Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Tuesday said the COVID-19 vaccine may cost in the range of Rs 200 to 295 in India and two vaccines -- Covishield and Covaxin -- have received Emergency Use Authorisation (EAU) after going through established safety and immunogenicity in a well-prescribed...
The first batch of Covaxin landed at the Delhi airport from Hyderabad on January 13. The Covid-19 vaccine by Bharat Biotech was brought in by two flights. An Air India flight landed with 3 boxes while the Vistara flight reached Delhi with 4 boxes. The boxes have been shifted to temperature controlled facility at cargo terminals before being shipped out. Meanwhile, Mumbai received over 1.39 lakh doses of the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine, Covishield, from the Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) on January 13. The vaccine was brought to Mumbai from Pune in a vehicle of the BMC. The vaccine doses are being stored at a facility in F-South ward office situated in Parel. Madhya Pradesh also received a consignment of Covishield on Jan 13. The consignment arrived at Bhopal airport from Serum Institute of India. The Covid-19 vaccination drive will be implemented on Jan 16 across the nation. Watch the full video for details.
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The first consignment of Serum Institute of India's COVID19 vaccine 'Covishield' dispatched from Pune airport on Jan 12. The Air India, SpiceJet and IndiGo Airlines operated nine flights from Pune with 56.5 lakh doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Union Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri said, "Today, Air India, SpiceJet and IndiGo Airlines will operate 9 flights from Pune with 56.5 lakh doses to Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Shillong, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Bhubaneswar, Patna, Bengaluru, Lucknow and Chandigarh."
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri congratulated the women pilot and women cockpit crew which operated the inaugural flight between San Francisco and Bengaluru. "I was tracking the flight, they have made the country proud," said Puri. The successful flight which flew over the North Pole lasted for more than 17 hours. It was also the first-ever longest commercial flight in the world operated by all-women pilot. The crew consisted of Captain Zoya Agarwal, Captain Papagari Thanmai, Captain Akanksha Sonawane, and Captain Shivani Manhas.
An all-women cockpit crew scripted history after landing Air India's inaugural San Francisco-Bengaluru flight at Kempegowda International Airport. The crew flew the flight over the North Pole, taking the Atlantic route to reach the Karnataka capital at the other end of the world. This was Air India's longest direct route flight with an all-women pilot team. Flight AI176 departed from San Francisco in the USA at around 8.30 pm (local time) on Saturday and landed at the Kempegowda International Airport at around 3.45 am (local time) on Monday. “Today, we created world history by not only flying over the North Pole but also by having all women pilots who successfully did it. We are extremely happy and proud to be part of it,” said Captain Zoya Aggarwal. This was the first direct non-stop flight between the west coast of United States & southern India. Watch the full video for more.
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Delhi Police on Wednesday alleged that farmer leader made inflammatory speeches and were involved in the violence during the tractor parade by agitating farmers that left 394 of its personnel injured, as it warned that no culprit will be spared. Addressing a press conference here, Delhi Police Commissioner S N Srivastava said farmer unions did not follow conditions set for the rally that was supposed to be held from 12 PM to 5 PM with 5,000 tractors and accused them of betrayal. "Police had many options but remained calm. We dealt with the situation in a proper way that is why no one was killed due to police action during the tractor rally violence," Shrivastava told reporters. "We are using the facial recognition system and taking the help of CCTV and video footage to identify the accused. Strict action will be taken against those identified. No culprit will be spared," he said. Watch the full video for more details.
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Retired police officials and families of cops on January 27 held a protest outside Shahidi Park against the violence that took place during the tractor rally in the national capital. They demanded arrest of farmer leaders, who organised the massive rally. The peaceful tractor rally turned violent after protesters went off the routes in Delhi unlawfully on January 26. Farmers took out tractor rally against Centre's three farm laws on Republic Day.
Farmers held a protest at Ghazipur border on January 27 following Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan's national convenor Sardar VM Singh's announcement. VM Singh during a press conference announced that he has withdrawn from farmers' agitation following Republic Day's violence that happened during tractor rally in Delhi. Farmers' protest against farm laws entered 64th Day today.
While addressing at an event in Hyderabad on January 23, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said, "By freedom, Netaji didn't mean merely emancipation from political bondage, but also equal distribution of wealth, the abolition of caste barriers and social inequalities, destruction of communalism and religious intolerance." "You love and practice your religion but don't hate others," he added.
While addressing at an event in Hyderabad on January 23, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said, "Nationalism doesn't mean only saying 'Jai Hind' or singing 'Jana Gana Mana' or 'Vande Matram'. 'Jai Hind' means every Indian's 'Jai ho' which is possible when their needs are taken care of, they are fed properly, have clothing and don't face discrimination." "Nation doesn't mean geographical boundaries, everything in the nation, their welfare, is nationalism. Ours is a glorious civilization which embodies value of share and care. Our forefathers have given to us philosophy of 'world is one family'," he added.
Speaking to ANI in Hyderabad on January 23, the Health Medical and Family Welfare Minister of Telangana, Eatala Rajender spoke on COVID- 19 vaccination drive. Rajender said, "The COVID-19 vaccine is 99% safe and it is important to get vaccinated. I believe that everyone will come forward for it in coming days."
The Health and Family Welfare Minister of Tamil Nadu, Dr C Vijayabaskar took Bharat Biotech's Covaxin shot. He took the shot in Chennai on morning of January 22. Dr C Vijayabaskar requested all to get..