CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB) and SpiceHealth launched genome sequencing lab at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport on January 14. It has been launched to identify and contain the new mutant variant of COVID-19. The number of persons found infected with the mutant UK strain of COVID-19 rose to 109.
The first consignment of 'Covaxin', the COVID-19 vaccine by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech arrived at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport on Jan 13. Three boxes of 'Covaxin' are also being taken to Kurukshetra in Haryana from Delhi airport. The COVID vaccination drive will start in India from Jan 16.
On January 12, the COVID-19 vaccine 'Covishield' arrived to Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport. It was dispatched by Pune's Serum Institute of India today. CEO of Delhi International Airport (DIAL), Videh Kumar Jaipuriar said, "Temperature-controlled facility, ranging from -20 degrees Celsius to +25 degrees Celsius, at our two Cargo terminals can efficiently and safely handle COVID-19 vaccines. Both terminals can handle around 5.7 million vials in a day." The first consignment of vaccine will also arrive to Gujarat's Ahmedabad. The Additional Director of Family Welfare Department of Gujarat, Dr Nilam Patel said, "2.76 lakh doses arriving here today will be given to Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Bhavnagar zones." The COVID-19 vaccination drive will start in India from Jan 16.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah met the injured police personnel at Sushruta Trauma Centre, Civil Lines in Delhi on January 28. He was accompanied by Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava. Home Minister Shah also visited Tirath Ram Shah Hospital and met injured police personnel. These police personnel were injured in the clashes that erupted during the farmers' tractor rally on January 26 (Republic Day). Around 390 personnel were injured after being attacked by protestors during the rally.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has decided to contest elections in 6 states -Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat- in the next 2 years, informed AAP convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at National Council meeting of AAP on January 28.
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on January 28 attended 23rd GoM meeting on COVID-19 in Delhi. In the meeting, Vardhan said, "70% of our COVID19 cases are in Maharashtra and Kerala. So far, 153 cases of UK variant have been detected in India."
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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Thomas Tuchel has pledged to conjure the “special energy” required to turnChelsea into serial silverware winners. The new Blues boss insisted he doesnot see many weaknesses in Chelsea’s ranks, having taken the Stamford Bridgehelm from the sacked Frank Lampard. German coach Tuchel oversaw his firstChelsea match as the Blues laboured to a frustrating goalless Premier Leaguedraw with Wolves in west London on Tuesday night.
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Demonstrators have secretly dug and occupied a 100ft tunnel near London’s Euston Station in protest against the HS2 high-speed rail development.
The HS2 Rebellion group has been camping for weeks in Euston Square Gardens, a green space in front of the station.
Activists claim HS2 is “the most expensive, wasteful and destructive project in UK history”.
Bailiffs from the National Eviction Team have begun removing protesters from the camp today, with police also arresting five men and a woman at the site.
The HS2 project is set to link London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds.
Activists said they are prepared to occupy the tunnel “for as long as it takes to stop HS2”. Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Protesters have been evicted from a central London park after they dug tunnelsand set up a makeshift camp in opposition to the HS2 rail development. HS2Rebellion, an alliance of groups and individuals campaigning against theplanned high-speed railway, claim Euston Square Gardens, a green space outsideEuston station, will be built over with a temporary taxi rank before beingsold to developers.
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrived at Chennai International Airport on November 22, to leave for Delhi. He was on a two-day visit to the city. Home Minister inaugurated and laid foundation stone of..