protesting against the farm laws. Bhartiya Kisan Union's spokesperson Rakesh Tikait on the first meeting of the Supreme Court-formed committee said that they don't know and they are not going. He further said that the bill will go back the same route it came from. "We don't know, we're not going (to first meeting of SC-formed committee). Nobody from the agitation approached the court. Govt brought bill through Ordinance, it was tabled in the house. It'll go back the same route it came from," said Rakesh Tikait while speaking to ANI on January 19.
Once a child labour, Santosh, who is currently running his own NGO in Hyderabad, provides free primary education to the tribal children. People Helping Children was set up in 2019 and aims towards providing solution to the problems faced by the underprivileged children. Education and nutritious food are the two top priorities of the NGO. With branches in 6 states, NGO runs with the support of around 50 members and over 1000 volunteers. Founder of People Helping Children, Santosh said, "I lost my childhood, I worked as a child labourer, so I don't want anyone to lose their childhood, this is the main reason, why I started this NGO." The goal of this NGO is that every child gets primary education in the country.
Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy inaugurated vaccination drive at Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad on January 16. On the rumours around the efficacy of the vaccine, G Kishan Reddy said that medicines tested in other countries are considered good but when our scientists toil and develop made in India medicines, people view it like that. He further assured that vaccines have been approved only after testing."I request people to not say such things. Medicines tested in other countries are considered good but when our scientists toil and develop made in India medicines, people view it like that. I request not to discuss things like this. Vaccines have been approved only after testing. I say this confidently that the vaccines will benefit everyone," said MoS Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy.
The mega COVID-19 vaccination drive began in India on January 16. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the drive and around 100 healthcare workers will get vaccinated at each session site on the inaugural day. Manish Kumar, a sanitation worker, became the first person to receive COVID-19 vaccine jab at AIIMS. In the first phase of COVID-19 vaccination drive, healthcare workers will receive the vaccine. The beneficiaries reached to their respective health centres. Two COVID vaccines have been approved in India- Pune-based SII's 'Covishield' and Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech's 'Covaxin'.
India's first coronavirus vaccine shot was administered to Manish Kumar, a sanitation worker, at AIIMS in Delhi on January 16. While speaking to ANI, Kumar said, "The experienced was really good and I..