Fewer than half of the nearly 38 million vaccine doses shipped to date by the federal government have actually made it into the arms of Americans, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Thursday.
In the first edition of The Interview, Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri speaks to Kumkum Chadha on a host of issues, ranging from the Covid-19 pandemic, to the Central Vista project. Puri, who holds the Housing & Urban Affairs, and Civil Aviation portfolios, rejected the controversy surrounding privatisation of airports and Adani Group's bids. He also defended the government's decision to export Covid-19 vaccines. Watch the full interview for more.
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Annual Flower Show-2021 began in Odisha's Bhubaneswar. It is organised with a theme based on COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination drive. The flower show attracted large numbers of nature lovers in the city. The 2-day flower show promises to be a visual treat for visitors. Annual Flower Show is taking place at Ekamra Kanan Botanical Gardens in Bhubaneswar. This show was organised by Regional Plant Resource Centre in collaboration with Plant Lovers Association.
Moderate fog engulfed the national capital on the morning of January 24. Bitter cold conditions prevail in parts of north India. Minimum temperature of 4 degrees Celsius is expected in the upcoming week in Delhi. According to the India Meteorological Department, cold wave to severe cold wave is predicted in isolated pockets of Delhi for next 2-3 days. Northern Indian states including the Himalayas can likely to witness rain, thunderstorm and snow during the next few days. IMD's regional Met centre in New Delhi has issued orange alerts over Uttar Pradesh for Jan 24 and across Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, and Delhi for Jan 24 and 25.
Ailing Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Lalu Prasad Yadav was airlifted to Delhi from Jharkhand's Ranchi. He was brought in the national capital's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on January 23. Lalu Yadav was referred from Ranchi's Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) on the advice of state medical board.
While speaking to ANI in the national capital on January 23, leader of Bangladesh Contingent that will take part in Republic Day parade on Delhi's Rajpath, Colonel Mohd Mohtashim Hyder Chowdhury said, "We are following all COVID-19 protocols. Thank you very much for inviting us on this occasion, we are very much delighted." "Total of 113 members will take part who will be led by two Lieutenant Colonels, one of them will lead marching and the other will lead band contingent," he added.
Terrorists hurled grenade at security forces at Tral bus stand in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama on January 2. Seven civilians suffered minor injuries during in the incident Injured were rushed to hospital. Further details awaited.
Chilai Kalan music festival was organised by the Indian Army at the Batpora Sports Stadium in the Shopian district of South Kashmir. Aim of the music festival was to promote Kashmiri culture, handicraft and cuisine.The event witnessed crowd turnout of over 3,000 locals from Pulwama, Budgam and Shopian. Several local artists charmed the audience with their melodious and energetic performances, which compelled the locals to get on their feet and dance.One of the visitors said, "Around 2,000 - 3,000 people have come here from all walks of life. Everyone is happy as a good relationship is being established with army personnel as Shopian already holds a bad reputation for having militancy issues. Therefore I think, the program was a good initiative." GOC Victor Force, Major General Rashim Bali said, "As you can see the audience turnout here, it straight away shows that there are no differences, which Pakistan constantly tries to create. If we keep on going like this than our expectations from 'peace' will be attained soon."
A specially-abled man has established a joinery unit in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. Arshid Ahmad Wani is sustaining his livelihood and also providing employment to around three to four people in his joinery unit. The administration helped him in getting loan and now he is sustaining his livelihood with ease. 34-year-old man is a resident of Malpora, Litter Village of Pulwama and is a carpenter by profession but a tragedy struck him in 2016 summer, when he was working on the rooftop of a cowshed and lost his balance after which he fell on the boulders resulting in the grievous injuries to his both legs. Speaking to ANI, Arshid said, "Administration helped me in getting a loan. Now, I am able to sustain my livelihood and also provide employment to three to four people."
Actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar joined Shiv Sena, in the presence of party president Uddhav Thackeray on December 01. Matondkar, who fought Lok Sabha elections from North Mumbai from Congress party lost to BJP's Gopal Shetty last year.
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