Four more vaccines on the way; netas mustn’t jump queue: PM
Monday, 11 January 2021 () Calling for efforts to ensure that politicians don’t jump the queue for the Covid-19 vaccine, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday cautioned chief ministers of states and administrators of Union Territories against a possible attempt by “mischievous elements” to sabotage the inoculation through rumour mongering and spreading misinformation.
CRPF Director General (DG) A P Maheshwari during the annual press conference on January 21 told that three local breeds of dogs will be inducted in the force in order to further strengthen the canine squads. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also mentioned about these local breeds in his address. CRPF DG said, "We have the dog breading and training school at Tharalu, so that is in terms of building canines squads. Recently, we have also inducted the local breed which had been located and also if you recall they were also mentioned by Prime Minister in his address, one is the Mudhol Hound, Mongrel and Kombai. They are local breeds and are also being inducted in the force as they have been found useful and are being trained well."
Union Health minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan reiterated the two vaccines which have been granted approval for use in India are safe and effective. He added that some people are playing politics over the issue resulting in vaccine hesitancy among a section of the people. Harsh Vardhan said that the vaccines will be the last nail in the coffin of Covid. He also said that mild fever, pain and swelling are common after vaccination and added that very few people have shown these side-effects too. Questions have been raised about the safety of Covaxin which has not yet published any data from phase three clinical trials. Additionally, the government has also said that people will not get to choose a vaccine in the first phase. Watch the full video for all the details.
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International organisations are calling any breaks between the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine doses not to be extended beyond 21 days. Both Pfizer and Moderna also do not support the delay strategy touted by UK authorities.
IPS Ranvir Singh Krishnia took charge as the Director-General of Police (DGP) of Puducherry. He succeeded Balaji Srivastava, who has been transferred to New Delhi after 1.5 years' long stint in the Union Territory. Krishnia called on Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi at her respective office. Krishnia belongs to 1989 batch of the Indian Police Service (IPS) in the AGMUT cadre. He had served in various capacities in different states. With a heavy heart, Lieutenant Governor Bedi bid adieu to Balaji Srivastava. During Srivastava's period Rowdyism and Land grabbing came under strict control in the Union Territory.
25-year-old and first girl from Srinagar, who is reviving the centuries old cultural and traditional folk art known as "Ladishah" in local language. Syed Areej Safvi writes and performs Ladishah, a form of satire in verse. Safvi makes commentaries on social and political conditions in the society. Syed Areej Safvi is preserving the art and trying to attract people to it. Ladishah is performed by men but now this girl is writing and performing the art, which makes her the first girl from Kashmir to perform the male dominated art. It is a type of folk ballad with humor forming an essential part of its presentation. In earlier days, Ladishah was performed in villages and towns to highlight the social issues. But due to the modernization, social media and other things have lost the glory of a number of cultural and traditional things and Ladishah is one of them. Areej also bagged an award at Khatoon-e-Kashmir award 2021 in the art, culture and entrepreneurship category. Youth of the Kashmir are excelling in every field and are making the Union Territory and the nation proud.
The first centre for gold assaying and hallmarking, Kashmir Hallmarking Centre was set up in the Kashmir Valley on January 10. The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), a national standards body of India, has recognised the KHC. The centre is intended for certifying gold and verifying its purity. First of its kind in Kashmir and fourth in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, has been funded under the Seed Capital Fund Scheme of the Jammu and Kashmir Government. The centre has been sponsored by the Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI). Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) of Jammu and Kashmir have recognised the centre for hallmarking. The centre will provide relief to both goldsmiths and customers. The customers will be able to buy original government-regulated gold from goldsmiths while the sale of the latter will increase. The purity of the precious metals will be properly ascertained and defaulting parties can then be penalised. The centre will also cater to the demands of the market. Hallmarking is a way by which the logo of the goldsmith is included on the product, helping to identify the source from where it was bought.