Slowly, but steadily, fear of the Covid vaccine is waning
Saturday, 23 January 2021 : The number of healthcare workers registering to take the vaccine showed a slow but inexorable rise on Saturday across Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar and Jharkand. In Tamil Nadu, however, the number of people being inoculated against Covid-19 fell.
CNN’s Dana Bash says that Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) is doing everything in his power to delay President Joe Biden’s Covid-19 stimulus relief bill because Johnson believes that fighting Biden’s agenda will help get him reelected.
TV presenter Chris Kamara has urged people from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities to get the Covid-19 vaccine.The Sky Sports analyst said he was “feeling great” after getting his first jab and hoped it would accelerate a return to normal life.The 63-year-old said he understands why some people in minority communities may be reluctant to have the vaccination, and revealed that his Sierra Leone-born father was hesitant about needles.
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With the 2nd phase of vaccination being kicked off in India from March 1st, designated inoculation centres are brimming with people waiting to get the jab. We visited Max Smart Super Speciality Hospital in Saket to show you what to expect.
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The first ski mountaineering games for women was organised at Gulamarg. JandK offers perfect conditions for skiing. The game was organized for the promotion of adventure sports as well as adventure tourism. Adventure Tour Operators Association of Kashmir (ATOK) in collaboration with the Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council organized the sporting event. Adventure enthusiasts from Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand participated in the game.
Youth Congress' Delhi wing on March 2 staged protest outside Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas over the fuel price hike. The workers of Youth Congress demanded Centre Government to reduce the prices. Petrol price in Delhi stands at Rs 91.17 per litre while that of diesel is at Rs 81.47. In Mumbai, petrol currently costs Rs 97.57, while diesel is retailing at Rs 88.60. Recently, petrol price touched Rs 100 mark in some places of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on March 2 planted a sapling at Shymala Hills in Bhopal. With a view to conserve environment due to increasing climate change, CM Chouhan has pledged to plant a sapling daily, and also urged everyone to do the same for at least once a year.
Amid rising cases of COVID-19, Maharashtra School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad informed that board exams for classes 10th and 12th will be held as per the schedule. "Board examinations for classes 10th and 12th will be held as per the schedule declared. While the health of students is our primary concern, we also want to make sure that their academic year does not go to waste," said Gaikwad.
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on March 04 while addressing the media rejected the claims that police officers were involved in an incident that took place in Jalgaon where women residing in a hostel were allegedly made to strip while dancing."A 6-member committee formed to probe the Jalgaon matter has submitted its report. The report states that no such incident took place. Only an entertainment program was organised there by the hostel inmates," said Anil Deshmukh. He further claimed that the lady who had complained about the incident is mentally unstable.
India-China face-off at the border was raised in the Maharashtra Assembly. Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray mocked the Centre while speaking on farmers' protest. He said. “Water and power supply to protesting farmers were cut off. Nails have been put in the protesting farmers' path but central govt runs away when it sees china. If this kind of preparation is done at borders, there would be no infiltration.” Uddhav's predecessor, BJP's Devendra Fadnavis, called it insult of army. He said, “It is an insult to our soldiers. Our soldiers faced the Chinese at -30°C temperature. Maharashtra CM insulted the sacrifice, bravery of soldiers. I condemn this remark.” Watch the full video for more.
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Three security personnel were killed and two injured in a Naxal-triggered IED blast. Incident took place in the forests of Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district on Thursday. Three men of the special unit of state police, Jharkhand Jaguars, were killed in blast. Blast occurred around 8:45 am in Hoyahatu village under Toklo police station area. A Jharkhand Jaguars jawan and a CRPF personnel from its 197th battalion were also injured. The joint team of Jharkhand Jaguars and CRPF was out for an anti-Maoist operation.
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At least three jawans of Jharkhand Jaguar unit have lost their lives in an IED blast planted by Naxals in Chaibasa's Jharjhara area. Search operation is underway. "3 jawans of the Jharkhand Jaguar unit have lost their lives, 2 injured in IED blast planted by naxals. A joint team of CRPF and Jharkhand Jaguar are conducting a search operation," said Jharkhand DGP Niraj Sinha.
A final year MBBS student who was reportedly vaccinated in 1st week of February, died on March 1. Speaking on it, "Death of a doctor is saddening. The government is putting in all efforts (to contain spread). Some more doctors have reportedly tested COVID positive after his death."
Three goons robbed a jewellery shop, stealing jewellery worth approximately Rs 20 lakh, from a shop on gunpoint in Bihar's Patna on March 02. The incident occurred in Kankarbagh area of Patna at Jyoti Alankar Jewellers Shop. Police is examining the CCTV footage to nab the 3 accused. The miscreants carried revolvers while looting the jewellery shop.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav called on the Bengal Chief Minister at her office in Kolkata and the two reportedly discussed seat-sharing; Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar declared that the entire state of Bihar will be vaccinated against Coronavirus at no cost; Prashant Kishor has signed on as "principal advisor" to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh ahead of Punjab Assembly election. All this and more news at 9 PM.
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Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) has allotted six seats to its ally Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) to contest in upcoming assembly elections. Thirumavalavan said, "It is important to go along with Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) in this assembly polls as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) are targeting Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in the absence of Kalaignar and Jayalalithaa. We won't allow them to come to power and develop here. We shouldn't break DMK led alliance." "We have signed for 6 seats with DMK today," VCK chief added. Tamil Nadu will go to polls on April 6.
White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci says the rate of vaccinations against COVID-19 should speed up soon. Business Insider reports Fauci told ABC News' Martha Raddatz on Sunday..
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