Credit: G20 In the final press conference of the virtual G20 summit hosted bySaudi Arabia, Mohammed Al-Jadaan the Minister for Finance said the leadersagreed to ensure the fair distribution of coronavirus vaccines worldwide, andsupport poorer countries whose economies have been badly affected by thecrisis.
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Climate change must be fought not in silos but in an integrated, comprehensive and holistic way, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at a G20 event on Sunday and asserted that the entire world can progress faster if there is greater support of technology and finance to developing nations. Addressing the G20 side event on 'Safeguarding the Planet', PM Modi said India is not only meeting its Paris Agreement targets, but also exceeding them. "Inspired by our traditional ethos of living in harmony with the environment, and the commitment of my government, India has adopted low-carbon and climate-resilient development practices," PM said. The entire world can progress faster if there is greater support of technology and finance to the developing world, PM Modi said. Watch the full video for more details.
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Relatives separated for years by a dispute between Qatar and four Arab states reunited as the first flight from Doha landed in Saudi Arabia after a U.S-backed deal opened up travel routes once more. Emily Wither reports.
Serum Institute of India, CEO Adar Poonawalla on supply of vaccines to other countries said that people are looking up to India because it has one of the biggest vaccines supply. Poonawalla said, "We have signed contracts with Africa, Saudi Arabia, Brazil and Bangladesh for the vaccine supply. All the countries are looking at India because India's vaccine supply is the biggest of all. Other production companies across the globe have low production capacity." The COVID vaccination drive will start in India from Jan 16.
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."