The famous bhajan singer Narendra Chanchal passed away at age of 80 in Delhi on January 22. He was known for his religious songs and bhajans. Singer Daler Mehndi shared the news of his death on Twitter. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also tweeted to express grief over death of the iconic singer.
Congress lashed out at the Modi government and sought a probe by a Joint Parliamentary Committee into the leaked WhatsApp chats of journalist Arnab Goswami. Congress leader KC Venugopal said that it is evident that some from the highest echelons of the government were involved in leaking sensitive military information to a journalist. The Congress leader added that the breach of secrecy concerning vital military operations was shameful and questioned the Modi government’s silence over the issue. He said that the Congress would hold the Modi government accountable and demanded punishment for the guilty. Watch the full video for all the details.
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NITI Aayog Member (Health) Dr VK Paul on January 19 requested doctors and nurses to accept the COVID-19 vaccines with folded hands. VK Paul said, "The concerns about adverse effects and serious problems, as of now, seem to be insignificant and the data show that we are in a comfortable situation and we would like to reassure you that these two COVID-19 vaccines are safe." He further said, "We are not fulfilling our societal responsibility if a vaccine assigned to you is not being taken. The whole world is clamouring for the vaccine. I request the doctors and nurses to accept the vaccine."
NITI Aayog Member (Health) Dr VK Paul on January 19 informed that a nasal vaccine candidate has been identified against COVID-19 that could be a game-changer, if it works. He said, "A nasal vaccine candidate has been identified. It has come for consideration for phase 1 and phase 2 trials. It looks as an exciting development. If it works then it could be a game-changer. We look forward to this development."
Urging the people to have faith in India's researchers, scientists, regulatory authorities, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Dr Randeep Singh Guleria on Saturday reassured the nation that Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN vaccine is safe. Dr Guleria along with NITI Aayog member VK Paul were administered the COVID-19 vaccine shot at AIIMS Delhi on the inaugural day of the nationwide roll-out of vaccination on Saturday. Talking about the experience, he said, "I am humbled to get vaccinated in the first slot and feel so proud. I hope more and more people come forward when it comes to getting vaccinated so that we can reduce mortality and prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection." Dr VK Paul said that the vaccine is safe and people should trust the scientific process. Watch the full video for more 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.
For Sari Rosenberg, a New York City teacher, receiving the first dose of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine left her “emotional, relieved and excited,” and one step closer to seeing her students again. This report produced by Emma Jehle.
NITI Aayog Member (Health) Dr VK Paul said that phase 3 trial of Pfizer, Moderna is still going on but the benefits are overwhelming compared to risk. "World has decided to move forward, take benefit and ensure what's needed in this stage," he said. "Safety proven without doubt on thousands and thousands of individuals. We should respect the scientific processes that unfolded in extremely different, difficult and unusual circumstances. Today, 2 great vaccines are available. Whatever vaccine you're allotted, please take it," he added.
Pfizer and BioNTech have agreed to supply their COVID-19 vaccine to the World Health Organization co-led COVAX vaccine access scheme, two sources familiar with the deal said, the latest in a series of shots to be included in the project aimed at lower-income countries. Gloria Tso reports.
The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech is likely to protect against a more infectious variant of the virus, which was discovered in Britain and has spread around the world, according to results of further lab tests released on Wednesday. Emer McCarthy reports.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held a virtual meeting with top officials to discuss the strategy to deliver a covid 19 vaccine whenever it is available to India's masses. Soon after the meet PM..